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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).
Bulk flies through the airTOSS!Bulk flies through the air as a comic “Toss!” appears on screen
Bulk slides along the groundSLIDE!Bulk slides along the ground as a comic “SLIDE!” apears on screen
Bulk slides headfirst into a tipped over mop bucketTHUNK!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 buildingColorful group of RangersFour Rangers pose in front of blue speckled background
Red and Black are blown away by Samurai Fan Man’s attackThe Rangers getting whisked away by Samurai Fan Man’s fanRed 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 attackThe Rangers getting whisked away by Samurai Fan Man’s fanFar 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 attackThe Rangers getting whisked away by Samurai Fan Man’s fanBlue 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 attackThe Rangers getting whisked away by Samurai Fan Man’s fanFar 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 commercialHighlight on Goldar, Samurai Fan Man, Baboo, and Squatt
Red Ranger does standard posePower leakageRed Ranger does standard pose as red specks of light fly about
Black Ranger does standard posePower leakageBlack Ranger does standard pose as white specks of light fly about
Blue Ranger does standard posePower leakageBlue Ranger does standard pose as blue specks of light fly about
Yellow Ranger does standard posePower leakageYellow Ranger does standard pose as yellow specks of light fly about
Rangers pose briefly in front of Battle BikesWell, better than showing the Battle Bikes...Rangers pose in front of odd sun 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 spotRed Ranger Tyrannosaurus!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!”
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 DragonzordThe 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 placeGreen 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 placeGreen 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 cameraGWE EffectDragonzord’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 MegazordFan or Flame Thrower?Samurai Fan Man blows light beams at Megazord
Samurai Fan Man blows sparks at DragonzordFan or Flame Thrower?Samurai Fan Man blows light beams at Dragonzord
Titanus rolls toward the cameraTITANUSTitanus rolls toward the camera as a comic “TITANUS” apepars on screen
Giant Goldar vanishesIn 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 garageEnd 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 creditsCOLORS!Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits as the screen cracks and flames and smoke emerge