The Rockstar

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)
Kimberly and Billy react to eating torte a la escargot ?!!??!!?? Kimberly and Billy react to eating torte a la escargot as blue “?”’s and “!”’s appear on screen
Fade to black for a commercial break Foreshadowing time! Within Rita’s Repulsascope, Pink, Red, and Black pose ready for battle in front of lightning bolt symbol
Fade to black for a commercial break Foreshadowing time! Within Rita’s Repulsascope, Rockstar is covered in blue electricity
Fade to black for a commercial break Foreshadowing time! Within Rita’s Repulsascope, a Putty is destroyed by the Mirror
Fade to black for a commercial break Foreshadowing time! Within Rita’s Repulsascope, Red Ranger flips in front of a Tyrannosaurus symbol
Fade to black for a commercial break Foreshadowing time! Within Rita’s Repulsascope, Pink Ranger flips in front of a Pterodactyl symbol
Fade to black for a commercial break Foreshadowing time! Within Rita’s Repulsascope, Pink and Red pose in front of colored background
Fade to black for a commercial break Foreshadowing time! Within Rita’s Repulsascope, Scorpina poses ready for battle, with Squatt, Baboo, and Rockstar in the background
Fade to black for a commercial break Foreshadowing time! Within Rita’s Repulsascope, Scorpina poses ready for battle, with Squatt, Baboo, and Rockstar in the colored background as Putties appear
Fade to black for a commercial break Foreshadowing time! Within Rita’s Repulsascope, a glass bottle is uncorked
Bulk smashes a piece of pizza in Skull’s face SMOOSH! Bulk smashes a piece of pizza in Skull’s face as a comic “SMOOSH!” apepars on screen
Putties appear on the rocks in the background as Jeremy and Jason look on Electric Putties Putties appear electrically on the rocks in the background as Jeremy and Jason look on
Jeremy uncorks a glass bottle More than just a map in that bottle. Jeremy uncorks a glass bottle causing yellow energy and speckles to fly about
A knight pulls the Mirror of Destruction out of a chest Story time. In a story frame, a knight pulls the Mirror of Destruction out of a chest as light emits from the chest
The Mirror of Destruction blasts everything in sight Story time. In a story frame, the Mirror of Destruction blasts everything in sight
Scorpina poses ready for battle, flanked by Putties Focus on Scorpina Scorpina poses ready for battle, flanked by Putties, in front of stylized background
Jason is hit in the chest with a rock POW! Jason is hit in the chest with a rock as a comic “POW!” appears on screen
Jason is covered with three large rocks Come on, they’re just rocks! Jason is covered with three large rocks, each glowing with energy
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Pink and Red pose ready for battle Colors Pink and Red pose ready for battle in front of colored background
Red Ranger flips over the camera Flipping Ranger Red Ranger flips over the camera in front of Tyrannosaurus symbol
Pink Ranger flips over the camera Flipping Ranger Pink Ranger flips over the camera in front of Pterodactyl symbol
Jeremy uncovers the Mirror of Destruction Red Ranger profile commercial bumper Red Ranger profile
Jeremy uncovers the Mirror of Destruction Red Ranger profile commercial bumper Red Ranger profile
Jeremy uncovers the Mirror of Destruction Red Ranger profile commercial bumper Red Ranger profile
Rangers pose on the beach MORE Colors Rangers pose on the beach in front of colored background with lightning bolt symbol
Ranger extend arms summoning Dinozords Summon the Zords. Ranger extend arms, with colored power symbols superimposed on hands, summoning Dinozords
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!”
Megazord standing up for Battle Mode Megazord sequence Megazord standing up for Battle Mode in front of painted background
Megazord’s reflection is seen in the Mirror of Destruction Extra shiny Mirror of Destruction Megazord’s reflection is seen in the light-reflecting Mirror of Destruction
Goldar’s reflection is seen in the Mirror of Destruction EXTRA shiny Mirror of Destruction Megazord’s reflection is seen in the light-reflecting Mirror of Destruction
Jason listens to Jeremy’s praise of the Red Ranger 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. Jason listens to Jeremy’s praise of the Red Ranger as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits COLORS! Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as the screen is washed out as the Mirror of Destruction blasts everything