I think that’s part of the reason why the change was accepted. I also think, there are a lot of rules left over about how the show should be written and its formula should be part of the Haim Saban (original show creator) bible of what makes a show. Superman and it has been very strictly followed for a long time. I think under Hasbro there was a strong sense that, let’s make the show a little more modern. Make it relevant to audiences who are used to seeing more complicated fare because there’s a risk if something doesn’t change or evolve and it was originally rooted in the early 90s, if you If you don’t tweak that formula it can look like a museum piece if you’re not careful.
Let’s talk about the plot of the Void Knight. I like what the writers were able to do in turning a seemingly worst character of the season into a much more complex person. When the Void Queen blew up the ship Tarrick had built for them, I was really caught off guard. This storyline is very different from what we are used to with Power Rangers.
There’s nothing like a good inversion and nothing like actually subverting the audience’s expectations in a way where they say, “wow, that’s amazing” instead of “oh, I feel so lost.” lie”. So I think (plot) is a successful example of that. We know that Tarrick’s goal is to always have enough energy to pull the handle on his jukebox and bring Santaura back to life. That was his motivation, a lofty goal indeed. But the way he does it, because he’s unique, and a bit cruel, obviously has harmful and dangerous side effects for Rangers and the people of the city.
But we also knew that we wanted to change things up in the second half (of the series.) Basically, to increase the stakes and make Santaura more powerful for vengeance. We still don’t know why she wants revenge, but all will be revealed in due course. So Tarrick’s motivation is to cure his wife. Her motivation is to take revenge on humanity. Tarrick can’t afford that, because he’s not basically avenger. He just wants to leave Earth with his wife and start a new life.
That’s why when she blew up the spaceship and closed the door on that possibility, it was a huge moment for Tarrick, his entire future destroyed. At this stage, we don’t know how long she’s been in that tube and how long Tarrick has been trying to revive her, but you can understand it’s been quite a while. It makes him an empathetic character, because we can understand what he’s going through and what he’s been through. It also makes turning a bad character into a good character, or a less bad character, a little more sensible to you if you put that on screen. I think that’s one of the defining things about Dino Fury is that we’ve worked hard to give villains powerful and understandable dynamics that are more complicated than simply conquering the universe or killing Rangers or stealing power coins, you you know, it’s a normal thing Superman target for the villain.
That leads to what I feel is an overarching theme for the season. That people can change. Of course change is part of any drama but a lot of intrigue in Dino Fury problem solving, whether it’s Javi’s hobby and his dad learning to accept him, Ollie learning to respect Amelia’s ghost hunting, or Izzy’s mom taking her time to respect the fact that Izzy wants to wear a vest instead of skirts.
(With Izzy and her mother) you get the feeling that there have been frictions in the past and that an armistice is not easy. We found out about that in the episode, and they are now reconciled, and there is a strong and understanding bond between the two of them. So I think you’re right, I think the idea or theme of changeable people is integral to the season. I know it was an obvious decision behind the episode “The Hunt”, which temporary title for that episode was “Tarrick’s Good”.
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