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Breaking the Spell

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).
Fade to black for a commercial break.“Green With Evil, Part V” must run a little short (despite having bits cut out). So, here’s another Dance Off.MMPR 2010 logo and “DANCE OFF” appear on screen
Fade to black for a commercial break.Alpha 5 VS ZackSplit-screen showing “ALPHA 5” “vs” “Zack”
Fade to black for a commercial break.BEGIN!“BEGIN!” appears on screen
Fade to black for a commercial break.Zack dances.Zack dances around inside the Command Center
Fade to black for a commercial break.ALPHA 5 BEGIN!“ALPHA 5 BEGIN!” appears on screen
Fade to black for a commercial break.Alpha 5 dances.Alpha 5 dances around inside the Command Center, bouncing into consoles, causing them to spark
Fade to black for a commercial break.WINNER: ZackZack dances in the park with his students, “WINNER:” “Zack” appears on screen
Fade to black for a commercial break.Hopefully this is the last Dance Off.MMPR 2010 logo and “DANCE OFF” appear on screen
Fade from black from a commercial break.And, we’ll segue back from commercial with a recap.Tommy appears in Rita’s Repulsascope as she laughs
Fade from black from a commercial break.And, we’ll segue back from commercial with a recap.The Green Ranger clenches his fist inside Rita’s Repulsascope
Fade from black from a commercial break.And, we’ll segue back from commercial with a recap.Scorpina’s boomerang weapon takes out the Rangers inside Rita’s Repulsascope
Fade from black from a commercial break.And, we’ll segue back from commercial with a recap.Megazord sparks as a comic “DEFEATED!” appears on screen inside Rita’s Repulsascope
Bulk, finger in mouth, daydreamsDaydreamingBulk, finger in mouth, daydreams, with daydreamy effects
Dragonzord emerges from the seaGWE EffectDragonzord emerges from the sea in a sideways cut-out shot
Dragonzord’s tail whips toward the cameraGWE EffectDragonzord’s tail whips toward the camera in a sideways cut-out shot
Green Ranger prepares to jump upwardGWE EffectGreen Ranger prepares to jump upward in a sideways cut-out shot
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Fade to black for a commercial break.Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.Yellow Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break.Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.Yellow Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break.Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.Yellow Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break.Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.Yellow Ranger profile
The Rangers, on a rooftop, cower before the coming DragonzordThe Rangers anticipate their fate.[Scene Missing]
Dragonzord fires missiles to our leftDragonzord fires.[Scene Missing]
The Rangers are hit with the missiles and sparkThe Rangers are hit.[Scene Missing]
Red and Pink fall off the roofRed and Pink fall off the roof...[Scene Missing]
Red and Pink land on the ground below...and land below.[Scene Missing]
Yellow, Black, and Blue fall off the roofYellow, Black, and Blue fall off the roof...[Scene Missing]
Yellow, Black, and Blue land on the ground below...and land below.[Scene Missing]
Dragonzord prepares to fire missiles againDragonzord prepares to fire again.[Scene Missing]
Wide angle on the buildings by the dock engulfed in flamesThe dock is on fire.[Scene Missing]
The Rangers look upward at the Green RangerThe Rangers look up at Green Ranger.[Scene Missing]
The Rangers fall to the ground as the ground shakesDragonzord’s attacks cause the city to shake.[Scene Missing]
TyrannosaurusRed Ranger Tyrannosaurus!Tyrannosaurus with a comic book graphic saying “Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus!”
MastodonBlack Ranger Mastodon!Mastodon with a comic book graphic saying “Black Ranger Mastodon!”
TriceratopsBlue Ranger Triceratops!Triceratops with a comic book graphic saying “Blue Ranger Triceratops!”
PterodactylPink Ranger Pterodactyl!Pterodactyl with a comic book graphic saying “Pink Ranger Pterodactyl!”
Sabertooth TigerYellow Ranger Sabertooth Tiger!Sabertooth Tiger with a comic book graphic saying “Yellow Ranger Sabertooth Tiger!”
TyrannosaurusGWE EffectTyrannosaurus in a sideways cut-out shot
Tyrannosaurus jumps up on its tailReturn of the colored effects.Tyrannosaurus jumps up on its tail, cut-out with a red background
Megazord stands up into Battle ModeReturn of the colored effects.Megazord stands up into Battle Mode in front of a painted background
Megazord picks up DragonzordVICTORYMegazord picks up Dragonzord as a comic “VICTORY” appears on screen
Red Ranger readies Power SwordRed powers.Red Ranger readies Power Sword which glows in Red
Green Ranger readies Sword of DarknessGreen powers.Green Ranger readies Sword of Darkness which glows in green
Red Ranger prepares to fire BladeblasterRanger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.
Taking a commercial break in the middle of an epic battle? Not a good idea.
Green Ranger profile
Red Ranger prepares to fire BladeblasterRanger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.
Taking a commercial break in the middle of an epic battle? Not a good idea.
Green Ranger profile
Red Ranger prepares to fire BladeblasterRanger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.
Taking a commercial break in the middle of an epic battle? Not a good idea.
Green Ranger profile
Green stabs the Sword of Darkness into the ground, blasting RedSSSSSSSSSS BOOM!Green stabs the Sword of Darkness into the ground, blasting Red as a comic “SSSSSSSSSS” and “BOOM!” appears on screen
Jason and Tommy shake handsThe power of a handshake.Jason and Tommy shake hands, their hands emitting colorful light
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
The six Rangers stand in the quarry, looking upThe team coin... which doesn’t feature the Dragon.The six Rangers stand in the quarry, looking up, with the team coin symbol in the background
Red does his standard poseEach Ranger poses in front of a colorful background with their Dinozord.Red does his standard pose in front of colored background with Tyrannosaurus
Green does his standard poseEach Ranger poses in front of a colorful background with their Dinozord.Green does his standard pose in front of colored background with Dragonzord
Black does his standard poseEach Ranger poses in front of a colorful background with their Dinozord.Black does his standard pose in front of colored background with Mastodon
Blue does his standard poseEach Ranger poses in front of a colorful background with their Dinozord.Blue does his standard pose in front of colored background with Triceratops
Yellow does her standard poseEach Ranger poses in front of a colorful background with their Dinozord.Yellow does her standard pose in front of colored background with Saber-tooth Tiger
Pink does her standard poseEach Ranger poses in front of a colorful background with their Dinozord.Pink does her standard pose in front of colored background with Pterodactyl
Six Rangers pose on a cliffHighlighted Rangers.Red and Green pose in front of stylized background
Six Rangers pose on a cliffHow very RangerCentral...Six Rangers pose on a cliff with bottom of the screen blacked out with MMPR 2010 logo
Close on Dragonzord Fighting Mode’s faceDragonzord Fighting Mode!Close on Dragonzord Fighting Mode’s face as a comic “Dragonzord Fighting Mode!” appears on screen
Billy gives Tommy a communicatorEnd 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.Billy gives Tommy a communicator as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer creditsCOLORS!Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits with the Rangers highlighted and various background color effects.