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Dark Warrior

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 and Skull drop Billy into a large blue trash canSTUFFED!Bulk and Skull drop Billy into a large blue trash can as a comic “STUFFED!” appears on screen
Close-on Billy in trashcanSTUFFED!Close-on Billy in trashcan with comic “STUFFED!” on screen
Trini strikes Bulk in the back of th headBONK!Trini strikes Bulk in the back of th head as a comic “BONK!” appears on screen
Dark Warrior in Rita’s PalaceThe Dark WarriorDark Warrior in front of black and blue background
Putties appear in yellow energyElectrically-chargedPutties appear in electric yellow energy
Two black balloons popPOP! POP!Two black balloons pop as two “POP!”’s appear on screen
Two more black balloons popPOP! POP!Two more black balloons pop as two “POP!”’s appear on screen
The final black balloon pops as the Rangers reactPOP! POP!
Yes, Billy and/or Trini apparently exploded.
The final black balloon pops as two “POP!”’s appear on screen and the Rangers react
The Ranger teens run into a caveBlue Ranger profile commercial bumperBlue Ranger profile
The Ranger teens run into a caveBlue Ranger profile commercial bumperBlue Ranger profile
The Ranger teens run into a caveBlue Ranger profile commercial bumperBlue Ranger profile
The Ranger teens run into a caveBlue Ranger profile commercial bumperBlue Ranger profile
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.Lightning bolt.The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Yellow Ranger flips over the cameraUmm... this footage isn’t from Dark Warrior, apparentlyBlue Ranger flips over the camera in front of blue team coin symbol in background
Red Ranger flips over the cameraUmm... this footage isn’t from Dark Warrior, apparentlyRed Ranger flips over the camera in front of red team coin symbol in background
Black Ranger flips over the cameraUmm... this footage isn’t from Dark Warrior, apparentlyYellow Ranger flips over the camera in front of yellow team coin symbol in background
Blue Ranger flips over the cameraUmm... this footage isn’t from Dark Warrior, apparentlyBlack Ranger flips over the camera in front of black team coin symbol in background
Pink Ranger flips over the cameraUmm... this footage isn’t from Dark Warrior, apparentlyPink Ranger flips over the camera in front of pink team coin symbol in background
Rangers pose in grassy areaCrazier and crazier team shots.Rangers pose in grassy area in front of strange effects and team coin background
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 standing up for Battle ModeMegazord sequenceMegazord standing up for Battle Mode in front of a painted background
Rangers in Megazord cockpit make Power Sword slashing motionFinishing maneuverRangers in Megazord cockpit make Power Sword slashing motion as visual effects follow along
Fade in from black from commerical breakThis episode runs about a minute short. So, here’s a Dance Off (repeat).MMPR 2010 logo and “DANCE OFF” appear on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakBilly VS ZackSplit-screen showing “Billy” “vs” “Zack”
Fade in from black from commerical breakBEGIN!“BEGIN!” appears on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakBilly dances.Billy dances in the Youth Center
Fade in from black from commerical breakZACK BEGIN!“ZACK BEGIN!” appears on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakZack dances.Zack dances in the park with his students
Fade in from black from commerical breakWINNER: ZackZack dances in the park with his students, “WINNER:” “Zack” appears on screen
Fade in from black from commerical breakHopefully this is the last Dance Off.MMPR 2010 logo and “DANCE OFF” appear on screen
Uncle Howard disappears in green auraUncle Howard disappears a little differently now...Uncle Howard disappears in electric green aura
Uncle Howard has disappeared...and leaves a residue behind.Uncle Howard disappears in electric green aura
Bulk and Skull run into each otherPOW!Bulk and Skull run into each other as a comic “POW!” on screen
Billy reacts to Bulk and Skull’s stupidityEnd 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.Billy reacts to Bulk and Skull’s stupidity as end credits roll
Billy watches as Bulk and Skull rush awayUncle Howard also leaves a traceable ion trail, that appears before he does.Billy watches as Bulk and Skull rush away as Uncle Howard slowly reappears
Billy watches as Bulk and Skull rush away as Uncle Howard appears in green auraUncle Howard also appears a little differently now.Billy watches as Bulk and Skull rush away as Uncle Howard appears in electric green aura
Uncle Howard and the teens laugh togetherWarning: Contact with karate scientists that have recently been invisible may cause side effects, such as invisibility.Uncle Howard and the teens all disappear in electric green aura
Freeze frame with Executive Producer creditsCOLORS!Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits and an empty Youth Center