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Obscurities

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This episode is going to be hard for me. Mostly because of the statements I made during my Kamen Rider Taisen Review, where I said Ressha Sentai Toquger is one of the worst Super Sentai I've seen so far. Then again the only other ones I've seen to completion so far are Liveman, Dairanger, Go-Onger, Gokaiger, Go-Busters, and Kyoryuger (and both seasons of Akibaranger if you count those). The ones that I haven't finished are Kakuranger, Ohranger, Carranger and Megaranger. Even then it's because I haven't made time to finish those shows or the subs aren't finished yet on some of the series. The point is that I don't exactly have a large knowledge of Sentai having only seen ten out of thirty eight series so far, HOWEVER! Even from my limited experience I still say that Toquger is one of the worst I've seen so far. Most of the heroes are moronic, annoying dill-weeds, the majority of the mech designs are the laziest I've seen yet, and whenever the show touches on the subject of "Imagination" I just, ugh my mind just goes to dark, terrible, evil places. Kinda like Lordkat when he played Super Mario Brothers 2 Japan. Get this, this show, is trying to teach kids, that children, are the only people who have imagination, and that they lose said imagination when they grow up. 

I'm not putting words in peoples mouths or anything, watch for yourself, they say it in at least the first three episodes. As someone who wants to be a game designer/writer, carriers that primarily rely on using ones imagination, this made me despise this show almost immediately. Also for the Sentai series that loves to spout out its "Imagination" pig crap for it to have some of the laziest designs for the heroes, mechs and their equipment, that is pretty indefensible. However there are some saving graces, I like the villain faction, the Shadow Line. From their designs to their personalities to how much smarter they are then the heroes most of the time. Them; combined with the very, very, very few good episodes in this show is what's keeping me from saying that it is completely irredeemable. What I mean by good episodes are the ones that either focus on advancing the plot or have nothing to do with Right. Everything else tends to lead to various flavors and amounts of pain. Now for a very quick summary of this series so that we can get on to talking about the episode. Ressha Sentai Toquger is about five people who have been recruited by an organization called the Rainbow Line to protect their stations from the Shadow Line who not only seek to capture these stations for themselves but to gather darkness from the people who live there which all goes into making the human world habitable not only for themselves but their Emperor, Zett. The core five consist of Kagura as Toq 5, an airhead who can delude herself into gaining super strength. Hikari as Toq 4, he is the smartest member of the team and my personal favorite. Mio as Toq 3, she's the tomboy of the team and shes kind of starting a relationship with Tokatchi who is Toq 2, he's a bookworm who has about as much common sense as a garden-hose. And finally there's Right as Toq 1, he's a dumb-ass with Bieber hair who through his thoughtlessness, carelessness and outright stupidity often makes situations worse and often times make the personal crises of his teammates even worse, sometimes with only his mere presence. He is a cancer to the team, the worst Red Senshi I've seen on either side of the Ocean so far (including Nick from Mystic Force, Jaden from Samurai, Troy from Megaforce and Alata from Goseiger) and no matter how much I want him to, he will never go away. The five are guided by the conductor named, Conductor, and his Monkey Hand puppet, Ticket; kill me! Their Alpha is a horribly perverted Gynoid named Wagon who seems to only have three jobs, bring the Toqugers food, take selfies of herself, and be horribly annoying. She's almost as bad as Jar-Jar in my book. The five are later joined by Zalam, a former member of the Shadow Line who joins them to make amends for the evil he caused while working for the Shadow Line (yeah his power is to make it rain, truly there is no greater evil in this world) basically his shtick is that he's an over the top parody of the brooding loner hero with his main joke being that every time he goes into battle he says that this will be where he dies. At first I didn't like this at all because it seems like the show is making fun of people who are contemplating suicide, but what saves this is that he does it in increasingly over the top ways and the jokes that are made about this trope is what saves it. I think that its like when someone keeps doing something stupid you eventually have to laugh, like this for example.

So yeah, Zalam joined the Toqugers as Toq 6 and his name was changed by the Toqugers to Akira Nijino which literally means "the brightness of the rainbow" (Niji no Akira) GET IT!? Anyway the plot so far, the Shadow Lines leader Zett is trying to gain the power of the light because he hates the darkness and wants to live in said light. However being in the human world is toxic to the guy, so he figures that by gathering light, whether literal or figurative he could live in both worlds. To that end he absorbed Gritta; the daughter of one of his Generals, Madame Noir to gain her inner sparkle. General Schwartz, the guy I mentioned in the Taisen review does not take this well and he attacked Zett only to be blown away for his trouble. And on top of this Marchioness Morc the General who raised Zett has shown up since the Toqugers are liberating their Shadow Towns, the stations that the Shadow Line have already taken over that is under Morc's jurisdiction. The Toqugers are doing this in the hopes that one of these Shadow Towns is their home town, which is the reason why they became the Toqugers in the first place. However the mech that the Toqugers use to access the Shadow Towns, the Drill Ressha, is in Schwartz' possession.

Good

If not, too bad there's a quiz later. So with episode 31 we open on two kids jogging through some fog training for Baseball judging by their uniforms when they notice the sound of a train whistle and see a giant train shrouded in fog. We then cut to the Toqugers on their trains when Ticket announced that instead of traveling to the next station they are instead heading for the Hyper Ressha Terminal. Apparently it can't be normally accessed by the Rainbow Line and can only show up when someone is summoned. I want to say that sounds familiar, but I can't put my finger on why. I'm being serious, someone help me.

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Hippies is a british sitcom that ran in 1999 for six episodes to then disappear into obscurity. At the time critics apparently gave the show bad reviews, but since then it has developed a small following. Most notable about the show is the cast (Simon Pegg, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Sally Philips, Darren Boyd) and staff (Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews), all important names in the current british comedy circuit, as well as the past (Mathews worked for the 80s sketch show Alas Smith & Jones).
The show is set in 60's London, where Ray Purbbs, played by Simon Pegg, runs the underground magazine "Mouth". Julian Rhind-Tutt plays Alex Picton-Dinch, the straight guy in the bunch, smarter than everyone else  and with a whealthy upbringing. He is a writer for the Mouth. Well, I say he writes for the Mouth, but one of the main jokes is that Ray is in fact the only person in the office (and by office I mean his flat, and by flat I mean a weird crappy basement-thingy with a toilet), who seems to give a crap about the magazine and the ideals of hippie culture.

Throughout the show it becomes clear that the main cast doesn't care about each other very much and that they would abandon their friends for a chocolate bar.

Ray is the heart of the group, meaning nobody really likes him but for some reason everybody hangs out with him. He constantly states his drastic and radical political views, but it becomes obvious that more than anything else he is interested in becoming an important figure in the hippie movement.

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Hey sexy. 

So I have my own semi-website now at

vbombreviewsthings.wordpress.com

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Sorry I havent ranted or reviewed or whatever the hell I do in a while. Schoolin and examining and shit, but now it's summer and I will be doing my thing that I do on a semi-regular basis plz don't hate ;-;

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I swear folks I discovered this site  completely by accident. apparently its a site dedicated entirely to podcasting on the phone.

its different from Skype in that you can have as many callers simultaneously chiming in. its really fun.

anyways here are the few experimental podcasts I made on that site so far. yes the matrix society is in development hell. don't blame me, blame my hectic work schedule.

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Has anyone on the site considered riffing public access shows?  I had recently seen an odd show called Dancing with Frank Pacholski on youtube, and I immediately thought of Cinema Snob.

I feel this is a gold mine for you guys.  Anyone else think the same?

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From my Soviet Counterpart's series, Mad Doctor’s Plot–—a review of a classic 1977 science fiction animated short from beyond the Iron Curtain, concerning the creation and employment of psychic robot tanks!

It does not go well.


Almost in time for April Fool’s Day, too–bah, “day late is one MORE than on-time. Iz one BETTER!” SALYUT!

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Hello TGWTG community!

For those of you who don't know me, I am a critic like a lot of you. Here is the holiday special of my series "Why Does This Exist" where I review the most messed up things out there. I you care to check out my channel, you will also find more episodes of YDTE as well as my most recent video game review. Please give me feedback, it is always appreciated.

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    We can all name terrible movies that were huge hits (and probably spawned a series), but you might be surprised to learn how often it’s the other way around. All it really takes to rock the box office, let’s face it, is a good marketing campaign, with a trailer promising more of what we’ve flocked to in the past, so major filmmaking studios can get away with not sweating quality too much. (Grown Ups 2 ending up a major hit this year should speak for itself.) But when you have none of the above, as many up-and-coming talents and against-the-grain visionaries do not, your only chance at major success is usually to create something good enough to draw attention to itself. Most movies made in these conditions don’t catch on, but not because they were failed attempts.

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