Oh dear... this is going to be one for the road. And at 4 parts long too. Oh man.
: After watching ALL four parts of it, yeah... I really didn't like Operation Overdrive. And yeah, I heard the actor who played the Black Overdrive Ranger... is a god damn thief. Don't believe me? Watch Part 4 and you'll see what I mean. It happened I think at Power Morphicon at 2007.
I also made this comment. It went a little something like this.Operation Overdrive... worst season. Had good ideas, bad execution.
I stomached through it all and I will say... it is bad but not THAT bad. Sadly enough, because of how bad it was, Disney was going to return the rights to Power Rangers to Saban in 2010. They sadly didn't because Jetix Europe and Bandai wanted Disney to have them do Jungle Fury and RPM. They insisted to Disney that they should do it and keep on going.
What we end up getting instead are two seasons that are better. A lot better especially RPM, a season where Disney's management came to them and say, "This is the last season. Do whatever the hell you want." That was all it needed to have RPM be one of the best Disney-Power Rangers seasons ever. It was the last season before Saban bought the rights back in 2012. It was also during the time that ABC abandoned their Saturday morning lineup a year prior in 2011.
Yeah, I looked it up. That's how I know. But either way, great job with this. Looking forward to the next one... Jungle Fury. Ironically, Jungle Fury was the last season Bruce Kalish produced for Power Rangers before he moved on to doing Aaron Stone.
Yeah. The season was so bad that Disney was willing to return the rights to Saban but they didn't because JETIX Europe and Bandai (the companies I believe that make the toys) respectively insisted that they do. The rest is history as we got two more seasons. They did get better but RPM basically blew it out of the water. And yeah, the next season after Overdrive was the last season Bruce Kailsh ever produced before he moved on to doing Aaron Stone on Disney XD. To be fair, I have no hate for Bruce. He tried. He had potential and good ideas but meddling changed that.