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Power Rangers SPD – Volume 2 & 3


Picture: C+     Sound: B-     Extras: D     Episodes: D



How a franchise like Power Rangers is still with us defies comprehension, but because of its militarism, conformity, corny dialogue that feigns meaning and that violence and power are the solution to everything.  The SPD (Space Patrol Delta) series is the worst and most overly junky and technologized mess yet.  Stakeout and Wired are the second and third volume in the series and each offer five degrading episodes.


The addition of non-white sis interesting, telling us that they are only worth including if they are “domesticated” and “assimilated”, representing some of the worst institutionalized racism in children’s television today.  I never liked this franchise to begin with, but being forced to watch it, I realize why it is even repulsive at a distance.  No wonder children are being left behind.


The 1.33 X 1 full frame image is as cheap looking as the show itself, with a mess of a mix of bad video effects and some of the worst editing in TV history.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has some Pro Logic surrounds, but they are annoying, pointless and are there to encourage more senselessness.  The two extras (“flight simulators” and Power Rangers Want You, which screams militarism all over) are so dumb that they should have skipped them.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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