Aug 6, 2012
Actually, I just re-watched MMPR. I find MMPR superior to Samurai/Super Samurai.

Everything that MMPR had PRS and SS emulated (paper-thin stock characters, fights full of puns, mockingly voiced villains, even the same opening music and villains music), except the latter did it with better production values and an actual story with a beginning, middle, and end.

I was hoping Saban would try to improve where they left off, instead of going back to 1993.
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Feb 21, 2008
Actually, I just re-watched MMPR. I find MMPR superior to Samurai/Super Samurai.

I seen episodes of comparison to Samurai and I must say, I agree.

MMPR, nostalgia aside, is a decent series in its own right ,taking some of the source sentai's stories but taking the premise into another direction. Although the sudden addition of Tommy losing his powers was a crapshoot that should have been in the story initially, the majority of it was pretty good despite the first 50 not having much of an arc or connection.

In its own right, its not a weakness because the show was getting onto its first legs, while Samurai was just rushed. MMPR was in production from 1987, under the Bioman pilot, where it would then be reattempted with Jetman and finally, Zyuranger, which had the latter easter egg edited from
the Bioman pitch.

The point is that MMPR in its initial stages wasn't rushed like Samurai, with the latter starting production right away from the rights being bought back. Clearly, they should have waited to get the scripts written to take their own spin on the concept and to create their own characters , but everything else in Samurai was standard setting.

It was the first season to have HD, though they could have HD widescreen masters of the Disney Rangers to play with OO on to fix it [and they got plenty of time to do so], the editing ,choreo and suits were so well done that I could not really tell the difference if the Octaroo suit wasn't weird as it was.

Samurai got a little better, but the improvements were jolted by the lifting of plots and the writing. The acting could have been better, but for what they had, they did fine.

MegaForce hopefully will have a better footing to do what it needs, though I wish the Pink Ranger was yellow and vice versa alongside the Black Ranger and the Blue Ranger. PC casting aside, they look like they could fit their parts.
Read my smart post
Sep 29, 2008
One of my biggest issues was the terrible acting and scripts, it was even worse than normal. Seriously, i've watched porn that was more creative
Why is every good TV show Cancelled
Jun 20, 2010
Samurai wasn't that great, definitely. At least when I did my spin on Shinkenger, I TRIED to have my own story, a diverse cast & a continuous plot, even if it ended up coming out occasionally rushed, written confusingly & a bit convoluted.

But, honestly, I just think that Saban is just a fish out of water right now. Power Rangers only bacame popular by the internet meme effect, except before the internet was big. It was just something new, weired & silly to watch that you couldn't look away from until people saw enough to get it out of their systems & move on. The only reason it seemed to evolve was based on what seems to be the writers' collective belief that they had to continuously keep 1 up-ing themselves until it got to in Space-Lost Galaxy where it kind of leveled out. I don't think they'd originally intended to do this, it just sort of happened as a response to their inferiority complex based on the show. It was their way of "hanging a lantern on it."

At this point , after having finally seen MMPR for the first time, I can at least somewhat respect them on a few levels, but the things they did right via MMPR & on were probably happy accidents- the original casting included.