| (updated 12/8/13) Slight update this morning. (Just the grid above) No work today, so I might be able to comb through some sections while the snow/ice/frozen stuff comes down.|
The Power Rangers 20th Anniversary celebration continues, even into most of 2014 when Super Megaforce -- and all the homages to past rangers and past seasons -- hits our TV screens.
There were no #PR20 anniversary showings in December but let's close out this milestone year in the hope that Super Megaforce delivers even a part of the promise many of us hold for it.
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!
Still posting the HUGE news from Shout! Factory about the 20-year all-in-one DVD set. EVERY EPISODE from Morphin' to Megaforce will be released in a limited-edition (2,000 sets worldwide) 98-disc set INSIDE a to-scale MMPR Red Ranger helmet on January 2, 2014. (The date has been pushed back because of production issues regarding the helmet) Even though they don't have rights to include the movies, they ARE leaving two empty slots inside the helmet for you to add the movie discs to make the collection complete.
Lionsgate still retains rights to the Nick seasons in terms of releasing them separately, but Shout! worked out an arrangement to include Samurai (2011 & 2012) and Megaforce (2013) for *this collection only* and will re-do them so that they fit with all their other product.
(Clarification of incarnation count: All of MMPR (including MMAR) counts as 1. PRS/PRSS count as 1. PRM/PRSM will count as 1.)
The fourth (and last from Shout! Factory for now) mega box set (SPD to RPM) is coming in 2014. The top image is the helmets of the red rangers from each season. the bottom picture is a collective image of rangers from all the included seasons. Shout's rights to full-season releases ends with RPM, with the one-time exception to include Samurai, Super Samurai and Megaforce in the Legacy Collection.
And, of course, the dates for next year's Power Morphicon 4 are August 22-24, 2014. Same place, the Pasadena Convention Center. Registration has been open for a little more than a week. Hope you got what you wanted! Right now, my job/budgetary situation precludes me from making the commitment to attend. Who knows? Things can change in a year! Might have to 'downgrade' to Silver or Red Ranger level but just being there is key. Let's hope the power allows it!
It's an exciting thing to be part of Saban's Power Force, an official group of fans who help promote the show, even as we reach the final weeks of the anniversary year of 2013. 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.
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.
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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: End Game: How about that? For the first time since Turbo, we get a finale that's more of a setup for what's to come than a conclusion to the relevant story arc. I was wishing more even MORE of a foreshadowing of PRSM, since that's where this episode was going. As Bruno and Mia of MMPRToys said quite well in their latest video rant -- find it here -- this is the third straight year in which there was little-to-no effort made to tell us WHY these youth are committed to fighting for their cause.
TORRENT UPDATE: All 20 core episodes (and the Halloween special) have been posted. Still doing quite well, even with my limited connectivity. Thanks to all!
DISCLAIMER: Most torrents are made from encodes made by Rangerboard member dekabroken (and some by Power Rangers Fan 4 Life), and are done with their knowledge and consent.
RATINGS UPDATE: Nov. 9: BIG BOOST to 1.844 million, the highest for a new episode since February.
(Other sites that provide valuable PR information/services)
Follow me/PROAC on Twitter
My Facebook page
Official Power Rangers site
Power Rangers Central
Nick and More!
Power Morphicon (PMC4 set for Aug. 22-24, 2014!)
RangerCrew message board
Henshin Justice Unlimited
Burg's PRS torrents at The Pirate Bay (Through PRM - "Rico the Robot")
More links (updated 8/9/11)