Power Rangers HyperForce starts off this time pretty much where we left off. They are aboard their time ship exploring it because they have never seen one so advanced before. Later on we learn that it is a proto-type, a 2.0 of the standard time ship. While searching for stuff, the rangers find the beds, food area, med bay, etc. Also, Chloe by accident presses a “don’t press" button which in turns unlocks a compartment which has their new weapon, the Hyper blade blaster! A combination of the chrono blaster and chrono sword. However, they soon realize they aren’t moving. With the help of Alpha 55, Vesper starts up the ship to time travel, while Alpha inputs the location. They “Hyper Jump” to Angel Grove Oct 31, 1994. (You can start nerding out now.)
They figure the best course of action would be to blend in with the locals, trying to find a disturbance. Alpha is able to get them street clothes matching the time period. However, we soon find out they have no idea what Halloween is. I guess they don’t have that in 3016. Eddie and Jack know very little but try their best to explain it to the rest of the team. As they are teleported outside the ship, they notice children trick-or-treating. Marv gets scared as one of the kids is dressed as a demon. He then says something to the effect of “So…the kid defeated a demon and decided to wear his skin!?” Eddie not sure what to say replies “yea that could be it.” They watch the kids and Chloe decides they should go trick-or-treating too. She falls in love with candy corn. Marv then says that they should focus on their mission and continue searching for the Alliance. They end up at every teenagers favorite place to hang out Ernie’s Juice Bar!!! (the nostalgia.) They all split up to chat with the locals. Eddie goes to Ernie and gets a pineapple peach smoothie. Vesper, shows off her agility on the balance beam, bringing attention to herself and the others. Rocky, (yes it’s who you think it is.) asks them where they are from. Jack says "Stone Canyon". (sounds a bit familiar right?) Rocky then replies “I’m from there too, what area?” Marv thinking quick goes, “Oh what he meant to say was Summer Cove." (Haha, Ninja Steel.) Satisfied with their answer he turns back to Vesper and starts hitting on her! (Doesn’t go anywhere though.) Jack wanders off and spots on the news (remember that small television Ernie had by the counter?) that there was a strange hovering ship at Angel Grove’s park. He immediately recognizes it as the time ship the leader of the Alliance stole. He quickly gathers the team and they head off to face the threat.
Our rangers head to park and see a time ship hovering. As they approach thinking of a way to get in, they notice people being chased by people dressed in gray. Jack says those aren’t people those are monsters from the time period. (Yes! Putties!!!) The rangers rush into action helping people and begin fighting the putties. The dice were not on their side for a while lol. It did take them some time but they were able to destroy all the putties. Just as the last of them disappeared the time ship’s door opened and the monster of the week is revealed! Its a giant piece of evil candy corn! It greets the rangers saying its name is Candy Cornicus and wants to destroy them all for its leader. (You think it knows Pumpkin Rapper?) Not taking any chances the rangers shout IT’S MORPHIN TIME!!! The morphing call goes “HyperForce! “color” Ready! Power Up! They fight bravely using everything they got including awesomely named moves such as “Serpent Strike” and “Ram Rage Berserker”. They defeat Candy Cornicus but the Alliance leader comes out of the ship and their victory is short lived. The Alliance leader recognizes them as Time Force cadets and mocks them saying that they aren’t real rangers. He then opens fire on Jack twice severely injuring him. Seeing that they are no match for him, Marv gets Alpha to teleport them out before more damage can be done. Back on the ship Marv and Eddie get Jack to the med bay (reminds me of the med bay they had on the Astro Megaship in PRiS.) Jack’s vitals are pretty low and they are freaking out trying to stabilize him. But then the ship starts rattling and loses power. The Alliance apparently found the ship and is now attacking. The last moment in the episode Jack’s heart monitor flat lines…
It was definitely an interesting episode this week. Especially the ending with a cliffhanger as serious as this. Would they really kill off a ranger? Also, if so, so early in the season? It has only really been done once in Lost Galaxy. It also reminds me of boom comics as they push the boundaries of what Power Rangers can do. Allowing Power Rangers to grow in multiple fields, allows them to explore a darker part of the ranger universe. I guess these questions will be answered next week so tune in. As for the rest of the episode it played out really well. Malik Lim, our GM is amazing, she gets fully involved in every aspect of the game. I really liked her villain of the week, Candy Cornicus. Great cheesy like villain that we would see in an actual episode of MMPR. She also introduced a new element that is from actual rpgs, called “popcorn initiative” where players take turns during a battle and pick who goes next. Her passion for Power Rangers does not go unnoticed. Another major thing that happened this episode was the Rangers finally morphed! Boy did I love the morphing sequence. I'm sure the cast was so hyped in recording that. Plus, the MMPR music in the background was great just wish we were able to get more Ron Wasserman music like “Fight” or "We Need A Hero”. Another point I wanna bring up was the Rangers special moves, greatly named by Peter. Malika says during the episode, "It’s like Peter came up with them or something”. I gotta say they are great. Some examples are: Eye of the Phoenix, Cerberus Maul, Python Ambush, Lunging Strike, and Ram Rage Berserker. As the episode progressed we got to know more about the rangers. Chloe is my favorite with her funny personality and charm. Plus, I love candy too. She’s absolutely hilarious. Marv showed bravery in the face of danger, taking a big hit for his team against Candy Cornicus during the fight. Though he is still quick to act, I feel that he is learning patience is a virtue. For Vesper, I have a theory that she might be an android by the tone of language and how she says certain things. It wouldn’t be the first time an android has been a ranger. Just a theory might be too soon to call. Eddie as we established is a smart guy but he’s also a reliable guy as he was helping everyone throughout the battle. Really hope Jack makes it through...
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