In April’s extra episode, brought to you by our supporters on Patreon, Zach and Eric discuss their time at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) with some Power Rangers surprises. They also talk about the latest news in the fandom, including: The original Power Rangers Movie in HD, Upcoming DVD releases, and Boom! Studios new “Go Go Power Rangers” series.
It’s Power Morphicon 5 time! In this episode, host trekkieb47 gives shout outs to the many friends he saw during the every two years convention we all love. He then reads your favorite moments from the convention in our Ranger Nation Answers segment.
Then we cover some of the biggest panels of the convention, including:
In this episode we welcome back Steven Zurita of Hyperdrive Pictures on Youtube. We talk about the new guests at Power Morphicon and Steven announces a new morphing video project to be filmed at Power Morphicon where he needs Ranger Nation’s help!
Then, we read your Ranger Nation Answers on if our listeners have ever watched Godzilla or Ultraman. Finally, Eric covers G-Fest 2016 with panels from Akira Takarada, star of the original Godzilla; Satoshi Bin Furuya, the suit actor of the original Ultraman; and Hiroko Sakurai who played Akiko Fuji in the Ultraman series.
G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. It is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. We want to thank G-FEST for hosting such a great event. For more information you can visit their website at http://www.g-fan.com/, like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/godzillafest and follow them on twitter at @GFEST_GFAN
On July 11th, host @trekkieb47 attended G-Fest 22. G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. It is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. Held every summer, it typically attracts more than 1000 attendees and has seen a gradual increase in attendance over the past few years.
In this episode we present Noboru Kaneko‘s panel in its entirety. Noboru-san played the character of Kakeru who transformed into Blazing Lion, GaoRed, leader of the Gaorangers. Gaoranger was Toei Company’s twenty-fifth production of the Super Sentai series, which aired in 2001, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the franchise. For Godzilla fans, Mr. Noboru is best known for his role as lead scientist Yoshito Chujo in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
Speaking of Tokyo S.O.S, at the end of Noboru’s panel we are including panel highlights from Masaaki Tezuka, Director for the Godzilla Millennium Series movies Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.