Astro Megaship engines
- power generator and propulsion system for Astro Megaship; probable power source for Space Rangers (601-FON1 through 643-CTD2)
engine room apparently doubled as its cargo bay, as the room was lined
with storage drums and crates; from the doorway, the engine area and
some storage containers were on the left half of the room, and an open
cargo area, as well as large cargo bay doors with a huge gold rectangle emblem above them,
were on the right half of the room.
The engine room was two levels high, with a
second-story maintenance railing up around the engine itself.
After Astronema's sphinx ship had been blasting
the Megaship, Andros told DECA to apply
full power to the Astro Thrusters, but the engines were disabled; in the
engine room, the engine's yellow glow died out from a loose, sparking
Once the teens had
lowered T.J. over the railing above, enabling him
to plug the cable back in, Alpha started the
engines back up from the nearby control kiosk; at this point, DECA told Andros the Astro
Thrusters were back online, but their thrust was unable to stop the Megaship from crash-landing on the planet below.
When asked after the crash, DECA said that launch was impossible as the Mega
Accelerator was disabled; Megalasers were also down, and
Megadecks 5 and 6 were on auxiliary power.
disabling of the Mega Accelerator, probably the Space Rangers' power source, Andros had remained morphed.
Later, after being shown merely fixing panels on
the Megaship's exterior, unmorphed Andros had DECA test the
engine, and it grew brighter and warmed up.
In front of the large cargo bay doors was a
control kiosk and a rack of tools, as though the doors were never used;
on this rack of tools were apparently some spare Alpha parts that happened to be lying around, with
which Andros gave Alpha
Six a new voice and attitude just like Alpha
After leaving the four teens behind, Andros had
the Mega Accelerator set to Hyper Rush 3.
Cassie said the Megaship's engine room was the home of the
universe's only Mega Accelerator.
DECA told the curious Ninja Turtles that maximum Hyper Rush velocity was
Whenever the Megaship was to streak away through the
stars at high speed, the outer two of its five rear boosters would glow
Created in a freak accident, Craterites slid down a ladder in a hallway on
the Simudeck's level and eventually broke
into the engine room; the three other teens
took the Megalift to the Simudeck's level, then the five went down to Megadeck 6 just in time to find the Craterites having forced the cargo bay doors
open and leapt out.
Ranger had told the Rangers that Dark Specter was holding Zordon on the planet Hercuron and that they had to hurry, Andros had a course set for Hercuron at Hyper Rush 9.
As the Megaship soon cruised up to Hercuron, its outer two boosters were
As giant Darkonda
ravaged the Astro Megazord with his
attacks, he eventually impaled the left side of its stomach with his
In the Megaship's
engine room immediately afterward, two cables were loose, and mist
illuminated orange from the engine was filling the area; DECA announced a system failure alert as the engine
Minutes later as the fight continued, the "Energy
Levels" monitor on the bridge counted
down from 15% and eventually hit 0%, at which point the Megazord collapsed.
Meanwhile, the Rangers had remained morphed during the
engine failure and were still morphed in Mega
Voyager by the time the energy levels hit 0%.
Later, in orbit, T.J., Cassie, and Alpha
surveyed the engine room, where the reactor was still dim.
Cassie used a rod
scanner to determine that circuitry A46 through C47 on a large square
panel were all burnt, and Alpha sighed that
the circuitry would take days to reconfigure.
DECA said the ship's "main
engine room" was on Megadeck 6.
On Megadeck 6, Andros
went into the engine room after looking around, then went to an area of
storage containers in the "northwest" corner of the room, with the main
door being west and the engine being northeast.
The reactor was back to its normal brightness.
Andros flipped open a
secret keypad hidden by what looked like an ordinary strip of wall: the
keypad was four buttons wide and six long; if, for clarity, the six rows
were designated A through F and the four columns were designated 1
through 4, then A1 and A2 were combined into a single darker button, and
E1 and E2 also combined.
Andros pressed A1/A2,
then B1, then C1, opening a secret doorway in the western end of the
north wall, leading into the secret healing chamber where Zhane was in a cryogenic tube.
The Megaship was
again capable of interplanetary flight.
As the Megaship
was landed on Kadix, Andros told DECA to prepare for liftoff, and the underside of
the ship steamed and glowed orange as the Rangers headed inside.
The corridor from the right sliding door entry
below the Megaship (facing the ship)
apparently led right into a normal-sized doorway to the right of the
cargo bay doors in the engine room.
There was some cargo netting hanging from the
ceiling in the cargo bay area.
As the Rangers ran
through Megadeck 6, Andros ordered DECA to lift
off, and Alpha used the main joysticks on the
bridge; the central rear boosters lit
up, and the ship lifted off and flew away.
Asked for a damage report from the Kadix beings' attacks on the exterior
panels, DECA reported electrical malfunctions on
Megadecks 4, 6, and 2; additionally, the
stablizers were offline, and the accelerators were also overheating.
In the engine room, the reactor was pulsating,
steaming, and sparking.
At the control kiosk, Ashley observed that the magnetics were out of
sync, and she had the others check the sub-ion panel.
One box on the control kiosk was "Chamber
T.J. apparently plugged back
in a loose cable above; meanwhile, Cassie and
Carlos removed a panel from the side of the
reactor, and Cassie reached inside, bringing
the thrusters back online.
As Cassie watched, the
secret doorway panel in the corner sparked, and the hidden door to the
healing chamber opened.
Not yet noticing the healing chamber, T.J. told Ashley they'd have
to do a complete maintanance check on the electrical connections, since
they were all fried, remarking "those things" had sure caused a lot of
Ashley agreed and said
she'd have DECA run a scan of the ship.
Later, as Cassie ran for
the door after being attacked by the Lunatick monster in the cargo bay,
Lunatick managed to press a
button on the control kiosk which sealed and locked the door.
Holding onto the kiosk, Cassie opened the
cargo bay doors slightly, creating a strong vacuum.
held onto the netting above, but it soon broke, and Cassie shut the doors; finding the doors had shut
on the end of the cargo net, Cassie briefly
forced the doors open manually for a moment to release the net.
Moments later as Lunatick attacked panels while
clinging to the ship's hull, engine power was failing, and the Megaship began to fall back toward Kadix;
on the bridge, the "Energy Levels"
monitor counted down from 15% to 13%.
With the bridge lights flickering, the Megaship crash-landed on Kadix; as the ship
slid to a stop, the bridge was dark,
but the lights slowly shorted back on with a growing whir.
The teens were able to
morph despite the engine's low power
To streak away toward Zordon's location in the Kirak Galaxy, T.J. had DECA set a course and
engage maximum hyper rush velocity; she acknowledged, saying mega
accelerators were at maximum.
After using its outer boosters for hyper rush
travel, the ship's two inner boosters were lit as it cruised up to
After Dark Specter
had lowered the planet's forcefield, T.J. had Carlos bring them ahead at Hyper Rush 1.
At one point at the
Megaship was cruising in, its outer
boosters were engaged.
In the engine room as the teens were doing ship-wide tests, T.J. was soldering just inside the right side of the
engine core, then had Andros help him put the
outer panel back on.
Using a control kiosk, T.J.
told Cassie on the bridge they were ready to test the Mega
After probably several days of space flight, the ship's fuel reserves were low,
but T.J. planned for them to refuel on Earth.
A purple round bin in a cargo room appeared to be
labeled, "MegaDrive Magnets."
Ecliptor forced his
way through the engine room door with his sword.
Hiding behind some bins to the left of the door,
Alpha reached for a new control panel box
just inside the doorway, labeled "Cargo Bay Door," and opened the bay
doors slightly, nearly sucking Ecliptor
Ecliptor grabbed the
doors, shot the control panel with a green energy bolt from his sword,
and got back inside before the doors sealed.
Ecliptor accessed the
computer's top-secret database from the engine room's control kiosk.
Called by Astronema,
Ecliptor heard a beep and suddenly said he'd
discovered the location of the Mega
Voyager; Astronema told him to go there
and destroy it.
In the circuitry inside the engine core, Ecliptor ripped out a crackling cable and
prepared to touch it to his remote
device, saying this should be enough power.
As the engine died out, Ecliptor touched the cable to the device, and he streaked into the control
kiosk as green energy.
At a computer terminal in the Ganymede moonbase, Ecliptor passed through a cable with red energy,
then materialized from the inactive screen from red streaks.
except for most of his cyborg parts, was now solid red as he was
The Rangers morphed only after they had to have
repaired the engines for the flight to Ganymede.
In the process of defeating the Astro Megazord, giant red Ecliptor suddenly began to spew steam from his
joints, wondering what was happening to him, and he shrank to normal
size, his extra power having been depleted, though he was still red.
As the Megaship
coasted down to Earth, Carlos said maximum speed was online, and the very
center engine behind the Megaship shown
glowing; this was the only time the center one had ever been shown on.
Soon, Zhane flew the Megaship into the atmosphere under fire
while large amounts of steam were pouring out of the engine room; he
suddenly took the Megalift to Megadeck 6 and
declared while rushing out near the engine room that he needed the Mega Winger.
While the Megaship was going down, its engines
apparently failing, the five Rangers on
Earth were meanwhile demorphing involuntarily for no
The next morning, the teens were able to morph; the status of the Megaship was unknown.
Probably another day, the Megaship was landed on KO-35, and the engines were capable of interstellar
After some time of inactivity, Kai tried to start the engines despite Alpha's reluctance, but the monitors turned to
static and the lights flickered as the engines warmed up; alarms blared
and doors opened and closed.
Alpha warned Kai he was overheating the accelerators and that he
had to maintain power; Kai agreed but didn't know
After watching with amusement for a moment, Damon took over, instantly stabilizing things; he
told DECA to shut down all auxiliary systems.
After bursting up through the roof of the
Convention Center which housed it, the Megaship drifted and bumped its front into
a building, but soon corrected.
Damon said she was a
little groggy, but she was waking up; the Megaship then flew off into the sky.
Later, as the Megaship flew up to Terra Venture after returning from Mirinoi, its inner two boosters had been on, but
they faded to purple before shutting down as the ship landed.
Days or weeks later, as the three teens went to the Megaship in the docking bay to help the Galactabeasts, Damon
wasn't sure if the engines would come online, so he went to the engine
Over a monitor, Kai
insisted that the three couldn't just take off, as they had to conduct
standard systems tests, finish charging the "hyper accelerators,"
interrupting himself to glower that there were procedures, but Damon had just finished bringing the hyper
At no point after 643-CTD2 were the engines called the "Mega
After the Megaship had been flying through space for a while, Leo asked
how it was looking, and Damon replied that the
thrusters were holding steady, for now.
On their flight back from the Galactabeast planet, the teens saw
Furio and Radster attacking Terra Venture in the viewscreen while they
were still a long ways away, so Damon engaged
the hyper accelerators, making the ship streak rapidly through space at hyper rush velocity.
As the teens flew the
Megaship after the Lights of Orion, the ship was attacked by
the Scorpion Stinger, making the bridge spark, and Damon raised the shields.
Stinger shot a blast from its tail laser, and the shaking and
sparking aboard the ship dislodged a cable or two in the engine room,
making the engines go offline.
The engines were now in working order again, as the Space Rangers returned to action and formed the Astro Megazord.
As the Scorpion
Stinger crushed the Megaship in its pincers, Maya said the engines were overheating; a monitor
"Astro Megaship engines."
Edited by Joe Rovang. Content owned by Disney, used without permission.