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A different first episode of a super sentai.
This episode feels like an V-Cinema special. There's a sentai reunion and a brief presentation of their powers/origins and abilities. No mention about their whereabouts, any focus on specific characters neither participation of the original actors. They show up so you now they existed.
The low point of this must-be-exciting episode is that there's no fight at all. When all the super sentais team up to fight the bad guys from Turboranger, the 5 teenagers from the group stop them: "Hey, this is our fight, leave us now. Also, that's how this episode is gonna end".
Interesting enough, this is from a time when both Goranger & J.A.K.Q. were not exactly part of the sentai franchise. They were not SUPER enough, so they're out of this episode.
I'd recommend this episode, it's interesting enough as to know about the series and probably (haven't watch the others yet) the most interesting thing I'd recommend about Turboranger.
Early Edition: Blackout (1998)
Suspension of belief
Suspension of belief: you sure heard about it before, but it's been hard for me. It's been about 15years (at least) since the last time I've watched the show on cable TV and I decided to try it out again. maybe not the best choice, since only the third and forth season were available on streaming, but I decided to try it out.
The problem with this episode is quite common. On the first episode the writers aways try to impress you, but it went to far. Characters make stupid things just in order to the protagonist to solve everything on his own. A fat guy try to to save a kid in a rooftop of a church and gets stuck, the kids is saved in the last minute by the protagonist who just happened to do the same thing in the sequence before with his blind friend.
This episode melted every chance I had to try to watch this series again, it's too long and repetitive.
Danger 5: Merry Christmas Colonel (2015)
Exactly what I wanted
It's been a really long time since last time I watched Danger 5. It's such a simple plot but with intricate scenes and trash-level smart dialogs. I like how they portrait each decade, but I must admit I'm a bit confused about what happened with Pierre.
During the long time between seasons, all the characters changed a lot. The war is over, but everything is a lot colder. Especially in Russia. In this episode the blonde Danger 5 is getting married but the 80's Nazi show up. Just think that are too many plot points in this episode, but it makes sense as you see the preview for the next episodes. By the way, try to track the official Facebook page: you'll probably get anxious, but there's a lot of videos and interviews to keep you interested in the show.
This is a series you should watch with your friends, being alone in a room is definitely not recommended. The laugh must spread around the room.
Good and old CSI
This was one of those episodes that makes me remember why I like CSI. Clues that appear from nothing, wrong conclusions, a big corporation conspiring or maybe just a small and as simple as a couple fight. But, like in many other cases, the writers get so worried about enjoy the viewers all the time (and they succeeded as you can see by my rating) that at some point, on the final minutes, everything gets too fast. The hidden criminal suddenly decides to reveal all the points, all the clues, even those the CSI had zero idea about. Maybe that's the price, I don't know. But sometimes that makes me feel that the CSI aren't that good or that this is a lazy maneuver from the writers to end the episode quickly.
Falling Skies: Mind Wars (2014)
This was a different episode. Apart from the break and non-concluded continuation of the previous episode that's getting more common, we get some little side stories that remembers me The Walking Dead. While wandering around the heroes find some mysteriously friendly brothers who really really want to help them. There's some sort of social commentary that I believe is more for please the audience than criticize anything at a high level. It's a nice episode but again, like in TWD, you'll probably get angry at the son of our hero. A boy that's is growing up and can't deal with everything around him, while trying to write his own path. I just don't get what's the deal with the suspense. The final scene is extremely obvious and there's no mystery at all. There were many clues from the previous episodes, entire scenes dedicated how the magical girl was born etc... Maybe they just want the viewers to think something like "Hey, wait, I know what's going on, what's about to happen! Wait..." and feel glad when the final revelation comes at the last 30 seconds of the episode.
Nonsense at its best
As showed in every opening sequence, Yellow eats a lot. A lot, all the time. She loves food and put up some weight. According to the school scale, 10kg! It's shocking from seeing her skinny figure that she'd need to lose that much, but turns out he scale was broken. While starving from food deprivation pressing her nose in a restaurant so much she looked like a pig, a chef shows up and stars to sing. What would be just a short jingle like the lamen episode from Jetman, became a 1 minute long song about a diet crepe and it's making. A diet crap (sorry I meant crepe, the way the chef sung in English distracted me) one can eat as much as want and won't gain weight. Actually, anything you eat after the diet crap won't make you fat. You probably won't believe me out it was all part of a Nezire scheme to create a shortage in food supplies on Earth. Yellow, Kenta's mother and everyone else who tried the crepe became not able to stop eating. The urge to eat scenes are always funny and makes me remember an episode of CSI about a real disease where a person don't have that fulfilling sensation after eating and may eat nonstop until death. But CSI doesn't feature monsters and Pig Nezire transforms from its human form just like a Kamen Rider would. Megarangers 1 X CSI 0. Silver Mega, once again acting on his own, keeps with Pink to constrain her while other pursue the monster. Turns out Pink discovers that the eager to eat ends if those afflicted don't eat for 20 minutes. Even though she was recovered, the monster still is too strong so Silver attempts to create an ultimate lunch to lure him and fight while he's distracted. Interesting how this episode represents how was established a single rangers episode routine. If an episode is about certain character, he/she is the one who gets framed in the eyecatch sequence, fights all the battle and drive the mecha and even call it (if Red allows it). As expected, the final fight gets super crazy and they beat the giant pig by pretending the robot arms are a delicious rice ball. Completely nonsense episode but really funny and features nice looking locations.
Kouichiro pretends to be Chisato's boyfriend so her grandmother stops trying to find her a husband. But she applies a lot of tests on the couple and disturbs their Megarangers chores. Despite Silver Mega showing up to defeat Termite Nezire, the monster had already planted a lot of eggs that destroy the city and forms a clone of the monster. The bugs destroy their weapons and Chisato runs away with her grandma and both get into a fight. Grandma watches Chisato as she transforms into Mega Yellow - the reason why she had run away to hide her secret - and decides to interfere in the fight with the monster. After getting in giant mode, the monster became challenging since all of it parts can split. Mega Yellow commands the Mecha and figures out it couldn't split if frozen. After the fight, Chisato get along with her grandma.
While in a summer trip to a "resort" of their teacher's friend, the Megarangers find themselves in a ghost city. There is no one in the houses or in the whole island. Only a boy who witnessed his big sister kidnapping knows its related to a foam of a coral monster. They eventually get attacked by Coral Nezire who wants to transform humans into corals and fill the ocean with them in order to ruin the environment. Mega Blue was the only one who were not capture and is rescued by the boy. He said he saw all the monsters attack but didn't say a word because he wasn't prepared to hear the locals being judgmental about him not being brave to save his sister. Mega Blue incentives him to stand up and his help was crucial. Blue find the others and stop the mutation. The boy finds out his secret identity but the Megarangers found the weak point of the monster, so everything is OK again.
A fun episode
An Antition Nezire monster creates loopholes that makes doors to other places like a wormhole and might join Earth and Nezire together if an specific crystal is found.
Mega Yellow and Blue got trapped in the doors and need to find the right pattern so they can escape. They got the crystal but the monster is getting closer and closer and they must work together.
Yellow is overly enthusiastic about a horoscope saying that their signs would be a match with Blue's that day.
It's a fun episode shot in a dozen locations and sets and Yellow's crush creates good scenes. Makes me remember of some really old slapstick classic scenes.
Why not combine the mechas?
Since the newly created Delta Mega is only operated from a distance, Nezirezia found out that they could took its control by transmitting stronger radio waves trough a blind spot. Delta Mega is destroying the city and the only way to detain it is by joining the two robots. It's a risky operation that could put both under Nezirezia control but it's also the only way. After the combination succeeded the Megarangers need to defeat all the reincarnation of the previous monsters that are zombie-like controlled by the Centipede monster. It's a really nice episode besides being a cliché that began on Flashman and further developed in Jetman. Really nice directed and engaging. Also features a new ending theme, annoying as hell.