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*gape* Did anyone else know that there's a Power Rangers on TV at seven in the morning?

Can anyone tell me why?! What is this, the sixty-seventh Power Rangers series? There are apparently four Power Rangers in this version. What do they do, flip a coin? Have a pseudo-plot grab-bag? Oh, and one of them is apparently evil. And now there's some little kid who is either an evil supervillain masquerading as a little kid or a really, really awful lipsynch, and in the case of this show both are equally likely.

They really, really need to let this thing die. o.O

Anyway, the real point of this post was this:
10,318 / 50,000

I mean, it's two and a half weeks in and I only just hit one-fifth, but that's a hell of a lot further than I got last year.

...I should be doing homework.


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Nov. 16th, 2004 11:45 pm (UTC)
you probably already know this...
Did you know? Each different Power Ranger series is actually in Japan a completely different TV show. It would be like taking "Futurama" to Japan, then renaming it "Simpsons: TNG" for the sake of familiarity.

I always like to think that the original japanese forms of the sentai shows that were reincarnated to new Power Ranger series are far superior to their American fascimiles.

Regardless of the fact that when I watched the original Japanese versions I could not make heads or tales of the dialogue... I mean it could be as inane as Power Rangers. Still, they are far superior imho. ... just 'cause.
Nov. 17th, 2004 12:01 am (UTC)
Re: you probably already know this...
I read somewhere that the original series just took the fight scenes from the Japanese version and then filled in the rest, supposedly at random from the Pseudo-Plot Grab-Bag. It came as very little surprise.

Though I have to admit that I never thought much more about it, beyond, occasionally, "ow, ow, the pain". ;)
Nov. 17th, 2004 01:16 pm (UTC)
Re: you probably already know this...
"the original series just took the fight scenes from the Japanese version and then filled in the rest"

Heh, well. If you ever have a chance to watch the first generation Power Rangers, it's quite obvious that they did this. First off, note how Rita's dialogue doesn't lip synch properly. She's Japanese after all. Then, note how the fighting scenes and the scenes at Rita's secret hideout run at a completely different frame rate (maybe) and on a completely different film stock (definately) than the scenes containing Tommy, Jason (?) and the rest of the american gang. This is because the Japanese series was filmed, and not shot on video tape. Third, if you have a keen eye (and I'm sure you do) you can see subtle differences in the Power Ranger's costumes during different scenes. In scenes taken from the Japanese series, the suits seem shinier for one. The Japanese helmets also do not have latches that stick out like a sore thumb on either side of the head.


Ever wonder how so much useless information is able to get crammed in our brains? We must have a pocket of subspace the size of a warehouse between our ears or something.
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