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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 at the end of the opening creditsUmm... what are you astronauts doing?Two astronauts arrive on the Moon at night, with the Moon (?!) and Earth in the background.
MMPR logo at the end of the opening creditsWait a second...They open up a space dumpster(at night).
MMPR logo at the end of the opening creditsAGAIN?Rita emerges from the space dumpster, as the space background becomes a painted background with lightning strikes.
Maria is shown messing with the water shutoff.Apparently Maria is the Devil. Most fans just find her annoying.Maria is shown in front of a fire background with red penciled devil horns and goatee
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.In rotating storyboard fashion, Rita is shown plotting
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.In rotating storyboard fashion, Rita is riding her flying bicycle
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.In rotating storyboard fashion, Chunky Chicken threatens to cut the rope holding Maria.
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.In rotating storyboard fashion, Chunky Chicken rushes toward the camera
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.In rotating storyboard fashion, Chunky Chicken battles Megazord
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.In rotating storyboard fashion, Chunky Chicken dropkicks toward the camera
Rita and co. in the cave with the chest of Power EggsIt’s a cave with Power Eggs... and skeletons?Rita and co. in the cave with the chest of Power Eggs with background art including skeletons
Rita speaks with Finster in his workshopRita’s line of “you know” is missing, along with this shot.[Scene Missing]
Fade in as Maria walks up a hillThe fade in with Maria walking up the hill is also missing.[Scene Missing]
Kimberly has Maria duck an oncoming PuttyDUCK!Kimberly has Maria duck an oncoming Putty as a comic “DUCK!” appears on screen
Trini turns to face a PuttyTWIST!Trini turns to face a Putty as a comic “TWIST!” appears on screen
Kimberly kicks a PuttyKICK!Kimberly kicks a Putty as a comic “KICK!” appears on screen
The RADBUG travels through the blue skyIn 1993, travelling at 3,000 mph on a nice day with some clouds; in 2010, traveling at 3,000 mph on a nice day with some clouds and colorful speckles (darn pollution!).The RADBUG travels through the blue, speckled sky
The RADBUG lands in the Command CenterIn 1993, a Volkswagen Beetle, aka RADBUG; in 2010, a Volkswagen Beetle, aka RADBUG, straight out of the 70’s.The RADBUG lands in the Command Center with psychodelic painted background
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to return from commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Split screen preview of the Rangers performing the Tower Attack
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to return from commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Split screen preview of the Rangers battling Chunk Chicken
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to return from commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Split screen preview of the Rangers battling Chunk Chicken
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to return from commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Split screen preview of the Rangers battling Chunk Chicken
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to return from commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Split screen preview of the Rangers battling Chunk Chicken
Fade to black for a commercial break.In 1993, fade to black was the best way to return from commercial; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode.Split screen preview of the Rangers battling Chunk Chicken
The RADBUG drives through the countryThe beginning of the shot of the RADBUG driving is missing.[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 BladeblastersA classic Ranger pose shot, now with more color.The Rangers pose with their Bladeblasters in front of painted background
The Rangers pose with their Bladeblasters forwardA classic (if not often used) Ranger pose shot, now with more color.The Rangers pose with their Bladeblasters forward in front of painted 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!”
Megazord in Tank ModeMegazord Tank Mode!Megazord in Tank Mode with a comic book graphic saying “Megazord Tank Mode!”
Jason and Zack in the Youth 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.Jason and Zack in the Youth Center as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer creditsCOLORS!Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits and a painted background behind food-covered Bulk