It's a great week to be a geek. Yesterday we saw Katee Sackhoff and James Van Der Beek star in the amazing, R-rated Power Rangers fan film, and a day later there's an excellent live-action Dragon Ball Z pilot with killer effects and awesome cinematography to enjoy. Get this in your eyes: it's so good.
It's the pilot episode for a new fan-made series called Dragon Ball Z: Light Of Hope.
Here's the synopsis for the pilot episode:
In Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope, Gohan and Trunks fight against the unstoppable Androids #17 and #18 and try to save as many human lives as possible. The young Trunks must grow up quickly and learn from his mentor, Gohan; but with battles to fight on both the outside and inside, how long can they endure, and where will they find a light of hope? Subscribe, support and share if you want to see more episodes!
This series is an adaptation of “The History of Trunks” TV Special. In this timeline, Goku and the other Z Warriors are dead. This is the story of Gohan and Trunks in their battle to survive against the Androids.
Dragon Ball Z: Light of Hope is a non-profit, live-action Dragon Ball Z web series. It’s made by fans, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by the official license holders.
That last bit is especially important, considering that less than 24 hours after it debuted on the web the creators of that Power Rangers fan flick are getting flak from Saban over the use of their IP.
Enjoy it while you can.