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High Five

Revisiting Power Rangers visually compares, frame-by-frame, the original airings of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (which ran on Fox Kids in 1993) with the reversioned airings (which ran on ABC Kids in 2010), seeking to document any striking differences between the two.

For the most part, it is left to the fan to form their own personal opinions on this reversioning.

Watch the complete reversioned versions on Amazon Video. (off-site link)


As Billy speaks, Jason descends down the climbing rope above him, straddling Billy’s shoulders, frightening him.

Reversion: As Jason lands on Billy’s shoulders, a comic-style “BONK!” in blue lettering in a yellow starburst grows and then shrinks in the middle of the screen.

With Billy’s shoulders secured in Jason’s legs, the climbing rope begins to swing to our left, then our right, then back slightly to our left, Billy’s legs flailing about.

Reversion: Scene is sped up. A comic-style “Woosh” in blue lettering is revealed as Jason and Billy swing to our right. Final five frames are cut.

Jason speaks, looks up at the rope, and then back at Bulk and Skull (off-screen). Skull walks into frame, points at him then gets in his face and tries to taunt him, but Jason does not flinch, causing Skull to re-evaluate his choice to do this before backing away slightly.

Reversion: The scene pauses to cut Skull’s attempted taunting, with the pair cut-out from the background as yellow and blue stylized lightning bolts appear and a green lightning bolt extends left to right. The screen flashes white as the scene resumes with Skull re-evaluating.

Bulk jumps up and attempts to grab the climbing rope, but just slides down landing on his rear end.

Reversion: The scene appears within a skull-and-crossbones border and shakes when Bulk hits the ground.

Bulk again descends down the rope, crashing to the ground, this time with the rope with him. He tries to stabilize himself, as Skull kneels down with his hand on Bulk’s shoulder. Bulk looks up at the ceiling, and Skull pats him hard on the shoulder, as drywall and dust from the ceiling falls on him almost simultaneously. They pause for a moment, before Bulk spits out a cloud of drywall dust.

Reversion: The scene appears within a skull-and-crossbones border and shakes when Bulk hits the ground and when the ceiling falls on him. Ends three frames early.

Static shot of the Earth from the Lunar surface. Camera fades to black in to commercial break.

Reversion: As camera fades to black in the background, shot of Rita laughing as she moves from behind her Repulsascope is superimposed, camera zooms in on lens featuring superimposed shots of future scenes as lens is circled in blue. Shot of Bones stepping out from under Monstermatic exit tube, thumping fist to chest. Shot of Bones teleporting out with purple streaks. Shot of pile of Bones on Earth as his bones float up and re-form his skeleton. Shot of Bones taking off his head and tossing it skyward. Shot of Giant materializing in the middle of the city, alongside the skyscraper-straddling Lunar Palace. Shot of Giant’s hand smashing through building wall. Shot of Red Ranger being snatched by Giant’s hand, then being lifted out of Time Warp dimension by Giant as the other Rangers rush to the spot he was taken from. Shot of Red Ranger struggling in Giant’s hand. Iris effect turns lens black then camera fades to black.

Space shuttle flies through space toward Earth.

Reversion: Additional commercial break inserted - scene appears both before and after commercial break. Camera fades to black in to commercial break.

Repulsascope follows space shuttle as it speeds down the road.

Reversion: Green circle effects target on shuttle.

Miniaturized space shuttle flying down the road, as seen on television. People on sidewalk are amazed by smoke-spewing miniaturized space shuttle driving in the middle on the wrong side of the road, as it turns left across a crosswalk. Zoom in on miniaturized space shuttle as it drives down the street. Zoom out from miniaturized space shuttle as it drives further down the street, riding the center line as a commuter train passes up ahead. Another close up of miniaturized space shuttle driving down the street.

Reversion: Green circle effects target on shuttle.

Shuttle POV of the drive, narrowly avoiding getting flattened by two vehicles on the road.

Reversion: POV has a highly-stylized heads-up display overlay with “FIND: POWER RANGERS” at the top.

Side angle of miniaturized space shuttle driving down the road, passing cars narrowly on their left. Another zoom in on miniaturized space shuttle driving down the street.

Reversion: Green circle effects target on shuttle.

Shuttle POV of the drive, zooming through a construction site.

Reversion: POV has a highly-stylized heads-up display overlay with “FIND: POWER RANGERS” at the top.

Miniaturized space shuttle soars across and over the camera. A pair of construction works stumble as miniaturized space shuttle hovers along down the street. Another shot of the miniaturized space shuttle driving down the street.

Reversion: Green circle effects target on shuttle.

Shuttle POV of the drive, now on a sidewalk, with people frozen in terror.

Reversion: POV has a highly-stylized heads-up display overlay with “FIND: POWER RANGERS” at the top.

Shuttle pulls off the road onto a slightly elevated gravel shoulder and comes to a stop.

Reversion: Green circle effects target on shuttle.

Zack mule kicks a Putty in the midsection.

Reversion: As the kick connects, a comic-style “OOF!” in brown-outlined white lettering grows and then shrinks in the middle of the screen.

Kimberly attempts to legsweep a Putty as it backflips over her leg.

Reversion: As Kimberly performs the sweep, a comic-style “SWEEP!” in pink lettering follows her leg.

Zack attempts (and fails) to hit a Putty in the chest with a flying kick.

Reversion: As Zack performs the kick, a comic-style “Kick!” in white lettering in a red starburst grows and then shrinks in the middle of the screen.

Trini jogs along a path, comes to a stop, and looks up. Trini’s POV shot of Billy above, teetering on the edge of the cliff. Cut to Billy standing on the edge of the cliff, peering downward then staggering back slightly and touching near rock, frightened.

Original: Camera fades to black in to commercial break.

Reversion: Shot of Trini jogging along path is pushed back, after the two shots of Billy. As she peers up, she is cut-out from the background with the ground glowing yellow and four yellow streaks encircling her. Jagged horizontal transition closes to black and then opens from black on still of Yellow Ranger, mid-pose, cut-out from yellow background with red dotted texture and yellow arrows while a white arrow circles the Ranger. Three pentagons pull into frame, two from top and one from bottom. First pentagon activates with scene of Trini practicing in the Youth Center. Second pentagon activates with Trini fighting a Putty. Third pentagon activates with scene of Yellow Ranger nod-talking to wrapped Bones head, then throwing it into chasm. Jagged horizontal transition closes to black into commercial.

With Zack mounted on his shoulders and laying horizontally and Kimberly lifted into the air with Zack’s legs under her arms, Jason rotates counterclockwise to fend off Putties.

Reversion: As Kimberly’s extended feet pass by the camera, a comic-style “ZZZZING” in pink lettering slides into view, pulses three times, then flies off-screen.

A stylized lightning bolt drops in from the top of the screen, causing lightning to crackle once it hits its final destination.

Original: Lightning bolt is from 1993 MMPR logo.

Reversion: Lightning bolt is from 2010 MMPR logo.

Red Ranger poses.

Reversion: A streak of red follows Red Ranger’s left arm, up and off the screen.

Black Ranger poses.

Reversion: Five streaks of black initially follow Black Ranger’s right arm, then race down and right off-screen.

Blue Ranger poses.

Reversion: A streak of blue circles Blue Ranger twice, then races up and off the screen.

Yellow Ranger poses.

Reversion: A streak of yellow follows Yellow Ranger’s right arm, up and off the screen.

Pink Ranger poses.

Reversion: A streak of pink follows Pink Ranger’s right arm, up and off the screen.

Full team poses in front of boat rocking ride.

Reversion: A rush of five multicolored streaks appear from above and behind the Rangers, rushing downward underneath them and off the screen to our right. Ends one frame early.

All five Rangers ready their Blade Blaster then charge ahead.

Reversion: Three streaks of pink encircle the Rangers, then Rangers are cut-out from background (with lower halves of all but Red Ranger’s legs missing) as gray streaks pinwheel out behind them and a red streak shoots around amongst them before a white flash.

Tyrannosaurus Dinozord’s head slowly rises from the molten red ground.

Reversion: Comic-style narration box slides in on lower left, reading “Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus!”.

Camera slowly approaches Kimberly, Billy, Jason, and Trini talking in the Youth Center, with Zack in the foreground, approaching sneakily; Jason notices him approaching and smirks as Zack slips on a mask. Close-on Trini talking to the others. Close on Zack approaching sneakily wearing Skeleton mask, then shouting to scare Trini. Trini screams and quickly climbs the climbing rope as the others look up. Trini reaches the top and peers down as Zack removes the mask while laughing. Trini POV shot of the others reacting, Jason lowering head and laughing, Billy smiling, and Kimberly playfully pushing Zack’s arm.

Reversion: End credits run over bottom half of frame during final scenes of the episode, rather than the :30 second outro.

Close on Trini at the top of the climbing rope, rolling her eyes and sighing in relief. Freeze frame. Fade to black.

Original: After freeze frame, Executive Producers credit fades in over center of frame.

Reversion: End credits continue running over bottom half of frame. Trini appears cut-out of slightly darkened background as three blue streaks flow in from the right behind her with yellow, dripping spray paint splash in upper left. More yellow grafitti appears in the background as cut-out Trini slowly grows toward screen and camera fades to black. Fade to black starts earlier and lasts longer.


Episode Segment Lengths

Airing“Today on Power Rangers”Opening CreditsEpisodeEnding CreditsTotal
Original00:3001:0218:2800:3120:31
Reversion00:3001:0218:5700:0420:34

Thanks to SirStack’s Morphylogeny (off-site link) for the use of some clip descriptions.