Mira, Booster, and XR are all nominated for the 'Rookie of the Year' award. Zurg steals a new matter transporter whilst the three become more competitive with each other to impress Buzz the most, leaving them in more than a sticky situation.
When NOS-4-A2 attacks an energy base, Buzz and his team come to the aid of an old friend (Ty from Buzz's academy days), but when NOS-4-A2 attacks XR, Ty jumps in and gets bitten by NOS-4-A2. Later at night he mutates into a werewolf like creature.
When the LGMs receive a faint transmission to construct a matter transporter so that Buzz can go and save a queen, he finds himself helping small creatures that are living somewhere a little too close for comfort.
The Rangers are at an LGM invention review when Zurg's Hornets attack. At first the attack seems random and easily repulsed when they discover one of the LGMs is missing. Zurg has kidnapped the LGM with independent thought. He extracts the information for the Flux Gravity Capacitor which is essentially a large trash compactor. He uses it to attack Capital Planet's sun and create a Black Hole which will suck Space Command and the planet into oblivion.
The Rangers are caught in a gravity field of a planet. It turns out to be an ancient defense system and the planet seems devoid of life. Soon they discover they are not alone...there are two survivors of an ancient war left alive and they are intent on killing each other. It seems they are being manipulated by parasitic creatures which bring out aggression and anger from their hosts. Soon the Rangers are overcome by the creatures and begin fighting amongst themselves. Only robotic XR is immune.
After the president of the Galactic Alliance is attacked by Zurg, Mira, being in charge of her security, decides to land her ship on Karn, where, apart from the obvious challenges of wildlife and terrain, they also have to face betrayals and Zurgs schemes.