Life’s A Masquerade

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 tug on party decorations tips over a chairYANK![Scene Missing]
The first chair bumps into and knocks over the second chairBink![Scene Missing]
And the second chair bumps into and knocks over the third chairBink![Scene Missing]
A pail of paint falls on Bulk’s headSPLOOSH[Scene Missing]
Frankenstein emerges from the mistElectricity.[Scene Missing]
Frankenstein emerges from the mistElectricity.[Scene Missing]
Frankenstein emerges from the mist and motions to our leftElectricity.[Scene Missing]
Frankenstein emerges from the mist and motions to our rightElectricity.[Scene Missing]
Frankenstein emerges from the mist and motions forwardOutlined electricity.[Scene Missing]
Scene transitionRanger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea.[Scene Missing]
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.[Scene Missing]
Blue Ranger poses in a caveTriceratops coin.[Scene Missing]
Frankenstein pulls right bolt from neckElectricity.[Scene Missing]
Frankenstein pulls left bolt from neckElectricity.[Scene Missing]
Frankenstein prepares bolt nunchuksElectricity.[Scene Missing]
Frankenstein prepares bolt nunchuksElectricity.[Scene Missing]
Rita appears flying downtown on Putty ballAn excess of Rita effects[Scene Missing]
Rita on top of Putty ballAn excess of Rita effects[Scene Missing]
Shot transitionAn excess of Rita effects[Scene Missing]
Close on RitaAn excess of Rita effects[Scene Missing]
Rita laughs maniacally in front of dull blue background“Look at how blue the wall behind me is!”[Scene Missing]
Rita laughs maniacallyAn excess of Rita effects[Scene Missing]
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.[Scene Missing]
Rangers pose with Power WeaponsMore new color effects[Scene Missing]
Frankenstein flies through the air ready to attackMore cut-out effects[Scene Missing]
Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spotRed Ranger Tyrannosaurus![Scene Missing]
Mastodon raises from its hiding spotBlack Ranger Mastodon![Scene Missing]
Triceratops rushes forward from its hiding spotBlue Ranger Triceratops!; note the change in shot to prevent obscuring the zord’s face with the colored bar.[Scene Missing]
Sabertooth Tiger raises from its hiding spotYellow Ranger Sabertooth Tiger![Scene Missing]
Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spotPink Ranger Pterodactyl![Scene Missing]
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.[Scene Missing]
Dragonzord raises from its hiding spotGreen Ranger Dragonzord![Scene Missing]
Dragonzord Fighting ModeDragonzord Fighting Mode![Scene Missing]
Dragonzord Fighting Mode impales FrankensteinA scene that amazingly passed the censors in 1993 doesn’t in 2010.[Scene Missing]
Alpha 5 chats in the Youth CenterEnd 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.[Scene Missing]
Freeze frame with Executive Producer creditsCOLORS![Scene Missing]