The Spit Flower

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)
Putties, highlighted in yellow, teleport into the Youth Center The new (extra) Putty teleport effect. Putties, highlighted in yellow with electricity, teleport into the Youth Center
Fade to black for a commercial break. The 5 Ranger commercial bumper has added Green Ranger... Split-screen showing the six Rangers with weapons
Fade to black for a commercial break. ...and this version focuses on the Pink Ranger. Pink Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break. ...and this version focuses on the Pink Ranger. Pink Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break. And here’s the Red Ranger one. Red Ranger profile
Tommy kicks a Putty KICK!
(this part of the fight is CUT from the German DVDs!)
Tommy kicks a Putty as a comic “KICK!” appears on screen
Tommy ducks under a Putty DUCK!
(this part of the fight is CUT from the German DVDs!)
Tommy ducks under a Putty as a comic “DUCK!” appears on screen
The other Ranger teens arrive to fight the Putties The new (extra) Putty teleport effect. The other Ranger teens arrive to fight the Putties as they teleport away electrically
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Blue Ranger flips over the camera Blue Ranger flips. Blue Ranger flips over the camera with a blue team coin logo in the background
Red Ranger flips over the camera Red Ranger flips. Red Ranger flips over the camera with a red team coin logo in the background
Yellow Ranger flips over the camera Yellow Ranger flips. Yellow Ranger flips over the camera with a yellow team coin logo in the background
Black Ranger flips over the camera Black Ranger flips. Black Ranger flips over the camera with a black team coin logo in the background
Pink Ranger flips over the camera Pink Ranger flips. Pink Ranger flips over the camera with a pink team coin logo in the background
Rangers pose ready to attack Go ahead - have a seizure. Rangers pose ready to attack as a swirling effect distorts the entire screen
Fade to black for a commercial break. And here’s the Blue Ranger bumper. Blue Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break. And here’s the Blue Ranger bumper. Blue Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break. And here’s the Blue Ranger bumper. Blue Ranger profile
Spit Flower grows giant Spit Flower is big now Spit Flower is covered in yellow speckles with green flowers in the background
Flowers blow through the air Flowers or sparkles of light? Yellow flashes of light blow through the air
Flowers blow through the air Flowers or sparkles of light? Yellow flashes of light blow through the air
Flowers blow through the air above the city Flowers or sparkles of light? Yellow flashes of light blow through the air above the city
Dragonzord emerges from its underwater hiding spot Green Ranger Dragonzord! Dragonzord emerges from its underwater hiding spot as a comic book “Green Ranger Dragonzord!” appears on screen
Mastodon raises from its hiding spot Black Ranger Mastodon! Mastodon raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Black Ranger Mastodon!”
Triceratops raises from its hiding spot Blue Ranger Triceratops! Triceratops raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Blue Ranger Triceratops!”
Sabertooth Tiger raises from its hiding spot Yellow Ranger Sabertooth Tiger! Sabertooth Tiger raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Yellow Ranger Sabertooth Tiger!”
Dragonzord Fighting Mode Dragonzord Fighting Mode! Dragonzord Fighting Mode with a comic book “Dragonzord Fighting Mode!” graphic
Spit Flower spits flowers to our right Flowers or sparkles of light? Spit Flower spits pink and yellow bits of light to our right
Dragonzord Fighting Mode is struck and sparks Flowers or sparkles of light? Dragonzord Fighting Mode is struck with yellow specs of light and sparks
Spit Flower blows smoke at the zords And the Yellow Ranger bumper Yellow Ranger profile
Spit Flower blows smoke at the zords And the Yellow Ranger bumper Yellow Ranger profile
Spit Flower blows smoke at the zords And the Yellow Ranger bumper Yellow Ranger profile
Spit Flower blows smoke at the zords And the Yellow Ranger bumper Yellow Ranger profile
Five Rangers pose with Power Weapons And now you can vomit. Five Rangers pose with Power Weapons in front of colorful background
Pink Ranger shoots an arrow with her Power Bow Power Bow... OF POWER! Pink Ranger shoots a pink beam of light with her Power Bow
Black Ranger prepares Power Axe for Power Blaster formation Mastodon logo Black Ranger prepares Power Axe for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Pink Ranger prepares Power Bow for Power Blaster formation Pterodactyl logo Pink Ranger prepares Power Bow for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Yellow Ranger prepares Power Daggers for Power Blaster formation Sabertooth Tiger logo Yellow Ranger prepares Power Daggers for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Blue Ranger prepares Power Lance for Power Blaster formation Triceratops logo Blue Ranger prepares Power Lance for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Red Ranger prepares to leap up and complete the Power Ranger Glowing with power. Red Ranger, glowing, prepares to leap up and complete the Power Ranger
Red Ranger completes the Power Blaster and Tyrannosaurus logo over a team weapon. Red Ranger completes the Power Blaster with Power Coin symbol in the background
Power Rangers stand ready to fire the Power Blaster Shiny Rangers! Power Rangers, glowing, stand ready to fire the Power Blaster
Rangers pose with Power Weaopns And, when your sky is that color... take cover immediately. Rangers pose with Power Weaopns as the sky is lit with colorful washes of lightning
Bulk and Skull react to Zack’s flowers 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. Bulk and Skull react to Zack’s flowers as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits COLORS! Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits with various flower graphics superimposed