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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!Mr. Kaplan’s toupee is blown off as a comic “Woosh!” appears on screen
Establishment shot of the Youth CenterA little bit of the establishment shot is cut.[Scene Missing]
Putties teleport in with yellow lightElectric PuttiesPutties teleport in with electric yellow light
Putties teleport in with yellow lightElectric PuttiesPutties teleport in with electric yellow light
A spinning wheel in a caveThis 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 handThis 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 PalaceGoldar needs Visine.Goldar, with reddened eyes, talks in the Palace
Tommy senses somethingTommy’s Dragon(zord)-sense is tingling.Tommy senses something as black lines appear on screen
Tommy looks upTommy’s Dragon(zord)-sense is tingling.Tommy looks up as green lines appear on screen
Tommy, in front of trees, prepares to fightAnd now Tommy is radioactive.Tommy, in front of green background, prepares to fight
Tommy poses ready to battleAnd let’s relive GWETommy 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 sizeShot of Scorpina looking the other way (to reuse the shot in GWE)Scorpina grows to giant size
Scorpina grows to giant sizeGWE EffectScorpina grows to giant size in front of sideways cut-out
Close on Scorpina’s clawGWE EffectClose on Scorpina’s claw in front of sideways cut-out
Close on Scorpina’s stingerGWE EffectClose on Scorpina’s stinger in front of sideways cut-out
The Rangers roll out of the wayRolling linesThe Rangers roll out of the way as Ranger-colored streaks follow them
Rangers hold up arms, summoning DinozordsBeams from their Power Coins, perhaps?Rangers hold up arms, summoning Dinozords, shooting colored beams from hands
Rangers hold up arms, summoning DinozordsUmm...Rangers hold up arms, summoning Dinozords, shooting colored beams from hands, beams coalescing to form team coin symbol
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!”
Scene transitionIn 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 seaGWE EffectDragonzord rises from the sea in sideways cut-out
Dragonzord’s tail swings at cameraGWE EffectDragonzord’s tail swings at camera in sideways cut-out
Dragonzord stands fully out of the waterGreen Ranger Dragonzord!Dragonzord stands fully out of the water as comic “Green Ranger Dragonzord!” apperas on screen
Far shot of DragonzordGreen Ranger Dragonzord!Far shot of Dragonzord as comic “Green Ranger Dragonzord!” apperas on screen
Titanus rolls toward battleTITANUS!
(But, a different shot!)
Titanus rolls toward battle as comic “TITANUS” apperas on screen
Giant fireball explosion as Ultrazord is formedULTRAZORD!Giant fireball explosion as Ultrazord is formed as a comic “Ultrazord!” appears on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakA repeat of time filler on return from the break: Bulk & Skull’s Greatest HitsBulk and Skull crash into each other as “Bulk & Skull’s Greatest Hits” appears on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakTime filler on return from the break: Bulk & Skull’s Greatest HitsClose on Bulk and Skull crash into each other as “Bulk & Skull’s Greatest Hits” appears on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakUH! OH!Bulk and Skull yell at the camera as “UH! OH!” appears on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakThese 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 breakKRAK?Bulk chops the cake as a comic “KRAK?” appears on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakStill killing time...Bulk and Skull prepare to fight the Ranger teens
Fade in from black from commerical breakTRIP!Bulk trips over a weight as a comic “TRIP!” appears on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakSPLATBulk falls face-first into a sheet cake as a comic “SPLAT” appears on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakStill killing time...Skull laughs as Bulk emerges from the cake, face covered
Fade in from black from commerical breakStill killing time...Skull is hit in the face with a pie
Fade in from black from commerical breakFOOD FIGHTSkull, cut-out from the background as a comic “FOOD FIGHT” appears on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakTime to split!Black screen with “Time to split!” on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakYAY!Bulk and Skull run away from the camera as “Yay!” appears on screen with colors
Bulk bends over, tearing his pantsRIIIIIP!Bulk bends over, tearing his pants, as a comic “RIIIIIP!” appears on screen
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.The audience laughs as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer creditsCOLORS!Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as the red curtain closes and six power coin symbols spin on a spinning wheel