Eclipsing Megazord

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)
A building explodes Building explosions are a no-no. [Scene Missing]
The Rangers’ Power Morphers spark What I’m calling the “Green with Evil” special effect. The Rangers Power Morphers spark in a sideways cut-out
The Rangers’ Power Morphers smoke power fail! The Rangers’ Power Morphers smoke as a comic “power fail” appears on screen
A building explodes in a fireball Building explosions are a no-no. [Scene Missing]
The moon eclipses the sun A prediction of the future. The moon eclipses the sun in a split screen with green dragonart
Megazord sparks as it loses power A prediction of the future. Megazord sparks as it loses power in a split screen with green dragonart
Fade to black for a commercial break. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. Red Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. Red Ranger profile
Goldar stomps on some buildings Goldar kicking-up buildings? No. [Scene Missing]
Rubble falls on the streets below Falling rubble? No. [Scene Missing]
A giant fiery explosion Fiery Explosion? No. [Scene Missing]
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
The Rangers pose ready for battle POWER RANGERS The Rangers pose ready for battle in front of stylisting background and “POWER RANGERS” above them
Scorpina clenches her fist GWE Effect Scorpina, outlined in gold, clenches her fist in a sideways cut-out
Black Ranger is struck by Scorpina’s boomerang weapon Black: BAM! バム Black Ranger is struck by Scorpina’s boomerang weapon as a cartoon “BAM! バム” appears on screen
Blue Ranger is struck by Scorpina’s boomerang weapon Blue: BAM! バム Blue Ranger is struck by Scorpina’s boomerang weapon as a cartoon “BAM! バム” appears on screen
Red Ranger is struck by Scorpina’s boomerang weapon Red: BAM! バム Red Ranger is struck by Scorpina’s boomerang weapon as a cartoon “BAM! バム” appears on screen
Pink Ranger is struck by Scorpina’s boomerang weapon Pink: BAM! バム Pink Ranger is struck by Scorpina’s boomerang weapon as a cartoon “BAM! バム” appears on screen
Goldar strikes a building with his sword Goldar destroying buildings? No. [Scene Missing]
Goldar stomps toward the camera Goldar stepping on you? No. [Scene Missing]
Multiple explosions are seen in the distant buildings Buildings exploding? No. [Scene Missing]
Bulk and Skull eat ice cream at the Juice Bar Bulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No. [Scene Missing]
Bulk grabs Skull who is trying to leave Bulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No. [Scene Missing]
An I-beam falls on top of the Juice Bar counter Bulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No. [Scene Missing]
Bulk stuffs his mouth full of ice cream Bulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No. [Scene Missing]
Bulk and Skull rush out of the Youth Center Bulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No. [Scene Missing]
Rita appears in the sky, riding her flying cycle Rita causes a special effect. Rita appears in the sky, riding her flying cycle, with black lines extending downward
Close on Rita on her cycle Rita causes a different special effect. Close on Rita on her cycle as black squiggly lines fill the background
Rita in the sky on her cycle Rita causes another different special effect. Rita in the sky on her cycle with different squiggly lines in the background
Bulk and Skull yell at the screen Bulk & Skull have the wiggles. Bulk and Skull, partially obscured by sound wave effect, yell at the screen
Fade to black for a commercial break. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. Blue Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. Blue Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. Blue Ranger profile
Goldar’s giant sword stabs into the beach Slice Goldar’s giant sword stabs into the beach with superimposed “Slice” written on it.
Megazord catches the falling bus in its hand GWE Effect Megazord catches the falling bus in its hand in a sideways cut-out effect
Scorpina, awash in smoke, prepares to grow GWE Effect Scorpina, awash in smoke, prepares to grow in a sideways cut-out effect
Scorpina, now in giant mutated form GWE Effect Scorpina, now in giant mutated form in a sideways cut-out effect
Close on Scorpina’s claw hand GWE Effect Close on Scorpina’s claw hand in a sideways cut-out effect
Close on Scorpina’s stinger GWE Effect Close on Scorpina’s stinger in a sideways cut-out effect
The Moon eclipses the Sun Eclipe = Commercial Segue? In storyboard fashion, the events of “Green With Evil” are recapped
The Moon eclipses the Sun Eclipe = Commercial Segue? In storyboard fashion, the events of “Green With Evil” are recapped
The Moon eclipses the Sun Eclipe = Commercial Segue? In storyboard fashion, the events of “Green With Evil” are recapped
The Moon eclipses the Sun Eclipe = Commercial Segue? In storyboard fashion, the events of “Green With Evil” are recapped
Under eclipsed sun, Megazord prepares to face Goldar, Scorpina, and Green Ranger Outnumbered! Under eclipsed sun, Megazord prepares to face Goldar, Scorpina, and Green Ranger as comic “Outnumbered!” appears on screen
Megazord sparks and smokes DEFEATED! Megazord sparks and smokes as a comic “DEFEATED!” appears on screen.
Sparks in the Megazord cockpit Rangers exploding? No. [Scene Missing]
The Earth below opens up with a fireball Holes opening in the Earth? No. [Scene Missing]
Fade to black for a commercial break. Recycled Commercial Segue Split-screen showing the Rangers getting their Power Weapons
Fade to black for a commercial break. Recycled Commercial Segue Split-screen showing the Rangers getting their Power Weapons
Fade to black for a commercial break. Recycled Commercial Segue Rangers pose ready for battle with Power Weapons
Zack watches the Viewing Globe as Billy configures 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. Zack watches the Viewing Globe as Billy configures as end credits roll
The Viewing Globe reveals that Tommy is the Green Ranger To Be Continued The Viewing Globe reveals that Tommy is the Green Ranger as “To Be Continued” fades in
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits COLORS!

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Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as a comic “TOMMY IS THE EVIL RANGER!” appears on screen