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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).versusMighty Morphin Power Rangers (2010).
A building explodesBuilding explosions are a no-no.[Scene Missing]
The Rangers’ Power Morphers sparkWhat I’m calling the “Green with Evil” special effect.The Rangers Power Morphers spark in a sideways cut-out
The Rangers’ Power Morphers smokepower fail!The Rangers’ Power Morphers smoke as a comic “power fail” appears on screen
A building explodes in a fireballBuilding explosions are a no-no.[Scene Missing]
The moon eclipses the sunA prediction of the future.The moon eclipses the sun in a split screen with green dragonart
Megazord sparks as it loses powerA 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 buildingsGoldar kicking-up buildings? No.[Scene Missing]
Rubble falls on the streets belowFalling rubble? No.[Scene Missing]
A giant fiery explosionFiery 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 battlePOWER RANGERSThe Rangers pose ready for battle in front of stylisting background and “POWER RANGERS” above them
Scorpina clenches her fistGWE EffectScorpina, outlined in gold, clenches her fist in a sideways cut-out
Black Ranger is struck by Scorpina’s boomerang weaponBlack: 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 weaponBlue: 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 weaponRed: 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 weaponPink: 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 swordGoldar destroying buildings? No.[Scene Missing]
Goldar stomps toward the cameraGoldar stepping on you? No.[Scene Missing]
Multiple explosions are seen in the distant buildingsBuildings exploding? No.[Scene Missing]
Bulk and Skull eat ice cream at the Juice BarBulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No.[Scene Missing]
Bulk grabs Skull who is trying to leaveBulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No.[Scene Missing]
An I-beam falls on top of the Juice Bar counterBulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No.[Scene Missing]
Bulk stuffs his mouth full of ice creamBulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No.[Scene Missing]
Bulk and Skull rush out of the Youth CenterBulk & Skull eating ice cream while a building falls down around them? No.[Scene Missing]
Rita appears in the sky, riding her flying cycleRita causes a special effect.Rita appears in the sky, riding her flying cycle, with black lines extending downward
Close on Rita on her cycleRita causes a different special effect.Close on Rita on her cycle as black squiggly lines fill the background
Rita in the sky on her cycleRita 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 screenBulk & 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 beachSliceGoldar’s giant sword stabs into the beach with superimposed “Slice” written on it.
Megazord catches the falling bus in its handGWE EffectMegazord catches the falling bus in its hand in a sideways cut-out effect
Scorpina, awash in smoke, prepares to growGWE EffectScorpina, awash in smoke, prepares to grow in a sideways cut-out effect
Scorpina, now in giant mutated formGWE EffectScorpina, now in giant mutated form in a sideways cut-out effect
Close on Scorpina’s claw handGWE EffectClose on Scorpina’s claw hand in a sideways cut-out effect
Close on Scorpina’s stingerGWE EffectClose on Scorpina’s stinger in a sideways cut-out effect
The Moon eclipses the SunEclipse = Commercial Segue?In storyboard fashion, the events of “Green With Evil” are recapped
The Moon eclipses the SunEclipse = Commercial Segue?In storyboard fashion, the events of “Green With Evil” are recapped
The Moon eclipses the SunEclipse = Commercial Segue?In storyboard fashion, the events of “Green With Evil” are recapped
The Moon eclipses the SunEclipse = Commercial Segue?In storyboard fashion, the events of “Green With Evil” are recapped
Under eclipsed sun, Megazord prepares to face Goldar, Scorpina, and Green RangerOutnumbered!Under eclipsed sun, Megazord prepares to face Goldar, Scorpina, and Green Ranger as comic “Outnumbered!” appears on screen
Megazord sparks and smokesDEFEATED!Megazord sparks and smokes as a comic “DEFEATED!” appears on screen.
Sparks in the Megazord cockpitRangers exploding? No.[Scene Missing]
The Earth below opens up with a fireballHoles opening in the Earth? No.[Scene Missing]
Fade to black for a commercial break.Recycled Commercial SegueSplit-screen showing the Rangers getting their Power Weapons
Fade to black for a commercial break.Recycled Commercial SegueSplit-screen showing the Rangers getting their Power Weapons
Fade to black for a commercial break.Recycled Commercial SegueRangers pose ready for battle with Power Weapons
Zack watches the Viewing Globe as Billy configuresEnd 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 RangerTo Be ContinuedThe Viewing Globe reveals that Tommy is the Green Ranger as “To Be Continued” fades in
Freeze frame with Executive Producer creditsCOLORS!Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as a comic “TOMMY IS THE EVIL RANGER!” appears on screen