Out of Control

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)
Tommy warms up for the competition The new kid Tommy warms up for the competition as a green streak moves around in the background
Trini notices Kimberly enamored with Tommy I don’t want to know where those hearts came from.. Trini notices Kimberly enamored with Tommy as hearts appear in the background
Jason kicks Tommy Jason kicks Tommy as a comic “ヤ” appears on screen
Tommy falls to the mat YA Tommy falls to the mat as the “ヤ” turns into a “YA”
Tommy rolls out of the way woosh
ソーレ
Tommy rolls out of the way as a comic “ソーレ” and “ソーレ” appear on screen
Tommy flips フリップ Tommy flips as a comic “フリップ” appears on screen
Tommy completes a flip Flip Tommy completes a flip as the “フリップ” turns into “Flip”
Tommy takes Jason down to the mat BOOM Tommy takes Jason down to the mat as a comic “BOOM” appears on screen
Tommy takes Jason down to the mat ブーム Tommy takes Jason down to the mat as the “BOOM” turns into “ブーム”
Jason strikes Tommy in the midsection Jason punches a tad bit harder in 2010. Jason, with red energy flowing from his arm, strikes Tommy in the midsection
Kimberly is talking to Tommy Flowers and fireworks Kimberly is talking to Tommy with flowers and fireworks in the background
Tommy is confronted by a group of Putties Get used to this... Tommy is confronted by a group of Putties in a sideways cut-shot
Tommy throws a Putty into some boxes バム Tommy throws a Putty into some boxes as a comic “バム” appears on screen
Tommy throws a Putty into some boxes BAM! Tommy throws a Putty into some boxes as boxes turns into “BAM!”
A Putty is thrown into another set of boxes クランチ A Putty is thrown into another set of boxes as a comic “クランチ” appears on screen
A Putty is thrown into another set of boxes CRUNCH! A Putty is thrown into another set of boxes as the comic “クランチ” turns into “CRUNCH!”
Tommy is abducted in green and yellow energy A little more spice to the abduction. Tommy is abducted in green and yellow energy with swirling electricity
Tommy swears to defeat the Power Rangers In 1993, argue Sentai Dragon Shield vs. US Dragon Shield; in 2010, argue 1993 episode vs. 2010 episode. Tommy swears to defeat the Power Rangers in a sideways cut-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. In a split-screen preview, Megazord’s head sparks
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. In a split-screen preview, Squatt dances about
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. In a split-screen preview, giant Goldar prepares to attack
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. In a split-screen preview, Green Ranger appears on the top of a cliff
Fade to black for a commercial break. In 1993, we segue to a commercial break; in 2010, we foreshadow the rest of the episode. In a split-screen preview, the Rangers react in the Command Center
Broken Command Center panels A little more dangerous in 2010. Broken Command Center panels with shooting energy effects
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
The Rangers pose ready for battle Team pose! The Rangers pose ready for battle in a sideways cut-screen
The Rangers summon their Dinozords A grainy shot of the Megazord Tank Mode behind the Rangers. The Rangers summon their Dinozords with cut-out Megazord Tank mode in the background
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!”
Green Ranger appears in the Megazord cockpit “Long live Empress Rita!” ... or not. Green Ranger appears in the Megazord cockpit in a sideways cut-screen
Green Ranger poses ready for battle The familiar Evil Green Ranger shot. Green Ranger poses ready for battle in a sideways cut-screen
Jason and Zack discuss in the Command Center 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. Jason and Zack discuss in the Command Center as end credits roll
The Rangers turn to Zack in the Command Center To Be Continued The Rangers turn to Zack in the Command Center as “To Be Continued” fades in
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits COLORS! Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits with the Rangers cut-out and Billy with a speech bubble saying “WE’RE DOOMED...”