Eclipsing Megazord

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)
A building explodes

Building explosions are a no-no.

[Scene Missing]
The Rangers' Power Morphers spark

What I'm calling the “Green with Evil” special effect.

The Rangers Power Morphers spark in a sideways cut-out
The Rangers' Power Morphers smoke

power fail!

The Rangers' Power Morphers smoke as a comic 'power fail' appears on screen
A building explodes in a fireball

Building explosions are a no-no.

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The moon eclipses the sun

A prediction of the future.

The moon eclipses the sun in a split screen with green dragonart
Megazord sparks as it loses power

A prediction of the future.

Megazord sparks as it loses power in a split screen with green dragonart
Fade to black for a commercial break.

Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.

Red Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break.

Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.

Red Ranger profile
Goldar stomps on some buildings

Goldar kicking-up buildings? No.

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Rubble falls on the streets below

Falling rubble? No.

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A giant fiery explosion

Fiery Explosion? No.

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The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.

Lightning bolt.

The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
The Rangers pose ready for battle

POWER RANGERS

The Rangers pose ready for battle in front of stylisting background and 'POWER RANGERS' above them
Scorpina clenches her fist

GWE Effect

Scorpina, outlined in gold, clenches her fist in a sideways cut-out
Black Ranger is struck by Scorpina's boomerang weapon

Black: BAM! バム

Black Ranger is struck by Scorpina's boomerang weapon as a cartoon 'BAM! バム' appears on screen
Blue Ranger is struck by Scorpina's boomerang weapon

Blue: BAM! バム

Blue Ranger is struck by Scorpina's boomerang weapon as a cartoon 'BAM! バム' appears on screen
Red Ranger is struck by Scorpina's boomerang weapon

Red: BAM! バム

Red Ranger is struck by Scorpina's boomerang weapon as a cartoon 'BAM! バム' appears on screen
Pink Ranger is struck by Scorpina's boomerang weapon

Pink: BAM! バム

Pink Ranger is struck by Scorpina's boomerang weapon as a cartoon 'BAM! バム' appears on screen
Goldar strikes a building with his sword

Goldar destroying buildings? No.

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Goldar stomps toward the camera

Goldar stepping on you? No.

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Multiple explosions are seen in the distant buildings

Buildings exploding? No.

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Bulk and Skull eat ice cream at the Juice Bar

Bulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No.

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Bulk grabs Skull who is trying to leave

Bulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No.

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An I-beam falls on top of the Juice Bar counter

Bulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No.

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Bulk stuffs his mouth full of ice cream

Bulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No.

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Bulk and Skull rush out of the Youth Center

Bulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No.

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Rita appears in the sky, riding her flying cycle

Rita causes a special effect.

Rita appears in the sky, riding her flying cycle, with black lines extending downward
Close on Rita on her cycle

Rita causes a different special effect.

Close on Rita on her cycle as black squiggly lines fill the background
Rita in the sky on her cycle

Rita causes another different special effect.

Rita in the sky on her cycle with different squiggly lines in the background
Bulk and Skull yell at the screen

Bulk & Skull have the wiggles.

Bulk and Skull, partially obscured by sound wave effect, yell at the screen
Fade to black for a commercial break.

Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.

Blue Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break.

Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.

Blue Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break.

Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.

Blue Ranger profile
Goldar's giant sword stabs into the beach

Slice

Goldar's giant sword stabs into the beach with superimposed 'Slice' written on it.
Megazord catches the falling bus in its hand

GWE Effect

Megazord catches the falling bus in its hand in a sideways cut-out effect
Scorpina, awash in smoke, prepares to grow

GWE Effect

Scorpina, awash in smoke, prepares to grow in a sideways cut-out effect
Scorpina, now in giant mutated form

GWE Effect

Scorpina, now in giant mutated form in a sideways cut-out effect
Close on Scorpina's claw hand

GWE Effect

Close on Scorpina's claw hand in a sideways cut-out effect
Close on Scorpina's stinger

GWE Effect

Close on Scorpina's stinger in a sideways cut-out effect
The Moon eclipses the Sun

Eclipe = Commercial Segue?

In storyboard fashion, the events of 'Green With Evil' are recapped
The Moon eclipses the Sun

Eclipe = Commercial Segue?

In storyboard fashion, the events of 'Green With Evil' are recapped
The Moon eclipses the Sun

Eclipe = Commercial Segue?

In storyboard fashion, the events of 'Green With Evil' are recapped
The Moon eclipses the Sun

Eclipe = Commercial Segue?

In storyboard fashion, the events of 'Green With Evil' are recapped
Under eclipsed sun, Megazord prepares to face Goldar, Scorpina, and Green Ranger

Outnumbered!

Under eclipsed sun, Megazord prepares to face Goldar, Scorpina, and Green Ranger as comic 'Outnumbered!' appears on screen
Megazord sparks and smokes

DEFEATED!

Megazord sparks and smokes as a comic 'DEFEATED!' appears on screen.
Sparks in the Megazord cockpit

Rangers exploding? No.

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The Earth below opens up with a fireball

Holes opening in the Earth? No.

[Scene Missing]
Fade to black for a commercial break.

Recycled Commercial Segue

Split-screen showing the Rangers getting their Power Weapons
Fade to black for a commercial break.

Recycled Commercial Segue

Split-screen showing the Rangers getting their Power Weapons
Fade to black for a commercial break.

Recycled Commercial Segue

Rangers pose ready for battle with Power Weapons
Zack watches the Viewing Globe as Billy configures

End credits now run over the last act of the episode to save time. Compared to the old way, the credits are arguably more readable now.

Zack watches the Viewing Globe as Billy configures as end credits roll
The Viewing Globe reveals that Tommy is the Green Ranger

To Be Continued

The Viewing Globe reveals that Tommy is the Green Ranger as 'To Be Continued' fades in
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits

COLORS!

Psst... we still love you guys!

Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as a comic 'TOMMY IS THE EVIL RANGER!' appears on screen