November 26, 2016


Actor and director Ron Glass has died. You can read the full story here.

Depending on your generation, you either knew him from Barney Miller or Firefly. Glass also made appearances on Saturday morning as Kwanseer in an episode of Disney's Aladdin and as a news anchorman in an episode of Superman: The Animated Series. He also had the recurring role of Randy Carmichael in Rugrats, its related media and spin-off All Grown Up! He also provided the voices for Dr. Lazenby and Tech #2 in the Recess movie School's Out. 


(Cartoon Network, August 24, 2013-December 6, 2014 US
TV Tokyo, April 5, 2014-March 28, 2015 JAP)

Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Spin Master

Ben Diskin (English) – Toxsa Dalton/Valorn, Eurus, Orangor, Mr. Dalton
Miyuki Sawashiro (Japanese) & Yuri Lowenthal (English) – Gen/Dormus
Masumi Asano (Japanese) & Nika Futterman (English) – Beni/Venetta
Keji Fujwara (Japanese) & Brian Beacock (English) – Mr. White, Mr. Black
Shigenori Soya (Japanese) - Boreas
Yosuke Akimoto (Japanese) – Vilius
Crispin Freeman (English) – Vilius , Slyger/Mr. Yuzo, A.I. System
Hisao Egawa (Japanese) – Granox
Steven J. Blum (English) – Granox, Boreas, Mr. Nash
Atsushi Imaruoka (Japanese) – Slyger
Chafurin (Japanese) - Beag
Kyle Hebert (English) – Beag, Notus

            This was a rare case of an anime airing in North America before it was ever seen in Japan.

The principal cast of Tenkai Knights: Vilius (top left), Toxsa/Valorn, Ceylan/Tributon, Guren/Bravenwolf, Chooki/Lydendor and Gen (all bottom).

            Canadian toy and entertainment company Spin Master was looking for a way to market their line of Ionix construction blocks. The Ionix blocks were part LEGO and part Transformers in that not only could they be used to build as is, but the blocks also shifted into other forms and shapes to which other Ionix blocks could be added. Having found previous success with Bakugan, it was decided that an anime could best serve their purposes and they teamed-up with Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions to make it happen. The result was Tenkai Knights. 

Vilius and the Corrupted.

            The anime focused on the peaceful cube-shaped planet named Quarton that was populated by shape-shifting living bricks called Tenkai. The planet became ravaged by a war between the Corekai Soldiers, led by Commander Beag (Chafurin & Kyle Herbert), and the Corrupted Army, led by the ruthless Lord Vilius (Yosuke Akimoto & Crispin Freeman). Vilius sought to obtain the source of Tenkai energy for his own uses, and the only ones that could oppose him were his former allies: the Tenkai Knights. The Knights defeated Vilius and his Tenkai Dragon, resulting in its fragments being scattered across the planet and the Knights disappearing.

Mr. White in the Shop of Wonders.

            On Earth in the year 2034, four young teenage boys were unknowingly marked to become the next generation of Tenkai Knights as Vilius and his forces began to renew their attacks on Quarton. Guren Nash (Meguru Takahashi & Johnny Yong Bosch) was the leader, able to transform into Bravenwolf and used a Tenkai Sword and shield as his weapons. Upon moving to Benham City with his father (Tomoyuki Shimura & Steve Blum), Guren became friends with practical joker Ceylan Jones (Akemi Kanda & Todd Haberkorn). Ceylan could transform into Tributon and used a Teknai Crossbow and Arrow Blaster, along with a shield. They would be joined by athletic Chooki Mason (Risa Taneda & Bryce Papenbrook), who could become Lydendor armed with a Tenkai Kunai Saber with Chain and shield, and tech geek Toxsa Dalton (Maki Mizuma & Ben Diskin), who could become Valorn with a Tenkai energy lance and shield. A recurring joke would be when Beag expressed confusion over a pop culture reference made by the Knights; not knowing they weren’t the same Knights he once knew. The Earthen Knights operated out of Mr. White’s (Keji Fujiwara & Brian Beacock) Shop of Wonders, where a portal to Quarton was held in the basement under the guard of Guardian Boreas (Shigenori Soya & Blum). The Guardians were the protectors of Quarton and largely responsible for the formation of the Knights.


            Over on Vilius’ side along with the Corrupted Army, he had special agents which he frequently employed in plots against the Tenkai Knights in order to acquire the power for himself. His two prominent henchmen were Granox (Hisao Egawa & Blum), whose armor resembled a rhino and had the strength to match, and Slyger (Atsushi Imaruoka & Freeman), a sneaky and cunning being in panther-like armor. Vilius also employed Tenkai Knights of his own: Gen (Miyuki Sawashiro & Yuri Lowenthal) was able to transform into Dromus, which was a darker version of the Bavenwolf armor, and Beni (Masumi Asano & Nika Futterman), who could become Venetta and sought the destruction of both worlds due to her father spending more time searching for Quarton than spending time with her. The Guardian Eurus (Hideyuki Umezu & Diskin) would help Gen and Beni in their quest to aid Vilius in an attempt to restore the balance of Tenkai Energy he felt Boreas disrupted by helping the Tenkai Knights.

Slyger and Granox's Earth forms.

            To differentiate between the two worlds, different animation styles were used. On Quarton, the characters were depicted as computer-rendered brick forms reminiscent of their toy counterparts. On Earth, the characters were done in traditional-looking animation resembling actual humans. Natives of Quarton, however, looked more like humanoid robots with squared features and unique skin tones. 

The Guardians: Notus, Boreas, Eurus and Zephyrus.

            Interestingly enough, while Tenkai Knights was a fully-produced Japanese anime, it wouldn’t begin airing in Japan until April 5, 2014 on TV Tokyo (several affiliates would further delay the broadcast by one or two weeks). Instead, it first aired in the United States beginning on August 24, 2013 on Cartoon Network, followed the next month in Canada on Teletoon. The series was animated by Japanese studio Bones and the music was composed by MoNACA. The series utilized four different themes for the Japanese version: the opening theme was “Get the Glory” by Ayako Nakanomori, while “Shunkan Diamond” by Rurika Yokoyama, “Victory Bouquet-gonna gonna be hot!” by Cyntia and “Legendary Flare” by Pile were used as the ending themes over the course of the show’s run. Studiopolis handled the English dub of the show. Shortly after it began, 10 weekly webisodes called Tenkai Knights: Origins would be published on YouTube acting as a prequel showing the downfall and rise of Vilius to the series’ main villain.

Beni hanging out with the other Knights.

            The series would follow the Knights on a quest to find the cubed pieces of the dispatched Tenkai Dragon and the keys that would unlock either its good attributes or its evil ones. Vilius’ ambitions would lead him to betray Gen, driving him to join the Knights against him. Beni initially joined the Knights as well as a ruse, but became a genuine member over time. The Knights themselves would learn more about Quarton, the history of the Knights and their own abilities; unlocking various modes that would give them new armors and powers. And, as if the threat of Vilius and his army wasn’t enough, a plague began befalling Earth called “Brickification”, which was when a person or object would turn into bricks that could temporarily be reversed by the core bricks that powered the Knights’ armors. Tenkai Knights was written by Akiko Waba, Hiroshi Ōhnogi, Jin Kanada, Naohiro Fukushima, Nobuaki Yamaguchi, Ryȗjiro Shimatomi, Shakeko Samon and Yuuichi Nomura, with the English scripts written by Ardwight Chamberlain, Tama, Brandon Auman, Mark Henry, Seth Walther and Marty Isenberg.

Guren and Ceylan looking at Quarton.

            The series ran for a single season of 52 episodes, ending its run on December 6th, 2014 in North America. The Japanese run ended on March 28th, 2015 with only 51 episodes as the clip-show episode “Looking Forward, Looking Back” only existing in the English dub. The producers of the show had lofty ambitions, with the official Twitter account making a claim that they hoped to produce 1,000 episodes. While the ratings, even in reruns, justified it, and the show’s official Facebook page unofficially announced plans for a second season in 2014, additional episodes have, to date, not yet appeared. The show has been dubbed in other languages and shown in additional markets since its initial premiere.

            Phase 4 Films took the first few episodes of the English dub and edited them together into one 72-minute movie, which it released on DVD and iTunes as Rise of the Knights. Beginning in August of 2014, four different box sets were released in Japan by Happinet and Victor Entertainment covering the entire series. Kaze Anime released two box sets in France that came with a figure and trading cards, as well as six volumes in Germany containing 42 of the episodes. In September and October of 2014, Bandai/Namco Games released Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle for the Nintendo 3DS. Spin Master has also produced a line of their Ionix toys based on the show, handling the distribution in North America while Happinet handled the Japanese releases.

EPISODE GUIDE (translated Japanese titles in parenthesis):
“Two Worlds (The Hero, Braven Appears!)” (8/24/13 US, 4/5/14 JAP) – Going to a mysterious shop sends Guren Nash and Ceylan Jones to Quarton to become the new Tenkai Knights.

“Tenkai Dragon Cube (Secret of the Tenkai Dragon)” (8/31/13 US, 4/12/14 JAP) – Mr. White and Boreas explain Quarton’s history to the boys before they return and are joined by Lydendor and Valron against Vilius’ troops.

“The Rising Fire (The Four Heroes)” (9/7/13 US, 4/19/14 JAP) – Guren and Ceylan track down the other Knights’ alter-egos and they agree to join forces in finding the Dragon Cubes.

“The Power of Four (Unite! Fire Bird)” (9/14/13 US, 4/26/14 JAP) – The Knights learn they can combine into the more powerful Prodojet while a key goes missing on Earth.

“Vilius Revealed (The Strongest Enemy, Vilius)” (9/21/13 US, 5/3/14 JAP) – The Knights grow overconfident with the ease of finding cubes as Vilius decides to confront them personally.

“The Tenkai Kid (A New Power, X-Mode!)” (9/28/13 US, 5/10/14 JAP) – In exchange for helping around the store, Mr. White teaches the Knights how to unlock their Titan modes.

“Tributon Extreme (Ceylan’s Desperate Battle!)” (10/5/13 US, 5/17/14 JAP) – Tributon fights to unlock his Titan mode while Dormus steals the next Dragon Cube from them.

“Chooki’s Mojo (Get Back the Luck!)” (10/12/13 US, 5/24/14 JAP) – Chooki becomes jinxed to save Toxsa, turning him into a klutz.

“Valley of Secrets (Guided by Beag)” (10/19/13 US, 5/31/14 JAP) – The Knights have to rescue Beag from the Valley of Secrets after he helps them achieve a new Robofusion.

“Toxsa 2.0 (I Don’t Like Hard Work!)” (10/26/13 US, 6/7/14 JAP) – Toxsa secretly goes to Quarton to train where he ends up captured in Vilius’ latest attack.

“Two Sides to Every Coin (Revrsal! Good and Evil)” (11/2/13 US, 6/21/14 JAP) – Dormus uses a Core Corrupter to make the Corekai evil as they try to raid the Dark Fortress.

“Dragon’s Key (Hurry, Guren!)” (11/9/13 US, 6/28/14 JAP) – While Toxsa and Ceylan hold off the Corrupted, Guren and Chooki search for the White Dragon Key.

“Vilius Unleashed (Great Decisive Battle)” (11/16/13 US, 7/5/14 JAP) – The cubes are combined and taken by Dromus, and Guren reveals his identity to Vilius before defeating him.

“Lost Key (One Step to the Future!)” (11/23/13 US, 7/12/14 JAP) – Vilius captures the Tenkai Dragon.

“Tenkai Rogue (Formidable Enemy! Vendetta Appears)” (11/30/13 US, 7/19/14 JAP) – A new villain appears on Quarton while Beni and Gen scheme on Earth.

“Oh No, I Didn’t (Why We Fight)” (12/7/13 US, 7/26/14 JAP) – Ceylan’s self-doubt leaves him to wonder if he has a place on the team.

“Robofusion! (Fish up, Chooki!)” (1/4/14 US, 8/2/14 JAP) – Chooki has trouble fishing on Earth while Vilius manages to finally draw on the Tenkai Dragon’s energy.

“The Key to Evil (Activate!)” (1/11/14 US, 8/9/14 JAP) – Eurus helps Beni and Gen to keep things in balance, and sends out evil clones of the Knights.

“Extreme Titan (I’m the Hero!)” (1/18/14 US, 8/16/14 JAP) – Wakamei follows Toxsa to learn where he’s been spending his time while the Corekai and Corrupted fight over a tablet.

“Double Crossed (The Mysterious Gen)” (1/25/14 US, 8/23/14 JAP) – The Knights fight against some of Dromus’ experiments.

“Checkmate (Decisive Fight! Intellectual Battle)” (2/1/14 US, 8/30/14 JAP) – Gen attempts to sabotage the Knights by destroying Chooki’s confidence.

“Dromus Betrayed (Venetta’s Betrayal)” (2/8/14 US, 8/30/14 JAP) – The Guardians try to keep the Corrupted from going to Earth while Beni reveals her identity to the Knights.

“Dragon Key Quest (Put on Hand! The Key to Black Heaven)” (2/15/14 US, 9/6/14 JAP) – Beni helps the Knights find the Black Dragon Key.

“The Battle Begins (Last Night’s Decisive Battle)” (2/22/14 US, 9/13/14 JAP) – The Knights discover Gen’s identity but lose the Black Dragon Key.

“The Dark Unlock (Impact! Gen’s Past)” (3/1/14 US, 9/20/14 JAP) – While Bravenwolf fights Dromus, Vilius uses the key to unlock the Dragon’s evil side.

“A New Knight (Conclusion! The Strongest Mode)” (3/8/14 US, 9/27/14 JAP) – Dromus joins the Knights and the Dragon is split back into cubes that bond with them.

“Vilius Returns (A New Battle)” (3/15/14 US, 10/4/14 JAP) – The Guardians resurrect Vilius and he takes control of them and reclaims the Tenkai Dragon.

“Elemental Knights (Slyger Looming)” (3/22/14 US, 10/11/14 JAP) – The Knights gain new appearances and abilities from the energy they absorbed while Slyger is sent to Earth to kill their human forms.

“No ‘I’ in Team (Liar)” (3/29/14 US, 10/18/14 JAP) – The Knights head off without Guren so that he can attend a soccer game with his father.

“Corrupted Earth (Targeted Seiran)” (4/5/14 US, 10/18/14 JAP) – Granox is sent to Earth to tattack the Tributon.

“Dojo Mojo (The Black Guardian is Born!)” (4/12/14 US, 11/1/14 JAP) – Gen trains the Knights on how to combat the Guardians.

“Toxic Toxsa (Leader-to-Be)” (4/19/14 US, 11/8/14 JAP) – Beni convinces Toxsa to take over leadership of the team, but it quickly becomes problematic.

“Fright Knight (Disband! Tenkai Knights)” (4/26/14 US, 11/15/14 JAP) – A rift forms in the team when Ceylan beats Chooki at a training exercise.

“Beware Betrayal (Block Flower)” (5/3/14 US, 11/22/14 JAP) – Granox is sent after the Teknai Fortress while the Knights experience a problem with Brickification.

“Feeling the Heat (Revive! Sigma Mode)” (5/10/14 US, 11/29/14 JAP) – Guren is stressing over not being able to access his Titan mode, and his friends all have different ideas on how to help him.

“Hang Tenkai (True Friendship)” (5/17/14 US, 12/6/14 JAP) – Guren enters battle angry over Ceylan destroying his new skateboard while Vilius’ forces find the Tenkai Fortress.

“Fortress Revealed (A Yellow Promise)” (5/24/14 US, 12/13/14 JAP) – The Knights are forced to babysit Chooki’s cousin instead of planning a way into the Tenkai Fortress.

“Looking Forward, Looking Back” (5/31/14 US) – The Knights reminisce over their past battles to find a way into the Fortress.

“Dragon² (Fierce Battle! Tenkai Fortress)” (9/6/14 US, 12/20/14 JAP) – With both sides wanting the Fortress, it comes down to a battle of the Tenkai Dragons.

“Welcome to the Jungle (Big Adventure in Sararuland)” (9/13/14 US, 12/27/14 JAP) – The Knights and some of the Corrupted end up trapped on a planet ruled by the Beast King.

“The Race is On (Tenkai Quest IV)” (9/20/14 US, 1/10/15 JAP) – A live action role playing game becomes a serious race to the finish to claim a mysterious treasure.

“Monkey in the City (Another Earth?)” (9/27/14 US, 1/17/15 JAP) – The Knights end up on a copy of Earth charged with capturing Mr. White’s counterpart, Mr. Black.

“Ape Knight (Solve the Mystery! The Lost Jungle)” (10/4/14 US, 1/24/15 JAP) – To escape the jungle the Knights have to find Guren and change him back from a monkey bot.

“Scorpidon (A Desperate Tag)” (10/11/14 US, 1/31/15 JAP) – Orangor challenges Beag and the Knights to retrieve a flag off his head or be turned to stone.

“Red and Black (Emitting Black Whirlwind)” (10/18/14 US, 2/7/15 JAP) – The Knights return to Quarton and defend the Fortress from Vilius.

“The Four Beags (Fake Korigori!?)” (10/25/14 US, 2/14/15 JAP) – Vilius has the Corrupted Guardians take on Beag’s form.

“Heart Turns to Stone (Yellow and Beni)” (11/1/14 US, 2/21/15 JAP) – Venetta helps the Knights protect the Fortress from the Guardians while Guren and Beni babysit Chooki’s cousin.

“Too Close to Home (Fear of Tetra)” (11/8/14 US, 2/28/15 JAP) – The Knights defend Venetta from revenge, and Guren’s eagerness to save his father from Brickification leads the team into a trap.

“A New Element (The 5th Tenkai Knight)” (11/15/14 US, 3/7/15 JAP) – Dromus attempts to defend the Fortress on his own but realizes he needs to rely on his friends to help.

“Toxsa Blocked (Approaching Decisive Battle)” (11/22/14 US, 3/14/15 JAP) – The Knights finally access the Fortress while Toxsa touches a Brickified flower and becomes Brickified himself.

“Tower of Bricks (End of the Word)” (11/29/14 US, 3/21/15 JAP) – A device is made to combat the Brickification while the good Tenkai Dragon is corrupted by Vilius.

“Lone Wolf (And, Beginning)” (12/6/14 US, 3/28/15 JAP) – Bravenwolf uses the Tenkai Wolf to defeat the dragons, and Vilius merges with the Guardians to assume his ultimate form.

“Tenkai Five” (9/17/13) – Vilius betrays the Guardians and the Tenkai Knights to become the leader of the Corrupted Army.

“Off Balance” (9/24/13) – Vilius learns some new tricks as the Guardians’ mastery of Tenkai energy is revealed.

“The Best” (10/1/13) – Vilius ascends to the role of warlord.

“Corrupted” (10/8/13) – The Guardians dismiss Vilius over his craving for Tenaki energy.

“Shifting the Griffin” (10/15/13) – Vilius launches the Corrupted Army into battle.

“BlasTank Corruption!” (10/22/13) – Vilius changes the Corekai’s equipment into different configurations.

“Guardian’s Danger” (11/5/13) – The Knights fight back against the Corrupted Army.

“Clash of the Tenkai!” (11/12/13) – The Knights confront Vilius in the Guardians’ chambers.

“Titan Revealed” (12/3/13) – The Knights almost get the Guardians away safely until Vilius shifts into his most powerful form yet.

“Tenkai United” (12/10/13) – The Guardians are safe, but Vilius seems unstoppable.

Originally posted in 2016. Updated in 2021.

November 25, 2016


Florence Henderson, best known as the wholesome mother from The Brady Bunch and its spin-offs, died on Thursday. You can read the full story here.

Henderson guest-starred in three episodes of Loonatics Unleashed as Mallory Mastermind.

November 19, 2016


(FOX, February 5-February 17, 1996)

Saban Entertainment, Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment, Toei Company, Ltd., MMPR Productions, Inc.

David Fielding (archive footage) & Robert L. Manahan (voice) – Zordon
Richard Steven Horvitz (as Richard Wood) – Alpha 5
Robert Axelrod – Lord Zedd (voice), Finster (voice)
Michael Sorich – Squatt (voice), Crabby Cabbie
Jason Ybarra & Dave Mallow (as Colin Phillips, voice) - Baboo

            The second incarnation of the Power Rangers franchise, and the first of many name changes to come, Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers was a 10-episode mini-series picking up from the events of the third season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The mini-series has been regarded as both its own series and a continuation of the third season, the latter justified by the production codes.

The Alien Rangers.

            In a major gambit against the Power Rangers, Master Vile (Tom Wyner) unleashed a weapon that reduced the ages of everyone on Earth; including the Power Rangers, leaving them unable to access their powers. With a threat still looming, Zordon (Robert L. Manahan) summoned the Alien Rangers of the planet Aquitar to come to Earth and protect it while the Rangers figured out how to restore themselves. To do so required the young Rangers to travel through time to find and recombine the shards of the Zeo Crystal.

The Aquitians.

            Aquitar was a water-covered planet and home to the Aquitians. The Aquitians are human-like except for their facial features, and can only exist outside of water for short periods of time. The Alien Rangers possessed Power Coins created by Ninjor (Kim Strauss) as well, however they didn’t rely on Power Morphers and used the Coins to transform directly. The Alien Rangers were comprised of their leader Delphine (Rajia Baroudi), the White Ranger; field commander Aurico (Christopher Glenn), the Red Ranger; technical expert Cestro (Karim Prince), the Blue Ranger; fighting expert Corcus (Alan Palmer), the Black Ranger; and strongman Tideus (Jim Gray), the Yellow Ranger. Like the other Rangers, the Alien Rangers had their own combat vehicles called Battle Borgs; robot-like machines that could be controlled telepathically. They also had control of the Rangers’ Shogunzords. In order to combat the Alien Rangers, Rita (Carla Perez & Barbara Goodson) and Lord Zedd (Ed Neil & Robert Axelrod) summoned their arch-nemesis, Hydro-Hog (Brad Orchard). Hydro-Hog was the emperor of the Dark Waters on Aquitar and was known to have destroyed many planets.

The Battle Borgs an the Shogun Megazord.

            Alien Rangers debuted on February 5, 1996 and ran for a total of 10 episodes. The theme song by Ron Wasserman was modified to replace “Power” with “Alien” whenever it was used, with series co-creators Haim Saban (as Kussa Mahchi) and Shuki Levy handling the rest of the series’ music. The Alien Rangers became the first Power Rangers team not to feature a pink member, a single female who was also the team leader, and the first time that a major archvillain was destroyed in battle (Hydro Hog). Footage from the Super Sentai series Ninja Sentai Kakuranger continued to be used for the production as it was for Mighty Morphin season 3; the differing suits necessitating the brief removal of the traditional Rangers from the narrative.

Introducing Tanya.

            Karan Ashley, the second Yellow Ranger, had become unable to maintain the difficult production schedule the series demanded and wanted to leave the show. Her character, Aisha Campbell, was written out during her mission to retrieve her crystal shard from Africa as wanting to stay on the continent and help sick animals. While there, she met and befriended Tanya Sloan (originally to be named Kenya, played by Khanya Mkhize as a young girl and Nakia Burrise as a teenager). Tanya agreed to go back to the other Rangers in her place with the crystal. However, Tanya’s tenure as a Ranger wouldn’t begin right away as Goldar (Kerrigan Mahan) and Rito (Rob Papenbrook) stole the Zeo Crystal and destroyed the Command Center, leading in to the events of the next Rangers series: Power Rangers Zeo.

The Alien Rangers DVD.

            In 2012, Shout! Factory acquired the rights to release the series on DVD. That July, they released the complete Mighty Morphin series and the Alien Rangers mini-series in a 19-disc set at San Diego Comic Con. In August, they released the complete series (minus the exclusive Comic Con dressing) bundled with the season 4-7 collection and a Red Ranger action figure in association with Time Life. In November, the complete series received a wider retail release. September 2013 saw the release of the Alien Rangers episodes separate from the third season. After working out a deal with Lionsgate to get access to the most recent Power Rangers show at that time, a whopping 98-disc limited edition set called Power Rangers: Legacy was planned for December 2013, but ended up being delayed until January. In October 2016, Shout! released a new version of the complete set with new cover art.

“Alien Rangers of Aquitar, Part I” (2/5/96) – The villains prepare to invade Angel Grove while Zordon, unable to contact Ninjor for help, contacts the Alien Rangers of Aquitar.

“Alien Rangers of Aquitar, Part II” (2/6/96) – The young Rangers help the Alien Rangers against their foes while Alpha saves the command center from a bomb.

“Climb Every Fountain” (2/7/96) – Zedd and Rita work on a new plan against the Rangers as they begin feeling ill, and Rito plans to take the Ninja Coins away.

“The Alien Trap” (2/8/96) – Before the young Rangers can help the Aliens, Rito and Goldar attack.

“Attack of the 60’ Bulk” (2/10/96) – Zedd and Rita’s new plan involves turning Bulk into a monster, but their plan backfires when he continues to act like himself.

“Water You Thinking?” (2/12/96) – As the Rangers begin their quest for the Zeo Crystal, Rita and Zedd conspire to dehydrate the Alien Rangers.

“Along Came a Spider” (2/13/96) – Rita and Zedd use a spider to impede the Rangers’ progress.

“Sowing the Seas of Evil” (2/14/96) – Billy and Alpha work to prevent the arrival of Rita and Zedd’s newest evil minion: the Hydro Hog.

“Hogday Afternoon, Part I” (2/15/96) – Zedd sicks the Hydro Hog on the Rangers while he searches for the Zeo Crystal.

“Hogday Afternoon, Part II” (2/17/96) – Aisha sends Tanya in her place and proper ages are restored, but Rito and Goldar steal the Crystal before destroying the Command Center.