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) versus Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (2010)
Mr. Kaplan’s toupee is blown off. Woosh! Mr. Kaplan’s toupee is blown off as a comic “Woosh!” appears on screen.
Establishment shot of the Youth Center. A little bit of the establishment shot is cut. [Scene Missing].
Putties teleport in with yellow light. Electric Putties Putties teleport in with electric yellow light.
Putties teleport in with yellow light. Electric Putties Putties teleport in with electric yellow light.
A spinning wheel in a cave. This effect might seem strange... A spinning wheel in front of a rocky background.
The Wheel of Destruction in a cave. ...until you see that they were covering up the unexplained cave. The Wheel of Destruction in front of a rocky background, shooting a blue beam.
Kimberly, depressed, has her head in her hand. This effect might seem strange... Kimberly, depressed, has her head in her hand in black-and-white.
The other teens join Kimberly, with heads in hands. ...and that’s because it is. The other teens join Kimberly, with heads in hands in black-and-white.
Goldar talks in the Palace. Goldar needs Visine. Goldar, with reddened eyes, talks in the Palace.
Tommy senses something. Tommy’s Dragon(zord)-sense is tingling. Tommy senses something as black lines appear on screen.
Tommy looks up. Tommy’s Dragon(zord)-sense is tingling. Tommy looks up as green lines appear on screen.
Tommy, in front of trees, prepares to fight. And now Tommy is radioactive. Tommy, in front of green background, prepares to fight.
Tommy poses ready to battle. And let’s relive GWE Tommy poses ready to battle in front of sideways cut-out.
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic..
Scorpina grows to giant size. Shot of Scorpina looking the other way (to reuse the shot in GWE) Scorpina grows to giant size.
Scorpina grows to giant size. GWE Effect Scorpina grows to giant size in front of sideways cut-out.
Close on Scorpina’s claw. GWE Effect Close on Scorpina’s claw in front of sideways cut-out.
Close on Scorpina’s stinger. GWE Effect Close on Scorpina’s stinger in front of sideways cut-out.
The Rangers roll out of the way. Rolling lines The Rangers roll out of the way as Ranger-colored streaks follow them.
Rangers hold up arms, summoning Dinozords. Beams from their Power Coins, perhaps? Rangers hold up arms, summoning Dinozords, shooting colored beams from hands.
Rangers hold up arms, summoning Dinozords. Umm... Rangers hold up arms, summoning Dinozords, shooting colored beams from hands, beams coalescing to form team coin symbol.
Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spot. Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus! Tyrannosaurus raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus!”.
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!”.
Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spot. Pink Ranger Pterodactyl! Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Pink Ranger Pterodactyl!”.
Scene transition. In 1993, a scene transition, from Zordon’s tube; in 2010, a commercial break. Fade to black for a commercial break..
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic..
Dragonzord rises from the sea. GWE Effect Dragonzord rises from the sea in sideways cut-out.
Dragonzord’s tail swings at camera. GWE Effect Dragonzord’s tail swings at camera in sideways cut-out.
Dragonzord stands fully out of the water. Green Ranger Dragonzord! Dragonzord stands fully out of the water as comic “Green Ranger Dragonzord!” apperas on screen.
Far shot of Dragonzord. Green Ranger Dragonzord! Far shot of Dragonzord as comic “Green Ranger Dragonzord!” apperas on screen.
Titanus rolls toward battle. TITANUS!
(But, a different shot!)
Titanus rolls toward battle as comic “TITANUS” apperas on screen.
Giant fireball explosion as Ultrazord is formed. ULTRAZORD! Giant fireball explosion as Ultrazord is formed as a comic “Ultrazord!” appears on screen.
Fade in from black from commerical break. A repeat of time filler on return from the break: Bulk & Skull’s Greatest Hits Bulk and Skull crash into each other as “Bulk & Skull’s Greatest Hits” appears on screen.
Fade in from black from commerical break. Time filler on return from the break: Bulk & Skull’s Greatest Hits Close on Bulk and Skull crash into each other as “Bulk & Skull’s Greatest Hits” appears on screen.
Fade in from black from commerical break. UH! OH! Bulk and Skull yell at the camera as “UH! OH!” appears on screen.
Fade in from black from commerical break. These hits take the cake... or pie! Skull reaches for a cake as “These hits take the cake... or pie!” appears on screen.
Fade in from black from commerical break. KRAK? Bulk chops the cake as a comic “KRAK?” appears on screen.
Fade in from black from commerical break. Still killing time... Bulk and Skull prepare to fight the Ranger teens.
Fade in from black from commerical break. TRIP! Bulk trips over a weight as a comic “TRIP!” appears on screen.
Fade in from black from commerical break. SPLAT Bulk falls face-first into a sheet cake as a comic “SPLAT” appears on screen.
Fade in from black from commerical break. Still killing time... Skull laughs as Bulk emerges from the cake, face covered.
Fade in from black from commerical break. Still killing time... Skull is hit in the face with a pie.
Fade in from black from commerical break. FOOD FIGHT Skull, cut-out from the background as a comic “FOOD FIGHT” appears on screen.
Fade in from black from commerical break. Time to split! Black screen with “Time to split!” on screen.
Fade in from black from commerical break. YAY! Bulk and Skull run away from the camera as “Yay!” appears on screen with colors.
Bulk bends over, tearing his pants. RIIIIIP! Bulk bends over, tearing his pants, as a comic “RIIIIIP!” appears on screen.
The audience laughs. 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. The audience laughs as end credits roll.
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits. COLORS! Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as the red curtain closes and six power coin symbols spin on a spinning wheel.