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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).
Tommy performs a backflipFLIP!Tommy performs a backflip as a comic “FLIP!” appears on screen
Alternatve view of Tommy’s backflipDragonzord’s claws?Alternatve view of Tommy’s backflip with green streaks following his feet
Fade to black for a commercial breakRed Ranger profile commercial bumperSplit-screen showing the Rangers receiving their Power Weapons
Fade to black for a commercial breakRed Ranger profile commercial bumperRed Ranger profile
Skull bumps into Bulkbonk!Skull bumps into Bulk as a comic “bonk!” appears on screen
Skull collapses and Bulk falls on top of himCRUNCH!Skull collapses and Bulk falls on top of him as a comic “CRUNCH!” appears ons creen
Skull sprays Bulk with suntan lotionsploosh!Skull sprays Bulk with suntan lotion as a comic “sploosh!” appears on screen
Bulk punches rapidly at the airBulk is a steam-powered engine of Karate!Bulk punches rapidly at the air causing smoke to appear
Bulk does a spinTigerzord’s claws? (sorry, SPOILER ALERT!)Bulk does a spin as white streaks follow him
Bulk chops the tableA puff of smokeBulk chops the table, producing a puff of smoke
Bulk chops the tableAn earth shaking chopBulk chops the table, causing the frame to shake in response
Bulk tosses paper into the air and chops at itShredding 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 transitionGreen Ranger profile commercial bumperGreen Ranger profile
Scene transitionGreen Ranger profile commercial bumperGreen Ranger profile
Scene transitionGreen Ranger profile commercial bumperGreen Ranger profile
Scene transitionPink Ranger profile commercial bumperSplit-screen as the Rangers receive their Power Weapons
Scene transitionPink Ranger profile commercial bumperPink Ranger profile
Side-view of Scorpina’s headScorpinaSide-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 SwordAgain, 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 cameraAgain, 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 cameraAgain, 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 cameraAgain, 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 cameraAgain, 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 breakBlue Ranger profile commercial bumperBlue Ranger profile
Fade to black for commercial breakBlue Ranger profile commercial bumperBlue Ranger profile
Fade from black from commercial breakBlack Ranger profile commercial bumperSplit-screen shot of the Rangers receiving their Power Weapons
Fade from black from commercial breakBlack Ranger profile commercial bumper
(yes, no love for the Yellow Ranger)
Black Ranger profile
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!”
Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spotPink Ranger Pterodactyl!Pterodactyl raises from its hiding spot with a comic book graphic saying “Pink Ranger Pterodactyl!”
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!”
Babe Ruthless grows giantBabe Ruthless growingBabe Ruthless grows giant amidst speckled background
Goldar grows giantGoldar growingGoldar grows giant amidst partially fiery background
Scorpina grows giantScorpina growingScorpina 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 seaGreen Ranger Dragonzord!Dragonzord emerges from the sea as a comic “Green Ranger Dragonzord!” appears on screen
Dragonzord Fighting ModeDragonzord Fighting Mode!Dragonzord Fighting Mode completes formation as a comic “Dragonzord Fighting Mode!” appears ons creen
Dragon Staff teleports inPhasing in of the Dragon StaffDragon Staff teleports in with green energy
Dragonzord Fighting Mode pounds the staff on the groundBulk isn’t the only one who can cause an earthquakeDragonzord Fighting Mode pounds the staff on the ground shaking the frame
Dragonzord Fighting Mode impales Babe RuthlessA 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 plazaColorful group of RangersFive Rangers pose in front of colored background and tilted team coin symbol
Dragonzord uses his tail to cut through the cocoonLots of colorDragonzord uses his tail to cut through the cocoon with green energy
Megazord emerges from the cocoonLots of colorMegazord, with glowing yellow eyes, emerges from the cocoon amidst purple electricity
Megazord finishes escaping the cocoonLots of colorMegazord finishes escaping the cocoon as multi-colored energy flows forth
Fade in from black from commercialThe Final Episode Montage!30 seconds of video showing the various edits that were part of the reversioning
Fade in from black from commercialThe 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 TVEnd 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 creditsYes, 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