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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 

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A team of teenagers with attitude are recruited to save Angel Grove from the evil witch, Rita Repulsa, and later, Lord Zedd, Emperor of all he sees, and their horde of monsters.

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Shuki Levy, Haim Saban
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1999   1996   1995   1994   1993  
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Complete series cast summary:
Richard Steven Horvitz ...  Alpha 5 156 episodes, 1993-1996
David Yost ...  Billy Cranston / ... 155 episodes, 1993-1996
Ed Neil ...  Putty Patroller / ... 153 episodes, 1993-1996
David J. Fielding David J. Fielding ...  Zordon / ... 43 episodes, 1993-1996
Paul Schrier ...  Bulk / ... 150 episodes, 1993-1996
Jason Narvy ...  Skull / ... 148 episodes, 1993-1996
Barbara Goodson ...  Rita Repulsa / ... 141 episodes, 1993-1996
Amy Jo Johnson ...  Kimberly Hart / ... 138 episodes, 1993-1995
Robert L. Manahan ...  Zordon 124 episodes, 1993-1996
Jason David Frank ...  Tommy Oliver / ... 122 episodes, 1993-1996
Robert Axelrod ...  Finster / ... 119 episodes, 1993-1996
Michael Sorich ...  Squatt / ... 112 episodes, 1993-1996
Kerrigan Mahan ...  Goldar 111 episodes, 1993-1996
Richard Genelle ...  Ernie / ... 108 episodes, 1993-1996
Dave Mallow ...  Baboo / ... 105 episodes, 1993-1996
Danny Wayne Danny Wayne ...  Putty Patroller / ... 98 episodes, 1993-1996
Tadahiro Nakamura Tadahiro Nakamura ...  Putty Patroller / ... 93 episodes, 1993-1996
Bridgett Riley ...  Putty Patroller 92 episodes, 1993-1995
Hien Nguyen Hien Nguyen ...  Putty Patroller 92 episodes, 1993-1995
Romy J. Sharf Romy J. Sharf ...  Alpha 5 / ... 89 episodes, 1993-1995
Tatsuro Koike Tatsuro Koike ...  Putty Patroller / ... 88 episodes, 1993-1996
Wendee Lee ...  Scorpina / ... 88 episodes, 1993-1995
Machiko Soga ...  Rita Repulsa 86 episodes, 1993-1995
Austin St. John ...  Jason Lee Scott / ... 89 episodes, 1993-1995
Walter Jones ...  The Black Ranger / ... 89 episodes, 1993-1995
Thuy Trang ...  The Yellow Ranger / ... 88 episodes, 1993-1994
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Adam Park / ... 66 episodes, 1994-1996
Karan Ashley ...  Aisha Campbell / ... 66 episodes, 1994-1996
Steve Cardenas Steve Cardenas ...  Rocky DeSantos / ... 66 episodes, 1994-1996
Richard Branden Richard Branden ...  Putty Patroller 66 episodes, 1993-1995
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Storyline

Four athletically able teenagers along with their brainy friend Billy are selected by Zordon to fight the evil of Rita Repulsa, her monsters and her minions after the witch is accidentally released from imprisonment in an intergalactic dumpster on the moon. Later in the series, the rangers are joined by Tommy, the once evil Green Ranger designed for Rita's evil, but later was deprogrammed and spent two portions of the series briefly as the Green Ranger. Over time, some rangers had to pass their powers to others as well. Action scenes and scenes with Rita were edited from footage based on Japanese action sagas. Replacement villain Lord Zedd was designed in the U.S. Written by Ondre Lombard <piero@cyberverse.com>

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Trivia

Bulk and Skull resemble British comedians Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones. See more »

Goofs

When Rita's spell on Tommy/Green Ranger is broken, it is revealed that they can form a new Zord by combining the Dragonzord, Mastodon Zord, Saber Tooth Tiger Zord, and the Triceratops Zord. When introduced this is called "Dragonzord in Fighting Mode" or "Dragonzord in Battle Mode." In subsequent appearances, this is called the "Mega Dragonzord." Further adding to the confusion, the "fighting/battle mode" name returns later on, and Mega Dragonzord comes to mean an entirely new Zord, which is essentially the Dragonzord laid over the Megazord. It is also interesting to note that Jason and Kimberly appear in the fighting/battle mode cockpit, even though it does NOT use their Zords. See more »

Quotes

Alpha 5: Don't worry, there'll always be an Alpha 6 if something should happen to me.
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Crazy Credits

Every time a new Ranger was added to the team, or a Ranger changed, or in some cases, the zords were changed, on-screen, the credits changed to reflect this alteration to the cast. This system continues throughout the series, with only Power Rangers SPD (It excludes Omega and Cat Ranger completely) failing to keep up with this. See more »

Alternate Versions

The pre television pilot version of the first episode, 'Day of the Dumpster', was shown on the Fox Kids programming block in 1999. There are several differences between it and the tv series:
  • 'Trini' was played by a different actress, Audri Dubois, and was completely different personality (and nationality) wise to the 'Trini Kwan' in the TV series played by Thuy Trang.
  • 'Zordon' was named 'Zoltar' and the image of his head in a tube was also blurred and somewhat pulsating.
  • There was no Juice bar (and hence no Ernie). Instead the Earth based scene took place in a bowling alley.
  • The Command Center's interior had different control panels and lighting.
  • The plating on Alpha 5's upper torso was notably larger and didn't have the familiar "lightning bolt" logo.
  • 'Flyguy', renamed 'King Sphinx' for his eventual appearance in the TV series, appeared in the episode to battle the rangers with 'Goldar'. -The Dinozords were known as Dinodroids'.
  • There was a Bulk character, but no Skull character. Instead there were three other bullies/punks alongside Bulk.
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Connections

Referenced in Studio C: Episode #10.7 (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

5-4-1
Written and Performed by Ron Wasserman
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It's a great kids show that should be acknowledged for what it is.
8 May 2005 | by RayCRPSee all my reviews

I don't see why everyone here is bashing the original Power Rangers show. Nearly every one of them is saying how now that they've gone back and watched it as an adult, it's got horrible acting, horrible dialog, and cheesy and repetitive themes. Yeah, well, guess what: it wasn't made for you to go back and watch as an adult. It was meant for kids. Kid shows didn't have to have the best acting or best writing. If they had the money to hire people to win awards for superb acting and writing, they wouldn't have wasted their time on a kid show.

Power Rangers was meant for kids to watch, to be able to understand and follow along, and to learn from the cheesy and repetitive themes that good wins over evil, teamwork is a great thing, and that you have to believe in yourself. Did it succeed it conveying these messages? I think so. It did so in a way that kids liked, a way that was "cool" during its time. It had characters that kids could see and look up to. Jason was the brave team leader, Zach was the "smooth" dancer, Billy was the smart and resourceful one, Trini was determined and helpful, Kimberly was humble and graceful, and Tommy was noble and selfless. The show stressed that people had to work together as a team to fight evil, and when situations grew worse, they didn't give up, and they found a way to come through. And on the few occasions when it could be said that they lost, that lost honorably and were happy with what good came out of it.

I really don't see fair judgment in many reviews here that bash it after re-watching it as an adult. An adult won't get the same thing out of it as a child will. I was 7 when the show debuted, and I loved it. Now, sure, I can see several flaws in the overall performance delivery, but it still conveys the message in ways that kids understand. It's the same with Power Rangers, Pokemon, and whatever the next thing will be. They have great, wonderful messages for kids, and that's all they're meant to be.

Granted, Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger's story with 5 normal teenagers from an average city with boosted fighting power is a bit more believable than the newer Power Ranger shows where they fly through space on hoverboards and land on other planets, but hey, at least the new shows are trying to keep things fresh.


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dino Rangers See more »

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Runtime:

(155 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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