Speaking of Ohranger, while watching my Zeo DVDs, I've noticed that, for a good majority of the episopdes, there's barely any Ohranger footage used outside the Megazord fights and the Machine Empire HQ scenes. Meaning that so many ground fights between the Rangers and the Cogs and/or monsters were all American-shot fights, minus one or two Ohranger shots of the Rangers/Cogs/monsters firing one or two attacks at their opponents.
Why, the entire "Who is the Gold Ranger?" arc had every ground fight he was in be almost entirely American-made. I've honestly seen very little Ohranger footage of the Gold Ranger/King Ranger outside of his scenes piloting Pyramidas/King Pyramider.
Though, speaking of that arc, I noticed something that recalls what I said about the White Ranger's big reveal back in season 2. Remember when I mentioned how the White Ranger had two red herrings (Richie and Curtis)? Well, it looks like the Gold Ranger had at least three (maybe even FOUR) red harrings: Billy, David, SKULL
, and possibly Raymond.
Billy's hintings were obvious, how he'd always disappear to somewhere else before the Gold Ranger would show up and not come back until after the Gold Ranger left.
David also did something similar in one episode: Disappearing away from the others in one instant, the Ranger get called in to fight the enemy, the Gold Ranger shows up to help, they win, David reappears later with the others saying that he had something to take care of. Not to mention how he both knew martial arts and knew the Rangers identities.
Believe it or not, even Skull pulled this same trick as the others once. He and Bulk were digging for gold in a mine, when a cave-in started to happen and the two got separated. Bulk got out of the cave only to find Skull missing. Just then, the Gold Ranger showed up right behind him to make sure Bulk was okay. Then near to the end of the episode, after the monster fight, Bulk was still wandering around looking for Skull when he saw the Gold Ranger standing in front of him off in the distance. He rubbed his eyes a few times but sure enough, the Gold Ranger was still there. He then rubbed eyes one more time and the Gold Ranger was gone and not far away was Skull, walking towards Bulk. When asked by Bulk where he was, Skull hesitantly replied that he needed some air.
Now, unlike the others, Raymond didn't pull this disappearing stunt that the others pulled, but the reason I include him as a possible red herring is because he started hanging out with the Ranger teens more often during this arc as though he had become part of their inner circle of friends. Granted, he wasn't as obvious a red herring as the others since he never showed signs of fighting skills, but neither did Skull, and Raymond still wasn't around whenever the Gold Ranger showed up. He just didn't vanish from the others (his situations had the Rangers leaving him
And then, when it's finally revealed who the Gold Ranger is, it's... someone we've never seen before. Trey, Lord of Triforia.
And then when he has to pass the powers onto someone else, I get why Billy wasn't a match, and I get why they went with Jason, but I don't like how they did it. I mean, from an in-fiction standpoint, why Jason? Just one episode ago, it was like he was never there. He's just suddenly back in the story like he never left or something. Why not Tommy's brother, David? Like I said, he knew martial arts, he knew who the Rangers were, and he was starting to hang out with them all more often. He had all the perfect set up to be the Gold Ranger, while Jason's return came completely out of left field.
And when Jason takes off his sunglasses to reveal who he was, why does EVERYONE in the Power Chamber smile at him with a sense of familiarity? Kat and Tanya especially shouldn't be feeling so comfortable around him since they never even met the guy. And Rocky and Adam were barely ever in the same room as Jason, when the only times they were had Jason portrayed by either stock footage or a body/voice double! The only Rangers who should be feeling that much thrill to see Jason in their presence are Tommy and Billy, who have known Jason since season 1!
Chase's Eye wrote:
Sabrblade, don't ever change.
Neo Moonlight wrote:
Wow! You sure know your stuff, Sabr!
Prince Rose wrote:
thats Sabrblade for ya always in perfect detail
I always look forward to your posts!