The 21st century kicked off with the 25th Super Sentai series Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger. In this show, our heroes battled evil demons called Orgs by collecting multiple Power Animals that would go on to coin the term "Auxiliary Mecha." How does this blatant toy commercial stack among its predecessors? Watch to find out.Added in 3 days 9 minutes 49 seconds:
Well I FINALLY had the chance to watch the first four episodes on Disc 2 of Jungle Fury a little bit ago.
Ep 9 was okay. I kind of figured out what the kite's purpose was going to be as soon as I saw they were using the eel monster for this episode. I did love Lily's "Just when I thought the monsters couldn't get any weirder," comment. I'm so using that in my Flashman review for a couple of the monsters that looking kind of... Freudian. I don't get why the bird Overlord dude is called Carnosaurus though. He's a bird, not a dinosaur. Also, they really downplayed that entire tidbit compared to Gekiranger. Oh, and I don't remember if I said this before, but I really hate the motorcycle armor crap they gave Casey. It's just so friggin stupid.
Ep 10 was kind of cool, though I don't like how they rushed through Theo's training. He pretty much learned everything he needed to learn in the span of a half hour. I really wanted to hear Swoop say, "Okay Theo, you need to learn this stuff quick as we only have 8 minutes left." This episode was just way too rushed and the cropping of the Geki footage was atrocious. Some of the worst in the series thus far.
Back to Swoop, I really dig him. He's almost as cool as Bat Li. He's also freaking tall as hell. Speaking of height, I really want to know how Theo goes from being the shortest ranger to the tallest when they morph. That's some major power there. I don't get the memory changing bit between Daishi and the Ghost of Xmas Past though. Daishi is not Jared, he is just possessing Jared, so why would changing Jared's past have any effect on Daishi's power? And if it does, does this mean Jared is actually the one in control and not Daishi? If so, why doesn't he just go by Jared? Is it because he is embarrassed for a possible foot long comparison? :-p
Not really sure what they were going for with the next episode when they crammed three Gekiranger episodes into one. That was completely unnecessary, but at least it kind of worked. I feel like them not having Danica (or whatever her name is) have any sort of relationship with one of the Masters takes away all sense of excitement. I know PR doesn't have to follow the Sentai plots, but one of the things that made these Overlords interesting in Gekiranger was their connection to the masters. Here, they're just mindless villains without an intriguing backstory to set them apart from the norm. Nevertheless, thinking about it, it was a pretty enjoyable episode from Camille's perspective. Lily got way too depressed though.
Finally, we get to meet RJ's dad. That was interesting, though once again, Fin's motivation was weird. He got depressed for one minute because the shark zord got taken over, but is then fine in the next scene. Huh? Regardless, I did like this episode a lot. Of course, how come all of the KUNG FU masters are white? Shouldn't there be some Asian Kung Fu masters in there? That just seems weird that they have all of these techniques from China but none of the maters are actually from China.
With that said, hopefully it doesn't take me another two months to finish the disc.