| (updated 9/20/16) SEPT. 20 UPDATE: The post-PMC rush wore off and pushed me back into that bad no-updating place. The Day of Play is over and, as of now, I see the next five Saturdays (at least) having new episodes of Dino Super Charge. We'll know for sure once the October grids are released. Viewership has held steady with less post-hiatus erosion (so far) than any of the previous years on Nick. Will move on with further updates as the week progresses. Also, we're in a place that hasn't occured for about 14 years -- a full month where only one incarnation of PR is available on US TV. Looks like all of September will be Dino Charge-only. And yes, I'm fully aware that ALL previous seasons are available on Netflix.|
AUG. 31 2017 UPDATE: Holy cow. We've been a month into the registration process for PMC6 and Burg is signed up for Platinum. The thing's getting so big that we've outgrown Pasadena. So, for next year, It's Morphin' Time in Anaheim! Right across the street from Disneyland and just four blocks from where the L.A. Angels baseball team plays. Lots of hotels that appear to be much more budget-friendly than the Westin was. More than OK with that. Platinum badges have sold out but Gold, Silver & Red multi-day badges -- as well as single-day badges -- are still available. Of course, the BIG thing to figure out with the new locale is a place for breakfast. Gonna miss Tiffany's.
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. I've met a good many of them at Power Morphicon 3 & 5. 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 maximize your interest and enjoyment of all things PR.
On Feb. 7, Saban Brands reworked PowerRangers.com to be Dino Charge-centric. In that rework, the Fans section -- including the Power Force page -- was removed. We're not sure if/when a new version will be made available. (Maybe in the soon-to-come RangerNation.com project) In the meantime, you can go into the list of links below and find one to the page on Ranger Command which features all the members of the Power Force, links to their blogs, web pages, Facebook and Twitter pages, etc., as well as others in the fandom whose work is just as vital and pertinent.
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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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