Power Rangers HyperForce has started and it's definitely off to good start. The episode opens with a familiar face to many fans, fan favorite Erin Cahill who reprises her role as Jen Scotts (Time Force Pink). She's still a ranger, however, she's also a history instructor at the Time Force Academy in the year 3016. Found that pretty funny since she pretty much wrote history. In her class we meet cadets Vesper, Marv, and Eddie. Played by Cristina Vee, Peter Sudarso (Ninja Steel Blue) and Andre the Black Nerd. In true power ranger fashion they each have distinct traits. Eddie is clearly the smart one. Marv has a certain charisma to him but seems the jump the gun sometimes without thinking. Vesper has a thing for tech as she's playing around with a gadget she's made during class. Around the academy we meet our other two heroes, Jack and Chloe. Jack who's played by Paul "Bulk" Schrier, a veteran in the power ranger universe and fan favorite, is a beat cop who comes off as someone who you don't want to see if you're criminal. Chloe played by Meghan Camarena is another cadet but has this happy go lucky type of personality which I loved while watching. When we first meet her, she is helping herself to things in the evidence room. After meeting our future rangers, the academy gets attacked by brainwashed Time Force officers who are out to destroy Jen (and all other rangers). We also find out they call themselves the "Alliance". With quick thinking Jen try's to get to the bottom of things while doing her best to protect her students. However, they do split up as she says she has to get something that will help. But by the time they meet back up she's going head to head with the main bad guy (we don't know his name just yet) She gets defeated and is badly hurt. As the other come to help, the main badie escapes through a time ship. Jen hands them a case and says that she will do her best to fix things here while they have to follow the villain through time and stop them. When they get to the their time ship, they find Alpha 55! (Either King Lexian is still making Alphas' or maybe Adam Park after overdrive?) who tells them that there was a time jump to the year 1994 in a town called Angel Grove (mhm I wonder what's there???) The last part before the episode ends Jack opens the case Jen gave them and sees their morphers!
All in all is was a great start to the series. For someone who's a huge fan of power ranger but never really gotten into RPG games it was definitely an interesting experience. I really hope they do actually make the game available to the public in the future. (The dice, the cards, maybe even a morpher) The cast has great chemistry together especially Marv and Chloe, I do ship them lol. Maybe it's time another ranger couple actually kiss? Who knows. And I can't believe I've gone this far without mentioning Malika Lim, the games GM. She's absolutely amazing, brought the game/episode to life. She's very detailed and animated, it was so fun to watch a master at work. This couldn't have been a thing without her in so many ways. Not only is she the GM but she also designed the game. To one power ranger fan to another, I thank her from the bottom of my heart that we had the opportunity to experience power rangers in a new way. I can't wait for next week!
Toy Collector and Power Rangers fan
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