REVIEW: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2012) – SEASON 4.2

MAIN CAST (VOICES)

Seth Green (Family Guy)
Sean Astin (Lord of The Rings)
Greg Cipes (Teen Titans)
Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs)
Mae Whiteman (Independence Day)
Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show)
Josh Peck (Drake & Josh)
Hoon Lee (Banshee)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

David Tennant (Jessica Jones)
Peter Stormare (22 Jump Street)
Michael Dorn (Ted 2)
Clancy Brown (Highlander)
Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys)
Eric Bauz (Ben 10)
Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants)
Nolan North (TMNT)
Kelly Hu (Arrow)
Christian Lanz (Rune)
Gwendoline Yeo (American Crime)
J.B. Smoove (Date Night)
Andrew Kishino (Batman: The Killing Joke)
Fred Tatasciore (Hulk Vs)
Phil LaMArr (Free Enterprise)
Peter Lurie (Marvel Disk Wars)
Robbie Rist (Bako)
Brian Bloom (The A-Team)
Daran Norris (Izombie)
Jeff Bennett (Enchanted)
Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator)
Minae Noji (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014)Season 4 coninutes  with thise awesome 2 disc volume.  With the last fragment of the Black Hole Generator in the Triceraton’s possession, the Turtles race back to New York City for a final showdown against the alien threat. But even if they save Earth from total annihilation, will their city ever be the same.teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-the-everburning-fire-review_1EPISODES ON DISC INCLUDE

4.13) THE EVER-BURNING FIRE

tmnt-revenge-of-the-triceratons-1280jpg-68443a_1280wThe Turtles must overcome impossible odds like the Triceratons and Lord Dregg in order to obtain the final Black Hole Generator piece that is located on the lava planet of Magdomar, guarded by the cosmic alligator snapping turtle-like beast Tokka. In the end, they lose all three pieces and Mozar calls them at the end saying they are going to use the black hole generator on Earth.

4.14) EARTH’S LAST STAND

As the team finally reaches Earth, the Fugitoid reveals a horrible secret about his past. He reveals that he was the creator of the Heart of Darkness. At the end of the episode, the turtles warn Splinter about Shredder’s betrayal, while Fugitoid flies himself and his ship into the Triceraton mothership along with the Heart of Darkness to destroy it; taking the Triceratons and himself down with it. The Turtles, April and Casey mourn his ultimate sacrifice for their world. However, at the end of the episode, his head reactivates in the Triceraton rubble.

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4.15) CITY AT WAR

Weeks after the Triceratons were stopped, the Turtles now celebrates April’s full transition as a kunoichi. They find out Karai has returned and she vowed to restore the Foot Clan and undo the damage the Shredder has done to the Clan with the help of her old friend from Japan, Shinigami. It is revealed that Shredder is alive but gravely injured from the previous episode who now uses mutagen provided by Stockman to speed up his recovery and to further increase his strength.

4.16) BROKEN FOOT

When Leonardo secretly allies himself with Karai who now has Foot Soldiers of her own he gets himself into deeper danger than he could have realized, such as Donatello getting injured from explosives and the Turtles and Karai close to death in the Foot Soldier Factory. In the end Karai no longer wants to go after Shredder’s belongings but she wants to go after Shredder himself.

4.17) THE INSECTA TRIFECTA

Raphael must overcome his fear of insects to help the team when they are forced to battle Stockman-Fly’s new insect minions Scumbug and Antrax, who have captured Casey Jones at the time when Shredder was recuperating.

4.18) MUTANT GANGLAND

With the Shredder missing from the city, Don Vizioso desires to take over by having his gangster engineer highly advanced anti-mutant weapons that have been designed to incapacitate the Turtles and their fellow mutants. When Mondo Gecko and Donnie are abducted, it is up to Leo, Mikey, Raph, Slash, Leatherhead, and Dr. Rockwell to save them from being taken apart for the amusement of Don Vizioso. However, they must also deal with Don’s strongest and most lethal of minions: Hammer.

4.19) BAT IN THE BELFRY

Donnie experiments with April’s crystalline fragment of the mystical Sol Star (which she is becoming quite obsessed with, due to its mighty power further developing and rapidly increasing her psychic abilities to tremendous levels), but accidentally supercharges it with electricity, that stirs sudden sentience and autonomy in the crystal fragment. It then uses this to bring four of the main characters from Mikey’s favorite comic book to life.  Mikey easily befriends the heroes Wingnut and Screwloose, and he and Casey join them in stopping crime. But when they tell the two superheroes about the fact that they’re fictional characters, and show them the mystical Sol Star, it causes Wingnut and Screwloose to transform into insane monstrous forms. Meanwhile, Donatello becomes incessantly worried that the Sol Star fragment is gradually affecting April’s mental stability.

4.20) THE SUPER SHREDDER

For the first time, the Turtles encounter something they cannot defeat – the Super Shredder! Now far stronger and more vicious than ever, Shredder has returned to put an end to Splinter and the Turtles once and for all. He captures Karai and challenges Splinter to another duel to the death. Meanwhile, the Turtles and April have to deal with Tiger Claw, Rahzar, and Fishface. In the Undercity, the duel between Splinter and Super Shredder begins to heat up; particularly when Shredder’s right arm begins to go out of control as a dangerous side effect of the highly unstable mutagen dosages Stockman-Fly had warned him of. The Turtles, April and Karai show up to assist Splinter, but are held up Chrome Domes. As Super Shredder prepares for the final blow, Splinter throws a knife at some smoke bombs, which causes the ledge to crumble and collapse, resulting in the longtime rivals to fall 1,000 feet into the abyss below; presumably to their deaths.

4.21) DARKEST PLIGHT

The Turtles (along with April, Casey, and Karai) desperately hunt for Splinter, as Super Shredder is seen to have survived and has Bebop and Rocksteady make sure that Splinter is truly destroyed. Donnie, Mikey, Raph and Casey go to search the Undercity for Splinter with their grappling hooks; unaware that Bebop and Rocksteady are not far. Meanwhile Leo, Karai and April lure Tiger Claw and Super Shredder to the surface. Leo is separated from the two girls and left to battle Super Shredder all on his own. Fortunately, April uses her extraordinarily powerful telekinetic abilities against Super Shredder and succeeds in saving Karai from being crushed by a truck that contains sulfuric acid (thanks to the mystical Sol Star fragment further amplifying her psionic abilities), her eyes glow a bright blue and she smiles malevolently as she hurls it right back at Super Shredder.In the depths of the Undercity, a gravely injured and weakened Splinter is shocked to find the Rat King, who wants him back under his control. But is revealed to have been nothing more than hallucinations due to his fever. He is then rescued by a joyous Donnie and Mikey. At his new lair, Super Shredder demands more mutagen, which Tiger Claw adamantly refuses to allow, as it will destroy his entire being. However, he forces Stockman-Fly to inject the remaining dosages of the unstable mutagen into his system as Tiger Claw watches in terror and fear.tmnt-100th-episode.png

4.22) THE POWER INSIDE HER

Despite Leonardo’s uncertainty, Donatello decides to do tests on April, but only ends up in further increasing her psionic abilities and being possessed by the corrupted spirit of an almighty elder Aeon from within the Sol Star fragment, by the name of Za-Naron. In the end, April succeeds in regaining control, putting an end to Za-Naron and breaking the Sol Star fragment. She apologizes for not listening to what they had warned her about the influence the crystal fragment had on her; particularly Donnie. She assures everyone that even though she can no longer harness the great mystical power of the Aeons, she now has a better understanding of how to control her increasingly powerful psionic abilities on her own.tumblr_inline_okx05xknnz1u81y09_1280

4.23) TOKKA VS. THE WORLD

Tokka, who is shown to have survived the colossal implosion of the dwarf star in “The Ever-Burning Fire”, returns and discovers that her baby boy (whom Raphael adopted as Chompy Picasso) is missing. Determined to get him back, she crash lands on Earth; leading up to an intense battle between her, the Earth Protection Force, and the Turtles who meet up with Bishop, who aids E.P.F. in advancing Earth’s defenses against more extraterrestrial invasions. Raph manages to approach Tokka and explains that he only took her baby because he believed that she had perished, leaving Chompy motherless. Touched by this, Tokka leaves Chompy in Raph’s care and returns to Magdomar. Splinter wonders what Raph will do once Chompy becomes full grown, to which Raph replies that he knows that Chompy is fated to return to the stars one day but will always look out for him until that day comes.Totc

4.24: THE TALE OF TIGER CLAW

A dangerous female assassin and fox-mutant, by the name of Alopex, with super speed, appears who is bent on taking down her own brother, Tiger Claw, with the cursed Blades of Vengeance. The Turtles, April and Casey try to befriend her, but she turns on them and furiously goes after Tiger Claw alone, but not before she curses Casey with the blades. Unfortunately, for her, Tiger Claw has well prepared for her arrival. The Turtles make the scene and distract Tiger Claw while April uses her tanto to break the M.O.U.S.E.R. cage that traps her. In gratitude, Alopex returns one of the blades to Casey, and April uses her telekinetic abilities to borrow Tiger Claw’s ice gun so Casey can destroy them, thus breaking their curse. Alopex pins Tiger Claw and seems prepared to kill him again but decides against it as it is not honorable. Tiger Claw shoots her from behind, but Alopex anticipates this and dodges the blast and slices off his right arm; an act that shocks even the Turtles. As Bebop and Rocksteady take the mutilated Tiger Claw away, Alopex takes off to the city rooftops again.

4.25) REQUIEM

When the Mutagen serum that Super Shredder used to mutate himself had been stabilized, Super Shredder is rid of his weaknesses and he is ready to hunt down Splinter and the Turtles and finish the fierce battle between him and his enemies and he finishes off Splinter by stabbing him and throwing him off the rooftop of the Wolf Hotel where the turtles first fought Shredder. April then uses a psychic blast to throw Super Shredder off the roof and into a garbage truck and Casey seemingly kills him by turning on the crusher. The grieving turtles then carry Splinter’s body to the Shellraiser and depart to lay him to rest. Super Shredder’s hand bursts through the top of the truck, still very much alive.Screen-Shot-2017-02-26-at-1_54_42-PM

5.26) OWARI

After Splinter is buried on the O’Neil farm, his spirit informs Leonardo that Super Shredder is still alive and needs to be stopped. The Turtles, April, and Casey ambush Shredder’s hideout after finding out the location from the injured Karai. They defeat Super Shredder’s henchmen (even turning Baxter Stockman back to normal in the process) before confronting Saki on the roof of the hideout. After Super Shredder knocks almost everyone off the building, Leonardo finally defeats the Shredder and finishes him off. The Turtles return to New York victorious as they prepare for the next imminent threat.tmnt-426-16x9An excellent end to season 4, leaves you wanting more… Roll on Season 5.

 

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REVIEW: THE BEST OF THE POWER RANGERS – PART III

 

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MAIN CAST

Ricardo Medina, Jr. (Witchcraft)
Alyson Kiperman (Hell Ride)
Phillip jeanmarie (Passions)
Jessica Rey (General Hospital)
Jack Guzman (End of The Spear)
Ann Marie Crouch (Bar Flies)
Ilia Volok (Air Force One)
Sin Wong (Miss Universe)
Philip Andrew (The Hazing)
Pua Magasiva (30 Days of Night)
Sally Martin (Wendy Wu)
Glenn McMillan (Zenon: Z3)
Jason Chan (Stealth)
Adam Tuominen (Underbelly)
Jorge Vargas (Arrow)
Katrina Browne (Young Hercules)
Katrina Devine (Xena)
Grant McFarland (Hercules: TLJ)
James Napier Robertson (The Tribe)
Kevin Duhaney (Honey)
Jason David Frank (The One Warrior)
Emma Lahana (Alien Agent)
Jeffrey Parazzo (Flashpoint)
Lathan Gaines (King Kong)
Miriama Smith (Filthy Rich)
Tom Hern (Maddigan’s Quest)
Brandon Jay McLaren (Smallville)
Chris Violette (Bitten)
Matt Sadowski (Dawn of The Dead)
Monica May (Battle Planet)
Alycia Purrott (Jailbait!)
Rene Naufahu (The Matix Revolutions)
John Tui (Battleship)
Michelle Langstone (Xena)
Kelson Henderson (Ash vs Evil Dead)
Olivia James-Baird (Orange Roughies)
Barnie Duncan (Nothing Trivial)Episode_09_-_GaorangerRECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Roy Werner (Weeds)
Brianne Brozey (Digimon)
Bob Papenbrook (Jeepers Creepers 2)
Ken Merckx (Orgazmo)
Minae Noji (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Eiko Nijo (Eagle Eye)
Jason Faunt (Totem)
Michael Copon (The Scorpion King 2)
Kevin Kleinberg (Ethan Mao)
Deborah Estelle Philips (The Cavanaughs)
Erin Cahill (Skinwalker Ranch)
Vernon wells (Mad Max 2)
Kate Sheldon (The Chronicle TV)
Dan Southworth (Mortal Kombat: Legacy)
Sean CW Johnson (My Little Eye)
Monica Louwerens (The Vampire Diaries)
Wendell Wright (Highlander: The Series)
Sandra McCoy (Cry Wolf)
J.D. Hall (Undercover Brother)
Brancombe Richmond (The Scorpion King)
Christopher Khayman Lee (That 70s Show)
Jason Narvy (Masked Rider)
Paul Schrier (Wicked Games)
Danny Slavin (The Boy Next Door)
Austin St. John (Footsteps)
Selwyn Ward (A Simple Promise)
Catherine Sutherland (The Cell)
Walter Jones (Buffy)
Ryan Hansen (2 Broke Girls)
Megan Nicol (Xena)
Peter Rowley (The Tommyknockers)
Craig Parker (Reign)
Bruce Hopkins (Housebound)
Jason Hoyte (We’re Here to Help)
John Leigh (The Frighteners)
Kim Michalis (Toy Love)
Paul Norell (River Queen)
Daniel Sing (Shortland Street)
James Gaylyn (Avatar)
Ismay Johnston (This Is Not a Love Story)
Michael Hurst (Maddigan’s Quest)
Brett Stewart (Everything We Loved)
Joel Tobeck (Spartacus: War of The Damned)
Ian Hughes (Bliss)
Jaime Passier-Armstrong (Jubilee)
Robbie Magasiva (Wentworth Prison)
Geoff Dolan (Gloss)
Morgan Reese Fairhead (Xena)
Stephan Hall (Killing Time)
Dwayne Cameron (The Locals)
Stuart Devenie (Jack of All Trades)
Susan Brady (Hercules: TLJ)
Antonia Prebble (Westside)
Neill Rea (Spooked)
Siobhan Page (Filthy Rich)
Aaron Murphy (Boogeyman)

maxresdefaultEver since its humble beginnings in 1993 no body could predict just how morphinominal hit the show would be and 800+ episodes, 3 films later the show is still on and still hit, these are my all time favourite episodes starting with MMPR right through to the current season Ninja Steel.

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Image may contain: one or more people and nightSomewhere in the wilderness, a young man named Cole leaves a tribe to search for his past. In the city of Turtle Cove, four Rangers are battling two powerful orgs, but are outmatched. The orgs leave, and Alyssa comments on how they need a fifth Ranger, but their leader Taylor disagrees. Cole arrives in the city and tries to find the people in his photo – his parents. He ends up saving animals from a shady shelter run by two devious clowns. Cole and the animals make it out of the shelter safely, and the animal snatchers are revealed to be the duke orgs Toxica and Jindrax. The four Rangers find Cole in the city and ask him to come with them. Taylor ends up punching him in the gut, and they haul him away unconscious. Cole wakes up to find himself in a jungle, and he is greeted by five robotic animals – Lion, Tiger, Bison, Shark, and Eagle – the Power Animals. Cole then makes his way to a temple, where he is greeted by the four Rangers and their mentor, Princess Shayla. Cole shows the team a red crystal with the lion spirit in it. They surprise him by showing him their own colored crystals. The Org from earlier returns to wreak more havoc in the city. Shayla dispatches the Rangers. Taylor gives Cole his Growl Phone and shows him how to morph. The Rangers, are still unable to defeat the orgs. They combine their weapons into the Jungle Sword, destroying one org. Jindrax and Toxica appear. Toxica grows the other org into a giant. The wild zords come to help the Rangers and destroy the org. Another mission complete, but what will they face next?Image may contain: one or more people and textBarbwire Org has surfaced, and starts to attack the city with his wires. Jindrax and Toxica find the old org temple, and find Master Org, the father of all orgs, ready to kick some Ranger butt. The Rangers arrive in the city to fight the org, but while Cole tries to reason with it, Taylor wants to fight. An army of putrids welcomes the Rangers, and Cole sticks to his plan and tries to reason with Barbwire Org. After he finds that orgs do not have hearts, he goes with Taylor’s plan and morphs. The Rangers destroy Barbwire Org with the Jungle Sword, and he grows to giant size. The wild zords come from the Animarium island and Red Lion tells Cole they need to combine the wild zords, forming the Wild Force Megazord. The team puts together their Crystal Sabers and the power animals come together, and the megazord is formed. The megazord growls, signaling it means business. The Rangers use the Mega Roar and destroy Barbwire Org. Master Org, creates a new plan. Back on the Animarium, the Rangers give Cole a make-over, officially making him part of the team.Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting and textAlyssa starts a day at school on an archeological dig. While snooping around, she finds a glowing Wild Force emblem inside a cave. Later, she grabs Princess Shayla and Cole to help her check it out. Tire Org starts terrorizing the city. The three available Rangers show up to fight it. Tire Org manages to stall Taylor, Danny, and Max, giving him time to dash over to Cole, Alyssa, and Princess Shayla. He kidnaps the princess, and the Rangers try to run after him. The power animals send the new savage cycles, and Alyssa manages to stop Tire Org. The Rangers destroy Tire Org with a blast from the cycles, and Alyssa saves Princess Shayla. Toxica resurrects the org into a giant, and the Wild Force Megazord is formed. Master Org kidnaps Princess Shayla while the Rangers are busy, and forces her to try to open the seal. Alyssa leaves the Megazord to help the Princess, but is knocked out by the powerful Master Org. When Shayla tells Master Org that she can’t open the seal, only the chosen one can, he decides to blow it up. After Master Org leaves, Shayla and Alyssa inspect the rubble, and find that the Power Animal behind the seal still lives. An animal crystal appears before Alyssa, and summons the Elephant Zord, forming the Wild Force Megazord sword and shield mode. Tire Org is destroyed and Cole tries to master his new savage cycle.Image may contain: one or more people, outdoor and textWhen jogging, Taylor stops by at the airport and remembers when she first came to the Animarium. She then meets two boys: wearing black and white, running from a security guard. She saves them from capture and finds out from the security guard that she was the best pilot Turtle Cove ever had. Then, Cellphone Org starts attacking the city and can disrupt the Rangers’ ability to morph. He injures Taylor, who manages to hide in an abandoned factory. Putrids find her, but the two boys save her using psychic powers. While the other Rangers deal with Cellphone Org, Taylor is tasked by the boys to get two flowers from a steep cliff. The others manage to break Cellphone Org’s antenna, allowing Taylor to morph, fly, and get the flowers. The boys give her two seeds, and she then returns to the others. Cellphone Org is destroyed by the Jungle Sword, and Toxica revives him into a giant. The Rangers then notice the boys Taylor met before. The boys sprinkle pollen from the flowers on each other, turning them into the Black and Polar Bear Zords. The seeds Taylor was given turns into animal crystals, and the Wild Force Megazord Double Knuckle Mode is formed. Even though Cellphone Org is destroyed, Red Lion becomes tired from taking in energy from the bear brothers, causing the megazord to overload.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing, outdoor and textThe rangers learn of a magical bird called the Soul Bird in the forest that can heal the Wild Zords. Cole thinks it may be able to heal the Red Lion, so the Rangers head off to find it. However, they are stopped by Toxica, Jindrax, and a grown Bulldozer Org. Since Red Lion is still exhausted, the Rangers can’t form the megazord. Red Lion objects and says he will fight, so the Rangers do what Jindrax and Toxica want them to. However, they need to use the bear brothers once again. Red Lion becomes exhausted and injured, so the other Wild Zords try to protect him. Cole then tries to find the Soul Bird, and Jindrax and Toxica go after him. But, Taylor, Alyssa, Danny, and Max stop them. Cole encounters Master Org, who scares away the Soul Bird. The gorilla crystal then comes to Cole, who reunites with the others and forms the Kongazord. After Bulldozer Org is destroyed, the Rangers find a Soul Bird egg, and Cole becomes sad, because the little chick won’t know its mother… like him.No automatic alt text available.A wandering General Org called Retinaxe battles the Rangers to prove his worth. With Freezer Org’s help, the Zords are frozen and the Rangers are rendered powerless. The Soul Bird hatches, restores the Zords and powers, and helps the Rangers defeat Retinaxe.No automatic alt text available.Master Org releases the General Org Nayzor, who finds and releases another Duke Org – Zen-Aku. Zen-Aku utterly defeats the Rangers in battle, and steals the Elephant zord from Alyssa.No automatic alt text available.An injured Alyssa is tended to by Zen-Aku, after she is attacked by Toxica and Jindrax. Zen-Aku summons his own Dark Wild Zords to battle the Rangers’ Wild Zords.Image may contain: mountain, sky, outdoor and natureAfter defeating the runaway Bus org, the Rangers face Zen-Aku who defeats Cole easily in a brief battle, he also combines his Dark Wild Zords into the Predazord, and steals the Giraffe Power Animal from them.No automatic alt text available.Zen-Aku frees Motorcycle Org, and kidnaps Princess Shayla. Shayla’s necklace brings back vague memories for Zen-Aku. The Rangers battle Motorcycle Org and Zen-Aku, and get back the Princess. Taylor is defeated by Zen-Aku, who steals the Bear animal crystals.No automatic alt text available.As Zen-Aku begins to remember his true past, Nayzor plants a bug in his head, which convinces him that he is pure evil, making him an even more dangerous threat to the Rangers.No automatic alt text available.The ancient Animus intervenes to reveal Zen-Aku’s true identity – Merrick, the ancient warrior who defeated Master Org by using the cursed wolf mask. By defeating the Predazord with new zords, the Rangers break the curse, returning Merrick back to normal.Image may contain: one or more people, tree, plant, outdoor and natureAfter a failed attempt to retrieve the stolen Animal Crystals, Merrick must fight the Quadra Org, who was created with the power of the crystals. With the Rangers tied up, Merrick battles on his own, until his Wild Zords return to him and give him the power to morph into the Lunar Wolf Ranger.Image may contain: one or more people and textSignal Org makes Cole lose his memory. He ends up on a farm, and is eventually found by the Rangers and returned to normal just in time to defeat Signal Org. Also, Alyssa discovers that Cole’s parents have been presumed dead.No automatic alt text available.Alyssa’s father is in town, and calls Alyssa for lunch. Samurai Org stirs up trouble, and Alyssa must recall her father’s training to defeat him.No automatic alt text available.To defeat Tombstone Org, who is powered by six Org spirits, the Rangers need the help of the Deer Zord. To get the Deer to help them, Shayla and Merrick must sing for him to make him happy again.No automatic alt text available.Nayzor is resurrected, stronger than ever, but he is defeated by Cole’s new weapon, the Falcon Summoner, and destroyed as a giant by the Rangers’ new Megazord the Isis Megazord featuring: the falcon, the deer, the giraffe, rhino and armadillo.Image may contain: 1 personWes and Eric track down three Mutorgs from the future to Turtle Cove, where they team up with the Wild Force rangers to battle them. The Rangers are greatly overpowered, and only with the intervention of Jen are they able to escape.Image may contain: 1 person, standingThe other Time Force Rangers arrive from the future, bringing Ransik and Nadira with them. They track down the Mutorgs, and Ransik manages to destroy their mutant halves. This allows the 12 Rangers to destroy the trio.No automatic alt text available.Master Org kidnaps four of the Rangers, and reveals his true origin to Cole. In a heated battle, Cole destroys Master Org’s Org half, reverting him back to a normal human. Meanwhile, Toxica and Jindrax have found a replacement to lead them – General Org Mandilok.Image may contain: one or more people, people sitting, table and textZen-Aku returns to rejoin with Merrick, and only by learning to accept help from his friends does Merrick defeat this evil from his past.Image may contain: one or more people and nightCole befriends a mysterious young boy named Kite, who helps them defeat Mandilok’s two new Duke Orgs – Artilla and Helicos.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers battle for control of the Wild Zords against Lion Tamer Org. The Zords are broken free of the Org’s spell by Kite, who displays some mysterious powers.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and textMandilok convinces Kite that humans are no good, and unleashes Monitor Org on them. Just as the Rangers defeat the Org, Kite reveals himself as Animus. He determines that humans do not deserve the Wild Zords’ help, and takes them all away.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers struggle to defeat Toy Org without their Zords. When Animus truly believes in the soul of humanity, and the Rangers’ commitment to protecting the Earth, he returns the Zords to the Rangers.No automatic alt text available.Some of King Mondo’s generals survived. They’re preparing to attack Earth again. Andros (Power Rangers in Space) finds out about the impending attack, and contact Tommy. Tommy gathers 9 Red Rangers and The quantum ranger from the past decade stop them.

No automatic alt text available.To prepare for his return, Master Org sends the ninja Duke Org Onikage to take care of business. Onikage succeeds in kidnapping Shayla and destroys Toxica.Image may contain: one or more people, ocean, text, water and outdoorOnikage creates Shadow Rangers to fight the Rangers. Master Org reappears and destroys Mandilok; Onikage is eventually destroyed by the Pegasus Megazord, but Master Org does manage to walk off with the Princess.Image may contain: nightJindrax sets up both the Rangers and the new Locomotive Org to re-energize Toxica’s horn, which he uses to fish her out of the spirit world, Meanwhile, Master Org prepares the Nexus for a mysterious ceremony, and snatches Princess Shayla’s necklace, for his ceremony.Image may contain: sky, outdoor and natureThe Rangers battle resurrected Org generals to disable the Nexus’s force field, so that their new allies Toxica and Jindrax may sneak in and rescue Princess Shayla.Image may contain: one or more people and textMaster Org returns from an apparent death and attacks the Rangers with his new form. He destroys all the Wild Zords, and the Ranger’s powers.No automatic alt text available.The Wild Zords return from the dead, along with other Wild Zords of the world, and destroy Master Org with an Ultra Roar. The Rangers then destroy the Org Heart so Master Org won’t come back.

 

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Image may contain: 1 person, standing, ocean and outdoorThree young extreme sports fans and friends, surfer Tori, skateboarder Shane, and motocrosser Dustin, spend their afternoons together at the Wind Ninja Academy, where the future stealth protectors of the Earth are trained in secret. Though, they’re considered to be the three least dedicated students, the trio’s potential and good nature comes to an advantage, when they run late for class one afternoon. It just so happens, that day, Lothor, a banished evil ninja, comes back to the planet, and conquers every Ninja Academy with his hoard of Evil Alien Ninjas! and makes their Sensei trapped in the form of a Guinea Pig, and his grumpy and embittered tech-wizard son Cam designing the weaponry to combat the villains, the three become the Wind Ninja Rangers. Can they manage to defeat the Blue Face monster in their first battle?Image may contain: one or more people and textVirtual training missions between the three Rangers highlights a major fault in their teamwork, focused directly upon team leader Shane. Despite Sensei’s reminding that he must learn to trust in his teammates, the Red Ranger strikes out on his own against the Mad Magnet monster. Will he learn his lesson the hard way? Meanwhile, Lothor’s evil nieces, Kapri and Marah, are also suffering from a lack of teamwork, and are forced to work out their problems by being stuck together, literally, by the monster’s magnetic ray! This is the first time that the zords are introduced in this season.Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor and waterTori is upset at being considered one of the guys and wishes to appear more feminine rather than tom boyish. She turns to Sensei for advice but is disappointed. Lothor’s nieces use this to trick her into going to a “fashion shoot”. She is trapped while an impostor goes to find Shane and Dustin and the headquarters. This is the first time the Rangers use the “Lightning Mode” of the Megazord.Image may contain: motorcycleThe Rangers encounter a new enemy named Terra Mole, who causes sismic disturbances in the city as he burrows underground; Dustin isolates himself. Blake and Hunter, the two warriors from the Thunder Ninja Academy show up.No automatic alt text available.Cam is in need of the data disc for the Tsunami Cycles, which Dustin had last, all unaware that it’s not only landed in the hands of the evil Thunder Rangers, but has been used to give them their own Cycles! This leads to the first confrontation between the Wind and Thunder Rangers, and as if our heroes didn’t have it bad enough, they also face Zurgane! When the Thunder Rangers unveil their own Zords, can our heroes’ own Zords withstand their awesome power?Image may contain: outdoor and natureThe Thunder Rangers finally strike, defeating the Wind Rangers with their own Tsunami Cycles and Zords. When Blake is injured protecting Tori, she takes him to Ninja headquarters. With their location discovered, the Thunder Rangers infiltrate their headquarters and kidnap Sensei, blaming him for the death of their parents, not realizing just how wrong they are.Image may contain: one or more peopleAfter Sensei seals himself inside a protective sphere, the Thunder Rangers head for a cave that contains what they need to break it. Hot on their trail, the Ninja Storm Rangers catch up with and briefly aid them. When they finally reach the cave, all is revealed. Lothor was the one responsible for the deaths of Hunter and Blake’s parents. The Thunder Rangers finally come to their senses, team up with the Wind Rangers and battle Lothor.Image may contain: 2 peopleTori misses Blake so much that she decides to go for a ride and ends up running into Blake, and he has something to tell her. She later talks to Shane and Dustin about what she’s learned, but they are hesitant. Meanwhile, Hunter and Blake make their way on to Lothor’s ship, and things go awry. When the Rangers battle another of Lothor’s creations, they are in for the surprise of their lives….and then they disappear without a trace.No automatic alt text available.Temperatures across the globe are dropping at an alarming rate, while the confused Rangers find themselves on an island. Lothor looks on gleefully as the Thunder Rangers battle the Wind Rangers until Blake and Hunter begin to come to their senses. A creature is sent down that is more formidable than ever; and the Rangers find that they have to get off the island before it sinks! Things take a turn for the worse when Hunter falls under a powerful spell that sends him on a murderous rampage for his brother, who is barely saved in time by the Wind Rangers.No automatic alt text available.Blake is much more eager to save his brother than the Wind Rangers are, but they help anyway especially when they realize that the island is sinking. They find Hunter who struggles to find himself in his rage, forcing Blake to take matters into his own hands. Cam discovers where the Rangers are and contacts them; the Rangers find that there’s only one way to make it off the island, but it’s very risky. The Wind and Thunder Rangers have to work together but they’re running out of time!No automatic alt text available.Choobo blames the Thunder Rangers for his punishment and will stop at nothing to seek revenge, capturing them when they go out for a ride to decide if they will accept Tori, Shane, and Dustin’s tempting offer. They are freed thanks to their new friends, but things take a turn for the worse when Choobo reveals just how powerful he truly is by casting a spell to control the Wind Rangers so that they will destroy the Thunder Rangers against their will! Will the Wind Rangers be able to break free from his grip?Image may contain: outdoor, nature and textCam resents not being a Ranger and wishes to prove himself worthy of joining them, hating how his father is too overprotective to allow him that chance. It’s up to Cam to save the day though when the Rangers are stripped of their powers, forcing Cam to go on a dangerous quest to the past to find the only thing that can save the world!Image may contain: one or more people and close-upCam finds himself at least thirty years in the past. There are many more surprises in store for the young warrior when he meets his mom and dad as teenagers, and discovers that his father has a brother, Kiya! Kiya is determined to take a mesmerizing emerald amulet from Miko, Cam’s mother. Cam interferes with his attempt and is later accused when it appears that Cam has stolen the amulet. His father, Kanoi, uncovers the truth which leads to a face-off between Cam and Kiya. Later, time runs out and Cam reluctantly leaves to save the other Rangers, armed with a special gift from his mother. Meanwhile, the spell that froze time so that Cam could time travel to the past is wearing off, leaving the powerless Rangers to face a gigantic monster. Cam becomes the Green Ranger & help the other Rangers.Image may contain: one or more people, outdoor and natureThe Rangers are reeling from the latest surprise when they are ambushed by Lothor. They barely manage to escape and retrieve their powers when each of them is forced to fight a monster alone. Cam is stung and almost turned into a bug. Sensei reveals to him how to undo the spell, which seems impossible. In the end, it takes all the Rangers split into two groups to save the city.No automatic alt text available.Marah and Kapri convince Lothor to make a television show that will make him more likable. A new monster, Mr. Ratwell, assures Lothor that he can create a show to make him well-liked and offers to use love potions as a backup plan. Lothor, disgusted with the idea of using love potions, refuses and tosses them aside. Marah and Kapri decide to use them on the Rangers to prove their usefulness to their uncle as well as for fun. They accidentally make two of the Rangers fall in love with Tori, and they begin to fight over her for her affections. Even more problems arise when Tori is captured and bound to a cactus on Lothor’s TV set and a strong love spell cast through the television puts all the viewers of Lothor’s new show into a frenzy and they go after Dustin, Shane, and Hunter. It’s up to Tori to help Cam and Blake come to their senses.Image may contain: one or more people and outdoorHunter is disappointed when he becomes a mentor to a boy, Charlie, who resents him after losing his dad. He feels a kinship with this young boy when he discovers that they have something in common but is frustrated that he can’t get though to him. Meanwhile, everyone’s in trouble when Marah and Kapri lose Lothor’s P.A.M.. Confusion arises when strange things begin to happen during the Rangers’ battles. Finally, Marah and Kapri find Lothor’s P.A.M. when it falls into the hands of Charlie who, naturally, doesn’t recognize it for what it is. Fortunately, he’s a lot smarter than the two of them.No automatic alt text available.Cam is overwhelmed by the desire to have a human father so much so that he decides to try to bring his father back to his normal human self. After Shane and Sensei accidentally switch bodies, Sensei must go into battle as the Red Ranger while Shane must stay and watch. Cam attempts to fix it but another setback makes Sensei and Dustin switch bodies. Meanwhile, Marah and Kapri try to destroy the power rangers all on their own and are completely confused by the rangers newfound skills.Image may contain: one or more people and outdoorDustin uses his Yellow Ranger powers to protect Storm Chargers from a big sports company. Kelli tells a newspaper about it and Dustin becomes famous. Shane becomes jealous of Dustin’s newfound fame and Dustin begins to grows a big head. When Hunter, Tori, and Blake get captured by a stamp monster, Dustin and Shane are forced to work together in order to defeat the monster and save their friends.Image may contain: one or more people, people standing, sky, outdoor and natureMotodrone is born via a real mechanical genius, Perry, who comes into the scenario when Hunter’s bike gets trashed during a race. Motodrone takes Hunter. Cam matches the DNA of Motodrone and finds out that he is Perry. Blake and Cam save Hunter who destroys Motodrone and saves Perry. Zurgane finds Motordrones pieces and takes them to Lothor’s ship, where he is reassembled and brought back to life.No automatic alt text available.It’s a special day for Tori, and the Rangers get a day off when Sensei decides to take a little trip. Shane, plagued by nightmares, comes to Tori for advice and heeds it to her chagrin. There’s only one person who can help Shane, and that person is someone from the past.No automatic alt text available.Shane is confused and overwhelmed when he learns the truth about his nightmares and their link to the past. Meanwhile, Lothor discovers that there’s an old acquaintance that may be trouble and is curious as to why this person has shown up. Only when Skyla leaves Shane does he understand everything that he’s been shown and has to rely on her gift to defeat the one that is searching for her.No automatic alt text available.Tori is puzzled when Blake disappears a lot for no real reason. No one else seems to know where he is or what he’s doing when he’s gone. When asked where he has been, he tells them very little. A new monster shows up, and finally the Rangers can see what he’s been up to.Image may contain: 1 personShane’s intimidating big brother comes to town, and accidentally catches him morphing and Motodrone calls a new monster named eyezak who forces people to face their worst fears. The Wind Rangers are forced to face their fears, and the Thunder Rangers are captured.Image may contain: textTori gives the guys a ride when they decide to go out camping. On the way, they are ambushed, but ultimately choose not to cancel their trip anyway. Meanwhile, Zurgane is ridiculed and his rank is threatened by even Lothor himself so he hatches an interesting plan to eliminate the Rangers, not knowing that Vexacus has plans of his own. Nearly everyone is stunned at how things begin to unfold for Zurgane.Image may contain: outdoorZurgane’s Zord is obliterated by the Rangers, but the General manages to get the data from the Rangers’ attacks, and uses it when creating a new Zord, the HyperZurgane Zord! It cripples the Hurricane Megazord, so can the Rangers stall Zurgane long enough for the Zords to be repaired? Even if Zurgane survives the battle, one of his fellow Generals has his own plans about his fate.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers are selected to showcase their respective talents in the US Action Games. Meanwhile, Lothor prepares the final stages of a scheme set in motion by destiny itself, as he seeks to unleash the evils within The Abyss of Evil, hidden beneath the site of the Action Games. The Rangers face their greatest challenge.No automatic alt text available.Lothor discovers and destroys Ninja Ops, but leaves behind a radically changed Sensei. With renewed confidence, the shattered Rangers unite to take on Lothor’s new Zord and the forces of the Abyss of Evil as it opens, releasing every evil they have faced and more. When it’s all over, the Rangers will face Lothor himself, but will their powers be able to withstand the villain’s final trump card?

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Image may contain: one or more people and textFormer Veteran Power Ranger Tommy Oliver takes a teaching job at the city of Reefside years after escaping from an ordeal with the evil and mysterious reptilian monster Mesogog, and is assigned to look after three detention students: Conner McKnight (soccer star), Ethan James (hi-tech prankster) and Kira Ford (singer). During a trip to the museum, the trio stumbles upon a secret hideaway and find the magical Dino Gems. Kira rejects her Gem soon after, only to be abducted by Mesogog’s forces.Image may contain: one or more people and people standingKira manages to escape from Mesogog’s lair, and the mad scientist reveals his powerful Bio Zords and unleashes them on the city. Tommy grants the students the means to become a new generation of Power Rangers and sends them out to tame the wild creatures. They succeed, and combine their newfound Zords into the Thundersaurus Megazord to halt the evil warrior Zeltrax’s attack on the city and save the day.No automatic alt text available.Mesogog kidnaps Tommy to find out how to access a mysterious power source. As Hayley searches for a way to rescue Tommy, the Rangers watch a video diary on the history of the Power Rangers with footage from the past eleven seasons. Image may contain: one or more people, people standing and textThe Rangers rescue Tommy, who steals the stone and discovers that the power within to be another Dino Gem. Harnessing the unique powers of this black gem, Tommy reignites his past and becomes the Black Ranger. To defeat Mesogog’s latest creation, the Rangers are sent the Cephala Zord as a boxing glove.No automatic alt text available.Kira is reunited with her old friend and celebrity, Kylee Styles. The snobbish teenage star falls victim to the youth-draining Donkeyvac monster, and Kira comforts Kylee by reminding her of better times while the others confront this new menace. When Kira helps her friends take down Donkeyvac, everyone’s youth is restored, and Kylee and Kira reunite and perform a duet at Hayley’s Cyberspace.No automatic alt text available.Mesogog’s latest plan takes advantage of Ethan’s obsession for a video game by transporting Ethan into the game’s virtual world where he meets a strange wizard and the even stranger Triptoids. Kira also gets sucked into the game but the pair manage to return to the real world, and discover that the Triptoids and the wizard have followed them. After the Rangers deal with the Demagnetron monster, Hayley sends the wizard back to the virtual world.No automatic alt text available.Dr. Oliver and Principal Randall take the students on a dig, using that pretence to hide their true motive of finding a nearby Dino Egg. Pulling a bait and switch on the Rangers, Randall, who is actually Mesogog’s henchwoman, Elsa, in disguise, manages to steal the real Dino Egg and hatches the Dimetro Zord. After a brief battle, the Rangers manage to tame the Dimetro Zord, who helps to defeat Scorpex, the latest monster with the saw blade ability.Image may contain: sky, night and outdoorWhen the powerful White Dino Gem goes missing from Mesogog’s fortress, a monster is sent to lure out whoever stole it. Mesogog’s plan works and the renegade White Ranger appears on the scene, easily defeating the monster and forcing the Rangers to retreat in the face of his might.No automatic alt text available.Conner and Kira are sent to locate a new Dino Egg, only to find it in the White Ranger’s possession. Hayley alerts the team to the presence of the Angor monster, and the Thundersarus Megazord duels with this new foe while Tommy goes to confront the White Ranger and retrieve the Dino Egg. While the Megazord is successful in defeating the monster with help from the newly-hatched Parasaur Zord which gives the megazord the scissor blade, Tommy fails his mission and the Drago Zord is hatched.Image may contain: one or more people, sky and outdoorThe White Ranger steals the Rangers’ Stego Zord and combines it with his Drago Zord to form the Dino Stegozord, which promptly blasts the Thundersarus Megazord apart. While a trio of auxiliary Zords are sent into battle, Conner dukes it out with the White Ranger and unlocks his Super Dino Mode in the process. Later, Tommy discovers the White Ranger’s true identity as Trent, but is encased in amber before he can tell the others.Image may contain: house, plant, tree, outdoor and natureAs the Rangers attempt to free Tommy from his amber prison, Trent starts causing trouble. In battle against the Rangers, Trent manages to stop himself from hurting a demorphed Kira and later tells her that he is the White Ranger. While Kira is initially shocked, she offers to help him but he declines and decides to leave the city, citing that he is too dangerous to stay around. The ankylo zord reveals itself and beats the dino stegazord with the ability of another drill.Image may contain: nightAs Trent leaves the city, he notices a meteor crashing into the woods. The Rangers show up to investigate, hoping that the meteor will help free Tommy, and are greeted by Tyrannodrones and the Rojobot monster. During the ensuing battle, the meteor blasts everyone with strange energy that reveals the hidden sides of everyone’s personalities. Conner becomes a brainac, Ethan, a jock, Kira turns into a typical valley girl that loves shopping, Cassidy becomes a nerd and Devin becomes the coolest kid in school. The Rangers face off against the now-aggressive monster and defeat him with help from Trent, who has been turned good by the meteor’s rays. The Rangers destroy the meteor, revert to normal and use a fragment to set Tommy free. While Tommy is glad to be free, he now finds himself permanently morphed.No automatic alt text available.Trent, now completely overwhelmed by the evil influence of his Dino Gem, joins forces with Mesogog. After tricking the Rangers into believing he has reformed, he presents them with brand new Dino ATV’s as a gift of goodwill, but Tommy discovers his ruse. Meanwhile, Mesogog is revealed to be Anton Mercer’s unwilling alter-ego.Image may contain: 3 people, people sittingEthan is bullied by one of his classmates while Trent and Zeltrax forge an uneasy alliance to destroy their enemies. Tommy tries to reason with the vengeful Zeltrax after discovering Zeltrax’s true identity, and Trent is singled out by Mesogog, who warns Trent not to betray him again.No automatic alt text available.When Conner, Ethan, and Kira find a show about Power Rangers in Japan, Conner is appalled at its portrayal of them. Meanwhile, the Japanese Rangers must go up against a money hungry monster named Ka-Ching.No automatic alt text available.Mesogog attempts to destroy Trent when Zeltrax, through Copyotter, frames the White Ranger for destroying his lab. However, Anton Mercer manages to break through and destroy the White Dino Gem’s hold over Trent. Trent returns the favor by promising to use his powers for good. Later, Zeltrax reveals an evil, soulless clone of the White Ranger.No automatic alt text available.Zeltrax manifests the White Terrorsaurus from the evil White Ranger clone. While Tommy and Trent search for a powerful new energy source, Conner is left discouraged when his plan to defeat the Terrorsaurus costs the Rangers their Dinozords. Sensing the new power calling out to him, Conner steps up to accept the Shield Of Triumph and with it, the power to become the Triassic Ranger. With a whole new level of power at his command, Conner easily destroys the Terrorsaurus.No automatic alt text available.Ethan is hit with a string of mysterious bad luck after uncovering an ancient curse and awakening Pharaoh Tutenhawken. The Rangers battle Tutenhawken in their search to break the curse, and the Pharaoh takes Cassidy as his queen. With his fellow Rangers at a tactical disadvantage, Ethan comes to the rescue with his new Hovercraft Cycle.Image may contain: cloud, outdoor, nature and textElsa retrieves some strange slime that matures her new creation, Thornox and Tommy gathers a sample for himself. After Hayley analyzes the substance, she prepares to use it on Tommy in the hopes of demorphing him. The process is a success, but now the good doctor is rendered invisibleNo automatic alt text available.Tommy informs the Rangers of an experiment that he hopes will restore him to normal. A hesitant Hayley activates a machine that draws power from his Dino Gem and manages to make Tommy visible again, but unfortunately Dr. Oliver is left comatose. Meanwhile, as the Rangers are stripped of their powers by a new White Terrorsaurus, the hospitalized Tommy finds himself in a strange dream-world where he must fight three of his past Ranger alter-ego’s in a battle for his life.Image may contain: sky, cloud and outdoorA young environmentalist named Krista is protesting to save an old tree from being torn down. In his efforts to impress Krista and win her heart, Conner finds himself wishing for the same passion she has. When Zeltrax returns and powers up using the serum inside the tree, he transforms the tree into a monster named Deadwood, whom the Rangers kill with the help of the new formation of the Triceramax Megazord. When Zeltrax endangers Krista, Conner’s determination to save her grants him access to his Triassic Morpher and Battlizer Armor, which originates from Conner’s Triassic power.Image may contain: sky, outdoor, nature and waterAs Mesogog and Anton Mercer battle for control, a fluctuation in the Morphing Grid forces the White Ranger and his evil clone to meet in a final battle. Meanwhile, the other Rangers do battle with Mesogog’s Jade Gladiator.No automatic alt text available.Lothor manages to climb his way out of the Abyss Of Evil and, with his own corrupt Power Discs, brainwashes the Ninja Storm trio into servitude. After the Wind Rangers lay waste to their Ninja Academy, Cam alerts Hunter and Blake to the situation at hand while the Rangers face off against the Wind Rangers in the ultimate Ranger showdown!Image may contain: house, plant, tree, outdoor and textAs Cam, Hunter and Blake venture into the Abyss of Evil to retrieve their lost powers, the evil Wind Rangers challenge the Rangers to a rematch. Just as both teams are about to morph, Cam and the Thunder Rangers appear and snap the Wind Rangers out of their trance. Meanwhile, Lothor and Mesogog unite to take over the Earth once and for all, only to turn against each other once all eleven Rangers, including Marah and Kapri foil their plan.Image may contain: one or more people, grass, outdoor, text and natureTrent attends a comic convention to show his work to famous artist Carson Brady. Elsa is also there and gives Carson a pen that possesses him, making him draw a comic where the Power Rangers face off with Elsa’s latest ally, Fridiga. With the Rangers trapped within the comic and forced to live out the storyline, will Trent be able to help them escape?Image may contain: 1 personThe first of the two part finale starts with Mesogog torturing Anton Mercer and showing Elsa his latest plan, a giant cannon that can defeat the Rangers and transform Earth back to the age of the Dinosaurs. For that he will be needing the powers within the Dino Gems. But he will also need the power he gave Elsa. So he drains Elsa’s power, turning her back into a normal human no longer under his control. She is rescued by the Rangers and taken to the Dino lab. Trent pretends to make a deal with Mesogog, allowing the Rangers to invade and destroy Mesogog’s cannon. Trent returns with Anton Mercer intact. Zeltrax comes to the Dino Lab and destroys it and takes the humanoid Elsa away.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers return from Mesogog’s island to the Dino Lab, where they find it destroyed. Hayley finds a box, in which is a hidden camera. The Rangers and Hayley learn that Zeltrax has captured Elsa. Meanwhile, Zeltrax unleashes the Zelzord. Ethan finds the Zelzord and he reports it to the Rangers. Ethan then morphs and joins the other Rangers. As Zeltrax destroys the city using the Triptoids, Trent fights against the Triptoids, while Tommy summons the zords and the Rangers form the Thundersaurus Megazord. Tommy goes into the Zelzord and Kira rushes in to help Tommy. Tommy and Kira destroy Zeltrax, but the Zelzord survives, and the Rangers sacrifice their zords to destroy the Zelzord. The Rangers meet on the ground, where they find Mesogog, who had survived the final battle. Mesogog then transforms into the Mesomonster and fights the Rangers until he is knocked down by the Triassic Ranger. However, the Mesomonster clones himself. The Rangers use their Dino Gems to create an unstoppable power which destroys the Mesomonster and his clones, sacrificing their powers in the process. Cassidy and Devin discover the real identities of the Power Rangers but they do not wish to publish it in the news because the Rangers are their friends. The Rangers go to their school prom, but they do not find Kira. Conner says that he will open up a Soccer camp and Ethan will take part in a video competition and he is practicing it right now in the party, since he will not lose it again like last time with Devin. Trent is going to Art School with a fall and Anton Mercer is the happiest person to hear it. The series concludes with Kira singing a song with past memories about their life.7c1910aa0047f4c84c97085b29f6d9f2

No automatic alt text available.Three experienced B-Squad cadets, Sky, Bridge and Syd, are assigned to bring in a pair of criminals who, just like them, happen to possess genetic powers of their own.Image may contain: outdoorWhen the evil Emperor Gruumm attempts to open a portal and invade the Earth, the three cadets are promoted and given Delta Morphers to become the Blue (Sky), Green (Bridge), and Pink Rangers (Syd), respectively. When the two criminals Z and Jack are recruited as the Yellow and Red Rangers, the S.P.D. B-Squad Power Rangers unite.No automatic alt text available.Jack discovers the advantages of being the Red Ranger and begins to heavily abuse his position. Having been charged with defending the planet now that their elite A-Squad counterparts have disappeared while on a mission in the Helix Nebula, Jack’s teammates call his leadership skills into question and he is stripped of his leader status and Ranger powers.No automatic alt text available.When she is sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of several citizens, Syd is disappointed to be paired with the constantly malfunctioning R.I.C. Upon finding Rhinix, the culprit behind the disappearances, R.I.C saves her by stepping in and shielding her from Rhinix’s blast. Feeling guilty for her earlier attitude towards R.I.C, Syd returns the favor by taking the robotic dog to Bridge for repairs. With a little help from Boom, Bridge succeeds and presents “R.I.C 2.0”. With the newly upgraded R.I.C’s help, Syd finds that the missing humans have been converted into a type of fuel, and the Rangers use the Canine Cannon to take down Rhinix after restoring the citizens to normal.No automatic alt text available.While searching for an intergalactic bank robber, the B-Squad catch a Trilondon alien near the scene of the crime. While the others assume they have their man, an unconvinced Bridge requests to perform his own investigation. While Bridge is off on his own, the Rangers confront the supposed criminal, and discover not only that he’s innocent of the robbery, but he is a bounty hunter searching for the true culprit. Using his own bizarre methods, Bridge successfully unmasks the real culprit, Hydrax from Planet Fernovia.Image may contain: one or more people and outdoorA lonely boy named Sam is mocked by other kids for being different due to his unique teleportation abilities, and he ultimately becomes an unwitting target for Mora, who promises to be his friend if he helps her new creation Bugglesworth turn the city’s population into dolls for Mora. When the Rangers confront Sam, Z tries to befriend him but he refuses. When they find out the captives will be trapped permanently in doll form soon, Z and Jack find Sam and try to convince him that being different isn’t a bad thing. However, Bugglesworth appears and convinces Sam to come with him while leaving Jack and Z to deal with a new, extremely powerful Orangehead Krybot.No automatic alt text available.After almost being destroyed by the Orangehead Krybot, the Rangers duel against Bugglesworth and his giant robot in the Delta Squad Megazord. Working together, the Rangers manage to destroy the Orangehead Krybot with the Canine Cannon. Once returning to base, Z recounts to the others an old memory from her childhood; where a cloaked figure saved her from a monster, after running away from school where she was being bullied. Cruger (S.P.D. Commander) then reveals to the team that he was the cloaked figure that saved Z. He continues to tell how all of their parents once worked for S.P.D. alongside Kat in an emperiment (also telling us Kat is 147 years old). After their parents were exposed for so long is altered their genes allowing their kids (the Rangers) to have powers. Sam is said to be the last child of the group. Z manages to finally convince Sam that she is his friend, but before they can celebrate they’re attacked by Bugglesworth and the henchmen. With Z captured Sam uses his power to conjure Bugglesworth’s staff and smash it. Thus allowing the Rangers to contain the monster once his robot is destroyed. With Bugglesworth sealed away, his victims are restored to normal, and Sam is welcomed into the S.P.D Academy.No automatic alt text available.Jack is left in charge while Commander Cruger is away at an intergalactic conference. When Sky’s old friend Dru Harrington is rescued from a burning S.P.D spaceship that crashed landed on Earth, he returns to the Academy. While Sky is delighted to see his old comrade again, Jack is immediately suspicious and states that Dru must be reevaluted. Sky realizes his mistake with trusting his old friend when Doggie returns to the Academy, and is wounded by an intruder and hospitalized. Sky is attacked by the intruder, and Giganus reveals his identity as Dru. They attack one another and Sky proves to be the loser after Dru tells Sky he works for Broodwing. Jack allows Sky a head start to confront Dru in one final battle.Image may contain: nightIt’s Syd’s birthday, and she is over the moon with excitement. However, Sinuku has just escaped from K.O-35’s satellite prison and Jack chooses Syd to assist him in keeping an eye on Sinuku’s partner Dr. Rheas, leaving Syd severely disappointed over the fact that she must work on her birthday. During the stakeout, Jack takes a walk and runs into Dr. Rheas who helps him realize how important birthdays are to people; letting Jack figure out why Syd is so mad it him. When he’s confronted by Syd for nearly blowing their cover by talking to Dr. Rheas it’s revealed Jack doesn’t know when his birthday is. They continue with their heart to heart when they’re called to battle once more. During the distraction Sinuku grabs Dr. Rheas and forces her to tell her where the Activator is; Jack runs after the two and holds them off toll the others can join. After putting a stop to Sinuku’s plans, the Rangers cheer Syd up with a surprise birthday party.Image may contain: one or more peopleDoggie is plagued by nightmares involving his home planet of Sirius, and Emperor Gruumm is plagued on how to defeat the Rangers but Mora gives him the advice to defeat someone take out their leader. To stir up trouble Gruumm visits earth and takes up a human body form to visit Broodwing at Piggy’s new restaurant who has become a millionaire. Kat discovers a strange energy disturbance caused by Gruumm’s visiting General Benagg who also is an old “friend” of Commander Cruger. Causing Cruger’s pain to only worsen. Benaag calls Cruger out to battle but Doggie refuses, and Doggie later reveals to the Rangers the history of Sirius and the origins of S.P.D. Meanwhile, Kat is ambushed by Krybots outside the base, and confronted by Benaag.No automatic alt text available.With Kat missing the team compensates for losing their head analyzer by bringing in Boom to check the proton spikes. With Gruumm on Earth the team soon learns the spikes, without being deactivated, will cause a major catastrophe. Soon after R.I.C. returns with amessage from Benaag who reveals Kat as his hostage, Doggie is left with no choice but to fight, despite Kat’s warnings of a trap. Doggie sends the Rangers off to deal with the series of giant energy spikes that have been placed around the city, and prepares to face Benaag himself. Taking his Shadow Saber and the Patrol Morpher Kat made for him, Doggie becomes the Shadow Ranger for the first time to defeat Benaag and rescue Kat.Image may contain: night and skyWhen the B-Squad begins to take the Shadow Ranger for granted, Doggie teaches them a lesson by leaving them on their own to stop the monster Drakel from using the power from an evil stone to resist the sunlight that weakens him and wreak havoc on the city.Image may contain: nightThe B-Squad finds a standout D-Squad cadet in a girl named Sophie, who succeeds where her fellow D-Squad members failed by defeating Krybots during a training exercise. Mora begs Gruumm for one last chance to defeat the Rangers in a bid to keep her childhood, and recruits Valko to assist her in this task. Valko reveals his plan to defeat the Rangers by attempting the impossible: gaining control of a massive robot named Goradon. But first, he needs a piece of technology that only S.P.D has a series one processor/hyper-intelligent encryptor. Meanwhile the new standout cadet takes matters into her own hands when Kat needs help with decrypting a new sequence for the base.Image may contain: outdoorAfter being expelled from the Academy, a depressed Sophie falls right into Valko’s grasp. She is taken and hooked up to Goradon’s internal systems while Doggie tells the Rangers off for expelling a fellow cadet and sends them out to find her. Bridge eventually realizes that Sophie houses the piece of equipment Valko needed, a Series One Processor Hyper Intelligent Encryptor (aka S.O.P.H.I.E), and find Valko with Piggy’s help. Sophie proves to be the key to unlocking the Rangers’ greatest weapon yet: the Delta Command Megazord. Except first she must escape Valko without the help of the Rangers, who are busy handling a rogue Goradon. In the end, fed up with Mora’s failure, Gruumm transforms her into her true form.Image may contain: outdoorWhen the Rangers apprehend the evil Wootox and take him back to headquarters. He manages to escape prison by swapping bodies with Sky and goes searching for the controls to the Delta Command Megazord. Except along the way the body swapped fake Sky runs into Kat, while the real Sky in Wootox’s body must convince the others he truly is himself without an alien translator. R.I.C. ends up being the only one who can tell the differ nice between the two of them.Image may contain: night, sky and outdoorWhile Commander Cruger is plagued with nightmares, S.P.D.’s Supreme Commander Fowler Birdie pays a visit to Earth. After mocking the Rangers, arrogantly trying to poach Dr. Manx, and rudely comparing a Ranger battle to Crugers fight on Sirius; Birdie commands Cruger to take up a new strategy of splitting up the Rangers. When Cruger refuses, citing it would make easy targets out of the Rangers, Birdie takes over the Delta Base relieving Commander Cruger of duty. With a very upset Ranger team, Dr. Manx try’s consoling them while dealing with Birdie. Meanwhile, Gruumm heads to Earth himself in order to face Anubis, Commander Cruger, in battle and an energy surge alerts the team. Gruumm is able to easily overpower the Rangers, who were split up under the command of Bidie. Forcing Commander Birdie to take matters into his own hands, unfortunately Birdie doesn’t fare much better than the Rangers. Upon being informed of Gruumm’s challenge, Cruger shows us a flashback of him being the one responsible for Gruumm’s missing horn. With the help of Kat, Cruger returns to save the day and an apologetic Birdie reinstates him. The episode ends with another glimpse of our ball of light.Image may contain: one or more people and indoorBoom gathers everyone for an urgent update from his makeshift radio signal grabber. A message comes through from the future, telling of S.P.D.’s defeat at the hands of the Troobain army. While discussing whether they should believe the message or not Morgana puts her plan into action, taking time to torment Z who hurt her doll in Sam part 1. Things get even worse when the prophecy seems to come true with the aid of Morgana’s most powerful allies, the brothers Shorty and Devastation.No automatic alt text available.As the Rangers teeter on the brink of defeat, help arrives in the form of mysterious individual calling himself the Omega Ranger. Shorty falls to the might of this enigmatic new Ranger who refuses to allow the other Rangers to help him in his upcoming battle against Morgana and Devastation, citing that their inferior technology would only get in the way. In the midst of trying to get an explanation from Omega Ranger Morgana and Devastation call him out. While the other Ranger are indeed hesitant to step in, Cruger reminds them of their duty. When Devastation goes too far by disregarding Morgana’s safety to get at Omega the Rangers must step into action. Except they are indeed hesitant to step in and help the egotistical future ranger, Cruger reminds them of their duty and the S.P.D. code. Together the six Rangers put a stop to Morgana’s plan. The Omega Ranger later reveals himself to be Sam.No automatic alt text available.The B-Squad’s day off is brought to a halt when criminals they’ve already contained attack NewTech City, leaving them mystified as to how they could’ve escaped. Sky travels to Gamma Orion and visits an alien criminal named Mirloc, who has been locked in a specially made cell due to his ability to travel through reflective surfaces, to gather information. In exchange for the information, Mirloc wants to know what Sky’s saddest memory is and Sky tells the story of his father. Upon finding out the criminals are still in containment, the Rangers confront the true culprit: Slate, a copycat criminal who mimics anything. Morgana joins Slate, and Jack calls for his brand new Battlizer to defeat them both. Meanwhile, Mirloc mocks Sky’s story, and the upset Blue Ranger sheds a single tear. Mirloc takes this opportunity to travel into Sky’s tear and escape his cell, leaving Sky stunned as he realizes what has happened.Image may contain: drink and indoorMirloc meets Gruumm and is sent out to capture six of the Rangers, while Gruumm plans to deal with Cruger personally. Mirloc succeeds in imprisoning four Rangers, and Jack borrows Sam’s Omegamax Cycle to deal with a giant rampaging robot. Once Jack is captured, Sam takes on Mirloc alone and manages to free his friends. Mirloc taunts Sky and his father, and an angry Jack gives Sky the chance to bring Mirloc in. With Jack’s morpher, Sky morphs into the Red Ranger and uses the Battlizer to defeat Mirloc in honor of his father.No automatic alt text available.When a S.O.S. message warns Cruger and Kat of a horrible upcoming threat, it puts them both on edge and Kat in a rush to finish some updates. In her rush Kat accidentally destroys her quantum enhancer and Z helps her go to Piggy to get a new one. What they don’t know is Gruumm has put a time limit on Piggy to hurt the S.P.D. and he takes the chance to give them a new one with a virus inside that Thresher and Stench, Piggy’s acquaintances/customers, use to get into S.P.D. files. With Thresher causing a distraction Stench is able to download the schematics for the Rangers new S.W.A.T. mode. When the Rangers deal with this new threat and their constant bickering gets in the way Commander Cruger sends the B-Squad to Planet Zentor where they are to be trained under the watchful eye of primate Sergeant Silverback. The irate simian quickly puts the Rangers through their paces, pitting them against Krybots and a giant scorpion monster. Meanwhile, Piggy’s scheming friends Thresher and Stench break into S.P.D and steal the schematics for the newly created S.W.A.T. Mode.No automatic alt text available.After disappointing Silverback the Rangers are stripped of their Ranger powers and demoted. Meanwhile back on Earth, Kat is feeling sorry for herself for letting the S.W.A.T. mode fall into Thresher and Stench’s hands. The Rangers are forced to endure grueling training exercises, only to be pushed even harder when they complain to Silverback. On Earth, Piggy teams up with Piggy to beat his friends but their attempts are foiled by the arrival of Sam. The Sergeant ultimately gets fed up with the Rangers and considers sending them back to Earth with a recommendation for dismissal from the Academy. But when the Rangers ask for a second chance the Sergeant puts them through another test. They’re able to work hard to prove themselves as a team worthy of being rewarded with the S.W.A.T Armor. Just in time too since Sam and Cruger, in an attempt to take on Piggy’s friends, have been captured. They return to earth to use their upgrade to defeat Thresher and Stench before containing them.No automatic alt text available.Supreme Commander Birdie offers Kat the chance to work at S.P.D Galaxy Command and the Rangers, not wanting her to leave but wanting her to take the opportunity, try convincing she isn’t needed. During a battle, it’s revealed that a new monster has gotten all the data on the Rangers equipment at the fight. After some careful thought she decides to take up her new position. Boom quickly runs into problems with Kat gone and the zords aren’t running smoothly anymore. However, Broodwing has teamed up with Kat’s old schoolmate Mooney, and his powerful robot hides a dangerous weapon: a Helios Generator. After telling Birdie the danger of the Helios Generator he gives her permission to return to Earth, and she now has her own specially made 1-hour morpher. She tries talking to Mooney, but with the interference from Broodwing she must morph into Kat Ranger in order to stop him.No automatic alt text available.Broodwing uses the Red, Blue and Yellow Dino Gems to transport Conner, Ethan and Kira to 2025 as part of his plan to defeat the Rangers and destroy the planet. The three confused Dino Rangers escape with their Gems and are soon cornered by Krybots, only to be saved by the B-Squad and taken back to the Delta Base. Although Doggie insists they remain at the base to avoid disrupting the timeline, the Dino Rangers decide to do what they feel is right. Upon receiving re-energized Dino Morphers from Kat, the Dino Rangers team up with the B-Squad in order to drive back a robotic army and the Dragoul creature.Image may contain: cameraBroodwing’s associate Professor Cerebros alters the course of a meteor to cause it to collide with NewTech City. As if that weren’t enough, a more powerful Dragoul has been let loose. Although Sky is sent on a solo mission to destroy the meteor, Jack stows away on the S.W.A.T Megazord to try to get in on the action. While the Red and Blue Rangers learn to work together to destroy the meteor, the others are left to deal with Dragoul.No automatic alt text available.Icthior, Commander Cruger’s old rival from his days at the S.P.D Academy, returns and puts the Rangers to the test as several of them are injured and stripped of their badges, leaving Doggie to face his past alone.Image may contain: outdoorJack meets a young girl named Ally Samuels who shares his passion for helping the needy. Unfortunately, Jack’s new relationship is interfering with his Ranger duties as he is late to help his friends defeat Broodwing’s newest ally, Delex. After the battle, Cruger confronts Jack, who insists that nobody is perfect and that he deserves a personal life. Meanwhile, Kat picks up a distress signal and Cruger sends the Rangers to Gamma Orion, where they find a crashed spaceship and the A-Squad.No automatic alt text available.Gruumm decides to take drastic measures to stop the Rangers once and for all by travelling through a wormhole 21 years into the past, where S.P.D. doesn’t exist. Upon realizing what Gruumm has done, the B-Squad pursues him to the year 2004 and meet up with the Dino Rangers once again. Meanwhile, Gruumm forces Zeltrax to join his army and ultimately faces the combined might of twelve Rangers who are determined to save the past, present and future.Image may contain: night and textThe traitorous A-Squad capture Commander Cruger and call out the B-Squad, who meet their counterparts for an intense battle. Meanwhile, Broodwing makes his final push for domination and gathers an army to attack the Delta Base while the Rangers are away. B-Squad and A-Squad battle it out and thanks to S.W.A.T Mode and the S.W.A.T. Megazord, B-Squad wins and captures the traitorous A-Squad. After dealing with A-Squad, the Rangers break into the Delta Base and contain Broodwing. Unfortunately, they still have to deal with Gruumm who captures them with the help from Piggy.No automatic alt text available.The Rangers are freed from Gruumm’s ship by Piggy, but Doggie stays behind to rescue his wife Isinia who he has learned is alive on Gruumm’s ship. Doggie captures Mora and defeats Gruumm, apparently killing him and rescues Isinia, but Omni becomes The Magnificince, a giant biomechanical monster that battles the S.W.A.T. Megazord which is no match for it. At the same time, a Trobiain army attack S.P.D and the cadets, Piggy, Boom and Kat defend it to no avail until reinforcements in the form of the Nova Ranger from the future and troops from S.P.D. Command arrive (including Sergeant Silverback and Commander Birdy) and defeat the enemy. Kat finds a weakness in Omni which the Rangers are able to exploit with Cruger’s help. Omni is destroyed and Cruger and Isinia miraculously survive. Gruumm appears alive as well, but Cruger easily defeats and captures him. Following this victory, Jack leaves S.P.D. and Sky is promoted to Red Ranger while Bridge is promoted to Blue. Sam and Nova return to the future and the Rangers visit Jack, but must soon leave to defend the world again.data-top-prspd

 

REVIEW: MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA

CAST

Zhang Ziyi (House of Flying Daggers)
Ken Watanabe (Batman Begins)
Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Gong Li (Hannibal Rising)
Samantha Futerman (21 & Over)
Mako (Conan The Barbarian)
Elizabeth Sung (Death Ring)
Kaori Momoi (Ghost In The Shell)
Ted Levine (The Silence of The Lambs)
Karl Yuen (Arrow)
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Showdown In Little Tokyo)
Minae Noji  (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Julia Ling (Chuck)

Chiyo Sakamoto (Suzuka Ohgo), a young girl from a poverty stricken fishing village, is sold along with her older sister Satsu (Samantha Futerman) into a life of servitude by her aging father (Mako). Chiyo is taken in by Mrs. Kayoko Nitta (Kaori Momoi), the Mother (proprietress) of a geisha house in Gion, one of the most prominent geisha districts in Kyoto, whereas Satsu is sold to a prostitution brothel. At the okiya, Chiyo meets another young girl named Pumpkin (Zoe Weizenbaum), the cranky Granny (Kotoko Kawamura), and the okiya’s only working geisha, Hatsumomo (Gong Li) who is famous for her breathtaking beauty. Chiyo soon discovers Hatsumomo is secretly a cruel and jealous woman that views Chiyo as a potential rival due to her striking bluish-gray eyes along with being a change in Mother’s future financial dependence. Hatsumomo then goes out of her way to deliberately make Chiyo’s new life miserable by having her take the blame for everything and intentionally withholding information to her sister’s whereabouts in the pleasure district. However, Auntie (Tsai Chin) is aware of this and warns Chiyo against trusting and angering Hatsumomo, given her history with the ill-manner geisha.Chiyo tracks down Satsu and makes plans to run away together. However, upon returning to the okiya she discovers Hatsumomo with her boyfriend, Koichi (Karl Yune), which is against the rules of the Geisha lifestyle. When they are caught, Hatsumomo attempts to twist the situation by accusing Chiyo of stealing. Chiyo denies this and informs Mother of what she saw in the shed. As a result, everyone is barred from leaving the okiya at night except to attend work engagements and this further increases Hatsumomo’s anger towards Chiyo. On the night of their planned escape, Chiyo attempts to sneak out but falls off the rooftop and is seriously injured. As punishment for dishonoring the okiya, Mother tells Chiyo that she won’t invest any more money in her geisha training. She also informs Chiyo that both her parents (Mako and Elizabeth Sung) are dead. Chiyo misses her chance to flee and never sees Satsu again. She is also demoted from geisha training to working as a slave to pay off her increasing debts to Mother.One day, while crying on a riverbank, Chiyo is noticed by the Chairman (Ken Watanabe) and his geisha companions. He buys her a shaved ice dessert and gives her his handkerchief with some money in it. Inspired by his act of kindness, Chiyo resolves to become a geisha so that she may one day become a part of the Chairman’s life.Several years later, Pumpkin (Youki Kudoh) has begun her training as a maiko under Hatsumomo’s tutelage and Chiyo (Zhang Ziyi) is envious of it as she remains a maid under Mother. She is unexpectedly taken under the wing of Mameha (Michelle Yeoh), one of Gion’s most successful geisha and long time rival of Hatsumomo’s. Although initially reluctant, Mother is persuaded by Mameha to allow Chiyo to train as a geisha. Under Mameha’s tutelage, Chiyo becomes a maiko and takes the name of Sayuri. She grows in popularity and Hatsumomo grows desperate that she tries to ruin Sayuri’s reputation. Predicting this, Mamaeha takes her to a sumo wrestling match where Sayuri reintroduced to the Chairman, who seems unaware of her previous identity as Chiyo, as well as his business associate Nobu Toshikazu (Kōji Yakusho), who takes a liking to her and of whom Hatsumomo finds repulsive. Meanwhile, Mameha orchestrates a bidding war for Sayuri’s mizuage between two men: Nobu and Dr. Crab (Randall Duk Kim), which will make her a full geisha. Upon learning what Mameha has planned, Hatsumomo spreads cruel rumors that Sayuri had been deflowered to Dr. Crab. However, Sayuri is named the lead dancer for a popular performance, which angers Hatsumomo as she was hoping for Pumpkin to be named the lead.At the performance, she attracts the attention of many men, including the Baron (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) (Mameha’s danna), with her performance. When Dr. Crab congratulates Sayuri, she secretly convinces him to listen to a different opinion before taking the word of someone who lies. The Baron invites Sayuri to his estate for a sakura-viewing party, which Mameha is reluctant to let Sayuri attend but lets her go anyway. When the Baron presents a kimono to Sayuri in private at the party, he undresses her against her will in order to “take a look”, but does not go any further.Sayuri’s mizuage is won with a record-breaking bid of fifteen thousand yen. Mother, seeing Sayuri as a financial asset, names her as her adopted daughter and heiress to the okiya. This crushes Pumpkin, who was hoping that she would get adopted so she could have security in her old age, and enrages Hatsumomo. She is then told by Mother that she must give up her spacious room to Sayuri, which further outrages Hatsumomo who tried to remind her of her previous financial contribution. Mameha later tells Sayuri that the bid had ended up a contest between Dr. Crab and the Baron, Nobu having refused to partake in the bidding because it was against his principles. Mameha let it go to Dr. Crab because of her romantic feelings for the Baron, despite his bid being even higher. When returning home from the mizuage ceremony, Sayuri finds a drunken Hatsumomo in her room, where she has found the Chairman’s handkerchief. A fight ensues, during which a gas lantern is knocked over and ignites a fire and the okiya is partially destroyed by the flames. Hatsumomo is then kicked out of the okiya by Mother, her belongings given to Sayuri, and she is banished from Gion with her fate left unknown.Sayuri’s successful career is cut short by the outbreak of World War II. Sayuri and Mameha are separated, with Sayuri going to the hills to work for a kimono maker, an old friend of Nobu’s and Mameha going to a physician, the Chairman’s old friend. After the war, Sayuri is reunited with Nobu who needs her help with impressing an American Colonel (Ted Levine) who has the power to approve funding for the Chairman’s firm. Sayuri reunites with Mameha, who now makes a living renting rooms for the poor. Although she is reluctant to return to the geisha lifestyle after what she’s been through, she agrees to help impress Derricks. Sayuri is reacquainted with Pumpkin, who is now a flirty escort. Sayuri goes on a trip with Nobu, the Chairman, Mameha, Pumpkin, and the Americans to the Amami Islands.At Amami, the Colonel propositions Sayuri, but is rejected. Nobu witnesses the incident and confronts Sayuri. He finally confesses his feelings, telling her that he wants to become her danna. Knowing that entering into a relationship with Nobu will destroy any chance of her being with the Chairman, Sayuri is distraught and devises a plan. Mameha catches on to it and warns her against it because of the kindness Nobu shown her. She wants Sayuri to accept him as her danna and not end up like Hatsumomo did. She refuses and enlists Pumpkin’s help to have Nobu catch her seemingly being intimate with the Colonel. However, because of her secret resentment of Sayuri, Pumpkin brings the Chairman instead, having full knowledge of Sayuri’s feelings towards him. When Sayuri confronts her, Pumpkin coldly tells her that she did a lot of favors for her in the past and she stole her chances of being adopted by Mother. She hoped by having the Chairman see her with Derricks, he would be disgusted by Sayuri’s behavior and she would have to accept Nobu as her danna.A few days later, after returning to Gion, Sayuri receives a call to go to the teahouse. Sayuri expects to see Nobu, but instead the Chairman comes and finally reveals to her that he has known all along that she was the girl at the riverbank. He tells her that he had told Nobu about the affair after confronting Pumpkin for her behavior, effectively destroying Nobu’s affections for Sayuri and his desire to be her danna. He also reveals that he was responsible for sending Mameha to her so that she could fulfill her dreams of becoming a geisha. Sayuri finally reveals her love to the Chairman, and the film ends with their loving embrace and kiss and a stroll through the garden.

Memoirs of a Geisha does not submit all its secrets on first viewing; there are many layers of meaning and mystery to be seen again and again.

 

REVIEW: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2014)

CAST

Megan Fox (New Girl)
Will Arnett (Blades of Glory)
William Fichtner (The Dark Knight)
Tohoru Masamune (Inception)
Whoopi Goldberg (The Muppets)
Minae Noji (BItch Slap)
Abby Elliott (How I Met Your Mother)
Taran Killam (Ted 2)
K. Todd Freeman (Buffy)
Derek Mears (Friday the 13th)
Johnny Knoxville (Men In Black 2)
Alan Ritchson (Smallville)
Noel Fisher (Agent COdy Banks)
Jeremy Howard (The Haunted Mansion)
Tony Shalhoub (Addams Family Values)
Danny Woodburn (Watchmen)
Malina Weissman (Supergirl)

Image result for teenage mutant ninja turtles 2014April O’Neil, a reporter for Channel 6 Eyewitness News in New York City, investigates a crime wave by a group of criminals called the Foot Clan. At a dock at night, she sees the Foot raiding cargo containers. After an unseen vigilante attacks the thieves, April notices a symbol left behind. April’s supervisor Bernadette Thompson (Whoopi Goldberg) and her coworkers are oblivious to her story. Later while covering a charity event thrown by Sacks Industries, April expresses gratitude to the company’s CEO Eric Sacks, who was her late father’s lab partner. Frustrated by the vigilante, the Foot Clan’s leader Shredder has the Foot Soldiers take hostages at a subway station in order to draw him out. April, at the scene, becomes a hostage herself. Four mysterious figures arrive, take out the Clan, and free the hostages. April follows them to a rooftop and is confronted by four anthropomorphic mutant turtles, causing her to pass out. When she regains consciousness, they advise her not to tell anyone of them. As they leave, April hears Raphael and Leonardo’s names.  April returns to her apartment and remembers “Project Renaissance”, her father’s science experiment, which involved four turtles named Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, Raphael, and a mutated rat called Splinter. Unable to convince Bernadette of the Turtles’ existence, April is dismissed. Her coworker Vern Fenwick drives her to Sacks’ estate where she confides in him about her discovery. Sacks believes her and reveals that he and April’s father had been experimenting on a mutagen created to cure disease, which was thought lost in the fire that killed her dad.
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At Splinter’s behest, the Turtles bring April to their sewer lair. Splinter explains April had saved them all from the fire and freed them into the sewers. The mutagen caused the five of them to grow and develop humanoid attributes. Splinter took on the role of their father, using April’s father as an example. After finding a book on Ninjitsu in a storm drain, he proceeded to teach himself, then the Turtles, in the fighting style. When April reveals she told Sacks about her discovery of the Turtles, Splinter informs her that Sacks turned on her father and killed him.
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Then, Shredder and the Foot Soldiers attack the lair, defeating Splinter and incapacitating Raphael while the other Turtles are captured. April comes out of hiding and she and Raphael plan to save the others. At Sacks’ estate, he has the Turtles’ blood drained in order to create an antidote to a deadly virus that Sacks hopes to flood New York with, believing he will become rich from people seeking his cure. Raphael, April, and Vern storm the estate and free the other Turtles. The group then escapes the compound in pursuit of Sacks.
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On a radio tower in the city, Sacks and Shredder plant a device that will flood the city with the virus while Sacks is preparing to convert the mutagen to healing factor. April and Vern subdue Sacks in the lab, while the Turtles battling Shredder on the roof. During the fight, the tower’s support beams collapse. As the turtles try to keep it from falling and infecting the city, April confronts Shredder with the mutagen. In the struggle, the tower collapses and the Turtles pull April onto it with them, while Shredder falls to the street and is confronted by police. Believing they are about to die, the Turtles confess their secrets, while Raphael gives an impassioned speech of his love for his brothers before they land harmlessly on the street. They vanish before the humans find them and return to the sewers, where they give Splinter the mutagen and he begins to recover. Sometime later, April meets with Vern, who tries and fails to ask her on a date. The Turtles appear in a special modified “Turtle Van”, and Michelangelo accidentally blows up Vern’s new car with a rocket. As police respond to the explosion, the Turtles leave, but not before Mikey tries to serenade April with “Happy Together”, much to his brothers’ annoyance and April’s joy.
movie-teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-thumb3Having been a fan of the Transformers franchise, when I heard Michael Bay was having a hand in dealing with the new film I thought it should be a pretty solid offering that would be fun for all.  I was pretty sold within the first few minutes. I liked the way that they poked fun at other hero franchises, loved the way that April O’Neal came across as the still sassy reporter and when added to the over villainy of William Fichtner really worked well for me. All round a film that whilst not an Oscar winner, was something that not only entertained me but also gave me a good laugh, definitely worth watching .

REVIEW: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (2012) – SEASON 3

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MAIN CAST (VOICES)
Seth Green (Family Guy)
Sean Astin (Cabin Fever 3)
Greg Cipes (Teen Titans)
Rob Paulsen (Lego Batman)
Mae Whitman (Independence Day)
Hoon Lee (Banshee)
Nolan North (Pretty Little Liars)
Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show)
Josh Peck (Red Dawn)
Kelly Hu (The Vampire Diaries)
NOTABLE / RECURRING GUESTS
Scott Menville (Teen Titans)
Diedrich Bader (Batman: The Brave and The Bold)
Jesse Ventura (Predator)
Renae Jacobs (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 80s)
Jon Heder (Blades of Glory)
Maurice LaMarche (Futurama)
Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street)
John Kassir (Tales From The Crypt)
Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects)
Steve Blum (Wolverine and The X-Men)
Eric Bauza (Ultimate Spider-Man)
Clancy Brown (Hiughlander)
Christian Lanz (Batman: Assault on Arkham)
Phil LaMarr (Free Enterprise)
J.B. Smoove (Date Night)
Fred Tatasciore (Hulk Vs)
Gilbert Gottfried (Superman: TAS)
Robert Forster (Jackie B rown)
Peter Lurie (The Crow)
Kari Wahlgren (Bolt)
Corey Feldman (Puppet Master vs Demonic Toys)
Tom Kenny (Spongebob)
Robbie Rist (The Brady Bunch)
Ashley Johnson (Dollhouse)
Graham McTavish (The Hobbit)
Minae Noji (Bitch Slap)
Sab Shimono (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3)
Lance Henriksen (Hellraiser 6)
Michael Dorn (Ted 2)
The group takes refuge at the O’Neil family’s summer home in Northampton, Massachusetts in order to recuperate from their loss at the hands of the Kraang and the Foot Clan. Leonardo takes an extended amount of time to recover, but guided by an apparition of Splinter, is able to overcome his physical and mental wounds. They eventually return to New York with the goal of finding Splinter, Karai, Kirby, and their other missing allies and liberate the city from the Kraang. They are successful in finding Splinter and set up a temporary base in the abandoned Antonio’s Pizza, and Donatello begins work on new samples of retro-mutagen as the search for Kirby and Karai continues.
Meanwhile, Shredder mutates Russian arms dealer Ivan Steranko and his only known disciple, high-tech master thief Anton Zeck, into Bebop and Rocksteady for stealing his helmet, the Kuro Kabuto, and hunting Karai in exchange for a safe departure from the Kraang-invaded city before sending them to find her again. The duo succeed behind the turtles’s backs and Shredder promises to cure her of her misery. The turtles, on the other hand, run into the a recently founded mutant team called the Mighty Mutanimals (consisting of mutant allies that they made during the last two seasons, such as Slash, Leatherhead, Pigeon Pete and former British neurochemist Dr. Tyler Rockwell) who are backed by their human ally Jack J. Kurtzman. Together, they manage to banish the Kraang back to Dimension X and free New York, but the effect of the invasion eventually earns Shredder cemented control of the city’s criminal underworld for his efforts to create a mind-control serum meant for the turtles, Mutanimals and Karai.
The turtles are later offered by future time sorceress Renet to time travel to the past, where they meet up with a younger Hamato Yoshi and Oroku Saki, as well as Yoshi’s late wife and Karai’s mother, Teng Shen. During the battle between Yoshi and Saki inside the burning Hamato Clan dojo, Shen is accidentally killed by Saki, who meant to kill Yoshi instead. Saki leaves the dojo after his hair burns off from the fire and kidnaps Yoshi and Shen’s baby daughter Miwa, vowing to raise her as Karai and leaving Yoshi to die. After his escape, the turtles save Yoshi, as they were “always destined to” before traveling back to the present with Renet.
When the Kraang return to Earth, the Turtles discover that the Kraang have another enemy from Dimension X in the form of the Triceraton Empire. Despite their best efforts and Shredder violating the Foot Clan’s temporary truce with the Turtles by stabbing Splinter during the fight, the ruthless Triceratons activate the Heart of Darkness, a black hole-creating machine which annihilates both the Kraang, the Earth, and everyone on it. But just as it comes to the worst for the Turtles, April, and Casey, they are rescued by a friendly robot by the name of Professor Honeycutt (aka the Fugitoid) who uses a spacecraft to take the Turtles, April and Casey to a journey into space
All I can say is wow, I’ve enjoyed every release in the nick turtles series, it keeps getting better and better

REVIEW: BE COOL

CAST

John Travolta (The Punisher)
Uma Thurman (Kill Bill)
Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers)
Cedric The Entertainer (Ice Age)
André Benjamin (Revolver)
Christina Milian (Smallville)
Debi Mazar (Batman Forever)
Harvey Keitel (Reservoir Dogs)
Dwayne Johnson (The Scorpion King)
Danny DeVito (Batman Returns)
James Woods (Another Day In Paradise)
Anna Nicole Smith (To The Limit)
Minae Noji (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries)
Seth Green (Family Guy)

F. Gary Gray’s follow up to Barry Sonnenfeld’s excellent Get Shorty comes in the form of another Elmore Leonard adaptation, Be Cool. Continuing the story of Chili Palmer, Gray’s film lacks much of the black humor and slick charm of the first film but still manages to be good for a few laughs.  Picking up shortly after the events in Get Shorty we find Chili Palmer (John Travolta once again) getting tired of the Hollywood machine. After working at film production for a while now, he’s grown tired of it all and is looking for something new to try his hand at. Where do all successful Hollywood types go when they want a change? Just ask Don Johnson and Eddie Murphy, they’ll tell you what I’m telling you know – they head for the recording studio. Knowing his skills lay in the behind the scenes type of roles, Chili decides to head on into the music business as a producer. It seems his good friend Tommy Athens (James Woods) was mowed down and his widow, the sultry Edie Athens (Uma Thurman) needs some help with the family business. Chili steps in, hilarity ensues.Before Tommy died, he’d told Chili about a hot up and coming act named Linda Moon (Christina Milian) and Chili figures that getting her signed would be a nice way to start things off in his new profession. Unfortunately for Chili, an equally sleazy music executive named Raji (Vince Vaughn) has got his eyes on Ms. Moon too. Raji, along with his homosexual bodyguard Elliot (The Rock) and his business partner Nick Carr (Harvey Keitel) aren’t too keen on Chili getting to Ms. Moon before they do and a bit of a race ensues. To complicate things a little more for everyone’s favorite former goombah, it seems that before Tommy was killed he was a little mixed up in some dealings with the Russian mafia, who are now looking to Chili to get things handled. If that weren’t enough to deal with on its own, a prominent rap music producer named Sin LaSelle (Cedric The Entertainer) is out to cause Chili a few problems of his own, and his hip hop happening posse called the Dub MD’s, lead by Dabu (Andre 3000 a.k.a. Andre Benjamin from Outkast) are on hand to make sure he gets his way. Just when it looks like all is lost, Edie pulls a rabbit out of a hat when it turns out that she has some ties to Steven Tyler of Aerosmith (playing himself) who, after a chance run in at a Lakers game, decides to lend his considerable lip service to Chili and Edie’s cause and help out an old friend.There are some very funny moments in the film, most of which, oddly enough, come courtesy of The Rock,. Travolta is still good in the lead and his fans will enjoy seeing him reprise his dance moves from Pulp Fiction where he once again cuts a rug with Uma Thurman. Speaking of Uma, she looks great in this movie and is seductive enough and smart enough to be pretty sexy in spots yet she’s still able to remain believable in her role. She and Travolta do have a certain on screen chemistry that, while not as strong as it was in Tarantino’s Oscar winner, does rise Be Cool up a notch or two.

REVIEW: BITCH SLAP

CAST

Julia Voth (Lilith)
Erin Cummings (Spartacus: Blood and Sand)
America Olivo (Mission Impossible 5)
Michael Hurst (Death Warmed Over)
Ron Melendez (Children of The Corn 3)
William Gregory Lee (Dark Angel)
Minae Noji (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Kevin Sorbo (Hercules: TLJ)
Lucy Lawless (Ash vs Evil Dead)
Renee O’ Connor (Boogeyman 2)
Mark Lutz (Angel)
Zoe Bell (Death Proof)
Debbie Lee Carrington (Total Recall)

Bitch Slap is everything you think it is. Girls. Guns. Catfights. Explosions. Lesbian romances. A story of bad guys, booty, alliances, betrayals, and secrets. It’s being billed as, “a post-modern, thinking man’s throwback to the B movie/exploitation films of the 1950s – 70s.This movie is irredeemably enjoyable, preposterous in both its story and its characters yet magnetic as a satire disguised as a schlocky male fantasy. It tells the story of three bad girls, all smoking hot, who find themselves in a plot to extort diamonds and weapons from an underworld kingpin, whose identity is a secret. The redhead is Hel, presumably short for Helen (Erin Cummings); she seems to be the leader of the group, tough but levelheaded, able to see the big picture and plan accordingly. The blonde is Camero (America Olivo), an oversexed hothead who’s on medication. She’s one of those people that hates everyone and is mad about everything, and has the dialogue to prove it. The brunette is a stripper named Trixie (Julia Voth), always upset, always overwhelmed, always wanting to play by the rules.Every opportunity is taken to flaunt their feminine assets, and boy, do they have them – a basic shot is a slow-motion close-up of heaving breasts and deep cleavage, although some time is set aside for bare legs. There’s never a moment when they aren’t wearing high heels or don’t have makeup painted on their faces. And then there are times when they pause to do a little manual labor, such as digging in the middle of the desert. My, but it’s burning hot, and … is that a bucket of water sitting there? Maybe they should splash each other playfully in order to stay cool. Things will heat back up later on, when Trixie and Hel discover that their feelings for one another are deeper than they first imagined. That’s about when the situation goes completely out of control. Loyalties change. Identities are revealed. People get shot. Things blow up. And catfights.Intertwined with this is a ridiculous but somehow appropriate subplot about a notorious criminal known only as Pinky, never dealt with directly and never seen but fabled to be the most dangerous criminal mastermind who ever lived. When Trixie innocently brings up the subject, Hel and Camero speak in the same tones as someone telling a ghost story around a campfire. “Many believe Pinky’s a phantom,” says Camero. “Others think he sold his soul to the devil. I think he IS the devil.” Maybe so; a flashback sequence shows a silhouetted figure going nuts with what appear to be samurai swords, used to decapitate people left and right. Do we ever discover what Pinky looks like? With such gorgeous women displayed on the big screen, can you honestly say that you care?
When this movie is not going out of its way to be sexy, then it’s being incredibly goofy. Take Olivo, for example; the angrier she gets, the funnier she becomes, not only because she spews unbelievably inane profanity, but also because her character is the most aggressive.Bitch Slap is  indeed a great film, projected up on the screen in all its violent, foulmouthed, double-D glory.also Kevin Sorbo, Lucy Lawless, and Renée O’Connor all have cameos in Bitch Slap.