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Foul Play in the Sky

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).
Angela hulahoopsSweetheartAngela hulahoops as a comic “Sweetheart” appears on screen
Zack checks out AngelaDon’t cry, Zack.Zack checks out Angela as a cartoon tears flow from his eyes and his cartoon heart breaks
Squatt teleports onto the scene, next to an airplaneIn 1993, Squatt covertly appears; in 2010, Squatt is so covert, nobody notices him appear.[Scene Missing]
Squatt uncorks the sleeping potionIn 1993, Squatt covertly uncorks the sleeping potion; in 2010, Squatt is so covert, nobody notices him uncork the sleeping potion.[Scene Missing]
Squatt pours the sleeping potion into a soda canIn 1993, Squatt covertly pours the sleeping potion; in 2010, Squatt is so covert, nobody notices him pouring the sleeping potion.[Scene Missing]
Squatt looks around to see if he’s been spottedIn 1993, Squatt covertly looks around; in 2010, Squatt is so covert, nobody notices him looking around.[Scene Missing]
Squatt teleports awayIn 1993, Squatt covertly disappears; in 2010, Squatt is so covert, nobody ever knew he was there in the first place.[Scene Missing]
The Rangers climb down the mountain from the Command CenterFlashback.With flashback effects, the Rangers climb down the mountain from the Command Center
Rita blasts the mountainFlashback.With flashback effects, Rita blasts the mountain
Explosions erupt near the Power TeensFlashback.With flashback effects, explosions erupt near the Power Teens
Jason talks to Zack amidst explosionsFlashback.With flashback effects, Jason talks to Zack amidst explosions
Billy helps Trini to her feet as Putties start to run aboutFlashback.With flashback effects, Billy helps Trini to her feet as Putties start to run about
The Ranger teens find themselves surrounded with PuttiesFlashback.With flashback effects, the Ranger teens find themselves surrounded with Putties
A Putty jumps down from highFlashback.With flashback effects, a Putty jumps down from high
Zack and Jason begin to react to the PuttiesFlashback.With flashback effects, Zack and Jason begin to react to the Putties
Kimberly reacts to the PuttiesFlashback.With flashback effects, Kimberly reacts to the Putties
The Rangers pose with their Power WeaponsFlashback. Except it didn’t happen before.With flashback effects, the Rangers pose with their Power Weapons
Two Putties react, confused to the Rangers having morphedFlashback. Except it didn’t happen before.With flashback effects, two Putties react, confused to the Rangers having morphed
Bulk and Skull react to their predicamentRed alert!Bulk and Skull react to their predicament as the screen turns red
Bulk and Skull react to their predicamentBlue alert(?)!Bulk and Skull react to their predicament as the screen turns blue
Bulk and Skull react to their predicamentRed alert!Bulk and Skull react to their predicament as the screen turns red
Bulk and Skull pass out.Fainting is not the same as sleeping.Bulk and Skull pass out as cartoon sleep begin to walk across the screen
Alpha reacts to Kimberly’s predicamentRanger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.Split-screen Pink Ranger profile
Alpha reacts to Kimberly’s predicamentRanger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.Split-screen Pink Ranger profile
Alpha reacts to Kimberly’s predicamentRanger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.Split-screen Pink Ranger profile
Alpha reacts to Kimberly’s predicamentThe addition of a commercial in the middle of Alpha’s dialogue results in an extra shot of the plane and an extra Ay Yi Yi.Overhead shot of the flying plane
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Red Ranger flips over the cameraIf you ever saw the “tribe coin” logo in a coloring book, it probably was as detailed as this.Red Ranger flips over the camera as a red version of the team coin symbol appears in the background
Blue Ranger flips over the cameraIf you ever saw the “tribe coin” logo in a coloring book, it probably was as detailed as this.Blue Ranger flips over the camera as a blue version of the team coin symbol appears in the background
Black Ranger flips over the cameraIf you ever saw the “tribe coin” logo in a coloring book, it probably was as detailed as this.Black Ranger flips over the camera as a black version of the team coin symbol appears in the background
Yellow Ranger flips over the cameraIf you ever saw the “tribe coin” logo in a coloring book, it probably was as detailed as this.Yellow Ranger flips over the camera as a yellow version of the team coin symbol appears in the background
The Power Rangers land to confront SnizzardSo many logosThe Power Rangers land to confront Snizzard as their individual Power Coin symbols appear overhead
Snizzard strikes Yellow RangerPOW!Snizzard strikes Yellow Ranger as a comic “POW!” appears on screen
Snizzard strikes Blue RangerBIFF!Snizzard strikes Blue Ranger as a comic “BIFF!” appears on screen
Snizzard strikes Black RangerBAM!Snizzard strikes Black Ranger as a comic “BAM!” appears on screen
Snizzard strikes to our rightZZZZINGSnizzard strikes to our right as a comic “ZZZZING” appears on screen
Red Ranger is struckGNIZZZ (that’s ZZZZING backwards)Red Ranger is struck as a comic “GNIZZZ” appears on screen
Kimberly pilots the planeNo longer interested in accidentally promoting whatever that says on the controls (which you can’t really make out in the first place...)Kimberly pilots the plane
An ambulance pulls up to the landing stripOr the GMC ambulance with license plate “DKW-879”An ambulance pulls up to the landing strip
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Bulk and Skull run off into the distanceYay!Bulk and Skull run off into the distance as a comic “Yay!” and rainbows and stars appear above them
Jason and Zack converse at the Juice BarEnd 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 converse at the Juice Bar as end credits roll
A milkshake lands on Bulk and SkullSPLASH!A milkshake lands on Bulk and Skull as a comic “SPLASH!” appears on screen
Freeze frame with Executive Producer creditsCOLORS!Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits and a painted background with Bul and Skull partially cut-out.