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Palpatine in Star Wars

If there's any villain in Star Wars that's really bad-ass and deserves a tribute, it's the Sith lord Darth Sidious otherwise known as Palpatine.  Though he was a total mystery, all that was known was that he was a human raised by Darth Plagueis whom he killed after learning the secret to manipulate the Force to create life, hence he may have been Anakin Skywalker's "father".  So there hasn't been any clue of whether or not Shmi Skywalker was his slave but there is a possibility.
Maybe during time time he raised a Zabrak to his apprentice he dubbed as Darth Maul, he was a successful senator but known also for his lasciviousness.  He had some relationships possibly with slave girls and he fathered Triclops by some concubine.  So perhaps during that time, he may have also sired Anakin Skywalker either by the Force or natural conception but that's just my speculation.  So that may make Triclops the half-brother of Anakin Skywalker since Ken, Triclops' …

Jonathan Tzachor's Writing in Power Rangers

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Well I'd like to give my critic on Jonathan Tzachor's writing.  Here are the two seasons he's involved in: Power Rangers Wild Force (his best) vs. Power Rangers Samurai (his worst but or maybe it's because I'm all grown up?!).  So here's what I think:

Power Rangers Wild Force- It potentially had the power to become better than Gaoranger in some ways.  Cole Evans was a pretty interesting character (and well, I think his conception brought the birth of comedic but way more bad-ass Jan Kandou in Gekiranger, both jungle boys) and that Master Org was simply wicked.  Gaoranger was a good series but IMO Wild Force had a little more drama, making the show not a copy/paste work.  Despite the flaws of Wild Force, it's a pretty awesome season although Rick Medina did turn out to be a douche. :(
Power Rnagers Samurai- Oh boy, this is a bad season IMO.  Why?  Well, he's not being creative.  I believe that Saban wanted an Asian red ranger but didn't get it but the…

Chinese Adaptations for Japanese Anime

If there's one trend that seems to delight me is when Japanese anime does not only go live in Japan but also if it gets a Chinese adaptation. Yeah.

Here are just a few of the Anime series that have been given a live Chinese adaptation and what I think:

Hana Yori Dango- It became the basis for Meteor Garden 1.  However the ending was pretty different for the Anime vs. the Taiwanese version by F4.  Kaede Doumyoji was way scarier in the live version or maybe it's because the actress Zhen Xiu Zhen is really an awesome actress (I wish the actress were my mom and she'd teach me a thing or two about acting!).  It had a second season which wasn't as good while being original, it did deserve some praise.

Marmalade Boy- Ken Zhu and Stella Huang do their parts as Miki and Yuu rather well.

The Poor Prince- Vic Zhou manages to get his first main part here.  However there was a casting error making Ken Zhu the father of Vic Zhou, it's as stupid as Ti Lung being Jacky Chan's…