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Extr@ French Lost Episodes / Season 2 (Extra German, Spanish)

Extr@ was a sitcom made to help people learning a language whether it’s French, German, Spanish or English that you should watch, here is the reason why. Only problem is that the show only lasts 13 episodes and while it’s not a story driven show you do grow to like the characters and you want to know what else happens and if your perfect couple got together. While the show finished and leaving us on a cliffhanger about what happened, I”m here with the information of what exactly happened.

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Whether you followed Sam Scott, Hector Romero along Annie, Anna, Ana, Annie Taylor, Sacha Sascha, Lola, Bridget Evans, Nico, Nic Pablo, Nick Jessop in the English, French, German, Spanish versions they all followed the same script and used the same sets. Only some jokes and dialog had to be slightly modified to better fit the language in question. The actors did give each role a slightly different take on each of them as well but besides that the 13 episodes are exactly the same. The interesting thing here is he English version actually got 30 episodes and thanks to them we know how the story was going to continue after the last episode. So while they couldn’t find the budget to continue the other language versions, here is the episode list for the other 17 episodes.
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Looking back on.. Mighty Morphin’ Alien Rangers – Power Rangers

During the <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>final season of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers</a>, near the end we got a new intro and a new set of heroes as the main cast had been transformed to children, that it really was is that they wanted to use the cheaper Japanese footage they had available and therefore created this mini-series.

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I don’t remember much as a kid what I thought of it but it was definitely a radical change. In hindsight I think it’s awesome they incorporated the Sentai footage of the suits into the show by having them be Rangers from another planet; Something that has happened a few times since but those are not Alien Rangers, figure that out. The logo is the only one on all the seasons that breaks the mold which makes people with slight OCD like me crazy. Really odd that they’re called Alien Rangers as if its their official name and another thing to bring out your OCD is that its the only ranger team that isn’t “Power Rangers” but “Alien Rangers”. This is gladly fixed in Power Rangers Zeo where they are called The Alien Power Rangers fixing my biggest yet stupid issue that i have.


As for the mini-series itself well… It’s fairly strange, I specifically remember the last time I saw Power Rangers as a kid was the last episode of S3 before the alien rangers mini-series begins with Zedd and the others gigantic and the rangers as kids however I also remember watching what happened in the alien ranger saga. Now in hindsight watching all the Alien Ranger mini-series is awesome almost as if a lost season of the show and too bad we didn’t get more kakuranger morphed footage but what we got was still great. The Zeo quest in the mini-series really did set up Zeo perfectly and would’ve made the transition better for those watching. Of course at the time I thought it was just another random quest like the sword of light or whatever that was quickly forgotten, little did I know the show would change formats.

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I liked Goldar/Rito being underground as the comedy duo was a lot of fun, definitely brought the missing roles of Bulk and Skull to the show. Hydro Hog was awesome and I’m glad he was set up as being the “big bad” of Aquitar and not just a random monster of the day. The fact that the Zords look exactly like the Shogun Zords was always really weird and is weird even now, I don’t even know what the explanation in the Japanese show is but I was glad to see the previous Zords still make an appearance.

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The whole Aisha power transfer to Tanya was so weird and badly handled, I just remember as a kid not caring much since I didn’t like Aisha anyway but this time I liked her and it was sad seeing her go like that. Billy being the only one who wasn’t a kid was cool, I liked seeing him and wow! He really does look like he evolved a lot character wise from the first season. I found it odd that every time Tengas attacked he was useless, I mean he fought countless of monsters without morphing and here he just stands around and let’s the alien rangers do all the work, it would’ve been nice to have him fight and even morph into the classic suit one last time especially since they knew he wouldn’t be a ranger next season.

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This finishes Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers since it’s technically part of season three. The bad news is that it actually ends on a cliffhanger so you are kind of forced to watch Power Rangers Zeo if you want some closure. It’s really an end of an era while transitioning to what the franchise became in constantly changing themes just like in Japan. But what makes Power Rangers a strong franchise has always been the <a href=””>continuity between the seasons</a>.

The Super Mario Archive

I think a Super Mario has been one of the first video games most people have played whether it was on the original NES or even with the latest Nintendo console. No matter what I always preferred Mario over the likes of Mickey Mouse who apparently Mario is more recongnizable among kids than Mickey and this has been true for many decades. Here you can find a tribute to our favorite Italian Plumber with all articles written about him
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Extr@: the show for those learning French / Spanish / English / German Extra

Understanding Spoken French in TV shows or movies was always very difficult for me and I was recommended this show that was a Friend’s like sitcom for those who are learning the language to start off and train my ear. I wasn’t feeling too hopeful but I looked it up and checked it out and I have to say it was exactly what I needed.

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As mentioned the show was made for people learning french and while you can see some Friends like influences, it’s really its own thing. The premise is that an American named Sam Scott goes to France to visit a friend in France Sasha and there she meets her roommate and neighbor Nico The show does reek of edutainment but in a good way since it’s fun instead of also feeling like a cheap sitcom. It really hits a nice balance. Continue reading Extr@: the show for those learning French / Spanish / English / German Extra

Looking back on… Power Rangers Zeo

Last week we finished the last season of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers which is a direct lead to Power Rangers Zeo. As you know Saban decided to change the format of Power Rangers with the fourth season and decided to follow the yearly sentai theme more closely and not only changing villains and mecha but also the suits. So let’s take a look at everything that the last season built up and if it delivered.

Before Zeo even began they aired some shorts leading up to the premier which is called “the Zeo Serial” which all the short together make another “episode” and it’s cool; This never aired where I lived but it would’ve gotten me super excited in fact as a kid I probably thought Power Rangers was cancelled as it got taken off the air after Season 3. I did find out about the other seasons not long after and even got to see a little of Zeo and Power Rangers Turbo but for the most part the franchise was dead in my area. Dragon Ball and Video Games kept me from being too sad about it though and I moved on. The Zeo serial works fine I don’t know why the fandom mentions that it’s non-canon because of A Zeo beginning, it can still fit, I mean what’s Power Rangers without a few retcons?
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MiscRave digiculture Shortcast Archive

MiscRave The Digiculture Shortcast Podcast!

A show that talked about a variety of topics from discussion on latest announcements in tech/politics/geeky topics or just going down the memory lane and analyzing a specific narrative. Old episodes were pruned so if a link is no longer active just contact me for a new download link at sdp @ miscrave .com

Episode 152: The End
Episode 151: Wrasslin’ Memories
Episode 150: Crypto Crypto Crypto
Episode 149: X-Mas Trees and Memories
Episode 148: Thanksgiving Thanks
Episode 147: Updates and Future
Episode 146: Pokemon I choose you Movie expirience
Episode 145: Geeking on TMNT and Jurassic World
Episode 144: Americanizing Dia de Muertos
Episode 143: Movies! Detective Pikachu, Spawn 2 and more
Episode 142: Justice League and The Last Jedi Trailers
Episode 141:How to get into the Halloween mood
Episode 140: Ataribox and Toys R Us
Episode 139: Surviving an Earthquake!
Episode 138: Apple Event / iphone x 2017
Episode 137: Movies: Indiana Jones 5, Jurassic World 2 Fallen Kingdom and Star Wars Episode IX
Episode 136: Death Note / Death of Miiverse
Episode 135: The Adventures of Pete & Pete / Lucifer
Episode 134: Words
Episode 133: Disney Streaming VS Netflix & The upcoming Karate Kid show
Episode 132: Pokemon The Movie, Harvey Birdman, One Punch Man
Episode 131: SDCC 2017 Aftermath
Episode 130: Toxic Avenger, Ataribox, Planet of the Apes, Marvel’s Spider-Man
Episode 129: Toxic Avenger & Professor Layton World
Episode 128: Toxic Crusaders Avenger & Gridman???
Episode 127: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom thoughts
Episode 126: Ataribox and Atari history
Episode 125: E3 2017 Aftermath
Episode 124: E3 2017 Predictions
Episode 123: The end of the school year
Episode 122: Finding New Music
Episode 121: Fidget Spinner Craze
Episode 120: Learning a Language
Episode 119: Nintendo’s Portable Future
Episode 118: NES Mini and SNES mini production
Episode 117: Social issues & Star Wars The Last Jedi
Episode 116: Rise of the TMNT
Episode 115: Is Power Rangers Cool again?
Episode 114: Wrestlephever
Episode 113: The Matrix Rebooted
Episode 112: Site Updates
Episode 111: Kong Skull Island
Episode 110: Nintendo Switch Launch
Episode 109: Power Rangers Movie
Episode 108: Too Many DC shows
Episode 107: Fire Emblem Heroes
Episode 106: Tamales Day
Episode 105: Re-negotiating NAFTA
Episode 104: Nintendo Switch Presentation
Episode 103: 2017 Forecast
Episode 102: Looking back at 2016
Episode 101: What is Digital Culture?