... Okay, maybe that title was a little over-the-top, but I just couldn't help myself.
Part of me has dreaded tackling this review. As a longtime fan of the Power Rangers franchise, it's not always easy to bring tough criticism to this thing I've loved for years, a huge influence on my life and how I see the world. It's even worse knowing that a number of people may have hoped to hear something quite different from me on this subject, and would be waiting to get my take on such a momentous occasion as this, the 25th Anniversary special episode. Certainly, it'll be an unpopular opinion with some, a few of which I'd count as friends. It's worse even still when one takes into account my opinion of the current season, Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel.
The brutal truth is that I hesitate...
Even the brass tacks are at stake in this episode of Power Rangers HyperForce. Streaming monster Twitch rolls out more live roleplaying action with this story of new heroes banding together to stop a dark Alliance from wrecking havoc across the massive universe built up in the long-running Power Rangers television franchise, and this time, they have Cameron Jebo to watch their backs. As alien Silver Ranger Orion, he fought off an invading armada with his teen teammates on 2014's Power Rangers Super Megaforce. And I truly never thought I'd say this, but the best exploration of his character and his world can't be found in the show he debuted on - it's right here. Another feather in an increasingly frilly cap on HyperForce's head.
The hype for HyperForce cont...
There's a simple explanation for that.
The Time Force Silver Ranger is just one of many special appearances in recent episodes of Power Rangers HyperForce as the streamsters at Hyper RPG are in the midst of celebrating their second anniversary. The time-bending story continues to unfold for this new team of heroes in Twitch's live roleplaying game series as they encounter more familiar faces from the Power Rangers SPD season of the television franchise.
Thanks to Twitter's CeeVee for that hot artwork.
Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 6PM PT from HyperRPG.
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At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Henshin Justice Unlimited, along with MMPRToys, Jabonie Pictures, and Black Nerd Comedy, were invited to the Saban Media Suite to talk with Power Rangers actors, past and present. In attendance were the Super Megaforce Rangers, along with fan favorite Jason David Frank. Hit the jump to see the video! (more…)
Today, TV Guide released an exclusive first look at the Silver Super Megaforce Ranger, Orion, played by Cameron Jebo. Hit the jump to see a brand new trailer, and the first unmasked photo of Orion!
We finish up our Power Ranger interview marathon with the cast of Power Rangers Megaforce. I have got to say that these guys were freaking so much damn fun! They were so much damn fun, I have to apologize that we actually slipped off the rails and just started geeking out about stuff and chatting.
Keith "Justice" Hayward
Special Thanks to Michelle Black for her graphic work for the blog and mp3 graphic.
Special thanks to our Podcast DJ, Mike Dent of R5 Central.
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