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January 14th, 2008


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January 14, 2008


- Good and bad news on the animated Power Rangers front. Disney apparently isn't impressed with the animation pilot they've seen. They seem to be moving away from animation now, which means either more live-action or cancellation after JF. If you've been hesitating on the letter writing campaign, now would be a good time to join in. More details here.
- A supposed letter from Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney, appears on a Spanish forum, discussing the PR animated rumors. The original Spanish forum topic has since been deleted. Some Big Name Fans call shenanigans.
- More information on Sentai 2008 leaks. If the animated rumors turn out to be true, this may never appear on American TV.
- Matt Austin still hasn't closed down letters/videos for the documentary. Join in if you haven't already.
- Kamen Rider Dragon Knight casting scripts reveal that there will be a female Rider. While the source material did indeed have one female Rider, fans were worried since Dragon Knight press releases said there would be one less Rider than in the Japanese show. Now fans have instead moved their concerns over to the possibility of the Wang Bros. pulling a Saban and changing the genders of one of the originally male heroes.
- The Anime Central convention has added Jason David Frank, Steve Cardenas and Karan Ashley to it's list of guests. More details are here. Also, check the Editor's Voice in this post.

Next Episode Airtimes
- Operation Overdrive - Way Back When (ABC Kids - Jan. 19 at 12:00pm), Two Fallen Foes (ABC Kids - Jan. 19 at 12:30pm)
- Jungle Fury - Welcome to the Jungle 1 & 2 (Jetix/Toon Disney - February 18 7:00pm/7:30pm, ABC Kids - Mar. 22 at 12:00pm)
- Jungle Fury - Title SpoilerCollapse ) (Jetix/Toon Disney - February 25 8:00pm, ABC Kids - Mar. 29 at 12:30pm)

- In March, chaser figures of Lord Zedd and the MM Green Ranger are going to be released. Here's a good look at them.
- For Jungle Fury, a new morpher has been spotted; Micro Animal Zord sets have also been released; Shots of the Green Elephant Ranger, Battlized Red Tiger Ranger and one of the JF enemies can be found here; the Wild Jungle Set has been released, with smaller versions of the Rangers; and finally, also out are the Beast Battle Claws.
- "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - The Complete Season 3" has its German release date changed from December to January 28. Season 1 and season 2 have been on sale for months now. Seasons 1 and 2 cost 26.99€ ($38.83) while S3 is 27.99€ ($40.26), despite S3 having the same amount of discs and less episodes. Season 3's cover art can be seen here. The original English audio tracks are available on all three volumes, so get to buying.

New Communities
- pr_au100 is a new LJ community created as an alternate location to post AU fics due to issues with claim staking at au100. Write as many or as few fics to the provided 100 prompts as you want!

- Rangercast Episode 71: On Location @ Anime USA (Nov. 30) - The crew goes to the Washington D.C. anime convention and provides feedback, including an interview with Richard Epcar.
- Rangercast Episode 72: Animal Crossing (Dec. 10) - The crew discusses Jetix on Demand, KR Dragon Knight, House of Mouse, Jungle Fury and the animated rumors, and Matt Austin's documentary. The documentary discussion gravitates primarily around which Big Name Fans they think deserve to be in the film. Elsewhere, people complain that they missed the point entirely.
- Rangercast Episode 73: The Filler Arc (Jan. 6) - Discussion about what makes a good PR season premiere, and an interview with long time tokusatsu fandom member August Ragone.
- PodForce Episode 17: Intermission (Dec. 09) - Recordings of the pre-show and post-show hijinks of Rangercast episode 72. The newspost reveals that the podcast will be back on a regular basis in February.


- Meet the Real Me by lttledvl_writes (Sky/Z, PG)
- Buttery! by lttledvl_writes (Sky/Bridge, PG-13)
- You Make Me Melt by shurifanstuffs (Bridge/Sky, NC-17)
- Return to Normal by mariko_azrael (Max/Danny, G)
- Always All Right by mariko_azrael (Max/Danny, G)
- When You Least Expect It by mariko_azrael (Max/Danny, G)
- Bits and Pieces by mariko_azrael (Max/Danny, G)
- Bed Rest by mariko_azrael (Max/Danny, G)
- Answer by mariko_azrael (Max/Danny, G)
- Speed Things Up by mariko_azrael (Max/Danny, G)
- What Teammates Do For Each Other by mariko_azrael (Max/Danny, G)
- Lillies and Luck by mariko_azrael (Max/Danny, G)
- Hue by mariko_azrael (Katie/Domon [TimeRanger], G)
- Winter Warmth by mariko_azrael (Katie/Trip, G)
- You Can't Pick and Choose by scifislasher (Jack/Sky, PG)
- Not What You Expect by scifislasher (Jack/Sky, PG)
- Dark Places of the Soul, Part 2 by scifislasher (Kai/Leo, PG)
- Mornings Like These by scifislasher (Kai/Leo, PG-13)
- Little Things by scifislasher (Jack/Sky/Bridge, PG-13)
- On the Sidelines by scifislasher (Adam/Rocky, G)
- What If? by scifislasher (Adam/Rocky, G)
- A Game of Strategy by scifislasher (Jack/Sky, G)
- Out of the Woodwork by scifislasher (Adam/Rocky, G)
- Eyes Wide Open by scifislasher (Adam/Rocky, PG)
- A Step in the Right Direction by scifislasher (Adam/Rocky, G)
- Untitled by blu_eyed_demon (Adam/Rocky, PG-13)
- First Day by welleg_fic (Kai/Leo, PG)
- Team Building with Jack Landors, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, by starandrea (Jack/Sky, Cruger/Kat, Rose/Charlie, Z/Bridge PG-13)
- Birthright ch. 2 by jadetate (AU post-S.P.D., T/PG-13)
- Dark Wings ch. 14 by jadetate (Turbo, T/PG-13)
- Circumstance by hieispike (Ninja Storm, Blake/Tori hints, K+/PG)
- Of Love and Bunnies ch. 84 by CrazyGirl47 (MMPR/DT, humorfic, T/PG-13)
- Sometimes, Things Blow Up in Your Face by pink_thunder17 (pr_au100, Prompt #14, Dino Thunder, Conner/Kira, T/PG-13)
- Untitled Christmas Fic by windchaserc (S.P.D., K/G)
- Moving On by RevolutionChick (MMPR AU, character death, T/PG-13)

- Sharks and Bisons: Nature's Best Friends by mariko_azrael (Wild Force, ship_manifesto for Max/Danny)

Pictures and Screencaps
- Various pictures from rangers_daily: Sean Cw Johnson
- Various manips from icanhasmegazord: Mighty Morphin and Movie

- Music Video: Come Down to the Sinkhole by daylightfire (IS/LG, Andros and Karone)
- Music Video: Red Falling Apart by MetallicRanger (In Space, Andros-centric)
- Music Video: Saved by the Bell by jadetate (Dino Thunder)
- Fic Trailer: For the Love of a Goof by Brezo18 (Ninja Storm, Hunter/Dustin)
- Fic Trailer: Moving On by RevolutionChick (MMPR AU, fic link above)

Editor's Voice

So, the Anime Central convention. Where is it? Rosemont Il. And runs from May 16 to 18. Why is this here? Well, for one thing, there are currently 3 former PR actors on the guest list and there's a chance of getting Bulk and Skull as well. A call is going out, sign up at the Acen forums and start requesting Paul Schrier and Jason Narvy. Schedule permitting, the maintainers of the con will book these two. And really? Who doesn't want more Bulk and Skull?

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


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