History Series / PowerRangersWildForce

6th Jan '17 11:09:26 AM Silverblade2
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The first season produced after the Creator/{{Disney}} buyout, ''Wild Force'' was a transitional season; the first half was aired on FoxKids, while the second half aired on Creator/{{ABC}} Kids. Considered one of the weaker seasons, some dislike it for its lack of originality, being largely a clone of ''Gaoranger'' (some episodes are near {{shot for shot remake}}s); the teamup episodes are pretty much the only cool bits that weren't ''Gaoranger'' footage. This ''apparently'' stems from director and AscendedFanboy Johnathan Tzachor being a bit of a PrimaDonnaDirector and hiring Japanese directors who worked on the original ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows... [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue few of which spoke a word of English]]. What draws fans to it is mostly the technical aspects--beneath the surface is a dark story of murder and war, and also, it has ''lots'' more giant robots than usual - not only that, but the individual Wild Zords are viewed by fans as being some of the coolest-looking animal mecha in the series due to their streamlined and almost naturalistic proportions. The other thing ''Wild Force'' is notable for is not one, but ''two'' excellent [[ReunionShow team-up]] specials.

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The first season produced after the Creator/{{Disney}} buyout, ''Wild Force'' was a transitional season; the first half was aired on FoxKids, while the second half aired on Creator/{{ABC}} Kids. Considered one of the weaker seasons, some dislike it for its lack of originality, being largely a clone of ''Gaoranger'' (some episodes are near {{shot for shot remake}}s); the teamup episodes are pretty much the only cool bits that weren't ''Gaoranger'' footage. This ''apparently'' stems from director and AscendedFanboy PromotedFanboy Johnathan Tzachor being a bit of a PrimaDonnaDirector and hiring Japanese directors who worked on the original ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows... [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue few of which spoke a word of English]]. What draws fans to it is mostly the technical aspects--beneath the surface is a dark story of murder and war, and also, it has ''lots'' more giant robots than usual - not only that, but the individual Wild Zords are viewed by fans as being some of the coolest-looking animal mecha in the series due to their streamlined and almost naturalistic proportions. The other thing ''Wild Force'' is notable for is not one, but ''two'' excellent [[ReunionShow team-up]] specials.
1st Oct '16 9:06:18 AM themisterfree
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* FandomNod: Thanks to AscendedFanboy Amit Bhaumik being on the writing staff that year, he inserted a few references to other big-name fans. For starters, Cranston Plaza (see below) was initially supposed to be Herndon Plaza (a reference to Jesse Herndon, alias {{SirStack}}), but [[http://powermorphiconforums.com/index.php?topic=10.0 it couldn't clear legal]]. But there was a "Herndon Labratories" in "The Master's Last Stand", so his name made it in anyway. Another nod was "Reinforcements from the Future" naming the Time Force prison the "Funaro Maximum Security Prison", after another fan, Chris Funaro. And the Mut-Orgs all had backwards dialog that identified them by different names, all of which were modified names of other ''PR'' fans.



** The Rangers first confront the Mut-Orgs at Cranston Plaza - a nod to Billy Cranston, the original Blue Power Ranger. (See above for what it was originally set to be.)

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** The Rangers first confront the Mut-Orgs at Cranston Plaza - a nod to Billy Cranston, the original Blue Power Ranger. (See above for what it was originally set to be.)



** Hell, Toxica and Jindrax themselves realize that Master Org really isn't doing much of ''anything'' which is one of the reasons (among others) why the end up deposing him in favor of Mandilok.

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** Hell, Toxica and Jindrax themselves realize that Master Org really isn't doing much of ''anything'' which is one of the reasons (among others) why the they end up deposing him in favor of Mandilok.



** Paul Schrier and Jason Narvy also returned as Bulk and Skull. Paul would later become a regular character on PowerRangersSamurai with Jason making a final episode appearance in that series.

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** Paul Schrier and Jason Narvy also returned as Bulk and Skull. Paul would later become a regular character on PowerRangersSamurai in ''PowerRangersSamurai'' with Jason making a final episode appearance in that series.



** In "Forever Red", Jason and Tommy's hand gestures when morphing are much closer to their sentai counterparts (Zyuranger and Ohranger, respectively).

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** In "Forever Red", Jason and Tommy's hand gestures when morphing are much closer to their sentai counterparts (Zyuranger (''Zyuranger'' and Ohranger, ''Ohranger'', respectively).



* SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay: In "Forever Red", there are horses and Rangers unmorphed, except for Aurico, on the moon, which somehow has (earth-normal) air and gravity. Which is [[MagicAIsMagicA entirely consistent]] with Rangers' previous trips to the moon, incidentally, as shown in MMPR, Zeo, and Lost Galaxy.

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* SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay: In "Forever Red", there are horses and Rangers unmorphed, except for Aurico, on the moon, which somehow has (earth-normal) air and gravity. Which is [[MagicAIsMagicA entirely consistent]] with Rangers' previous trips to the moon, incidentally, as shown in MMPR, Zeo, ''MMPR'', ''Zeo'', and Lost Galaxy.''Lost Galaxy''.
1st Oct '16 9:03:41 AM themisterfree
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* FandomNod: Thanks to AscendedFanboy Amit Bhaumik being on the writing staff that year, he inserted a few references to other big-name fans. For starters, Cranston Plaza (see below) was initially supposed to be Herndon Plaza (a reference to Jesse Herndon, alias {{SirStack}}), but [[http://powermorphiconforums.com/index.php?topic=10.0 it couldn't clear legal]]. But there was a "Herndon Labratories" in "The Master's Last Stand", so his name made it in anyway. Another nod was "Reinforcements from the Future" naming the Time Force prison the "Funaro Maximum Security Prison", after another fan, Chris Funaro. And the Mut-Orgs all had backwards dialog that identified them by different names, all of which were modified names of other ''PR'' fans.



* MightyRoar: Part of the motif this season; the vanilla Megazord FinishingMove is even made up of the Wild zords roaring FrickinLaserBeams.

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* MightyRoar: Part of the motif this season; the vanilla Megazord FinishingMove is even made up of the Wild zords Zords roaring FrickinLaserBeams.



** The Rangers first confront the Mut-Orgs at Cranston Plaza - a nod to Billy Cranston, the original Blue Power Ranger.
** It was initially supposed to be Herndon Plaza (another PR fanboy ref, this time to {{SirStack}}), but [[http://powermorphiconforums.com/index.php?topic=10.0 it couldn't clear legal]]. But there was a "Herndon Labratories" in "The Master's Last Stand", so his name made it in anyway. Another nod to the fandom was "Reinforcements from the Future" naming the Time Force prison the "Funaro Maximum Security Prison", after another fan, Chris Funaro.

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** The Rangers first confront the Mut-Orgs at Cranston Plaza - a nod to Billy Cranston, the original Blue Power Ranger.
** It
Ranger. (See above for what it was initially supposed originally set to be Herndon Plaza (another PR fanboy ref, this time to {{SirStack}}), but [[http://powermorphiconforums.com/index.php?topic=10.0 it couldn't clear legal]]. But there was a "Herndon Labratories" in "The Master's Last Stand", so his name made it in anyway. Another nod to the fandom was "Reinforcements from the Future" naming the Time Force prison the "Funaro Maximum Security Prison", after another fan, Chris Funaro.be.)
1st Oct '16 8:51:59 AM themisterfree
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The first season produced after the Creator/{{Disney}} buyout, ''Wild Force'' was a transitional season; the first half was aired on FoxKids, while the second half aired on ABC Kids. Considered one of the weaker seasons, some dislike it for its lack of originality, being largely a clone of ''Gaoranger'' (some episodes are near {{shot for shot remake}}s); the teamup episodes are pretty much the only cool bits that weren't ''Gaoranger'' footage. This ''apparently'' stems from director and AscendedFanboy Johnathan Tzachor being a bit of a PrimaDonnaDirector and hiring Japanese directors who worked on the original ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows... [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue few of which spoke a word of English]]. What draws fans to it is mostly the technical aspects--beneath the surface is a dark story of murder and war, and also, it has ''lots'' more giant robots than usual - not only that, but the individual Wild Zords are viewed by fans as being some of the coolest-looking animal mecha in the series due to their streamlined and almost naturalistic proportions. The other thing ''Wild Force'' is notable for is not one, but ''two'' excellent [[ReunionShow team-up]] specials.

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The first season produced after the Creator/{{Disney}} buyout, ''Wild Force'' was a transitional season; the first half was aired on FoxKids, while the second half aired on ABC Creator/{{ABC}} Kids. Considered one of the weaker seasons, some dislike it for its lack of originality, being largely a clone of ''Gaoranger'' (some episodes are near {{shot for shot remake}}s); the teamup episodes are pretty much the only cool bits that weren't ''Gaoranger'' footage. This ''apparently'' stems from director and AscendedFanboy Johnathan Tzachor being a bit of a PrimaDonnaDirector and hiring Japanese directors who worked on the original ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' shows... [[EloquentInMyNativeTongue few of which spoke a word of English]]. What draws fans to it is mostly the technical aspects--beneath the surface is a dark story of murder and war, and also, it has ''lots'' more giant robots than usual - not only that, but the individual Wild Zords are viewed by fans as being some of the coolest-looking animal mecha in the series due to their streamlined and almost naturalistic proportions. The other thing ''Wild Force'' is notable for is not one, but ''two'' excellent [[ReunionShow team-up]] specials.
18th Sep '16 12:51:16 PM tyrekecorrea
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The second was a [[MilestoneCelebration 10th anniversary]] special where Cole was recruited for a special mission with Red Rangers in every prior incarnation (Missing one Red Ranger, Rocky, who shared the ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' costume with Jason. They put in the red-colored SixthRanger from ''Time Force'', Eric, to make up for it). "Forever Red" is a popular episode and a shining example of non-sexual {{fanservice}}. External issues ended up shortening the team-up from a two-parter into a very swift standalone. In addition, the very nature of bringing in past characters and Ranger powers brought in many continuity issues as some powers were destroyed and villain neutralized (Bringing these issues up are a FlameBait topic on many forums).

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The second was a [[MilestoneCelebration 10th anniversary]] special where Cole was recruited for a special mission with Red Rangers in every prior incarnation (Missing one Red Ranger, Rocky, who shared the ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' costume with Jason. They put in the red-colored SixthRanger from ''Time Force'', Eric, to make up for it). "Forever Red" is a popular episode and a shining example of non-sexual {{fanservice}}. External issues ended up shortening the team-up from a two-parter into a very swift standalone. In addition, the very nature of bringing in past characters and Ranger powers brought in many continuity issues as some powers were destroyed and villain villains neutralized (Bringing these issues up are a FlameBait topic on many forums).



* BareHandedBladeBlock: Alyssa does this to Samurai Org's sword in "A Father's footsteps. She the follows it up with "breaking the sword with her elbow".

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* BareHandedBladeBlock: Alyssa does this to Samurai Org's sword in "A Father's footsteps. Footsteps". She the follows it up with "breaking ''breaking the sword with her elbow".elbow''.
18th Sep '16 9:23:11 AM tyrekecorrea
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'''Eric''': Are you kidding me?

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'''Eric''': Are you kidding me? kidding?
5th Sep '16 7:39:29 PM tyrekecorrea
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** Alyssa is given the Caplan Award - named for Angel Grove High's principal from ''[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mighty Morphin']]'' - ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]''.

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** Alyssa is given the Caplan Kaplan Award - named for Angel Grove High's principal from ''[[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Mighty Morphin']]'' - ''[[Series/PowerRangersTurbo Turbo]]''.
5th Sep '16 7:32:50 PM tyrekecorrea
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* BrokenAesop: The third Episode "Click, Click, Zoom" concerns Taylor [[spoiler: falling victim to a MOTW's invisibility powers when she tried attacking it head-on, alone]]. The Episode's Aesop of "don't rush into things alone" is outright defied when Cole just does the exact same thing and weakens the monster without the help of the people he's trying to make into a team.

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* BrokenAesop: The third Episode episode "Click, Click, Zoom" concerns Taylor [[spoiler: falling victim to a MOTW's invisibility powers when she tried attacking it head-on, alone]]. The Episode's Aesop of "don't rush into things alone" is outright defied when Cole just does the exact same thing and weakens the monster without the help of the people he's trying to make into a team.
5th Sep '16 7:30:50 PM tyrekecorrea
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* BrokenAesop: The third Episode "Click, Click, Boom" concerns Taylor [[spoiler: falling victim to a MOTW's invisibility powers when she tried attacking it head-on, alone]]. The Episode's Aesop of "don't rush into things alone" is outright defied when Cole just does the exact same thing and weakens the monster without the help of the people he's trying to make into a team.

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* BrokenAesop: The third Episode "Click, Click, Boom" Zoom" concerns Taylor [[spoiler: falling victim to a MOTW's invisibility powers when she tried attacking it head-on, alone]]. The Episode's Aesop of "don't rush into things alone" is outright defied when Cole just does the exact same thing and weakens the monster without the help of the people he's trying to make into a team.
4th Sep '16 8:31:52 AM windleopard
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*BareHandedBladeBlock: Alyssa does this to Samurai Org's sword in "A Father's footsteps. She the follows it up with "breaking the sword with her elbow".
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