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Power Rangers Turbo Revisited Book#1-The Need For Speed

product_detail_826663148862An early Christmas present for you all. The first book in my series which rewrites the fifth season of Power Rangers: The Need For Speed 

 The Rangers are off to the race track to experience the “A.G 5000”. Meanwhile, on the moon, Lord Zedd, Rita, and the gang hit the jackpot and decide to spend it (un)wisely by putting a price tag on the heads of their greatest enemies.

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Turbo: A Power Rangers Sample

So yeah, here’s a try-out for another Turbo: A Power Rangers movie edit. I’ve opted to remove most of the opening act and open on Alpha detecting that Lerigot has arrived on Earth, and with the Rangers visiting Rocky in the hospital, with his back injury happening off-screen, I feel it gives the movie a more sombre feel. Also included is Bulk and Skull’s only appearance in this entire edit, as I cut out everything to do with their abduction and brainwashing.

Power Rangers (2017)-Wasserman Cut

I did three versions of this, this version, a funny Doctor Who/Class/PR trailer mix,  and a slightly longer one with the first MMPR movie theme over some scenes, but I was not satisfied with the latter. You can still find it on my Youtube channel if you’re curious though

 

The tone of the movie was practically begging for me to use the choice of music I went with here.

 

Power Rangers-No Trace of Glass

 

POWER RANGERS:

NO TRACE OF GLASS

Note: This fanfic contains major spoilers for the finale of Power Rangers Dino Supercharge, which has aired internationally. If you are sensitive to spoilers, do not read this until you have seen the episode.

In the year 3016, in the city of Silver Hills. Chaos was unfolding.

A contingent of raptors had broken free of their holding pens and was rampaging through the city streets. Citizens were gripped in a state of panic; some fearing they would too crippled by crippling anxiety to move until adrenaline kicked in and pushed them forward towards the nearest monster exits.

But for one mother and her child, this fear, this ultimate nightmare scenario, was swiftly made flesh. A horrifying reality.

The reality, three raptors, etched closer and closer to them, their backs pinned against a wall. They could not move to the right or left of them, nor ahead. The creatures encircled them on all fronts. Their jaws widening, their sharp teeth on display.

They moved in to strike, final prayers from the mother could be heard dancing across her lips.

And then her prayers were answered. A fierce round of laser blasts ignited the area, narrowly missing the raptors, but managing to startle them and create an opening for the mother and child to escape.

The mother fled south, and as she ran, she spotted the proud men and women who served under the Time Force banner rushing past her, rifles in hand, led by a woman in tight leather jeans and a black tank top, holding a crossbow in her hands. She placed a pink crystal-tip diamond atop it.

“Be sure not to hit them, keep them confused, long enough for me to coordinate my aim” instructed the woman as she raised her crossbow slowly and targeted the three as her men continued to rain down heavy duty firepower across the area, keeping them in a straight line. Now it was their anxieties that were manifesting, afraid of being struck, and that made them more dangerous.

The woman had to act fast, and act fast she did.

She took aim and shot the pink diamond from her crossbow, as it flew through the air, it separated into three pieces, which ignited into ferocious energy that, when it impacted on the scales of the raptors, illuminated them in a wild burst of cherry pink flame before forming an energy net around them that softly soothed them into slumber.

“If only you could have one of these for every occasion” remarked one of the Time Force agents.

“Too much pink energy is dangerous” the woman remarked.

She approached the sleeping raptors and stroked the side of one of them as it still seemed distressed.

“Easy there, easy” she said, stroking the side of one of the beasts.

“Progress Jen?” came a voice on her communicator.

Jen answered it.

“Raptors in this wing secure Alex, but I’d much rather discuss elephants”

“Elephants?” asked Alex.

“The distant elephants lingering in the room” said Jen, “You got some time to talk?”

“What is it you want Jen?” continued Alex, slight irritation in his voice.

“I need you to tell me all you can on the Morgan contingent” she said.

Alex hesitated for a moment. His gut instinct was this was going to lead to an unravelling of sorts, an end to the current order, and he once again felt compelled to avert that as he had done in the past, or was it present? Future?

But Jen’s instincts had been right before, and had saved the whole of the space-time continuum in the past. He decided to take the risk.

“Very well, the situation is looking grim across other sections of the city” he said.

Jen requested a ride back to Time Force headquarters. She got it.

Walking through the cold and dimly lit corridors gave Jen troubling memories of the last time the place had proven so uninviting, and memories seemed all she had now. Memories, but not experiences, she no longer felt connected to what she was reminiscing about, and that troubled her.

Troubled her to the extent she had begun seeking out answers.

She entered Alex’s office. Sitting in a large chair, her former fiancé swung around, carrying a tablet in his hand. He bent over the table and handed it to Jen as she etched closer to his table.

Jen looked at the imagery on the tablet, a string of visual imagery from inside an alien ship, several humans, armed with blasters, doing battle with the crew of the ship, one of them firing some kind of magnetron at the planet that ensnared a giant walking the Earth.

Eventually, the ship was sent into the heart of the Earth’s sun.

“This is a recording taken from the invulnerable black box of that alien ship” said Alex. “All hands were lost, except for the Morgan contingent”

“I had read stories about this, whispers from aliens who were resistant to sweeping changes in the timeline, almost through force of will”

“Kind of like us right?” said Alex.

“Time travel seems to shield us all from this kind of thing” said Jen, “For a time anyway”

“I hope that wasn’t a joke” said Alex, “At least not one with my sense of humour in mind”

“There was something important about this ship, something important about its cargo”

“Meteorites” said Alex.

“Meteorites…yes, they were important to Earth’s history. They caused the extinction of the Dinosaurs” realized Jen, “I remember that much, from the previous timeline, but…it’s close to fading. How come no paradox wormholes have opened up over that?”

“It doesn’t seem to be an issue this time, everything still happened, only Dinosaurs existed alongside humanity” said Alex.

“But that makes no sense…shouldn’t it? Humanity was created as way of nature adapting to the loss of the last dominant species, it prompted an evolutionary cornerstone, and how can it all just be as it always was when one factor taken out of the equation is allowed to remain in place?” Jen spoke, confused.

“There is one possibility that we’re thinking of sharing with the public on this matter…wishful thinking” said Alex. Jen didn’t exactly follow.

“Years ago, the Turbo Rangers were involved in a struggle involving a magical wishing coin…” Alex began, Jen cut him off.

“That’s how you’re going to explain it?”

“Magic doesn’t need an explanation” said Alex.

“You know what? Those were humans present on that ship, then that means they were time travellers, like us, so our next course of action is to go back and prevent them from sending that ship into the sun and averting the extinction of the Dinosaurs”, It’s that, or we risk the whole city coming unglued by what remains within the equation” snapped Jen.

Against character, fuelled by whatever lingering experiences were still committed to his changing memory, Alex listened to his gut over his rational mind once again.

“Very well, take your team and go” he said, “Go there in the moments before the Morgan contingent can board, carefully open a time window in front of the vessel, and allow it to pass through to a safe quadrant of space, but cut the cord attaching the meteors from the ship so that they can fall back down to Earth. No need to apprehend or reprimand the Morgan contingent for simply doing the right thing in their minds at the time. They are, after all, Rangers”

“And what about the giant?” Jen asked

“Use the Time Force Megazord” Alex replied.

“If I hadn’t jilted you, I’d kiss you right now” said Jen, and rushed out of the office to get changed.

Alex glanced over to the window to look out at his city. Mutants and Dinosaurs causing carnage together.

Shatter the intentions of those who mean to do us harm, yet leave no trace of glass“. He thought cautiously to himself.

 

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers-Return of the Green Ranger

Managed to cut down another Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers three-parter from season two down to just 29 minutes. This time it was “Return of the Green Ranger”. To acheive this I removed the entirety of the Dragonzord vs Tigerzord and Thunderzord clash, everything to do with present day Bulk and Skull (though retained their ancestors), and the sub-plot about Zedd wanting Rita to have a baby. I also reshuffled a few scenes.
The ending was very tricky to pull off, I had to make use of a “commercial fade” for the desired effect which was by no means perfect, but I think it still worked.

 

Power Rangers Super Megaforce-The Novel

This is the second of what I aim to make three novelizations of Power Rangers Megaforce episodes. I already novelised Mega Mission, which you can read here, and this will be where I deposit my “Super Megaforce” novelization.

As was the case with Mega Mission-The Novel, the story will have it’s own unique elements, characters, and situations, plus I decided to alter the ending ever so slightly, see if you can spot which episodes I borrowed for the new ending. I actually partially based it off a fanedit I made of the episode that I also hope to share someday.

 

Power Rangers: Super Megaforce-The Novel

Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers-Ninja Quest (fanedit)

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Ah Ninja Quest, I fondly remember hearing stories about this one from my brother when he got to see the UK premier of the story on SKY ahead of me. I thought he was winding me up. Rita has a brother? The Thunderzords falling apart? A different origin for the Ninja Powers than the one established by the movie? He’d been known to tell porkies before, so I sort of brushed it all off until I saw it for myself at Easter on GMTV.

That sight of the Thunderzords being destroyed has stayed with me all my life, it was one of the best cliffhangers in the show’s history, and the scene stays with you cheifly because of that impeccable and emotional outcry from Amy Jo Johnson as the Rangers powers fail them. It was effective and stirring.

The other parts are great too, but they don’t quite have the same gut punch or high stakes the first instalment had.

I also remember renting the video one time in the summer of 1996. The only time I was able to catch it, and I enjoyed many an afternoon watching it.

Going back to it for an edit, I realized how that it could be shortened from four parts to just two.

To acheive this, you simply  remove the ‘bulk’ of the Bulk and Skull junior police force recruitment storyline. Outside of one appearance at the beach from part one, we never see them again. I’ve seen a couple of great fanedits on Rangerboard.com that have managed to pack so much more action and stakes into their edits by removing Bulk and Skull from the narrative. Much as I love the lugheads, their prescense really stretches something out unnecessarily.

I was intially not going to bother leaving in Vampirus, and focus soley on Rito as the threat, but part two came out almost fifteen minutes shorter than the 30-minute or so part one. Even with the Vampirus elements added in again, it’s still about five minutes short.

But anyway, here you are, Ninja Quest as a two-parter. Hope you enjoy it.