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What's Wrong with MMPR S2
What's Wrong with Power Rangers Season Two
I have to refer back to Linkara's review of Power Rangers Season 2. I felt he just sorta glossed over it and really didn't have a chance to point out all the plot points that I felt was just blatantly awkward for that season.
So, the first thing I want to cover is the usage of the Zyu2 footage. For some of you who don't know, the Zyu2 footage was in fact footage shot by Toei under the order and direction of Saban. Saban paid for this footage to be made since the original Zyuranger footage ran out after Doomsday. The idea was that Power Rangers was going to end then, but the success of the show told Saban to continue on. Toei was already in Dairanger production and of course Saban asked Toei to create some Zyu2 footage and monsters as well as have the suit actors for the Shugozo/Zords to reprise their roles. Toei agreed to do so and shot about 25 episodes worth of footage.
MMPR vs Dairanger
Mighty Morphin' vs. Gosei Sentai Dairanger
The very first sentai series I have ever watched in full Japanese is Gosei Sentai Dairanger, (for the reason of Daijinryuu) and of course, I saw the second season of Power Rangers before this. However, I have to say, when I saw Dairanger, I realized just how chopped up the second season really was. The first few parts in first season Power Rangers in some ways matched up with what was shown in the Zyuranger stock footage. At least when it comes to chronological terms. This is where I noticed there was a difference, not in theme of the show, but well, the episodes themselves. Two episodes of Dairanger sorta match with Mighty Morphin' but, these two episodes are a two parter where as the episode in Mighty Morphin' that matches with them is a single episode. Saban had to cut pretty much half of what was going on in order to fit it all in the story-line of their show.
MMPR vs Zyuranger
Revive, Zyushoken/Birds of a Feather
This is a comparative analysis between the episode "Revive, Zyushoken!" from Zyuranger, and Birds of a Feather from Power Rangers. I'll start lineally between the two episodes.
"Zyushoken" starts out at night where a guard to a building is making his nightly run. He is confronted by an enormous shadow looming over the building, and then looks to see Dragon Caesar walking down the dark street. Dragon Caesar goes to a hill near some power lines and swings his tail at it, knocking over the power lines, sending them crashing upon the hill. The Zyurangers, alerted to this, run to the scene and shout at Caesar, telling him to stop destroying the power lines. Caesar then swings his tail at them in his own way of telling them to back off. Then, it is discovered that there was a Dora monster hiding under the hill, a bird-lizard creature that is controlled by some sort of regenerating heart.
Blood BrothersBrookie always holds my hand when we cross the street. She's never given a reason for it, she just does it. It's become this unspoken rule with us that whenever we cross the street together, she slips her hand in mine and I lace my fingers through hers and we walk hand-in-hand until we reach the other side and she drops her hand and we both wipe our palms on our jeans. Brookie's a little scared of crossing the street. Her poppa died in a car crash when we were six. He was a pedestrian. She's never gotten over it.
Brookie is my best friend going on sixteen years now, which is pretty impressive considering we're both sixteen. We don't have some cute little story about how we were born in the same hospital on the same day or about how our mothers were best friends long before they were pregnant with us and somehow passed on that bond while we were still in utero. No, Brookie and I met the same way ever
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