The Wheel of Fate

Episode Information

Power Rangers Turbo
Season 5

Title Card for “The Wheel of Fate”.
Episode #
Written by
Jackie Marchand
Directed by
Blair Treu
U.S. Premiere
Total U.S. airings(disclaimer)
(list of airings)
Last U.S. airing
Thursday, May 14, 1998
(on Fox Kids)
Tokusatsu footage
  • Carranger # 20
Previous Episode
Divatox, Dreadfeather, Elgar, Piranhatrons, Porto, Rygog


  • The instructions had supposedly been to go down 20,000 leagues (or 70,000 miles down) in the Salton Sea, but the Earth as a whole isn’t even 16,000 miles wide. (00:13)
  • Divatox found in a chest from the Salton Sea (in southern California) a map to the space cars - a map which had been missing for eons, but an illustration on the map showed the Turbine Laser mounted on the top of Storm Blaster and a C emblem on Storm Blaster’s side; when the space cars would be released in modern day, Storm Blaster’s side would initially be bare, and the Turbine Laser wouldn’t be introduced yet. (00:37)
  • After first arriving on Earth, Lightning Cruiser had a small C emblem on its hood in some shots, but not in others. (03:00)
  • When Lightning Cruiser and Storm Blaster sped straight for them as they were crossing a road, T.J. and Justin ran straight away from the cars rather than getting off the road. (04:15)
  • Lightning Cruiser’s display looked identical to a Turbo Navigator display; below the menu bars was “Bowzock Search Mode / Mode A - Energy Emission Scan”. (10:16)
  • When the Rangers morphed inside the Power Chamber, the morphing music was not in sync as the teens did not perform the usual hand motions prior to the stylized morphing sequence. (10:34)
  • The Turbo RAM Cannon Mode’s blast didn’t cause any visible damage to a warehouse door. (12:54)
  • As Storm Blaster was pulled out through the warehouse roof window by Lightning Cruiser, it had a C emblem on its side. (13:36)
  • Storm Blaster’s seat belt pulled Justin into the driver seat, but upon flying through the windows of the warehouse, the seat belt was no longer secured. (13:38)
  • As Lightning Cruiser transformed prior to landing after releasing Storm Blaster, it had a C emblem on its side. (13:57)
  • T.J. knew Lightning Cruiser’s name without being told, but it’s possible Justin had heard the name from Dreadfeather and had told him on their drive. (15:40)
  • Originally, there were only 2 motorcycle-riding Piranhatrons following Elgar and Dreadfeather in their car. However, during the battle, they split up, leaving 2 to attack the Red Ranger and 2 to attack the Blue Ranger. (16:42)
  • There were multiple, visible holes in Dreadfeather’s torso’s right side. (16:46)
  • Elgar seemed to be bailing out of his car before Green Ranger even drew his Auto Blaster. (18:29)
  • One of the cars (likely Lightning Cruiser) seemed to communicate with the Rangers via horn instead of headlight pulses at the end of the episode - the only time the cars would ever do so. (20:12)


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