List of Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue episodes

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Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 40
Release
Original network FOX (Fox Kids)
Original release February 12 – November 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)
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Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue is an American television series created by Haim Saban and the eighth season of the Power Rangers franchise, began airing on February 12, 2000 on Fox Kids. Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue comprises 40 episodes and concluded its initial airing on November 18, 2000. Lightspeed Rescue uses footage and elements from the Super Sentai series Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive. Regular cast members during Lightspeed Rescue include Michael Chaturantabut, Rhett Fisher, Sean Cw Johnson, Alison MacInnis, Keith Robinson, Sasha Williams, Monica Louwerens, Ron Roggé and Jennifer L. Yen.

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3391"Operation Lightspeed"Ryuta TasakiJudd LynnFebruary 12, 2000 (2000-02-12)
A group of demons are accidentally released and are now trying to destroy Mariner Bay in order to release their leader, Queen Bansheera. To counter the demons, Captain Mitchell's daughter, Dana Mitchell, tries to recruit four individuals to join Lightspeed and become Power Rangers. These individuals were Carter Grayson, Chad Lee, Joel Rawlings, and Kelsey Winslow. They all agree to Captain Mitchell's proposal, with Dana joining them as the fifth ranger. The five of them battle and destroy Ghouligan and a group of Batlings, and their journey as Rangers finally begins.
3402"Lightspeed Teamwork"Ryuta TasakiJudd LynnFebruary 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)
Captain Mitchell is giving the other Rangers a tour of the Aqua Base, and are introduced to the new Rail Rescues. Meanwhile, Joel meets Ms. Angela Fairweather, the Rangers' scientist and weapons designer, and instantly falls in love with her, while neglecting his obligation to follow the Rangers. The others witness a rock that has hit Mariner Bay and find it transforming into Magmavore. In order to stop Magmavore, the Rangers try their new Rail Rescues, which release smaller Rescue Zords to assist in their rescue efforts to escort several people trapped in an elevator out of a building. However, Joel continues to insist that he could help alone, but eventually works with the Rangers as a team to form the Lightspeed Megazord to defeat Magmavore.
3413"Trial By Fire"Ryuta TasakiJudd LynnFebruary 26, 2000 (2000-02-26)
The Rangers are going through training, but although Carter had the fastest time, he had the lowest score because - according to Captain Mitchell - Carter has failed to think about the situation before using his blaster. Later on, Vypra creates an earthquake to attack Mariner Bay, and traps a little boy with a wall of fire. Carter tries to rescue the boy, but Captain Mitchell tells Carter to put out the fire first. Carter reluctantly cooperates, but the boy is injured afterwards. Furious, Carter believes that he isn't cut out for being a Ranger, but Captain Mitchell disagrees and sends him off to help his friends in the battle against Quakemon.
3424"Riding the Edge"Koichi SakamotoJudd LynnMarch 4, 2000 (2000-03-04)
While out on her roller blades, Kelsey saves a dog named Dorsey from getting hit by a car. Nancy, the dog's owner is later seen on television by Kelsey and Dana on a brief Space Shuttle mission. Meanwhile, a tornado monster is attempting to destroy the city just as the Rangers finally meet Diabolico. The Rangers call for the rescue bird and destroy the monster, but the shuttle gets caught in the tornado in the process. As a result, the Rangers call for their rail rescues and try to get control of the shuttle. Kelsey gets the shuttle to land on top of Rail Rescue 4 and is successful, but Jinxer grows the monster and the Rangers destroy the monster.
3435"A Matter of Trust"Koichi SakamotoJudd LynnMarch 11, 2000 (2000-03-11)
Dana questions her father's faith in her abilities as a Ranger when he sends her on a seemingly unimportant assignment as the other Rangers are sent to guard a fuel cell. When one of Diabolico's monsters turns up the heat in Mariner Bay, she discovers that the Rangers were guarding a decoy, and the real fuel cell's safety lies in her hands. She escapes Vypra and gets the fuel cell to the Aquabase, in just enough time to help her friends destroy the monster.
3446"Wheels of Destruction"Isaac FlorentineJudd LynnMarch 18, 2000 (2000-03-18)
Vypra's new battle vehicle has the Rangers on the ropes, until they defeat her with their new Lightspeed Cycles. Meanwhile, Joel unsuccessfully tries to ask Ms. Fairweather out on a date.
3457"Cyborg Rangers"Isaac FlorentineJudd LynnMarch 25, 2000 (2000-03-25)
A team of robotic Cyborg Rangers are created to replace the Rangers and are subsequently dismissed from their roles. But when they go haywire thanks to an attack from the lightning demon Striking, the heroes must violate their dismissal and resume their Ranger duties to stop both Striking and their successors. The general who was responsible for Cyborg Rangers and for unfairly dismissed them, he apologized for what he did and vow to never come back and never interfere with the Rangers again.
3468"Up to the Challenge"Koichi SakamotoJackie MarchandApril 1, 2000 (2000-04-01)
Kelsey's reckless behavior lands her in the hospital when she gets caught in an explosion. Meanwhile, Chad must deal with a rival who has made a deal with Vypra for the power and skill to destroy him.
3479"Go Volcanic"Koichi SakamotoJudd LynnApril 8, 2000 (2000-04-08)
The arrival of Queen Bansheera prompts an attack on a volcano, which threatens to erupt and destroy Mariner Bay. Meanwhile, Dana deals with a hostage situation on a bus before joining the Rangers in dousing the Trifire monster's flames and saving the city from disaster.
34810"Rising from Ashes"Koichi SakamotoJudd LynnApril 15, 2000 (2000-04-15)
Queen Bansheera resurrects two monsters from the past and gives them great power. When the Lightspeed Megazord is not enough, the Rangers must summon Ms. Fairweather's newest creation - the Supertrain Megazord, which is created by combining the Rail Rescues.
34911"From Deep in the Shadows"Jonathan TzachorJudd LynnApril 22, 2000 (2000-04-22)
Lightspeed's experimental Titanium Morpher, which was determined to be too dangerous, is stolen, and Diabolico unleashes the evil Titanium Ranger. The Rangers are able to defeat him with their new V-Lancers, but are unable to destroy him, because he is revealed to be Captain Mitchell's son Ryan!
35012"Truth Discovered"Jonathan TzachorJudd LynnApril 29, 2000 (2000-04-29)
Following the emotional breakdowns of Captain Mitchell and Dana, the Titanium Ranger goes on another rampage through Mariner Bay, and the heartbroken Dana tries to single handedly stop her older brother. When Captain Mitchell reveals the truth to Ryan - that he had no choice but to let Diabolico save him as they hung off the cliff - Ryan thinks twice about being evil, and gives up his morpher.
35113"Ryan's Destiny"Ryuta TasakiJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
May 6, 2000 (2000-05-06)
Diabolico unleashes his three most powerful monsters who threaten the city with explosive feathers. The Rangers are no match against them, until Ryan comes to terms with his evil past and becomes the Titanium Ranger again to fight for good. However, Ryan is penalized for his treason against Diabolico by the means of a Cobra tattoo, which will slither up his back every time he morphs until it reaches his neck and bites, thus destroying him.
35214"Curse of the Cobra"Ryuta TasakiJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
May 13, 2000 (2000-05-13)
Demonite and his monsters attack the city once more, this time with certain advantages - Demonite creates a powerful clone, and Ryan is weakened by the cobra tattoo given to him by Diabolico. Carter's risky move of firing point blank at Demonite with both the Unilaser and V-Lancer destroys him and the clone. Later, Captain Mitchell discovers the Cobra, and prohibits Ryan from morphing.
35315"Strength of the Sun"Ryuta TasakiJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
May 20, 2000 (2000-05-20)
The two remaining monsters from Diabolico's trio - Thunderon and Falkar, launch a final assault on the Rangers, who are short one Titanium Ranger. When both increase in size and take down the Supertrain Megazord, Ryan risks his life and helps them out in the Max Solarzord, destroying both monsters.
35416"The Cobra Strikes"Judd LynnJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
May 27, 2000 (2000-05-27)
Diabolico brings back his three generals merged as one monster, Troika, which the Rangers destroy with their new Battle Boosters. Diabolico then goes down himself and battles the Rangers, taking down the Supertrain Megazord. Ryan finds the cobra tattoo's power source, a cobra monster from the tomb, and destroys it, lifting the Cobra curse. He joins the Rangers and helps them defeat Diabolico with a new Zord combination - the Lightspeed Solarzord. However, Diabolico's Star Power is transferred to Queen Bansheera's son, Impus, who begins a startling transformation.
35517"Olympius Ascends"Ryuta TasakiJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
August 19, 2000 (2000-08-19)
Impus completes his transformation into Olympius, who has captured four Rangers, and infiltrates the Aquabase by posing as them. His plot is uncovered by Carter, who weakens him by throwing him into water, and frees his friends.
35618"A Face from the Past"Ryuta TasakiJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
August 26, 2000 (2000-08-26)
When a monster sets a power plant ablaze, Captain Mitchell jumps into action and braves the fire to rescue a little girl. The incident reveals to Carter that it was Captain Mitchell who has saved him from a fire many years back when he was a child.
35719"The Queen's Return"Ryuta TasakiJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
September 2, 2000 (2000-09-02)
The demons perform a ritual to return Queen Bansheera to her bodily form. The Rangers interrupt the ceremony, but only enough to bring back the Queen in a deformed state, for which Olympius swears vengeance. Ryan decides that he will leave the Aquabase to go after the Queen, and promises Dana that he will return.
35820"The Omega Project"Koichi SakamotoJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
September 9, 2000 (2000-09-09)
Joel is visiting a young friend, Simon, who invents a telescope to observe outer space. However, Simon discovers that an asteroid is approaching the Earth, which was sent by Olympius to impact Mariner Bay. To stop it, the Rangers initiate the Omega Project, which consists of the Omega Zords - five spacecraft which combine into the Omega Crawler and later the Omega Megazord.
35921"The Fifth Crystal"Koichi SakamotoJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
September 16, 2000 (2000-09-16)

Vypra steals a powerful set of crystals to power a laser which will destroy Mariner Bay. Kelsey teams up with her estranged grandmother to destroy the laser and retrieve the crystals.

This episode was dedicated to Robert L. Manahan, who died on June 30, 2000. He was the voice of Zordon in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers through Power Rangers in Space.
36022"The Chosen Path"Worth KeeterJohn Fletcher &
Jackie Marchand
September 23, 2000 (2000-09-23)
A monster named Cyclopter trains with Chad's old sensei, who resents him for becoming a Ranger and not following the true path of a martial artist. The monster uses his training to battle the Rangers, but is defeated by Chad, who makes peace with his former mentor, and recalls his own training.
36123"Yesterday Again"Issac FlorentineJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
September 30, 2000 (2000-09-30)
A simulation goes awry when Carter's day repeats itself, and he uses his knowledge of the future, and his new Mobile Armored Vehicle, to prevent the Rangers' deaths at the hands of Olympius, who attempts to use their own Rescuebird against them.
36224"As Time Runs Out"Isaac FlorentineJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
October 7, 2000 (2000-10-07)
The Rangers take the Max Solarzord to space to prevent spores which have attached to them from going off and releasing toxins into the atmosphere. Meanwhile, Loki and Vypra resurrect Diabolico after they are betrayed by Olympius.
36325"In the Freeze Zone"Ryuta TasakiJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
October 21, 2000 (2000-10-21)
Freezer captures four Rangers, with only Carter left to face him and Olympius. Olympius has his own problems, as Diabolico returns looking for payback. Bansheera keeps Diabolico in check, and sends her son to get Carter, who defeats Freezer and frees his friends with the new Thermo Blaster.
36426"The Mighty Mega Battles"Ryuta TasakiJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
October 28, 2000 (2000-10-28)
Joel becomes jealous when he mistakes Clark, Ms. Fairweather's brother, for her boyfriend. She brought him to the Aquabase to help design the new Mega Battle Armor, which Joel and Chad use to defeat Infinitor. Ms. Fairweather later assures Joel that Clark was just her brother.
36527"The Great Egg Caper"Ryuta TasakiJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
November 3, 2000 (2000-11-03)
Jinxer loses an egg containing a powerful monster to a quick witted thief who the Rangers are also after. His plot to hold the egg for ransom backfires when the villains attack him, but he is saved by Kelsey, who discovers the thief to have a heart of gold.
36628"Ocean Blue"Jonathan TzachorJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
November 4, 2000 (2000-11-04)
Vypra uses Chad's new love interest, a mermaid named Marina, to lure Chad into a trap. When Marina's life is endangered, Chad summons up the strength and courage to defeat Vypra and Loki and rescue her. The two reunite, but only to part ways soon after.
36729"Trakeena's Revenge, Part I"Ryuta TasakiJudd LynnNovember 6, 2000 (2000-11-06)

Trakeena, the archenemy of the Lost Galaxy Rangers, returns to destroy Earth as vengeance for her defeat, but first she must absorb enough human life force for power. Leo travels to Earth to team up with the Lightspeed Rescue Rangers to stop her. Chad, Joel, Kelsey and Dana fight the Ghouls to protect Leo, who was fighting off an injury, and Leo destroys them with his Quasar Saber. Meanwhile Carter is helping a little girl who says her mom's been taking by a monster, only to be attacked by more Ghouls but is saved by Leo's friends Kai and Maya. The eight rangers later battle more Ghouls while Carter later tries to fight Triskull, but Triskull defeats all eight Rangers.

Guest Star: Archie Kao, Danny Slavin and Cerina Vincent
36830"Trakeena's Revenge, Part II"Ryuta TasakiJudd LynnNovember 7, 2000 (2000-11-07)

Olympius and his demons enter the fray, sabotaging Trakeena's power drain and mutating her into a giant, maddened creature. While the rangers try to free Trakeena's hostages, Carter and Leo defeat Triskull and are later aided by Damon and Kendrix, but they are soon blasted out the window. As a result, the two Ranger teams summon the Omega and Galaxy Megazords, but Trakeena still lives, causing her to disengage the Galactabeasts. The two Ranger teams then destroy Trakeena with the Lights of Orion-powered Omega Megazord.

Guest Star: Archie Kao, Reggie Rolle, Danny Slavin, Valerie Vernon and Cerina Vincent
36931"The Last Ranger"Worth KeeterJohn Fletcher &
Jackie Marchand
November 8, 2000 (2000-11-08)
A sinister monster gives four of the Rangers amnesia. Dana holds the monster off long enough for Ms. Fairweather to restore the Rangers' memories. When they rejoin the battle, they vanquish the demon with the Thermo Blasters and the Lightspeed Solarzord.
37032"Sorcerer of the Sands"Worth KeeterJohn Fletcher &
Jackie Marchand
November 9, 2000 (2000-11-09)
The Rangers are transported into the monster underworld, where they face invincible dead monsters. They escape with the help of the Sorcerer of the Sands, who Ryan has found in the desert in hopes of discovering a way to imprison the demons. Olympius remains trapped in the underworld, and Diabolico kills the sorcerer in a battle of spells.
37133"Olympius Unbound"Ryuta TasakiJohn Fletcher &
Jackie Marchand
November 10, 2000 (2000-11-10)
Jinxer manipulates Captain Mitchell into providing Olympius with enough energy to destroy the Rangers after he escapes the underworld. When Ms. Fairweather interrupts the power feed, the star power is destroyed, allowing the Rangers to defeat the demon prince.
37234"Neptune's Daughter"Jonathan TzachorJohn Fletcher &
Jackie Marchand
November 11, 2000 (2000-11-11)
Marina returns to ask for Chad's help after her father's trident is stolen, which a water demon uses to drain the water from Mariner Bay. Chad recovers the trident, as well as a captive Marina, and safely returns the two to Neptune, the god of the sea.
37335"Web War"Ryuta TasakiJohn Fletcher &
Jackie Marchand
November 13, 2000 (2000-11-13)
A spider monster named Arachnor captures four Rangers and the entire Lightspeed staff. Using the experimental Trans Armor Cycle, Carter defeats Arachnor and the Vyprari to save his friends.
37436"In the Limelight"Judd LynnJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
November 14, 2000 (2000-11-14)
Dana's new modeling job jeopardizes her performance as a Ranger. She makes a difficult decision by quitting the modeling to help her friends defeat Vypra's Treevil monster.
37537"Wrath of the Queen"Judd LynnJohn Fletcher,
Jackie Marchand &
Denise Skinner
November 15, 2000 (2000-11-15)
With four Rangers trapped, Carter has a decisive showdown in the Skull Cavern with Bansheera, who has already killed Vypra and Loki in her quest for power. When he strikes her with a battle booster, Carter and his teammates escape the Skull Cavern dimension.
37638"Rise of the Super Demons"Judd LynnJudd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
November 16, 2000 (2000-11-16)
Olympius captures and enslaves Diabolico, and uses him to battle the Rangers and destroy their Megazords. They are just barely bailed out by the new Lifeforce Megazord, which feeds off the Rangers' life energy to destroy both demons. In the midst of their victory, however, Jinxer places a Batling Card on the Omega and Lifeforce Megazords.
37739"The Fate of Lightspeed, Part I"Ryuta Tasaki &
Makoto Yokoyama
Judd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
November 17, 2000 (2000-11-17)
Queen Bansheera begins a ceremony which will release all of the demons from the shadow world to Earth. Jinxer's card activates, releasing hundreds of Batlings into the Aquabase. The Rangers are forced to evacuate everyone from the Aquabase as a result of the attack, but the Rangers later become trapped in the base. The Omega and Lifeforce Megazords are then taken over by the Batlings.
37840"The Fate of Lightspeed, Part II"Ryuta Tasaki &
Makoto Yokoyama
Judd Lynn &
Jackie Marchand
November 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)
Queen Bansheera begins the ceremony which will release all of the demons from the shadow world to Earth. She brings the Skull Cavern to Mariner Bay, where the ceremony was to take place. Four of the Rangers evacuate the Aquabase on a submarine and fire torpedoes at the hijacked Lifeforce Megazord, causing both the Megazord and the base to explode, while Carter and Ryan ram the Mobile Armor Vehicle into the Omega Megazord, destroying it. Carter then kicks Queen Bansheera into the Skull Cavern's tomb, causing the cavern to crumble. With the Demons gone forever, the Rangers return their morphers and resume normal life.