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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:56 pm

I suppose this thread could be just about PR, seeing it shares one thing in common w/TF's, that being the combining technology for Megazords & Gestalts. Did anyone happen to watch the Premiere of the newest series, Operation Overdrive (Adapted from the Japanese 30th Anniversary series Gougou Sentai Boukenger) It wasn't the best premiere I had seen in PR history, but it was better than others I've seen. I still don't think any series holds a candle to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (Zyuranger in Japan). Just post your thoughts if you're still into it....................
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Postby Powersurge » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:23 pm

Well its banned in NZ, so awhile ago i turned to Youtube to find PR episodes, but i found out bout Super Sentai and now I'm a Sentai convert!

I've seen only a few new Sentai series (Magiranger, Boukenger, Dekaranger, and I've started watching Abaranger).

I have watched a few of these Sentai's respective PR seasons, and i find the PR version not as good, mainly since they dim it down a shade for kids.
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Postby Predaprince » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:23 pm

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I agree with your statement of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; they never overplayed nor underplayed their premise and the value of all of the characters.

As far as Power Rangers shows go, if the series in question is good enough I will watch it right away, if not then I'll wait a bit until it is replayed in its own repeated time slot or on P. R. Generations.

As far as this new series goes, the "realism" of the interactions of the characters was well done and the overall concept works ok, but it seemed to miss something. It does appear to have good potential and I might give it a few more episodes before I give it an actual judgment.

One thing that I did and still does bug me is that the speed zord didn't belong to the yellow ranger yet she is the member of the team that originally was recruited for being a racecar driver.
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Postby GetterDragun » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:49 pm

I don't watch Power Rangers, but apparently I own a lot of mid 80s Power Ranger toys.
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Postby Insurgent » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:01 pm

I stopped watching PW after the Ninja series. Although I recently watched some classic clips on Youtube. I loved the original. I miss Alpha 5. Think I'll dig out the movie (on VHS no less! My how times change so quickly) and watch it at some point.
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Postby Cybertron Optimus » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:11 pm

Powersurge wrote:Well its banned in NZ, so awhile ago i turned to Youtube to find PR episodes, but i found out bout Super Sentai and now I'm a Sentai convert!

I've seen only a few new Sentai series (Magiranger, Boukenger, Dekaranger, and I've started watching Abaranger).

I have watched a few of these Sentai's respective PR seasons, and i find the PR version not as good, mainly since they dim it down a shade for kids.


WTF, its filmed in New Zealand.
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Postby Greed » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:36 pm

I watched Power Rangers up to the space rangers series then I lost interests when they were split into different continuities.

All I really remember was Tommy and the Dragon Zord were pwnage incarnate.
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Postby Ninja Sixshot » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:48 pm

i never really watched pr ever
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Postby Powersurge » Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:56 pm

Orihime Lover wrote:
Powersurge wrote:Well its banned in NZ, so awhile ago i turned to Youtube to find PR episodes, but i found out bout Super Sentai and now I'm a Sentai convert!

I've seen only a few new Sentai series (Magiranger, Boukenger, Dekaranger, and I've started watching Abaranger).

I have watched a few of these Sentai's respective PR seasons, and i find the PR version not as good, mainly since they dim it down a shade for kids.


WTF, its filmed in New Zealand.

Yeah thats the stupid thing, well that and Bettleborgs and Masked Rider were both aired here, they are about the same in the way of violence, not to mention we had DragonBall Z out here too!

Wikipedia wrote:In 1994, the New Zealand Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) upheld several complaints from members of the public about the level of violence in the show. The main concern of those complainants was that the show portrayed violence as the primary means of resolving conflict, and that this was influencing children to behave more violently more frequently. Television New Zealand cancelled the second season of the show immediately following the BSA decision. New Zealand is the only country in the world where this show has been prematurely withdrawn from public broadcast to date.
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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:28 pm

Greed wrote:I watched Power Rangers up to the space rangers series then I lost interests when they were split into different continuities.

All I really remember was Tommy and the Dragon Zord were pwnage incarnate.


Yup, the Dragonzord was quite awesome:

http://rangergallery.com/cpg143/display ... =175&pos=1

Who doesn't love a mechanical dragon that shoots missiles from it's fingertips? And I agree, after the In Soace season, I lost interest yet kept watching it. Most of the post MMPR era series were okay, but would never be the same as the first, the best, the original. I think the overdid it w/evil rangers, & put too much dependance on the zords, plus there were way too many zords. I liked it when there were usually 7 that formed the Ultrazord when needed & then annihilated the monster. I've also begun to watch Zyuranger on Youtube & it's not bad at all. Saw the season finale & thought it was pretty good. What's great about the Sentai is that it can be more violent & look more menacing. *cough* Lokar/Dai Satan *cough*
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Postby Powersurge » Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:30 pm

Right people, for those of you interested, the first ep of the new sentai called Gekiranger is up on youtube, subbed of course.

Lesson one part:-1, 2, 3.

And yeah i know its not Power Rangers, but its related!
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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:16 pm

It'll be next year's PR, seeing as how every Sentai series becomes PR in the states. Just wanting to know what they'll call it. Soemething w/cats in it............
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Postby DeathBlast » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:01 pm

Im going to take a guess and say it will be titled PR: crouching tiger, hidden dragon.
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Postby Powersurge » Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:05 pm

DeathBlast wrote:Im going to take a guess and say it will be titled PR: crouching tiger, hidden dragon.

Maybe, though there are no dragons so far :P
Who really cares what Gekiranger will be called when its turned into a PR season, lets just enjoy it for now.

By the way, Gekiranger Lesson 2 is up on Youtube!
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Postby Vampir » Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:26 am

From what I can remember I only saw
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Power Rangers: Zeo
Power Rangers: Turbo
Power Rangers: Time Force
Power Rangers: Ninja Storm
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Postby Exulted Unicron » Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:23 am

I did watch some of the PR shows, most noticeably MMPR, Turbo, Zeo, Lightspeed Rescue and SPD

I did read on the internet that since PR has always been made by Toei, some of the staff who worked on transformers, designed most of the zords. That would explain why some of the later Megazords and Zords resembled the likes of Trypticon, Predaking, the Dinobots and Defensor
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Exulted Unicron wrote:I did read on the internet that since PR has always been made by Toei, some of the staff who worked on transformers, designed most of the zords. That would explain why some of the later Megazords and Zords resembled the likes of Trypticon, Predaking, the Dinobots and Defensor


To clarify: Toei makes the Super Sentai shows Power Rangers is based on, Bandai Japan makes the toys. Companies do look at eachother from time to time though.
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Postby Duke of Luns » Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:25 am

Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:
Greed wrote:I watched Power Rangers up to the space rangers series then I lost interests when they were split into different continuities.

All I really remember was Tommy and the Dragon Zord were pwnage incarnate.


Yup, the Dragonzord was quite awesome:

http://rangergallery.com/cpg143/display ... =175&pos=1

Who doesn't love a mechanical dragon that shoots missiles from it's fingertips? And I agree, after the In Soace season, I lost interest yet kept watching it. Most of the post MMPR era series were okay, but would never be the same as the first, the best, the original. I think the overdid it w/evil rangers, & put too much dependance on the zords, plus there were way too many zords. I liked it when there were usually 7 that formed the Ultrazord when needed & then annihilated the monster. I've also begun to watch Zyuranger on Youtube & it's not bad at all. Saw the season finale & thought it was pretty good. What's great about the Sentai is that it can be more violent & look more menacing. *cough* Lokar/Dai Satan *cough*


Ah yes, the Dragonzord. Always wanted it when I was a kid, and I distinctly remember one time my parents said they would buy it for me, I looked around several different stores, and couldn't find it :( . Having resemblence to Mecha-Godzilla and green being my favorite color also contributed as to why it was one of my favorite Zords in the show.

I also lost interest around Power Rangers in Space. Think I saw the first couple episodes or so, and just kinda forgot about it. I would also have been about 12 or 13 when it came out, so that's probably also why I lost interest. I still have a nastalgia for the original series though, but I just can't get into the newer stuff.

Now the Japanese Sentai stuff might be something I'd get into, cause I feel that things are always better in there original format.
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Postby Unicron's_head » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:12 pm

I (for some reason) have seen every form of PR since MMPR except for PR: Mystic Force. The best is MMPR
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Postby Powersurge » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:40 pm

Kevimus H wrote:The episode of MMPR with the like frog thing that ate the rangers used to scare the bejesus out of me as a lad.

I cried when the Megazord got destroyed :roll:
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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:58 pm

Powersurge wrote:
Kevimus H wrote:The episode of MMPR with the like frog thing that ate the rangers used to scare the bejesus out of me as a lad.

I cried when the Megazord got destroyed :roll:


Which episode are we talking about here? Only the Thunder Megazord & the Tigerzord were destroyed. I can't think of what it was at the moment.................
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Postby Powersurge » Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:07 pm

Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:
Powersurge wrote:
Kevimus H wrote:The episode of MMPR with the like frog thing that ate the rangers used to scare the bejesus out of me as a lad.

I cried when the Megazord got destroyed :roll:


Which episode are we talking about here? Only the Thunder Megazord & the Tigerzord were destroyed. I can't think of what it was at the moment.................


Oh wait no, it was when the Megazord got turned into the Thunder Megazord that i cried, till i realized that the Thunder Megazord was better :?
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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:12 pm

Eh. I always loved the original Megazord, where the formation sequence was actually good, as were all Pre-CGI Megazord formations.
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Postby Roadbuster » Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:32 pm

Duke of Luns wrote:
Decepticlone Soundwave wrote:
Greed wrote:I watched Power Rangers up to the space rangers series then I lost interests when they were split into different continuities.

All I really remember was Tommy and the Dragon Zord were pwnage incarnate.


Yup, the Dragonzord was quite awesome:

http://rangergallery.com/cpg143/display ... =175&pos=1

Who doesn't love a mechanical dragon that shoots missiles from it's fingertips? And I agree, after the In Soace season, I lost interest yet kept watching it. Most of the post MMPR era series were okay, but would never be the same as the first, the best, the original. I think the overdid it w/evil rangers, & put too much dependance on the zords, plus there were way too many zords. I liked it when there were usually 7 that formed the Ultrazord when needed & then annihilated the monster. I've also begun to watch Zyuranger on Youtube & it's not bad at all. Saw the season finale & thought it was pretty good. What's great about the Sentai is that it can be more violent & look more menacing. *cough* Lokar/Dai Satan *cough*


Ah yes, the Dragonzord. Always wanted it when I was a kid, and I distinctly remember one time my parents said they would buy it for me, I looked around several different stores, and couldn't find it :( . Having resemblence to Mecha-Godzilla and green being my favorite color also contributed as to why it was one of my favorite Zords in the show.


*recalls being lucky to find a Dragonzord at a KB during season 3 and how was even luckier to get the original Megazord during year 1*

If it's any compensaiton dude, I never could get Titanus.

Anywho. I liked PR until the end of ZEO. The I lost interest. Right when Billy and Jason left for good. The team I liked best (the orignals) was completely gone. Yes Tommy was there but he wasn't of the original five. I recall the early years, trying to find all those toys and they didn't become commonplace until Christmas of 94 (when season 2 was airing).

I do miss those days but looking at them in PRG, it just doesn't feel the same anymore.
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