The Command Center was built on a double-peaked mountain in the mountainous desert.
To teleport between Angel Grove and the Command Center, the teens flew over a considerable amount of mountainous terrain.
As the teens walked through the desert, the double-peaked mountain could be seen in the background, but with no Command Center on it.
There is a large river near the mountains.
Jason went on a fishing trip to Bass Lake with his uncle in the mountains.
The distinctive rock
formation which marked the temple
entrance in the Desert of Despair was
identical to the double-peaked mountain on which the Command Center was built on Earth.
In the simulated past (see "Orb of
Doom"), the six kids walked through the
desert for what seemed to them like hours before Alpha teleported them into the Command Center from the middle of a dust
There was a cave opening in the mountains which
led into the long-forgotten tunnels beneath
the Command Center.
Somewhere near a Native American territory in an unknown
time period, True of Heart and young Tommy walked up the familiar double-peaked mountain
for Tommy's Zeo quest.
In the rock near
young Tommy and True
of Heart was a round hole which identified the area as the same
location shown in 101-DOTD when the first
five teens had walked through the mountains
away from the Command Center.
It was snowing in the mountains outside of the Zeozord Holding Bay when the Rangers used their Zeozords for the first time.
When David first appeared
for Tommy, they appeared to be on the other side
of the familiar double-peaked mountain.
The granddaughter of Old Man Murphy, a man who
had been looking for gold out in the desert, hired Bulk and Skull to look through Murphy's old
notes and go mining to see if he had really discovered the mother lode,
the richest vein of gold in the United States; the
mine was actually full of iron pyrite, "fools' gold."
Murphy's Mine was
apparently so well-known that Tanya referred to
it as a landmark; therefore, it's unknown why people prior to Bulk and Skull wouldn't have already
discovered that the mine was full of the gold sparkles of iron pyrite,
or "fools' gold."
Murphy's Mine had two different entrances.
When Tommy and Jason were running toward the Power Chamber, presumably having come from
Angel Grove, they headed due north.
Zordon said there was
only one possibility to reunite the Treys that he
was aware of, but it could prove very dangerous: an interplanetary
unification beam would be used to create a positive energy flow between
the planets Triforia, Aquitar, and Earth; the
beam had to be reflected off the planets at specific points in their
orbits and returned to Earth with exact
precision, and if the beam struck Earth without
first hitting the Golden Power Staff
at exactly the right time, Jason and the Treys could be destroyed.
The location on Earth
where the beam had to strike was in the northwest corner of the Angel Grove desert; at the proper location, a
large triangle appeared to have been burned into the ground.
In the Power
Chamber, Zordon told the Rangers to take their Turbozords across the "great desert" to the
sea; there they would find the Ghost
Galleon, a phantom ship which would take them and their Zords to the Nemesis
Although four of the teens (and probably Justin as well) had started on their journey
during the day, it was nighttime before the five teens drove up to the Ghost Galleon's dock.
On a purple-skied
alien planet on which the Scorpion Stinger had landed after Trakeena had captured Leo,
the desert contained a double-peaked mountain identical to one on Earth.
The planet Kirassa's desert contained yet another
double-peaked mountain identical to the one near Angel Grove.
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.