HALLOWEEN OF HORROR: POWER RANGERS OPERATION OVERDRIVE – RONNY ON EMPTY – PART 1 & 2

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CAST

James Maclurcan (Psychotown)
Caitlin Murphy
Samuell Benta (The Cut)
Rhoda Montemayor (Animal)
Gareth Yuen (Knowing)
Dwayne Cameron (Agent Anna)
David Weatherley (Lord of The Rings)
Rod Lousich (The Warrior’s Way)
Kelson Henderson (Avatar)
Gerald Urquhart (Shortland Street)
Ria Vandervis (Packed To The Rafters)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Mark Ferguson (800 Words)
Nic Sampson Step Dave)
Adam Gardiner (Spartacus)

imagesDax and Will are in the mansion, playing pool. Dax: Eight ball, corner pocket, eyes close. Will: Don’t you think you should break before calling your shots. Dax: Watch and learn my friend. Dax closed his eyes and took the shot. The balls went everywhere. Dax: What happen?! Will told Dax he had lost. A creepy monster came up and told them I go next. Dax and Will prepared themselves. Ronny took off her mask laughing. Ronny told them she thought she would go as something scary this year. Will told her Halloween is for kids. Ronny ignore him. Ronny told them if they didn’t help with the decorating, they wouldn’t be able to have any punch. Mr. Hartford’s voice came over the loudspeakers and he instructed everyone to come to the control center.0c1eb9984df2837eThe teens gathered in the control center, where Mr. Hartford is waiting for them. Mr. Hartford twists open a compartment inside the Centurion Torch. Inside the compartment is a beetle encased in amber. Mack takes a reading and it has strong jewel reading. Mr. Hartford tells the teens he is going to send it to the lab for more analysis. Mr. Hartford also tells the teens the lab is working on new Fleet zords for them. Elsewhere, Moltor is trying to get his giant robot to work, but he fails. Moltor leaves the robot and complains to the Fearcats that the gyros they brought him from Flurious is not working. The Fearcats have another plan and tell Moltor not to worry. The Fearcats leave. In the ice den, Norg is excited about Halloween. Norg has his goodies ready for the big crowd that comes every year. Although Norg is puzzled that they are always dressed as penguins. Flurious doesn’t pay much attention to Norg. The screen shows that one of his gyros is beings activated. Flurious becomes angry and tells Norg to gather his Chillers. In the city, the Fearcats are enjoying scaring the citizens. The Fearcats know the Power Rangers would do anything to protect them and this gives them an idea. Inside the mansion, the teens are decorating for the Halloween party. Spencer is helping out as well.Main_Fearcats_CyborgTyzonn tells Spencer how Rose explain to him what Halloween is and he is excited about it. Will is still not into the spirit of the event. Ronny points out that even Sentinel Knight is helping out. Sentinel Knight, who is craving pumpkins, admits he is having fun. Will adds that Sentinel Knight is already in costume. Everyone, except Will, is enjoying themselves, until Mr. Hartford tells them there is trouble in the city. The teens quickly take off. The Rangers and Sentinel Knight arrive in the city. The Fearcats are not surprise to see them. The Fearcats do have a surprise for the Rangers when Moltor arrives and is ready to help the Fearcats. The Rangers, Sentinel Knight, the Fearcats and Moltor battle. During the battle, Sentinel Knight tells Black Ranger he can use him as the Sentinel sword. The Fearcats capture Yellow Ranger and vanish. Moltor decides he would like a trophy as well. Moltor captures Black Ranger with the Sentinel sword and vanishes before the remaining four Rangers can do anything.OO_RonnyOnEmptyRonny and Will are taken to the woods and tied to a tree. Moltor, the Fearcats, and several Lava Lizards are close by. Ronny asks Will if he can hear anything. Will uses his hearing to listen. The Fearcats are not happy with Moltor bringing back Will or the Sentinel Knight. The Sentinel Knight is too powerful for the converter. Moltor tells them he knows that. Moltor will try to convert Sentinel Knight to evil, and if that doesn’t work, Sentinel Knight will be destroyed. The Fearcats ask again about Will. Moltor tells the Fearcats not to worry, he will destroy Will. Ronny asks Will what is being said. Will doesn’t say anything. Instead Will starts working on freeing them. In the control center, Rose, Dax, Mack, and Tyzonn slid down the poles and hurry over to Mr. Harford. The four teens are worried about their friends and want to rescue them. Much to their surprise, Mr. Hartford wants them to go to Egypt. Mr. Hartford tells them the amber beetle came back with a positive jewel reading.hqdefault (1)Dax, Mack, Tyzonn, and Rose want to help their friends instead. Mr. Hartford tells them Will and Ronny are trained Power Rangers, they know what to do. Reluctantly, Mack, Tyzonn, Rose, and Dax leave for Egypt. Back in the woods, Benglo breaks up an argument between Mig and Moltor. The villains then notice Ronny and Will have escape. Ronny and Will run through the woods with the Fearcats and the Lava Lizards after them. Ronny stops Will and asks him again what was being said. Will tells Ronny that he was never part of the plan and how they plan on destroying him. The Fearcats have spotted them. Ronny lets herself be captured while Will gets away from the Lava Lizards. Will contacts Mr. Hartford and lets him know what is going on. Mr. Hartford instructs Will to return to base and wait for the others. Will refuses, as he tells Mr. Hartford, no Ranger left behind. In the Fearcats hideout, the Fearcats drag Ronny towards the converter. Moltor and his Lava Lizards enter and start the converter up. Moltor places the Sentinel sword into the panel to turn it evil. Meanwhile, Will is searching through the woods when he is stopped by Flurious, Norg, and several Chillers. Will morphs into Black Ranger. Black Ranger, with his Hovertek cycle, battles the Chillers. While Black Ranger is occupied, Flurious tells Norg to search for the Fearcats’ hideout. Norg leaves. Black Ranger destroys the Chillers and comes after Flurious. Flurious vanishes before Black Ranger can do anything. In the Fearcats’ hideout, Ronny struggles to free herself from Mig and Benglo. Mig and Benglo placed her hands on the converter and Moltor starts the process. Ronny can do nothing, as her power starts to drain from her.hqdefaultWill and Norg bump into each other in the woods. Norg recognizes Will as a Power Ranger. Instead of being afraid, Norg is thrilled to be “captured” by a Power Ranger. Will asks Norg several questions, but Norg cannot answer any. Will has Norg stay put as he investigates further. Meanwhile, Rose, Dax, Mack, and Tyzonn arrive in Egypt and begin their search. They enter a stall and talk to the person there. The merchant keeper immediately recognizes the beetle in amber and tells the teens he had always thought it was only a legend. In the Fearcats’ hideout, Moltor is successfully draining Ronny of her power. When Moltor gets a lot of power, he is ready to power up his robot and sends it out. The Fearcats tell Moltor he should continue to drain Ronny’s power, but Moltor doesn’t listen and leaves. Sentinel Knight comes to and begins to battle the Fearcats. Sentinel Knight is not as strong as he was and asks the Fearcats what have they done to him. Sentinel Knight and the Fearcats continue to battle. Sentinel Knight gets knocked into the converter.RonnyThis causes Sentinel Knight to turn evil and under the control of the Fearcats. Ronny can only watch in horror, as she is still having her power drain and can do nothing. Moltor gets into his robot and immediately sets off to attack. In Egypt, Mack, Tyzonn, Rose, and Dax listen as the merchant takes out a book about the beetle and the four teens they need to look under the sand for the next step. The four teens are contacted about trouble in San Angeles and take off. They are unaware that Miratrix is there and has overheard their conversation. The four Rangers arrive and face down Moltor and his giant robot. The four Rangers have their zords sent and the two Megazords are form. The four Rangers battle Moltor. It is a difficult made worse when a giant Sentinel Knight arrives to help Moltor in his battle against the Rangers. The Rangers also have to contend with Moltor’s Lavadactyls, Andrew and Spencer are monitoring the battle. When the Megazord falls apart, Andrew and Spencer send in the new Fleet zords. Pink Ranger, Blue Ranger, and Red Ranger are thrilled with the new zords. The Fearcats are not happy to see the Rangers have a new weapon. The three Rangers destroy the Lavadactyls. Moltor’s robot runs out of power and Moltor has to retreat. Mr. Hartford appears on their screen and tells the Rangers they need to return.data-top-prooRose, Dax, Mack, and Tyzonn return to the control center, but they are confused. They had Moltor and the Fearcats on the run. Mr. Hartford tells them the Battle Fleet zords are not ready yet. Tyzonn asks if there has been any word on Will or Ronny. Spencer tells them not since Will has gone silent. Spencer reassures them that Ronny and Will are strong Rangers. Mr. Hartford insists that the four Rangers find the jewel. In the woods, Will continues his search for Ronny. In the Fearcats’ hideout, Ronny pleads to a silent Sentinel Knight to help her as she becomes more weak.downloadRose, Dax, Mack, and Tyzonn are searching the desert in Egypt. Dax: Beetles in the sand. Thanks for the tip Egyptian guy! Mack: I’m getting some faint signals. We must be close to something. Rose wished they had some sort of sign. The four teens came up to an animal skull. That was not the sign Rose was thinking off. The four teens continued on.power-rangers-operation-overdrive-episode-24-ronny-on-empty-part-iiWill is searching for Ronny when Norg walks up to him. Will is not happy to see Norg as he is trying to figure out what trail the Fearcats took. There are several trails in front of them. Norg then starts assessing the trails and make intelligent deductions about which trail the Fearcats would take. Will realizes Norg is not useless and suggests they work together. Norg does not want to make Flurious angry and shakes his head no. Will then suggests that Norg take the right trail and Will will just follow him. Norg agrees. In the Fearcats’ hideout, Ronny is almost out of energy. Moltor, the Fearcats, several Lava Lizards, and Sentinel Knight are there. There is an argument among the Fearcats and Moltor until the screen shows Norg and Will close to their hideout. Moltor sends out several Lava Lizards to take care of them. In Egypt, Dax, Mack, Tyzonn, and Rose continue their search as well. Dax spots a cool lake ahead of them and goes running toward it. Rose shouts out it is only a mirage, but Dax dives in. Mack, Tyzonn, and Rose reach the spot where Dax had gone under the sand. Dax pops back out and tells his friends he thinks he found something. Tyzonn, Rose, and Mack go through the sand. They enter a tomb and continue with their search.hqdefaultIn the woods, Norg leads Will to the Fearcats’ hideout. Will is not impress when all he sees is a pile of rocks. Will soon realizes he is wrong when several Lava Lizards leap out of the rocks. Will battles the Lava Lizards and soon morphs into Black Ranger. Black Ranger battles the Lava Lizards. Norg takes off running, as he has done what Flurious had told him, find the Fearcats’ hideout. Black Ranger destroys the Lava Lizards and then leaps into the pile of rocks. In Egypt, Rose, Dax, Mack, and Tyzonn are walking along the halls of the tomb. Rose steps on a trigger and soon numerous beetles are after them. The four teens take off running and soon enter a room. Mack uses his super strength to move a slab of stone and block the entry, so the beetles cannot come after them. Dax, Mack, Tyzonn, and Rose’s relief is short live as they see Miratrix and Kamdor are there as well.24willronnyKamdor blasts the four teens and then he and Miratrix take off. Meanwhile, Will has entered the Fearcats’ hideout and is searching for Ronny. Will decides now is the time for backup and punches in his coordinates. Will runs into a little trouble when he runs into a Lava Lizard. Will and the Lava Lizard battle. The Lava Lizard yells that he has found Will. Will knocks out the Lava Lizard and then hides as two more Lava Lizards enter, but don’t see anything. The two Lava Lizards leave, despite protests from the three. Will and the Lava Lizard battle once more and Will defeats the Lava Lizard. Elsewhere, Rose, Dax, Mack, and Tyzonn pursue Miratrix and Kamdor out in the desert. Dax, Mack, Tyzonn, and Rose morphed. The four Rangers battle Miratrix and Kamdor, who have the tablet. The tablet goes flying between various Rangers and Miratrix and Kamdor. Eventually, the four Rangers get the tablet. Miratrix and Kamdor retreat. In the Fearcats’ hideout, Will runs into Moltor. In the control center, the tablet arrives and Spencer and Mr. Hartford are thrilled. Back at the Fearcats’ hideout, Will morphs. Black Ranger and Moltor battle. In the converter room, the Fearcats watch the screen. It shows Black Ranger inside the hideout and outside the four teens are on there way. The Fearcats are not happy as they leave. Ronny is almost complete drained and the Sentinel Knight still stands by silently. Black Ranger busts down the door and knocks down Sentinel Knight. Black Ranger demorphs and hurries over to Ronny. Will tries to remove Ronny from the converter. Will glances over at the control panel and sees Ronny does not have much time left.unnamedWill races over to the control panel and tears off the cover. Will is stump for the moment, as there are five wires, colored red, yellow, blue, black, and pink. Will decides to cut the black wire. The converter shuts down. Will races over to Ronny, who teasingly asks him what took him so long. Meanwhile, Rose, Dax, Mack, and Tyzonn run into the Fearcats. Benglo takes off as the four teens morphed. Pink Ranger, Blue Ranger, Red Ranger, and Mercury Ranger battle Mig. It is a tough battle. Mr. Hartford contacts the four Rangers and tells them the Battle Fleet zords are ready and he is sending them out. The four Rangers are thrilled. Mig is not. Benglo now joins in the battle as well. Elsewhere, Moltor has entered his giant robot and is ready to enter the battle as well. Moltor arrives and battles the four Rangers as well. The four Rangers are overwhelmed until they see Will and Ronny arrive. Will and Ronny morphed and join in the battle. The Fearcats are confident they will win, since they have Sentinel Knight. But Sentinel Knight has turned good and joins in the battle on the Rangers’ side. The zords arrive and the Megazord is formed. The five Rangers in the Megazord battle Moltor in his robot. Mercury Ranger battle Benglo and Sentinel Knight battles Mig on the ground. The five Rangers destroyed Moltor’s robot, although not Moltor. On the ground, the Fearcats see the giant robot being destroy and decide to retreat. The Rangers are thrilled with another victory.21_operation_overdriveNorg runs into the ice cave, thrilled with himself for making himself useful and finding the Fearcats’ hideout. Flurious is sitting on the throne and wonders where he has gone wrong. Flurious yells at Norg that next time he is to call him when he finds the hideout. Norg takes the yelling in stride and quickly forgets as he races to the door to greet the penguin trick or treaters. At the Hartford mansion, Ronny’s party is in full swing. Ronny is surprise to see Will at the party and in costume. Will tells Ronny if she can risk her life for him, he can come to her party. Spencer and Mr. Hartford enter the room, also dressed in costume. At first, Spencer and Mr. Hartford are taken aback to see Mack, who is dressed like a robot. But it is apparent that Mack is enjoying himself and Spencer and Mr. Hartford exchange a look of relief.maxresdefaultAnother fun Halloween episode, I know overdrive is not well liked among PR fans but I liked it, this 2 parter also plants a few seeds for future episodes so it is an important one

REVIEW: POWER RANGERS – SEASON 13-17

 

 

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CAST

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)
Josephine Davison (Cleopatra 2525)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Craig Parker (Reign)
Siobhan Page (Filthy Rich)
Bruce Hopkins (Hercules: TLJ)
Sarah Thomson (Shortland Street)
Aaron Murphy (Boogeyman)
Dwayne Cameron (The Locals)
James Gaylyn (Avatar)
Tandi Wright (Black Sheep)
Paul Willis (Wendy Wu)
Brett Stewart (Everything We Loved)
Stig Eldred (Young Hercules)
James Napier Robertson (The Tribe)
Emma Lahana (Stargate: Atlantis)
Kevin Duhaney (Honey)
Jeffrey Parazzo (Flashpoint)
Beth Allen (The Ugly)
Gina Varela (The Devil’s Rock)
Paul Norell (Hercules: TLJ)
Geoff Dolan (Wendy Wu)
Antonia Prebble (Westside)

The story takes place in the year 2025, after Earth has welcomed alien beings to live peacefully with the human race. But peace is short lived, as the planet-conquering Troobian Empire turns its destructive attention to Earth. When the Earth’s first line of defense, the S.P.D. A-Squad, vanishes without trace, the protection of the planet falls to their replacements: the B-Squad Rangers, and their commander, Anubis Cruger.

When two reformed thieves join the team as the Red and Yellow S.P.D. Rangers, tensions threaten to tear them apart. With the alien threat growing stronger every moment, the Rangers must put aside their differences and go into action as one!

Using teamwork, intergalactic weaponry and light-speed Zord vehicles to battle evil, they unite to become one of the ultimate forces for good: Power Rangers S. P. D.! It’s eventually revealed that the A-Squad is in fact evil and the B-Squad proves its might by defeating the former elite squad of SPD. With help from the S.P.D. commander and his wife Isinia, B-Squad destroys the true threat, Omni and Grumm is arrested for his crimes in front of S.P.D. headquaters on Earth by Cruger.

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CAST

Firass Dirani (Pitch Blach)
Angie Diaz (Knowing)
Richard Brancatisano (Bait)
Nic Sampson (The Warrior’s Way)
Melanie Vallejo (Winners & Losers)
Peta Rutter (Young Hercules)
Antonia Prebble (Westside)
Kelson Henderson (Ash vs Evil Dead)
Barnie Duncan (Nothing Trivial)
John Tui (Battleship)

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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Geoff Dolan (Wendy Wu)
Holly Shanahan (Venus and Mars)
John Callen (The Hobbit)
Donogh Rees (Crush)
Oliver Driver (Black Sheep)
Will Hall (Auckland Daze)
Susan Brady (Without a Pddle)
Christopher Graham (The Ugly)
Stuart Devenie (Jack of All Trades)
Josephine Davison (Cleopatra 2525)
Mark Ferguson (Hercules In The Underworld)
Peter Daube (Legend of The Seeker)
Paolo Rotondo (Riverworld)

Twenty years ago, in a magic-filled dimension parallel world to our own, the forces of darkness came into power and a war called the “Great Battle” between good and evil began. An army of the monsters, led by a powerful warrior named Morticon, swarmed into the land with their sights set on taking over the magical realm, the human realm and beyond, but they would have to combat a legion of brave and powerful wizards. The Mystics battled valiantly against overwhelming odds until they drove the evil back from the edge of the human world. The strongest wizard of all, Leanbow, cast a spell and sent the evil warriors into the Underworld, having the Gatekeeper seal the gates for all eternity. The forces of truth successfully thwarted the dark forces’ attempt to take the surface world, but they lost Leanbow, as he made sure the evil forces did not escape by sealing himself on their side of the Gate. The human world would never know of the Great Battle, nor of the sacrifices made to spare their lives from destruction. Even to this day they live in peace and tranquility, totally unaware of what is about to awaken.

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The city of Briarwood was struck by an earthquake, which was just enough to crack the seal, allowing evil to renew its attempt to invade the earth. The sorceress Udonna, realizing that the forces of evil had returned, sought out the warriors of legend, five teens living in Briarwood, to become the Power Rangers alongside her. While one of the teens was reluctant at first, he realized his destiny and joined the others in the fight against the Master of the Underworld and his numerous minions.

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When Udonna loses her Ranger powers to the mysterious Koragg, it is up to Nick, Chip, Xander and sisters Madison and Vida, to save the Earth on their own. They are assisted by Udonna’s bumbling apprentice Clare, and eventually Jenji the Genie and his master Daggeron, the Solaris Knight.

Using their powerful magic and incredible martial arts skills, the Mystic Force Power Rangers must rely on teamwork to save the day. Later, in a shocking surprise, it is revealed that Koragg is none other than Leanbow, the greatest and strongest of all wizards. The good power that was taken from Udonna helps Koragg into turning into his normal self, and he uses his powers to transform into the most powerful defender of truth, the Wolf Warrior. In the end, Leanbow transoforms into the Ancient Mystic Warrior and uses his power to give a final strike to destroy the Master of Evil and destroy after him. After this is done, the Rangers return to their usual life and Nick, Udonna and Leanbow leave Briarwood to settle down safely.

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CAST

James Maclurcan (Tiger)
Caitlin Murphy (Petit Homme)
Samuell Benta (All About The McKenzies)
Rhonda Montemayor (The Knot)
Gareth Yuen (Knowing)
David Weatherley (Lord of The Rings)
Rod Lousich (The Warior’s Way)
Kelson Henderson (Ash vs Evil Dead)
Gerard Urquhart (Hidden)
Ria Vandervis (Shortland Street)
Dwayne Cameron (The Locals)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Nic Sampson (The Warrior’s Way)
Mark Ferguson (Hercules In The Underworld)
Adam Gardiner (Eagle vs Shark)
Susan Brady (Hercules: TLJ)
Will Wallace (Step Dave)
James Gaylyn (Avatar)
Nathalie Boltt (District 9)
Mia Koning (Xena)
Mike Edward (Filthy Rich)
Matt Sadowski (Dawn of The Dead)
Emma Lahana (Stargate: Atlantis)
Sally Martin (Wendy Wu)
Richard Brancatisano (Bait)
Johnny Yong Bosch (Marvel Anime: Blade)
Glen Levy (Westside)
Beth Allen (The Tribe)

Many years ago, two brothers named Flurious and Moltor try to steal a legendary crown known as the Corona Aurora and are imprisoned throughout the galaxy. Sentinel Knight scatters the crown and its jewels on the planet Earth in hopes of preventing it from falling into the wrong hands. In the present day, world renowned explorer Andrew Hartford uncovers the crown, which frees Flurious and Moltor from their imprisonment. Andrew recruits four elite teenagers to become Power Rangers and stop the Corona Aurora from falling into the wrong hands. Although Hartford is originally opposed to it, his son Mack becomes the fifth team member – the Red Ranger. The Power Rangers search ancient civilizations and all over the world to uncover the first jewel which was once used by Neptune – King of Atlantis. In the process, they encounter the illustrious Miratrix, who is determined to find the jewels and free her master Kamdor.

While searching for the Toru Diamond, the Rangers encounter an alien named Tyzonn. Tyzonn came to Earth from the planet Mercuria to stop the evil Fearcats who are intent on releasing their army which had been previously imprisoned in a mirror world. After the apparent demise of his fiancée Vella, Tyzonn is reluctant, but is eventually convinced to join Operation Overdrive as the Mercury Ranger. Together, the Rangers encounter Thor and Loki, two of the Norse gods. Their involvement leads to the discovery of the Blue Sapphire, which is stolen by Kamdor and Miratrix.

When Thrax, son of Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa escapes imprisonment from the Sentinel Knight, he recruits Flurious, Moltor, Kamdor, Miratrix, and the Fearcats to form an evil alliance and destroy the Rangers’ connection to the Universal Morphing Grid. The Rangers must go on a quest to seek out the legendary sword Excelsior which is capable of restoring their powers and the Sentinel Knight. With the help of five former Power Rangers – Adam Park-the Black Power Ranger, Xander Bly-the Green Mystic Ranger, Bridge Carson-the S.P.D. Red Ranger, Kira Ford-the Yellow Dino Ranger and Tori Hanson-the Blue Wind Ranger, the Power Rangers unite and take down Thrax, which breaks apart the evil alliance.

After the Rangers encounter a virus, Mack makes a startling discovery about himself. Realizing that he is an android, Mack begins to question his very existence, but he still pulls through for his friends by merging with the Sentinel Knight to become the Red Sentinel Ranger. Meanwhile, when another Fearcat named Crazar shows up, Tyzonn discovers that Vella is still alive. Also the Rangers uncover the Star of Isis, the fourth jewel of the Corona Aurora.

The Octavian Chalice holds the power to uncover the final jewel to the crown. In an ultimate struggle for it, the Fearcats are destroyed for good and so is Kamdor, but not before imprisoning Miratrix inside a gem for eternity. Flurious destroys Moltor and steals the crown and gets his hands on the jewels as well. Now with the power of the Corona Aurora at his disposal, Flurious freezes all of San Angelas. In a desperate attempt to save the world, Mack sacrifices himself to destroy Flurious once and for all. The Sentinel Knight appears and uses the Corona Aurora to bring Mack back to life. As Mack awakens, he realizes that thanks to the crown, he is now human. Thanks to Norg, Tyzonn is reunited with Vella and the Power Rangers move on with their lives now that they have saved the world from evil.

CAST

Jason Smith (Home and Away)
Anna Hutchison (The Cabin In The Woods)
Aljin Abella (Hunter n Hornet)
David de Lautour (Westside)
Sarah Thomson (Shortland Street)
Bede Skinner (West of Eden)
Holly Shanahan (Venus and Mars)
Nikolai Nikolaeff (Daredevil TV)

RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Nathaniel Lees (Young Hercules)
Kelson Henderson (Ash vs Evil Dead)
Bruce Hopkins (Hercules: TLJ)
Gerard Urquhart (Hidden)
Bruce Allpress (The Piano)
Oliver Driver (Black Sheep)
Cameron Rhodes (Deathgasm)
Paul Gittins (Maiden Voyage)
Stig Eldred (Young Hercules)
Andrew Laing (Shortland Street)
Michelle Langstone (Xena)
Jared Turner (Filthy Rich)
Jason Hoyte (Young Hercules)
Siobhan Page (Filthy Rich)

For over ten thousand years, the spirit of a pure evil known as Dai Shi has been locked away and safely guarded by the Pai Zhuq, the “Order of the Claw,” a secretive Kung Fu clan. But now, evil has escaped and the Pai Zhuq has selected their three top members to fight this evil. Jarrod, Lily, and Theo were picked, but Jarrod turned out to be a bad choice and Casey, a cub was to take his place. Jarrod tried taking the container holding Dai Shi. It accidentally opened; Dai Shi killed Master Mao and took over Jarrod’s body. The trio was sent to find a new master and he gave them the special gift to become Power Rangers. They alone are the Earth’s only hope to stop the army of evil animal spirits from overtaking the human world. Dai Shi is doing everything, and anything that he can, along with his loyal minion Camille and an army of undead, the Rinshi so he can take over the world and have animals rule. He started out with the Five Fingers of Poison, but they failed. Dai Shi controls an army of fear, and the three Power Rangers are trying to stop him.

When a Rinshi Warrior possessing an animal spirit is too much for the Rangers, each are trained by a retired master in a new animal spirit. Lily was trained by Master Phant in the ways of the Elephant, Theo was trained by the visually impaired Master Swoop in the techniques of the Bat, and Casey was taught by RJ’s father Master Finn in the tradition of the Shark. Dai Shi and Camille revived the deadly Overloads Carnisoar and Jellica to train them in the ways of fear, deceit and terror, stripping Jarrod of his humanity. When Dai Shi fought the Rangers with his training, he defeated them and took RJ prisoner. To save RJ, the Rangers were taken to the Spirit World by Master Mao to be trained by three fallen Masters: Master Rill, Master Guin, and Master Lope. In doing so, the three Rangers were able to upgrade to Master mode with incredible jets and hand-held claw weapons. RJ’s Wolf Spirit, which he obtained by following his own path and straying from his father’s Shark style, was tampered with by Dai Shi and transformed RJ into a werewolf. RJ did not rely on his friends and tried to take care of the situation by himself. Ultimately, he learned to lean on his friends and transformed into the Wolf Ranger. RJ’s werewolf problem was able to fix thanks to his new friendship with Flit the fly, who once was human. The last Overlord, Grizzaka was revived but he took over Dai Shi’s place, as he hates humans and resents Dai Shi possessing a human. Dai Shi wanted to possess Grizzaka’s powerful Zocato power. RJ’s old friend from Pai Zhuq Dominic, a wanderer who hadn’t yet found his path, decided being the Rhino Ranger was his path.  Years ago, Master Mao once gave Dominic the Control Dagger, which everyone is now after it to control the Rhino Steel Zord from the Rhino Nexus. Camille and Dai Shi reached the Nexus, a betrayal towards the Overloads. Dominic was able to take control of the Rhino Steel Megazord and destroy Carnisoar once and for all. The time was running out to revive three Phantom Beast Generals from the Crystal Eyes. Grizzaka was also destroyed by the Rangers. The Generals were revived by Jellica but they destroyed her and allied with Dai Shi, wanting him to be their King. Dai Shi’s first court of order is to kidnap the three living masters and put them under control to manifest three Spirit Rangers to go against the five Power Rangers.

Master Finn was locked in a Crystal Eye and saved by his son and together they were able to gain control over the Spirit Rangers and call them forth when needed. Soon Dai Shi was loosing control over Jarrod and the remaining Phantom Beast Generals blamed Camille and sent warriors against her. Jarrod saved her and Casey witnessed this and when to Dai Shi’s temple to save Jarrod. Together, Jarrod and Camille helped in a battle with the Rangers.

Ashamed of his bad deeds, Jarrod refused to help again when Scorch and Dai Shi began a new Beast War. Dai Shi opens up a portal to the Spirit World and resurrects all his fallen warriors, including the fallen masters. Jarrod finally decides to join them as well and helps weaken Dai Shi and the three protectors finally destroy Dai Shi forever. Once the war was finished, Camille and Jarrod train as beginners in the Pai Zhuq academy. Dominic was given a fond farewell, along with Fran to back-pack through Europe.

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CAST

Eka Darville (Jessica Jones)
Ari Boyland (Blood Punch)
Rose McIver (IZombie)
Dan Ewing (Home and Away)
Milo Cawthorne (Deathgasm)
James Gaylyn (Avatar)
Adelaide Kane (Reign)
Oliva Tennet (Maddigan’s Quest)
Mike Ginn (Broken Halleujah)
Li Ming Hu (Kawa)
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RECURRING / NOTABLE GUEST CAST

Damien Avery (Bloodlines)
Mia Koning (3 Mile Limit)
Andrew Laing (Shortland Street)
Mark Mitchinson (The Hobbit)
John Sumner (District 9)
Murray Keane (Step Dave)
Bruce Phillips (The Lovely Bones)
Stephen Papps (The Piano)
Angela Shirley (Jubilee)
Stephanie Lee (House Husbands)
Jason Hoyte (Young Hercules)
Kevin J. Wilson (Spartacus)

In the not-so-distant future, the mysterious and sinister Venjix Computer Network is attempting to conquer and lay ruin to the entire planet. It had succeeded and nearly conquered the entire Earth. Fortunately, mankind has retreated from the threat into environmentally-shielded domed cities to protect against the pollution and machines unleashed by Venjix. In the shining city of Corinth, an elite force of Rangers must learn to drive and operate an arsenal of radically advanced biotech vehicles in order to battle the attacking machine army bent on world domination.

RPM, though, pretty much blows it away on every level, except for maybe the costume designs. It’s better acted, better written, the cast has chemistry that the Samurai rangers really lack and a romance subplot that was actually engaging and subtle, two things that are rarely seen in the entire franchise. It takes the existing formula and does new things with it that no other series had done, and it all works really well. But the other reason it’s so good, the one that makes me almost hate to admit how great it is, is that it is dark.

Power Rangers RPM screenshot
Once again a great collection, Operation Overdrive maybe a hated season, but it’s fun and has a decent story ark to it, Jungle Fury is just plain awsome on every level. SPD, is a stone cold classic and RPM is one of the best.