As this year has been full of fail in terms of planning for San Diego Comic-Con 2011, me, Deb, and Rams were lucky enough to catch Power Rangers Samurai panel at the very least.
The panel started with introduction of the moderator, THE BULK himself, Paul Schrier. On the way to the podium, Paul tripped over (a little physical comedy) and laughter mixed with applause ensued. Paul then began to talk about his involvement with Power Rangers Samurai, and how it’s been wonderful to him. After the brief statement, Paul introduced the first (un-aired) episode of Power Rangers Samurai. The first episode introduces how the Samurai Rangers united to fight against
what I watched, this is frame-by-frame first episode of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger. I suppose I should’ve expected it since well… most, if not all of the series are carbon copy of Shinkenger. As always, like every Samurai battles, PUNS PUNS PUNS!! I think we went back home with mental bruises, seeing as how badly we got PUN-ched by this episode. I’ve stated my opinions on Power Rangers Samurai before, so I won’t beat down the dead horse with my Shinkenmaru. I will say that while watching the first episode, Rams whispered to us that he noticed the PRS actors were behind us few rows back.
Sure enough, after the first episode ended, the actors (all six of them) sat behind the table on the stage. They began to talk about their experience filming Samurai and other things Paul asked them of. When the Q & A session rolled around, most everyone’s questions directed toward Paul. Being a gentleman that he is, Paul tried to direct questions to the actors. Unfortunately, they received few questions, one of which involving if they watched the Super Sentai counterpart before. however, there was this one moment, when a little boy talked about how he liked the show and asked if the actors can hug him. I may be heartless (ask anyone), but even I can tell that was quite a touching moment. Maybe Power Rangers Samurai isn’t so bad. Maybe, just maybe, kids like him genuinely do love Samurai for what it’s trying to do.
After the panel’s over, we talked to Paul after waiting a few minutes. By the Megazord, is this guy a tremendously nice person. He thanked us for coming, we talked about how we loved him growing up watching Mighty Morphing Power Rangers, and many more. Definitely, this was the highlight of the entire day, and the one instance I don’t think I’ll forget anytime soon.
Great, now I’m looking forward to Morphicon 2012.