As many, if not all, of you know, I have an 8 year old son. This means the TV tends to be on with kid shows playing. Right now he's on a Toon Disney kick, which means I get to be exposed to all sorts of 30 minute ads for toys. But right now the shedule has Power Rangers on right in the middle of his veiwing time. It's always dumb, so I rarely pay attention. Last night's episode was a version called SPD and the commander is this dog-headed individual. That's disturbing enough, but he's got a voice that makes me go kind of gooey. That's even more disturbing. But they managed to disturb me further.
Last night's episode had the commander out fighting in costume. How he's supposed to get that dog snout into a human shaped mask, I have no idea, but that's what they did. The constrast between the commander and the rest of the Power Rangers made me notice a few things.
1) the normal power rangers are short
2) the normal power rangers, in their skin tight suits, make me go 'eh'. I think they just look too much like kids.
3) I really can go all 'guh ha ha" over a faceless, characterless man-shape. and THAT is very, very disturbing.
I now find myself wishing the commander fought more, because I really want to watch that man move.. no, I really just want to watch that man.
This is so disturbing.