There has to be a mention of the chessboard cockpits! Even if it's just a Flat "What.".
Or he loves it.
Nothing about the cockpit outside of wondering why there was one when the Rangers otherwise became their Zords.
He'll groan when it's revealed that, on top of Mystic Force not getting a team-up episode with SPD, the only character from the latter series to even make an appearance is Piggy, his least-favorite character from SPD.
While its inclusion in the review is yet to be determined, he did end up tweeting about this moment as he was watching it. He was downright gobsmacked by Piggy's random cameo, his reaction being closer to a Big "WHAT?!" than a groan.
He was more calm about it in the review, admitting that Piggy's cameo was alright as it helped a character develop.
While he's not the kind of person to make gay jokes, I could see him at least pointing out the odd look of agreement Vida gives to the "Leelee's mom is hot" line.
He didn't comment on it, but he did show the clip in full.
He'll make at least one reference to the Miser Brothers.
He'll complain about the villain pile-up.
He'll either have a mild dislike of the theme song, or rip it apart.
He's commented in a few places about hating the theme song.
Aside from "Once a Ranger" and maybe Mack's storyline, he'll completely hate this season.
This is all but confirmed at the end of his Mystic Force review, when he remarks that Operation Overdrive is probably the worst that Power Rangers has to offer- even worse then Turbo, Linkara's personal least favorite season.
But how can he say that when he's only seen one episode? Is he basing his opinion on the fact that several fans don't like the season?
I get the feeling that he might try to marathon this season, to get it over with as soon as he can, making this episode come out sooner.
He'll rant about Mack being another case of the Spotlight-Stealing Squad and being a God-Mode Sue given how easily he beat Flurious when he got the Corona and the jewels after the rangers spent the whole series trying keep the villains from getting them.
He'll express annoyance with Flurious being the Final Boss. In past he's ranted about ineffective villains, and of the 4 sets of villains in Overdrive, Flurious was the least active and effective, and only got his hands on one of the jewels because Norg stole them.
Commenting on how it's a bit disturbing/creepy that Andrew Hartford built himself an adult aged son.
He probably won't say anything about it, but he probably will imply that he thinks it's odd, because most fans don't really need the concept to be explained.
He will dislike Once A Ranger for being a poor and weird team up. He will also dislike the music and morphing sequence they use for Adam.
In a massive twist of faith (Since Linkara hasn't seen anything from Overdrive outside of the team-up), he'll love this season.
I think that the theme of the season will be about putting our faith in others which after giving it thought happened a lot in the series.
One of RJ's early training sessions.
He'll go into some detail over how Casey is treated like a rookie much harsher than other rookies like Wes and Cole, and probably incorporate that heavily in the character section.
He'll mention the Eel monster as a teaser moment, on him "being a freak" and Linkara says, "No comment." as part of the monster being Getting Crap Past the Radar.
In light of some of the Arbitrary Skepticism displayed in previous seasons, the scene where the rangers first get their morphers will win a lot of points with him. Reason being that, when RJ asks the team if they've heard of the Power Rangers, Casey immediately responds with "Yeah, who hasn't?".
Given his track record with the handheld morphers, he probably won't like the Solar Morphers.
Debatable. He has voiced a preference for morphers that are unique, and he has said that he has grown tired of both wrist-strap and cell-phone morphers, so he might enjoy them based on novelty factor, if nothing else.
He might mention that the morphers in the original sentai were the Battle Claws and voice his thoughts on if that. I know he doesn't bring up the Sentai often, but this would seem like one of the times for him too.
With how bad Overdrive's theme song was, he will enjoy this one.
Starting off snarky after emerging from "the Kalish era" on this big new series, only to see the doom, death and HSQ clips, saying finally, "OK, that's interesting. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Power Rangers RPM!" (Kinda in the style he did Time Force which he had great respect for as a "very good series.")
The first few minutes of "Ranger Blue".
Or the beginning of "Ranger Yellow, Part 1".
I think except for Dr. K he'll go over the character episodes when he analyzes the rangers and their character development at the end of the episode, though he'll go over plot points from those episodes such as new zords.
He might include her episode alongside the others, since she is a very important part of the season.
Linkara will go on a tangent like he did in Turbo about the zords being animal/vehicle hybrids.
He'll likely reference how in Go-Onger (the Sentai that RPM is based on) the Zords (called Engines there) were sentient and could speak, whereas in RPM they were just machines and thus it makes no sense to omit their voices and personalities while retaining both the animal designs and the moving mouths/eyes. And then remind us that he has no interest in the Sentai.
He will probably like the abundance of helmetless shots and unmorphed civilian fights present in RPM, but probably won't like the shaky cam recording (and given how he pointed it out in Mystic Force he might have a full rant for it like he did for the back explosions)additionally he will probably like how the Military in RPM actually works with the rangers on several occasions and isn't just in the background waiting for the rangers to defeat the monster like it is in most PR seasons.
He will probably like Dr. K given that she seems to be the type of mentor he is constantly pushing for: she is usually very open with her team, doesn't waste time giving vague instructions or having the rangers solve a problem she knows the answer to when the city is under attack, nor does she ever needlessly put them in danger just to get a point across, and also monitors the fight as it happens and gives advice to the rangers as it happens.
He will probably like how almost all the rangers get a backstory that takes place a few years before they become rangers allowing us to get to know these characters better and making sure that all of the characters get a chance to shine and don't feel left out despite some getting more focus than others
Will probably mention the bizarre choice of using a baby carriage as a weapon when the baby is still in it, as well as how the heck a shielded city is broken into so often, and likely won't like the fact that it takes place in a different dimension (might even try to retcon it somehow)
His review might be similar to DT in that he praises RPM for having pretty good writing, acting, genuinely funny jokes, great fight banter and pretty good characterization however he might criticize that while RPM is good at building things up it doesn't always have a very good payoff such as how Dillon's virus is resolved rather quickly with Dr. K just conveniently coming up with a cure, or how the hybrids barely do anything in the finale despite that chilling scene where they're all activated,
Will also likely draw comparisons to In Space with Dillon and Tenaya's story, which was very similar to Andros and Astronema (whether this will be a good thing or not is still TBD)
He will mention that while the demo theme song is pretty good, it doesn't really fit the season and notes that what we did get was okay (lyrics aside).
Alternately, he'll agree with the above comment but still hate what we did get.
He will probably like the Nitro Blasters as they are guns that fold into swords which he has stated is awesome on several occasions.
Add to this, he'll point out that in Shinkenger, it was booze.
He'll bring up the fact that a lot of fans seem to dislike it, but point out some of the best parts of the show.
Though it's also possible that he agrees with some of that dislike. Several comments he's made on his twitter feed heavily imply that he'll eventually declare it to be a below-average season overall.
He'll Call Back to his Time Force review when he sees that the Samurai Rangers use their swords to pilot the megazord.
Following from previous mentions of swords that turn into guns, he'll note how the Fire Smasher and its cannon mode take the idea to its logical conclusion.
He won't be too happy with how little screentime Lauren is given near the end of Super Samurai especially since her time as Red Ranger has the rest of the team shilling Jaden.
He'll have to hate Clash of the Red Rangers- even if he's not an RPM fan, he'll have to be pissed at how none of the other RPM team-mates show up.
Considering how much of a Bulk and Skull fan he is because they had characterization (He criticized a lack of Bulk in Lost Galaxy), he'll probably not like how Bulk and Spike are used, and may bring up how some fans thought Spike would be the Gold Ranger (Speaking of, he'll probably make a nod to Zeo when Antonio first appears.
Linkara will probably make some snarky jokes about Troy's acting being very robotic, especially after dealing with Mack and Robo Knight.
If the series piles on the environmental aesop, he'll probably call back to Wild Force.
After Samurai he probably won't hate this season too much, especially with the Legend War in Super Megaforce.
He'll dislike how bulky the new morphers are but enjoy the card angle.
As with Jungle Fury, there's a chance he'll like the morphers, since they aren't cell phones or wrist-straps.
Considering how he tends to like a lot of the Disney cast so far (SPD in particular), he'll probably get angry at Saban for barely using any, especially since most of the Disney cast still live where the shooting was happening (Depending on his opinions on Samurai and Jungle Fury, he may not like the inclusion of Casey and the Samurai Rangers). He'll probably be surprised that they got Danny Slavin back, and will be happy to see Tommy and Carter back.
Linkara: What's next? Super Megaforce Turbo? Super Megaforce Arcade Edition? Super Megaforce Hyper Edition?
At some point Saban or someone high up will find and watch the videos and like them enough to name a future ranger after Linkara.
This is just something that I've had in my head for a while and it would be nice.
Well, Linkara did become a member of the "Power Force", which includes at least one person who's had a monster named after him. And "Lewis" would be a pretty good ranger name.
A list of Lewis's favorite Power Rangers Series.
Exactly What It Says on the Tin. Here's my guesses on what are his current favorite series's. Will be updated as more reviews come out. Feel free to post your own speculations below. -Eric W
1.Power Rangers in Space (He stated this was his favorite season in the Time Force review with strong villains, a theme on the nature of evil, memorable fights, a superb ending and all around more epic than the seasons before it)
2.Power Rangers Dino Thunder (A recommended series. Despite bad payoff over so many different ideas, and some anticlimactic final battles, there are good characters all around both good and evil, mostly fantastic action, and good humor.)
3.Power Rangers Time Force (Despite being overblown by the fans and oodles of time travel plot holes, there are good villains, great acting, strong action, time travel themes, and almost all the characters are interesting)
4.Power Rangers S.P.D. (A recommended series, with good character development, storylining, and villains... but not all characters got the development, and a decent bit of time was devoted to discussing technical problems)
10.Power Rangers Mystic Force (Like Ninja Storm, good when great, bad when bad, with less likable rangers then annoying ones, a sub-par theme song and too much focus on the world-building. Even so, Linkara gave it an overall recommendation)
11.Power Rangers Ninja Storm (A "flawed" series that is great when good, awful when bad, and has only one good villain out of a much larger stand alone evil group)
12.Power Rangers Turbo (Until Operation Overdrive, this was, in his opinion, the worst season ever with a destruction of the old order in a horrible way with a stupid archenemy and no easily identifiable theme)
13.Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (Has already said in his Mystic Force review that this is "The worst Power Rangers has to offer." He followed this up on Rangerboard by saying he had "words" for it)
I would switch Zeo and Wild Force due to him speaking generally positive of Wild Force at the end and with no noted positivity or negativity towards Zeo. Although I could be biased as a Wild Force Fan.
You are a biased Wild Force fan, even if he said it wasn't AS bad as fans say he still criticized it a lot. He was much less critical of Zeo.
Zeo and Wild Force may rank higher than Galaxy due to Zeo's themes of triumph and having the added bonus of continuing the story from the previous season with returning characters whereas Galaxy had such troubled production, the first quarter of the season was noted as being slow and many of its characters received little to no development, especially Maya and Damon.
Mystic Force will probably be No. 10.
He'll like one of the Kalish-era series much more than the fan base does.
Probably Jungle Fury, since it does have some parallels to Power Rangers Wild Force (his current choice for most underrated season), has one of the better theme songs of the Kalish-era, and there are fans who regard this series as finally starting to make a comeback.
All good points. Plus it has the first Violet Ranger, and partially deconstructs the Rookie Red Ranger trope with Casey and his insecurities about being the leader yet also the least experienced Ranger. Plus there's Fran.
Confirmed, he liked SPD, though granted that was already by far the least-hated and most-liked Kalish season.
He gave Mystic Force a recommendation, but noted there was a lot of flaws. In particular, he liked the Stranger Within and Dark Wish arc.
He'll come up with his own "Once a Ranger" team, and it won't be the same as the one that was used.
We'll have a better idea of who he'd replace when we get there.
Of course, we can speculate... Its likely that Carter is going to replace Bridge as the team's Red, and either Jen or Katie taking a Girl spot of the team. T.J. might be put in as the Blue Ranger, Adam kept as the Black Ranger, and possibly Karone as the pink (for weirdness factor) or Kat/Tanya (replace with whether he picks Katie or Jen respectively). Or for comedy reasons, Green Ranger Tommy, White Ranger Tommy, Zeo Ranger 5, Red Turbo Tommy, and Dino Thunder Tommy.
Once he reaches all seasons, we'll get a retrospective series where he counts down favorite Rangers, episodes, storylines, etc.
Basically, like an epilogue to the series, of sorts.
And some of the components will include best season, most underrated season, best fight, best stand alone season, coolest costumes, best villains, best character, worst (insert thing here).
Given that there's an unproven fact that Power Rangers is unkillable, this may never happen depending on if Saban can keep the series going indefinitely.
Alternatively, he will do a retrospective to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Power Rangers
In his Mystic Force review, he has said when he finishes that he'd try to do a video to correct any mistakes he had made.
But, on the other hand, he doesn't exactly have a problem with Darker and Edgier as two of his favorite seasons are In Space and Time Force which are certainly darker than the average season. What's important to him is that the story makes sense, moves logically at a good pace, and has good characters. As for the Lampshade Hanging, that might be something he's not as fond of, since that kind of humor is kinda similar to Ninja Storm which he didn't like as much. Regardless, I expect him in talking about Power Rangers RPM to bring up Power Rangers Turbo and compare them on whether or not they're any different in adding silly material to a serious story.
Whether he ultimately approves of it or not, he's almost certain to get some Hype Backlash like he did with Time Force.
And, similarly, even if he likes it, he'll most likely point out that having a 'darker story' has nothing to do with whether it's good or not, seeing as that's something that comes up on AT 4 W all the time. While he may ultimately like it for its strong character development, legitimately funny jokes, interesting plot, explaining Ranger technology and for having its own identity, expect him to qualify his praise with a statement along the lines of, "And, no, it's not because it's 'dark'. Making it 'dark' does not make a story better. That's not how storytelling works."
Alternatively, he'll love the Darker and Edgier stuff, but criticise the humour. As much as he claims that Power Rangers is "supposed to be cheesy", he tends to be quite critical of the more comedic aspects of the series, such as Turbo and Ninja Storm.
He could be mixed on the different types of humor though. For example, he may like meta humor that pokes fun at the show, but not any of the other humorous bits like Ziggy's schtick.
It should probably be noted that he DOES like self referential humor, as he did say in one of his MMPR videos that he loves those bits and then showed the "What is it this time, a monster that blows itself up?" bit from Zedd. It seems likely he didn't like the humor in Turbo because it was a 100% mood whiplash in the earlier parts of the season, and didn't like it in Ninja Storm due to his dislike of Lothar (who made a good chunk of the lampshades) as a villain.
He'll love RPM
He loooves Power Rangers taking itself seriously so he will probably dub RPM one of the best Power Ranger seasons
He's been saving up an epic rant for Operation Overdrive
He keeps alluding to the infamous parts of "Once A Ranger" where the Rangers give up their powers, pretty much from the earliest episodes of HOPR saying that "I'll get into this again in a later episode" or that something similar will be relevant in a later season, which makes me think Linkara will compare the scenes from "Once A Ranger" where all the Operation Overdrive Rangers give up on their quest and no longer have any intention of helping out in any way at all with the scene from Mighty Morphin Season 3 with Ninjor, Lightspeed Rescue's Cyborg Ranger episode, Billy in Zeo and other examples of previous Rangers expressing every intention to keep doing the right thing and keep helping out even if they no longer have Ranger powers and criticise this episode for making the Operation Overdrive Rangers look at best like they're inferior to the other Rangers who showed up and at worst like they're just in it for the glory. He'll probably also assess that this kind of behaviour and how it influences fan perception of later Rangers is one reason why these episodes and seasons aren't as beloved as the more idealistic earlier seasons. He'll also comment on the EXPLOSIONS and the over-the-top civilian powers all the later Rangers have.
Semi-confirmed in Mystic Force and with follow-up on Rangerboard- Linkara hasn't seen much yet outside of Once A Ranger and the opening, but he's already made it clear that he hates the theme song and the costumes, and he has "Words," for Overdrive.
When did he say he hated the suits? Sorry, but this troper cannot see how in the name of hell anybody could hate those suits.
It was during a Super Sentai/Power Rangers podcast where they were discussing all the suits from the beginning until now. He commented that for the main team, the combination of the chrome, the white to color ratio, and the large chest symbol just rubbed him the wrong way and for their sixth ranger, said that suit had too much going on with having four colors and having siren lights as shoulderpads seemingly slapped onto it.
But does that necessarily mean he hated them?
He outright stated that he did during that podcast when they got to the Overdrive suits.
He'll include Megaforce before he even gets to Mystic Force.
Let's face it: he's been putting out videos less and less frequently since it began, and the gap between Dino Thunder and SPD was over 9 months. It's been about 8 months since the latter, and Megaforce airs around February or January of next year. Which means that, at the rate he's going, he'll release the review for the next season then at the earliest.
This is most likely the case since Megaforce is set to air February 2nd and Linkara has commented that he hasn't been able to get further than the first few episodes due to his schedule.
In January 2013 he put up a post stating that he would attempt to review all the series from Mystic Force through Super Samurai by the end of the year.
Confirmed. As of his Mystic Force review, Megaforce footage appears in the opening theme. (Though the original poster probably meant that there would be a video covering Megaforce before the Mystic Force video, which proved not to be the case.)
Samurai will get 2 videos like early seasons did
It did have two seperate seasons
Doubtful, if only because it's one continuous story with the exact same characters stretched out over two years, rather than being two separate stories working into or playing off each other.
Linkara mentioned on Rangerboard that Samurai and Super Samurai would be separate videos, similar to how MMPR was three parts. However, since the seasons are half the length of an older season, they likely won't take as long to make, and he might just put them up on the same day as if they were two parts of one review.
Linkara's favorite ranger from each season
Sometimes it's really obvious who his favorite ranger is and other times it's alot more difficult to tell.
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers-No one is particular, he might have a soft spot for Billy for obvious reasons but he seems to like them all equally, at least the original cast.
Power Rangers Zeo-Same as MMPR. He didn't really start analyzing the rangers until Lost Galaxy so it's hard to tell. Bulk and Skull are his real favorites.
Power Rangers Turbo-Cassie. He singles her out the most and is the only one of the four replacements he takes time to describe.
Power Rangers in Space-Andros. He likes character development and Andros had plenty. However, this is his favorite season so he probably loves everyone.
Power Rangers Dino Thunder-This is clearly in his top two/three seasons so he may love everyone equally. One of the main reasons why likes this season so much is that none of the rangers are left out in development.
Power Rangers S.P.D.-Since he likes to see characters develop and grow his favorite is probably Sky but this another favorite season of his, so he could like everyone.
Power Rangers Jungle Fury - Probably RJ since he is a pretty good mentor for the most part (despite using Zordon's methods of endangering the city to get a point across from time to time), and additionally the character is just so entertaining.
Power Rangers RPM - Maybe Ziggy, in the past Linkara seems to like underdogs (part of why he likes Bulk and Skull so much), and Ziggy is basically the definition of Underdog (and what would have happened if Bulk or Skull ever became rangers), he's surrounded by highly competent rangers while he bacame a ranger by accident and lacks any real form of training, however he still tries his best and actually came up with plans that saved the day on a few occasions, plus he also crossed the entire Mafia (Before he became a ranger) to get medical supplies to an orphanage, which i think will go over well with linkara as he has stated "its one thing to be brave when you've got power, good looks and the uncanny ability to do 15 things at once and be loved by all, but its an entirely different matter to be the underdog not the smartest or best in shape and STILL stand up to evil."
Doctor K may get an honorable mention if he likes her training methods or her character development.
Linkara's least favorite ranger from each season
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers-No one in particular but he does criticize Tommy for hogging screentime and while he doesn't dislike the replacement rangers, he does give them grief for having little to no personality. And he also hates the Aquitian Rangers voices.
He didn't seem to fond of Merrick though, and he did say he liked bits of Cole's character arc.
Power Rangers Ninja Storm-Hard to pinpoint. Even though he thinks Ninja Storm is a flawed season, he doesn't seem to have a problem with the rangers themselves (He did snark that Hunter soon became as bland as the rest of the group, implying that he may not think they develop much).
Power Rangers Dino Thunder-Conner. He basically and bluntly calls him an idiot. Even still, judging by how much he liked Dino Thunder, he may still like Conner and just called him an idiot because he is one.
Power Rangers Mystic Force-He doesn't seem to like Vida or her music and leaves out some notable stuff on her character(her hatred for pink, being the first masculine Pink Ranger). Also, he isn't very partial to Nick.
Most likely it would be Nick. Nick is one of, if not the only, Red Ranger to actively suggest simply giving up, an attitude that Linkara can't seem to abide in a leader.