The Rescue

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 Scorpina’s wrist stinger. See? A stinger. Establishment shot of Scorpina’s wrist stinger with visual highlights
Scorpina’s face What I’m calling the “Green with Evil” special effect. Scorpina’s face in sideways cut-away
Scorpina poses on top of a cliff Scorpina in front of a yellow, crystal-shaped thing. Scorpina poses on top of a cliff in front of a yellow visual effect
Goldar’s sword stabs down near Jason’s head Slice <span lang="ja">スライス</span> Goldar’s sword stabs down near Jason’s head as a comic “Slice” and “スライス” appear
Jason stands up and yells a battle cry Jason on fire Jason stands up and yells a battle cry as flames whip out from him
Jason stands ready to fight When your Power Coin is the size of your head, where do you hide it? Jason stands ready to fight with Power Coin symbol in the background
Skull accidentally kisses Bulk on the cheek SMOOCH Skull accidentally kisses Bulk on the cheek as a comic “SMOOCH!” and lips appear on screen
Putties appear on a picnic table Putties Putties appear in a sideways cut-out with “Putties” on-screen
Putties stand ready to attack. “Green With Evil, Part III” runs about a minute short. So, here’s a Dance Off. MMPR 2010 logo and “DANCE OFF” appear on screen
Putties stand ready to attack. Billy VS Zack Split-screen showing “Billy” “vs” “Zack”
Putties stand ready to attack. BEGIN! “BEGIN!” appears on screen
Putties stand ready to attack. Billy dances. Billy dances in the Youth Center
Putties stand ready to attack. ZACK BEGIN! “ZACK BEGIN!” appears on screen
Putties stand ready to attack. Zack dances. Zack dances in the park with his students
Putties stand ready to attack. WINNER: Zack Zack dances in the park with his students, “WINNER:” “Zack” appears on screen
Putties stand ready to attack. We’ve been told this won’t be the only Dance Off. MMPR 2010 logo and “DANCE OFF” appear on screen
A Putty misses and falls down WOOSH! <span lang="ja">ンーレ</span> A Putty misses and falls down as a comic “WOOSH!” and “ンーレ” appear on screen
A Putty strikes Zack WHAM! <span lang="ja">ワム</span> A Putty strikes Zack as a comic “WHAM!” and “ワム” appear on screen
Kimberly poses What about when your Power Coin is BIGGER than your head? Kimberly poses with Power Coin symbol in the background
Zack poses Big Coins + “GWE Effect” Zack poses in sideways cut-screen with Power Coin symbol in the background
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Red Ranger dives onto the scene Tyrannosaurus. Red Ranger dives onto the scene with effects and the Tyrannosaurus Dinozord in the background
Black Ranger dives onto the scene Mastodon. Black Ranger dives onto the scene with effects and the Mastodon Dinozord in the background
Blue Ranger dives onto the scene Triceratops. Blue Ranger dives onto the scene with effects and the Triceratops Dinozord in the background
Yellow Ranger dives onto the scene Saber-toothed tiger. Yellow Ranger dives onto the scene with effects and the Saber-toothed Tiger Dinozord in the background
Pink Ranger dives onto the scene Pterodactyl. Pink Ranger dives onto the scene with effects and the Pterodactyl Dinozord in the background
Fade to black for a commercial break. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. Black Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. Black Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. Black Ranger profile
The Rangers watch the Viewing Globe 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. The Rangers watch the Viewing Globe as end credits roll
The Rangers watch the Viewing Globe To Be Continued The Rangers watch the Viewing Globe as “To Be Continued” fades in
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits COLORS! Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits with the team coin logo in the background cracking down the middle