Different Drum

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)
Billy trips and falls onto a cart which goes rolling by. KLUTZ Billy trips and falls onto a cart which goes rolling by as a comic “KLUTZ” appears on screen.
Bulk bends over while dancing and rips his pants. RIIIIP! Bulk bends over while dancing and rips his pants as a comic “RIIIIIP!” appears on screen.
Zack does a handstand on the Juice Bar counter. FLIP! Zack does a handstand on the Juice Bar counter as a comic “FLIP!” appears on screen.
Bulk falls over the Juice Bar counter and lands off camera. BOOM! Bulk falls over the Juice Bar counter and lands off camera as a comic “BOOM!” appears on screen.
Gnarly Gnome leads the girls to the cave. Some added effects to physically show the magic spell. Gnarly Gnome leads the girls to the cave with superimposed visual effects.
Putties run into the cave. Putties used to run further back towards the cave. [Scene Missing]
Gnarly Gnome leads the girls to the cave Some added effects to physically show the magic spell. Gnarly Gnome leads the girls to the cave with superimposed visual effects.
Gnarly Gnome leads the girls to the cave Some added effects to physically show the magic spell. Gnarly Gnome leads the girls to the cave with superimposed visual effects.
Melissa struggles with the net which has sealed off the cave. In 1993, Melissa struggled more with the cargo net; in 2010, we recap and foreshadow the rest of the episode. Melissa struggles with the net which has sealed off the cave in a storyboard effect.
Melissa struggles with the net which has sealed off the cave. In 1993, Melissa struggled more with the cargo net; in 2010, we recap and foreshadow the rest of the episode. Establishing shot on the Youth Center in a storyboard effect
Melissa struggles with the net which has sealed off the cave. In 1993, Melissa struggled more with the cargo net; in 2010, we recap and foreshadow the rest of the episode. The girls are put under a spell in a storyboard effect
Melissa struggles with the net which has sealed off the cave. In 1993, Melissa struggled more with the cargo net; in 2010, we recap and foreshadow the rest of the episode. Gnarly Gnome leads the girls to the cave in a storyboard effect
Melissa struggles with the net which has sealed off the cave. In 1993, Melissa struggled more with the cargo net; in 2010, we recap and foreshadow the rest of the episode. Gnarly Gnome disappears in a storyboard effect
Melissa struggles with the net which has sealed off the cave. In 1993, Melissa struggled more with the cargo net; in 2010, we recap and foreshadow the rest of the episode. The storyboard page turns as we fade to black.
The girls dance around in the cave. Some added effects to physically show the magic spell. The girls dance around in the cave with superimposed visual effects.
The girls dance around in the cave. Some added effects to physically show the magic spell. The girls dance around in the cave with superimposed visual effects.
The girls dance around in the cave. Some added effects to physically show the magic spell. The girls dance around in the cave with superimposed visual effects.
The girls and Putties dance around in the cave. Some added effects to physically show the magic spell. Apparently at least one Putty is under the spell as well. The girls and Putties dance around in the cave with superimposed visual effects.
Gnarly Gnome fades away In 1993, Gnarly Gnome just faded to invisible; in 2010, Gnarly Gnome fades to invisible with a tornado effect. Gnarly Gnome fades away with a tornado effect
Gnarly Gnome fades away In 1993, Gnarly Gnome just unfaded from invisible; in 2010, Gnarly Gnome unfades from invisible with a tornado effect. Gnarly Gnome fades away with a tornado effect
Right-to-left scene transition. In 1993, we change scenes; in 2010, we go to commercial. [Scene Missing]
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
The Rangers pose with their Power Weapons, Pink oddly devoid of color. The (in)famous colorless Pink Ranger. This error was present in the original airing though not in the original Zyuranger episode; this is the one shot in the episode where it is thoroughly fixed. The Rangers pose with their Power Weapons in front of stylized background.
Pink and Yellow attack with Power Weapons The Rangers have a glow about them. Pink and Yellow, glowing, attack with Power Weapons
Blue and Black attack with Power Weapons The Rangers have a glow about them. Blue and Black, glowing attack with Power Weapons
Red attacks with Power Weapon The Rangers have a glow about them. Red, glowing, attacks with Power Weapon
Blue and Black attack with Power Weapons The Rangers have a glow about them (and yes, they attacked twice). Blue and Black, glowing, attack with Power Weapons
Red attacks with Power Weapon The Rangers have a glow about them (and yes, they attacked twice). Red, glowing, attacks with Power Weapon
Pink and Yellow attack with Power Weapons The Rangers have a glow about them (and yes, they attacked twice). Pink and Yellow, glowing, attack with Power Weapons
Black Ranger prepares Power Axe for Power Blaster formation Mastodon logo Black Ranger prepares Power Axe for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Pink Ranger prepares Power Bow for Power Blaster formation Pterodactyl logo Pink Ranger prepares Power Bow for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Yellow Ranger prepares Power Daggers for Power Blaster formation Sabertooth Tiger logo Yellow Ranger prepares Power Daggers for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Blue Ranger prepares Power Lance for Power Blaster formation Triceratops logo Blue 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 Ranger Glowing with power. Red Ranger, glowing, prepares to leap up and complete the Power Ranger
Red Ranger completes the Power Blaster and 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 Blaster Shiny Rangers! Power Rangers, glowing, stand ready to fire the Power Blaster
Red Ranger, under overcast skies, prepares to summon Dinzords In 1993, it was a gloomy afternoon; in 2010, it is a much nicer day to do battle. Red Ranger, under blue skies, prepares to summon Dinzords
Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spot Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus! Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus!”
Mastodon raises from its hiding spot Black Ranger Mastodon! Mastodon raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Black Ranger Mastodon!”
Triceratops raises from its hiding spot Blue Ranger Triceratops! Triceratops raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Blue Ranger Triceratops!”
Sabertooth Tiger raises from its hiding spot Yellow 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 spot Pink Ranger Pterodactyl! Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Pink Ranger Pterodactyl!”
Rita complains of a headache and points to her head In 1993, Rita is mad; in 2010, Rita’s anger breaks the barrier between the Crayola dimension and ours. Rita complains of a headache and points to her head in front of stylized background
Ernie walks toward the Ranger teens’ table In 1993, we return from a commercial with Ernie walking in; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode before a commercial break. In a crude Triceratops head-esque outline, Billy dances.
Ernie walks toward the Ranger teens’ table In 1993, we return from a commercial with Ernie walking in; in 2010, we return from a commercial break with re-recycled stock footage. Establishment shot of the Youth Center
The Ranger teens chat 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. The Ranger teens chat 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