Gung Ho!

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)
Fade to black for a commercial break. A foreshadowing commercial bumper. Finster, with animated thought bubble, thinks of Super Putties
Fade to black for a commercial break. A foreshadowing commercial bumper. Super Putties form
Fade to black for a commercial break. A foreshadowing commercial bumper. Squatt and baboo watch the battle
Bulk and Skull’s Ninjas run toward the heavy bag. These Ninjas can defy time and space as they power kick. Bulk and Skull’s Ninjas seem to defy time and space as they run toward the heavy bag.
Bulk and Skull’s Ninjas kick the heavy bag. Green and Yellow Ranger stunt doubles? Bulk and Skull’s Ninjas kick the heavy bag as cartoon impact effects appear in the background.
Bulk is struck by the returning heavy bag. POW! Bulk is struck by the returning heavy bag as a comic “POW!” appears on screen.
Super Putties appear in the park SUPER PUTTIES Super Putties appear in front of colore background with superimposed “SUPER PUTTIES”
Kimberly and Trini call the Command Center for help. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. Pink Ranger profile appears on screen
Kimberly and Trini call the Command Center for help. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. Pink Ranger profile appears on screen
A Super Putty flips over the slide’s bar FLIP! A Super Putty flips over the slide’s bar as a comic “FLIP!” appears on screen
Kimberly kicks a Super Putty KICK! Kimberly kicks a Super Putty as a comic “KICK!” appears on screen
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Super Putties appear Super Putty formation effects Super Putties appear with superimposed effects
Super Putties appear Super Putty formation effects Super Putties appear with superimposed effects
Super Putties form Super Putty formation effects Super Putties form with superimposed effects
Super Putties form Super Putty formation effects Super Putties form with superimposed effects
Black Ranger rolls away Black Ranger dizzy lines Black Ranger rolls away with dizzying special effects
The Rangers standby, weakened Another background effect... melting The Rangers standby, weakened, as the frame melts away
The Rangers standby, weakened Another background effect... melting The Rangers standby, weakened, as the frame melts away
Fade from black for a commercial break. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. Green Ranger profile
Fade from black for a commercial break. Ranger profiles as a commercial bumper? Not a bad idea. Green Ranger profile
All Rangers are simultaneously hit and fall backward Is that the Rangers “doing the wave” in front of a rush of water? All Rangers are simultaneously hit and fall backward in front of a wave effect
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Green and Red stand ready to climb the mountain Falling streaks Green and Red stand ready to climb the mountain with streak effects
Jason and Tommy celebrate their victory 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. Jason and Tommy celebrate their victory as end credits roll
Bulk is splashed with the water from a bucket SPLASH! Bulk is splashed with the water from a bucket as a comic “SPLASH!” appears on screen
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits COLORS! Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits with a painted background with various graphics