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Island of Illusion Part I

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).
External establishment shot of the Youth CenterAn odd change of establishment shots.Close-up establishment shot of the Youth Center sign
Bulk is splashed with milkshakesSPLOOSH!Bulk is splashed with milkshakes as a comic “SPLOOSH!” appears on screen
On the Palace Balcony, Rita practices dark magic as her minions look onMAGIC!
(this part of the fight is CUT from the German DVDs!)
On the Palace Balcony, Rita practices dark magic as her minions look on and colorful smoke covers the frame
Zack does a spin in mid-airZack breaking reality with his spinning.Zack does a spin in mid-air as a white swoosh follows his feet
Zack does a spin in mid-airZack breaking reality with his spinning.Zack does a spin in mid-air as a white swoosh follows his feet
Bulk and Skull fall into set piecesCRASH!Bulk and Skull fall into set pieces as a comic “CRASH!” appears on screen
A Putty dives through the airA putty shot out of a cannon?A Putty dives through the air with purple chemtrail
A Putty dives through the air... and breaking through an invisible purple panel?A Putty dives through the air crashing through a purple starburst
Kimberly does a split-kick to two PuttiesHearts.Kimberly does a split-kick in front of pink background with hearts
Zack turns and looks confused“Huh?”Zack turns and looks confused with colored background
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Blue Ranger flips over the cameraBlue Ranger flips.Blue Ranger flips over the camera in front of a blue team coin symbol
Red Ranger flips over the cameraRed Ranger flips.Red Ranger flips over the camera in front of a red team coin symbol
Yellow Ranger flips over the cameraYellow Ranger flips.Yellow Ranger flips over the camera in front of a yellow team coin symbol
Black Ranger flips over the cameraBlack Ranger flips.Black Ranger flips over the camera in front of a black team coin symbol
Pink Ranger flips over the cameraPink Ranger flips.Blue Ranger flips over the camera in front of a pink team coin symbol
Scorpina and Goldar jump through the airGoldar and Scorpina cut-outs...Scorpina and Goldar jump through the air cut-out from the background
Scorpina and Goldar jump through the air... and have fuzzy swords.Scorpina and Goldar jump through the air slashing swords fuzzed with light
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!”
Megazord locks up with MutitusSome odd effectsMegazord locks up with Mutitus who glows brightly
Megazord and Mutitus spin aroundSome odd effectsMegazord and Mutitus spin around as light particles fall away from Mutitus
Megazord and Mutitus bump chestsA collisionMegazord and Mutitus bump chests causing a purple starburst to fly out
Mutitus headbutts Megazord’s chestA punchMutitus headbutts Megazord’s chest with a dark energy
The blue sky above turns dark??The blue sky above turns dark as a comic “??” appears above Megazord
The blue sky above turns dark???The blue sky above turns dark as a comic “???” appears above Megazord
The blue sky above turns dark?The blue sky above turns dark as a comic “?” appears above Megazord
Mutitus mutates furtherMutitus + Lokar = ShinyMutitus mutates further with light emitting from Lokar-esque chest
Dragonzord rises from its hiding placeGreen Ranger Dragonzord!Dragonzord rises from its hiding place as a comic “Green Ranger Dragonzord!” appears on screen
Iris out scene transitionA scene transition becomes a commercial fade out.Fade to black for a commercial break
Slightly distorted Goldar face appears in the blue skyA Goldar Sky Ferris WheelSlightly distorted Goldar face with starburst effect appears in the blue sky
Pineoctopus, Pudgy Pig, Shellshock, and Eye Guy fade inJust fading in is boring, apparentlyPineoctopus, Pudgy Pig, Shellshock, and Eye Guy teleport in with colorful effects
Pineoctopus, Pudgy Pig, Shellshock, and Eye Guy fade inJust fading in is boring, apparentlyPineoctopus, Pudgy Pig, Shellshock, and Eye Guy glow brightly
Zack reacts to snakesSquiggle (snake) linesZack reacts to snakes as squiggly snake lines flow across the screen
Fade to black for a commercial breakThe 6 Ranger commercial bumper...Split-screen showing the Rangers receive their Power Weapons
Fade to black for a commercial break... featuring the Black Ranger.Black Ranger profile
Fade to black for a commercial break... featuring the Black Ranger.Black Ranger profile
The Ranger teens react as Zack disappearsEnd 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.The Ranger teens react as Zack disappears as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer creditsCOLORS!Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as the screen is quickly overrun with squiggly snake lines