Saturday, October 14, 2017

Power Rangers Ninja Steel - Monkey Business - Episode Review

Calvin is late for picking up Hayley. They arrive to school and both Clavin and Hayley want to run for class prsident. Brody and Sarah agree to help Calvin and the others for Hayley. A new monster is copying their voices and repeats them to trick them when they battle Bashers. Calvin does a good speech and Hayley apologizes for saying he was lax before. Calvin still wants to run which surprises Hayley. Calvin gives out cupcakes that are Hayley's mother's recipes which upsets her until she one-ups him with her cake. Monty puts hot sauce on the cupcakes. Then he starts a food fight. The two teams blame each other.

Principal Hastings comes to stop the food fight. That night, Calvin gets a call from the monster pretends to be Levi saying Hayley started the fight. Calvin goes to meet him but gets caught by the monster and his ninja star. Sarah and Brody gets tricked too. The monster kicks down the two and they take their Ninja Stars. Preston and Hayley get called by the monster and they talk to Mick. Mick tells them just because they heard something doesn't mean its true. They bump into Levi, Levi says it sounds crazy. Levi gets a call... from Hayley---which is the monster. Levi has a plan. 

Calvin, Sarah and Brody are tied up. Gold and White come on their bikes and fight the monster. Preston beats up the Bashers in his ninja outfit. White tries trapping the monster but fails. She traps herself and then rises out for a surprise attack and gets the Power Stars. Preston blasts Bashers and save the three. Hayley returns the stars and they morph. The six defeat the monster and he grows. The zords are called. Kodiac Zord does a howl that weakens the monster's sonic howl. Megazords are formed. Back at the school, the kids apologizes. Calvin and Hayley make up. Monty and Victor have a prank. Clavin and Hayley withdraw from the race, Victor stays president and gets the prank dropped on him. 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Power Rangers Ninja Steel - Grave Robber - Episode Review

Episode Summary:
Here is the annual Halloween special. Levi is playing a song with the Rangers in the mall... I mean the school. An old lady gives some junk to Principal Hastings, one is a game Grave Robber which Calvin likes. Hayley brings the costumes. The Rangers want to play but Levi doesn't. The 5 Rangers go to shop class and put on their costumes, Sarah is some sort of unicorn, Brody is a mounty or a British guard, Calvin is Frankenstein's monster, Preston is a wizard and Hayley is a witch. Cosmo Royale traps them to sit and they can't call for help. They have to play Jumanji... I mean Grave Robber. 

There is a magic hourglass they can't stop. They have to fight villains they defeated before so they fight Trapsaw, already morphed when they touch the crystal ball. Red defeats them all. Sarah rolls 6 and finds Hacktrack, who took her cloning technology. They get some devices and enter. Hacktrack leaves. Red tracks the monster with a Ninja Kite technique using Ninja Forest Attack while the Rangers help Sarah with a device. She makes a kite as well and flies after them. Sarah blasts the monster and destroys it. The Rangers return to the game.

Preston rolls a five and find the slow monster. They surprise him and fight him. Blue and the monster fight. Blue and the others get the slow mist. Blue still tries fighting but fails. Red arrives and they all disappear and return to the board. Cosmo Royale says they lost and give them a misfortune card. Calvin rolls and gets Spinferno. Calvin goes in on his own since he rolled it. Calvin fights Spinferno in a dump and a truck goes after him and Calvin is tied by a ring to the truck. The truck driver is asleep, Yellow gets in and gets the man. They escape but Yellow misses the net and comes out of the game. Cosmo Royale gives them another misfortune card---they must go against a Skullgator.

The 5 Rangers call their Megazord to fight the Skullgator. Cosmo turns RoboRider evil and it goes after the Rangers. Robo Red goes out to fight Robo Rider while Preston calls the Astro Zord to replace the Red one on the Megazord. They destroy the Skullgator. Robo Rider shoots the Megazord. The Rangers fall out. Cosmo Royale sends another Skullgator. Calvin  and Hayley use their zords. Levi and Mick talk. Mick states the obvious, Levi learns his Aseop and goes to the auto class. He finds the door lock and pries it open. He finds the game. He touches the ball and enters the game. Cosmo Royale arrives and is mad. 

He doesn't play by the rules and saves the Rangers. Robo Rider stops the Skull Gator. The others celebrate. Bullrider Megazord is formed. All 6 Rangers enter the cockpit. They destroy the monster. Gold has the hourglass and all the Rangers blast the hourglass and escape the game. They are happy they can stand again. Levi apologizes by spoiling their game. They get an alert so they go trick or treating because it is night now. 

Best Line-- Presto: "Magic Hourglass? I have to get me one of those." Nice to  have Cosmo Royale involved but he's not a fighter so they didn't have a hand to hand combat. Not a bad Halloween special, sort of reminds me of the Megaforce one since they had to sit around a crystal ball. Nice to sneak a lesson in there for Levi though. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

NYCC 2017 Reveals

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Auto-Morphin Figures repackaged coming for the 25th anniversary. 

Legacy helmets of White and Red Ranger, self-warmer zords of Red and Yellow. Zeo and Dino Thunder Legacy figs. 

Blaze Megazord

Super Ninja Master Mode

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Galactic Sentinels Issue 14

This is a fan comic based on Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters and Power Rangers Ninja Steel.

 Warning: Sexual scene, T for Teen

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Power Rangers Ninja Steel - Royal Rumble - Episode Review

Drillion is about to crush them when the Lion Ship blasts him. He leaves. Galavanax shoots her ship down. Drillion returns and threatens Madame Odius. Galavanax tells him to make sure the Princess was destroyed. Odius takes Drillion with her to make sure the Rangers go down. Viera finds a floating piece of wood with a gravity crystal. She says it is damaged. Redbot and Mick are fixing the swords and stars. The others arrive and ask how they are going to destroy Drillion. Hayley has a lion pendant that becomes Princess Viera. She needs another source of power for her zord. Mick is not so happy, his planet was destroyed by her kingdom. He hasn't seen her parents in 20 years.

Viera wants to change her kingdom. They see the ship in the nexus. They have very little Ninja STeel left to make a new star to make the ship become a Megazord. Victor is being pulled by Monty on a rickshaw. Victor wants toi be more popular and finds a rock floating with a gravity crystal. Monty pulls it out and the rock falls on their feet. Victor wants to use the crystal. Back on the ship, Drillion has been powered up. Back in school, Victor passes out flyers for a weight lifting thing he is doing. The Rangers detect a monster near the Lion ship. Drilion has indeed arrived.

The Rangers face Drillion and morph. Crystals hit the Rangers. Red goes down. Mick throws the star in the nexus and it hits Viera's armor. Red gets a new morpher with a star. He spins it and Viera's armor disappears. Red gets the armor in turn. He becomes Lion Fire Red. Mick tells her that he didn';t think she changed but now he believes she has (that's pretty quick). Red beats up Drilion. Gold attacjs abd struikes lighting on Drillion. Red does a slash and makes him go down. His upgrade is gone. Red puts the star on his sword and does Flame Strike attack and destroys him.

A Kudabot makes him grow. Mick gets a new star to make a megazord and throws it the zord. Red enters the zord. He energizes the zord and makes the Megazord. He fights Drilion. Drillion spits out projectiles. The other Rangers watch. He becomes Lion again and Red gets on top and does a final strike, destroying Drillion. Back at the hideout, they thank Viera. Viera promises to change things for the better in the Lion Galaxy. She has a surprise for him---his parents via video phone. They ask when he will come home. He promises but says he has important work with his friends. The Rangers giggle. He thanks Viera. She then leaves on her ship. She says to be called if needed. Back at school, the Rangers see Victor try to break the record. Preston sees Monty put the crystal on the weights. Victor lifts it up. Everyone applaud. He goes to get the trophy and the weights stay floating. It shocks everyone. He grabs it---he is called a cheater. The crystal is removed and the weight drops down the floor. Monty and Victor fall and the others laugh,

I liked some backstory on Mick but the character development between Mick and Viera was solved pretty quick by the Dues Ex Machina machine Nexus fixed things again. Just by Viera's armor taken away by the Nexus does not resolve the issues between Mick and Viera---well it shouldn't. If I was writing this, I would had something go wrong and Viera offer her armor, hence showing she is willing to be a sacrafice.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Galactic Sentinels MultiPortals Issue 13

Power Rangers Ninja Steel - Royal Rival - Episode Review

This is late because of Hurricane Irma

Sarah reveals her new creation in class which is a cookie creator that you can put any food. Victor asks Monty for his lunch. It has Sardines, Broccoli and Liver. The cookie is delicious. The teacher wants the project from Victory and Monty which they don't have. In space, Cosmo Royale introduces Princess Viera, the new ruler of the Lion Galaxy and Drillion. Drillion wants Cosmo to bow. Viera says they will destroy the Rangers. Madame Odius says she is a weak ruler. Back with the Rangers, Sarah makes cookies. Hayley sees that Victor and Monty have a cow and are going to make fresh milk. Monty finds out where the milk comes from on his phone which shocks him. Victor touches the udders to get full of milk. The police come and report a stolen cow.

Victor and Monty go with him downtown. The line for Sarah is getting longer. Redbot calls them. Mick will man the cookies. Drillion arrives and attacks. Princess watches from on high. The Rangers arrive. Drillion fights them. He beats them up. They deflect the blast which hits the Princess and Pink saves her with vines. She asks who she is. Viera is surprised. Viera goes to Drillion and tells them to stop the battle. She tells him to obey her. They leave. Pink tells them what happen. Back on the ship, Viera and Galavanax debate. Viera says she is smart, she studies her enemies. Galavanax tells Drillion to destroy the Rangers and he will rule the Lion Galaxy. Viera observes the Rangers and their cookie business.

Sarah offers a box of cookie and offers her one cookie. Viera says it is delicious. A thief steals the box. Viera become a cape and wraps around the young thief. Sarah arrives and tells her to let her go. They find out the kid has nothing to eat and he had to drop out of school to look after his sister. Sarah takes Billy with her. She shows him the cookie creator. Sarah offers the machine for her so no more stealing. Viera says might makes right where she came. She reveals she knows she is a Power Ranger. Sarah puts her knuckles up. Viera tells her she is shown kindness is stronger.

Drillion arrives to destroy them both. Viera sheilds Sarah. The Rangers arrive and blast Drillion. Sarah thanks Viera who she sends to safety. The Rangers morph and fight Drillion. Drillion stops their attacks/ He throws disks at Blue and Pink and break their element stars. Viera comes in and helps Sarah. She has an idea and leaves. Red fights Drillion. Then the others. All six fight him. The ship tells the bad guys to look for Viera. She hides and gets on her Lion Zord and flies away. Galavanaz tells Cosmo Royale to make Drillion big and sends Skullgators.

The Rangers see this and call their zords. They make the Fusion Megazord and enter the cockpit. They do Fusion Slash and destroy the Skullgators. Drillion knocks the Rangers out of their zords. The Lion zord arrives and blasts Drillion. It becomes night and Drillion says not too and that she is too powerful. Drillion leaves. Viera is proud and leaves. The Rangers are happy.

Galavanax is peaved. They fire cannons at her and her ship goes down. She crashes. At their class, Sarah tells her teacher she can not continue the project. Billy the boy arrives and tells the teacher she gave her the invention and thank you. He has re-enrolled in school. The teacher changes her grade to an A +. Victor and Monty are called but they are still in jail--in a line up. They are pointed out in the line up. Meanwhile, Viera leaves her ship. To be continued...

I live in Miami and because of Hurricane Irma, I had no electricity, cable or internet. I kinda liked the episode. Sarah has only gotten one episode so far so its hard to pin point her personality. Here she is radically different from the mutlitasking genius she was. Here she is cool under pressure and quick thinking with helping the boy Billy. BUT then utterly stupid when she is about to accept a failing grade with the teacher. She should had just told her the truth and how convenient it is that Billy arrived just then. He looks like he belongs in elementary compared to the twenty-somethings. Viera is an interesting character and a nice actress. Looks like the next ep we will see more character development from her and Mick. Even though this episode starts up an arc, it still acts like a standalone filler episode, much like Dino Charge.