Why You Should Watch: Power Rangers RPM

Hey All.

I wanted to share my latest video with you all on Power Rangers RPM. It's generally aimed at people who aren't versed in Ranger and Toku lore but there should be plenty to watch and entertain still as I've packed every badass and joke scene into the video as I could think of.

I'm aiming to do more toku vids in the future so crit and comments on this would always be helpful :)

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkMbizmIiWM"]Why You Should Watch #5: Power Rangers RPM - YouTube[/ame]
 
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Well done, I wasn't interested in this before and now I see the appeal, the dark future stuff is a cool element. I haven't watched Power Rangers in a long time, any other seasons from say 2000-on that you think might appeal to a lapsed fan of that side of things? Also, any that don't involve a school setting would help.
 

big_j_ny

Just an Internet User Passing Thru
Shouldn't this be in the Power Chamber or net-vid theater?

The Net-Vid theater has been gone for a handful of weeks now since Keith started consolidated some forums of the HJU site.

But yeah, you gotta point on The Power Chamber
 
Well done, I wasn't interested in this before and now I see the appeal, the dark future stuff is a cool element. I haven't watched Power Rangers in a long time, any other seasons from say 2000-on that you think might appeal to a lapsed fan of that side of things? Also, any that don't involve a school setting would help.

I'm glad I'm able to convince you to give the series a go, I would suggest Time Force (2001) and SPD (2005); I generally seem to enjoy the dynamic of military based Ranger teams. SPD is my preferred of the two.

Based on the action alone I tend to favor Ninja Storm and Jungle Fury for having choreography that flows well on screen.

Thanks to Mr Justice for putting this on the front page as well :)
 

KingRanger

Banned
I never understood the die-hard love for RPM. IMO it was a very bad PR season. Compared to in Space, Lost galaxy and others it just doesn't stack up. It's premise is also very over done. Mad Max and Terminator come to mind any time I think about RPM.
 

Keith Justice

New Member
The last time Mad Max and Terminator were done were the 80's... and one more time in the 2k's. I wouldn't call that overdone. :anime:
 
Of the ones mentioned in this topic, definitely gonna check out RPM and also Lost Galaxy (Cerina Vincent sold me on that pretty quick, I dig Cabin Fever :thumbs:).
 
I don't those concepts are over done. Though perhaps finding examples where they were used well is another story. Bear in mind that Terminator never really explored it's post apocalypse world until Salvation; which I believe came out the same year as RPM.

While I think Lost Galaxy was an equally ambitious series it's execution wasn't nearly as well thought out.. though no one is going to argue over the quality of Space; weather it's better or not is down to opinion
 

TheShuffleRider92

A Dancing Machine
To tell you guys the truth I LOVED RPM to death when it come out since there was Kamen Rider Dragon Knight out as well and we kinda had an American Superhero Time over here in 2009. Everything about the show was different and like when people try to make something out of franchises I already love. Even though it changed when the original executive producer got fired, I still liked how the show tried to stay true itself and made me happy along the way. So if you haven't watched it yet, just give it a try.

Also, I liked how most of the cast are branching out and trying to find work since 7 of the 9 actors (minus Dillon and Gemma) moved to Hollywood. So I am looking forward to seeing more of them in more American shows and movies, especially the actress of Tenya 7 in the next season of Teen Wolf :)
 
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I will give RPM this, the countless excuses the fandom at large has made as for why it bombed have been pretty amusing.

I mean, here we are 4 years later, and people are STILL coming up with new ones. It's amazing.
 

mr.smith10

Member
RPM is a very good season of Power Rangers, especially the first half. Call the post-apocalyptic world overdone all you want, but it is what brings excitement and flavor to this season. The world building of the post-apocalyptic setting was well executed. RPM is one of the most well-acted seasons of Power Rangers, with Ziggy's actor doing the best job IMO in his comedic role. There's plenty of interesting characters such as Dillon, Ziggy, Flynn, and especially Dr. K. A lot of people didn't like the character focus episodes early on but I thought they brought a lot of depth to the characters and gave them lives before the apocalypse. The story presented made the viewer want to know what their lives were like before the world was blown into shambles. Plus the jokes they make in this series are actually funny in comparison to the lame

The second half, however, lost a little bit of steam IMO. When they changed writers, Judd Lynn just played it a little too safe. The Dillion/Tenaya story took a direction which was ripped off the Andros/Astronema story. This still would have been fine if it had Eddie Guzelian's original ending of Dillon being the last body for Venjix, but the way the story played out felt a little too laissez fair. RPM's music also wasn't that good, especially the background music imo. Despite this, the second half still presented some good things such as the Ziggy/Dr. K romance and the defeat of Venjix was pretty cool.
 
The post-apocalyptic theme is WAY the hell over done.

Aren't cop shows, military themes, ninja themes, high school themes, time travel, etc. also overdone?

Hell, the franchise has used the high school theme on three separate occasions.

I will give RPM this, the countless excuses the fandom at large has made as for why it bombed have been pretty amusing.

I mean, here we are 4 years later, and people are STILL coming up with new ones. It's amazing.

How exactly is a show that most of the country doesn't air, with most of the parts that do airing it at 5:00 AM, supposed to perform?

Honestly, that's mainly the only "excuse" I've seen people give for why it "bombed"
 
Thanks Everyone

Morning All.. for me at least :)

Just wanted to say a proper thank you for everyone who's watched my video.. it's just a few views short of 1000, which is a big deal for me and it's mostly all positive feedback so far (audio balancing and stretching to widescreen aside)

Special thanks to Keith Justice for adding it to the homepage which i'm sure made quite the difference. Anyway saying thanks by text didn't seem good enough so I also did it in my weekly mini podcast.

If you wan't to listen it's below (and right at the start so you don't have to worry about the rest of it..but the topic this week is Kyoryuger so you might)

Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger and Thank You Henshin Justice - Fresh Perspective Episode #7

Thanks for all the love, feedback and crit! It's all helpful.. I'll be aiming to do another series in the future.
 
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