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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).versusMighty Morphin Power Rangers (2010).
MMPR logo, with “Today, on Power Rangers!” voiceoverIn the good ol’ days, Dave Mallow was kind enough to preview the episode by giving us “Today, on Power Rangers!”; in the current time, we rehash the first act of the reversioned Day of the DumpsterRita and her crew have just escaped from the space dumpster
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to go to commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Split screen showing the Rangers later receiving their Power Weapons.
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to go to commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Power Rangers pose with their recently received Power Weapons.
Kimberly does a flip.FLIP!Kimberly does a flip as a comic “FLIP!” appears on screen.
Bulk and Skull crash into each other.SMOOSHBulk and Skull crash into each other as a comic “SMOOSH” appears on screen.
A toxic liquid is seeping into the ecosystem.In 1993, the waste had just seeped out; in 2010, the waste is so bad, it distorts the camera lens.A toxic liquid is seeping into the ecosystem, distoring the camera.
A toxic liquid is seeping into the ecosystem.In 1993, the waste had just seeped out; in 2010, the waste is so bad, it distorts the camera lens.A toxic liquid is seeping into the ecosystem, distoring the camera.
Trini performs the splits while punching a Putty.Split!Trini performs the splits while punching a Putty as a comic “Split!” appears on screen.
A Putty grabs Kimberly’s arm.YANK!A Putty grabs Kimberly’s arm as a comic “YANK!” appears on screen.
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to go to commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.A split screen showing the upcoming zord battle.
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to go to commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Pterodactyl fires lasers.
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to go to commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Triceratops beings transformation.
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to go to commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Saber Tooth Tiger fires its blaster.
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to go to commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Mastodon prepares to fire its arctic blast.
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to go to commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Tyrannosaurus performs a tail whip.
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to go to commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Minotaur jumps and punches toward the screen.
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to go to commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Minotaur jumps and punches through the screen.
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Blue and Black Rangers jump into the air to perform a flying kick.Apparently time warps aren’t the only place that Rangers get distorted.Distorted, Blue and Black Rangers jump into the air to perform a flying kick.
Blue and Black kick at Minotaur’s shield.Apparently time warps aren’t the only place that Rangers get distorted.Distorted, Blue and Black kick at Minotaur’s shield.
Two Putties get deposited into some metal bins.STUFFED!Two Putties get deposited into some metal bins as a comic “STUFFED!” appears on screen.
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning boltThe updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Pink and Yellow Rangers pose.Kimberly’s last name is Hart. Trini’s last name is Kwan. Perhaps “Kwan” in some language means arrow?Pink and Yellow Rangers pose as an animated heart and arrow appear in the background.
Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spotRed Ranger Tyrannosaurus!Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus!”
Mastodon raises from its hiding spotBlack Ranger Mastodon!Mastodon raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Black Ranger Mastodon!”
Triceratops raises from its hiding spotBlue Ranger Triceratops!Triceratops raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Blue Ranger Triceratops!”
Sabertooth Tiger raises from its hiding spotYellow Ranger Sabertooth Tiger!Sabertooth Tiger raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Yellow Ranger Sabertooth Tiger!”
Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spotPink Ranger Pterodactyl!Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Pink Ranger Pterodactyl!”
The Rangers arrive in the Megazord cockpit.A new wispy effectThe Rangers arrive in the Megazord cockpit as a wispy affect flies through.
Power Rangers pose with their Power Weapons.The familiar team shot from the new openingPower Rangers pose with their Power Weapons in front of painted background with “GO! GO!” superimposed.
Black Ranger prepares Power Axe for Power Blaster formationMastodon logoBlack Ranger prepares Power Axe for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Pink Ranger prepares Power Bow for Power Blaster formationPterodactyl logoPink Ranger prepares Power Bow for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Yellow Ranger prepares Power Daggers for Power Blaster formationSabertooth tiger logoYellow Ranger prepares Power Daggers for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Blue Ranger prepares Power Lance for Power Blaster formationTriceratops logoBlue Ranger prepares Power Lance for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Red Ranger prepares to leap up and complete the Power RangerGlowing with power.Red Ranger, glowing, prepares to leap up and complete the Power Ranger
Red Ranger completes the Power Blasterand Tyrannosaurus logo over a team weapon.Red Ranger completes the Power Blaster with Power Coin symbol in the background
Power Rangers stand ready to fire the Power BlasterShiny Rangers!Power Rangers, glowing, stand ready to fire the Power Blaster
Alpha in the Command CenterEnd 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.Alpha in the Command Center as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer creditsCOLORS!Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits and a painted background with various graphics