These two dorks.
Really my big problem with Power Rangers Super Megaforce is not only does it not explain the pirate motif but it doesn’t even acknowledge it. Like their zord starts out as a pirate ship and they all have a skull and crossbones on their costumes and wield cutlasses and flintlocks and no one even seems to register this.
Really my big problem with Power Rangers Megaforce is not only does it not explain the pirate motif but it doesn’t even acknowledge it. Like their zord starts out as a pirate shit and they all have a skull and crossbones on their costumes and wield cutlasses and flintlocks and no one even seems to register this.
As a musician and a fan of Power Rangers, I friggin LOVE this!
WATCH THIS NOW! IT’S AMAZING!
All the wins.
I’ve heard many Asian Australian actors say “I can’t stand it when they ask me to speak in broken English in a bad Asian accent.” My answer to them is, “Don’t do it then. You’re just perpetuating a false stereotype.” Every actor has a right to say no. I’ve said no many times, sometimes at the cost of a job.
When I played the green power ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Storm, I spoke at length to the head writer/ producer and the costume department to subvert the stereotype. I played the geeky, computer genius that was going to become the final power ranger of the team. I told them I’d only do this if I could subvert the stereotype by being a cutting, sarcastic, charming geek who then becomes the most powerful of the group. They were very responsive to my concerns about stereotype and worked with me to develop the character. The green ranger ended up single handedly saving the team from near destruction during the series. I now have many ethnic fans who see me (or my character) as a role model.❞
I spoke to Jason Chan on Podcast Sentai Power Rangers and he was the coolest, most down-to-earth guy and talked about how he had inspired myself and my cohost Jose as nonwhite Americans who were the sort of computer geeks and could really relate to his character, Cam, as the sarcastic nerdy computer guy in this group of extreme sports rangers. He apparently still has people come up to him wherever he is (including Singapore) and telling him how he changed their lives. Plus, he’s just a really smart dude.
Well, she’s got a point…