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    • Power Rangers Turbo did not almost end the franchise. Ratings were down since the third season of Mighty Morphin, Power Rangers in Space was being planned before the second half (where the ratings started to go up for the first time since the decline in season 3) even began filming. The updated review removed this line.
    • In his Megaforce video, he claims that the pre-Power Rangers suits used in the Gokaiger footage that was used in the episode "The Wrath" were from the first five Super Sentai series. While VulEagle (the only one to be replaced in that scene) was from the fifth Super Sentai series, the rest of themnote  were from later seriesnote . Super Sentai fans were not happy with this mistake. note 
      • He also stated that Octaroo (rather his counterpart Shitari) appeared in the Shinkenger tribute episode. That's inaccurate. The Gokaigers had a cameo in the Goseiger vs. Shinkenger movie (a common tradition to introduce the next team in the team-up movie) where they show off their powers by killing Shitari. The main series welded in this cameo by revealing that they traveled back in time thanks to Time Yellow.
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    • In the revised version of the Turbo review, Linkara questions why Saban couldn't just skip Carranger and just adapt one of the pre-Zyuranger seasons, pointing to Jetman as a possible candidate. The deal Saban has with Toei states that Saban cannot skip a Sentai season (save for one) regardless of what that season contains. The reason why Saban can't adapt pre-Zyuranger seasons is because the agreement was for Zyuranger onward, and even if the deal had allowed them to use a prior sentai, they would've still had to use Carranger footage at some point if they wanted to move onto Megaranger footagenote .
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    • Linkara's "disregard" of Sentai often catches up to him, missing the wider context of the footage used. In Power Rangers Super Megaforce, the team morphs into the core MMPR costumes but got their asses kicked. Linkara calls it an embarrassment to the original team, but it was direct footage of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger — which wasn't supposed to be celebrating the anniversary of Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger or MMPR anyway — resulting it to be treated as a mere cameo. note 
    • He claims that 'Powers from the Past' is the first episode of Power Rangers to have zero Sentai footage. This is false, as the show had 12 Sentai-free episodes by the time Lost Galaxy started, and even more since then. Amusingly, Linkara acknowledged this error by making a comment pointing out the error a featured comment on the site's comments and added an annotation to the YouTube version.
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    • In the review of Gokaiger's first five episodes, he questions why the Gokaigers' transformation into the Magirangers in their respective tribute episode had an elaborate sequence when they already transformed into the Magirangers in the first episode with little fanfare. This was due to the fact that, oh yeah, it was a tribute episode. The more lavish transformation sequences into past teams are usually reserved for tribute episodes, even if they've transformed into a past team before.
  • Dear Negative Reader: Although it has since been edited out upon re-release, Linkara once started an episode of HOPR talking about the fans who constantly berate him for a schedule or ask him "when's the next History of Power Rangers", going as far as to criticize Linkara's other works (like Atop the 4th Wall) and trying to force him to only work on HOPR. He says that while he is honored that so many people are excited about this side project, it's just that, a side project, and all nagging him to get it done faster will do is make him not really want to do it at all. However, in his Megaforce review he does harken back to these fans and says while they did irritate him at the time, he really is thankful to them and all of his fans for supporting him to much and showing so much love to what is basically a grown man looking for deeper meaning in a children's television show.
    • In the RPM examination he quotes a critic/troll on the forums who mocks him for spending so much time looking for deeper meaning in a lighthearted kids' show, and he points out the truly dark and deep elements this season has while still being a fun, overall lighthearted kids' show.
  • Executive Meddling: This has sort of happened to History of Power Rangers itself; Linkara has said that as a result of him joining the Power Force (a group of officially-endorsed fans), Saban has requested he only use clips from official sources, meaning he couldn't use rips of TV broadcasts (as evidenced by logo bugs in the corner of the footage). This is part of the reason for the delay of the Operation Overdrive review, as he had to wait for the Shout! Factory DVD release. On the bright side, this means the quality of the footage used in his reviews have very much improved, and Linkara has even said with the downtime he will have after catching up with the series, he would go back and re-edit the previous HOPR episodes with the official DVD footage.
    • On top of this, seeing his redone MMPR season 1 video compared to the original version, not only is the footage crystal clear from the DVD rips as opposed to the pixilated VHS rips, a lot of the clip choices are better-fitting, in part due to him most likely searching the episodes again for clips to switch to, as well as letting the audience see what he's talking about. He's also rerecorded the commentary from the original script with his current microphone, which has not only to allow him to correct pronunciation mistakes (Juuranger VS Zyoo-ranger), but also include new details he's since learned after originally making and releasing the videos, then getting feedback by both Power Rangers and Super Sentai fans alike on them. The commentary itself is also in much better quality. Seriously, the video is much more accurate in the details for both franchises, Super Sentai in particular, and he's added some much needed added reflection on the season. It's basically Updated Re-release mixed with technological and Vocal Evolution. Unfortunately, it's also caused him to cut out the establishing shots of the command center being shaken and Alpha 5 freaking out before Zordon says, "calm down, Alpha..." Though this could be from being forced to change or repeat clips after 10 seconds to dodge copyright.
    • Thanks to YouTube seriously cracking down on copyright claims, and the fact it's about the only reliable video hosting site left (this after four previous hosting sites Linkara has tried to use have all gone under) the Updated Re-release of episodes all features significantly less footage than they previous had. While the rerelease of MMPR simply cut a lot of scenes to under the 10 second mark, the rerelease of Operation Overdrive saw many clips completely removed, instead being replaced with a lengthy still image of the scene for Linkara to talk over. This is especially erroneous in the re-releases of In Space and RPM, which have to be delayed significantly since their original videos featured copyrighted music that Linkara is against removing completely. Instead, Linkara wants to record original covers of said music, but that proved to take a lot longer than he originally thought it would, leading him to simply skip the two seasons and saying he'll get back to them later. Granted, he already has the audio recordings of his commentary for RPM, same as Overdrive and Jungle Fury, so all that's stopping him from rereleasing those videos is the cover of Matchbox Twenty’s 'How Far We've Come'.
  • Follow the Leader: The series is extremely similar in style to the reviews of SF Debris. Linkara definitely knows about his existence, due to the fact that he asked for permission for the use of Under Pressure in a similar way that SF Debris did in his review of Star Trek: The Next Generation's finale for the finale of In Space.
    • More than that—he's been known to point people toward SF Debris' "Doctor Who 101" video if they have questions about where to start watching.
    • In regards to Power Rangers, the fanbase has changed its opinion on several seasons, characters & aspects of the show following Linkara’s retrospectives - for example, Carter Grayson used to be considered one of the more boring Red Rangers, but now has the reputation of a Memetic Badass.
    • History of Power Rangers in turn inspired Dragon Ball Dissection, due to its creator Mistarefusion following the trend. As a coincidence, both are series are related to Toei Company.
    • Another show that was inspired by History of Power Rangers is History of Kamen Riders created by Marcosatsu. Even the credits lampshade it by saying that the show was inspired by History of Power Rangers.
  • God Never Said That: Fans got upset when they heard (from the TV Tropes HOPR main page) that Dino Charge would be Linkara's last video and that he had no intention of covering any of the future seasons thereafter. Finally, Linkara had to make an official post on Tumblr calling the editors of TV Tropes out that they had misunderstood his 'State of the Wall' post, and that all he meant is that with Dino Charge he will be completely done with the series for now, since he very well can't cover any of the new seasons until they air in full and the DVDs are released, which could mean a break between HOPR episodes of around 2 years plus each. In fact, Linkara has even stated that the only way he'd stop doing HOPR episodes was if either Power Rangers was officially cancelled or that he stopped making any videos (even Atop the Fourth Wall) altogether.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Not at the moment, but due to Vidme (the site Linkara uploads episodes to) shutting down, Linkara has effectively announced that he's going to invoke this trope in regards to the original versionsnote  of all pre-Operation Overdrive episodes once the site shuts downnote ; once the site does shut down, the only way you can watch the original or semi-edited versions is to have downloaded them/watch them from someone who downloaded them.
  • Schedule Slip:
    • A rather minor one, but his episode reviewing Megaforce was scheduled for release on December 24th, 2015, but due to the sheer volume of work the episode was requiring from him had to be pushed back to December 27th, instead. It's the only time this has ever happened, since it was only one of three seasons that actually had scheduled release dates to begin with. He actually makes a nod to this when he announced his remastered release of Turbo, which came out in late February, 2017.
    • The same had to happen in Dino Charge, due to exhaustion and too much on his plate.
    • He's also had to delay the redone version of the In Space videos to December 2017 at the earliest, due to his work on Atop the Fourth Wall and the need to try to work Queen and David Bowie's 'Under Pressure' into the video, since the clip he used in the original was long enough that it'd get claimed for copyright on YouTube, and there'd probably be no way he'd get away with it. He's said he'll be commissioning a cover to be done by someone specifically for the video so he can be able to get it out without any problems. As of the end of December 2017, additional delays in getting the 'Under Pressure' cover has Linkara stating that the In Space re-release will be delayed even further. At this point he says there's no schedule for when it will be released, or even what order releases will be coming out, stating that at this point it would just make more sense for him to re-release the reviews for Operation Overdrive (which was released on December 31, 2017) and Jungle Fury (which was released January 13, 2018) since they are basically already done anyway, and he'd rather be releasing something (especially in light of the fourth video hosting site now going under causing him to give up preserving his original "inferior" reviews).
    • In a State of the Wall update post, Linkara said that RPM has the same problem as In Space as it requires a cover to the song "How Far We've Come" from Matchbox 20 and there's no official word of when that will be released. Because of that, he has decided to start back at Lost Galaxy and get those re-releases done until the covers are completed.
    • On May 20, Linkara announced that the Ninja Steel review would be moved to the 31st (originally slated for a May 24th release) due to his busy schedule. Part 1 was made public June 5, and Part 2 on June 7.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: As mentioned previously, part of the reason that the original versions of old episodes are harder to come by is the fact that they utilized a larger amount of footage lifted directly from the show (as well as other sources), which now run afoul of Youtube's Content ID system. The Content ID system has also caused a couple of other issues
    • A redoing of the In Space review for youtube was promised as far back as 2017, but two years later had still not been produced. When questioned, Lewis revealed the reason for this is that he still wants to replicate the montage of the series up to that point from the original review, but of course due to copyright could not use the original version of "Under Pressure" by Queen and David Bowie, and instead would have to find an artist to do a cover.
    • The review for Ninja Steel begins with Lewis explaining that due to even further crackdowns on YouTube's Content ID system, he'll now be forced to utilize even LESS footage of the show than beforehand, and instead result to verbal recaps and stillframes.
  • What Could Have Been: Originally, Linkara planned on retaining the 'Under Pressure' montage for the In Space remastered video. However, on a State of the Wall post, dated February 1, 2019, Linakra decided to scrap it due to the amount of wait he had to do for the cover, and decided that when In Space is released, it would be without the montage.

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