Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Gokai Changed-Beyond-Recognition Edition
News out of the Power Rangers franchise is that Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger (also known as “the awesomest thing in the history of ever”) will be adapted for American audiences as part of the second “season” of Power Rangers Megaforce in 2014 or so. On the one hand, I’m super-psyched that this show IS coming to America, as many fan reports were blowing smoke that it would never be adapted blah blah blah we-don’t-really-know-anything-cakes. On the other, I’m worried that the adapted pirate/superhero epic will lose all its charm in translation, and that any adaptation is just a recipe for disappointment and sadness. I recall having the same misapprehensions about the remake/re-imagining of ‘The Prisoner’ in ’09, fears which were fully realized by what I found to be a very disappointing who which utterly missed a couple of key points about the original.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) never forgave the new Battlestar Galactica for jettisoning everything that made it BSG, no matter how good the show itself became, asking: Would you prefer to see a favorite story adapted into something you don’t enjoy as much as the original, or no adaptation at all, leaving it to languish in obscurity?