Wheel of Misfortune

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).
Mr. Kaplan’s toupee is blown offWoosh![Scene Missing]
Establishment shot of the Youth CenterA little bit of the establishment shot is cut.[Scene Missing]
Putties teleport in with yellow lightElectric Putties[Scene Missing]
Putties teleport in with yellow lightElectric Putties[Scene Missing]
A spinning wheel in a caveThis effect might seem strange...[Scene Missing]
The Wheel of Destruction in a cave...until you see that they were covering up the unexplained cave.[Scene Missing]
Kimberly, depressed, has her head in her handThis effect might seem strange...[Scene Missing]
The other teens join Kimberly, with heads in hands...and that’s because it is.[Scene Missing]
Goldar talks in the PalaceGoldar needs Visine.[Scene Missing]
Tommy senses somethingTommy’s Dragon(zord)-sense is tingling.[Scene Missing]
Tommy looks upTommy’s Dragon(zord)-sense is tingling.[Scene Missing]
Tommy, in front of trees, prepares to fightAnd now Tommy is radioactive.[Scene Missing]
Tommy poses ready to battleAnd let’s relive GWE[Scene Missing]
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.[Scene Missing]
Scorpina grows to giant sizeShot of Scorpina looking the other way (to reuse the shot in GWE)[Scene Missing]
Scorpina grows to giant sizeGWE Effect[Scene Missing]
Close on Scorpina’s clawGWE Effect[Scene Missing]
Close on Scorpina’s stingerGWE Effect[Scene Missing]
The Rangers roll out of the wayRolling lines[Scene Missing]
Rangers hold up arms, summoning DinozordsBeams from their Power Coins, perhaps?[Scene Missing]
Rangers hold up arms, summoning DinozordsUmm...[Scene Missing]
Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spotRed Ranger Tyrannosaurus![Scene Missing]
Mastodon raises from its hiding spotBlack Ranger Mastodon![Scene Missing]
Triceratops raises from its hiding spotBlue Ranger Triceratops![Scene Missing]
Sabertooth Tiger raises from its hiding spotYellow Ranger Sabertooth Tiger![Scene Missing]
Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spotPink Ranger Pterodactyl![Scene Missing]
Scene transitionIn 1993, a scene transition, from Zordon’s tube; in 2010, a commercial break.[Scene Missing]
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.[Scene Missing]
Dragonzord rises from the seaGWE Effect[Scene Missing]
Dragonzord’s tail swings at cameraGWE Effect[Scene Missing]
Dragonzord stands fully out of the waterGreen Ranger Dragonzord![Scene Missing]
Far shot of DragonzordGreen Ranger Dragonzord![Scene Missing]
Titanus rolls toward battleTITANUS!
(But, a different shot!)
[Scene Missing]
Giant fireball explosion as Ultrazord is formedULTRAZORD![Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakA repeat of time filler on return from the break: Bulk & Skull’s Greatest Hits[Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakTime filler on return from the break: Bulk & Skull’s Greatest Hits[Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakUH! OH![Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakThese hits take the cake... or pie![Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakKRAK?[Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakStill killing time...[Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakTRIP![Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakSPLAT[Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakStill killing time...[Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakStill killing time...[Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakFOOD FIGHT[Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakTime to split![Scene Missing]
Fade in from black from commerical breakYAY![Scene Missing]
Bulk bends over, tearing his pantsRIIIIIP![Scene Missing]
The audience laughsEnd 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]