Power Rangers SPD

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  • Haogar  - Nice
    So it's finally here, now i'll watch!
  • Zorro4k6
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    So I'm re-watching this review because I have nothing better to do and realized I never commented about something that really bugged me the first time I watched this. In the team up episode Linkara says that the Dino Rangers are attending their high school reunion. Except that doesn't make any sense. The Dino Rangers graduated in 2004. Who has a 1 year high school reunion? How is that enough time to do anything of great significance? Aside from either starting college or finding a job some where, I can't think of anything. There's a reason we have 5 year reunions. You can accomplish quite a lot in 5 years. More so than just one year. Anyway, this just always bugged me and I can't believe Linkara didn't bring this into question. Has this not bothered anyone else?
  • Amykins
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    Am I the only one pissed that we didn't get to see more of A-squad's Red Ranger? We need more girl Red Rangers! (and I'm totally with you on rewatching all the older reviews Zorro, hehe)
  • Cloudx4  - Not All Reds Are Leaders, No Full season Female Re
    I know its Power Rangers, but its really cut and paste Super Sentai, my point is, just coz their red or a guy doesnt mean their the leader, in Dekaranger (SPD's original) Deka Pink was really the field leader (which she claimed, and has been referreced as true on some occasions) while Deka Master (Shadow Ranger) was the Overall leader, and its not just Dekaranger, JakQ u have Big One (White), Dairanger Decendants have Shishiranger (green), Kakuranger has Ninja white (Girl), Megaranger has Megablack, TimeRanger has Time Pink and Gekiranger has Geki Yellow, same can b said for PR not all their leaders were Red or Male, MMPR had White ranger Tommy after Jason left, Alien Rangers had Delphine as White Ranger, Time Force had Jen Scott as Pink Ranger,plus their was Taylr Earhardt the Yellow ranger in Wild force (breifly) as leader, Toei has stated that they have no plans to make a female Red Sentai leader, since Super Sentai is targeted toward boys so might aswell be happy with wot u get in Gokaiger (Megaforce) and Toqger, tho no female will b leader or red for the entire season, tho if u really want to see a red female i suggest Sailor Moon or Jikuu Keisatsu Wecker, sorry!
  • Samsneeze  - Power Rangers SPD
    This is the last season of Power Rangers that I actually enjoyed watching from start to finish. I watched all the videos on blip yesterday and only now have had the chance to comment. There isn't really much left to say that you hadn't already pointed out.

    I actually liked the villain's motorcycle. Sure, it was pointless, but it did look cool at times. As for the guys voice, I got the feeling that he was going for the Lord Zed impersonation, and he sort of missed the mark.

    The explosion thing, I honestly thought I was the only one who noticed how stupid it looked for explosions to be behind the rangers like 80% of the time. At least I know I wasn't imagining things.

    Power Rangers Mystic Force was the season that completely ruined the show for me. The whole, "it's magic" thing wasn't really getting it. I mean, I know the previous seasons weren't too strong scientifically, but at least they seemed to be trying to establish some sort of reality.
  • Thecrazyone1500
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    i agree with explo thing and the less martial arts makes sense for cops


    sorry i meant to agree with the shockwave guy
  • shamrocknroll
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    I second that statement. Still not a fan of SPD but I will agree that martial arts and cops don't mix.
  • TheScriptGuy
    Note on the explosions thing - I for 1 did not like the way Mighty Morphin' handled this - sparkly explosions made me think that the Power Rangers were getting bombed by fireworks. Some of the explosions in SPD happen behind the rangers yet still send them flying, which as I understand it, is the major argument for them being handled badly. Which I have to strongly disagree with - I think the creators of the show are trying to simulate the shock wave effect. I'm not saying that they're doing it well mind you, but on a show like this I consider it to be a minor issue.
  • The Theory
    Yeah, I'm with you on that one, They seem to be in fact emphasizing the shock-wave effect, to which can be quite powerful. I also have to note that, even though there's isn't as much of a display of martial arts as some people would like to see, there's plenty of very well executed stunts made through the entire show. Not a lot of people can pick that up and most would certainly just toss it as "flailing around"...

    -The Theory
  • Zeraph
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    Reason: It's easier to put the stock explosion in the background in after effects.
  • Alareth
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    The problem with the whole shockwave idea is that multiple times, the rangers react with backflips TOWARDS the explosions
  • Archane
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    Horay it's here. I knew Linkara's love of Power Rangers wouldn't let us down. Thanks for doing these man! I really enjoy them.
  • cattz
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    Woooo!


    Thanks for all the effort with these Linkara. They're always super informative and entertaining as hell.
  • Shinigami
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    Dekaranger is every ways superior series compared to PRSDP.
  • Genshifox
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    Very much agree!
  • rideronthestorm
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    Outstanding nostalgic blast from the past
  • Azarias Kale
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    SPD was the first of the Ranger series I saw no full episodes to and actually glad to know more about it now that my nephew is slowly getting me into Samurai.
  • PurpleTiger
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    I love SPD, and above all I LOVE LOVE LOVE the theme song. From the first few beats to the guitar sting, to the epic yet simple lyrics, I think this is the best theme in the series. It reels you in and holds you.

    I have to say, Bridge was my favorite character. I seem to have a love for Green Rangers, but I think that's just because they've always been depicted as being the 'quirky' rangers. Trip from Time Force, Bridge from SPD, and Ziggy from RPM are three major examples I always think of.

    ...all I ever think whenever you do one of these is, oh GODS I can't wait for you to get to RPM. While not my favorite season, that was the season that blew me AWAY.
  • Akako_Comics
    I love how I was just planning on re-watching some of the other power rangers retrospectives when this happened to be up there, made my night. x3
  • locuas
    I don't know if it is true, but disney did not want to bring another actor, because the five main actors were experienced actors, so it was more expensive than normally it is.
    I don't care about wire action because...i personally really enjoy it. That is one of the reasons i love Garo.
    If you didn't liked this team-up, then you will have problems with clash of the red rangers.
  • TheSparkyChick
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    THANK YOU LINKARA YOU ARE SUPER SPECIAL AWESOME!!!

    S.P.D was my Fav series behind dino thunder!
  • LikaLaruku
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    I had a dream, a dream of many things. Part of that dream was that Micheal Bay made a Power Rangers movie, & what Party Rock Anthem would be like if it had been made in the 1930s. What would be your reaction to that if it really happened?
  • amazed_satsuma
    First off, I notice you used the more PR friendly word of "destroyed" instead "killed" while describing to what happen to the alien Jack & Z meet in Beginnings.

    Also I believe what happens to Cruger's nose when he morphs could be the same reason why Justin turns into an adult when he morphed in Turbo: As long as they keep their helmets on, their physical bodies morph into the suits dimensions.

    Lastly, in regards to the Time Force tech serving as the basis for the SPD morphers, I think it could explain the whole playing cards thing. Remember monsters in Time Force were not destroy either but instead shrunk and frozen. It is easy to assume that one lead could have lead to the other. However I have mixed feelings about it as it opens up a giant predestination paradox. Who can say that by the year 3000, Time Force is not just a special branch of the SPD? So I personally like to think their morphers are based on the Space Rangers tech which is why A-squad helmets looked the way they did.
  • astrakhan
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    "Next time, we'll see if that quality can be maintained"

    Spoiler alert: it won't. A lot of people call Operation Overdrive the worst season, but Mystic Force is just... ugh. The characters are either annoying or underdeveloped, and the second half of the show has some of the worst Zord designs in history (the Solar Streak Megazord and the Manticore Megazord). If you thought Conner didn't deserve all those power-ups, wait until you meet Nick.
  • Zaephyer
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    I lost faith in Mystic Force the first time I heard the theme.

    Trust me, I have a LOT more I want to say on the matter, I just don't want to give too much away on that, since Linkara's going to see it for himself soon enough.

    And for those that may still be questioning why SPD had so many rangers, it's because the sentai it was based on, Dekaranger, used its name as foreshadowing how many rangers it had. (Deka meaning ten.) If memory serves, it's the only series that when translated, actually DID keep one character, IE, Doggie Kruger, in namesake as well as character, though SPD's version was a bit more reptillian than the sentai's. Also, yes, Dekaranger DID have ten rangers. The tenth, DekaGold, only appeared in the Dekaranger movie. That was the only ranger not to transfer over. I remember looking all that up a while back because.... I forget.
  • KingKaor555
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    Speaking of Dekaranger, the name SPD is a leftover from that show, as the organization that the Rangers in Deka worked for was called Special Police Dekaranger, or SPD. That's where they got the name from, BTW
  • C-Puff
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    Yay! I've been waiting for this! and now I have an excuse to watch the previous season's HOPR to catch up with where we were!
    ...there goes the rest of MY day.
  • That Anime Chick
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    Awesome! It's good to see a new HOPR from you, Linkara!

    I'll admit, I wasn't partial to SPD originally, but it did grow on me after a while. Yeah, some parts are... weird, but one the whole, it's a pretty decent show.

    (Personally, I never had much issue with the whole "Civilian Powers" thing, but I suppose it works better in this season...)
  • Blizz3112
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    Welcome to the current age, where effects are more important than characters... -_-'
  • Karutomaru
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    I always liked Broodwing as a villain.
    Also, the Rangers are doing a great service by clearing the quarry of mooks so the Mythbusters can use it.
  • Jesusmon
    Yeah, I watched this a couple days ago when you posted it on blip, but, wow. I am honestly shocked that there was an hour and a half of stuff to talk about for this one as opposed to the previous ones... guess I don't remember SPD all too well.

    Yeah, this season did handle a lot of things well overall, but it's still not a fav for me. The only Kalish season I really enjoyed storywise was Mystic Force, but even that one goes sour eventually...

    Well, can't wait to see what you think of it!
  • OptimismPrime
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    You have no idea how weird it is to hear of "Power Rangers SPD" as someone from Germany.

    SPD is one of the biggest political parties of the country, i know it stands for something different, but how would you react if you saw "Power Rangers Democrats" ?
  • FunkyM
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    Great vid... Vids?

    Anyways, nice to see the drought finally come to an end, and another series under your belt. Only 6 to go!
  • ninjalizchan
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    These videos are certainly worth the wait. I always liked SPD when it was first on, however it was one of the first series that I had seen the Sentai for first and as such ended up comparing the two a lot while watching them. Over all I wish the English version was more like a police force like the Japanese version than a military force. Though that's mainly personal preference as I love Police stories.

    Hands down my favourite character this season was Bridge, he's just so quirky and adorable. The rest of the characters weren't that interesting to me but I felt on a whole the series was really good. Love your analysis as always. Will be waiting patiently for Mystic force review.
  • Minion of Yahtzee  - I KNEW IT
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    I knew that Grumm was the inspiration for Christian Bale's Batman voice it all makes sense now. "I'M THE GODDAMN EMPEROR"!!! But in all seriousness I'll give this show a look after I see Dekaranger. I'm already seeing Go-Onger before RPM so why not? Good luck Linkara and take your time I think your fans need to learn some patience with HOPR, especially me. Also the rest of the Kalish era, OOOOHH boy I cannot WAIT until you get to Operation Overdrive. A HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.
  • biblegirl
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    Oh my gosh I'm so excited! I've been waiting. This is what got me into your videos Linkara :)
  • The PwnUltimate
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    I've seen enough Sentai to know where this is going...
  • Behellmorph
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    Hehehehe. attacking the rocks. thats a good one Linkara.

    It's nice to see a update on this series. I actualy saw several episodes of this series unlike most of the others and yeah, it's decent.
  • Iamlucek
    Iridium? you mean that element that is extremely rare on earth but very common in space? You know the 2nd most dense element that has similar properties to platinum? You know not good for improving the hardness of allows.
  • PGrunty
    This is the series where people can breath on the moon, so...
  • musiclover9293
    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You are awesome.
  • Rupert3434
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    ^ My exact reaction to seeing this on the homepage! :D
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