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Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 8

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 8

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It's never too late to celebrate the holidays for a crew of time-tossed heroes like the cadets of Power Rangers HyperForce. Twitch's tabletop RPG series based on the Power Rangers television franchise keeps on trucking as the team recovers in the aftermath of their encounter with the mechanized wasteland of Power Rangers RPM, a series of revelations having rocked the balance of the group. Clearly, the only antidote is Santa, as played by Zac Eubank of HyperRPG. https://youtu.be/Clkng4sMq-4 Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.   You might also like: KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 16: It’s Chess, Not Checkers ULTRAMAN GEED Ends as it Began: Confusingly Scholars Talking Toku: Interview with Tom Gill – Pt. 1
Scholars Talking Toku: Interview with Tom Gill – Pt. 2

Scholars Talking Toku: Interview with Tom Gill – Pt. 2

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Welcome to the second installment of a brand new series here on HJU, Scholars Talking Toku. My name is Justin Mullis. I’m a scholar working in the academic field of religious studies with a life long love of Japanese pop-culture. Earlier this year an essay I wrote, “Notes from the Land of Light: Observations on Religious Elements Seen in Ultraman” was published in the book Giant Creatures in Our World: Essays on Kaiju and American Popular Culture (2017, McFarland Press) edited by Camille D.G. Mustachio and Jason Barr. I recommend you pick it up! As a result of my work on this essay I came to realize that there were a number of scholars, like me, who were interested in the topic of Japanese superheroes, through separated both geographically and by areas of expertise. The goal of ...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 7

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 7

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Power Rangers HyperForce returns with another explosive special guest. The crew of Twitch's tabletop role-playing gamers have just landed in the dystopian future of the Power Rangers RPM television season, and one among them has been infected by the sinister Venjix virus. Before this adventure comes to a close, they come face-to-face with Mike Ginn himself, aka Ranger Operator Series Gold, one half of the twin super-duo of Gem and Gemma! https://youtu.be/Gz8uFEg0alQ Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.   You might also like: SPIDER-MAN Needs Megazord Power, Now! KAMEN RIDER BUILD: The Truth is Out in the Devilish Episode 15 Why POWER RANGERS Beats STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI in Audience Ratings
POWER RANGERS Alum Morphs into Oscar Isaac in STAR WARS Video: FINN & POE

POWER RANGERS Alum Morphs into Oscar Isaac in STAR WARS Video: FINN & POE

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Is this the closest we'll get to a lead actor from the Power Rangers television franchise featuring in Star Wars? If so, I'll take it! The Library Bards have been serenading Youtube with their nerd-centric music videos for the past few years, sending up a number of favorites in the world of geekdom. Now, they present to us their take on two characters in the recent smash hits Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The characters in question being that former Storm Trooper and the ace pilot who named him, Finn and Poe Dameron, played respectively by John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. But some among the Power Rangers fandom will get an extra treat, as the role of Poe is played here by Azim Rizk, who alternated between the Black and Green Ranger (there's a simple explanatio...
Why POWER RANGERS Beats STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI in Audience Ratings

Why POWER RANGERS Beats STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI in Audience Ratings

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Well, here's a fun bit of trivia for you. Power Rangers, the 2017 reimagining of the 90s TV phenomenon Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which hit theaters early this year, is currently enjoying a higher audience score with review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes than the new, highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Cause for celebration for those in some geek circles. Cause for alarm in others. And others still meet this "news" with an understandable shrug and scroll. Here's why I think this little factoid may be interesting. ComicBook.com noted that the latest entry in the beloved space fantasy is sitting pretty with an extremely encouraging 93% critics score, and an audience score that rests in the mid-to-upper 50s. Meanwhile, the Teenagers with Attitude have garnered a somewhat less mor...
POWER RANGERS: LEGACY WARS Game Scores $11M Investment

POWER RANGERS: LEGACY WARS Game Scores $11M Investment

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Power Rangers: Legacy Wars just got a Super Mega investment. The mobile game, based on the live-action television hero brand Power Rangers, sees characters both virtuous and villainous battle it out for supremacy across a grand canvas of recognizable environments upon which to wage their war of legacies. This week, the cinematic overlords who brought us the 2017 Power Rangers movie brought a bountiful gift to the game that ensures its continued success into the new year. The Hollywood Reporter brings us the story, as Lionsgate presides over a deal between March Capital Partners and Ridge Ventures. The two firms teamed up with the gamesters at nWay, providing an investment deal to the sweet tune of $11 million. The game developer continues to expand upon the strength of Legacy Wars, wh...
LUPINRANGER VS PATORANGER – The Next Generation of Super Sentai [UPDATED with First Picture]

LUPINRANGER VS PATORANGER – The Next Generation of Super Sentai [UPDATED with First Picture]

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Update: A new image has revealed the suits and weapons of the teams, found at the end of our original post below. It's a new day for fans of the long-running Super Sentai franchise, as word trickles slowly down the superpowered pike that those lovable, multi-colored hero teams are getting a makeover for their 42nd entry into the television saga. I thought the star-spanning quest of 2017's Uchuu Sentai Kyuranger was an interesting departure, with its enormous team of twelve protagonists fighting to save a future universe from an oppressive empire, but it seems Toei Company and TV Asahi are doubling down on that idea and giving us a story with not one, but two teams in a single series. Not only that, but these teams are being set against each other as enemies and rivals. The official ti...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 6

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 6

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The new heroes of Power Rangers HyperForce continue their trek through time and space, making a rough landing near the famed city of Corinth. It's episode six of HyperRPG's tabletop role-playing game series that sees its five players traversing the Power Rangers Universe on a new adventure, this time making a pit stop in the post-apocalyptic environs of Power Rangers RPM. And they have a lot of questions that need answering after the last leg of their voyage left their robot helper Alpha 55 damaged. https://youtu.be/LHIDc-kWYJI Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.   You might also like: KAMEN RIDER BUILD Episode 13: Cue The Record-Scratch POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID – Exhibit A in Why Everything POWER RANGERS is Good These Days b...
POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID – Exhibit A in Why Everything POWER RANGERS is Good These Days but the Show

POWER RANGERS: SHATTERED GRID – Exhibit A in Why Everything POWER RANGERS is Good These Days but the Show

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The Power Rangers brand is having something of a silent renaissance of late. While the television series has gone on for years, almost invisible to most adults yet never off the airwaves with new episodes for more than a single year since the franchise's start in the early 90s, the Rangers have branched out considerably to other entertainment mediums, often with strong results. The Teenagers With Attitude, and the many young adults that launched from their footsteps in the years after Angel Grove was a mere glimmer in their visors' display panel, dominated the attention of many curious watchers this year, whether it be on our phones with games like Power Rangers Legacy Wars, or on the big screen with the franchise's first feature-length movie in decades. There's also Power Rangers Hyp...
Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 5

Watch: POWER RANGERS HYPERFORCE Episode 5

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Power Rangers HyperForce keeps on trucking with the fifth episode in this Twitch tabletop role-playing game series based on the Power Rangers franchise. Their previous adventure saw the in-studio reappearance of Yellow Ranger Aisha Campbell, played by Karan Ashley of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Now, the time-tossed heroes of HyperForce may be in need of their mighty Megazord, after their run-in with Scorpina and pursuit of the malevolent monster-maker Finster. https://youtu.be/xc6vNkZyNjc Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.   You might also like: ULTRAMAN ORB: THE CHRONICLE – In Case You Missed Him ULTRAMAN: Time Is Running Out, But For What? Get Ript With These POWER RANGERS T-Shirts