| (updated 11/16/18) NOV. 16 UPDATE: So, we've made it through the "core story" (what there was of one) of Super Ninja Steel. My feeling was that you just couldn't feel it building to anything. In most previous series, you could connect the dots and figure out where the story was going as it built to the ultimate confrontation. But not this year. The only way you knew that it was close to the end was by knowing how many episodes were left. The Odius finale plot wasn't even introduced until episode 18 (of 20). Afterwards, my friends in my Twitter timeline -- as well as on their own sites and in their YouTube reviews -- were pretty much in line with my opinion of being very meh and anticlimactic. There's one episode left -- the Christmas episode -- which might just give us a strong shot of fanservice, one which were were hoping for but didn't get in the anniversary teamup.|
For the most part, however, we're ready to move on and get the final pieces of the new synergy of Power Rangers -- the Hasbro-led television show (which reportedly premieres in February) and the Hasbro toy line (which comes out in April) -- to join the comics, the online Legacy Wars game, the table top Heroes of the Grid game, the visual history book, and everything else that caused such optimism at Power Morphicon in August.
WAY AFTER THE FACT UPDATE: Three months later, it still warrants a giant WOW. It's too close to my work time to do this section in depth but the basic observation was -- content and guests=fantastic; administration and logistics=severely lacking for a group of people who have done six of these.
Well, the Power Force -- especially with Saban Brands now out of the picture -- has long since run its course. Not gonna lie, it was a great thing to be a part of and darn it, I hope it helped someone find an extra level of interest in the franchise. The people who were in it were there for very legitimate reasons and they continue to exhibit those reasons in their continued work for the fandom about all things Power Rangers. They're nothing but great fans and, better yet, great people, many of whom I've had the pleasure of meeting and look forward reuniting with many of them next month in Anaheim, as well as meeting many new people who I've known only through Twitter since PMC5.
You can go into the list of links below and find one to the page on Ranger Command which features all those chosen for the Power Force, links to their blogs, web pages, Facebook and Twitter pages, etc. Also there you will find info on co-hosts of the RCPH podcast and other spotlighted members of the fandom. Everyone who does even the littlest of bits to make the PR-fan experience a bit more enjoyable, a bit more informed or heck, maybe even a bit more enlightened, makes a vital and pertinent contribution to the fandom.
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THE LATEST EPISODE: Besties 4Eva!: I have time to add something here about 40 minutes after the episode aired on the East Coast. But it might be more like a Sunday thing in future weeks. The return of PRDSC showed some creative writing and a decent attempt at melding something DSC-unique (Dino X Charger) with the existing Sentai attack (Victory Maximum). Hey, I've seen worse. Erin's glory-hound persona got real old real quick. But episode was to show how Shelby valued their friendship over that bothersome trait. Episode got a Spongebob-leadin and we'll see in a few days if viewership survived the 20-week hiatus.
RATINGS UPDATE: Aug 20, 2016: Time to revive this part of the front page. The viewership for "Besties 4Eva!" was a less-than-stellar 1.23 million. And that's with a Spongebob lead-in. It was better than only three of the eight PRDSC episodes that aired earlier this year. Is this a tenuous pre-cursor toward even worse post-hiatus numbers? Can't tell for sure, but that's been the M.O. in previous years -- the hiatus erosion has been proven to be irrecoverable.
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