While there hasn’t been that much for Power Rangers news-wise over the last week, there’s still has been some news, and we’re just going to cover it all now. And since I feel a little like slacking off, I’ll just include a very short summary of the Power Rangers Christmas special that came out Saturday.
First off, we now have the new, official logo for the next season of PRS, Power Rangers Super Samurai:
And along with this came a short description of the first episode of the new season, which comes out next year:
About the premeire episode of Power Rangers: Super Samurai, it features the debut of the all-new Super Red Ranger! The Rangers discover pools of Sanzu River water seeping from the Netherworld into our world, which can only mean one thing: the Nighloks are growing stronger! Meanwhile, a mutated and more powerful Arachnitor goes on a savage rampage throughout the countryside and when the Rangers try to stop him, Octoroo and his hosts of Moogers join the battle.
So, it looks like we’ll get to finally see the official debut of the Super Mode in Super Samurai next season, right at the beginning no less. (note: for this new season, I’m hereby making an official suggestion NOT to shorten the full name of the season to it’s initials, because that would spell out as PRSS, and the last thing we need is for the Nazis to get Ranger powers)
(Note that they currently do NOT have a cover listed for either books linked above, this was a temporary one that only went up this week. Hopefully, we’ll get to see the official cover soon.)
And just for fun, here’s a few pics and tweets from Hector David Jr. from a recent ADR session for Super Samurai:
Nothing like Being behind this thing. Better than Dream world, to represent something of my childhood. HDJ
back in the office. Have all the tools, let’s do this thing
in the first adr session for season 2 in Orlando Florida. Wit the man who bought me my first green ranger TOy! – Hector David Jr. – Twitter
Wait, they’re doing the ADR sessions in Orlando? What the [bleep] am I still doing here?! I’m just six hours away from meeting the Green Samurai Ranger!
Oh, wait, story backlog, right. Moving on (for now).
Last week, the Samurai Rangers paid a visit to the LA Children’s Hospital, as invited guest to their annual Tree-Lighting Event. For more info on that, here’s the official story taken from the Power Rangers emPower blog:
More than one hundred patients, families, hospital supporters and celebrities gathered last night for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The Samurai Power Rangers greeted the crowd and posed for photos with children and families in the Haim and Cheryl Saban Story Corner before the event began. Many kids who were arriving or leaving their doctor’s appointments got a huge surprise when they got to meet the Rangers!
Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson served as Master of Ceremonies for the event, held outdoors in the hospital’s Healing Garden. Also joining the festivities were Fred Willard (“Best in Show”),and David Burtka (E! News, “Gypsy”) , who read holiday stories; as well as Lindsay Pearce (The Glee Project) and Broadway stars Erich Bergen (“Jersey Boys”),Shoshana Bean(“Wicked”) and Veronica Dunne (“Wild Hearts”), who performed holiday songs.
Power Rangers emPOWER is proud to participate in events that support the great work that Children’s Hospital does with young patients and their families here in Los Angeles. GO GO CHLA!!
Well, isn’t that a nice little holiday story.
And now, for my short review of the Power Rangers Samurai Holiday special, Christmas Together, Friends Forever!:
Well, basically, for those of you who didn’t see the special, it was just one half-hour long clip show. For most of it, it’s Emily narrating the flashbacks via a letter she’s writing to her sister, while everybody else is getting ready for Christmas (that’s not to say she didn’t help, but she spent a lot of time writing that letter). The flashbacks include something on everyone from every “major” episode, and we get to see how much things have changed in changed for the Rangers over these past months. Meanwhile, there’s this extra story with Bulk and Spike about there Christmas. Apparently, they don’t have a lot of money to throw around, so they make best with what they can do. Only one flashback for them, though, which came from Spike reminiscing about the time he and his Uncle Bulk have spent together training to be Samurai. Fond memories for everyone. This all leads up to Christmas day, where we now have proof that they have been putting way too much attention on Mike. At first, he doesn’t seem to get any presents at all, but then they give him an envelope that tells him to look outside, and wouldn’t you know it, there’s a green dirt bike outside just for him. He doesn’t have it for long, because he gave it to these two guys that didn’t have anything, which reminded him of how much he had there with all his friends. And guess who those two were? (Plot point: at the beginning of the special, they were in town and happened to pass by a shop with a very similar bike in the window, which they couldn’t afford) It ends with Santa passing by the moon in his sled, with a somehow-airborne Bulk and Spike riding their new bike right behind, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.
It was a nice little special. Sure, the only action in the episode came from the flashbacks, but it was kind of nice to see them all just relaxed and enjoying themselves on the holidays. And Of course, Bulk and Spike really haven’t had all that much attention lately (in fact, they were nowhere to be seen in the last special), so it is good change of pace to see an episode focused on them just hanging out too. Overall, I give it a 4/5.
And that’s everything Power Rangers-related. If I find anything else, I’ll let you know!
-M.C., the Quantum Twin
And for my international visitors, no, I’m not sure where you can find a video of the new special.