Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Doctors Say It's Terminal Expanse - Lets Play Star Trek Online

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It's TUESDAY! Lets Play Star Trek Online!

That's right, SmackDown is not the only thing back on Tuesday nights... granted last week was more of a bump in the slot to make sure I can cover as many different things as possible. But let's get to this week's mission, "Terminal Expanse'...

Turns out that the events that lead into the the first of the JJ-Trek films was an 'accident', it's not the true history... hell this mission basically calls the now 'Kelvin Timeline' something that was not meant to be in terms of the Star Trek timeline. On top of that, this ties into the Temporal Cold War and the Sphere Builders that were a big part of Star Trek: Enterprise... but things said in this mission, actually relate to things said during the Icoanian War and the mission 'Butterfly', in particular with Clauda, a member of the Tuterian race that was erased from the timeline... namely that those members of the Tuterians that survived are the Sphere Builders... and they are quite pissed off at the Federations / The Alliance.

And knowing that... it's pretty obvious who the Envoy is when you think about it...

Anyway, their goal is to make a galaxy habitable for them, because they can only exist outside of normal conditions... and thus the mission is to stop them.As for the mission itself, it's light space combat with under-powered against Klingons, followed by fairly easy ground combat... then it's moderately difficult space combat against Ship Builder vessels . Nothing a casual player can't handle.

On top of that we encounter Admiral Garrett, who is apart of the 23rd Century missions for new characters that are created (I will do those missions in a few weeks), and we also get to view the bridge of the 'Kelvin / JJ-Trek' Constitution class ships, which is quite narrow, but it's pretty close in design of how it's seen in the movie. Now because I played this mission as a Romulan, the game recognizes that fact and Garrett has unique dialog when speaking to my character, so I'm expecting a variation on it for Klingon players... which could be a bit interesting, when I eventually roll a Klingon aligned character to play as.

Now next week, we're back to the Temporal Front missions, so it'll be a few weeks before we see Daniels again... will we learn about what's happening to his face?

The 8-Ball says eventually!

Till then, have a good one folks!

Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger - Quick Thoughts after 21 episodes

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This past weekend over on TubiTV, I noticed that they had Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger (translation Dinosaur Squadron Zyuranger)  among the shows they had to watch... and for those who may not know... this is the show that would be adapted for American audiences and became Mighty Morphin Power Rangers...and had some thoughts on some of the huge differences between the two shoes.

Keeping in mind I'm only up to when Burai (the Dragon / Green Ranger) gives up his grudge against Geki (The Red Ranger), but some of the huge differences in footage that was used include just about anything involving children, in particular the episode 'Get Small', which features the monster that would become Mr. Ticklesneezer in America, being a 'mistfit who gets yelled at', becoming friends with a kid who gets yelled at, and Bandora (aka Rita Repulsa) tricks them into causing some havoc and making them giant size... which means the Zyurangers basically had a monster battle of sorts where there was a giant kid involved. Needless to say very little about that episode really made it to American screens.

Also of note is a lot of the battles that would be green screened in to show something happening in the foreground, "Monkeys No More!" shows this with giant chicken facing the Zyurangers battle mech, in the background behind mountains... while in the foreground, a chest with two eggs is being battled over in a stange game of 'keep away'. Then there is Lamy aka Scorpina who had a good portion of her scenes that I've seen up to the Zyuranger version of 'Green with Evil' cut because children were in danger and a reoccurring plot involving the eggs wasn't used in Power Rangers.

I know the show had to be Americanized... and while they could've dubbed the original footage over to accomplish that... I think with the amount of time kids were danger (hell one ending up in a hospital, and another time one hanging from a ceiling while Bandora and her goons parade around him.) really forced the amount of footage that needed to be shot cause there is no way Zyurangers would've gotten passed the American censors. 

This is just a couple of things that stood out to me while watching the first 21 episodes out of 50. When I finish I'll have a full blog... and probably a vlog to go with it.

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