robofreak wrote:Back to samurai. I'm trying to watch it, but this series is just painful. Can they put whoever was in charge of writing RPM back in charge of Power Rangers?
Won't be happening. Saban himself cited the whole lack of humor, too much darkness issue of the past few seasons and said this one would be lighthearted, funnier and return to it's early childhood target roots.
RPM's a standalone piece of beauty that won't return anytime soon. It was groundbreaking and ahead of it's time. You can't replicate that. Especially with Saban at the helm.
robofreak wrote:I finally got to see RPM and it was probably the best PR series yet and did a great job of turning the Go-Onger footage into a dark storyline. Samurai just didn't live up to the awesome standard that RPM set.
I wholeheartedly agree. Samurai, if it continues providing an experience like Clash Of The Red Rangers did, could become my second favorite PR series. However, I'm sure it'll devolve back into camp n kitsch. The toys are at least a saving grace.
robofreak wrote:I'm with Shadowman on this. RPM was probably the only series since the Zordon era that I can say I really enjoyed.
Actually, RPM was so good, it ruined all other PR series for me. MMPR was groundbreaking, I can't deny that. The movie was good enough that I went to the theater for it. Nothing lived up to it, really. Lost interest during the beginning of Ninja... RPM...changed everything for me. The mecha was fantastic, the storyline blew me away and it was just a lot of fun. It wasn't stupid, yet easily accessible for kids.
It proved to me you could have depth, action and still entertain kids and adults. I personally don't think anything will live up to it in PR. Period.
robofreak wrote:I'm not happy about this 2 years behind thing with Sentai now. I've been looking forward to the US Gokaiger and I really hope they don't screw it up. I'm also hoping they allow the pre-MMPR stuff in and write them off as stuff along the lines of alternate Rangers.
I wonder what the parent companies have to say about Saban's plans? From what I was told (by different people) is Saban is contractually obligated to use each year's Sentai offerings. He must convert them over, he's not allowed to skip. iirc...Disney was held to the same standard. I'm not sure how they'll pull off Gokaiger, but from what I hear, there's enough original footage of the pirates, minus the past generations stuff, to make a unique standalone series. It'll be up to the writers to make it really work. Not a job I'd want.
robofreak wrote:Especially the whole aspect of Rangers keys and the fact that the additional Zords all span different series.
I really hope Saban doesn't screw this up.
It might be out of his hands, really. The Ranger keys probably won't happen because I have high doubts that BoA will put that kind of funding into it. I mean, they've stripped down the toys for Wild Force, RPM, MMPRv2 and now Samurai. After seeing all the keys, I sincerely doubt BoA will do it. Or, if they do, that'll be the bulk of the toyline and that'll just SUCK.
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