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Power Rangers interviews?
by anolinde (anolinde)
at March 5th, 2012 (03:17 pm)

Hey, guys! I was rereading second_batgirl's amazing "Power Rangers press conference" fic, and it got me thinking... if the Rangers gave a press conference or a television interview, what sort of questions do you think reporters would ask them? (Aside from the obvious identity questions.)

noxelementalist [userpic]
multiple seasons question
by noxelementalist (noxelementalist)
at January 20th, 2012 (08:22 pm)

current mood: curious

Hey everyone!

I know things are fairly quiet again here (hopefully that'll change when the show starts airing again), but I've had a question on mind for a while now and was hoping someone out there might have some input.

The question is, what qualifies a generation of Rangers for more than 1 season of show?

I mean that question in 2 ways.

the first, and probably more obvious way, is why do certain series get more than 1 season. MMPR got 3 seasons, even if its canon stretched out to PRLG. PRTF almost got 2, but that was decided against, and that was the last time until now that a season was even considered (PRS, of course, has been announced as being 2 seasons long). What makes MMPR, PRS, and PRTF special in that way?

the seecond, and less likely, is why do certain Rangers appear in other seasons? For example, Tori (from PRNS) was both in the PRDT crossover and in the PROO crossover; obviously, Tommy is Tommy. In contrast, Bridge Carson (from PRSPD) is the only one from his show that crosses over as far as I know, and even then he didn't cross over the same color. Is there anything beyond character appeal that decides this?

I'm honestly interested to see what people say, so...have at it!

anolinde [userpic]
Effects of constant monster attacks on Angel Grove?
by anolinde (anolinde)
at December 28th, 2011 (05:13 pm)

current mood: hopeful

(I know things have been kind of still around here, but I thought I'd try anyway!)

So, I want to talk about monster attacks and the impact they've had on Angel Grove. Given the frequency/devastating nature of these attacks (especially when the monsters grow), there's gotta be a ton of political/social/economic consequences that the show never explored. It's something I've been thinking about for a while now, ever since reading the amazing PR recaps over at ranger_recaps, and I wanted to see what you guys thought!

So far, I've come up with the following (which may or may not be heavily influenced by second_batgirl's various fanfics):

- huge insurance issues for Angel Grove homeowners/business owners
- the US federal government offering major tax breaks to Angel Grove residents so they don't leave the city in droves (although some do, anyway)
- Angel Grove becoming a popular tourist destination/somewhat of a laughingstock
- media all over the place
- therapists finding themselves in incredibly high demand
- booming construction industry to keep up with all the repairs

But I'm sure there are way more effects that I'm not considering. Thoughts?

pockythoughts [userpic]
Weekly Discussion Post: Fun With Fanon
by pockythoughts (pockythoughts)
at June 23rd, 2011 (11:50 pm)

Hey, everybody! It's still Thursday night for another 15 minutes, time to get our discussion on!

Additionally, I'd like to apologize for the total lack of discussion post last week. A sudden spike in RL stress resulted in me totally forgetting that it was Thursday until...erm...the following Tuesday. ._. Yep, fail-mod is made of fail.

But do you guys know what isn't made of fail, and is also a wonderful segue into tonight's topic? The fact that EVERY EPISODE of PR is now available for streaming on Netflix! Naturally, I've been doing a fair bit of rewatching of late, as well as introducing my BF to the seasons he hadn't seen before.

And frankly, I wish I had a dollar for every time I've justified an atrocious plot hole or moment of WTF with the words "I have theories about that."

So tell me, fans. What's YOUR favorite bit of headcanon that you've ever come up with? A brilliant plot hole fix, a character backstory, or anything else that makes your perception of the PR-verse a little more interesting.

pockythoughts [userpic]
Weekly Discussion Post: Sail Your Ship!
by pockythoughts (pockythoughts)
at June 9th, 2011 (10:38 pm)

current mood: silly

Does anybody know what time it is? Bonus points if your answer is "TOOL TIME", but no. It's Thursday night, and time for the weekly discussion post!

Your friendly neighborhood mod is in an obviously silly and shippy mood tonight, so we're going to have some fun with PAIRINGS. Here's how it goes:

Step 1 - Pick a favorite pairing.

Step 2 - Write a comment explaining why you like it/making a case for it/pimping it/etc. Think ship_manifesto in miniature form.

Step 3 - Comment on other people's comments.

Step 4 - ???

Step 5 - Profit!

And as always, please remember that debate is strongly encouraged but bashing of any ships or characters will earn you a swift kick to the rear end. Have at it, guys! <3

foxtree [userpic]
The Red Ranger Quality
by foxtree (foxtree)
at June 8th, 2011 (11:27 pm)

“You may be wearing red, but you’re no leader.”

         - Sky to Jack, Power Rangers SPD

So let’s talk about Red Rangers. And team leaders. Because they’re not always synonymous.

The Red Ranger Quality?
A couple of years ago I remember reading a discussion about Jungle Fury, particularly how Casey didn’t look the part of the Red Ranger. Now, I found Casey a disappointing Red Ranger for many reasons, but his physical appearance was certainly not one of them. The conversation then turned to contemplating how many Red Rangers since Wildforce have had the “Red Ranger Quality”? Looking at the Forever Red lineup, there’s obviously a basic template Saban followed when casting (One thing I really appreciate about the Disney seasons is that we received more diversity in appearance when it came to Reds). However, being a credible leader takes more than just looking the part.
In my opinion, those that have the red ranger quality have just enough of an ego, a dominant personality, somewhat command oriented. Those who have it possess the kind of ego to face the odds and say “I’ll win this.” It’s the kind of presence and charisma where a person can get a room of strangers to evacuate a building calmly during a fire
 Keep in mind that merely possessing the red ranger quality does not automatically make one a good leader. I’d say Tommy has the Red Ranger Quality, and I don’t think he’s one of the best leaders.

“Heroes come in all colors”

Good rangers don’t necessarily always make good leaders; Billy was an exceptional ranger, but he’s not a leader. And that’s fine. You need all kinds to make up a team. Imagine a team consisting of Sky, Theo and Vida? I would just hand Earth over to the Evil Space Aliens that season. I adore Rocky, who has definitely suffered from the expectations of Red Ranger Syndrome, but I still would never put him in a leadership position. That’s not a knock against him; he was the comedic glue for the team during Zeo, IMO, and they definitely suffered from his absence in Turbo.

Rangers I think would have been good leadersCollapse )

So enough tl;dr. Which Red Rangers do you think were good leaders? Which ones were not? And which Rangers do you think were leadership material?

pockythoughts [userpic]
Weekly Discussion Post: Identity Crisis
by pockythoughts (pockythoughts)

Hey, everyone! It's...Thursday? Time for the weekly discussion post? "But Pocky," you may be asking yourselves. "Aren't weekly discussion posts usually on Tuesdays?" And the answer is yes. Until now. Long story short, I decided to move days for the purposes of improved comm advertising and/or my own sanity. So expect to start firing up your theorizers on Thursdays from now on, and as always, feel free to post your own content at any time!

Moving on to something more relevant, tonight's topic is Ranger identities! Secret vs. public - which do you prefer? Which would you rather be, if you were a Ranger? What are the pros and cons of each for the Rangers involved? What do public-identity Rangers think of their counterparts with secret identities, and vice versa? And what happens to the lives of Rangers when their identities become public?

pockythoughts [userpic]
Weekly Discussion Post: Fate of the Zeo Crystal
by pockythoughts (pockythoughts)

Hey everybody, it's Tuesday night! Time for the weekly discussion post!

This week's topic, as suggested by khandreia : Whatever happened to the Zeo Crystal?

We all know the behind-the-scenes reasons for shifting into Turbo, but no in-universe explanation was ever given. The Zeonizers weren't destroyed onscreen; we see them used in T:APRM and in later seasons as well. So why just up and stop using them? Was there a limitation or danger to using those powers? And if they remained functional, why don't we see them used in situations like "Always a Chance"?

pockythoughts [userpic]
Weekly Discussion Post: Predicting the Future
by pockythoughts (pockythoughts)

Hey everybody, it's Tuesday night! And that means it's time for the (slightly later than usual, apologies) weekly discussion post!

This week's discussion, as suggested by second_batgirl, is about the post-series lives of the Rangers. Just what does one do with oneself after retiring from superhero-dom? What kind of careers have former Rangers ended up in? For Rangers whose identities were public, how did that affect their futures? Share all your theories about what your favorites are doing 5 or 10 years after they hang up the tights!

pockythoughts [userpic]
Weekly Discussion Post: Power Addiction
by pockythoughts (pockythoughts)

Hey everybody, it's Tuesday night! And that means it's time for the weekly discussion post!

First off, I want to thank everyone who participated in last week's discussion because, well, it was awesome. :)

This week's theme kind of ties in, and is a topic I know at least one of you has been waiting for...power addiction!

Power addiction is a fanon concept that I personally find fascinating, and that has spawned some of the best fic I've ever had the privilege of reading: the notion that being a Ranger can be physically and/or psychologically addictive, and that Rangers experience adjustment problems or even outright withdrawal upon losing or giving up their powers.

So, commsters - where do you stand on this? Do you believe that Rangers experience power addiction? What support do you see for it in canon? Are some Rangers more suceptible than others, and if so, why? What emotional and physical effects do Rangers experience when they stop being Rangers?

second_batgirl, I fully expect you to get in here and dissertate. ;)

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