Saban and Shout! Factory release the first half of VR Troopers Season Two next Tuesday, May 14th. The little brother to the more popular Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, this show never enjoyed the success of its fellow fantasy action/adventure show. It only lasted two seasons. But even in those two short seasons, it still managed to offer plenty of campy fun and action, just like MMPR. While VR Troopers only lasted two seasons, it’s pretty obvious that even with such a short lived, show, Shout! Factory wanted to give proper respect to the show and its fans. Shout! Factory and all involved are to be highly commended for such a level of respect. The show’s shooting style is much like that of MMPR, too, even in the show’s second season. Now thanks to Shout! Factory and Saban, audiences can enjoy the latest set of episodes from this short-lived series beginning next week.
VR Troopers Season Two, Volume One offers audiences twenty more episodes including the five part event, ‘Quest for Power’ and the two part evil twin story arc, ‘Kaitlin Through The Looking Glass.’ And just as in MMPR, each episode offers not only plenty of action and comedy, but also valuable lessons. A prime example would be the season opener, ‘Mutant Mutiny.’ The lesson taught through this lesson is of loyalty. A mutiny attempting to overthrow the evil mutant leader Grimlord takes place in this episode. Meanwhile, Ryan’s friends show their loyalty to the team when Ryan is injured. Their loyalty to the Troopers makes his loyalty even stronger, and together, the trio overcomes the attempted Mutiny. It’s just one of many lessons taught. Speaking of which, another part of what makes this show so interesting for first timers is that each episode’s lesson is explained by Ryan at the end of each episode. Ryan narrates, as he is seen practicing. It helps to illustrate the moment of clarity of mind. The show’s writers did a good job in setting each episode in this fashion.
The lessons taught through the latest collection of episodes from VR Troopers continue what started in the show’s first season. The action sequences, gadgets, and high tech vehicles will take anyone pining for better times back in time to when they were children. And being adults themselves now, those same audiences that watched this show as kids can now pass it on to their own children, maintaining the show’s own legacy. Of course of all this is just positive to this new set of episodes. Audiences will also appreciate the triple-disc set’s packaging. Shout! Factory made itself a leader among multimedia companies thanks to maintaining its “tradition” of slim packaging for multi-disc sets. VR Troopers Season Two Volume One is no exception. All three discs in this set each have their own spot inside the case, which is small enough to hold a single disc. The first two discs sit back to back without touching one another thanks to dual disc insert that gives each one it’s very own spot. As with all of Shout! Factory’s previous multi-disc releases, this protects the discs, thus allowing them to be enjoyed over and over again; much longer than discs included in less conventional methods. So yet again, everyone at Shout! Factory is to be commended for maintaining this packaging format. That combined with simply bringing this retro classic back to life for the generation that grew up with it makes Shout! Factory that much more worthy of respect. While VR Troopers only lasted two seasons, it’s pretty obvious that even with such a short lived, show, Shout! Factory wanted to give proper respect to the show and its fans. And it’s just as obvious that when the final installment of this rollicking retro show that same level of professionalism and respect will be maintained for fans of all ages.
VR Troopers Season Two Volume One will be available in stores and online beginning Tuesday, May 14th. It can be ordered online at the Shout! Factory store at http://www.shoutfactory.com/?q=node/216942.
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