“So one thing I don’t get.” Billy comments as they’re getting to leave the ship after another day of training to keep sharp. “Is that the Zords are supposed to be like an extention of us, especially in the suits.”
“Correct.” Alpha 5 nods.
“Except that when we were in the Zords, and got the Neural Link going, it was like they were trying to tell us stuff, but all I could do was button smash.”
“Yeah.” Jason nods, looking thoughtful. “I had a neural link with my Zord, but it was like there was like this weird disconnect between us.”
“Same.” Kimberly agrees. “I could fly, but… Trying to aim? Half the time I couldn’t hit what I was aiming at, even while looking straight at it.”
“Ditto.” Zack raises his hand, then grins. “Minus the flying part.”
Trini just rolls her eyes at Zack, then nods, silently acknowledging she’d had the same problem too.
“I’ll look into it.” Alpha 5 promises. If the Rangers weren’t connecting with their Zords properly, it could create bigger problems later on. “They’ve been asleep for 10,000 years, they may just need a little maintenance.”
“Well, if you need help, let us know.” Jason inclines his head, then leaps upwards through the water, heading back to the surface. Alpha watches them go, then walks back to the control room, his head bowed in thought.
Zardon watched silently from the wall for a while, thankfully allowing Alpha their calculations. The Zords for the most part were self maintaining, and capable of self healing. However, they were still machines, and like Alpha 5, had their own quirks and foibles.
“Zardon?” Alpha 5 finally spoke up, startling the former Ranger in the wall.
“-I think I may have forgotten to install the language pack in the Zords.”
(saw the movie with my little bro, Sean today. A++ on the characters, but the pacing and editing just draaaagged. This was Sean’s explanation for why they Rangers had so many problems piloting the Zords.)
Can I just say how adorable drugged!Illya is? He’s all disorientated and looks totally like a little lost puppy (I know he’s a kitten but when he looks at Napoleon with those puppy eyes, it’s like my love finally comes to rescue me) XD And I “enjoy” seeing Napoleon manhandles Illya, it’s a bit rough I admit, but you can totally understand it’s because Napoleon worries about Illya deeply. The ending isn’t all that satisfying, but we all know whom Napoleon spends the night with in the end :) I also made a funny post about this episode a while ago, if anyone is interested!