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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Saturday, February 17, 1996

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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

Though plenty of original footage from the Japanese Dinosaur Squadron Zyuranger (1992) series was used in the American Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) series, none of the original Zyuranger actors ever made an on-screen appearance in the US spin-off outside of their costumes except for very brief moments of mistimed edits and visual layovers (ie - if four Zyurangers are fighting, the fifth might be in the distant background in their civilian clothes, etc). Even more, there are numerous distance shots of the original Zyuranger actors outside of the Power Ranger/Zyuranger costumes that were never altered (if any particular monster attacked the Zyurangers in their civilian clothes, the US Power Rangers show would use the footage as evidence of said monster attacking random people that the Power Rangers would be watching). But in terms of there being any close up shots of the original Japanese actors, there is only one specific moment that exists.

In the Green With Evil 5-part series, when Tommy Oliver was being brainwashed by Rita to become the evil green ranger, he is shown to be in an ice cocoon (in the US it's supposed to be green wax). When he wakes up, Tommy sits up and opens his eyes to reveal that they are now infused with green energy. This brief moment of him awakening, sitting up, and opening his eyes is actually the original Japanese footage of Shirô Izumi when his character of Burai wakes up from his long slumber. And as a matter of fact, it would take twelve years from this first season of MMPR until a US Power Rangers show would allow the original Japanese counterpart actors to appear. In Power Rangers DinoThunder (2004) episode 'Lost & Found in Translation', the story had the US actors watching a Japanese Power Rangers tribute show that was actually the unedited Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger (2003) episode 10 - Abare Leaguer Bind. See more »

Goofs

Rita can apparently see anything anywhere on Earth, and knows the Power Rangers' secret identities. Since she has this information, why was she never able to beat the team? She could easily have sent down multiple monsters to kill the Rangers while they were sleeping. See more »

Quotes

Lord Zedd: Victory is fun!
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Crazy Credits

When the Alien Rangers appear to substitute for the Power Rangers, their episodes get their own opening credits. 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

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4 April 2006 | by persia_princeSee all my reviews

I fell MMPR was one of the best shows of all time. It was the starter for the hugely successful series which would last well over the next 10 years. But, i feel the original series was one of the only decent one, which gave way to trash like space and lightspeed rescue. I mean, what a spin off. They cannot even compare with Mighty Morphin'. But kids these days are being dragged into the newer versions, with all their fancy CGI, what happened to good old-fashioned butt-kicking? The old characters were there for a good time, or so it seemed. They always looked there on the set for fun, and the comedy and carelessness gave the series the edge. But now you get dino thunder (HUGE spin off of MM, like dinozords etc) and spd. There is no fun in those. No obvious enjoyment. And the bad guys are a joke, i mean seriously what happened to good old rita repulsa and lord zedd? Now we get a gut with a skeleton head where you can even see the actor's face under the mask, and goldar has been replaced by a posh little girl who does nothing but draw monsters all day. I mean seriously. Get MMPR, which will give you a true perspective of what Power Rangers truly is.


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Release Date:

28 August 1993 (USA) See more »

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(155 episodes)

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