Why am I writing a post about Power Rangers? Well, I am married and have nephews and they are really really into Power Rangers, and when they come to visit, that’s what we always put on the TV via VOD or youtube to placate them. I never really liked Power Rangers when it first came out in the US in the 1990’s. I’ll tell you why in a bit. But this past weekend while babysitting my nephew Youn-hyuk, he kept clamoring for Power Rangers Captain Force. Seeing that via VOD that would cost money to watch, I went on the net and figured out that the Captain Force in Korea is called Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger in its original Japanese, and there were plenty of videos of that on youtube. But I think this is the first time we actually watched it together. Oh my gosh.. this is one of the best series ever! And now this article is going to be all over the place, because as I am thinking about all the things I need to explain… So if you would like to read more about something extremely geeky, then read on.
I will begin my disclaimer and say that I am a huge nerd.. and when it comes to new nerdy things, be they games, books, movies, TV shows, or comics, I never really just watch something, say it’s cool and be done with it. If I like it, I have an insatiable thirst for more, becoming obsessed with it. For example, I watched Professional Wrestling in college, and was hooked on it during the Monday Night Wars, so much that I would go rent videos of previous Wrestling Events. I’ve probably watched the original 3 Star Wars movies more than 100 times.. each. I’ve seen every episode of G1 Transformers… after my 30th birthday. There was a period in high school when I got hooked on Spider-Man comics, in an era that was known as the Clone Saga. This caused me to waste money on back issues trying to reassemble the whole thing, and then I bought even more back issues after that. I play pen and paper tabletop roleplaying games in an ongoing campaign once per week. I am a huge nerd, and if I think something is cool, I will immerse myself in it. That is because I want to know everything there is to know about it. Everything.