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While on business in
Japan in 1984, Haim Saban became
aware of the series Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger; the 16th
installment of Toei Company’s Super
Sentaifranchise. Zyuranger followed five (later six)
warriors from an ancient civilization of dinosaur-evolved humans who are
awakened from suspended animation in the present day when their sworn enemy is
accidentally released by astronauts. Saban was intrigued by the premise and
pondered if it could be adapted for an American audience. Saban purchased the
footage from Toei and commissioned a brief pilot to be cobbled together that
would illustrate the overall premise and feel of his proposed series.
shopped the pilot around to various networks for several years, each one of
them passing on it. Finally, in 1992, Margaret Loesch, head
of the Fox Kids
programming block at FOX, saw the pilot and the
potential it represented (Marvel Productions,
Loesch’s former employer, had considered its acquisition a few years earlier).
Loesch’s mind was further made up after she showed the pilot to her son and saw
his positive reaction to it. However, Loesch’s team didn’t share her enthusiasm
for the project. She gave Saban a 40-episode order and eight weeks in the
summer of 1993 for the show to prove itself.
The Power Rangers and their signature weapons.
Saban wanted the
characters of the show to be relatable to his audience. He contacted casting
Wallin and told her they needed a cast of athletic, ethnically diverse
actors—preferably with martial arts experience—for a new show. After seeing
over 300 people for a week, the producers narrowed down their selections to two
groups of five for the network to approve. FOX picked one, and Saban had
their Dino Rangers, as the show was
originally going to be called. Next
came the process of going through all the Japanese footage and pulling out all
the elements they could use in their show; namely anything that didn’t broadcast
the Japanese origins and could pass as being set in the United States. The
footage was then edited together onto a tape with blank spots left in for the new
American footage that would tie everything together.
The Zyuranger cast.
As the Japanese show featured a lot of latex-suit
monsters similar to Godzilla,
writers were able to build an overall theme for an episode related to the
monster’s appearance or powers. Episode directors were encouraged to watch the
Japanese footage in order to figure out how to marry the Los Angeles settings
with the Japanese settings used. Supervising producer and writer Tony Oliver was largely in charge
of overseeing the blending of the American and Japanese elements. Saban also
purchased the original monster suits and costumes used in the Sentai series for filming any necessary
By the time FOX gave Saban the green light in November,
the production had to move fast to meet the demand a daily broadcasting
schedule required. 15 episodes had to be completely written before even one of
them started to be filmed. For the filming process, the production would film
up to four different episodes at one time, making the full use of any set that
would appear in each episode, before moving on to the next location. For the
character scenes, the actors filmed with the first unit before moving to the
second for their fight scenes. The end of the day was spent dubbing dialogue
over the Japanese footage or fixing any of their lines made unintelligible by
outside interference. A typical day of filming could run anytime from 5AM until
the early evenings.
When the series was picked up by FOX, Saban decided
their working title wasn’t good enough. After a 10-minute brainstorming
session, the producers settled upon Mighty
Morphin Power Rangers. Ron Wasserman
(credited as Aaron Waters – The Mighty RAW) wrote, composed and produced the
series’ theme, “Go Go Power Rangers”, mere hours after reviewing early footage.
The series debuted on August 28, 1993 on FOX and became a massive hit.
Originally aired in the early mornings on the network, it was soon moved to the
more viable afternoon schedule replacing the network’s other big hit, Batman: The Animated Series. Its broadcasts were increased to six
days a week to be included in FOX’s Saturday morning line-up.
Rita Repulsa freed from her "dumpster".
The series began when evil alien sorceress Rita
Repulsa (Machiko Soga, voiced by Barbara Goodson) was freed from her 10,000
years of confinement when two astronauts discovered her prison (referred to as
a dumpster because of its smell) and accidentally released her. Setting up a
base on the moon, Rita set her sights on conquering Earth. Zordon (originally
going to be called Zoltar, portrayed by David Fielding), who was responsible
for her capture and was trapped in a time warp as a result, learned of her
escape and had his nervous robotic assistant Alpha 5 select five “teenagers
with attitude” from Angel
Grove, California to defend the Earth by becoming Power Rangers.
Billy, Trini, Jason, Kimberly and Zack: the original Power Rangers.
Selected was team leader and martial artist Jason Lee
Scott (Austin St. John), who became the Red Ranger; gymnast Kimberly Ann Hart
(Amy Jo Johnson) became the Pink Ranger; intelligent inventor Billy Cranston
(named for then-unknown Saban voice actor Bryan Cranston, played by David
Yost) was made the Blue Ranger; equally intelligent and environmentally
conscious Trini Kwan (Thuy Trang) became the Yellow Ranger (portrayed by Audri
Dubois in the original unaired pilot, who was unable to continue with the show
when it was picked up for broadcast); and the quick-witted and athletic Zack
Taylor (Walter Emanuel Jones) was made the Black Ranger, as well as the team’s
second-in-command. The Rangers each possessed a Power Coin that
allowed them to tap into an energy source known as the Morphin Grid through
a Power Morpher
and gain the power from animals of Earth’s prehistoric past. Someone would
announce “It’s Morphin Time”, which would cue each Ranger to hold up their
respective Coin and exclaim their animal’s name in order to initiate the
transformation sequence. It should be noted that the reason the Pink Ranger had
a skirt on her uniform and the Yellow Ranger didn’t is that in the original Sentai series the Yellow Ranger was
actually a male.
Rita with her minions Goldar, Finster, Baboo and Squatt.
Rita wasn’t without a team of her own. Serving as her
general (though not exactly the most loyal as he had his own ambitions of
conquest) was the winged monkey-like man Goldar (called Flydar in the pilot,
portrayed by Takashi Sakamoto, Kazutoshi Yokoyama, Danny Wayne Stallcup &
David Wald, voiced by Kerrigan Mahan). Goldar’s suit was made readily available
to the American production, so he was used to deliver any necessary exposition
(his Japanese counterpart, however, was mostly silent). Goldar had visible
affection for the ruthless femme fatale Scorpina (originally to be named Scorpira,
portrayed by Ami Kawai, voiced by Wendee Lee), who also served Rita. Some comic
relief was provided by the bumbling duo of Squatt (Minoru Watanabe, voiced by
Michael Sorich) and Baboo (Hideaki Kusaka & Jason Ybarra, voiced by Dave
Mallow), who were generally on the receiving end of Rita’s displeasure over her
failures. Rita’s most useful minion was Finster (Takako Iiboshi, voiced by
Robert Axelrod and Steve Kramer in the pilot). Finster was able to create
various creatures using a special clay and cooking it in a kiln called the
Monster-Matic, as well as supplied Rita with various potions and gadgets.
Finster would make the various legions of the Putty Patrol (portrayed by
various people); an army of mass-produced similar-looking beings, designed to
overwhelm and weaken the Rangers with numbers in order to soften them up for a
confrontation with one of Finster’s more refined monster creations.
The Megazord vs. a giant Goldar.
The various monsters would terrorize the populace of
Angel Grove with their own unique abilities, eventually growing to a
giant-sized version of itself. Goldar and Scorpina also possessed the ability
to grow, however Scorpina was the only one to change forms when she did so. To
combat these threats, Zordon gave the Rangers their own individual power
weapons and Zords:
animal-shaped combat vehicles that could join together to form the robotic Megazord. The Red Ranger
wielded the Power
Sword and piloted the Tyrannosaurus Dinozord, as well as the Megazord when
it was assembled; The Pink Ranger wielded the Power
Bow and piloted the Pterodactyl Dinozord; The Blue Ranger wielded the Power Lance
and piloted the Triceratops Dinozord, and was responsible for developing the
Rangers’ wrist communicators; The Yellow Ranger wielded twin Power
Daggers and piloted the Saber-Toothed Tiger Dinozord; and The Black Ranger
wielded the Power
Axe and piloted the Mastodon Dinozord. All of the Rangers also carried a Blade
Blaster, which could shift from a small sword to a laser gun, and could
combine their various weapons together to form the powerful Power
Zordon and Alpha 5 show the Rangers their ratings.
The show’s success led to a whirlwind of public appearances at stores,
shopping malls and theme parks, as well as a
live stage show. Saban heavily merchandised the series and its characters,
forming a partnership with Bandai Co., Ltd.
Bandai had produced the
toys for the Super Sentai series
in Japan and was able to use the same molds with slight modifications to
produce a continuing line of toys for Power
Rangers. The show went on to be syndicated around the world in various
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FOX wanted to expand the first season, resulting in
the ending of “Doomsday” being changed as it was intended to be a series
finale. Having exhausted all the usable Japanese footage, Saban paid Toei and
Rainbow Productions to produce 25 more monster costumes and new battle footage
with the existing Zyuranger suits. Fans of Power
Rangers had come to dub this new footage as “Zyu2” as they not were not
only made long after the parent series had ended, but also incorporated elements
exclusive to Power Rangers such as a
reliance on technology over magic. Saban was able to expand the first season by
20 episodes, and still have footage left over for the beginning of season 2.
This wasn’t the first time Saban partnered with Toei for additional footage, as
they had Toei produce additional footage starring Soga and Kawai before the
series began. This footage was of higher quality and had lip movements that
better matched the American voices.
Despite its popularity, the show came under heavy
criticism for the level of violence depicted by parent groups. When the
complaints reached the newly-formed Canadian
Broadcast Standards Council, its negative assessment resulted in the show
being removed from Canada’s YTV and Global before the first season, which was
several months behind the American broadcasts, came to an end. The murder of a
Norwegian girl by two of her friends in 1994 resulted in the show being
pulled from Swedish-owned TV3 in all of
its markets, despite findings that the culprits were actually fans of Teenage
Mutant Ninja Turtlesat the time. The New
Zealand Broadcasting Standards Authority embraced the belief of the show’s
negative influence on its viewers and had the show removed from the country’s
airwaves. It wouldn’t be until 2011 when any form of Power Rangers would be seen there again. In Malaysia, “Mighty
Morphin” had to be removed from the logo as the word “morphin” was deemed too
close to the drug “Morphine”. The show also gained criticism for the only Asian
and black characters being adorned in colors representing their respective
races; a fact the cast members found amusing and often playfully teased their
Skull and Bulk.
When not saving the world, the Rangers would be
helping out at school, trying to make the world better as normal teens (who
always wore something with their Ranger colors), or hanging out at the Juice Bar
and Youth Center run by Ernie (Richard
Genelle) in those rare quiet moments. That’s not to say their civilian
lives were free from strife. Aside from the typical challenges of being a
teenager, they had the local bullies Bulk (Paul Schrier) and Skull (Jason
Narvy). Relatively harmless, the pair served as the additional comic relief of
the series as they often engaged in schemes to either bolster their standing
the community and/or their wealth. However, their schemes generally failed due
to their incompetence; specifically Skull’s, who had to be constantly reminded
of the scheme as they went. In the original pilot, Skull was played by a
different actor and was a tougher character, with Bulk being the dim-witted
sidekick, until it was decided to reverse those roles and keep them light.
Ironically, Bulk and Skull would antagonize the Rangers’ civilian identities,
not knowing they were the very heroes they idolized and constantly tried to
learn the identities of.
The Red and Green Rangers; constantly at odds.
While the first 15 episodes were in various stages of
production, the producers went ahead in the Sentai
series to gather more usable scenes. It was at that point they discovered
that the team would soon be joined by a 6th member: Dragon Ranger (Shiro Izumi). Storylines were
quickly modified to lead up to the appearance of this new Green Ranger, as well
as another casting session to find who would play him. Eventually the role went
to Jason David Frank, who became Tommy Oliver (named after Tony Oliver). Tommy
was abducted and brainwashed by Rita, who also gave him his Ranger powers in a
new gambit to defeat the Power Rangers. The Rangers eventually defeated and
freed Tommy from Rita’s control, and he joined them in their fight against her;
however, he had a continuous competitive and antagonistic relationship with
Like the other Rangers, he had his own Zord, the Dragonzord, which
could be controlled by playing the flute portion of his Dragon
Dagger. The Dragon
Shield, the gold chest plate worn by the Ranger and anyone who came into
possession of the Dragon power, was damaged in shipping and a poor copy was
used for any American filming (which could be used to distinguish what footage
was used at a given time). Tommy and the Green Ranger proved to be popular
characters, however since his Sentai counterpart
eventually died, Saban had to work in a plot device that had Tommy lose and
regain sporadic use of his powers. Gradually, Tommy and Kimberly became
romantically involved, which was another exclusive element incorporated into
the Zyu2 footage showing the Green Ranger being protective of the Pink Ranger.
For the second season, Saban created their first
all-new villain for the series: Lord Zedd (Ed Neil, voiced by Robert Axelrod).
Zedd was Rita’s superior and came to the moon to accomplish what she had
repeatedly failed to do; namely destroy the Rangers, conquer Earth and
eliminate the Green Ranger. Zedd was dark and cruel, known for his increasingly
menacing methods for taking out the Rangers until complaints from parents
forced his character to be toned down and his plans to verge on the wacky and
cartoonish. Zedd could also create better and more powerful monsters than
Finster, making the character largely obsolete. Rita would eventually use a
potion created by Finster to make Zedd fall in love with her and the two were
married, making their forces stronger.
Goldar and Scorpina.
As new footage would be utilized featuring Zedd, the
roles of Rita and Scorpina had to be recast. Carla Perez and Sabrina Lu filled
them, respectively, although their original voice actors continued on. Lu’s
tenure, however, was brief as she was unable to remain with the show and
Scorpina abruptly disappeared halfway through the season. Fielding also left
the show at the conclusion of the first season due to other obligations,
however looped footage of his face recorded in a single day continued to be
used. Manahan was brought in to voice the character for the remainder of the
To combat the threat of Zedd, Zordon upgraded the
Rangers’ Dinozords into the Thunderzords:
Tyrannosaurus Red Dragon, Pterodactyl Firebird, Triceratops Unicorn, Sabertooth
Tiger Griffin and Mastodon Lion, all of which combined the form the Thunder
Megazord (sometimes called the Mega Thunderzord) or the Thunderzord Assault
Team. The Thunderzords were summoned by the Rangers calling their Dinozord
name, followed by the Thunderzord name, resulting in a transformation sequence.
Only Tommy maintained the same Zord, the reason given that his powers were too
weak to sustain another. The Thunderzord footage was taken from the next
installment of the Super Sentai franchise,
Gosei Sentai Dairanger. Because
of this, the cockpits of the Thunderzords were never shown as the Dairangersuits were different and Saban didn’t
want to go through the expense of constructing the sets. The cockpit footage of
the Thunder Megazord was filmed in a single day and reused constantly
throughout the season.
Publicity shot with the White Ranger replacing the Green Ranger.
footage was utilized when the Green Ranger’s powers were finally gone for
good. Zordon and Alpha worked in secret to give Tommy new powers as the White
Ranger. Because the Sentai version of
the character, Kou (Hisashi Sakai), was a kid who
became an adult when he transformed, the White Ranger often showed some
child-like behavior in the original Sentai
Tommy’s enchanted short sword, gave him control of the Tigerzord. Tommy also
ascended to the leadership position of the team, supplanting Jason in a
peaceful transfer of power.
The new blood: Adam, Aisha and Rocky.
Although the actors enjoyed their experience and each
other’s company, there was a sense of discontent growing on the set. The
franchise was doing well, both on television and in merchandising. The actors,
however, felt they weren’t being fairly recognized for their parts in that
success; with St. John once stating in a Huffington
Post interview “I could have worked the window at McDonald’s and probably made the same money
the first season.” They also wanted the production to become unionized to
further ensure their fair treatment by Saban. However, contract negotiations
proved futile and St. John, Trang and Jones all left the show after the first
20 episodes of the season were produced.
As the production worked on finding replacements,
stock footage, body and voice doubles were used to hide their departure for
eight episodes. After another open casting call, Steve Cardenas, Karan Ashley
and Johnny Yong Bosch were cast as Rocky DeSantos (Red), Aisha Campbell
(Yellow) and Adam Park (Black), respectively. The characters were introduced to
the remaining Rangers when they attended a martial arts event and discovered
their dual identities. Jason, Zack and Trini were written out as having been
selected to represent Angel Grove at the World Peace Conference in Geneva, and
their powers were transferred to the new characters via Zordon’s Sword of Light.
During a filming break for the second season, the
principal cast and crew (the villains, particularly the suited ones, were
replaced by Australian actors to save money, though they used the same voice
actors) headed to Australia for four months to film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (sometimes titled without
the “Mighty Morphin”). Initially, it
was planned to emulate the style of the show, but the producers decided to
invest more resources into the production. As a result, the movie featured
bigger and more elaborate versions of established sets, better special effects,
and the Rangers were given new PVC and metal suits with emblems on their chests
resembling their Power Coins. Other established characters also gained some
modifications from their known appearances, both major and minor. To save
money, Baboo and Squatt were combined into a new character, the boar-like Mordant (Jean Paul Bell, voiced by Martin G. Metcalf).
The movie suits.
It became the first Power Rangers production not to utilize any kind of pre-existing
footage. While the Rangers actors did work inside the heavy 40-pound suits,
most of the time they spent transformed the Rangers were portrayed by stunt
people. Only Bosch performed all of his own stunts as his stunt double was
injured. Frank also performed many of his own stunts. Some of the Rangers
weapons exclusive to the movie; the Red Ranger got a Power Scope that
allowed him enhanced vision; the Yellow Ranger got Power Beams, essentially
helmet lights; the Blue Ranger got the Stega Stinger, a grappling device; and
the Pink Ranger got the Pterodactyl Thunderwhip. At one point, the crew felt
the visors on the helmets would limit the Rangers’ ability to emote and removed
them, but soon decided that was a mistake and reshot all those scenes with the
visors in place. Production for the film ran overbudget and over schedule,
resulting in the crew needing to film part of the remainder of season 2 on
location in Australia; working in a trip to the continent to cover for that
Ivan Ooze with the movie version of Alpha-5.
The movie centered on the introduction of another
ancient evil imprisoned by Zordon (Nicholas Bell), Ivan Ooze (Paul Freeman), was
discovered and freed by Zedd (body played by Mark Ginther) and Rita (physically
played by Julia Cortez). Ooze subsequently destroyed the Rangers’ Command Center
and their connection to the Morphin Grid. In order to save Zordon and stop
Ooze, the Rangers are sent by Alpha (body played by Peta-Maree Rixon) to the
planet Phaedos to find a great power. There, they are aided by warrior Dulcea (Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, who was
temporarily replaced by Mariska
Hargitay during a cancer scare) in finding the Ninjetti power,
turning them into Ninja
The movie poster.
The film was directed by Bryan Spicer and was released on
June 30, 1995 through 20th
Century Fox. Although running against stiff competition from Apollo 13, Pocahontasand Batman Forever, the
film went on to gross over $66 million against a $15 million budget. While the
film largely embraced what came before, it was completely independent of
established Power Rangers continuity
due to the visual and character changes, characters who never appeared on the
show, and blatant references to death and murder. What was carried over were
Warriors (called Tenga on the show), bird-like warriors that were his
version of the Putties, Billy no longer wearing glasses (Yost complained the
fake lenses were hurting his eyes), and the acquisition of Ninja Ranger powers
(since the third season utilized footage from the next Sentai series, Ninja Sentai Kakuranger).
The third season introduced the new villains Rito
Revolto (Stallcup, voiced by Bob
Papenbrook), Rita’s dim-witted brother, and Master Vile (voiced
by Tom Wyner), their father,
who contributed to making the Rangers’ lives hell. After opening the season
with a team-up with other Saban acquired property, Masked Rider, the Rangers lose their powers when Rito and four monsters
destroy the Command Center, their Zords and their Power Coins. Zordon sent them
to find Ninjor (Kim Strauss), the creator of the Power
Coins, in order to acquire new Power Coins imbued with Ninja Powers turning
them into the Ninja Rangers.
The Ninja Rangers.
In Ninja form, the Rangers gained new mystical
powers—such as the ability to allow just their uniforms to take a hit,
producing temporary duplicates, moving at super speed or growing giant—as well
as new Zords based on their new energy animals. Tommy gained the White Ninja Falconzord;
Rocky the Red
Ape Ninjazord; Billy the Blue Wolf Ninjazord;
Aisha the Yellow
Bear Ninjazord; Kimberly the Pink
Crane Ninjazord; and Adam the Black Frog Ninjazord.
All except the Falconzord merged to create the Ninja Megazord,
however the Falconzord was required to summon the other Zords and could attach
to the Megazord to create the MegaFalconzord. From their Ninja forms, the
Rangers could then shift to their usual Power Rangers forms. To better combat
Rito’s Tenga Warriors, Zordon gave the Rangers a metallic armor
(their standard suits made with a shiny material) that increased their physical
attributes and protection for a time. Another batch of legendary lost Zords,
known as the Shogunzords,
were also introduced and could form the more powerful, albeit slower, Shogun Megazord.
As the third season progressed, Johnson had grown
restless and was ready to move on to other projects. In preparation for this, a
new girl from Australia named Katherine Hillard (Catherine Sutherland, who had
auditioned for the role of Dulcea) was brought to town under the influence of
Rita and Zedd. She could assume the form of a cat and a cat monster, and used
her human form to befriend and gain the trust of the Rangers. Eventually, Kat
broke free from their control and aided the Rangers, Kimberly in particular.
When Kimberly got the chance to practice for the PanGlobal Games, she passed
her powers on to Kat and left the team during the season’s 25th
episode. Unfortunately, Kat’s tenure was short-lived as Master Vile unleashed
his ultimate plan against the Rangers and turned everyone on Earth into
children, effectively cutting off the Rangers from their powers. This led into
the 10-episodes mini-series Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers, which was used to set up the next incarnation of the
In 2001, The
Walt Disney Company purchased the Power
Rangers franchise as part of a buyout package. Fox
Family Worldwide became ABC Family Worldwide,
Inc., Saban Entertainment became BVS
Entertainment, and production of the franchise moved from Los Angeles to
New Zealand, resulting in the closure of MMPR Productions,
the production company created exclusively to make Power Rangers. As a result, Power Rangers was exclusively aired on
Disney-owned networks after Fox Kids became FoxBox. In 2010, Disney re-aired
Mighty Morphin in the ABC Kids programming
block after BVS added new visual effects and opening sequence. These revised
episodes comprised the first 32 episodes of season 1 and aired from January to
August. When Netflix aired the series on
its streaming service, it called these episodes “Season 1 (Reversioned)”.
Sega Genesis box art.
Beginning in 1994, Power Rangers made the leap to home video game consoles. Five
different games featuring the title Mighty
Morphin Power Rangers were released for the NintendoGame Boy, Super
Nintendo, Sega Genesis,
Sega CD and Sega Game Gear. Both
Nintendo versions, published by Bandai, were side-scrolling action games. The Game Boy version,
released first, featured the Rangers battling through legions of Putty
Patrollers until they would confront the giant boss in the Megazord. The Super Nintendo version
started players off in the Rangers’ civilian identities before they powered up
for the boss fight. The final two levels featured the player taking control of
the Megazord. The Genesis
and Game Gear versions,
published by Sega, were both fighting games
that featured different styles of gameplay. The Sega CD version,
produced by Sega TruVideo, used
footage from the show and gave the player prompts to press a certain button at
a particular time in order to avoid taking damage and advance the story. The Fighting Edition was a Super NES exclusive released the
following year. It was a fighting game featuring the Thunder Megazord and the
Mega Tigerzord rather than the Rangers themselves.
Super NES screenshot with the Black Ranger.
In 1995, four games
were released based on the movie across the various consoles in 1995. The Super NES version
was similar to the previous Power Rangers
game, except it lacked any Zord battles. The Genesis version
featured the addition of the original Red, Black and Yellow Rangers (the new
ones’ voice clips were used for their transformations, however) as well as Zord
battles, and adapted the episodes “White Light”, “Ninja Encounter”, and “Power
Transfer” to pad out the movie’s story. The Game Boy version
featured the player starting off as the Rangers’ Ninja forms until they built
up enough power to transform into Power Rangers. The Game Gear version was largely
the same as the previous game made for the platform, but added a new meter that
allowed the performance of a super move when filled.
Bandai Namco and Bamtang Games announced plans for a new Power Rangers video game in 2017 called Mega Battle. The game is a four-player
side-scrolling beat-em-up that spans the show’s first two seasons. Dialogue and
audio, as well as stage design, were lifted directly from those episodes.
Tommy’s two forms, as well as the four new Rangers, are featured as unlockable
characters. The game features cartoon-like designs for the characters and
An issue of Marvel's Power Rangers comic.
From 1994 to 1995, Hamilton
Comics published two volumes of Power Rangers
comics featuring original adventures, as well as Power Rangers Saga which retold an episode’s story from the
viewpoint of Zordon and Alpha 5. In 1995, Hamilton lost the license to Marvel Comics who published
eight issues of a regular series as well as an adaptation of the movie.
Concurrently, Marvel also published a five-issue Ninja Rangers series of which each issue was a flip book featuring
other Saban property, VR Troopers. Before losing the Saban license in 1996, Marvel published a
single Masked Rider issue which
guest-starred the Power Rangers. All of the Hamilton and Marvel comics featured
uniforms inspired by the movie costumes, rather than the show. In 2012, Papercutz acquired the Saban license and produced
several Power Rangers series. Their Mighty
Morphin series in 2014 comprised of a single Free Comic Book Day giveaway issue
and two graphic novels which took place during and between various episodes. In
2016, the license moved over to Boom!
Studios where they
began a Mighty Morphin series set
just after Tommy joined the team. A mini-series, Pink, saw Kimberly, Zack and Trini reunited to battle a new threat
unwittingly orchestrated by Goldar. In 2017 Boom! and DC Comics partnered together to put out a
Justice League/Power Rangers crossover mini-series.
The series first came
to DVD in 2003 when Buena Vista released a compilation DVD called The Best of Power Rangers: The Ultimate Rangersfeaturing episodes from various
incarnations of the franchise; including two from Mighty Morphin. The movie also gained a DVD
release, sometimes paired
up with Turbo: A
Power Rangers Movie. In 2010,
Buena Vista released the revised version of “Day of the Dumpster” on a
promotional DVD that was included with various toys from the 2010 toy line. Saban Brands, after reacquiring the
franchise, gave out that DVD at New
York Comic Con to promote Power Rangers:
Samurai and created a new limited-run DVD with the original version for
distribution at San Diego Comic Con and Power Morphicon, the Power Rangers
convention. 2011 saw a new
release for the movie. Between 2012 and 2013, Lionsgate started releasing
holiday-themed episodes from Power
Rangers: Samurai in compilations. To enhance them, they worked out an
agreement with Shout! Factory to
acquire earlier Power Rangers episodes
that fit the theme.
The original Shout! complete series set.
In 2012, Shout!
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. In August, they released the first
season to Time Life bundled with a
Red Ranger action figure and the complete
series (minus the exclusive Comic Con dressing) bundled with the season 4-7
collection and the figure. In November, the complete series received a wider
retail release along with individual releases of season
1 and 2
split into two volumes each. July 2013 saw the release of the third
season without the Alien Rangers episodes.
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: Legacywas planned for December 2013, but
ended up being delayed until January. In March of 2015, a new release of the
first and second seasons were released exclusively to Wal-Mart with new cover art. In October 2016,
Shout! released a new
version of the complete set with new cover art. Between 2015 and 2016,
Shout! began releasing the complete series of Zyuranger,Dairanger, andKakurangerwith Power Rangers branding.
In 2014, Saban Capital Group and Lionsgate announced
that they would be producing a film reboot of the franchise; the third Power Rangers film to be released in
theaters, and the first one in 20 years. The film, directed by Dean Israelite off a
story by Matt Sazama,
Burk Sharpless, Michele & Kieran Mulroney and John Gatins, depicts a more
realistic and grounded take on the Rangers lore. Set to release on March 24,
2017, the film stars Dacre
Montgomery as Jason, Naomi
Scott as Kimberly, RJ Cyler
as Billy, Becky G as Trini, Ludi Lin as Zack, Elizabeth Banks as Rita and Bill Hader as Alpha. Bryan
Cranston marks his return to the franchise, this time portraying Zordon.
Posters for the film featuring the Rangers and glimpses of their Zords were
released in September of 2016. Each poster featured a different tagline and the
one used on the Yellow poster, “Driver’s Ed not required”, received some
controversy due to the fact that the original Yellow Ranger died in a car
crash in 2001. The official teaser trailer made its debut at New York Comic Con
the following month.
Season 1 (original airdate
& reversion airdate):
“Day of the Dumpster” (8/28/93 & 1/2/10) – When Rita Repulsa is
freed from her prison, Zordon recruits five teens to become Power Rangers to
fight against her schemes to take over Earth.
“High Five” (9/7/93 & 1/2/10) – Billy unveils the Rangers’ new
wrist-communicators while Rita plots to trap them in a time warp.
“Teamwork” (9/8/93 & 1/9/10) – The Rangers stumble on Rita’s plans
to destroy the Earth with pollution and her powerful Mighty Minotaur prompts
Zordon to give the Rangers new weapons.
“A Pressing Engagement” (9/9/93 & 1/9/10) – Jason’s lack of
confidence in beating Bulk’s bench-pressing record is compounded when Rita sets
him against King Sphinx alone.
“Different Drum” (9/10/93 & 1/16/10) – Kimberly deals with a deaf
student in her dance class while Rita sends the Gnarly Gnome to use music
against the Rangers.
“Food Fight” (9/4/93 & 1/16/10) – Bulk and Skull turn a cultural
food fair at the Juice Bar into a food fight, inspiring Rita to create a
monster to eat all of the world’s food.
“Big Sisters” (9/30/93 & 1/23/10) – Rita kidnaps the bratty girl
Kim and Trini are in charge of in order to open a chest containing the Power
“I, Eye Guy” (9/14/93 & 2/6/10) – When Bulk and Skull gets Willie
disqualified from the science fair, his upset state allows him to be kidnapped
by Eye Guy who wants his intelligence.
“For Whom the Bell Trolls” (9/15/93 & 2/20/10) – Rita brings
Trini’s favorite doll to life and he captures the Rangers in bottles.
“Happy Birthday Zack” (9/16/93 & 2/27/10) – Zack believes his
friends have forgotten his birthday while Rita sends down the Knasty Knight to
ensure he has no others.
“No Clowning Around” (9/17/93 & 3/27/10) – A clown turns Trini’s
cousin Sylvia into a cardboard cutout as part of a trap for the Rangers.
“Power Ranger Punks” (9/20/93 & 7/24/10) – Baboo spikes Kimberly
and Billy’s drinks, turning them into unruly versions of themselves that can
only be cured by finding a vegetable in another dimension.
“Peace, Love and Woe” (9/21/93 & 8/14/10) – Billy finally finds a
date for the dance just in time for Madame Woe to abduct her, thinking she’s a
“Foul Play in the Sky” (9/22/93 & 2/13/10) – Kimberly, Bulk and
Skull end up stranded in a plane when Rita has her uncle knocked out while the
Rangers face a foe only Kimberly’s bow can defeat.
“Dark Warrior” (9/28/93 & 8/21/10) – Billy enrolls in Jason’s karate
class to deal with Bulk and Skull while Rita sends a monster after Trini’s
uncle’s invisibility formula.
“Switching Places” (10/4/93 & 1/30/10) – Squatt messes with
Billy’s latest invention which causes him to switch minds with Kimberly.
“Green With Evil, Episode I: Out of Control” (10/5/93 & 4/3/10) –
Rita takes the new kid in town, Tommy Oliver, and transforms him into an evil
Green Ranger to destroy the Rangers.
“Green With Evil, Episode II: Jason’s Battle” (10/6/93 & 4/10/10)
– Billy and Trini work at repairing the Command Center while the Green Ranger
traps Jason in the Dark Dimension with Goldar.
“Green With Evil, Episode III: The Rescue” (10/7/93 & 5/8/10) – Billy
manages to rescue Jason as Rita sets Scorpina against them in order to lure the
Rangers out to face a giant Goldar.
“Green With Evil, Episode IV: Eclipsing Megazord” (10/8/93 &
5/22/10) – The Rangers transform and call the Megazord, which is promptly
destroyed by a giant Goldar, Scorpina and Green Ranger.
“Green With Evil, Eipisode V: Breaking the Spell” (10/9/93 &
6/5/10) – The Megazord is recovered to defeat Rita’s Dragonzord, while Jason
sets out to free Tommy from her spell.
“The Trouble with Shellshock” (10/11/93 & 7/17/10) – Baboo and
Squatt take advantage of Rita’s nap to send their own monster after the
“Itsy Bitsy Spider” (10/12/93) – Rita swaps out a statue Trini and
Billy try to save with her newest monster, which plays on Zack’s fear of
“The Spit Flower” (10/19/93 & 7/24/10) – Putties destroy
Kimberly’s parade float design before Rita’s flower monster attacks.
“Life’s a Masquerade” (10/30/93 & 7/31/10) – Rita uses a Halloween
party to distract the Rangers from her operation mining a special clay to
create new Super Putties.
“Gung Ho!” (10/25/93 & 7/31/10) – Jason and Tommy have trouble
working together at the Youth Center, but must to retrieve new weapons for
“Wheel of Misfortune” (11/1/93 & 8/14/10) – Rita steals the
spinning wheel being used in a play in order to change it into the evil Wheel
“Island of Illusion, Episode I” (11/2/93 & 8/7/10) – Rita sends
the Rangers to an island where all of their worst fears become reality.
“Island of Illusion, Episode II” (11/3/93 & 8/7/10) – The Rangers
have to conquer their fears in order to defeat Mutitis and escape Rita’s
“The Rockstar” (11/4/93 & 8/21/10) – Jason and his cousin end up
on a quest to find a mirror that can shatter Putties, which Rita wants to get
her hands on.
“Calamity Kimberly” (11/5/93 & 8/28/10) – Kimberly’s bad day gets
worse when the Samurai Fan Man traps her in an urn connected to another
“A Star is Born” (11/15/93 & 8/28/10) – Goldar attacks the
Rangers, forcing Tommy to abandon a commercial he’s auditioning for to save
“The Yolk’s on You!” (11/16/93) – Finster creates a new monster for
Rita’s birthday and Goldar sets it after the Rangers after Baboo and Squatt eat
its delicious rare eggs.
“The Green Candle, Episode I” (11/17/93) – Rita plans to retrieve the
Green Ranger powers through a magical candle.
“The Green Candle, Episode II” (11/18/93) – Jason goes after the
candle but is forced to abandon it in order to save Tommy from the Cyclops.
“Birds of a Feather” (11/22/93) – Jason uses the Dragon Coin’s powers
to try and free the Dragonzord from Rita’s magic in order to defeat her latest
“Clean-up Club” (11/23/93) – The Rangers’ attempts to clean up the
town is hindered by the Polluticorn, while Skull’s attempts to make Bulk look
good in a video fall short.
“A Bad Reflection on You” (11/27/93) – Rita unleashes special Putties
on the town that could assume the form of the Rangers.
“Doomsday, Episode I” (11/29/93) – Power Ranger Day is interrupted by
Rita’s latest attack with a War Zord named Cyclopsis that proves more powerful
than the Megazord.
“Doomsday, Episode II” (11/30/93) – The Rangers regroup and fight back
Rita and her forces.
“Rita’s Seed of Evil” (2/7/94) – Bulk and Skull attempt to move the
trees the Rangers planted while the Octoplant gives the Rangers trouble.
“A Pig Surprise” (2/8/94) – The Rangers attempt to find homes for
stray animals when Rita turns one of them into Pudgy Pig.
“Something Fishy” (2/9/94) – Rita uses Billy’s fear of fish against
him with her latest monster: Goo Fish.
“Lions & Blizzards” (2/10/94) – Rita and Goldar change the
Rangers’ trophy into their next monster, but they fact it short-handed with
Zack out on a date.
“Crystal of Nightmares” (2/14/94) – Goldar uses the Crystal of
Nightmares on the Rangers while they camp, stripping away all of their
“To Flea or Not to Flee” (2/15/94) – The Rangers rally to save the
Juice Bar while Rita infects a lost dog and Jason with a Flighting Flea
“Reign of the Jellyfish” (2/16/94) – Squatt and Baboo steal the time
capsule the kids of Angel Grove High create.
“Plague of the Mantis” (2/17/94) – Bulk and Skull attempt to teach
their own kind of Kung Fu while Rita sends a monster down to test the new
fighting style Trini learned.
“Return of an Old Friend, Episode I” (2/28/94) – Rita kidnaps the
Rangers’ parents and hypnotizes Billy to bring her the Dragon Dagger.
“Return of an Old Friend, Episode II” (3/1/94) – Zordon gives Tommy
back his powers and he helps the Rangers rescue the people of Angel Grove.
“Grumble Bee” (4/28/94) – Rita is inspired by Billy’s first “B” to
send the Grumble Bee to attack.
“Two Heads are Better Than One” (4/29/94) – Rita sends a two-headed
parrot monster after the Rangers while Tommy looks for a specific fruit to
“Fowl Play” (5/2/94) – Zack teaches magic at a day camp while Rita
uses her own to send down a new monster.
“Trick or Treat” (5/3/94) – It’s Kimberly vs. Skull on a TV game show
when she’s called away to help the Rangers fight Rita’s latest threat.
“Second Chance” (5/4/94) – Rita sends the Soccadillo monster to attack
the park and the Rangers can’t even call Tommy for help since his communicator
“On Fins and Needles” (5/5/94) – Jason and Tommy teach the value of
teamwork until Rita casts a spell pitting them against each other.
“Enter…the Lizzinator” (5/6/94) – Kimberly tries to help Kelly make
the cheerleading squad, but Rita uses the girl to lure the Rangers into a trap.
“Football Season” (5/9/94) – Tommy’s desire to learn football is
interrupted when Rita captures all the Rangers, and his failing powers leave
him a brief window to save them.
“Mighty Morphin’ Mutants” (5/16/94) – Rita uses the badges of darkness
to turn a team of Putties into her own Power Rangers.
“An Oyster Stew” (5/23/94) – Rita tricks Zack with a pair of earrings
he planned to give to his girlfriend.
“The Mutiny, Part I” (7/21/94) – Zedd takes over Rita’s operations and
creates stronger Putties to send after the Rangers, while Bulk and Skull set
out to learn the Rangers’ identities.
“The Mutiny, Part II” (7/29/94) – Zordon gives the Rangers new
Thunderzords, but before they can use them they have to reign in the rampaging
“The Mutiny, Part III” (8/5/94) – The Rangers regain control of the
Dinozords and Zedd responds by trying to bury them deep in the Earth.
“The Wanna-Be Ranger” (9/13/94) – While left in charge, Alpha goes to
befriend a young boy he observes leaving him open to an attack from Primator.
“Putty on the Brain” (9/14/94) – Zedd casts a spell on Billy and Zack
that causes them to see the other Rangers as Putties.
“Bloom of Doom” (9/17/94) – Zedd uses Kimberly’s jealousy at everyone
joining Trini’s club over hers to cast a spell and turn her fully against
“The Green Dream” (9/19/94) – Zedd causes Tommy to have a recurring
nightmare about losing his powers in order to capture him and the Sword of
“The Power Stealer” (9/20/94) – Zedd sends the Octophantom to capture
the Rangers in a magic jar designed to steal their powers.
“The Beetle Invasion” (9/21/94) – The Broomball Tournament is
interrupted by Zedd’s Stag Beetle.
“Welcome to Venus Island” (9/24/94) – Zedd captures Trini’s neighbor
and uses her as ransom for the Green Ranger.
“The Song of Guitardo” (9/26/94) – Kimberly’s attempts at song-writing
lead Zedd to create a music-based monster.
“Green No More, Part I” (9/27/94) – Zedd succeeds in capturing all the
Rangers and stripping them of their powers.
“Green No More, Part II” (9/28/94) – The Turbanshell proves too strong
for the Thunder Megazord and it ends up falling on Tommy to defeat it once and
“Missing Green” (10/3/94) – Goldar captures Zack, Billy, Trini and
Kimberly and threatens to remove their powers via magic candles as was done to
“Orchestral Maneuvers in the Park” (10/4/94) – Zack lends his cousin a
special horn for his concert, but Zedd has it stolen and uses it as the basis
for his next monster.
“Beauty and the Beast” (10/10/94) – Zedd kidnaps Kimberly with the
intentions of making her his new queen.
“White Light, Part I” (10/17/94) – News of Tommy’s return takes a back
seat to the Scarlet Sentinel, which overpowers the Rangers.
“White Light, Part II” (10/18/94) – Zordon and Alpha turn Tommy into
the White Ranger while the others prevent Bulk and Skull from freeing Rita.
“Two for One” (10/24/94) – Zedd turns Kimberly’s purse and lipstick
into two new monsters while Bulk and Skull continue their quest to learn the
“Opposites Attract” (10/25/94) – Billy’s crush on Kimberly’s friend is
put on hold when Zedd turns his device into a new monster.
“Zedd’s Monster Mash” (10/28/94) – Zedd sends some putties to crash
the Youth Center Halloween party and Goldar abducts Tommy while he takes kids
“The Ninja Encounter, Part I” (11/2/94) – The Rangers meet Rocky,
Aisha and Adam at the ninja competition before Zedd decides to interfere.
“The Ninja Encounter, Part II” (11/3/94) – The Rangers’ new friends
are in danger of being made evil while Zedd keeps the Rangers too busy to mount
“The Ninja Encounter, Part III” (11/4/94) – The Rangers may have to
expose their identities to their new friends in order to save the day.
“A Monster of Global Proportions” (11/5/94) – Zedd has Goldar and
Putties kidnap the guests at the Angel Grove High world teen summit.
“Zedd Waves” (11/7/94) – Zedd turns Bulk’s latest Ranger-detecting
device into a monster that can hypnotize anyone, including the Rangers.
“The Power Transfer, Part I” (11/8/94) – Jason, Trini and Zack are
chosen to attend the World Teen Peace Summit and must acquire Zordon’s Sword of
“The Power Transfer, Part II” (11/9/94) – Tommy uses the Sword of
Light to give Rocky, Aisha and Adam their Ranger powers and the new team heads
out to stop Zedd’s latest threat.
“Goldar’s Vice-Versa” (11/12/94) – Scorpina disguises herself as a new
girl at school and attempts to lure Adam into a trap.
“Mirror of Regret” (11/14/94) – Adam must face his past without the
help of the other Rangers.
“When is a Ranger Not a Ranger?’ (11/15/94) – Bulk and Skull discover
the Rangers’ identities just as Zedd’s newest monster erases all their
“Rocky Just Wants to Have Fun” (11/16/94) – Zedd casts a spell on
Rocky leaving him addicted to the new Pachinko game at the Youth Center.
“Lights, Camera, Action” (11/17/94) – The Rangers’ message about
education is interrupted when Zedd changes a camera into the Showbiz Monster.
“Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire” (11/21/94) – Aisha becomes Fire
Safety Captain at the school, taking her role so seriously as to face off
against Zedd’s newest threat alone.
“Scavenger Hunt” (11/22/94) – Bulk and Skull consult a fortune teller
to learn the Rangers’ identities while Zedd interferes with the Rangers’
“The Great Bookala Escape” (11/23/94) – Zedd plans to capture a space
ship that crashed on Earth, whose pilot the Rangers have befriended.
“A Reel Fish Story” (11/29/94) – If the Rangers came come together to
defeat a lake monster in time, they still have to deal with the Tube Monster
attacking the city.
“Rangers Back in Time, part I” (2/4/95) – Zedd reverses time and turns
the Rangers into kids, allowing them to be captured in a photograph by the
“Rangers Back in Time, Part II” (2/11/95) – Bulk and Skull flee with
the Rangers’ picture, which Alpha must acquire in order to free them and allow
them to undo the spell.
“The Wedding, Part I” (2/13/95) – The Rangers head to Australia just
as Rita becomes freed and has Finster make a potion to have Zedd fall in love
“The Wedding, Part II” (2/14/95) – The Rangers face off against a
legion of monsters sent by Alpha 5 while Zedd orders Goldar to plan his wedding
“The Wedding, Part III” (2/15/95) – The newlyweds head to Earth to
destroy the Rangers while Billy finally manages to fix Alpha, just leaving them
with giant monsters to contend with.
“Return of the Green Ranger, Part I” (2/20/95) – Rita summons the
Wizard of Deception to create an evil Green Ranger and lure the others into a
trap that sends them back in time.
“Return of the Green Ranger, Part II” (2/21/95) – The Wizard steals the
White Ranger’s powers and the Green Ranger sets the Dragonzord on Angel Grove.
“Return of the Green Ranger, Part III” (2/22/95) – Tommy learns the
whereabouts of the Rangers and brings them back to deal with the Dragonzord
while he goes after the Wizard.
“Best Man for the Job” (4/29/95) – Competition heats up as Tommy and
Kimberly run for school office and Zedd and Rita compete to destroy the
“Storybook Rangers, Part I” (5/1/95) – Rita traps the Rangers inside a
book Tommy bought for Kimberly while Zedd tricks Bulk and Skull into getting a
book that will make a new monster.
“Storybook Rangers, Part II” (5/2/95) – Aisha, Adam and Billy’s search
for the book is interrupted by the monster Bulk and Skull helped Zedd create.
“Wild West Rangers, Part I” (5/8/95) – Kimberly ends up lost in time
and the Rangers have to stop Goldar and his forces from using the time hole to
destroy Angel Grove.
“Wild West Rangers, Part II” (5/9/95) – Kimberly travels to the
Command Center of that era, and with the White Ranger and their ancestors they’re
ready to fight.
“Blue Ranger Gone Bad” (5/20/95) – Rita turns an artistic version of
Billy into an evil clone.
“A Friend in Need, Part I” (9/2/95) – The Rangers head to Edenol to
stop an attack by Count Dregon.
“A Friend in Need, Part II” (9/9/95) – The Rangers team-up with the
Masked Rider to save the planet, while a sick Kimberly defends Angel Grove.
“A Friend in Need, Part III” (9/9/95) – The Rangers save the planet
and return in time to help Kimberly, but Count Dregon follows them to Earth.
“Ninja Quest, Part I” (9/11/95) – Rita’s brother Rito comes to Earth,
and with the aid of Zedd’s monsters destroy the Thunder Megazord and Tigerzord.
“Ninja Quest, Part II” (9/12/95) – While traveling to find Ninjor, the
Rangers are attacked by Zedd and his new Tenga Warriors.
“Ninja Quest, Part III” (9/13/95) – Ninjor gives the Rangers new Ninja
Powers and Zords.
“Ninja Quest, Part IV” (9/14/95) – Rito’s monsters hatch and attack,
but they’re all defeated by the combined might of Ninjor and the Ninja
“A Brush with Destiny” (9/18/95) – Zedd brings Kimberly’s nightmare to
life just as the Rangers lose their powers.
“Passing the Lantern” (9/19/95) – Adam is given a special lantern from
his family that Zedd wants for the powers within.
“Wizard for a Day” (9/20/95) – Rito is put in charge of destroying the
Rangers for the day, resulting in a teacher being transformed into a monster.
“Fourth Down and Long” (9/23/95) – Finster accidentally creates a
monster that turns everyone but Rocky into a football.
“Stop the Hate Master, Part I” (9/25/95) – The Hate Master comes to
Angel Grove and puts all the Rangers except Aisha under his spell.
“Stop the Hate Master, Part II” (9/26/95) – Aisha’s necklace proves
the key to freeing the Rangers and defeating the Hate Master.
“Final Face-Off” (10/2/95) – Rita steals and unleashes a face-stealing
monster that takes Aisha and Adam’s faces.
“The Potion Notion” (10/9/95) – Goldar plots to free Zedd from Rita’s
love potion while a monster is sent to Angel Grove with a love potion of her
“I’m Dreaming of a White Ranger” (11/23/95) – The villains attempt to
ruin Christmas by capturing Satna Claus.
“A Ranger Catastrophe, Part I” (10/16/95) – Aisha and Kimberly find a
stray cat before having to protect the animal shelter from Rito.
“A Ranger Catastrophe, Part II” (10/17/95) – The cat is revealed to be
new girl Katherine, who helps Rita trap Tommy in another dimension.
“Changing of the Zords, Part I” (10/31/95) – Rita has Katherine steal
Kimberly’s Power Coin and the Falcon Zord, which leads to the capture of
“Changing of the Zords, Part II” (11/1/95) – Katherine lures Kimberly
into a trap and Zedd forces the Rangers to pilot his new evil Zords lest she be
“Changing of the Zords, Part III” (11/2/95) – Tommy rescues Kimberly
and Billy finds a way to override the evil Shogun Zords and stop Zedd’s
“Follow that Cab!” (11/4/95) – Bulk, Skull and Kimberly team-up to
pursue a thief, which Zedd uses as a basis for his next plot.
“A Different Shade of Pink, Part I” (11/6/95) – Kimberly is offered
the chance to participate in the Pan Globals, but training and fighting without
her Power Coin have left her weak.
“A Different Shade of Pink, Part II” (11/7/95) – Katherine frees
herself from Rita’s spell and confesses to Kimberly, and Rita demands Katherine
in exchange for Ninjor’s life.
“A Different Shade of Pink, Part III” (11/8/95) – Katherine retrieves
Kimberly’s coin and returns it to her, and Kimberly decides to leave
transferring her powers to Katherine.
“Rita’s Pita” (11/11/95) – Rita sends the Ravenator to go inside Tommy
and make him want nothing but junk food.
“Another Brick in the Wall” (11/13/95) – Rita decides to get revenge
on Katherine by targeting the abandoned lot she wants to turn into a homeless
“A Chimp in Charge” (11/18/95) – A monkey Katherine and Aisha work
with is transformed into a monster by Rita and Zedd.
“Master Vile and the Metallic Armor, Part I” (11/20/95) – Master Vile
comes to the moon and announces his desire for the Zeo Crystals.
“Master Vile and the Metallic Armor, Part II” (11/21/95) – Katherine distracts
Zedd and Rita allowing Tommy time to search for the Zeo Crystal and the Falcon
“Master Vile and the Metallic Armor, Part III” (11/22/95) – The Rangers
travel to another dimension to retrieve their Zords where Vile banished them.
“The Sound of Dischordia” (11/25/95) – Vile sends his old ally
Dischordia to deal with the Rangers.
“Rangers in Reverse” (11/27/95) – Rito obtains the Orb of Doom and
uses it to turn everyone on Earth into children, cutting the Rangers off from
their powers in the process.
“The Movie” (6/10/95) – Ivan Ooze is freed and attacks the source of
the Rangers’ powers, forcing them to find a new way to transform and defeat the
unholy union of Ivan, Rita and Zedd.
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