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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).
Zack screams in reaction to a tarantula on his shoulderSlimy spidersZack screams in reaction to a tarantula on his shoulder with spiders animated on screen
A binder is smashed into Zack’s shoulderSLAM!A binder is smashed into Zack’s shoulder as a comic “SLAM!” appears on screen
Putties surround the Forest Spirit Statue under dark night skiesA little bit too much color-fixing.Putties surround the Forest Spirit Statue under bright night skies
Putties run aboutA strange Putty effect.Putties run about with a strange visual effect
Putties run aboutA strange Putty effect.Putties run about with a strange visual effect
Trini pushes a Putty awayOOF!Trini pushes a Putty away as a comic “OOF!” appears on screen
Jason kicks a Putty in the backSnap!Jason kicks a Putty in the back as a comic “Snap!” apperas on screen
Billy nets a PuttyYoink!Billy nets a Putty as a comic “YOINK!” appears ons creen
Billy spins the netted Putty aroundYoink!Billy spins the netted Putty around as the comic “YOINK!” follows it around
The Putties escapeA strange Putty effect.The Putties escape in a strange visual effect
Scene transition effectAn additional scene transition effect.Different scene transition effect
Scene transition effectAn additional scene transition effect.Different scene transition effect
Zack dances in the park with his studentsZack’s hands are shiny.Zack dances in the park with his students with highlighted effects
Zack dances in the park with his studentsA strange color-fixing.Zack dances in the park with his students with highlighted effects
Zack dances in the park with his studentsMore Zack effects.Zack dances in the park with his students with highlighted effects
Zack dances in the park with his studentsMore Zack effects.Zack dances in the park with his students with highlighted effects
Zack dances in the park with his studentsMore Zack effects.Zack dances in the park with his students with highlighted effects
Zack dances in the park with his studentsMore Zack effects.Zack dances in the park with his students with highlighted effects
Sleeping moths fly in to attack the studentsDirt? Moth shadows?Sleeping moths with visible shadows fly in to attack the students
Fade to black for a commercial break.Commercial bump with foreshadowing.Zack runs from the sleeping moths
Fade to black for a commercial break.Commercial bump with foreshadowing.Zack does a super kick
Fade to black for a commercial break.Commercial bump with foreshadowing.Spidertron appears
Fade to black for a commercial break.Commercial bump with foreshadowing.Zack’s students fall asleep
Fade to black for a commercial break.Commercial bump with foreshadowing.Black Ranger readies his Power Axe in front of wrinkled background
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Black Ranger readies his Power AxeA brick wall.Black Ranger readies his Power Axe in front of brick background
The Forest Spirit Statue is blasted and explodesHighlighted impact beam and debris.The Forest Spirit Statue is blasted with a black beam and explodes
Spidertron emergesSpidertronSpidertron emerges in front of painted background
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Red Ranger flips over the cameraColorful group coin.Red Ranger flips over the camera in front of red team power coin symbol
Yellow Ranger flips over the cameraColorful group coin.Yellow Ranger flips over the camera in front of yellow team power coin symbol
Blue Ranger flips over the cameraColorful group coin.Blue Ranger flips over the camera in front of blue team power coin symbol
Pink Ranger flips over the cameraColorful group coin.Pink Ranger flips over the camera in front of pink team power coin symbol
Black Ranger jumps through the airFiery explosion with coinBlack Ranger jumps through the air in front of Mastodon power coin symbol
Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spotRed Ranger Tyrannosaurus!Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus!”
Mastodon raises from its hiding spotBlack Ranger Mastodon!Mastodon raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Black Ranger Mastodon!”
Triceratops raises from its hiding spotBlue Ranger Triceratops!Triceratops raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Blue Ranger Triceratops!”
Sabertooth Tiger raises from its hiding spotYellow 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 spotPink Ranger Pterodactyl!Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Pink Ranger Pterodactyl!”
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Dragonzord rises from its hiding spotGreen Ranger Dragonzord!Dragonzord rises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Green Ranger Dragonzord!”
Dragonzord walks toward the cameraDRAGONZORD!Dragonzord walks toward the camera as a comic “DRAGONZORD!” appears on screen
Dragonzord walks toward the cameraDragonzord doesn’t take too kindly to these effects...Dragonzord walks toward the camera, breaking the comic “DRAGONZORD!” on impact
Dragonzord Fighting ModeDragonzord Fighting Mode!Dragonzord Fighting Mode with a comic book graphic saying “Dragonzord Fighting Mode!”
Tommy puts his hand on Zack’s shoulder, leaving behind a rubber spiderEnd 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.Tommy puts his hand on Zack’s shoulder, leaving behind a rubber spider as end credits roll
Zack reacts to the spiderRubber spiderZack reacts to the spider as a spiderweb grahpic appears in the background
Freeze frame with Executive Producer creditsCOLORS!Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as animated spiders crawl down the screen