For Whom the Bell Trolls

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)
Establishment shot of the moon In 1993, an establishment shot of the Moon; in 2010, despite making a bigger deal about Rita’s gang being on the moon, let’s make a toy doll seem evil. Mr. Ticklesneezer with creepy effects
Jason performs his demonstration In 1993, Jason’s demonstration starts earlier. [Scene Missing]
Jason performs his demonstration In 1993, Jason’s demonstration starts earlier. [Scene Missing]
Miss Appleby is worried about Jason’s demonstration In 1993, Ms. Appleby is worried about Jason’s demo. [Scene Missing]
A volcano erups in Bulk’s face SPLOOSH! A volcano erups in Bulk’s face as a comic “SLOOSH!” appears on screen
Bulk spits out lava into Skull’s face Spit! Bulk spits out lava into Skull’s face as a comic “Spit!” appears on screen
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Fade to dream style sequence
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Dream sequence style shot of Mr. Ticklesneezer
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Dream sequence style shot of a motorcycle being snatched by Ticklesneezer
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Dream sequence style shot of Ticklesneezer capping his Goodie Bottle
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Dream sequence style shot of Ticklesneezer checking out his new goodie
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Dream sequence style shot of Ticklesneezer opening his Goodie Bottle
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Dream sequence style shot of Billy and Trini screaming as their car drives forward
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Dream sequence style shot of the car being sucked into the Goodie Bottle
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Dream sequence style shot of Ticklesneezer holding his Goodie Bottle
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Split-screen preview of Jason and Zack sparring
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Split-screen preview of Jason and Zack sparring
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Split-screen preview of Jason and Zack sparring
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Split-screen preview of Jason and Zack sparring
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. Split-screen preview of Jason and Zack sparring
Jason and Zack prepare to spar In 1993, Jason and Zack’s sparring starts earlier. Split-screen preview of Jason and Zack sparring
Jason motions for Zack to attack In 1993, Jason and Zack’s sparring starts earlier. Split-screen preview of Jason and Zack sparring
Jason ducks under a spin kick from Zack In 1993, Jason and Zack’s sparring starts earlier. Split-screen preview of Jason and Zack sparring
Jason kicks Zack in the midsection In 1993, Jason and Zack’s sparring starts earlier. Split-screen preview of Jason and Zack sparring
Kimberly reacts to Jason’s kick In 1993, Jason and Zack’s sparring starts earlier, and Kimberly reacts to Jason’s kick to Zack. Split-screen preview of Jason and Zack sparring
Jason breaks some wood boards KRAK! Jason breaks some wood boards as a comic “KRAK!” appears on screen
Bulk chops into a chocolate cake KRAK? Bulk chops into a chocolate cake as a comic “KRAK?” appears on screen
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Red Ranger kicks a Putty KICK! Red Ranger kicks a Putty as a comic “KICK!” appears on screen
Pink Ranger backs up to avoid a Putty strike Zip! Pink Ranger backs up to avoid a Putty strike as a comic “Zip!” appears on screen
Black Ranger tosses a Putty off a train car BOP! Black Ranger tosses a Putty off a train car as a comic “BOP!” appears on screen
Pink Ranger jumps into the air Hearts! Pink Ranger jumps into the air as heart effects appear in the background
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Blue and Yellow jump through the air The colors! Blue and Yellow jump through the air with painted stars and arrows in the background
Goldar along with Baboo and Squatt Goldar, the storm bringer, with his evil red eyes. Goldar - with reddened eyes - with Baboo and Squatt under a storm cloud.
Goldar along with Baboo and Squatt jump teleport Goldar, the storm bringer. Goldar along with Baboo and Squatt jump teleport into the above clouds
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!”
Megazord in Tank Mode Megazord Tank Mode! Megazord in Tank Mode with a comic book graphic saying “Megazord Tank Mode!”
Megazord in Tank Mode Ummm... Megazord in Tank Mode in front of colored background
Bulk reacts to the missing fleas 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. Bulk reacts to the missing fleas as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits COLORS! Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as the classrooms laughs with comic “HaHaHa!”’s superimposed.