- Jupiter's largest moon; home of moonbase for Mega Vehicles and Mega Winger
Andros obtained from Darkonda a set of keycards which had been stolen from
Zordon during the attack on Eltar.
On the Megaship's
bridge, Alpha told the Rangers he'd decoded part of the keycards, and they indicated a
massive weapon on one of Jupiter's moons; the
monitor in front of Alpha showed Ganymede,
with the text, "Top Secret."
Approaching Ganymede, the Delta Megaship's scanners detected no
indication of any weapons on the moon.
A male operator voice spoke over the Delta Megaship's audio system, "Release
controls. Navigation is now remotely controlled."
When asked by Carlos
whether the guy was one of his friends, Andros
said with astonishment that he had no clue.
A blue Earth-like planet would
very often be visible in the starry sky above Ganymede even though no
such celestial body resided anywhere near Ganymede.
The Delta Megaship
flew up to a lit facility built into a large crater; a bay door opened,
and the ship flew down a long tunnel, after which it stopped and the
operator voice said, "Vehicle secured."
Andros led the Rangers out of the Delta Megaship's control room, then down a
ladder with a sign with alien symbols on the
wall beside it.
Thinking he'd heard something at the end of the
walkway, Andros quickly led the Rangers across several ramps with numerous
In a hangar containing numerous storage drums and
crates, as well as a small orange one-person spaceship with alien
writing on it, Andros knew he would know what
he was looking for when he saw it; spotting a large panel of lights and
controls on the wall near a door, he realized that had to be it.
arrived with Ecliptor and Quantrons, Andros
managed to get to the doors during the fight to work on the door
controls, breaking the code and opening the doors within seconds.
As Andros went into the area beyond, filled with even
more controls, he was suddenly carrying under his arm some sort of gray,
square, flat object the size of a briefcase.
When Cassie was the last
one heading for the other area, Astronema
threw her boomerang, knocking Cassie down and
the keycards from her hand, but
Cassie grabbed them and began running for the
open doors, which then began to close.
At this time, Andros no
longer had the silver case.
Cassie leapt through
just in time to seal the villains out.
Ashley passed out
lantern devices to the others, and the Rangers headed off down the dark tunnel
she'd spotted, with her leading; she suddenly hit a railing in the dark,
dropping her flashlight over the edge and nearly falling, but Andros caught her.
Beside the Rangers
on this balcony area, where there were still numerous alien signs, was a table apparatus very similar to
the stand from which the Turbo Rangers
had gotten their Turbo powers in the Power Chamber in 500-TPRM.
Looking at the table, Andros said there were more keycards, and the Rangers were then shown standing around the
table and holding a new keycard
each when the operator voice came from the darkened hangar below.
The voice announced, "Mega Vehicles activated," and each Mega Vehicle in the holding bay below was
lit up by a spotlight as the voice said its name: Mega V-1, V-2, V-3, V-4, and V-5.
From the orientation shown, V-1 was in the lower left, V-4 was in the upper left, V-5 was in the upper right, V-2 was in the lower right, and V-3 was in the center.
Ashley figured that Zordon had hidden the Mega Vehicles there, knowing that one day
there would be an emergency and they would need them; Andros noted, "Well, we need them right now!"
Poles lowered down to the Mega Vehicles, and each Ranger slid down his or her respective pole,
with a large INET sign near the V-1, V-4, and V-5 poles; behind V-2's pole was an INET "Off Limits" caution sign.
When Andros dropped into
his cockpit, it was almost completely darkened, except for a small,
plain light to show him what he was doing; the operator voice then said,
"Insert keycard," and an "Insert
keycard" panel slid open.
After activating Mega V-1 for the first time, Andros tested out its controls, at which point Mega V-1 looked around, then tore out of
the silver restraint cables on its arms.
runway door, labeled appropriately, opened, and restraint arms released
V-2; Mega V-3's overhead door slid open, and
arms released V-3, V-5, and V-4.
As he prepared for launch in Mega V-3, T.J.
remarked, "Let's hope this thing still fires," perhaps suggesting that
the Mega Vehicles had remained dormant
for quite some time.
Moving platforms on tracks led the four V-Zords down their own tunnels, leaving V-3 in the center.
V-3 lifted off,
and the other four V-Zords were quickly
accelerated down their tunnels before the five Mega Vehicles flew out of the moonbase; V-3 flew from the center of the crater,
with the other four V-Zords flying out
from lit areas.
There were numerous lit areas on the crater base
left unused: two were on the side shown, and more were probably on the
The Mega Voyager, upon being formed, was shown
quite close in front of Ganymede, as usual, but at this point, the Rangers should have been closer to Earth.
Often before flying
down from the sky on Earth, the Mega Voyager would be shown flying down from
Ganymede, but its apparent proximity to the Earth should have made it the Earth's moon.
After the arrival
and first use of the new Rebel-built Mega Winger, it was parked in its own bay in
Mega Winger's bay
doors had a red triangle on them, with a gold M inside, a small yellow
triangle within the top of the M, and a larger yellow triangle below the
The doors opened to reveal Mega Winger in jet mode, its wings folded up;
it rolled down onto its short runway which read, "Mega-W," and then
unfolded its wings for launch.
After tapping into the Megaship's computers and engine core, Ecliptor streaked into the engine room's control kiosk with green
energy; then at a computer terminal with an empty chair in the moonbase,
Ecliptor passed through a cable with red
energy, then materialized from the inactive screen from red streaks, in
his new solid red, supercharged form.
On the walls of the computer room were a few
display panels just like those in the Mega
Morphed Zhane rushed in
from a doorway open directly to the outside, and the fight between him
and Ecliptor soon moved outside into the
cratered Ganymede surface.
Mega Winger and
giant Ecliptor faced off just outside the
moonbase, which consisted of a large blue dome in a crater.
Ecliptor slashed the
moonbase's dome twice, making it crackle with red energy bolts, and
explosions erupted throughout the base, even around the V-Zords, making V-1 fall over amongst the explosions and
Shortly after Ecliptor
and the Astro Megazord had left, the
damaged Mega Winger sparked and collapsed
amongst the ruined moonbase interior.
Later, unmorphed Cassie,
T.J., and Zhane surveyed
the absolute destruction inside the moonbase.
Zhane found a console
that was still working, and Cassie said it was
from the main computer bank.
Zhane gave the teens on the Megaship the good news that the power
systems were intact and that they'd have it fixed in no time.
invasion of Earth, the section of the moonbase
housing Mega Winger appeared undamaged.
Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system.
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.