CHRISTMAS 2017 REVIEW: POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI: STUCK ON CHRISTMAS

CAST
Alex Heartman (Police Guys)
Erika Fong (Transformers 4)
Hector David Jr. (Lockwood)
Najee De-Tiege (Kickin’ It)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Bring it On 5)
Rene Naufahu (Shortland Street)
Felix Ryan (Nip/Tuck)
Paul Schrier (Masked Rider)
Jii sets up the Christmas Tree, the Rangers fight Gred in a quarry. Mike fights it off and then they destroy it and fight it with the Battlewing Megazord. Once the monster is destroyed, they are stuck in the Megazord and must find a way out. So the flashbacks start. Kevin recalls Antonio programing the Clawzord. Jayden reminds Kevin that Kevin was able to help them with his plans.  At the Shiba House, Mentor Ji opens the door to find Bulk (dressed as Santa) and Spike (dressed as an elf). Spike wants to deliver a present meant for Mia. Jayden remembers the time when Kevin and Mike were stuck together. Mia asks Emily what they should wear for Christmas. Mia remembers the time they went on a shopping spree in the “Strange Case of the Munchies” episode. Bulk asks if ‘drill sergeant’ is at the dojo. We see a flashback of Emily training Bulk and Spike.
Bulk and Spike help Mentor with the tree. Jayden calls Jii about what is going on. Mia and Emily cheer up Mike with a flashback of Antonio’s concert and when Mike took a pic of Kevin in a ballerina outfit. Spike attempts to put the angel on top of the tree. Bulk and Spike remember the day they saved the cat. Jii tells them they are heroes and gives them cookies. Bulk tells Mentor that they have helped the Rangers. We see a clip of Bulk and Spike running from Moogers. Mentor replies that they are all lucky that the Rangers protect everyone.
 Clips of several battles where the Rangers defeat the Nighloks are shown. The Rangers say they owe a lot to Mentor. Mia thinks he is lonely all alone. Spike tells Mentor how he met Mia and she told him to never give up.  Bulk says Mia introduced them to a young fisherman named Antonio. Jii didn’t realize it was so late. Kevin continues on the Megazord repairs. Almost everyone is sleeping.
 He fixes the problem with red and green wires, saying it is a Christmas miracle. Emily screams “Merry Christmas.” Jayden calls Mentor that they are on the way. Mentor asks for a quick favor on their way home. Bulk and Spike wake up and want to sneak out before ‘the drill sergeant’ returns. Mentor Ji stops Bulk and Spike and tells them that he has a surprise for them. The Power Rangers (morphed) walk inside the Shiba House, shocking the two, and thank the two for their help. The duo leave happily. The Rangers close the door. We see Santa fly across the moon and then we see Bulk and Spike fly in a motorcycle and they say “Merry Christmas to all.”
Another clipshow episode, but still enjoyable, the highlight was the Bulk, Spike and Jii Story.
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CHRISTMAS 2017 REVIEW: POWER RANGERS SAMURAI – CHRISTMAS TOGETHER, SAMURAI FOREVER

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CAST
Alex Heartman (Police Guys)
Erika Fong (Transformers 4)
Hector David Jr. (Lockwood)
Najee De-Tiege (Kickin’ It)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Bring it On 5)
Rene Naufahu (Shortland Street)
Felix Ryan (Nip/Tuck)
Paul Schrier (Masked Rider)

In the city, Bulk and Spike admire a bike but can’t afford it. Bulk decides to buy some hot chocolate. At the Shiba House, Ji delivers the Christmas tree. Mia wants to decorate it with pink stuff. Mike tells her that they need to set up the tree first. Mike calls Emily to help out. Emily wants to write her sister a Christmas letter. She starts the email about their memories of the Origins episode. Emily continues with her times with Mike and then writes about Mike’s journey as a Samurai. Emily turns her attention to Mia, who has always been a great role model. She writes about her memories of Mia, including their wedding mission.
Back at the Garage, Bulk prepares to rebuild his old bike for Spike. Back at the Shiba House, the Rangers continue to set up the tree. Mia enters the room and remembers her moments with Jayden. She continues with Kevin’s dedication to the Samurai life. Kevin asks Mia for the tape. They remember Mia’s bad cooking skills. The guys finish the Christmas tree and prepare for egg nog. Emily writes about Antonio and the Gold Ranger in her email. She follows up how they worked as a team and learned to never give up. Back at the Garage, Spike and Bulk talk about their good and bad memories. Emily saves her favorite memory for life: the first time that they morphed. Emily concludes her email and gives her snow globe a final shake. In the morning, the Shiba House is surrounded with snow. Mike wakes his friends up to a swarm of gifts under the tree. Bulk and Skull wake up to a snowy Christmas. Mentor Ji hands out the gifts. The Rangers love their gifts. Mike doesn’t have a smile on his face. Ji reveals Mike’s gift: a motorcycle. Bulk and Spike prepare to head outside. Back at the Shiba house, Mike returns with no bike. He gives up his bike to people that truly need it.
A Nice Christmas episode, that although it is a clipshow it is still fun.

REVIEW: POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI: THE LAUREN SAGA

Power Rangers Super Samurai Episodes –
Fight Fire With Fire
The Great Duel
Evil Reborn
The Sealing Symbol
Samurai Forever
MAIN CAST
Alex Heartman (Police Guys)
Erika Fiong (Killer Kids)
Hector David Jr. (Lockwood)
Najee De-Tiege (The Lingering)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Bring it on 5)
Steven Skyler (Glee)
Rene Naufahu (The Matrix Reloaded)
Paul Schrier (Daigunder)
Felix Ryan (Abducted)
Ricardo Medina Jr. (Bad Blood)
Jeff Szusterman (Legend of The Seeker)
Kate Elliott (The Locals)
GUEST CAST
Kimberly Crossman (Deathgasm)
Chelsea McEwan Millar (Bliss)
George Beca (Step Dave)
Paul Harrop (Rage)
Rugen Du Bray (Liqourtine Dream)
Jason Narvy (Masked Rider)
Lauren and Jayden were separated at a very young age. Lauren was sent away in an attempt to fool the Nighloks into thinking Jayden was the true head of the Shiba Clan in order to protect her as she perfected the sealing symbol. As part of this plan, Jayden had to keep this a secret from the other rangers.
Eventually Lauren returned to the Shiba house, and Jayden decided that he had to leave and put Lauren in charge, stating “There can only be one Red Ranger”, noting that the Rangers’ loyalties may be divided if he stays. Lauren notes that she’d hoped Jayden would find another way and that they could all fight together, but however, she relents. Jayden’s plan ultimately backfired when Antonio decided to go after him. Mike also expressed his dissent toward this change in leadership. She trains a lot and seems not to eat much, so it is no surprise that she loves to eat Mia’s cooking since she doesn’t have a lot to compare it to. She showed great skill during her training with the LightZord, countering all its hits with her Spin Sword. When Mike asked to train with her, he was beaten easily.
After Master Xandred returned and absorbed Dayu, Lauren performed the Sealing Symbol while the other Rangers distracted Xandred to buy her time to prepare it. After Lauren was done drawing the Symbol, she used it on Xandred, only to find out that Dayu’s humanity protected him from the blast. After her failure to perform the Sealing Symbol, she gave leadership back to Jayden, as well as supplying the Shiba Fire disk to strike Xandred’s weak spot. When the first doesn’t work, a badly injured and weakened Lauren gave all the symbol power she had onto a second Shiba Fire disk. After the battle, the Power Rangers went their separate ways. While Lauren left, she promised Jayden that they’ll be seeing a lot more of each other.
The Introduction of Lauren in last 5 episodes of Super Samurai was brilliant, Kimberly Crossman is an awesome actress and a great addiction to the Power Rangers family. Her five episode saga on the show will remain one the great story arcs in Power Rangers history and is one that I watch often.

REVIEW: POWER RANGERS SUPER SAMURAI (SEASON 19)

CAST

Alex Heartman (Police Guys)
Erika Fong (Transformers 4)
Hector David Jr. (the Sand)
Najee De-Tiege (Evil Dwells)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Bring It On 5)
Rene Naufahu (The Matrix Reloaded)
Felix Ryan (Abducted)
Paul Schrier (Wicked game)
Ricardo Medina Jr. (Bad Blood)
Steven Skyler (Glee)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Jeff Szusterman (Return To Treasure Island)
Kate Elliott (30 Days of Night)
George Beca (Step Dave)
Rugen Du Bray (Liquortine Dream)
Joel Tobeck (Spartacus: War of The Damned)
John Tui (Battleship)
Kimberly Crossman (Deathgasm)
Jason Narvy (Masked Rider)

The Samurai Rangers learn to harness the power of the legendary Black Box to form all new Megazord combinations and become Super Samurai!Through the power of the Black Box, the Samurai Rangers are able to tap into the power of their ancestors and unlock Shogun Mode to help protect humanity from the Netherworld’s vile villains. The Black box also allows the Super Samurai to morph into Super Mega Mode inside the Megazord cockpit, which enhances their powers to aid in the battle against super monsters. In addition, a new super weapon, the Bullzooka, will make its first appearance, harnessing some serious laser power to help in the battle to stop the evil Serrator. And with each new adventure, the day gets closer and closer when Jayden, the “Red Samurai Ranger”‘s secret will be revealed.the_power_is_on___power_rangers_2017_movie_v2_by_bilico86-da2fbboThe Highlight of Super Samurai is Lauren the True Red Leader, she is both stunning and likable, plus she comes very close to defeating the lead villain.   Super Samurai brings a end to the Samurai Rangers in a fitting  fashion, with the villain defeated at the end it’s nice to imagine what future these heroes have in there daily lives.

REVIEW: POWER RANGERS SAMURAI (SEASON 18)

CAST

Alex Heartman (Police Guys)
Erika Fong (Transformers 4)
Hector David Jr. (the Sand)
Najee De-Tiege (Evil Dwells)
Brittany Anne Pirtle (Bring It On 5)
Rene Naufahu (The Matrix Reloaded)
Felix Ryan (Abducted)
Paul Schrier (Wicked game)
Ricardo Medina Jr. (Bad Blood)
Steven Skyler (Glee)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Jeff Szusterman (Return To Treasure Island)
Kate Elliott (30 Days of Night)
Gerald Urquhart (Hidden)
John Leigh (The Frighteners)
George Beca (Step Dave)
Grant McFarland (Hercules: TLJ)
Rugen Du Bray (Liquortine Dream)
Eka Darville (Jessica Jones)
Ari Boyland (Blood Punch)

the_power_is_on___power_rangers_2017_movie_v2_by_bilico86-da2fbboA new generation of Power Rangers must master the mystical and ancient “Samurai Symbols of Power,” which give them control over the elements of: Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, Earth and Light. Under the guidance of their all-knowing mentor and the aid of their devoted animal Zords, they battle the dark forces of the Netherworld and a mysterious warrior who is bent on destruction.Season 18 is where Saban took the rights back from Disney. This Season brings us a likable group of heroes, although the Blue Ranger does come across as being on steroids lol. We even get the return of Bulk who has not been seen since season 10.the_power_is_on___power_rangers_2017_movie_v2_by_bilico86-da2fbboMany criticize this season for being slow moving , but I feel the season goes at a nice pace. Deker is an excellent villain thou he may not be the big bad of the show, he is a worthy adversary. In volume 3 we get introduced to Antonio, The Gold Ranger a fun addition to the team.the_power_is_on___power_rangers_2017_movie_v2_by_bilico86-da2fbboThe Season comes to a close with the apparent death of Deker, thou the story continues in Super Samurai