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November 4th, 2007

Spandex Report-11-04-07

(Note: We apologize for this first newsletter's length; we'd prefer not to LJ-cut since it uses a cut already, and since it's not really reaching fanfic length or anything. This one pulled from an entire month of material though, so rest assured, it won't be anywhere near this large in the future.)

(Note: The preceeding note was brought to you by the kikos_ai Is Complaining That I Set the Bar Too High Foundation©.)

The Spandex Report
Because this is a witty subtitle
November 4, 2007

- The WGA Strike, following a last-ditch negotiation session this morning, begins tomorrow. Bruce Kalish and Jackie Marchand are WGA members, so this might affect PR.
- Jungle Fury casting news continues to drop, with three confirmed actors and four heavily rumored. The Red and Blue Ranger actors are the newest to be added to the rumors. Warning: that link spoils late-season team addition info.
- The Bandai 15th Anniversary Tour finishes its run today between 11am and 5pm at the Toys R' Us on Los Feliz Blvd. in Los Angeles.
- Kamen Rider Dragon Knight (think Masked Rider 2.0) is still on track for a March 08 Cartoon Network release.
- MMPR S1-3 boxsets are rumored for release along with Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon in the US, at $35 per season. No idea on an expected date. Meanwhile, German boxsets with English voicetracks included are already available; see Merchandise below.

Next Episode Airtimes
- Operation Overdrive - Nothing to Lose (Toon Disney - Nov. 5 at 8:00pm), Red Ranger Unplugged (ABC Family - unknown)
- Jungle Fury - Episode 1 and 2 (Toon Disney - unknown, ABC Family - Mar. 22 at 12:00pm)

Nothing to Lose episode synopsis, highlight to read -=- The Rangers travel to Japan to battle for a key to unlock the last hidden jewel; Flurious tricks Moltor into entering his ice den so he can destroy him. -=-

- Jungle Fury toys appear on store shelves, including three new Rangers that don't exist in Japanese footage. Whether these will appear in the show or if they're just standard yearly "Red Ranger repaint" style toys remains to be seen.
- Operation Overdrive DVD vol. 3, "Blue Sapphire", is scheduled for release in stores on Nov. 27. Vol. 4 and 5 release dates have not been announced (likely in December), but the five DVD's will contain all 32 episodes.
- MMPR S1 and S2 have been on sale in Germany since June 15 and October 5 respectively. S3 is tentatively scheduled for a December release.
- Power Rangers Super Legends, released for Nintendo DS on Oct. 26, is due out for PlayStation 2, GameCube, and PC on Nov. 6. A preview for the console version is in the Editor's Voice below.

New Communities
- Power Rangers: The End Game is an RPG that's just starting up. They're looking for players with strong fiction/story skills. You can find a teaser here: http://z3.invisionfree.com/PR_The_End_Game/index.php?showtopic=2.
- icanhasmegazord is a new LJ community dedicated to the marriage of Power Rangers, Motivational images, and LOLCAT macros.

- No Pink Spandex Episode 42: Power Morphicon (Sep. 27) - Post-con discussion by the NPS crew.
- No Pink Spandex Episode 43: Interview with Steve Cardenas (Sep. 27) - Includes listing of upcoming convention appearances Steve will make in the next two months.
- Rangercast Episode 67: The Home Stretch (Oct. 22) - The crew chats about Home and Away II, PR Super Legends for Nintendo DS, casting news for Jungle Fury, and JF toys.
- Rangercast Episode 68: Rangercast On Location @ Akiba Fest J-Pop Halloween Concert Ball (Oct. 31) - Impressions on an event in Virginia and an exclusive interview with Psychic Lover, a rock band that contributes to many Sentai soundtracks.

- A Helping Hand by scifislasher (IS, Adam/Skull, K/G)
- Beginnings by scifislasher (AU S.P.D., Jack/Sky, K/G)
- Caught in the Middle by scifislasher (MMPR S2, Rocky/Adam, K/G)
- Crystal Ball by itsbuttery (OO, Gen, K/G)
- Cultural Variations by scifislasher (AU S.P.D./Dekaranger crossover, Jack/Sky, Bridge/Tetsu, T/PG-13)
- Drabbles: one MMPR, three Lost Galaxy, two Time Force, and three S.P.D. by welleg_fic (Adam/Rocky, Leo/Kai, Mike/Maya, Wes/Eric, Wes/Jen, Sky/Bridge, Syd/Z, K/G to T/PG-13)
- Driving Lessons by madkrazyghetto (OO, Gen, K/G)
- For Love or Dinosaurs by tktrix (S.P.D., Sky/Bridge, K/G)
- Love and Hate by blu_eyed_demon (MMPR S3, Adam/Rocky, K+/PG)
- Moments in Time ch. 7 by scifislasher (LG, Leo/Kai, T/PG-13)
- Of Love and Bunnies ch. 80 by CrazyGirl47 (MMPR/DT, Tommy/Kim, Jason/Trini, Adam/Tanya, Kira/Trent, T/PG-13)
- On the Wings of Rage by scifislasher (AU S.P.D./SG-1 crossover, Jack/Sky, T/PG-13)
- Snowball's Chance by angel_negra (S.P.D., Jack/Bridge, T/PG-13)
- Soul's Bonds ch. 13, ch. 14 and alternate ending/interlude by shurifanstuffs (S.P.D., Bridge/Sky, T/PG-13)
- The Same Thing, Over and Over by scifislasher (MMPR S2, Rocky/Adam, K/G)
- The Wrong Story by kikos_ai (S.P.D., AU S.P.D./SG-1 crossover, Jack/Bridge, Sky/Bridge, Jack/Sky, T/PG-13)
- Who You Are by scifislasher (AU S.P.D., Jack/Sky, K+/PG)

- Art: Xander Bly-Magigreen by JerryisKukulkan
- Icons: 100 Bridge Icons (52/100 complete) by shurifanstuffs

Pictures and Screencaps
- Various pictures from rangers_daily: Adam Tuominen, Glenn McMillan, and Pua Magasiva (1, 2); Chris Violette; Dwayne Cameron; Firass Dirani and Richard Brancatisano (1,2); Gareth Yuen; Johnny Yong Bosch (1,2,3,4,5); Matt Austin; Melody Perkins; Rhoda Montemayor; and Rod Lousich
- Screencaps: Lost Galaxy and Time Force by welleg_fic

- Encode: Cybertron - V.R. Troopers pilot with Jason David Frank
- Music video: Hey Juliet by born2reborn (Xander/Tori, Romance)
- Music video: Home to Mamma by born2reborn (Nick/various, Humor)
- Music video: Tongue Tied by Catt001 (Mack & Andrew, Drama)

Challenges, Ficathons, and Contests
- National Novel Writing Month and Yuletide are both in writing stages, and both have various authors writing PR-based fic. NaNoWriMo accepts latecomers without issue, while Yuletide has a limited system.
- 2007 New Years Video Awards is acccepting nominations.

Editor's Voice
Preview for Power Rangers Super Legends console edition, because this particular editor is a video game connoisseur, or perhaps just a nutCollapse )

Did we miss anything? Got news for next Sunday's report? Send it to spandexreport@gmail.com.


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