Skip to Main Content

Peace, Love and Woe

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).
Opening credits, featuring 5 Rangers posing in front of Power Coin symbolsDespite having a production number greater than that of the Green With Evil saga, this episode originally aired prior to the introduction of the Green Ranger. In 1993, obviously, no mention was made of Tommy, who isn’t in the episode. In 2010... well, they already changed the intro, so let’s keep using the new one?Opening credits, showing Jason Frank as Tommy
Bulk is accidentally kicked in the rearKICK!Bulk is accidentally kicked in the rear as a comic “KICK!” appears on screen
Kimberly does a flipFLIP!Kimberly does a flip as a comic “FLIP!” appears on screen
Bulk falls face-first into the sheet cake Ernie is carryingSPLATBulk falls face-first into the sheet cake Ernie is carrying as a comic “SPLAT” appears on screen
MargeThe new Pink Ranger?Marge, with pink hearts in the background
Billy and Marge bump headsThe new Pink Ranger?Billy and Marge bump heads as a cartoon heart envelops them
Billy and Marge again bump headsBONK!Billy and Marge again bump heads as a comic “BONK!” appears on screen
Billy looks at Marge as the other teens in the background laughBinary loveBilly looks at Marge as the background is replaced by hearts and binary code
Madame Woe performs an incantation on the rocky beachRandom colorful effectsMadame Woe performs an incantation on the rocky beach amidst colorful effects
Madame Woe floats toward the cameraRandom colorful effectMadame Woe floats toward the camera amidst speckled yellow aura
Marge is kidnapped and taken to a wavy dimensionAn additional swirly effectMarge is kidnapped and taken to a swirly dimension
Putties appear in the parkPutty cut-outPutties appear in front of light and dark gray target background
Putties appear in the park and rush forwardPutty cut-out which hides the Putties running aboutPutties appear in front of light and dark gray target background
Fade to black for a commercial breakCommercial breakFrame turns like a page in a book
Fade to black for a commercial breakCommercial breakBilly and Marge bump heads in storyboard style
Fade to black for a commercial breakCommercial breakMadame Woe performs an incantation in storyboard style
Fade to black for a commercial breakCommercial breakThe Rangers unite their power in storyboard style
Fade to black for a commercial breakCommercial breakThe frame catches fire and burns outward
A Putty kicks BillyKICK!A Putty kicks Billy as a comic “KICK!” appears on screen
The other four teens arriveCoin symbolsThe other four teens arrive, each in front of a colored strip with power coin symbol
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Four Rangers pose on rocky beachCutout RangersFour Rangers pose on rocky beach in front of multi-colored background
Blue Ranger looks to our slight rightA new commercial break inserted in the middle of a scene, so just throw up a shot of Madame Woe’s crystal.Close on Madame Woe’s forehead crystal
The Rangers unite their powers into a blue ball of lightTriceratops coinThe Rangers unite their powers into a blue Triceratops coin symbol
Red Ranger flips over the cameraRed Ranger flips.Red Ranger flips over the camera in front of red team coin symbol
Black Ranger flips over the cameraBlack Ranger flips.Black Ranger flips over the camera in front of black team coin symbol
Yellow Ranger flips over the cameraYellow Ranger flips.Yellow Ranger flips over the camera in front of yellow team coin symbol
Pink and Yellow Rangers flips over the camera?!Pink and Yellow Rangers flips over the camera in front of cyan team coin symbol
Pink Ranger flips over the cameraPink Ranger flips.Pink Ranger flips over the camera in front of pink team coin symbol
Black Ranger prepares Power Axe for Power Blaster formationMastodon logoBlack Ranger prepares Power Axe for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Pink Ranger prepares Power Bow for Power Blaster formationPterodactyl logoPink Ranger prepares Power Bow for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Yellow Ranger prepares Power Daggers for Power Blaster formationSabertooth Tiger logoYellow Ranger prepares Power Daggers for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Blue Ranger prepares Power Lance for Power Blaster formationTriceratops logoBlue Ranger prepares Power Lance for Power Blaster formation with Power Coin symbol in the background
Red Ranger prepares to leap up and complete the Power RangerGlowing with power.Red Ranger, glowing, prepares to leap up and complete the Power Ranger
Red Ranger completes the Power Blasterand Tyrannosaurus logo over a team weapon.Red Ranger completes the Power Blaster with Power Coin symbol in the background
Power Rangers stand ready to fire the Power BlasterShiny Rangers!Power Rangers, glowing, stand ready to fire the Power Blaster
Power Blaster blast flows across screenOriginally, a sustained blast continues to hit Madame Woe. Now, a SECOND blast fires.A second Power Blaster blast flows across screen
BillyBilly Fangirls rejoiceBilly with superimposed red lips graphic
BillyThe new Pink Ranger?Billy with pink hearts in the background
Bulk’s dirt-covered foot, with money between toesA dirty bank...Bulk’s dirt-covered foot, with money between toes, with stink lines floating upwards
Bulk extends dirty money to Ernie, near face...yields dirty money.Bulk extends dirty money to Ernie, near face, as stink lines float upward
Ernie collapses, face-first, into sheet cakePLOP!Ernie collapses, face-first, into sheet cake, as comic “PLOP!” appears on screen
Teens move to dancefloor to danceEnd 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.Teens move to dancefloor to dance as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer creditsCOLORS!Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits with Ranger teens and Ernie cut-out, dancing