Opening Credits (version two)

Revisiting Power Rangers is a project which compares the video of the original airings of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with that of the reversioned ones which aired on ABC Kids in 2010. For the most part, we leave it to the fan to make their own (educated) decisions on whether the changes are improvements or not.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) versus Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (2010)
Two astronauts encountered a space dumpster on a rogue planetoid during the day.

In 1993, two astronauts encountered a space dumpster on a rogue planetoid during the day.

In 2010, two astronauts encountered a space dumpster on the moon at night.

Also of note - TV ratings didn't exist in 1993 and close-captioning was much more uncommon.

Two astronauts encountered a space dumpster on the moon at night.
Rita escapes from her space dumpster.

Cartoony lighning graphics and 3D effects highlight Rita's escape.

Cartoony lightning graphics and 3D effects highlight Rita's escape.
Rita and crew plan to attack Earth during the day.

Very much nighttime on the moon, which may be best for the now 15+ year old sentai footage.

Rita and crew plan to attack Earth at night.
Rogue planetoid's view of the Earth in daylight.

Should the Earth be brighter in the Moon's night sky? Ask your favorite astronomer.

Moon's view of the Earth at night.
Alpha pushes a button on the console to teleport the Ranger teens.

The original shot of Alpha pushing a red button is from the episode “Day of the Dumpster”.

The new shot of Alpha pushing buttons is not from the episode “Day of the Dumpster”.

Alpha pushes lots of buttons on the console to teleport the Ranger teens.
The Rangers are teleported to the Command Center in an unused scene.

The original shot of the teens being teleported to the Command Center for this first time is not the shot from the final aired version of “Day of the Dumpster” whereas the new shot is.

The Rangers are teleported to the Command Center in a scene from the premiere.
Quick transition between MMPR logo forming and Megazord standing up for Battle Mode.

In 1993, the drumroll featured a quick frame-to-frame transitions between the logo forming and the Megazord Battle Mode standing up.

In 2010, the Megazord Battle Mode simply stands up.

Megazord standing up for Battle Mode.
Quick transition between MMPR logo forming and Megazord standing up for Battle Mode.

Pure sentai footage versus sentai footage plus cartoony effects. Make your own decisions.

Megazord standing up for Battle Mode in front of a painted background.
MMPR logo - 1993 version

Old logo versus new logo. Personally, the “crookedness” of the new logo drives me crazy.

MMPR logo - 2010 version
Jason performs a tornado kick.

In 1993, Jason does a tornado kick and the viewer is impressed.

In 2010, Jason does a tornado kick, causing the screen to flip, and the viewer is...?

Jason performs a tornado kick with the frame responding as if hit with said kick.
Side-by-side credits for Austin St. John

Ranger cast screen. Honestly, not a bad change.

Picture-in-picture credits for Austin St. John
Side-by-side credits for Thuy Trang

Ranger cast screen. Honestly, not a bad change.

Picture-in-picture credits for Thuy Trang
Zack dances into a Hip Hop Kido pose.

At first, the option to change to the new scene seemed to make sense if they were pulling scenes from “Day of the Dumpster” exclusively... except they aren't. Apparently Hip Hop Kido isn't as Hip in 2010.

Jason causes Zack to do a forward flip in mid-air.
Side-by-side credits for Walter Jones

Ranger cast screen. Honestly, not a bad change.

Picture-in-picture credits for Walter Jones
Side-by-side credits for Amy Jo Johnson

Ranger cast screen. Honestly, not a bad change.

Picture-in-picture credits for Amy Jo Johnson
Billy ducks as two Putties crash into each other.

A slightly different cut of Billy's first fight with the Putties.

Billy bumps into a Putty
Side-by-side credits for David Yost

Ranger cast screen. Honestly, not a bad change.

Picture-in-picture credits for David Yost
Tyrannosaurus Dinozord

The newer choice for a shot of the Tyrannosaurus Dinozord is clearer...

Tyrannosaurus Dinozord
Mastodon Dinozord

...but the older choice for a shot of the Mastodon Dinozord was clearer.

Mastodon Dinozord
Side-by-side credits for Jason Frank

Ranger cast screen. Honestly, not a bad change.

Except the fact that Jason Frank is the only one whose name isn't in ALL CAPS.

Picture-in-picture credits for Jason Frank
Credits for Paul Schrier & Jason Narvy

Another cast screen. Not sure about the skull and crossbones as a choice for a background.

Credits for Paul Schrier & Jason Narvy in front of skull and crossbones background.
Credits for David Fielding

A change in the shot of Zordon that is used.

Credits for David Fielding
Side-angle shot of the five Dinozords

While the old shot of action figure Green Ranger on Dragonzord's head was always somewhat odd, the new shot isn't very clear at all.

Slightly right of head-on view of the five Dinozords.
Producer credits as Megazord Tank Mode stops rolling toward screen.

The grainy Megazord Tank Mode + Colors shot.

Producer credits as Megazord Tank Mode stops rolling toward screen in front of a painted background.
Producer credits as the Megazord is activated.

The choice to outline the font makes it more readable.

Producer credits as the Megazord is activated.
Megazord stands battle ready

A completely different choice of shots.

The five Rangers pose in front of a painted background.
MMPR logo - 1993 version

Logos.

MMPR logo - 2010 version