“Power Rangers Samurai” Hits Series High Ratings, “Supah Ninjas” Hits Series Low | Nick and More!

“Power Rangers Samurai” Hits Series High Ratings, “Supah Ninjas” Hits Series Low | Nick and More!

via “Power Rangers Samurai” Hits Series High Ratings, “Supah Ninjas” Hits Series Low | Nick and More!.

Nick finally discovered what everyone else already knew; if you put new episodes of Power Rangers on Saturday, more people will watch it. And if I might add, suck it Supah Ninjas!

Voltron Force: The new Nicktoon series rebooting an old favorite for those who just can’t let go of the 80’s.

Images from new Voltron Force animated series that will air on Nicktoons

I know I’m tardy to the party on this, but Nicktoons showed an ad today about the reboot of the popular 80’s series based on the anime Go-Lion. Nothing really pertaining to the show, but the series will be premiering sometime in June.

For those of you unaware (I didn’t actually know until today myself) VIZ Media recently announced a reboot of Voltron, and apparently the show was picked up by Nick. All part of a recent trend to modernize and reboot popular kid’s television series like TMNT, He-Man, Thundercats, and even Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes.

Personally, I could care less whether or not they remake this. However, I would like to reiterate that Power Rangers IS NOT a ripoff of Voltron. The series Voltron is based off of the anime Go-Lion, which came over five years after the original Super Sentai series, Himistu Sentai Goranger. And by that point, transforming, combining giant robots had already been integrated into the series. So to everyone out there that still thinks that Power Rangers is a gaint ripoff, if you don’t believe me, GOOGLE IT!

Anyway, good luck to VIZ Media and Nicktoons, and unlike my feelings towards Supah Ninjas (why is this still a thing?) I have no animosity or concern that it might overshadow Power Rangers Samurai while the series is trying to recover, although they’ve been doing pretty well for the time being. Just wish someone other than Toys’R’Us would carry toys for it, for their sake more than mine.

Power Rangers Samurai vs. Supah Ninjas: Houston, we may have a problem.

Since it’s the new year, it’s now the time for every major network on television to start pushing, I mean advertising, upcoming new series. And one of those new series happened to catch my attention the other day, a promo for a new series debuting on Nick later this month (Jan 28th) called “Supah Ninjas”. Apparently, it’s about to middle-school-age friends that aren’t exactly the most popular kids in school, until one day one of the friends discovers a secret ninja training facility under his house that his grandfather (apparently portrayed by George Takei of all people) had left for him (also the grandfather might be dead, and communicating to him through a Superman Jor-El style hologram system). So now this kid and his friend become wacky ninjas. The whole thing looks idiotic, and I have this unshakable feeling that this was ripped off from something, because I can think of a hundred or so movies and tv shows that start with the same damn premise.

But here’s the catch: It looks just stupid enough to last for a while. Not saying how long, but it will definitely live long enough to see its first season finale, and probably beyond.

But then there’s another catch: the premiere date, January 28th, means that it will have been up and on the air for two weeks before the premiere of Power Rangers Samurai. And on a better day, in a better time slot! 😡

So then with everything else on Nick, does that mean that Power Rangers will have to be in indirect competition with Supah Ninjas? And with the two-week head start, does that mean that Supah Ninjas will get the early advantage. I do not doubt the Power Rangers secret ability to draw in an audience, but I do have to consider the fact that with more action/adventure shows on Nick than on ABC kids or Disney, that this could lead to a second ratings downfall for the series. I just don’t like the whole situation, it’s too ninja-like. Taking a preemptive strike against the samurai forces with a surprise ninja assault. Supah Ninjas, I consider you a worthy adversary.

But you’re still gonna get your butts kicked by Power Rangers Samurai!  😛

-M.C., the quantum twin

UPDATE: (1/21/11) Well, tonight they had a special preview episode of Supah Ninjas at 9pm. It was pretty much the first episode even though it wasn’t official. And I gotta say, it really wasn’t bad. It was TERRIBLE. What wasn’t stupid about it. The plot wasn’t original, the writing was dreadful, it was so full of clichés that it was laughable. And lets not get into the characters. Take the main two characters. One is a teenager who has all these innate physical abilities who apparently comes from a long line of Ninjas, and yet he isn’t cool. His friend is a loudmouth who talks bigger than he can deliver, who has a repertoire of secrets about the other guy, and he pretty much gets to be trained as a ninja because he is the friend. Not to mention that there first villain looks and acts like someone out of the 60’s Batman TV show; he wore a tacky outfit and he was so obsessed with rhyming that he centered all his criminal activity around it. Not to mention the fact that they went on their first mission without completing their training because a girl that the first kid liked had been kidnapped by the villain (where have I seen that before?). And at the end of the show, the girl they rescued figured out who they were and threatened to expose an unrelated secret to the whole school if they didn’t let her in. If I could sum up what I had watched in a single phrase, it would simply be this: It’s been done.

UPDATE: (2/10/11) It’s been awhile now since I’ve seen any promos for Supah Ninjas, and since Power Rangers Samurai just started, I have feeling that we won’t be seeing a whole lot of Supah Ninjas anytime soon.

UPDATE: (2/16/11) Just found this on Actor’s Access, turns out that I might be wrong:  http://www.actorsaccess.com/projects/index.cfm?view=breakdowns&breakdown=256982&