| (updated 8/27/14) Isn't that red box with white letters a welcome sight? We're back into the new epsiodes, leading up to a legendary November finale. Of course, if you live in France, you're gonna get to the finale in September or early October. (Hint: Don't spoil anything! Merci!)|
Thanks to ALL my followers, followees and fellow Power Force members (including nine new ones) who were out there recording, taking pics, live-tweeting and podcasting to share the Morphicon experience. We met the new Dino Charge cast -- including a historically significant Pink Ranger. We learned it will have a February 2015 premiere. My first reaction is that the 2015 scheduling of episodes would then be quite similar to how they're doing Super Megaforce this year -- the first batch from Feb. to April, with the rest leading to a November finale.
We also found out that there WILL BE a PMC5 in 2016. Only thing left to see is how much it gets interworked with that year's premiere of the MMPR reboot movie. I've got two years to get to a place where I'll be there for that one. Not being there this time pretty much committed me to making the effort for the next.
We now look ahead to Saturday's resumption of new episodes of Super Megaforce. On the TV side, at least. If you haven't heard, "Power of Six" was made available on Nick's web site in the tail end of last week. I'm real old school. I need to see a TV SHOW on my TV. Online is still, to me, a second-level platform.
Let's hope there's still some excitement for PRSM that translates into a decent viewership number on Saturday.
I've been working on getting caught up on the counts for the Stats page. I'm now less than a month behind. But getting that close has allowed me to look ahead a bit. And, by my methods of counting, next Wednesday's (Sept. 3) 6 a.m. showing of PRM on Nicktoons is a very significant milestone time slot. Can you figure out what that might be?
The Schedule is as up-to-date as I can make it, since Nick has yet to release next week's Nicktoons schedule! (Word has it that the Saturday night schedule - beginning Sep. 6 - will change slightly, with the new-to-Nicktoons showing of the newest PRSM episode moving to 7 p.m.)
It's now more than official that 2015 (and 2016? we don't know) will bring us Power Rangers Dino Charge. And, if you know Sentai, you can tell that it's an adaptation of Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger. The eye-opening aspect of that is that it suggests a possible out-right skip of the Sentai season that was between Gokaiger and Kyoryuger -- Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters. And that would be a significant change in the perceived agreement between Toei (the producers of Sentai) and Saban Brands -- which was, basically, "Thou Shalt Not Skip."
Saturday at PMC4 was the big event, where we got the first look at the Dino Charge cast. Here's their introduction, courtesy of Fury Diamond of Rangercrew:
Power Morphicon 4 is .... alas, over. Great job by all those involved in running that multi-ring event. I saw how crazy it got at PMC3 and, by all accounts, this one was so much more involved. The lines were outrageous!
This section stays on the main page because PMC is the epicenter of the fandom experience, even when it happens every other year. And that won't change. In Sunday's closing ceremony, it was officially announced that Power Morphicon 5 IS ON FOR 2016! Two ideas: 1) Alpha 5 should be part of the artwork identity of PMC5 (Aye aye aye!) and 2) Since 2016 is also the year for the MMPR reboot movie, get a major tie-in for PMC5. The ultimate would be to have PMC in July (yeah, a month earlier) and have the actual World Premiere of the movie be associated with the 'con. That's a high bar to set, especially since we're one day removed from PMC4 but you gotta act fast!
The Power Rangers 20th Anniversary celebration continues into 2014 as Super Megaforce -- and all the homages to past rangers and past seasons -- hits our TV screens.
The show is different things to different people but it's been a part of our entertainment lives for most, if not all, of the past 20 years. For me, it's kinda that last part of me that refuses to grow up. We're all allowed to have a little bit of that, aren't we? All the characters -- from Adam to Zurgane -- have helped keep us aware that good always prevails! Go Go Power Rangers!
It's an exciting thing to be part of Saban's Power Force, an official group of fans who help promote the show. If I can help the franchise in any way, I'm more than happy to do so. I've known the efforts of many of these people for years and became aware of others as a result of being in this group. Then, got a chance to meet a good many of them at Power Morphicon 3. Here's the page listing everyone: Power Force. We each have a different approach and address a different niche of the PR fandom. It's a cool thing to be a part of and I, like the others, will help make PR20 the best it can be.
On August 18, nine new members of the Power Force were announced. I'll let Nightmere (@nightmere10 on Twitter) have the honors of introducing them (since repeating that info here would be duplication of effort!) -- Power Force Newest Members .
To see the contributions of each of the Power Force members, click here for a page of links to their sites, blogs, etc. Everything PR is covered there. Fury Diamond already has this updated with the nine new members.
Follow me and get PR-related news on Twitter. When important Rangers-On-TV news lands in my lap, that will be the first place I post it. The address is pretty simple: www.twitter.com/BurgundyRanger. Click the logo to go there.
I also have a Facebook page -- but don't really plan to use it all that much. (Too much work!) Click the logo below in the Links section. It's there so I can, if needed, friend people and like companies to have access to their news. If you want to friend me, I won't mind. Just don't expect much activity!
THE LATEST EPISODE: Silver Lining, II: Cool story to explain how Orion discovered the morpher and the discovery to use sixth-ranger powers. But, again, I'm disturbed at the blatant display of apathy into letting "not adapted into PR" Sentai suits into the PRSM fight footage with the totally lame "Ooo! New powers!" attempt to make them fit into the dialogue. There are online examples of people taking less than a day, using less-than-professional-grade editing software, to make the sequence work with only powers that ARE germane to PR. I'm not asking for Emmy-winning quality, just enough to show they give a darn.
RATINGS UPDATE: May 11, 2014: It saddens me that this is as far as I can take the ratings. My primary source of viewership numbers -- Son Of The Bronx -- came upon a situation where he had to stop posting the weekly Nickelodeon (and other channel) reports. Hope we can see some numbers once PRSM resumes on August 30.
(Other sites that provide valuable PR information/services)
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My Facebook page
Official Power Rangers site
Power Rangers Central
Nick and More!
Power Morphicon (PMC 5 confirmed for 2016!)
RangerCrew message board
Henshin Justice Unlimited
More links (updated 8/9/11)