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S.P.D. is one of the best seasons since Time Force without any doubt.
After a long time do we get to see so many characters with multiple
dimensions. That Mighty Morphin era of good vs evil is now a thing of
the past thanks to S.P.D.
The season begins with the introduction to the main characters: the rangers, Emperor Grumm, Broodwing and Piggy. As the season progresses the characters develop to an extent that everything falls into place at the end.
The Red and Yellow rangers who started as street Robin Hoods discovered themselves and their true potential as Rangers. They realized the difference they could make by getting involved in something big than resorting to petty crimes.Initially ignorant Jack, the Red ranger learned to appreciate friendship and teamwork.The Blue ranger, who we see as being disappointed and jealous of not being red turned out to have a reason for that. It's not about power but because his father was one of the best Red rangers ever! The Green ranger, who we were introduced as being the goof, turned out to have some cool abilities such as psychic ability. The Pink ranger is not just a pretty girl this time. She came from a rich family and was definitely privileged but decided to join the SPD in order to do something challenging. The Commander, an alien from another planet, has his own tragic history in which Grumm destroyed his home planet and took away his wife.
The bad guys are not just bad but they are "good" bad guys. Grumm's goofy yet devious portrayal places him with Mesogog and Lord Zedd as one of the best villains ever. Grumm's history with Commander Crueger adds an extra dimension to the conflict. Broodwing, a mercenary who served Grumm at the beginning had his own agenda. Piggy, an absolute opportunist and a double agent, was integrated so well in the story that despite his limited screen time he was an integral part of the show.
That was just the characters. The story, zord fighting sequences, the team ups, countless cameos and references to the past season is a true treat to all fans young and old. This season was the only one in my opinion that actually responded to the fandom in so many ways that no other seasons have ever done before.
Overall, S.P.D gets an A+.
Ah, Power Rangers. I used to LOVE that show as a kid. I had the toys, watched the show religiously, and even played "Power Rangers" in the back yard. As I grew up, and more Power Ranger shows came on, I started to cringe at what the new seasons were like. I thought that they had lost the magic that was Power Rangers, and for the most part, I was right. Actually, when I had 1st heard of SPD, I refused to watch it. Just around fall or winter last year, I was flipping around on the TV one morning, and decided to watch SPD reruns. I loved it. The characters were complex, the plot line was good, and the dialog was not super cheesy. I just watched the finale this week, and I found myself not wanting it to end. That's how good of a show it was. It's not super "See This or Die!" like other hyped up shows, but this one has a lot of heart. It leaves a good feeling in my heart, and in the end, isn't that all you can ask from a TV show?
Power Rangers SPD is one of the BEST Power Ranger series, since the
show's debut in 1993. The series has a promising sci-fi storyline,
VERY, VERY cool theme music and dynamic characters. The five rangers
are a very awesome cast. The casting directors definitely got the right
people. "Jack", the red ranger and his longtime friend "Z", the yellow
ranger were like robin hood-like thieves, but decided to become part of
something bigger, then joined the ranks of the SPD team, along with
Syd, pink ranger, Bridge, green ranger and Sky, the blue ranger. The
team had a few arguments from time to time, but became a great ranger
team. Sometimes quarrels are needed to develop a superb group of
people. That's the first time this has happened in Power Rangers
"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" was the first cast and will always be the best, right along with "Power Rangers In Space". BUT with the police patrol and sci-fi themes like Star Wars, Star Trek, Babylon 5, etc, etc the SPD team is actually "THE" Power Rangers. The name fits perfectly.
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About the age of eight, I began liking "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers."
I loved that show. However, being a Kimberly fan, I grew tired of the
show when Kat took her place. I remember seeing the "Turbo" movie a few
years later and marveling at how dumb it looked. I now realize I hate
Turbo :). I assume Zeo was similar, but I don't think I ever saw an
At about the age of 12, I began watching "In Space." I grew to love it. The acting was better and the plots were better. Zhane was my favorite then. I watched a whole lot of it and enjoyed every minute. When the show ended, I stopped watching it. "Lost Galaxy" didn't come for a little while, so I lost interest before I ever got a chance to see it. I never did see "Light Speed Rescue," "Time Force," or "Wild Force" either.
Now, at the age of 19, I'm into it again. It's a weakness that grabbed me over the years and has me in the grips yet again.
"SPD" is my new favorite. I like the idea of these five young adults in an academy. It's professional and I think very mature. It's not too mature for younger viewers, but they use 'big words' and act very military. My favorite character is that of Bridge Carson, the SPD Green Ranger. He is no doubt the comic relief. He's constantly confusing himself and is goofy around everyone. He tends to annoy his teammates, but they learn to love him. His physic abilities are also amazing and I think most developed out of all the rangers. Sydney Drew is adorable. Some may think she's an annoying brat, but I think she's a typical spoiled child. She can be unintentionally selfish, but she's learning. Her ability of turning her hands into elements is a very interesting idea. Jack Landors, the Red Ranger, and "Z" Delgado, Yellow Ranger," are also great, but not my favorites. Very early on they become great power rangers. Z never really has any problems with her team, but Jack bumped heads right away when he let being the 'large-and-in-charge' idea of being red ranger get the best of him. But they both love being rangers and will do anything to protect their planet. Z's replicate ability and Jack's ability of going through solid objects are both very unique. Okay last, but certainly not least is, because he'll get upset, Sky Tate, Blue Ranger. The wannabe red ranger was given blue ranger and has been upset since. He immediately bumped heads with Jack and the other team members tend to annoy him as well. Later Commander Cruger calls him a 'Self-righteous, pig-headed, ego-driven Ranger." That tends to fit him, but remember to be a ranger you must be true of heart and he defiantly is. His father's death is a real soft spot and Jack allowed him to fulfill his dream and use his morpher to become the red ranger to defeat the monster that killed his dad. His force-field may seem boring, but I believe it's the one of the best genetic powers. When the show ends, Jack leaves SPD and they promote Sky to red ranger and Bridge to blue. No word on who's the green ranger.
"Ninja Storm," "Dino Thunder," and "Mystic Force" have all caught my eye. I watch them all and tend to enjoy. But "SPD: Space Patrol Delta" is my favorite now. I also hope there will be several seasons of Power Rangers to come in the future. I would like see if any pull me in once again.
S! P! D! EMERGENCY! These comments are from Twins, but is written by one, Natalie.
As far as PR seasons go, the best would have to be Time Force or DinoThunder. SPD is something we aren't used to, but at times it's pretty cool. There are countless alien cameos which hardcore fans will recognize as monsters from previous seasons. There are episodes that shine like Recognition and Idol, and comedic characters like Bridge and Boom. I also realize that a lot of changes were made from the Dekaranger footage to make this. (Bullets are replaced with lasers.) It's not the best, but it's not the worst either *cough*Turbo*cough*. This, like Ninja Storm, is a stretch for Power Rangers. It's pretty good and I'm sure it'll get better as the series goes on.
SPD is easily one of my favorite ranger series
the rangers are awesome, the Zords are Awesome,
the Costumes are Great
The Battlizer was Awesome
Doggie Cruger was awesome as a power ranger and hes one tough dog
he can stop Gruumm from you guessed it, take over the world.
The characters overtime became enjoyable, the villains are solid, the two team-up episodes with Dino Thunder kick butt, the story is developed well, we get to see 9 rangers in action (the most of any season so far) and that theme song just Rocks!, Then there's Piggy! Love him or hate him, he helped save the day and entertained!
This series was 10x better than Lightspeed Rescue
Thers also a Power Rangers SPD Video Game for the Game Boy Advance My Opinion .... This game lost the essence of the Power Rangers. Without the ability to morph , stage model repeated several times and bad soundtrack make the game get too Boring , whats strange about that game the final boss of this game was Benaag , did that game need to have more characters like Omega Ranger&Mora&Morgana&Broodwing&Kat Ranger&S.W.A.T. Megazord&Omega Max Megazord&etc , Why Don't you Hear the Power Rangers SPD Theme Song anywhere in that Game. But the Megazord fights are good. if you're a Power Rangers Fan, Do Not Add this Game to your Collection MMPR The Movie on Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and MMPR The Fighting Edition on SNES are still the Best Power Rangers Games Ever Made
Notes Power Rangers SPD The TV Series: 8 out of 10 Power Rangers SPD The Video Game: 3 out of 10
My almost 3 year old and 9 year old and I watched a few times on Jetix/ToonDisney and enjoyed it. This is my first exposure to Power Rangers and I was impressed enough to buy all 5 DVD's for Christmas. The plot lines and action are OK, and there are values taught within them. If you look at it from the target audience point of view its a good show. I haven't grown tired of watching the DVD's thus far and we've only opened 2 of them. Once we open the other 3 for Christmas the rotation will allow for many hours of entertainment. I even shelled out 150 bucks for some action figures, morphers and gun toys for the boys. Mystic Forces will be starting soon, It looks entertaining as well.
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As you are all aware of I am a big Power Rangers and Sentai fan, which goes way back to my childhood. After seeing Dekaranger Vs. Abaranger proves what I suspected for sometime now, that Power Rangers SPD has been dumbed down, there is not catching criminals in little cards, after judgment mode, they kill the offending monster like most Sentai shows. I have no idea why they decided to do that. Except they didn't like the "POLICE" being judge jury and executioner and that's bull. They should have not changed it. On the plus side, the blending of stock-footage is getting much more smooth and clear. If it wasn't for that cross over movie, I would have never known about the dumbing down. The monsters are cool and the robots they fight in is cool. Except for the dumbing down, it's a great Power Rangers show and I give it 6 STARS.
I can't believe those who prefer the supremely cheesy original Power
Ranger shows. It must be the bias of youth and not wanting things to
change. Actually I am a bit guilty of this as well since the newest
series "Mysitc Force" doesn't float my boat like SPD. Disney now has
Power Rangers Generations, and I cringe every time I watch an old show.
I have even remarked to my husband that Power Rangers have come a long
My son absolutely loves the show. We watched one of the final episodes this morning. It definitely created some tension with the evil forces taking over headquarters, and the A squad defecting to the dark side. I am hoping that a sixth DVD comes out with all of the SWAT mode episodes!
In the early nineties, the Power Rangers were all the rage. I had fond
memories of getting up at the crack of dawn, fixing a bowl of cereal,
than racing to the tube to see my once favorite and adored TV heroes
kicking evil monster butt!! The story lines were exciting and the
action was violent, but in a lighthearted sense which didn't make
parents too objectionable to what was being shown on screen. I can
vividly recall images of children screaming the catchphrases and
begging their parents to buy them oodles of merchandise for their
birthdays and Christmas. A sign of being a child and enjoying it. Yes,
the Power Rangers were the most popular superheroes of the time, even
beating out the vastly superior Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men, and
But as time went on, things took a turn for the worse unfortunately. The show was beginning to lose all of its magic and charm in favor of more action sequences and less plot and more camp. Who can't forget (especially Die-hard fans) the awesome Megazord battles? These were one of the hallmarks of the series where a giant robot squares off against a giant alien in a Godzilla-style duel of epic proportions. Or when Rita Repusla nearly defeated the Rangers, causing their robotic counterparts to sink into the ground. And another memorable event is when the rangers discover the mysterious "White Ranger" and the comedic relief of Bulk and Skull. Sadly, later versions of the show became more and more flat in execution and style.
As a long time viewer of the series, I'm sad to say that the Power Rangers are nothing more than reheated leftovers. It's just not as exciting and engaging as the the original '90's version. That version was fresh and unique, although a little silly and with no logic, but still entertaining nonetheless. But now, the series is starting to fall apart. The biggest flaw are the story lines. They've lost all the excitement, tension, danger and suspense and humor that made the series so charming and appealing. You never get the sense that the Rangers are in danger or the villains are threatening and menacing as Rita Repusla and Lord Zedd were in the original. Even the action scenes are lacking in excitement. Instead of relying more on strategy and intelligence to defeat their enemies, they rely more on guns, making the fight scenes more of a quick-fix than a dramatic and epic encounter. And finally, the Megazord battles are over too quickly with no rationale behind it all. It seems that the creators simply care more about the money than the material and just go on filming with a "By The Numbers" attitude.
As much as I used to love the Power Rangers, deep down I wish it would just fade into the past. The original, despite it's dated looks, is far more superior in terms of execution and style. But now, as a series working on its own merits, it falls completely apart. I would only hope that someday, that this series, once an entertaining and childhood favorite, ends indefinetly.
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