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Episode 252 - From Out of Nowhere - Part 2 
2nd-Jul-2011 09:35 am
Marvel - Girl Comics

Ok, let me get this out of the way first. I don't particularly like Andros. QR loves him. We both have a lot of feelings. (BITTER SHIPPER ME IS STILL BITTER. Also, Andros is not my particular brand of emo.)

So the five Rangers run out to face the Quantrons, and it is so nice to see some awesome mooks after the Pirahnatrons. Plus, unmorphed fighting for the Earth Rangers! Awesome.

So the Red Ranger nearly gets stabbed in the back by just standing there and watching the Rangers, but Ashley yells at him and he doesn't get sliced in half. Cue awesome theme song.

The Rangers win the battle and Andros demorphs. And this is where I am bitter. BITTER ASHLEY/CARLOS SHIPPER IS BITTER, OKAY? I never got over that. Ashley is all "OOOOOOOOH, PRETTY" and she's all "you're HUMAN" and Andros is all "What, there are humans on other planets" and the others are all "aliens!" like that's weird. UM, HI, YOU GUYS, ZORDON??? You fight all the time.

I do love that Cassie totally mocks Ashley for her obvious flirting.

Meanwhile, Carlos is busy trying to fix Alpha. Because he is awesome and techy and also needs hugs. TJ and the others are discussing their plans, and Andros fills them in on what happened. Andros is all "that gives me some time to rescue him" and the others are like "Yeah, we're all in this together" and Andros just basically tells them that they suck for being planetary Rangers since they know nothing about space.

Andros fixes Alpha's voice, and THANK GOD we get the ay yi yi yi yis again. SCREW YOU, OLD VOICE. Then he's all "I'm going to fix your shuttle so you can go back to Earth." Ashley comes over to see him, and she asks him about his home, and he says he never goes back to KO-35. Ashley figures that he doesn't like accepting help, and my dislike of Andros/Ashley is making me grumpy. GRUMPY.

So he leaves them on the planet and he's a jerk. So we're in for a lot of Red Ranger learns not to be a dick episodes. The Rangers are all "so we should go protect the Earth" and then they realize that Alpha is still on the ship. Meanwhile, they get attacked by Quantrons. MORE unmorphed fighting.

Back on the Astro Megaship, Alpha tries to convince Andros that he's an idiot. He repeats that they should be a team, and DECA backs Alpha up. Alpha/DECA OTP? Alpha points out that Andros is going to need help, and he thinks about the other four Rangers and decides to go back. Alpha is so pleased with himself. Oh, Alpha, I love you so freaking much. ♥

The Rangers are getting their butts kicked and are introduced to Astronema. Oh, ASTRONEMA. I love you so freaking much. How are you totally the best and hottest villain in PR history? She totally hits on Cassie, and it's amazing. She orders their DEATHS even, but luckily for the Rangers, that's when Andros shows up to rescue them. He hands them their new morphers (and I love the space morphers) and it's time to morph. Which is a great morphing sequence.

So, costumes. I think the color bar thing looks ridiculous. But I love the weapons. I do wish that one of the girls had a close ranger weapon instead of just shooting stuff.

They beat the Quantrons, but some of the X-Wings show up to shoot them, so they head back to the Megaship, where we find out that Alpha has programmed the black box from Turbo to do something. I kinda want Andros to hang out with Harlan from Space Cases.

They check the screen and find out that they're being shot at just before they get hit, and Alpha announces that the shuttle can link with the Megaship to form a Megazord, and it's part of Zordon's master plan. ZORDON, YOU GENIUS YOU. This is the best Xanatos gambit ever, and the Rangers form the Megazord, which... love. :DDDD Even Astronoma is impressed. Well, before she yells to destroy them! I love her so much. Seriously, HBIC.

So we get a tour of the ship and DECA keeps showing off her knowledge, and Andros turns her voice off. You FAIL, Andros. Andros says they need to fix the Megaship since it's not ready for a long distance voyage, and the Rangers suggest that they can go to Earth. Because apparently NASADA can fix an alien space ship. Right. Sure. Maybe Billy came back and is working at NASADA. That would explain some of it.

Of course, all they do is send Astronema to Earth, so fail. Still. This is EPIC.

2nd-Jul-2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
I think the color bar thing looks ridiculous.

Wow, I think I'm one of the few people who likes the color bar...

I kinda want Andros to hang out with Harlan from Space Cases.

LOL! Nice.
Oh, man, I loved that show. Still kinda do, actually. Hmmmm, Radu...

2nd-Jul-2011 06:45 pm (UTC)
I couldn't figure out why I didn't love Andros because Emo Ranger is usually my favorite but it is the type of Emo Ranger I think. Because Emo!Tommy and Trent are favorites of mine.

Cassie's mocking Ashley was my favorite. Also, being hit on by Astronema.

Maybe Billy came back and is working at NASADA

And then began helping on the Lightspeed project?

Edited at 2011-07-02 06:45 pm (UTC)
2nd-Jul-2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
I like Andros, its a nice change of pace from the usual positive all-perfect red ranger. He's a bit of a dick but the rangers call him on it and I LOVE them for it.

Cassie is so freaking adorable and TJ is his usual awesome self. Ashley and Carlos are even stronger here as well.

I think the unmorphed fights were amazing! I loved that they were darker and more brutal.

Viva Inspace!
2nd-Jul-2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
I'm not your level of bitter but I do wish they had kept Ashley/Carlos in part because they had just spend half a season building it up and because Andros belongs with Zhane so I'm with you in this one.
2nd-Jul-2011 07:56 pm (UTC)
I felt the same way about Andros- I was all STOP COCKBLOCKING MY SHIP, ANDROS. But over time and a recent rewatch, he's grown on me. BUT I STILL CAN'T SHIP HIM WITH ASHLEY. I prefer Andros/Zhane. I kind of hate that the show didn't even acknowledge the previous attraction between Carlos and Ashley. Ideally, I would have liked them to have ended up an item, but if they were going to drop that ship, couldn't they have had them try the old dating and realize they're better off as friends deal? Grandma Matchmaker felt like a way of officially sinking the ship, but it could have been handled better than that.

2nd-Jul-2011 08:13 pm (UTC)
I am a bitter scrooge about this season for non-shipper reasons, but Cassie's wondrous "It's Andros!" followed by Andros running back for the other rangers and handing them their morphers is truly one of the best sequences ever.

TJ celebrating his new color and not caring that he's been "demoted" is also great.

I'm torn on Andros.. I don't particularly like, but I appreciate what he brings to the dynamic. Plus Christopher Khayman Lee kicks ass in the role. IMO he's the first Ranger actor (Narvy and Schrier are flawless) who was a decent actor from the start, instead of growing into it.

Also torn on the morphing sequence. I like the morpher, the call, and the space theme, but the Rangers look sleepy :/

Drinking game of the season: Every time Astronema cries "De-STROY them!"
2nd-Jul-2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
I have a million things to say about this episode, among them slashy shippy things and crackpot theories involving Billy and Nasada shuttlecraft. But I'm about to run out the door to dinner and have zero time to type an essay, so I'll leave you with this:

The PRiS morphing sequence. Yes, is cool. Until you watch it on a large enough screen to read just what all those words are scrolling behind them and realize that they are ridiculous Engrish and HILARIOUSLY random.

The word 'idiot' is in there. Why this is a word Rangers would need while morphing, I have no idea.
5th-Jul-2011 01:57 am (UTC)
You know what is awesome about that Engrish? 90% of it is one- or two-word track titles from an album slapped together.

I wish I could remember what the album was at the moment. Guess I need to tighten up my reality gangster. :/
6th-Jul-2011 03:29 am (UTC)
I swear, I learn something new from you every time you comment. That is kind of an awesome trivia point.
3rd-Jul-2011 01:18 am (UTC)
Heeeee. Andros is my favorite Ranger ever, but. Yeah. He's an idiot for the first half of the season and a total asshole for the first several episodes. (I'd probably also ship Carlos/Ashley more if I'd seen Turbo first. Though I pretty much ship one big damn team (and Karone and Phantom) orgy now, so it's all sort of irrelevant. XD)

I have a half-finished (and by that I mean "I thought about it this one time and maybe I even made a document for it but have yet to actually write it") oneshot thing where he apologizes to/is lectured by DECA for turning her voice off because that's always bugged me.

The morphing sequence cracks me up. My brother and I spent forever studying crap quality VHS tapes trying to figure out WTF those words said.

21st-Jul-2011 10:37 pm (UTC)
I love Andros so effing much! He's such an adorable little anti-social emo. ♥

Of course, I saw In Space before Turbo (I majorly wore out the Psycho Rangers VHS tape from the local video store), so when I saw the Ashley/Carlos setup in Turbo, I was like, "Omg, wtf!!! Hell to the no, Ashley/Andros 4eva!!1" Or something like that. My personal theory is that Ashley and Carlos went out on a date, or started hanging out with each other more, and realized that they liked each other more as friends (hence their behavior in an upcoming episode). =)

Astronema is basically a HBIC, although it's hard to get over the acting. =/
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