A Star is Born

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)
Tommy performs a backflip FLIP! Tommy performs a backflip as a comic “FLIP!” appears on screen
Alternatve view of Tommy’s backflip Dragonzord’s claws? Alternatve view of Tommy’s backflip with green streaks following his feet
Fade to black for a commercial break Red Ranger profile commercial bumper Split-screen showing the Rangers receiving their Power Weapons
Fade to black for a commercial break Red Ranger profile commercial bumper Red Ranger profile
Skull bumps into Bulk bonk! Skull bumps into Bulk as a comic “bonk!” appears on screen
Skull collapses and Bulk falls on top of him CRUNCH! Skull collapses and Bulk falls on top of him as a comic “CRUNCH!” appears ons creen
Skull sprays Bulk with suntan lotion sploosh! Skull sprays Bulk with suntan lotion as a comic “sploosh!” appears on screen
Bulk punches rapidly at the air Bulk is a steam-powered engine of Karate! Bulk punches rapidly at the air causing smoke to appear
Bulk does a spin Tigerzord’s claws? (sorry, SPOILER ALERT!) Bulk does a spin as white streaks follow him
Bulk chops the table A puff of smoke Bulk chops the table, producing a puff of smoke
Bulk chops the table An earth shaking chop Bulk chops the table, causing the frame to shake in response
Bulk tosses paper into the air and chops at it Shredding of paper... Bulk tosses paper into the air and chops at it causing small pieces of paper to fly about
The casting director reacts ...or, perhaps turning it back into the trees from which they came? The casting director reacts to the small pieces of paper
Scene transition Green Ranger profile commercial bumper Green Ranger profile
Scene transition Green Ranger profile commercial bumper Green Ranger profile
Scene transition Green Ranger profile commercial bumper Green Ranger profile
Scene transition Pink Ranger profile commercial bumper Split-screen as the Rangers receive their Power Weapons
Scene transition Pink Ranger profile commercial bumper Pink Ranger profile
Side-view of Scorpina’s head Scorpina Side-view of Scorpina’s head in front of stylized background
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Red Ranger flips over camera with Power Sword Again, we have footage taken from a previously reversioned episode. Blue Ranger flips over camera in front of blue team coin symbol
Black Ranger flips over camera Again, we have footage taken from a previously reversioned episode. Red Ranger flips over camera in front of red team coin symbol
Blue Ranger flips over camera Again, we have footage taken from a previously reversioned episode. Yellow Ranger flips over camera in front of yellow team coin symbol
Yellow Ranger flips over camera Again, we have footage taken from a previously reversioned episode. Black Ranger flips over camera in front of black team coin symbol
Pink Ranger flips over camera Again, we have footage taken from a previously reversioned episode. Pink Ranger flips over camera in front of pink team coin symbol
Fade to black for commercial break Blue Ranger profile commercial bumper Blue Ranger profile
Fade to black for commercial break Blue Ranger profile commercial bumper Blue Ranger profile
Fade from black from commercial break Black Ranger profile commercial bumper Split-screen shot of the Rangers receiving their Power Weapons
Fade from black from commercial break Black Ranger profile commercial bumper<br>(yes, no love for the Yellow Ranger) Black Ranger profile
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!”
Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spot Pink Ranger Pterodactyl! Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Pink Ranger Pterodactyl!”
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!”
Babe Ruthless grows giant Babe Ruthless growing Babe Ruthless grows giant amidst speckled background
Goldar grows giant Goldar growing Goldar grows giant amidst partially fiery background
Scorpina grows giant Scorpina growing Scorpina grows giant amidst purple and yellow background
The original pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic. Lightning bolt. The updated pre-morph sequence lightning bolt graphic.
Dragonzord emerges from the sea Green Ranger Dragonzord! Dragonzord emerges from the sea as a comic “Green Ranger Dragonzord!” appears on screen
Dragonzord Fighting Mode Dragonzord Fighting Mode! Dragonzord Fighting Mode completes formation as a comic “Dragonzord Fighting Mode!” appears ons creen
Dragon Staff teleports in Phasing in of the Dragon Staff Dragon Staff teleports in with green energy
Dragonzord Fighting Mode pounds the staff on the ground Bulk isn’t the only one who can cause an earthquake Dragonzord Fighting Mode pounds the staff on the ground shaking the frame
Dragonzord Fighting Mode impales Babe Ruthless A scene that amazingly passed the censors in 1993 doesn’t in 2010. Dragonzord Fighting Mode impales Babe Ruthless as multi-colored energy conceals the blow
Five Rangers pose at the plaza Colorful group of Rangers Five Rangers pose in front of colored background and tilted team coin symbol
Dragonzord uses his tail to cut through the cocoon Lots of color Dragonzord uses his tail to cut through the cocoon with green energy
Megazord emerges from the cocoon Lots of color Megazord, with glowing yellow eyes, emerges from the cocoon amidst purple electricity
Megazord finishes escaping the cocoon Lots of color Megazord finishes escaping the cocoon as multi-colored energy flows forth
Fade in from black from commercial The Final Episode Montage! 30 seconds of video showing the various edits that were part of the reversioning
Fade in from black from commercial The Final Episode Montage! 30 seconds of video showing the various edits that were part of the reversioning
Ernie and the teens watch Tommy’s commercial on TV 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. Ernie and the teens watch Tommy’s commercial on TV as end credits roll
Freeze frame with Executive Producer credits Yes, Tommy is punching you... err... I mean... COLORS! Freeze frame with the rest of the end credits and the background cut-out as superimposed Tommy raises up and punches at the screen