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Power Ranger Punks

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).
Opening credits, featuring 5 Rangers posing in front of Power Coin symbolsDespite having a production number greater than that of the Green With Evil saga, this episode originally aired prior to the introduction of the Green Ranger. In 1993, obviously, no mention was made of Tommy, who isn’t in the episode. In 2010... well, they already changed the intro, so let’s keep using the new one?Opening credits, showing Jason Frank as Tommy
Baboo is mixing a potionPoisonBaboo is mixing a potion as skull and crossbones graphic appears on screen
Try holding five tainted drinksDANGER!Try holding five tainted drinks with “DANGER!” superimposed
Kimberly and Billy drink their drinksThis is your digestive tract.Kimberly and Billy drink their drinks as a yellow light emits from their stomachs
In his workshop, Finster recalls his Terror ToadFinster’s flashback is altered as if it’s a commercial bumper. This shot wasn’t even in the flashback originally.Close-on Terror Toad, red effect on eyes
Close on Terror Toad’s earsFinster’s flashback is altered as if it’s a commercial bumper. Plus effects.Close on Terror Toad’s ears, red effect on eyes
Close on Terror Toad’s right handFinster’s flashback is altered as if it’s a commercial bumper. Plus effects.Close on Terror Toad’s right hand, bones highlighted
Close on Terror Toad’s left handFinster’s flashback is altered as if it’s a commercial bumper. Plus effects.Close on Terror Toad’s left hand, bones highlighted
Zoom out from Terror Toad’s neckFinster’s flashback is altered as if it’s a commercial bumper. Plus effects.Zoom out from Terror Toad’s shooting orange and red beams from mouth
Scene transitionLater, a scene change becomes a foreshadowing commercial bumper.Close on Terror Toad’s mouth in frame by Rita’s Palace
Scene transitionLater, a scene change becomes a foreshadowing commercial bumper.Close on Terror Toad’s stomach with Red, Black, and Blue helmet symbols
Scene transitionLater, a scene change becomes a foreshadowing commercial bumper.Close on Terror Toad’s stomach with Yellow helmet symbol
Scene transitionLater, a scene change becomes a foreshadowing commercial bumper.Close on Terror Toad’s stomach with Black helmet symbol
Scene transitionLater, a scene change becomes a foreshadowing commercial bumper.Close on Terror Toad pointing at the camera
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Red Ranger attacks with BladeblasterTyrannosaurus symbol.Red Ranger attacks with Bladeblaster in front of Tyrannosaurus symbol
Black Ranger attacks with BladeblasterMastodon symbol.Black Ranger attacks with Bladeblaster in front of Mastodon symbol
Yellow Ranger attacks with BladeblasterSabertooth Tiger symbol.Yellow Ranger attacks with Bladeblaster in front of Saber-tooth Tiger symbol
Rangers land on the dark green grassAnother clear example of the color “enhancements”.Rangers land on the bright green grass
Close on Terror Toad’s stomach with Yellow helmet symbolYellow effectClose on Terror Toad’s stomach with highlighted Yellow helmet symbol
Close on Terror Toad’s stomach with Black helmet symbolBlack effectClose on Terror Toad’s stomach with highlighted Black helmet symbol
Punk Billy and Punk Kimberly drink antidote drinksCommercial bump with foreshadowing.Punk Billy and Punk Kimberly drink antidote drinks with visible digestion
Punk Billy and Punk Kimberly drink antidote drinksMore digestive tract.Punk Billy and Punk Kimberly drink antidote drinks with visible digestion
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Close on Terror Toad’s stomach with Blue helmet symbolBlue effect.Close on Terror Toad’s stomach with Blue highlighted helmet symbol
Ranger team poseTeam pose.Ranger team pose with visual effects in the background
Bulk and Skull get tangled up in a volleyball netEnd 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.Bulk and Skull get tangled up in a volleyball net as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer creditsCOLORS!Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits with the Rangers cut-out and Billy and Kimberly’s stomachs still glowing