Calamity Kimberly

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)
Bulk flies through the air TOSS! Bulk flies through the air as a comic “Toss!” appears on screen
Bulk slides along the ground SLIDE! Bulk slides along the ground as a comic “SLIDE!” apears on screen
Bulk slides headfirst into a tipped over mop bucket THUNK! Bulk slides headfirst into a tipped over mop bucket as a comic “THUNK!” appears on screen
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Four Rangers pose near tree in front of a building Colorful group of Rangers Four Rangers pose in front of blue speckled background
Red and Black are blown away by Samurai Fan Man’s attack The Rangers getting whisked away by Samurai Fan Man’s fan Red and Black are blown away by Samurai Fan Man’s attack with visual highlights
Far on Red and Black are blown away by Samurai Fan Man’s attack The Rangers getting whisked away by Samurai Fan Man’s fan Far on Red and Black are blown away by Samurai Fan Man’s attack with visual highlights
Blue and Yellow are blown away by Samurai Fan Man’s attack The Rangers getting whisked away by Samurai Fan Man’s fan Blue and Yellow are blown away by Samurai Fan Man’s attack with visual highlights
Far on Blue and Yellow are blown away by Samurai Fan Man’s attack The Rangers getting whisked away by Samurai Fan Man’s fan Far on Blue and Yellow are blown away by Samurai Fan Man’s attack with visual highlights
Fade to black for a commercial break. Fade to commercial Highlight on Goldar, Samurai Fan Man, Baboo, and Squatt
Red Ranger does standard pose Power leakage Red Ranger does standard pose as red specks of light fly about
Black Ranger does standard pose Power leakage Black Ranger does standard pose as white specks of light fly about
Blue Ranger does standard pose Power leakage Blue Ranger does standard pose as blue specks of light fly about
Yellow Ranger does standard pose Power leakage Yellow Ranger does standard pose as yellow specks of light fly about
Rangers pose briefly in front of Battle Bikes Well, better than showing the Battle Bikes... Rangers pose in front of odd sun background
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 Red Ranger Tyrannosaurus! 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!”
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Green Ranger plays Dragon Dagger to call Dragonzord The Dragon Dagger has to be loud enough to summon the Dragonzord, but probably not loud enough to break time and space. Green Ranger plays Dragon Dagger to call Dragonzord in front of Green power coin background pulsing as music plays
Dragonzord begins to rise from its hiding place Green Ranger Dragonzord! Dragonzord begins to rise from its hiding place as a comic book “Green Ranger Dragonzord!” appears on screen
Dragonzord continues to rise from its hiding place Green Ranger Dragonzord! Dragonzord continues to rise from its hiding place as a comic book “Green Ranger Dragonzord!” appears on screen in a sideways cut-out
Dragonzord’s tail whips at the camera GWE Effect Dragonzord’s tail whips at the camera in a sideways cut-out
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Samurai Fan Man blows sparks at Megazord Fan or Flame Thrower? Samurai Fan Man blows light beams at Megazord
Samurai Fan Man blows sparks at Dragonzord Fan or Flame Thrower? Samurai Fan Man blows light beams at Dragonzord
Titanus rolls toward the camera TITANUS Titanus rolls toward the camera as a comic “TITANUS” apepars on screen
Giant Goldar vanishes In early MMPR, Goldar would just disappear. The dissolve effect is nice. The sword effect is... well, the dissolve effect is nice. Giant Goldar fades out in white as sword makes a blue swish
The Ranger teens gather around a TV in Billy’s garage 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 Ranger teens gather around a TV in Billy’s garage as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits COLORS! Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as the screen cracks and flames and smoke emerge