History WebVideo / HistoryOfPowerRangers

25th Apr '17 5:13:10 AM hubakon1368
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* [[WrittenByCastMember Written By Former Cast Member]][[invoked]]: Linkara notes that Jason Smith, who played Casey in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', is one of the writers of ''Series/PowerRangersSuperMegaforce''. [[note]]He wrote the ''Super Megaforce'' episode ''Samurai Surprise'' which Linkara considers to be a bad episode, but will not hold that against him.[[/note]] Linkara notes that this is probably the only reason why the ''Super Megaforce'' episode ''Spirit of the Tiger'' even happened, but notes that he is glad that ''Jungle Fury'' is being acknowledged as part of the series' continuity.
* WTHCostumingDepartment: InUniverse example: He considers Orion's power up to be "the most butt ugly power up in the world" because it just consists of an armored vest with the faces of various SixthRanger helmets on it and that it would "make for a nice if tacky display in a home not something to wear into combat".

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* [[WrittenByCastMember Written By Former Cast Member]][[invoked]]: Linkara notes points out that Jason Smith, who played Casey in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', is one of the writers of ''Series/PowerRangersSuperMegaforce''. [[note]]He wrote the ''Super Megaforce'' episode ''Samurai Surprise'' which Linkara considers to be a bad episode, but will not hold that against him.[[/note]] Linkara notes speculates that this is probably the only reason why the ''Super Megaforce'' episode ''Spirit of the Tiger'' even happened, but notes that he is glad that ''Jungle Fury'' is being acknowledged as part of the series' continuity.
* WTHCostumingDepartment: InUniverse example: WTHCostumingDepartment[[invoked]]: He considers Orion's power up to be "the most butt ugly power up in the world" because it just consists of an armored vest with the faces of various SixthRanger helmets on it and that it would "make for a nice if tacky display in a home not something to wear into combat".
24th Apr '17 6:05:40 AM hubakon1368
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: InUniverse example: In the updated version of the review, his suggestion that Saban should have used footage of a series such as ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''. While ''Jetman''[[note]]or ''Maskman'' or ''Changeman''[[/note]] definitely would have been practical for the DarkerAndEdgier plot they were trying to go for with ''Turbo'', the problem is that Saban was contractually prevented from doing so - Saban was not allowed to skip a Sentai series as a result of their deal with Toei, and the contract was for ''Zyuranger'' onwards.
* SeasonalRot: [[invoked]] The prior Ranger seasons had fairly strong themes regarding change, evolution, and victory, but almost from the beginning this season was plagued with a lack of explanation for the new powers, radical changes of characters, a step backward in villain quality, and overall no real theme or direction that the other seasons had.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: InUniverse example: ScrewedByTheNetwork[[invoked]]: In the updated version of the review, his suggestion that Saban should have used footage of a series such as ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''. While ''Jetman''[[note]]or ''Maskman'' or ''Changeman''[[/note]] definitely would have been practical for the DarkerAndEdgier plot they were trying to go for with ''Turbo'', the problem is that Saban was contractually prevented from doing so - Saban was not allowed to skip a Sentai series as a result of their deal with Toei, and the contract was for ''Zyuranger'' onwards.
* SeasonalRot: [[invoked]] SeasonalRot[[invoked]]: The prior Ranger seasons had fairly strong themes regarding change, evolution, and victory, but almost from the beginning this season was plagued with a lack of explanation for the new powers, radical changes of characters, a step backward in villain quality, and overall no real theme or direction that the other seasons had.



* TakeThatScrappy: Multiple times to Elgar. He replays the scene where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kick him out of the way multiple times while laughing and crowing "That's for Zordon's energy tube, you cone-headed freak!"

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* TakeThatScrappy: TakeThatScrappy[[invoked]]: Multiple times to Elgar. He replays the scene where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles kick him out of the way multiple times while laughing and crowing "That's for Zordon's energy tube, you cone-headed freak!"



* MemeticBadass: Carter Grayson. TheTag shows Carter shooting a monster at close range with two {{BFG}}s and the resulting explosion takes out a shipping yard, with the subtitle "The Lesson: Don't Screw with Carter Grayson." He refers to this in later videos as well. [[invoked]]

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* MemeticBadass: MemeticBadass[[invoked]]: Carter Grayson. TheTag shows Carter shooting a monster at close range with two {{BFG}}s and the resulting explosion takes out a shipping yard, with the subtitle "The Lesson: Don't Screw with Carter Grayson." He refers to this in later videos as well. [[invoked]]



* HypeBacklash: [[invoked]]

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* HypeBacklash: [[invoked]]HypeBacklash[[invoked]]:



* OutOfOrder: The series made a conscious effort towards strong CharacterDevelopment, where switching around character-based {{filler}} episodes disrupted Katie's development. One episode had her scared to do anything out of fear of changing the timeline while a later episode had her gleefully changing the past when transported to the early 1900's.

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* OutOfOrder: OutOfOrder[[invoked]]: The series made a conscious effort towards strong CharacterDevelopment, where switching around character-based {{filler}} episodes disrupted Katie's development. One episode had her scared to do anything out of fear of changing the timeline while a later episode had her gleefully changing the past when transported to the early 1900's.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: In the beginning of the review, Linkara mentions Amit Bhuamik's "Hexagon" proposal. He ultimately puts it into the AwesomeButImpractical category. While it sounds like the ultimate Power Rangers continuity combination, and sounding like the Justice League, a couple of factors would keep it from actually working [[note]] Hurricenger was a standalone series with no other teams around (minus crossovers), the show was just starting to move production to New Zealand, and most of the costumes and props were either sold or destroyed when they thought the show was going to be cancelled. [[/note]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen[[invoked]]: In the beginning of the review, Linkara mentions Amit Bhuamik's "Hexagon" proposal. He ultimately puts it into the AwesomeButImpractical category. While it sounds like the ultimate Power Rangers continuity combination, and sounding like the Justice League, a couple of factors would keep it from actually working [[note]] Hurricenger was a standalone series with no other teams around (minus crossovers), the show was just starting to move production to New Zealand, and most of the costumes and props were either sold or destroyed when they thought the show was going to be cancelled. [[/note]]



* TakeThat: Shows ''immediate'' love for Mesagog when one of his first lines is that his attack will be blamed on "That idiot, Lothor."
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: [[invoked]] With the White Ranger clone, who is just a FlatCharacter (he doesn't point out that he was created because the white ranger was a villain in most of ''Abaranger'') that didn't do much and felt the plot with him could have been better, like if it had Trent lose his powers when the clone was made.

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* TakeThat: TakeThatScrappy[[invoked]]: Shows ''immediate'' love for Mesagog when one of his first lines is that his attack will be blamed on "That idiot, Lothor."
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: [[invoked]] TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter[[invoked]]: With the White Ranger clone, who is just a FlatCharacter (he doesn't point out that he was created because the white ranger was a villain in most of ''Abaranger'') that didn't do much and felt the plot with him could have been better, like if it had Trent lose his powers when the clone was made.



* WTHCostumingDepartment[[invoked]]: Linkara shows disbelief at the silver stripe on the ''Mighty Morphin''' Green Rangers' helmet in the episode "Fighting Spirit", especially since the suit was featured in the ClipShow, that mistake really shouldn't have been made. This is brought up again in the ''Megaforce'' review.



* OutOfOrder: Decided to go with the official first episodes "Origins" (which aired at the end of the series) instead of the third episode that was first aired. He notes "Origins" isn't a great episode, but does have a fantastic opening scene [[EstablishingSeriesMoment that would have endeared audiences to the show much faster]].

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* OutOfOrder: OutOfOrder[[invoked]]:
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Decided to go with the official first episodes "Origins" (which aired at the end of the series) instead of the third episode that was first aired. He notes "Origins" isn't a great episode, but does have a fantastic opening scene [[EstablishingSeriesMoment that would have endeared audiences to the show much faster]].



** Brings up the infamous usage of the Megazord's Japanese name on the power card featuring it, as well as the usage of the ''Samurai'' theme instead of the ''Megaforce'' theme when the Rangers destroy a monster. For the former he doesn't really care since it's only a brief glimpse of it anyway and would be a pain to digitally correct every episode; for the latter, he's absolutely livid.



** Brings up the infamous usage of the Megazord's Japanese name on the power card featuring it, as well as the usage of the ''Samurai'' theme instead of the ''Megaforce'' theme when the Rangers destroy a monster. For the former he doesn't really care since it's only a brief glimpse of it anyway and would be a pain to digitally correct every episode; for the latter, he's absolutely livid.



* RecruitTeenagersWithAttitude: In a CallBack to ''Mighty Morphin''', Gosei requests Tensou bring teenagers with attitude. While he does ask for "energetic and unstoppable" humans, which although Linkara admits is a much better description than "overbearing and overemotional", he asks if Gosei has actually met teenagers as "energetic" is not what he would use to describe "the demographic that's forced to get up at 6 in the morning after multiple hours of homework and the regular stresses of puberty".



* [[WrittenByCastMember Written By Former Cast Member]]: InUniverse example: Linkara notes that Jason Smith, who played Casey in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', is one of the writers of ''Series/PowerRangersSuperMegaforce''. [[note]]He wrote the ''Super Megaforce'' episode ''Samurai Surprise'' which Linkara considers to be a bad episode, but will not hold that against him.[[/note]] Linkara notes that this is probably the only reason why the ''Super Megaforce'' episode ''Spirit of the Tiger'' even happened, but notes that he is glad that ''Jungle Fury'' is being acknowledged as part of the series' continuity.

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* [[WrittenByCastMember Written By Former Cast Member]]: InUniverse example: Member]][[invoked]]: Linkara notes that Jason Smith, who played Casey in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', is one of the writers of ''Series/PowerRangersSuperMegaforce''. [[note]]He wrote the ''Super Megaforce'' episode ''Samurai Surprise'' which Linkara considers to be a bad episode, but will not hold that against him.[[/note]] Linkara notes that this is probably the only reason why the ''Super Megaforce'' episode ''Spirit of the Tiger'' even happened, but notes that he is glad that ''Jungle Fury'' is being acknowledged as part of the series' continuity.
23rd Apr '17 5:53:32 PM hubakon1368
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* AwesomeButImpractical: In the updated version of the review, his suggestion that Saban should have used footage of a series such as ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''. While ''Jetman''[[note]]or ''Maskman'' or ''Changeman''[[/note]] definitely would have been practical for the DarkerAndEdgier plot they were trying to go for with ''Turbo'', the problem is that Saban was contractually prevented from doing so - Saban was not allowed to skip a Sentai series as a result of their deal with Toei, and the contract was for ''Zyuranger'' onwards.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: In the updated version of the review, his suggestion TheBadGuyWins: Admits while he's annoyed that Saban should have used footage of a series such as ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''. While ''Jetman''[[note]]or ''Maskman'' or ''Changeman''[[/note]] definitely would have been practical for Divatox is the DarkerAndEdgier plot they were trying to go for with ''Turbo'', the problem is one that Saban was contractually prevented from doing so - Saban was not allowed to skip a Sentai series as a result of their deal with Toei, defeats the Power Rangers, and the contract was for ''Zyuranger'' onwards.contradiction with how early shows implied that villains couldn't just break into the Command Center like in Turbo's finale, he does admit that in overall atmosphere, Turbo's finale is still pretty good.



* TheBadGuyWins: Admits while he's annoyed that Divatox is the one that defeats the Power Rangers, and the contradiction with how early shows implied that villains couldn't just break into the Command Center like in Turbo's finale, he does admit that in overall atmosphere, Turbo's finale is still pretty good.

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* TheBadGuyWins: Admits while he's annoyed ScrewedByTheNetwork: InUniverse example: In the updated version of the review, his suggestion that Divatox is Saban should have used footage of a series such as ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''. While ''Jetman''[[note]]or ''Maskman'' or ''Changeman''[[/note]] definitely would have been practical for the one DarkerAndEdgier plot they were trying to go for with ''Turbo'', the problem is that defeats the Power Rangers, Saban was contractually prevented from doing so - Saban was not allowed to skip a Sentai series as a result of their deal with Toei, and the contradiction with how early shows implied that villains couldn't just break into the Command Center like in Turbo's finale, he does admit that in overall atmosphere, Turbo's finale is still pretty good.contract was for ''Zyuranger'' onwards.
23rd Apr '17 2:40:05 PM kawaiineko333
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** The RadBug, a flying car that Billy made.

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** The RadBug, [[CoolCar Rad Bug]], a flying car that Billy made.
20th Apr '17 9:38:44 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* AwesomeButImpractical: In the updated version of the review, his suggestion that Saban should have used footage of a series such as ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman''. While ''Jetman''[[note]]or ''Maskman'' or ''Changeman''[[/note]] definitely would have been practical for the DarkerAndEdgier plot they were trying to go for with ''Turbo'', the problem is that Saban was contractually prevented from doing so - Saban was not allowed to skip a Sentai series as a result of their deal with Toei, and the contract was for ''Zyuranger'' onwards.
15th Apr '17 4:29:44 PM Redaka
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The most current review thus far is of ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', which was completed while ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Dino Charge]]'' was still airing. Linkara has [[http://atopfourthwall.tumblr.com/post/135918669558 announced]] that, since the series will be completely caught-up, new episodes will only be released after a new season has aired in its entirety and the official [=DVDs=] are released (assuming seasons are normally split into two mini-seasons and that the [=DVDs=] are released on time, a new episode about every two years). There are also possible episodes depending on Patreon requests, and will likely focus more on ''Power Rangers'' [[FollowTheLeader "copycats"]] like ''Series/MaskedRider'', ''{{Series/Beetleborgs}}'', ''Series/VRTroopers'', and ''Series/TattooedTeenageAlienFightersFromBeverlyHills''. He's also going back and addressing the mistakes he'd made in earlier vidoes, and has tentatively announced that he plans on remastering all the previous episodes of HOPR up to ''Operation Overdrive''.

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The most current review thus far is of ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'', which was completed while ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge Dino Charge]]'' was still airing. Linkara has [[http://atopfourthwall.tumblr.com/post/135918669558 announced]] that, since the series will be completely caught-up, new episodes will only be released after a new season has aired in its entirety and the official [=DVDs=] are released (assuming seasons are normally split into two mini-seasons and that the [=DVDs=] are released on time, a new episode about every two years). There are also possible episodes depending on Patreon requests, and will likely focus more on ''Power Rangers'' [[FollowTheLeader "copycats"]] like ''Series/MaskedRider'', ''{{Series/Beetleborgs}}'', ''Series/VRTroopers'', and ''Series/TattooedTeenageAlienFightersFromBeverlyHills''. He's also going back and addressing the mistakes he'd made in earlier vidoes, videos, and has tentatively announced that he plans on remastering all the previous episodes of HOPR up to ''Operation Overdrive''.
12th Apr '17 4:34:41 PM hubakon1368
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** The Q-Rex Drill is vaguely stated to have been based on the Q-Rex from ''Time Force''. However, it bears more similarities to the original Dragonzord, and why couldn't it have been rebuilt from that zord, or the Dragonzorn be modified into the Q-Rex? It was never destroyed like so many zords were, it's still sleeping in the ocean last we saw.

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** The Q-Rex Drill is vaguely stated to have been based on the Q-Rex from ''Time Force''. However, it bears more similarities to the original Dragonzord, and why couldn't it have been rebuilt from that zord, or the Dragonzorn Dragonzord be modified into the Q-Rex? It was never destroyed like so many zords were, it's still sleeping in the ocean last we saw.



** Later brings it up again when one of the students ask where Mr. Burley is while the school is being rebuilt... and there is no mention of any other teachers or faculty memebers.

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** Later brings it up again when one of the students ask where Mr. Burley is while the school is being rebuilt... and there is no mention of any other teachers or faculty memebers.members.



* [[WrittenByCastMember Written By Former Cast Member]]: InUniverse example: Linkara notes that Jason Smith, who played Casey in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', is one of the writers of ''Series/PowerRangersSuperMegaforce''. [[note]]He wrote the episode ''Super Megaforce'' episode ''Samurai Surprise'' which Linkara considers to be a bad episode, but will not hold that against him.[[/note]] Linkara notes that this is probably the only reason why the ''Super Megaforce'' episode ''Spirit of the Tiger'' even happened, but notes that he is glad that ''Jungle Fury'' is being acknowledged as part of the series' continuity.

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* [[WrittenByCastMember Written By Former Cast Member]]: InUniverse example: Linkara notes that Jason Smith, who played Casey in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'', is one of the writers of ''Series/PowerRangersSuperMegaforce''. [[note]]He wrote the episode ''Super Megaforce'' episode ''Samurai Surprise'' which Linkara considers to be a bad episode, but will not hold that against him.[[/note]] Linkara notes that this is probably the only reason why the ''Super Megaforce'' episode ''Spirit of the Tiger'' even happened, but notes that he is glad that ''Jungle Fury'' is being acknowledged as part of the series' continuity.



* XMeetsY: Describes [[RobotBuddy Tensou]] as a cross between [[WesternAnimation/WallE Wall-E]] and [[Film/ShortCircuit Johnny 5]].

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* XMeetsY: Describes [[RobotBuddy Tensou]] as a cross between [[WesternAnimation/WallE Wall-E]] and [[Film/ShortCircuit Johnny 5]].5]] with the voice of [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 Orko]].
8th Apr '17 10:26:01 AM EricW
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* EvolvingCredits: Happens to the series itself, as with each new series that comes out, Linkara creates a new theme. The first theme lasted 11 seasons due to Samurai not having their Gold ranger yet, but following that he changed it after 2 and then 4 themes to keep up with the additional ranger season. After Lewis joins the Power Force, however, the full-length intro featuring all of the Power Rangers groups were cut for possible copyright issues, instead being replaced by a single bar of "Go, go, Power Rangers!" along with the HOPR title.

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* EvolvingCredits: Happens to the series itself, as with each new series that comes out, Linkara creates a new theme. The first theme lasted 11 seasons due to Samurai not having their Gold ranger yet, but following that he changed it after 2 and then 4 themes to keep up with the additional ranger season. After Lewis joins the Power Force, however, However, for his youtube uploads, the full-length intro featuring all of the Power Rangers groups were cut for possible copyright issues, instead being replaced by a single bar of "Go, go, Power Rangers!" along with the HOPR title.
7th Apr '17 2:27:53 PM EricW
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*** He does concede though that after ''Mystic Force'', it's possible that having magical creatures become integrated into human society might have laid the groundwork for acceptance of aliens in the future.
1st Apr '17 11:37:38 AM hubakon1368
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* [[FanService Fan Service]]: Similarly to his review of the episode "Once A Ranger", Linkara explains how as the 20th Anniversary season ''Super Megaforce'' does fan service wrong, that instead of celebrating the history of ''Power Rangers'', it just throws random [[CallBack Call Backs]] and [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]] at the audience as if to say "Hey! This existed!"

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* [[FanService Fan Service]]: {{Fanservice}}: Similarly to his review of the episode "Once A Ranger", Linkara explains how as the 20th Anniversary season ''Super Megaforce'' does fan service wrong, that instead of celebrating the history of ''Power Rangers'', it just throws random [[CallBack Call Backs]] and [[ContinuityNod Continuity Nods]] at the audience as if to say "Hey! This existed!"


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** The combination of the Q-Rex and Legendary Megazord which is not so much the Megazords combining as it is just the Legendary Megazord replacing its arms with the Q-Rex's as opposed to other times where the [[SixthRanger Sixth Ranger's]] Zord acutally, you know, ''combined'' with the main team's Megazord.
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