High Five

Revisiting Power Rangers is a project which compares the video of the original airings of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers with that of the reversioned ones which aired on ABC Kids in 2010. For the most part, we leave it to the fan to make their own (educated) decisions on whether the changes are improvements or not.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) versus Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (2010)
Jason lands on Billy’s shoulders. BONK! Jason lands on Billy’s shoulders as a comic “BONK!” appears on screen.
Jason and Billy swing through the Youth Center on the rope. Woosh! Jason and Billy swing through the Youth Center on the rope as a comic “Woosh!” appears on screen.
Jason stares at Skull as he gets up in his face Jason’s stare is so intense it causes lightning! Jason stares at Skull as he gets up in his face with lightning bolts in the background.
Bulk loses grip of the rope and falls down. Bulk falls once. Bulk loses grip of the rope and falls down as the frame shakes in response.
Bulk pulls the rope out of the ceiling and falls down. Bulk falls twice. Bulk pulls the rope out of the ceiling and falls down as the frame shakes in response.
Chunks of ceiling and dust fall onto Bulk Ceiling falls once. Chunks of ceiling and dust fall onto Bulk as the frame shakes in response.
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 2010, foreshadowing is in style. Foreshadow the upcoming the apperance of Bones.
Fade to black for a commercial break. REALLY in style. Foreshadow the upcoming appearance of the Giant.
A miniaturized space shuttle flies down the road. The Time Device used to be a plain old miniature space shuttle. Now, it actually has some effects. A miniaturized space shuttle, encircled with green energy, flies down the road.
A miniaturized space shuttle flies through town. The Time Device used to be a plain old miniature space shuttle. Now, it actually has some effects. A miniaturized space shuttle, encircled with green energy, flies through town.
A miniaturized space shuttle flies down the road, turning at a corner. The Time Device used to be a plain old miniature space shuttle. Now, it actually has some effects. A miniaturized space shuttle, encircled with green energy, flies down the road, turning at a corner
A miniaturized space shuttle flies down the road, causing a car to swerve out of the way. Driving into traffic? Not good. A miniaturized space shuttle flies down the road, with on-screen display searching for Power Rangers.
A miniaturized space shuttle flies through town. The Time Device used to be a plain old miniature space shuttle. Now, it actually has some effects. A miniaturized space shuttle, encircled with green energy, flies through town.
A miniaturized space shuttle flies through town, nearly striking a man in a manhole. Running over construction workers? Not good. A miniaturized space shuttle flies through town, with on-screen display searching for Power Rangers.
A miniaturized space shuttle flies through town. The Time Device used to be a plain old miniature space shuttle. Now, it actually has some effects. A miniaturized space shuttle, encircled with green energy, flies through town.
A miniaturized space shuttle flies through town, nearly striking pedestrians Running over pedestrians? Not good. A miniaturized space shuttle flies through town, with on-screen display searching for Power Rangers.
The miniaturized space shuttle comes to a stop. The Time Device used to be a plain old miniature space shuttle. Now, it actually has some effects. The miniaturized space shuttle, encircled with green energy, comes to a stop.
Zack kicks a Putty in the midsection. OOF! Zack kicks a Putty in the midsection as a comic “OOF!” appears on screen.
Kimberly sweeps the legs out from under a Putty SWEEP! Kimberly sweeps the legs out from under a Putty as a comic “SWEEP!” appears on screen.
Zack kicks a Putty in the side. KICK! Zack kicks a Putty in the side as a comic “KICK!” appears on screen.
Trini shows up to see Billy on the edge after Billy looks down once. Here we have a re-ordering of scenes; in 1993, Trini shows up to see Billy on the edge after Billy looks down once; in 2010, Billy looks down twice before Trini arrives. Billy looks down twice before Trini arrives.
Billy looks down again, scared, before we fade to commercial. In 1993, Billy looks down again, scared, before we fade to commercial; in 2010, Trini arrives on the scene, and we have a flashy commercial bumper. Yellow Ranger does her standard pose in front of a split background showing future scenes featuring her.
Zack, being spun around by Jason, strikes multiple Putties. ZZZZING Zack, being spun around by Jason, strikes multiple Putties as a comic “ZZZZING” appears on screen.
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Meteorologists have come to find out that even lightning has changed in the last 15+ years. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Red Ranger performs his two-form pose. Who will win in the rhythmic gymnastics category?; Red? Red Ranger performs his two-form pose as a energy trail follows his movements.
Black Ranger performs his two-form pose. Black (with five ribbons!)? Black Ranger performs his two-form pose as a energy trail follows his movements.
Blue Ranger performs his two-form pose. Blue? Blue Ranger performs his two-form pose as a energy trail follows his movements.
Yellow Ranger performs her two-form pose. Yellow? Yellow Ranger performs her two-form pose as a energy trail follows his movements.
Pink Ranger performs her two-form pose. Pink? Pink Ranger performs her two-form pose as a energy trail follows his movements.
The Rangers strike their team pose. COLORS ATTACK! The Rangers strike their team pose as a five-color beam of paint flies by.
The Rangers draw their Bladeblasters. Drawing Bladeblasters creates a pinwheel effect. The Rangers draw their Bladeblasters with a painted pinwheel effect in the background.
Yellow Ranger battles the skeleton warriors. In the Time Warp, everyone is distorted (sometimes). The video is distorted as Yellow Ranger battles the skeleton warriors.
Pink and Blue Rangers battle the skeleton warriors. In the Time Warp, everyone is distorted (sometimes). The video is distorted as Pink and Blue Rangers battle the skeleton warriors.
Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spot Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus! Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus!”
Zack sneaks up on Trini End credits now run over the last act of the episode to save time. Compared to the old way, the credits are arguably more readable now. Zack sneaks up on Trini as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits COLORS! Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits and a painted background with various effects