Sunday, September 30, 2012

More Megaforce News

     With the fact that it is a slow news time for the Pokemon community, I figure I will cover Power Rangers Megaforce.  The one new piece of information to come out was the slogan.  Like "rangers together, samurai forever", PRM will feature a slogan "Earth's Defenders, Never Surrender."  In other news, according to rangercrew.com, the filming and production process began today for Megaforce. 

Source:
http://www.todotvnews.com/portada_top.asp?nota=ediciones%20digitales/despliegue/ale_filas&documentid=120926195807-2c9670e3ca6848f99cea0321b0c998db

For Reference:

MMPR-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
MMAR-Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers
PRZ-Power Rangers Zeo
PRT-Power Rangers Turbo
PRiS-Power Rangers in Space
PRLG-Power Rangers Lost Galaxy
PRLR-Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
PRTF-Power Rangers Time Force
PRWF-Power Rangers Wild Force
PRNS-Power Rangers Ninja Storm
PRDT-Power Rangers Dino Thunder
SPD-Power Rangers SPD
PRMF-Power Rangers Mystic Force
PROO-Power Rangers Operation Overdrive
PRJF-Power Rangers Jungle Fury
RPM-Power Rangers RPM
PRS-Power Rangers Samurai
PRSS-Power Rangers Super Samurai
PRM-Power Rangers Megaforce

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Open Casting

   As well as being a college student that runs a free blog on blogger, I am also a screenwriter.  As of right now, I am in the scripting phase of my TV Show.  As of right now, I would like to say that there is open casting for voice acting and hiring for animators and storyboard artists.  If you are interested in applying for an opening, email a request to see the script for the Pilot Pt. 1 and Pt. 2.  The email you would use in this regard is tloaofficial@yahoo.com.

THIS IS UNPAID AS IT IS AN UNAIRED TELEVISION PILOT FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF PITCHING.  IF IT IS PICKED UP BY ANY COMPANY, PAY WILL BE NEGOTIATED.  DO NOT EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT A PAID JOB.  I AM SOLELY LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS.

Hey Execs, Pay Attention!



For a bunch of people that care about making money, it appears as though they would prefer to just follow their own lead and do things how they want.  Of course, I am talking about the programming directors of Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon.  I am not even going to bother addressing Disney Channel because they are way too far gone.  Now, it appears as though they are just ignoring the fans and doing what they think is best.  In this case, what they think is best is totally and abysmally wrong. 
                Here is a quick history of the competition of the three major networks from the 1990s to today.  Disney Channel specialized in TV programming based on its multiple “Disney Masterpiece” movies.  These include The Lion King, Aladdin, Hercules, The Little Mermaid and others.  Nickelodeon featured original programming such as Rugrats and Hey Arnold as well as the edgier shows Rocko’s Modern Life and The Ren and Stimpy Show.  For a time, Nickelodeon featured Looney Tunes and other retro cartoons, before the rights were bought by Cartoon Network.  Cartoon Network had Tom and Jerry and other original programming such as Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls.  Also, they had the Japanese anime block, Toonami.  I accredit the year 2006 as the beginning of the dark times.  This was the year that the Disney Channel released High School Musical.  For all that movie’s faults, it changed the landscape of children’s television.  Disney Channel created pop culture icons that were worshipped as heroes by kids of all ages.  Nickelodeon, in effort to keep ratings, started creating the icons too at the expense of the proven shows. After a few years of this gallivanting about like a bunch of morons, Nickelodeon made a few acquisitions.  The additions of the entirety of the Power Rangers franchise in time for the 20th anniversary season, Avatar: The Legend of Korra, and Dragon Ball Z Kai/Dragon Ball GT forced the other networks to begin making changes as well.  Cartoon Network began airing Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Problem Solverz.  Today, we find ourselves in the process of phasing out of the pop idol stage and returning to the days of animated comedy, rather than poorly acted comedy.
                Now back to the topic at hand, in the modern day, Cartoon Network is without a doubt winning out for the teenage and youth audiences.  So now, here I am to recommend things that the Execs at Nick can do to pull up its ratings:
1.       Create a grittier Power Rangers reboot for the season after Megaforce.  If it is rebooted as what it was with new graphics, in HD, and a grittier story line more aimed at the 18-25 age group, it would pull in tons of money in advertising.
2.       Drag on Avatar: The Legend of Korra for as long as you can.   It doesn’t matter how rediculus the storylines get, we will religiously follow the show.  I can guarantee that.
3.       Keep Dragon Ball to yourself.  And heck, while you’re at it, acquire Naruto, One Piece and other popular anime.  Nickelodeon needs programs like this to keep Cartoon Network fans away from Cartoon Network.
4.       Develop darker and edgier shows.  This is the reason that people watch Cartoon Network on Mondays.  The back-to-back combo of Adventure Time and Regular Show is dynamic.  Get shows like this (well you already made the terrific move of giving up Adventure Time) and you will remove some of Cartoon Network’s viewers. 
5.       Pay Saban whatever he wants to keep Power Rangers after Megaforce.  True, he may want to keep Vortexx with the rights, but the capability of running two new seasons of Power Rangers simultaneously would make him more money than one at eight in the morning on the CW.  Bonus points, create your own rangers or use pre-Zyuranger Super Sentai footage. 
Cartoon Network, just sure up that noon time slot to something that could compete against any season of Power Rangers and you win.  And I WILL be in contact about that.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Power Rangers Megaforce Info

     According to a source on Rangercrew.com, filming for the twentieth season of Power Rangers (Power Rangers Megaforce) is scheduled to begin this Sunday.  I believe that this will pave the way for an actual non-sentai trailer to air on Nickelodeon during the finale of Power Rangers Super Samurai.
     On a related note, Digimon has also been brought back by Saban Brands under the new show Digimon Fusion which airs in 2013.
  Picture Credit: http://issuu.com/worldscreen/docs/tv_kids_mipcom_2012/91

¡UNO!



                They’re back, and after a long hiatus after American Idiot (21st Century Breakdown never happened) Green Day is back and back on the level of American Idiot.  The strange thing about their new CD ¡UNO! is that it is a strange mix between the style of American Idiot and the style before it.   The CD, unlike the last two, has no underlying story for the listener to decipher, no attempt at making it to the radio, and most importantly, no sickeningly similar songs like on 21st Century Breakdown.  The CD is just pure, modernly defined rock, and at this point from a band attempting to stay relevant amongst the Justin Biebers, and Lady Gagas of the industry.  Songs that I think are better from the album include “Nuclear Family”, “Let Yourself Go”, “Sweet 16”, “Stay the Night”, “Carpe Diem”, and “Kill the DJ”.  I give the album a solid 8.5 out of 10 and I hope that ¡DOS! will be as good.
            The next review will be of The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling, or as I call it, the unofficial confirmation of the 8th Harry Potter book.   
Rating: 8.5/10

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Why Stick to the Classics



                After reading this title, you may be asking yourself, “is he insane?”  To answer that, no.  But why do we need to teach people about different literary elements through the use of classic literature.  Let’s be honest, a lot of high school students would rather have to read The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins or Divergent by Victoria Roth than 1984 by George Orwell.  Using these methods would be better than implementing the forced reading of a book that some people like while others can’t stand.
                Why is The Hunger Games not used in classrooms?  The answer is simple, it is not accredited.  However if we look at the definition of a dystopia, the Capital fits the definition perfectly.  A dystopia is a society characterized by human misery such as squalor, oppression, and disease.  The squalor is apparent as the members of the Capital are all rich while the twelve districts are all poor.  The oppression is the fact that the one small portion of society that rules can send twenty-three kids to their death annually with no question.  And the disease portion is less apparent but the entirety of District 13 is underground because of chemical warfare that decimated the land and rendered the people infertile. 
                That was for the high school level, but what about elementary school level students.  One great example is at the holiday season.  We should be teaching kids about each holiday and how they coexist.  Rugrats on Nickelodeon attempted to do this with the fact that Tommy was half Jewish and half Christian while Suzie celebrated Kwanza but there was never the convergence that all of them should work together for the common good.  There is one example that I can think of that would work.  The episode “A Season to Remember” from Power Rangers Zeo would fulfill this well.  This episode is best known for sending the entire fan community (both at the time and in the present) into a mad bout of simultaneous orgasmic pleasure that Tommy (the Mighty Morphin’ Green Ranger, White Tiger Ranger, Zeo Ranger V Red, the first Red Turbo Ranger, and Dino Thunder Black Ranger) and Kat (the Mighty Morphin’ Pink Ranger, Zeo Ranger I Pink, and the first Pink Turbo Ranger) get married and have kids and rage over the fact that the events from Power Rangers Dino Thunder tend to override these events (it’s a Disney-gen so it doesn’t matter).  That aside, the actual premise of the episode is simple, at Ernie’s, there is going to be a multicultural holiday celebration.  Each of the five rangers is showing some representation of a holiday.  Kat is Christmas south of the equator, Tommy and Rocky are Christmas north of the equator, Tanya is Kwanza, Adam is from Korea and celebrates nothing and one of their friends is Jewish.   So the story is that the Machine Empire steals their stuff and makes them turn against eachother (something that has never been tried before and never will be tried again).  It fails and it ends with the Jewish kid getting the Christmas tree.  This is what we should use to teach kids about equality, something that they would actually watch on their own and not stock videos.  One slight inaccuracy, Tanya is from Africa and as such would either be Christian or Muslim but she would not celebrate Kwanza. 
Both of these things are available at Wal-mart.  The Hunger Games can be found in books directly above Fifty Shades of Gray and the episode of Power Rangers Zeo is available on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Plus or if you prefer DVD, you can get it on the DVD Power Rangers Samurai: Christmas Together, Friends Forever on October 16th

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Welcome to my Blog

     Thank you for joining me on this blog.  If you found this, odds are you followed me on teenink.com or you read my review of the movie for The Hunger Games on TeenInk.  In any case, welcome to my blog.  I am a college student that will be running this blog in my spare time.  You can expect opinion posts to be made by 3:00 PM on Thursdays and Saturdays.  I will also post little reviews as relevant information comes out.
       Now to just make this clear, Adam Taylor is not my real name.  It is the name that I will be posting under.  Very few people will know what my real name is.  For those of you interested, the name is derived from the first two Black Rangers from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Zach Taylor and Adam Park.

     For anyone interested, I sell hobby items ranging from Football Cards to Power Rangers Samurai cards and mini-figures. For information on how to order, check out my site:

https://sites.google.com/site/hobbiesandcards/