Power Rangers : Episode 102

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Power Rangers [2017]

What: The breakfast club bands together to save the wold with crystals and robots.
Directed by: Dean Israelite
Starring: Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G, Ludi Lin, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston

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Show Notes

Dinosaur extinction event

Dinosaurs spotted in the Cretaceous period. The K-Pg (Cretaceous-Paleogene) aka K-T (Cretaceous-Tertiary) extinction event (the one with the comet). Hypothetical competition with the vulcanism explanation. Morgan Freeman, Brian Cranston, and Christopher’s favorite move, the “Zap Brannigan”

Zap Brannigan style

Get off my lawn

Damn teenagers being irresponsible, endangering others and themselves and whatnot. But then they get superpowers so I guess it’s cool.

Life seeding and crystals and whatnot

Origin of life on earth: crystals. Pro tip: it’s really hard searching online for science things about crystals because all the results are woo woo nonsense. The Prometheus problem. The sameness of all life (that we see). Bipedalism seems to be a generally useful adaptation, I guess. Yay us.

Alien Language

Christine Shreyer created the Eltarian conlang for the movie. Here is an interview where she discusses her work on both Man of Steel and Power Rangers. Erlang is a programming language, in case you get confused. Sources of ancientness that she used in the construction. Language change over time and how to avoid it.


10,000 nukes. Calculating the gold tonnage needed to create a Goldar. Recovering splattered riches. Places to find Goldar-sized gold deposits.


Combat strategy. Our best Zord ever idea: MANTIS SHRIMP.

Controlling a Mega Zord

It’s basically Octo Dad, Or QWOP.

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