REVIEW: POWER RANGERS: BEAST MORPHERS – SEASON 2 (SEASON 27)

Starring

Rorrie D. Travis (The Coroner)
Jasmeet Baduwalia (Werewolf World)
Jacqueline Scislowski (Man of Steel)
Abraham Rodriguez (The Auction)

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Recurring / Notable Guest Cast

Colby Strong (Andi Mack)
Liana Ramirez (Be Somebody)
Cosme Flores (Pledge)
Kristina Ho (The Unhallowed)
Teuila Blakely (Funny Girls)
Kevin Copeland (Gabriel)
Reid McGowan (AFK)
Kelson Henderson (Ash Vs Evil Dead)
Sia Trokenheim (Step Dave)
Beth Allen (Shortland Street)
Miriama Smith (Filthy Rich NZ)
Derek Judge (Power RangerS SPD)
Molly Leishman (The Cul De Sac)
Lori Dungey (Xena: WP)
Joel Tobeck (Young Hercules)
John Leigh (800 Words)
Madeleine Adams (Black Christmas 2019)
Mark Wright (Kiri and Lou)
Peter Daube (The Warrior’s Way)
Olivia Tennet (Boogeyman)
Jack Buchanan (Bright Summer Night)
James Davies (Soomeone to Carry Me)
Adam Gardiner (The Strip)
Brennan Mejia (Kaboom)
Davi Santos (47 Meters Down: Uncaged)
Yoshi Sudarso (Buffalo Boys)
Austin St. John (A Walk With Grace)

853full-the-initiation-of-sarah----------------------------------(2006)-screenshot (1)Hasbro’s Power Rangers Beast Morphers, was a huge success when Season 1 aired, the moment the trailer for season aired fans were even more excited….. and Season 2 has not dissapointed.initiation-sarah6The storyline for Season 2 kicks off right after the Season 1 Cliffhanger, with the mayor taken over by Evox. Thou The rangers don;t know the audience does, and it creates a sense of tension and excitement among fans waiting for for the rangers to find out.Power-Rangers-Beast-Morphers-Season-2-Extended-Trailer-820x410The return of The Roxy and Blaze is awesome having them be able to get destroyed and rebooted is a genius way to them maintain a threat to the rangers whilst still having the human versions around, which gives us a chance to get to know the characters.power-rangers-beast-morphers-season-2-sneak-peek-1205851-1280x0The New Power upgrades/Zords are great as everyone knows its the mecha that people love and the new Beast X King Zord is a great addition seeing Devon’s  Zord ride it like a horse was a great scene.  image-assetThe series goes from strength to strength having Evox be a physical entity for the rangers to fight is alot better than the computer virus entity in the first season. This Season also has the big team up and the return of Austin St. John from MMPR, which is a welcome return. this team-up will air later in 2020 but it will be worth the wait along with the Return of Doctor K from RPM. This is season just goes from strength to strength and it looks like Hasbro has a winning formula.

 

 

REVIEW: SUPERGIRL – SEASON 4

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Melissa Benoist (Jay & Silent Bob Reboot)
Mehcad Brooks (Necessary Roughness)
Chyler Leigh (Not Another Teen Movie)
Katie McGrath (Jurassic World)
Jesse Rath (The Howling Reborn)
Sam Witwer (Smallville)
Nicole Maines (Bit)
April Parker Jones (Jericho)
David Harewood (Homeland)

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Recurring/ Notable Guest Cast

Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman)
Brenda Strong (Starship Troopers)
Rhona Mitra (Nip/Tuck)
Robert Baker (The Originals)
Tiya Sircar (The Good Place)
Vincent Gale (Van Helsing)
Alison Araya (Riverdale)
Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5)
Andrea Brooks (When Calls The Heart)
Anthony Konechny (Fifty Shades of Grey)
Fulvio Cecere (Valentine)
Kirby Morrow (NInja Turtles: The Next Mutation)
Xander Berkeley (Kick-Ass)
Sarah Smyth (50/50)
Graham Verchere (Summer of 84)
David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6)
Justice Leak (Powers)
Chris Violette (Power Rangers SPD)
Helen Slater (City Slickers)
Steve Byers (Immortals)
Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf)
LaMonica Garrett (The Last Ship)
John Wesley Shipp (The Flash 90s)
Stephen Amell (Arrow)
David Ramsey (Dexter)
Carlos Valdes (The Flash)
Danielle Panabaker (The Crazies)
Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf)
Grant Gustin (Glee)
Jeremy Davies (Hannibal)
Ruby Rose (The Meg)
Cassandra Jean Amell (Roswell, New Mexico)
Adam Tsekhman (Legends of Tomorrow)
Elizabeth Tulloch (Ther Artist)
Russell Wong (Romeo Must Die)
Kate Burton (The Ice Storm)
Hannah James (Mercy Street)
Brennan Mejia (Power Rangers Dino Charge)
Garwin Sanford (Staragte Atlantis)
Jessica Meraz (Bounty Hunter)
Michael Adamthwaite (Stargate SG.1)
Louis Ozawa Changchien (Kidding)
Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls)
Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)
Azie Tesfai (Superstore)
William MacDonald (Riverdale)
Willie Garson (White Collar)
Carl Lumbly (Alias)
Izabela Vidovic (Veronica Mars)
Olivia Nikkanen (The Society)
Phil LaMarr (Free Enterprise)
Patti Allan (The Killing)

Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)You have to admire the chutzpah of Supergirl’s writers and their choice to name the Season 4 finale in honor of what is widely regarded as the worst Superman movie of all time: “The Quest for Peace.” But it’s not so crazy when you consider how much Superman IV and Supergirl: Season 4 have in common. Both are steeped in political allegory about tensions between East and West. Both feature Lex Luthor trying to destroy one Kryptonian hero by harnessing their evil doppelgänger. Both are concerned with the need to achieve peace in our time. It’s just that Supergirl is much better about actually realizing those lofty ambitions.Sam Witwer in Supergirl (2015)Without burying the lead, Season 4 is easily Supergirl’s strongest to date; that much has actually been obvious for quite a while. While this season made some improvements to the supporting cast and other areas, it succeeded by turning what has historically been the show’s most glaring weakness into its greatest strength.David Harewood in Supergirl (2015)Prior to this season, Supergirl has never had a villain worthy of rivaling Kara Danvers. Not Maxwell Lord. Not Lillian Luthor. Not the Daxamites. Nobody. But Season 4 flipped the script by giving fans an embarrassment of riches. The season opened with the introduction of Agent Liberty/Ben Lockwood (Sam Witwer), a character who probably could have shouldered the burden all on his own. It helps that the show wasted so little time before delving into Lockwood’s tragic past and showing how even decent men can be transformed into hate-mongering bigots if pushed far enough.
Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)But Lockwood was just the start of Season 4’s salvo. Even as the series worked to establish a new mission and purpose for ex-DEO head J’onn J’onzz (David Harewood), it also gave him a new antagonist in Manchester Black (David Ajala). That wrinkle is one of the more memorable twists to the source material in Season 4. In the comics, Manchester is a Superman villain, one hellbent on proving that the Man of Steel is an outdated, useless relic. While Supergirl never captured the full impact of the critically adored Action Comics #775 (which inspired the episode “Whatever Happened to Truth, Justice and the American Way?”), transforming Manchester into a Martian Manhunter villain generally worked well. The worst that can be said is that Manchester sort of dropped out of the running very abruptly in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”.Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)But Season 4 saved its biggest guns for last. The series finally paid off on Season 3’s cliffhanger, introducing Kara’s twisted doppelgänger Red Daughter and revealing she, Agent Liberty and Eve Teschmacher (Andrea Brooks) to be pawns of none other than Lex Luthor (Jon Cryer). After alluding to Superman’s greatest nemesis for years, the series not only brought Lex into the fold but molded him into the first truly great, season-ending villain the series has had. Cryer’s casting turned a lot of heads initially, but it didn’t take him long to make this iconic character his own and establish himself as the most forceful presence in the show’s ensemble cast.Chyler Leigh and Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)Before getting into how the finale tied all of this together, I do want to mention the actual heroes of the series a bit. Melissa Benoist continues to be a crucial part of the series. Her warmth and inherent likability make her an ideal Supergirl, even as this season also allowed her to flex some darker muscles as Red Daughter. Lena (Katie McGrath) also fared well throughout the season, especially as her brother’s surprise return made her life a living nightmare.Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)And as sad as it was to see Jeremy Jordan’s Winn written out of the picture at the end of Season 3, there’s no doubt that the series is better off for having Brainiac-5 (Jesse Rath) as the DEO’s new resident tech genius. Winn seemingly had nowhere left to go as a character, whereas Brainy brings his own brand of humor and his own foibles to the table. Not to mention his charming romance with another worthy new addition, Nia Nal (Nicole Maines). And beyond her relationship with Brainy, Nia proved to be just the sort of wide-eyed, uplifting character the series needed to balance out its growing sense of darkness.David Harewood, Jesse Rath, Melissa Benoist, and Nicole Maines in Supergirl (2015)All of these many threads paid off in the finale as Lex finally carried out his grand plan and manipulated his way right into the White House. With a secret villain pulling the strings of world governments, exploiting deep-seated fears and racial tensions and using a massive disinformation campaign to gaslight ordinary people, it’s not difficult to see how the series has been drawing from real-world events this year. The show has never been very subtle in that regard, and even less so this season.Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)Not that the lack of allegorical subtlety harms the finale much. Capes and tights stories aren’t good for much if they aren’t about something bigger. If Supergirl struggled in the villain department prior to this season, at least the show has made a regular habit of dipping into the X-Men’s well and preaching tolerance and empathy in the face of a rising tide of fear and hatred. The finale hit home as well as any other episode this season, particularly near the end when it became clear that George Lockwood (Graham Verchere) escaped the cycle of hatred that so utterly consumed his father.David Harewood and Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)It was also fitting that the season-long conflict boiled down not so much in metahuman fisticuffs – and honestly, what little action there was in this episode wasn’t terribly memorable or well-staged – but truth and knowledge. With Supergirl powerless to stop Lex’s rise to power, it fell on Kara Danvers to put pen to paper and expose Luthor for the con artist he is. The idea that one well-sourced article could immediately topple a corrupt government and make the general public come to their senses is… pretty naive in light of current events. But once again, you have to respect the show’s optimism and faith that good always triumphs in the end.Jon Cryer and Melissa Benoist in Supergirl (2015)What really sealed the deal in this episode, beyond Kara and friends’ hard-won victory, was that final confrontation between Lena and Lex. That was such a great moment between these two estranged siblings. It was disappointing that Lex gleefully killed Red Daughter seemingly without remorse. It would have been nice to see a more human side of the character as he eliminated a woman he essentially raised himself. But we did get that with Lex’s death scene, as he finally, begrudgingly but definitively accepted Lena as someone worthy of being called his sister.Best of all, this scene fueled what is easily the most compelling new plot thread heading into Season 5. Lena finally knows the truth about Kara, and it’s already eating away at her. It was fascinating seeing Lex treat that reveal as one last bit of revenge against his sister before the end. I especially enjoyed that extra layer of irony, with Lex taunting Lena for not seeing the truth right in front of her face, even as he himself has always been too blind to see the obvious truth about Superman and Clark Kent. Lex is going to be difficult to top going forward, but Lena has the potential to outdo even her brother if she makes that final plunge into darkness.With that welcome wrinkle to the status quo, I almost wish this episode didn’t devote so much time to laying seeds for Season 5. That seemed an unnecessary move in light of the Lena/Kara twist. Still, there’s clearly a lot to look forward to come October. J’onn has a new foe who hits very close to home. Leviathan is teased as the next great threat (a twist which must set a new speed record for a comic book storyline being adapted into live-action). And the Monitor (LaMonica Garrett) is busy preparing for the Crisis to come. All the pieces are in place for another terrific season, so long as the series can maintain the momentum it’s built up over the last several months.

 

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS POWER RANGERS DINO SUPERCHARGE – HERE COMES HEXIMAS

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MAIN CAST

Brennan Mejia (Kaboom)
Camille Hyde (Killer Kids)
YoshI Sudarso (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger)
Michael Taber (The Legend of Hell’s Gate)
James Davies (Someone to Carry Me)
Claire Blackwelder (101 Ways To Get Rejected)
Davi Santos (Don’t Trust The B— In Apartment 23)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST STARS

Eve Gordon (The Almighty Johnsons)
Jarred Blakiston (The Hobbit)
Estevez Gillespie (Power Rangers Megaforce)
Reuben Turner (Rush)
Andrew laing (Shortland Street)
John Sumner (District 9)

https://kevinfoyle.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/dac5f-episode2bstill_12b252862529.jpgThis episode surprised me when it takes place after the finale, I thought it would take place before it. Chase, Riley and Shelby get early Christmas presents and open them. They get hypnotized and leave. Tyler arrives and gets two presents, one for him and one for Kendall. He goes to the base and before he and Kendall can open it, Keeper arrives with Koda and Ivan from a portal. Tyler opens the present and becomes an evil elf, Koda reminds him of his real self with memories.

https://kevinfoyle.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/9d221-episode2bstill_22b252862529.jpgTyler returns to normal. Santa contacts them telling them someone stole his coal. They then find Viviks and a left over monster Heximas are making presents. Heximas escaped Sledge’s ship and making his own Viviks to apply his spell on Santa’s coal. They see Riley, Chase and Shelby as elves and manage to get Chase and Riley. Ivan reminds Chase who he is saying he was on a quest for love. He is brought back to normal. Kendall tries to remind Riley who is by telling him he has grown up. The Rangers morph and fight Heximas. Tyler manage to get Shelby and reminds her who she is. Heximas becomes big and is defeated by the zords. The Rangers later celebrate Christmas together. They get pies in their faces, some things don’t ever change.Image result for here comes heximas This is a great Christmas epiosde and the fact that it is set after the finale of Dino Supercharge is brillaint as that is a first for Power Rangers. With these holiday specials becoming a yearly tradition I always look forward to the next one.

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS REVIEW: POWER RANGERS DINO CHARGE: RACE TO RESCUE CHRISTMAS


CAST
Brennan Mejia (American Horror Story)
Camille Hyde (Killer Kids)
Yoshua Sudarso (Easy A)
Michael Taber (The Legend of Hell’s Gate)
James Davies (Someone to Carry Me)
Claire Blackwelder (101 Ways to get Rejected)
Davi Santos (Dont Trust The B__ in Apartment 23)
Adam Gardiner (Spartacus)
Estevez Gillespie (Shortland Street)
Jackie Clarke (Showcase)
Eve Gordon (King Kong)
John Sumner (District 9)
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Santa is visited by children in an outside gazebo until Poisandra and Curio make them run away. Poisandra wants presents, Santa looks at footage of her attacking the Rangers so calls her naughty in his computer. He calls her naughty and she steals the computer. Santa bemoans this. The Rangers reminisce over the year at a Christmas dinner. Chase comes in late, he is off to the Airport to go back to New Zealand and gives them all presents. Santa calls them on their Dino Coms. He tells them of his dilemma. Back with the baddies, Wrench sees how naughty he was with a bomb in the computer. He wants to destroy it but Poisandra stops him, she wants to find the base so they start with the Green Ranger. They see footage of him fighting Fury and Puzzler.
 
The computer calls Riley nice for saving his fiends. They then check Pink Ranger, she found Tyler’s bracelet and gives it back and fighting Bones. Then footage of her helping a friend with sketches getting famous. The computer calls her nice. We see Chase’s mom and sister find out news about Santa. Chloe says Chase returning matters to her more than presents. The baddies watch Koda save his brother and a little boy, he is labeled nice. Chase is next, he saved a baby. Also Chase mastering the Dino Armor X to save the others. The baddies are mad they still don’t know their base location. The Rangers track down Curio. The Rangers morph and fight Viviks.
 They then see SIr Ivan fight Fury in the past and helping the Rangers fight Bones. Then Kendall asking Ivan about his wish and he helping a girl falling off step ladder. The Rangers continue fighting. Poisandra asks about the Red Ranger, we see footage of Tyler and Shelby meeting Riley and Tyler fighting Fury. Poisandra tries tracking down where the base is with the computer. The Rangers run in the warehouse. They see footage of them entering the dinosaur head.
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 The Rangers run in and the others run off, so they don’t see the footage. Tyler spots himself in the footage in the computer. Shelby figures out their plan. They run off and fight the bad guys and a Blue Head. It grows big and they call Dino Charge Megazord with Ankylozord. Pterazord helps. Koda calls Stegazord and it forms while PteraCharge Megazord takes the Ankylozord. They do hammer punch on the foe. Chase says its too late for him to go home. Later we see Chase’s mom telling Chloe that Chase missed his flight. Chloe is upset. Back at the base, Kendall shows them news that Santa has been spotted sending presents. Chase comes in sad, saying he is the worst brother. Keeper says he is the best brother in the world. Santa comes in the base and thanks them and offers to take Chase home. Everyone says Merry Christmas. Chase’s gift is a puzzle with their pictures. Chase and Chloe hug at home.
Although yet again it’s a clipshow, this Christmas special is brilliant, the story had a decent meaning to it, plus its nice to the see villains given more todo.

HALLOWEEN OF HORROR REVIEW: POWER RANGERS DINO SUPERCHARGE– TRICK OR TRIAL

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MAIN CAST

Brennan Mejia (Kaboom)
Camille Hyde (Killer Kids)
Yoshi Sudarso (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger)
Michael Taber (The Legend of Hell’s Gate)
James Davies (Someone to Carry Me)
Claire Blackwelder (101 Ways To Get Rejected)
Davi Santos (Don’t Trust The B— In APartment 23)

GUEST CAST

Eve Gordon (The Almighty Johnsons)
Jackie Clarke (The Semisis)
Gerald Urquhart (Power Rangers Operation Overdrive)
Estevez Gillespie (Power Rangers Megaforce)
Stephen Butterworth (Evil Dead 2013)
Peter Daube (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
Reuben Turner (Rush)
Jarred Blakiston (The Hobbit)
Jay Simon (Filthy Rich)
Richard Simpson (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)

https://kevinfoyle.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/33f21-episode2bstill2b2.jpgScumlaw, a lawyer, sees his commercial on TV and Fury makes fun of Poisandra and she lets go Scumlaw to get the Rangers. Ivan and Kendall are dressed as a scarecrow and a musketeer. Ivan and Kendall watch as Scumlaw and his mummy police teleport the main five Rangers away. Riley is Sherlock, Koda is a samurai, Chase is a vampire, Tyler is either a matador or a mariachi and Shelby is a pirate. The Rangers are on trial with monsters for destroying monsters and they get a strike for every monster destroyed. When they reach ten marks, they will be destroyed. Pumpkins are the judges, cloaked monsters are the jury and a witch summons the witnesses, old monsters.Ninja and Hunter are called and they lie. Tyler clarifies that they put a virus that turned him into a T-Red. Meanwhile, Keeper finds a document about the trail, that Scumlaw never lost a case. Kendall remembers he controls the jury. Keeper says the only way in is with getting captured.https://kevinfoyle.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/b1dc4-episode2bstill2b3.jpgSpellbinder and Golddigger are called out. Spellbinder says he was giving a hypno lesson, we see Chase be hypnotized and snap out of it and breaking Spellbinder’s plate. Spellbinder and Golddigger talk about when he was Spelldigger giving coins to people . Chase clarifies the coins made people greedy. The monsters talk about how they were destroyed, interestingly enough no zord footage. they get three strikes. Kendall and Ivan pretend when the mummies come. The mummies are taken away by two mysterious people. Ice Age, Stingrage, and Meteor are called. Ice Age talk about two times he encountered them. This time the zords are shown. Riley tells them that they were frozen in blocks of ice. Stingrage lies and Kods and Chase clarify about Koda being poisoned and turned against the Rangers. https://kevinfoyle.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/17c2f-curaje1wcaizhs4.jpgAnkylozord is shown too. Tyler talks about how Stingrage poisoned water to make people forget.  Meteor talk about New Zealand and Albert. Shelby talks about the truth about the Plesio Zord. Meteor claims the Plesiozord attacked him. We don’t see Albert in the footage. They get all ten strikes. The guards come in with Kendall and Ivan. The judge pumpkins say they are to be vaporized too. The mummies unmask the jury and reveal they are Poisandra and Viviks. The pumpkin sentence Scumlaw. The mummies are revealed to be Phillip and James. The Rangers are teleported back and fight Scumlaw and Viviks after they morph. The Ranger spot out puns. Viviks form the Vivizords. The Rangers summon the zords. Red, Black and Blue fight Scumlaw. Ankylo, T-Rex, Para and Raptorzord fight the Vivizords. All the Rngers gather and do a final strike on Scumlaw. Curio and Poisandra dont want to see the judges again and bump into pumpkins in the ship. Fury makes a scary jack-o-lantern that looks like him. Back at the Dino Cafe, the Rangers are about to go to a party when they encounter mummy judges who turn out to be James and Phillip once again.

https://kevinfoyle.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/547e9-episode2bstill2b1.jpgAs expected the episode is somewhat of a clipshow, where the episode places within the storyline of the season is to be determined, but most likely around the besties4eva episode. The episode is a fun episode and is cool seeing all 9 rangers together at the battling Scumlaw. Maybe a clipshow but it does have some good new footage and is a fun episode to watch for Halloween.

HALLOWEEN OF HORROR: POWER RANGERS DINO CHARGE – THE GHOSTEST WITH THE MOSTEST

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CAST

Brennan Mejia (Pretty Dudes)
Camille Hyde (American Vandal)
Yoshi Sudarso (Buffalo Boys)
Michael Taber (The Legend of Hell’s Gate)
James Davies (Legened of The Seeker)
Davi Santos (The Cure)
Claire Blackwelder (Her Worst Nightmare)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Adam Gardiner (Agent Anna)
Estevez Gillespie (End of Daze)
Paolo Rotondo (The Ugly)
Lori Dungey (Young Hercules)
Campbell Cooley (Vertical Limit)

hqdefaultThis episode opens up on Sledge’s ship, where Wrench has just completed his resurrection platform. With it, he can bring back any monster the rangers have destroyed. His first target, is Duplicon, who Sledge wants to send to the proper authorities, to collect his bounty. However Duplicon escapes, and makes his way to the prison cells where Curio is, wishing all of the captives a Happy Halloween, and expresses his excitement for going Trick or Treating. Duplicon crashes into Curio, right in front of Memorella’s cell. As Sledge aproches, Memorella uses her powers and reads Sledge’s mind. It’s here, she pitches Sledge an idea he can’t turn down: Memorella will capture a ranger and read its mind, then Duplicon will turn Memorella into that ranger, allowing her to walk into the base, and take the energems. This is a much simpler task as today is also the Amber Beach Dinosaur Museum’s Halloween Party, allowing Memorella to walk right in through the front door without a problem.maxresdefault (1)Back at the base, Kendall is finishing the touches on the Dino Cupid Charge, dressed as Cupid. The six rangers show up, all in the same bed sheet ghost costumes created by Chase. As the rangers go enjoy the party, Memorella makes her move and captures one of the rangers, and Duplicon transforms her. Kendall calls the rangers back to the base, after detecting alien DNA, and seeing the security footage.Realizing one of the rangers is a fake, Kendall starts interrogating the rangers with a lie detector, by asking them about their experiences. However as Shelby is being asked why she decided to dress up as a princess to fool Fury, Kendall realizes that Memorella is disguised as Koda. Simply because Koda always calls her Kendall, and not Ms. Morgan, as the others do. This theory is proven true as the real Koda slides through the base, having escaped. Koda takes back his energem and Memorella escapes.power-rangers-operation-overdrive-episode-24-ronny-on-empty-part-iiThe rangers track her down and the battle begins. Using the Cupid Charger, Shelby makes the Vivix fall in love with Memorella who hold her down, while Ivan deals the finishing blow. Sledge infuriated orders the magna beam be fired, and Memorella is supersized. Ivan volunteers to fight Memorella with the Ptera Charge Megazord. However, at Ivan’s request, Tyler joins the fight, using the Pachy Zord, and creates the Ptera Charge Megazord: Pachy formation. Using the wrecking ball, the rangers are victorious.megahal-1002Back on his ship, Sledge is furious with Duplicon, not only with his failure, but the fact he and Curio went trick or treating as Memorella did all the work. Duplicon tries to explain he didn’t, but Curio comes in with a transport pod full of candy.Infuriated even further, Sledge locks Duplicon up in his stinkiest cell. Back at the Dino Bite Cafe kitchen, Shelby is trying to get the jammed Cupid Charger out of her morpher, when Tyler asks why Shelby did the princess routine. As she tries to explain, Shelby accidentally shoots Chase, where he falls in love with his own reflection.PRDChal-1004Dino Charge has just been plain awesome from episode 1 and this Halloween episode is no different, t’s part clipshow but the clips are useful to the story. Kendall looked amazing as always. Great episode and although it only aired a we ago it’s become one my of favorite episodes

 

REVIEW: POWER RANGERS DINO SUPERCHARGE (SEASON 23)

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MAIN CAST

Brennan Mejia (Kaboom)
Camille Hyde (Killer Kids)
Yoshua Sudarso (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger)
Michael Taber (The Legend of Hell’s Gate)
James Davies (Someone to Carry Me)
Claire Blackwelder (101 Ways To Get Rejected)
Davi Santos (Don’t Trust The B— In Apartment 23)
Ryan Carter (Curious-City)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST STARS

Eve Gordon (The Almighty Johnsons)
Jarred Blakiston (The Hobbit)
James Gaylyn (Ash vs Evil Dead)
Ross Girven (Ngati)
Estevez Gillespie (Power Rangers Megaforce)
Jackie Clarke (The Semisis)
Paul Harrop (Power Rangers Samurai)
Simon Mead (Golden Boy)
Gerald Urquhart (Power Rangers Operation Overdrive)
Campbell Cooley (Vertical Limit)
Stig Eldred (Hercules In The Underworld)
Reuben Turner (Rush)
Peter Daube (Hercules: TLJ)
Elizabeth Dowden (Step Dave)
Jay Simon (Filthy Rich)
Mark Mitchinson (The Hobbit)
Paul Gittins (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
Shara Connolly (Go Girls)
Adam Gardiner (Legend of The Seeker)
Alex Walker (When We Go To War)
Mark Wright (Nothing Trivial)
Sophia Huybens (The Last Saint)
Ilona Rodgers (Sons and Daughters)
Andrew Grainger (Spy Game)
Elizabeth Hawthorne (Cleopatra 2525)
Alistair Browning (Rain)
Jeff Szusterman (Power Rangers Samurai)

I have been an immense fan of the Power Rangers ever since the first show aired and I have also been following and critiquing the show since I have had access to a computer. With that being said, I am the first to say that my hopes for Power Rangers Dino Superchargee were very high. Upon watching the first few episodes of Supercharge, I’m satisfied to say that my expectations were met and in some ways exceeded.

The Characters: Lets start out with the Rangers themselves. These characters are amongst the best I’ve seen since RPM, which to me, was the last truly great season and in many ways, they break all the molds that have plagued the series. As an African-American woman myself, I was most impressed to see the first Pink Ranger of African-American descent who brings a rare non-stereotypical portrayal that seems to be so common to African-American characters these days. She’s a rebellious tomboy whose intellect and knowledge of dinosaurs sometimes puts her at odds with the rest of the Rangers and especially Kendall Morgan, the resident Team Mom. There’s Tyler, the Red Ranger who brings a subtle comical portrayal to the traditional no-nonsense attitude Red Rangers have. Following nearly in the Red Ranger’s place is Chase, the Black Ranger and a cocky, ladies man whose native New Zealand accent makes the character a sleeker, more refined and lovable version of Zander from Power Rangers Mystic Force.

There’s Koda, the Blue Ranger, a caveman who has survived into the modern era due to the effects of the Energem he was bonded to. I cannot find Koda comical nor can I take him seriously, more on that later in my critique section of this review. Riley is the logic minded Green Ranger who brings a quiet intellectual approach that seems to make him stand out in contrast to the other Rangers who are very upfront and in your face in terms of personality. Rounding out the Rangers is Kendall, the resident Team Mom and technological expert who reminds me of a younger Mrs. Fairweather from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue whose constant squabbling with Shelby in the first few episodes gives her a rare depth that is rarely found in television nowadays. Lastly, there is Keeper who functions as the Zordon equivalent but who has not seen much character development as of yet, something I hope will be expanded on later in the series.
42As for the villains we have the mysterious Heckyl/Snide who showed up last season, with sledge MIA, Heckyl takes over, he is a cold calculating villain and having half of him be human is brilliant similiar in ways to Jarred from Jungle Fury, as the season goes on he becomes a more complex villain. The overall storyline and premise of Supercharge is rather simple but played pretty much straight in that Heckyl/Snide wants the Energems, which are the most powerful objects in the universe and the source of the Ranger’s powers when Keeper bonded them to dinosaurs. In addition to this main storyline, there are smaller story lines scattered throughout such as Tyler’s missing father and his quest to find him, and there eventual reunion early on in the season. With a great Finale this season and Dinocharge have brought forward a great storyline that ran through these two season, a great team, great villains and a great ending. All I can say is bring on season 24 (Power Rangers Ninja Steel)

REVIEW: POWER RANGERS: DINO CHARGE (SEASON 22)

MAIN CAST

Brennan Mejia (Kaboom)
Camille Hyde (Killer Kids)
Yoshua Sudarso (Shuriken Sentai Ninninger)
Michael Taber (The Legend of Hell’s Gate)
James Davies (Someone to Carry Me)
Claire Blackwelder (101 Ways To Get Rejected)
Davi Santos (Don’t Trust The B— In Apartment 23)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST STARS

Eve Gordon (The Almighty Johnsons)
Adam Gardiner (Legend of The Seeker)
Paul Harrop (Power Rangers Samurai)
Estevez Gillespie (Power Rangers Megaforce)
Jackie Clarke (The Semisis)
Richard Simpson (Power Rangers Jungle Fury)
Gerald Urquhart (Power Rangers Operation OVerdrive)
Alex Walker (When We Go To War)
Campbell Cooley (Vertical Limit)
Toni Potter (Shortland Street)
Jeff Szusterman (Power Rangers Samurai)
Nic Sampson (Power Rangers Mystic Force)
Patricia Vichmann (The Dark Horse)
Kelson Henderson (Ash vs Evil Dead)
Peter Daube (Power Rangers Dino Thunder)
Paolo Rotondo (Xena: Warrior Princess)
Jarred Blakiston (The Hobbit)
Luciane Buchanan (The New Legend of Monkey)
Jazmyne Van Gosliga (Deadly Women)
Mia Simons (Legend of The Seeker)
Arhur Ranford (The Piano)
Kirk Torrance (Outrageous Fortune)
Stephen Butterworth (Evil Dead 2013)
Ryan Carter (Power Rangers Dino SuperCharge)
Reuben Turner (Rush)
Bruce Phillips (Power Rangers RPM)
Lori Dungey (Hercules: TLJ)
John Sumner (District 9)
Beth Kayes (Perfect Creature)

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I’m quite pleased with the cast of “Dino Charge,” the 22nd season of the Power Rangers franchise, which premiered on Nickelodeon on Feb. 7, 2015. The new actors all have high degrees of charm, energy and charisma and their characters are more interesting and more layered than the individual rangers have been in some time. They’re also older than the Rangers have been in a while. These aren’t high school kids but young adults just past college age and venturing out into the working world for the first time. InThe female ranger here is the Pink Ranger, of course, and the character, Shelby, is played by a black American actress (Camille Hyde), making her the first black Pink Ranger ever. Not only that, but she’s the first black female ranger in 14 years—since Yellow Ranger Katie Walker (Deborah Estelle Philips) in “Power Rangers Time Force” back in 2001.

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Shelby also happens to be the most compelling character here given her extensive knowledge of dinosaurs and the constant need to prove herself in her efforts to make a real impact on the Rangers’ mission. She also expresses dissatisfaction at having to work as a waitress in the cafeteria of the Amber Beach Dinosaur Museum during her downtime when she’s got so much paleontological knowledge to share. Their supervisor, Kendall Morgan (Claire Blackwelder), also director of the museum, which houses the laboratory base of Power Rangers operations, who has some prickly exchanges with Shelby.

The four male rangers are all personable, endearing characters, each with different backgrounds. Tyler, the Red Ranger (played by Brennan Mejia), Tyler’s father was an archaeologist who disappeared after tangling with one of the lead villains here, a monstrous armored warrior called Fury, who Tyler gets into a serious battle with in episode #8 (“Double Ranger, Double Danger”). Tyler hopes to find his father or at least learn his fate. He keeps a journal and sometimes narrates his thoughts about the others.Blue-RangerKoda, the Blue Ranger, is a caveman who has somehow been revived after being buried alive a few thousand millennia ago during a confrontation with one of the ancient villains they’re now facing. (It’s all explained in #4: “Return of the Caveman”) He’s played by Yoshua Sudarso, from Indonesia, as someone new to the modern world and struggling with the language and the new technologies he witnesses around him.

Riley, the Green Ranger, is a white farm boy (played by Michael Taber), newly arrived in the city, who has a very precise way of doing things, which sometimes puts him at odds with the Black Ranger, Chase Randall (James Davies), a slacker from New Zealand given to riding a skateboard with headphones on. One episode (#6: “The Tooth Hurts”) shows their contentious relationship and how they learn to adapt their working methods to each other. It’s a highlight of the series so far because of the way it develops the characters and their working relationships, something not always given much attention in past PR seasons.


Even though the series is shot in New Zealand, as have the previous eleven seasons (since “Power Rangers Ninja Storm,” 2003), this season appears to take place in California. The series is adapted from “Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger,” the 2013 sentai season in Japan, one of three sentai seasons with a dinosaur theme, the first being “Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger,” the basis for the original “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” Since I’m following “Kyoryuger” episodes as well, I am happy to note that much of the Power Rangers fight footage in “Dino Charge” and most of the villain scenes seem to be newly shot in New Zealand for this version while the Zord battles, which take up the last five minutes, are, as usual, taken from the Japanese original. When we get to the back half the season  Three new Rangers appear, with one (Gold Ranger) joining the team as a regular member and the others appearing intermittently (“Graphite Ranger” and Purple Ranger). This means there have been a total of eight Rangers so far this season. That’s gotta be a record. And based on its conclusion.maxresdefaultPower Rangers Dino Charge certinally is a great season and the little cliffhanger leaves you waiting for Season 23: Power Rangers Dino Supercharge.Dino-Drive-Purple