A Friend in Need Part I

Episode Information

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Season 3

Episode #
Written by
Shuki Levy & Shell Danielson
Directed by
Worth Keeter
U.S. Premiere
Total U.S. airings(disclaimer)
(list of airings)
Last U.S. airing(disclaimer)
Monday, March 4, 1996
(on Fox Kids)
Tokusatsu footage
  • Kamen Rider Black RX # 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 13, 15, 42
  • plus additional Zyu1.5 footage
Previous Episode
Blue Ranger Gone Bad
Count Dregon, Cyclopter, Datz, Doubleface, Finster, Goldar, Gork, Lord Zedd, Nefaria, Plague Sentry, Rita Repulsa, Z Putties


  • The digging Edenoites appeared to have antennae. (01:27)
  • The Spiderbase was shown flying away from a grayish planet or moon resembling the Earth’s moon. (02:25)
  • Billy was surprised that Alpha, a robot, sounded sad, but Alpha had on many occasions demonstrated the capacity for emotion. (04:06)
  • Through Zedd’s super-vision, the Spiderbase could be seen flying away from the grayish planet, then traveling through a tunnel or warp of some sort, then approaching a planet and finally shooting at it from a distance. (04:55)
  • When Goldar suggested an attack once five of the Rangers had left Earth, Rita mocked his seemingly appropriate idea. (09:08)
  • The Rangers didn’t see that the Spiderbase was what was blasting them from above, even though it seemed to be quite close to Edenoi, inside the atmosphere. (10:35)
  • While Lexian and three other diggers were shown, Dex’s voice could be heard saying he saw movement; soon afterward, Lexian looked up, wondering where Dex had gone, but the same number of people were still in his digging group. (11:29)
  • The three unmorphed Edenoites appeared to fight the Rangers as well as Masked Rider. (13:02)
  • One of the male fighters was shocked that Billy knew that Edenoi’s surface was being disrupted, but Billy could have known this easily if he had indeed been sent by Dregon. (14:24)
  • The Spiderbase was shown flying away from the aforementioned grayish planet or moon, and in it’s next establishment shot, once again flying away from the same planet or moon. (15:58)
  • The Spiderbase again switched from being in space and hovering in Edenoi’s atmosphere as it blasted the planet. (16:58)


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