History FanFic / EigaSentaiScanranger

24th Feb '18 9:05:06 AM starofjusticev21
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** Did he want dubbed {{Toku}} like we sometimes used to get like ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and ''[[Manga/GiantRobo Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot]]''? That's hard to grasp from ''Scanranger'' being about a multi-racial team of heroes defending [[CreatorProvincialism the same state the author lives in]]. If anything, it sounds like ''Power Rangers'' instead ''inspired'' this story.
** Indeed, it seems to be generally noted that with its somewhat more lighthearted theme of saving the world with movies, American setting and [[LargeHam incredibly hammy]], bumbling comedic villains, ''Scanranger'' reads more like a season of ''Power Rangers'' than the Sentai it's meant to glorify. Possibly due to it being written mainly in the mid-to-late 90's when ''Power Rangers'' was a lot more readily available than episodes of Sentai, never mind '''translated''' episodes. The author seems to have unintentionally used the show he was attacking as reference material. What's supposed to stand out when it feels like it's copying from the thing it says needs to be done differently?

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** Did he want dubbed {{Toku}} like we sometimes used to get like ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and ''[[Manga/GiantRobo Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot]]''? That's hard to grasp figure out from ''Scanranger'' being about a multi-racial team of heroes defending [[CreatorProvincialism the same state the author lives in]]. If anything, it sounds like ''Power Rangers'' instead ''inspired'' this story.
** Indeed, it seems to be generally noted that with its somewhat more lighthearted theme of saving the world with movies, American setting and [[LargeHam [[EvilIsHammy incredibly hammy]], [[LaughablyEvil bumbling comedic villains, villains]], ''Scanranger'' reads more like a season of ''Power Rangers'' than the Sentai it's meant to glorify. Possibly due to it being written mainly in the mid-to-late 90's when ''Power Rangers'' was a lot more readily available than episodes of Sentai, never mind '''translated''' episodes. The author seems to have unintentionally used the show he was attacking as reference material. What's supposed to stand out when it feels like it's copying from the same thing it says needs to be is being done differently?all wrong?
12th Feb '18 1:59:52 PM SCBlue
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* AdaptationalWimp: In ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'', Gai[=/=]Black Condor is a womanizing, rebellious badass loner who would rather fight than talk things out. In "Scanranger vs. Jetman," Gai is a spineless wimp who caves in when casino personnel gets in his face (watch the second episode to see how wrong this is), compares himself to Kenny G when picking up chicks, worries about getting in trouble with Chokan for skipping training, and freely admits to being a "selfish idiot."
21st Dec '17 8:00:48 AM starofjusticev21
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* GoshDangItToHeck: As you'd expect there's no actual cursing in the story, but for some odd reason when the heroes feel the need to use an especially strong insult they usually go for "bastion," presumably as a family-friendly alternative to "bastard". Even though that word is not even remotely an insult.
20th Dec '17 5:27:10 AM starofjusticev21
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** Did he want dubbed {{Toku}} like we sometimes used to get like ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and ''[[Manga/GiantRobo Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot]]''? That's hard to grasp from ''Scanranger'' being about a multi-racial team of heroes defending [[CreatorProvincialism the same state the author lives in]]. Heck, that sounds a lot more like the series it was created to vilify instead. (And to confuse things even more, despite the team being multi-racial an inordinate amount of the guys who've been Scanrangers have Japanese heritage: the blue, silver and original yellow ranger, and the red ranger had a Japanese mother).

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** Did he want dubbed {{Toku}} like we sometimes used to get like ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'' and ''[[Manga/GiantRobo Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot]]''? That's hard to grasp from ''Scanranger'' being about a multi-racial team of heroes defending [[CreatorProvincialism the same state the author lives in]]. Heck, that If anything, it sounds like ''Power Rangers'' instead ''inspired'' this story.
** Indeed, it seems to be generally noted that with its somewhat more lighthearted theme of saving the world with movies, American setting and [[LargeHam incredibly hammy]], bumbling comedic villains, ''Scanranger'' reads more like a season of ''Power Rangers'' than the Sentai it's meant to glorify. Possibly due to it being written mainly in the mid-to-late 90's when ''Power Rangers'' was
a lot more readily available than episodes of Sentai, never mind '''translated''' episodes. The author seems to have unintentionally used the show he was attacking as reference material. What's supposed to stand out when it feels like it's copying from the series thing it was created says needs to vilify instead. (And to confuse things even more, despite the team being multi-racial an inordinate amount of the guys who've been Scanrangers have Japanese heritage: the blue, silver and original yellow ranger, and the red ranger had a Japanese mother).be done differently?



** This confusion isn't helped by how despite writing the story in the first place to bash it, a lot of people who read it note that with its generally more lighthearted feel, American setting and [[LargeHam incredibly hammy]], bumbling comedic villains, ''Scanranger'' reads more like a season of ''Power Rangers'' than the Sentai it's meant to glorify. Possibly due to it being written mainly in the mid-to-late 90's when ''Power Rangers'' was a lot more readily available than episodes of Sentai, never mind '''translated''' episodes. The author seems to have unintentionally used the show he was attacking as reference material. What's supposed to stand out when it feels like it's copying from the thing it says needs improvement?
** And lastly the author's attitude toward various issues depicted in his story seems to have changed over the course of writing it. See BrokenAesop above: is he supporting or mocking censorship for violent children's shows? And despite admitting he doesn't really hate ''Power Rangers'' anymore in the liner notes when he reposted the story, he didn't take out any of the original sneering. [[note]] And despite it being the reason the series was written, bashing Power Rangers isn't that big of a plot element. It probably could've been taken out pretty easily with no effect on the plot. [[/note]] If the author doesn't say what he wants, it's even harder to tell after he changes his stance on things within the same work.

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** This confusion isn't helped by how despite writing the story in the first place to bash it, a lot of people who read it note that with its generally more lighthearted feel, American setting and [[LargeHam incredibly hammy]], bumbling comedic villains, ''Scanranger'' reads more like a season of ''Power Rangers'' than the Sentai it's meant to glorify. Possibly due to it being written mainly in the mid-to-late 90's when ''Power Rangers'' was a lot more readily available than episodes of Sentai, never mind '''translated''' episodes. The author seems to have unintentionally used the show he was attacking as reference material. What's supposed to stand out when it feels like it's copying from the thing it says needs improvement?
** And lastly the author's attitude toward various issues depicted in his story seems to have changed over the course of writing it. See Understandable, people learn and change, but see BrokenAesop above: is he supporting or mocking censorship for violent children's shows? And despite admitting he doesn't really hate ''Power Rangers'' anymore in the liner notes when he reposted the story, he didn't take out any of the original sneering. [[note]] And despite it being the reason the series was written, bashing Power Rangers isn't that big of a plot element. It probably could've been taken out pretty easily with no effect on the plot. [[/note]] If the author doesn't say what he wants, it's even harder to tell after he changes his stance on things within the same work.
20th Nov '17 5:02:17 PM starofjusticev21
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** The characters, costumes and mecha were all original to this story. Is that what the author wanted, for American creators to just take the ''idea'' of what a Sentai show's like and make all-original shows in the formula a la ''Series/TattooedTeenageAlienFightersFromBeverlyHills'' and ''Series/MysticKnightsOfTirNaNog''?

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** The characters, costumes and mecha were all original to this story. Is that what the author wanted, for American creators to just take the ''idea'' of what a Sentai show's like and make all-original shows in the formula a la ''Series/TattooedTeenageAlienFightersFromBeverlyHills'' and ''Series/MysticKnightsOfTirNaNog''?''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog''?
20th Nov '17 4:52:33 PM starofjusticev21
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* IntercontinuityCrossover: Maybe. Two with ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''. Maybe, because the story wavers back and forth between ''Jetman'' really happening in the story's universe, and just being a TV show with the "real" Jetman characters living in an alternate dimension.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: Maybe. Two Maybe two with ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''. Maybe, because the story wavers back and forth between tells it different ways at different times: that ''Jetman'' really happening happened in the story's Scanranger's universe, and or that it's just being a TV show with some of the Scanrangers really like (while strangely having no impact at all when they find themselves joining a "real" Jetman characters sentai), with the real Choujin Sentai living in an alternate dimension.universe.



** The characters, costumes and mecha were all original to this story. Is that what the author wanted, for American creators to just take the ''idea'' of what a Sentai show's like and make all-original shows in the formula a la ''Series/TattooedTeenageAlienFightersFromBeverlyHills''?

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** The characters, costumes and mecha were all original to this story. Is that what the author wanted, for American creators to just take the ''idea'' of what a Sentai show's like and make all-original shows in the formula a la ''Series/TattooedTeenageAlienFightersFromBeverlyHills''?''Series/TattooedTeenageAlienFightersFromBeverlyHills'' and ''Series/MysticKnightsOfTirNaNog''?
15th Oct '17 5:36:17 PM starofjusticev21
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* AuthorTract: The entire thing, obviously. Besides the anti-''Power Ranger'' content there were some others scattered here and there like one episode having a subplot concerning the author's dislike for the raunchiness of modern comedy.

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* AuthorTract: The entire thing, obviously. Besides the anti-''Power Ranger'' content there were some others scattered here and there like one episode having a subplot concerning the author's dislike for the raunchiness of modern comedy.comedy and rap music (yes, really).
14th Oct '17 5:36:52 AM starofjusticev21
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* LostAesop: It's clear that the author intensely disliked how ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' was made. What isn't clear is what kind of show he wanted instead, or what about ''Scanranger'' was supposed to be closer to the author's idea of how to do these shows right.

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* LostAesop: It's clear that the author intensely disliked how ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' was made. What isn't clear clear, and which would seem central to putting so much effort into calling out a show you don't like, is what kind of show he wanted instead, or what about ''Scanranger'' was supposed to be closer to the author's idea of how to do these shows right.
12th Oct '17 12:42:18 PM starofjusticev21
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** Also one episode has Nick decrying the American import of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and how the dialogue was rewritten so heavily to play down all the death and destruction. B.C. counters that otherwise it would be intense for kids, and the older fans have the original uncensored stuff they can still enjoy [[note]] Which begs the question of just who the author thinks the original version was meant for. [[/note]]. A couple episodes later we have the ClipShow, which is where the series makes its most blatant attacks on ''Power Rangers'' with B.C. singlehandedly defeating a group of America-original villains. He makes fun of other aspects of the show too, like how they [[NeverSayDie always have to say "destroy" instead of "kill"]]. Does he think censoring violent kids shows is a good thing or not?

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** Also one episode has Nick decrying the American import of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' and how the dialogue was rewritten so heavily to play down all the death and destruction. B.C. counters that otherwise it would be too intense for kids, and the older fans have the original uncensored stuff they can still enjoy [[note]] Which begs the question of just who the author thinks the original version was meant for. [[/note]]. A couple episodes later we have the ClipShow, which is where the series makes its most blatant attacks on ''Power Rangers'' with B.C. singlehandedly defeating a group of America-original PR-original villains. He makes fun of other aspects of the show too, show, like how they [[NeverSayDie always have to say "destroy" instead of "kill"]]. Does he think censoring violent kids shows is a good thing or not?
10th Oct '17 4:41:07 PM starofjusticev21
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** This confusion isn't helped by how despite writing the story in the first place to bash it, a lot of people who read it note that with its generally more lighthearted feel, American setting and [[LargeHam incredibly hammy villains]] ''Scanranger'' reads more like a season of ''Power Rangers'' than the Sentai it's meant to glorify. Possibly due to it being written mainly in the mid-to-late 90's when ''Power Rangers'' was a lot more readily available than episodes of Sentai, never mind '''translated''' episodes. The author seems to have unintentionally used the show he was attacking as reference material. What's supposed to stand out when it feels like it's copying from the thing it says needs improvement?
** And lastly the author's attitude toward various issues depicted in his story seems to have changed over the course of writing it. See BrokenAesop above: is he supporting or mocking censorship for violent children's shows? And despite admitting he doesn't really hate ''Power Rangers'' anymore in the liner notes when he reposted the story, he didn't actually edit out any of the original sneering at it.

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** This confusion isn't helped by how despite writing the story in the first place to bash it, a lot of people who read it note that with its generally more lighthearted feel, American setting and [[LargeHam incredibly hammy villains]] hammy]], bumbling comedic villains, ''Scanranger'' reads more like a season of ''Power Rangers'' than the Sentai it's meant to glorify. Possibly due to it being written mainly in the mid-to-late 90's when ''Power Rangers'' was a lot more readily available than episodes of Sentai, never mind '''translated''' episodes. The author seems to have unintentionally used the show he was attacking as reference material. What's supposed to stand out when it feels like it's copying from the thing it says needs improvement?
** And lastly the author's attitude toward various issues depicted in his story seems to have changed over the course of writing it. See BrokenAesop above: is he supporting or mocking censorship for violent children's shows? And despite admitting he doesn't really hate ''Power Rangers'' anymore in the liner notes when he reposted the story, he didn't actually edit take out any of the original sneering at it.sneering. [[note]] And despite it being the reason the series was written, bashing Power Rangers isn't that big of a plot element. It probably could've been taken out pretty easily with no effect on the plot. [[/note]] If the author doesn't say what he wants, it's even harder to tell after he changes his stance on things within the same work.
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