Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Geek Sightings #1: Power Rangers Command Center Now Church
Last night, I finally got around to watching the latest episode of "The Mentalist", one of my favorite shows on TV right now! The episode featured a church/cult, whose HQ looked mighty familiar to the Super-Sentai fan boys out there. I had no idea (NONE!) that this was a real building. It's called the "House of the Book", which is really a futuristically designed building on the Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University. This building has been used by a lot of TV shows and movies over the years. You can see it in "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny", Marilyn Manson's "Dope Show" music video and "The Lawnmower Man". And, of course, the "House" was used as the Power Rangers headquarters from "Mighty Morphin' " thru "Power Rangers Turbo". Who knew?