Jason’s Battle

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)
Flashback of Zordon’s soldier taking on Rita’s evil knight Storybook Flashback. Storybook flashback of Zordon’s soldier taking on Rita’s evil knight
Shot of the Sword of Darkness Storybook Flashback. Storybook shot of the Sword of Darkness
Tommy teleports in green and yellow energy A little more spice to the Evil Green Ranger teleportation. Tommy teleports in green and yellow energy with swirling electricity
Tommy teleports in green and yellow energy A little more spice to the Evil Green Ranger teleportation. Tommy teleports in green and yellow energy with swirling electricity
Tommy teleports in green and yellow energy A little more spice to the Evil Green Ranger teleportation. Tommy teleports in green and yellow energy with swirling electricity
Tommy fights the Putties Wasn’t he supposed to defeat the Putties without using any weapons (powers)? Tommy fights the Putties as green energy flows through him
Tommy fights the Putties Wasn’t he supposed to defeat the Putties without using any weapons (powers)? Tommy fights the Putties as green energy flows through him
Tommy fights the Putties Wasn’t he supposed to defeat the Putties without using any weapons (powers)? Tommy fights the Putties as green energy flows through him
Tommy clenches his fist TEH POWAA~!! Tommy clenches his fist as green energy flows through it
Tommy jumps toward the screen ready to perform a scissor attack A recurring effect. Tommy jumps toward the screen ready to perform a scissor attack in a sideways cut-screen
Tommy practices with the Sword of Darkness Everything is more green in this episode (including Tommy’s outfit). Tommy practices with the Sword of Darkness as green energy flows through him
A green beam catches Jason in the back A little more spice to the Evil Green Ranger teleportation... of others. A green beam with swirling electricity catches Jason in the back
Jason is teleported away in green and yellow energy BETRAYED! Jason is teleported away in green and yellow energy with swirling electricit as a comic “BETRAYED!” appears on screen
Tommy snarls at his accomplishment One down. Tommy snarls at his accomplishment as a graphic shows the five Ranger helmets with Red crossed out with an “x”
Goldar holds Jason’s Power Morpher Look! A Power Morpher missing some stickers! Goldar holds Jason’s Power Morpher as black lines extend out from it
Fade to black for a commercial break. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. But, this is the second one for Jason, when three of the original five still haven’t had them. Red Ranger profile commercial bumper
Jason readies to attack In this corner: Jason! Jason readies to attack with red effects in the background
Goldar readies to fight In this corner: Goldar! Goldar, with black lines extending from him and in a partial split-screen, readies to fight
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Green strikes Pink, then Yellow Some of the fight is cut (Green vs. Pink and Yellow), resulting in another part of the fight (Green vs. Black and Blue) being played twice, yet with the original audio at the original pacing. Green readies to attack
Green double kicks both Pink and Yellow Some of the fight is cut (Green vs. Pink and Yellow), resulting in another part of the fight (Green vs. Black and Blue) being played twice, yet with the original audio at the original pacing. Green readies to attack Blue then Black
With Yellow and Pink down, Blue and Black attempt to restrain Green Some of the fight is cut (Green vs. Pink and Yellow), resulting in another part of the fight (Green vs. Black and Blue) being played twice, yet with the original audio at the original pacing. Green strikes Blue then prepares for Black’s strike
Green stabs the Sword of Darkness into the ground, sending an attack toward the Rangers Concentric circles. Green stabs the Sword of Darkness into the ground, creating concentric circles and sending an attack toward the other Rangers
The attack strikes, causing sparks BOOM
ブーム
BOOM
The attack strikes, causing sparks as two comic “BOOM”’s and a “ブーム” appears on screen.
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 Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus! 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!”
Jason is knocked down by Goldar 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 is knocked down by Goldar as end credits roll
Jason, on the floor, anxiously awaits Goldar’s final strike To Be Continued Jason, on the floor, anxiously awaits Goldar’s final strike as “To Be Continued” fades in
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits COLORS! Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as Jason, on the floor, anxiously awaits Goldar’s final strike with superimposed speech balloon saying “I NEED DINOZORD POWER!”