Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Captain Marvelous Transformed Into Major Disappointment Edition


The child and I have been casually watching the latest season of Power Rangers, in the hopes that the show will get super-awesome in time for the adaptation of the epic Gokaiger season in coming months.  Sadly, even at nine years old, she finds the American version to be a little too childish for her, and worries about whether am American Gokai Silver can ever be as cute as her crush, Ikari Gai.  At my advanced age, I’m pretty well-insulated against the empty feeling that comes when something you love gets altered into something merely mediocre, but the Widget hasn’t got nearly as much experience with the likes of Liefeld’s ‘Hawk & Dove’ or Solson Comics ‘T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents.’  Still, eventually something will break her heart the way the movie version of ‘The Mist’ did mine, at which point I’ll tell her about the time they announced a sequel to ‘Watchmen’ and it was mostly awkward and sad, which in turn begs a query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) is still hopeful that things could work out and the Gokaiger/Super Megaforce adaptation could be excellent, but is afraid it may never be as good as the original, asking: What thing that you’ve looked forward to in pop culture ended up being the most disappointing?