We are back for the third installment of Power Rangers HyperForce! *Start off with grim music in the background* We left the rangers last week in a rather dire situation. They are trying their best to focus as they are under attack. The ship is shaking, warning lights are flashing, and sparks flying all over the place. After another blast, Alpha 55 says that they are using emergency power. The shields are barely holding… Then of course there's Jack clinging to life. Vesper finds a defibrillator just as he is flatlining and tries to restart his heart. The jolt of electricity is just what he needed as her begins to stabilize. Alpha stays to help Jack while the others head to the battle stations throughout the ship. There are three seats at central command and two more, on either side of the ship. They are searching of the Alliance’s time ship, thinking that's where the attacks are coming from, however, they see it’s the Alliance leader on the ground shooting energy from his hands. Apparently, he was able to track them following their Ranger energy? (Running theory, like how he was able to find the time force rangers in 3016.) Unfortunately, the ship's weapons were designed only to attack other ships, so it's not helpful. They brainstorm what they can do though most ideas are shut down since the ship is really taking a beating. Jack comes to and asks Alpha, what's happening. He gets up slowly and morphs, thinking of other weapons in the ship. He tells the other Rangers to meet him by the hatch, he’s got an idea. When they get there he is holding the Vector Weapons. (Those giant blasters from Time Force.) They combine to form the Vortex Blaster and aim it at the Alliance leader through the hatch, just as he himself is preparing a really powerful blast towards the back of the ship. (The rangers being above him on the ship get a good look at him. He is about 7 feet tall with broad shoulders, possibly shoulder armor, a cloak and hood covering most of him, however they can see his arms that are covered in bandages hiding his bleeding flesh.) They both fire at the same time! The leader’s blast hits the back of the ship as he was aiming for the engine. The Ranger's Vortex Blaster on the other hand hits him and he stumbles clutching his side. He looks up at them and says, “If you interfere again, you will die.” and teleports away. With him gone for now, our Rangers run into the next major problem. Vesper and Chloe head to the engine room, or well what's left of it and see that it has been pretty much all destroyed, including the Time Drive, which allows them to time travel. (At this point I was thinking, they could call Billy.) At least the cloaking ability on the ship is still working, it might be awhile before they could get it up and running again. Lastly, Alpha says that he did a reading of Jack’s body after the blasts he took from the Alliance leader and found mysterious energy residue on him but it seemed to have faded away after the defibrillator. (Maybe this was how the Alliance leader uses his energy to brainwash others???)
There’s a time lapse of a few days since, they are pretty much stranded and waiting for the Alliance leader to make his next move.
Eddie and Vesper are working on the engine room, seeing what is salvageable in order to fix it as soon as possible. Eddie is drawing up new plans and with him being a history geek, trying to figure out what they can use from 90s technology even though they find 90s tech to be very primitive.
Marv and Chloe get closer as they practice their combat skills in the Pocket Dimension (A training area similar to the one the MMPR uses in Boom! Studios comics!) They make a pretty good team especially with Marv’s fire attacks and Chloe’s wind attacks, combined to make a fire tornado! (I still 100% ship them. They feed off of each other's energy really well. We better get a kiss scene by the end of the series.)
Another scene takes place a little later Chloe and Eddie are playing around with their Insta-Kitchen 3000 making all sorts of burritos (Like Chloe’s pancake burrito.) But are interrupted by Vesper, who has a present for Eddie. They go into the common area away from Chloe, and Vesper hands the present to Eddie. She said that they’ve gotten to know each other move over the last few days and she’s really grateful to have a close friend. The present is a wrench with the words “Ranger Buds” painted on it. (The beginning of a ship?) They come back to the kitchen where Marv and Chloe have broken the Insta-Kitchen 3000 and food is flying around. Jack gets brooms and everyone is cleaning and playing around. Chloe and Eddie talk and she seems to have hinted that she likes Marv. (Yay lol)
Jack being older and more focused I’ll say, is in his room with a white board and he is making a timeline of everything that has happened and trying to figure out what the Alliance wants in this time period.
Just then the alarm sounds. Alpha gathers the rangers and says that there has been a time anomaly and that someone is missing from the timeline. When trying to figure out who, he discovers its Scorpina! (Awesome!) Jack and Eddie know of her as a ruthless villain that works for Rita Replusa. Alpha is then able to track down her last known location, the Angel Grove library. Before they go, Vesper and Eddie have a surprise for the team. They designed weapons for everyone! The funny part to this was that Vesper said they made them from random parts and the metal on Alpha’s ankles. (Lmao) Eddie has a trident and blades, Jack has a battle hammer that turns into a cannon, Vesper has an axe with 3 blades that turns into a shield, Marv has claws that turn into a fire shooting blaster and Chloe has a Hyperion Scythe and a Hyperion Bow. (She’s the only one that actually read the name of her weapons on the cards, maybe the others will later on.)
Our Rangers then teleport to Angel Grove library, where Marv spots a girl that looks like Scorpina. Him and Eddie approach her and start awkwardly talking to her. She says her name is Sabrina and clearly is annoyed at them, more so towards Marv then Eddie. In fact it seems that Eddie is almost like a spell. Scorpina using her charms. Vesper goes up them to “pretend" to be Eddie’s jealous girlfriend which actually snaps him out of it. He looks at her and remembers her present to him. Just then Sabrina leans back and all the windows turn black. (In my head I’m screaming “It’s a trap!”) The double doors of the library fling open with a gust of wind and a humanoid creature stands by the door. Scorpina gets up to talk with him. This humanoid figure is wearing an apron and wielding a hammer. It also seems to be made of volcanic rock. The rangers try to evacuate the building so that they can Morph. Eddie gets closer to try to listen in on the convo. The name of this monster is Vulcanus. (spelling is a hit or miss thing lol but clearly related to Vulcan a Roman god of fire and metalwork to keep it simple.) He wants Scorpina to steal Finster’s putty. Before the rangers can fully act she teleports away. Marv, again acting first not thinking it fully out Morphs and tries to attack Vulcanus. Vulcanus places his hand on the floor and energy seems to be gathering. Books fly in-between the two and form book monsters. Same thing happen to the furniture of the library. (I pictured something like the putties from the movie, not fully symmetrical and random items implanted/sticking out in them.) Using their new weapons and (pretty good dice rolling) they are able to defeat them with ease. Vulcanus is slowing leaving as the rangers are fighting, Chloe tries to shoot him with her bow but misses as he too teleports away. With no threat left at the library the rangers teleport back and begin to brainstorm, thinking if the Alliance leader is making allies maybe they should too, but the MMPR rangers are currently off planet. (Edenoi or maybe Phaedos) The last scene, the rangers head back to the library as civilians to help clean up. Marv and Eddie talk and it is revealed that Marv was a Time Force Officer before and his partner was Jack but there’s a secret that got him kicked off the force, but they agreed if he did community service and the academy again he can be an officer again. Wondering what that secret is now...
The overall tone to this episode was pretty light compared to last week. Once Jack was stable it was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders, like okay they aren’t gonna kill him or at least not yet. It’s not the show, so anything can happen. The cast were full of jokes and wisecracks, had me smiling and laughing throughout the whole thing. Some moments that I found pretty funny were when they got a good look at the Alliance leader and Jack said, “Man, this guy needs a doctor more than I do.” Or after seeing the engine, Vesper was like, “Oh, we could use body parts from Alpha to try to repair it.” And the training simulation Marv and Chloe made. Chloe added rainbows and marshmallow clouds, that was hilarious. I see relationships growing with the younger Rangers, we need a kiss scene. There’s no negotiating about it, it has to be done. As for continuing with the story, love that we are using Scorpina. She is a great character that should have been used more in MMPR. As for the Mighty Morphin Rangers being off world, I feel like that was a pretty good choice because it allows us to focus more on the HyperForce team. But I’m still up for a team up, unless it really messes with the timeline. And let's not forget about our GM. I Feel like I focus a lot on the Rangers but Malik of course is an integral part of the show. I have so many praises for her, she’s absolutely amazing in bringing this world into my imagination. I feel like I’m actually watching an episode of Power Rangers. She plays all the other characters and each one having a different demeanor or expression. She quickly goes into it and just has a blast the entire time. Love her. Last points I want to touch on: love the roman influence name for the monster well played. As, someone who has read about Greek and Roman myths, it's fun and there’s so many possibilities that can happen. Also, I wanna know what the Alliance is up to, I know the putties is for monsters but I have a feeling there’s something more than meets the eye here. *Crosses fingers* hopefully the Alliance tries to use Serpentera next week lol. Last thing comment below what you think Marv’s secret is??? Will it hurt the team once it’s revealed???
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