Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (re-version)

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (re-version)
MMPR 2010 New Logo.jpg
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes32
Release
Original networkABC Kids
Original releaseJanuary 2 (2010-01-02) –
August 28, 2010 (2010-08-28)
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The re-version of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is an American television series created by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy, began airing January 2, 2010, on ABC Kids,[1] and concluded on August 28, 2010. The re-version season was a re-broadcasting of approximately half of the first season of MMPR, which was originally broadcast in 1993, but BVS Entertainment added several visual effects to the old footage, in addition to an updated opening sequence. Although nothing beyond this about the television show was new, upon repurchase of the franchise by Haim Saban, it was nonetheless officially regarded as the 18th season of Power Rangers by his new company Saban Brands[Note 1] until the promotion for Power Rangers Megaforce which has since been termed the 20th season.

Episodes[edit]

The episodes are aired in their production order rather than in chronological order.

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
RV11"Day of the Dumpster"Adrian CarrTony Oliver & Shuki LevyJanuary 2, 2010 (2010-01-02)
When two astronauts come across a strange dumpster on the moon, they open it, accidentally releasing Rita Repulsa and her minions: Goldar, Squatt, Baboo, and Finster. Rita then sets her eyes on the nearest planet: Earth. Meanwhile, at a local youth center in Angel Grove, California, we are introduced to "teenagers with attitude" Jason, Trini, Zack, Kimberly, and Billy. Within the California desert, at the Command Center, Zordon and Alpha 5 are alerted of Rita's escape and teleport the five to the Command Center. After receiving Power Morphers, the teens morph into the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and take on Goldar and the Putty Patrol. Also making their debut bullies; Bulk and Skull and Juice Bar proprietor Ernie.
RV22"High Five"Adrian CarrSteve KramerJanuary 2, 2010 (2010-01-02)
After seeing Jason climb a rope at Ernie's Juice Bar, Trini reveals to the other Ranger teens that she is terrified of heights. Billy then unveils his latest invention; wrist communicators with which the rangers can contact Zordon along with teleporting to the Command Center as well. On the moon, Rita decides to trap the rangers in a time warp the same way she did Zordon. Squatt and Baboo send a rigged toy rocket to Earth that activates the time warp. Rita has Finster create the zombie-like Bones monster to control the time warp. Zordon sends the teens to defeat a small band of Putties. During the fight, Billy gets chased to the top of a cliff, and Trini must face her fears to go up and save him. With the Putty Patrol retreating, the Rangers morph to confront Bones but are sucked into the time warp. Bones is destroyed but Rita sends down a Giant which then grabs a hold of Jason.
RV33"Teamwork"Robert HughesCheryl SabanJanuary 9, 2010 (2010-01-09)
Kimberly and Trini attempt to close down a hazardous waste dump. Little do they know Rita is behind the dump site and plans to destroy the earth by pollution. The two girls are soon ambushed by the Putty Patrol. Rita unleashes the powerful Mighty Minotaur onto Earth to keep the others busy. The boys are forced to morph and confront the Minotaur first. He proves to be an overwhelming opponent, and Rita decides to use her wand to make him grow. Trini and Kimberly are able to defeat the putties, and the rangers summon their Dinozords. Predicting defeat Zordon recalls them back to the Command Center and awards the rangers special weapons, Jason wields the Power Sword, Trini the Power Daggers, Billy the Power Lance, Kimberly the Power Bow, and Zack the Power Axe. By working as a team and combining their new arsenal will the beast be slain.
RV44"A Pressing Engagement"Adrian CarrJeff Deckman & Ronnie SperlingJanuary 9, 2010 (2010-01-09)
At the Juice Bar, Jason is trying to break Bulk's benchpressing record, but is unable to do so. Doubting his ability to succeed, the other ranger teens Kimberly and Zack try to comfort him but have mixed success. At the Moon Palace, Rita decides to isolate Jason from the other rangers by sending to earth the King Sphinx. Using his powerful wings, the monster blows Kimberly and soon after Zack away from the fight leaving Jason alone. After teleporting himself and Jason to a desert, the Sphinx is joined by Goldar. After regrouping with Billy and Trini the teens arrive at the Command Center and witness first hand Jason's struggle with a grown Goldar and Sphinx.
RV55"Different Drum"Jeff ReinerJulianne KlemmJanuary 16, 2010 (2010-01-16)
Kimberly teaches a dance class at the juice bar. Melissa, who cannot hear Kimberly's commands starts to run into the other girls, embarrassed she leaves the group. Billy soon loses his footing and falls about the exercise area, while Bulk fails miserably at a dance-off with Zack, Rita decides that music is the perfect way to conquer the Rangers. She summons Gnarly Gnome, a garden gnome with a magical accordion, and sends him to Earth. Gnarly Gnome's music hypnotizes some of the girls from the dancing class, and they are lured to a cave. Thankfully, Melissa is unaffected by the spell as she is deaf. She rushes to tell Kimberly, and leads them to the cave. The Rangers and their Zords take on Gnarly Gnome and manage to defeat him. Melissa is hailed as a hero for helping, and rejoins the dancing class with new confidence.
RV66"Food Fight"Robert HughesCheryl SabanJanuary 16, 2010 (2010-01-16)
Ernie hosts a "Cultural Food Fair" at the juice bar, and the Rangers help out, offering foods from around the world to patrons. When Bulk and Skull arrive, they turn the peaceful fair into a full-on food fight. Rita is inspired by this madness and generates Pudgy Pig, a wicked monster that is always hungry. Pudgy Pig will deplete the entire world of its food supply in 48 hours unless the Rangers can thwart him. Problems arise when the villain eats the group's Power Weapons, but Trini notices that Pudgy Pig cannot stand the taste of spicy foods. She devises a trap that hopefully will expel the weapons from the porker.
RV77"Big Sisters"Jeff ReinerGary Glasberg & Shuki LevyJanuary 23, 2010 (2010-01-23)
Kimberly and Trini get the task of being "big sisters" to a mischievous little girl named Maria. At her palace Rita soon discovers a chest containing the Power Eggs, magic eggs with the power to conquer all. Only no one in Rita's bunch can open it. It's discovered only the innocence of a child will release the eggs. Rita kidnaps the bratty child, with intent of using her to open the chest. The Rangers end up facing the Chunky Chicken monster to save the annoying girl. All of this, plus, Billy unveils his specially modified VW Beetle, known as the RADBUG.
RV88"Switching Places"Jeff ReinerShuki Levy & Steve KramerJanuary 30, 2010 (2010-01-30)
Billy has invented a machine that read minds which he tests out on himself and Kimberly. Unknown to him however Squatt has tampered with the machine and as a result Kimberly's mind ends up in Billy's body and vice versa. Driving the two at each other's throats. Rita then sends down the Genie to further complicate things. With Kimberly and Billy's minds boggled how can they work as a team to bottle up this fiend?
RV99"I, Eye Guy"David BlythStewart St. JohnFebruary 6, 2010 (2010-02-06)
Billy's young protege, Willie, has created his best invention yet a hologame, and enters it into a science fair. Bulk and Skull happen upon the science fair and cause trouble. While the teens resolve the situation rather humorously, the commotion leads Willie to be disqualified! Disheartened, Willie flees to reflect on things when he's kidnapped by Eye Guy so that the monster can steal his vast intelligence. The teens morph into action but soon find out Eyeguy won't be as easily defeated. Even the combined Power Blaster cannot destroy this monster.
RV1010"Foul Play in the Sky"Shuki LevyShuki LevyFebruary 13, 2010 (2010-02-13)
Kimberly goes for flying lessons with her pilot uncle Steve, with Bulk & Skull tagging along. Rita's henchman Squatt spikes Steve's drink with a sleeping potion, which kicks into effect while in the skies over Angel Grove. Kimberly nervously takes over flying the four-seater plane, but even with a little guidance from Alpha 5, can she land safely? Meanwhile, her teammates face the dreaded Snizard! To make matters worse only Kimberly's bow and arrow are the only means of destroying the Snizzard.
RV1111"For Whom the Bell Trolls"Robert HughesJeff Deckman & Ronnie Sperling
and Stewart St. John
February 20, 2010 (2010-02-20)
Trini brings her favorite doll, an elf named Mr. Ticklesneezer, to Angel Grove High for Hobby Week. This catches the eye of Rita, who has the doll stolen and turned into a real monster! Ticklesneezer goes around shrinking everything, from buildings to trains, and collecting them into bottles. Can the Rangers bring an end to this benign nightmare?
RV1212"Happy Birthday, Zack"Jeff ReinerStewart St. JohnFebruary 27, 2010 (2010-02-27)
The Ranger teens & Ernie plan a surprise party at the Juice Bar for Zack. The secrecy leads him to believe they've all forgotten about his birthday. Rita shows she cares, by sending down a special treat, a vicious black armored monster known as Knasty Knight. Zack soon finds out he is way over his head. Happy Birthday indeed.
RV1313"No Clowning Around"Adrian CarrMark HoffmeierMarch 27, 2010 (2010-03-27)
The Rangers attend a fair at Angel Grove Park, along with Trini's cousin Sylvia. One particular clown, named Pineapple, lures Sylvia away from Trini when she isn't looking. When Trini catches up with Sylvia, she witnesses Pineapple turn Sylvia into a cardboard cutout. The fair is a trap for our heroes as they soon find out when the putty patrol arrive, Trini takes Sylvia to Billy's lab to try to return Sylvia to normal. When all the Putties are dealt with, the Rangers confront Pineapple, who reveals himself as Pineoctopus Finster's latest creation.
RV1414"Green with Evil, Part I"Robert HughesGary Glasberg & Stewart St. JohnApril 3, 2010 (2010-04-03)
Tommy Oliver, a new kid in town with martial arts skills that rival even Jason's, catches Kimberly's eye, as well as Rita Repulsa's. She kidnaps Tommy and places an evil spell over him, by granting him a power coin he transforms into her Evil Green Ranger! Infiltrating the Command Center, Tommy gives Alpha 5 a virus, and disables Zordon. Rita then lures the teens out by growing Goldar but our heroes are taken by surprise by the Green Ranger. The Rangers overpowered, retreat to the damaged Command Center. Without Zordon the rangers are not able to learn anything about their newest enemy.
RV1515"Green with Evil, Part II"Robert HughesTom Wyner & Cheryl Saban
and Stewart St. John
April 10, 2010 (2010-04-10)
With the Command Center still incapacitated from the Green Ranger's attack, the Ranger teens remain at a loss for a plan. A repaired Alpha 5, Billy and Trini attempt to repair and restore operations with Zordon. Soon, after a successful training run involving Putties, Rita gives Tommy the Sword of Darkness, which acts as a catalyst for keeping him under her evil spell permanently. After he meets with Jason, Tommy then teleports the Red Ranger to the Dark Dimension! Trapped, with no way out, no way of morphing, and no way of contacting his teammates, Jason faces Goldar alone. Back on earth the remaining rangers face the Green Ranger again.
RV1616"Green with Evil, Part III"Robert HughesMark Ryan & Stewart St. JohnMay 8, 2010 (2010-05-08)
Jason continues his struggle with Goldar in the Dark Dimension, and eventually, the Green Ranger as well. Luckily, in the nick of time, Billy is able to lock onto his signal and teleports him to safety. But with Zordon still lost, the victory is bittersweet, at best. To make things worse, Rita summons Scorpina, a female warrior long buried in a cave, with a real nasty sting. She fights the Rangers but is recalled by Rita as she reveals her master plan to ridding the Rangers of their zords forever. Phase One: Lure the supergroup out by unleashing a fully grown Goldar.
RV1717"Green with Evil, Part IV"Robert HughesCindy McKay & Stewart St. JohnMay 22, 2010 (2010-05-22)
Watching Goldar demolish the city via the viewing globe, The rangers have no choice but to morph and activate Megazord. All part of Rita's plan. A spell eclipses the sun and cuts off Megazord's solar power reserves. using her Magic Wand Rita grows Scorpina and soon after Green Ranger! Though the Power Sword adds a boost of energy, the Megazord soon falls to the trio of evil. The Zords separate and scatter into a burning chasm opened by Repulsa. Our heroes with their fighting spirit diminished return to the Command Center, and the true identity of the Green Ranger is soon revealed.
RV1818"Green with Evil, Part V"Robert HughesGary Glasberg & Stewart St. JohnJune 5, 2010 (2010-06-05)
Tommy is revealed to be the Green Ranger, and Jason plans to break the spell holding him under Rita's control. Her endgame now realized Rita brings forth the ancient Green Dragonzord from Angel Grove bay. It begins to rampage through the city. The rangers helpless without their zords watch the destruction unfold. Zordon's transmission is finally reestablished. The Megazord is recovered, and victoriously faces the Dragonzord. With the zord incapacitated, Tommy is confronted in a climactic swordfight by Jason. Will the Red Ranger succeed in severing the ties Rita has on Tommy or will he forever be lost to evil.
RV1919"The Trouble with Shellshock"David BlythStewart St. John & Julianne KlemmJuly 17, 2010 (2010-07-17)
Tommy now part of the team joins the others in a friendly game of basketball. While on the moon, Rita naps. Baboo & Squatt take charge by making their own monster, a turtle named Shellshock. This monster equipped with a stoplight on his back, flashes green and puts Trini in perpetual motion. Flashing its red beam freezes Billy, Trini and Kimberly. Shellshock wreaks more havoc by accident than on purpose, but still proves to be a major problem for Jason and Tommy.
RV2020"Itsy Bitsy Spider"Robert HughesSteve KramerJuly 17, 2010 (2010-07-17)
Trini & Billy petition to save the Forest Spirit Statue from demolition. It supposedly protects the woods from nasty bug infestations. Rita swipes the statue and replaces it with a lookalike, which hides her Spidertron monster within. Zack brings his young Hip-Hop Kido class to the park to work out nearby, and all but the Zack are put under a sleeping spell by Spidertron who soon reveals himself. Unfortunately for Zack, he's deathly afraid of bugs, spiders especially! Jason and company morph into action and the eight legged menace grows. Looks like it's time to feature a new zord combination in this fight: Dragonzord in Battle Mode.
RV2121"Power Ranger Punks"David BlythMark HoffmeierJuly 24, 2010 (2010-07-24)
The gang is playing a game of volleyball when Baboo appears above the field. Without being noticed, he slips an odd red potion into the glasses of water lying on a bench. Kimberly and Billy drink the water, and suddenly start acting like real punks! Rita plots to use the divided Rangers to allow her latest monster, the Terror Toad, to destroy the town. Alpha must journey to another dimension to find a special singing squash, as only its juice can restore Billy and Kimberly to their right minds. Meanwhile, Jason fights a losing battle against Terror Toad, as Trini and Zack are devoured by the toad.
RV2222"The Spit Flower"David BlythPeggy NicollJuly 24, 2010 (2010-07-24)
Kimberly is given the task of designing a flower float for the big Angel Grove parade. But Putties drop by the Juice Bar, and trash it before she can turn the design in! Kimberly frets over losing it, and soon has to face the evil flesh-eating-blossom-spewing Spit Flower monster, to make matters worse the rangers own zords fail in stomping this flower.
RV2323"Life's a Masquerade"Robert HughesCheryl SabanJuly 31, 2010 (2010-07-31)
There's a costume party going on at the Youth Center! Rita uses this distraction to mine a special clay on Earth, from which she'll create a breed of Super Putties. She sends her own version of Frankenstein's Monster to the party, and he's immediately mistaken for Tommy. Billy dressed as Detective Sherlock Holmes; investigates and finds that Franke is no Tommy. Time to morph.
RV2424"Gung Ho!"Robert HughesMark HoffmeierJuly 31, 2010 (2010-07-31)
Jason & Tommy team-up for an upcoming Team Ninja competition at the Youth Center. They have trouble working together, as both are used to sparring one-on-one. Rita then unleashes the Super Putties As the other Rangers fight the nigh-invincible clay soldiers, Zordon sends Jason & Tommy off to retrieve new weapons. They face a strange metal creature known as Titanus, and must learn teamwork in the face of adversity... or both will be killed
RV2525"Island of Illusion, Part I"Terence H. WinklessChris Schoon & Shuki LevyAugust 7, 2010 (2010-08-07)
There's an upcoming dance competition, and despite his usual smooth moves, Zack's got a heavy case of self-doubt. Rita is inspired, and aims to send the six Rangers to her very own transdimensional island, where worst fears become reality! She summons the celestial being known as Lokar to aid in this task, and with his wicked Mutitis creature, is the Megazord any match, or are our heroes island-bound?
RV2626"Island of Illusion, Part II"Terence H. WinklessStewart St. John & Chris Schoon
and Shuki Levy
August 7, 2010 (2010-08-07)
Trapped on the strange Island of Illusion, each of the six Ranger teens comes face to face with their own worst fears. The island's only inhabitant, an elf named Quagmire, appears and offers them rhyming reminders of self-confidence, but is he friend or foe? Even if they can get off the island, can the team last a second round against Mutitis?
RV2727"Wheel of Misfortune"Terence H. WinklessMark Ryan & Cheryl SabanAugust 14, 2010 (2010-08-14)
The Ranger teens are involved with a stage play of Rumpelstiltskin at Angel Grove High. Kimberly's grandmother's antique spinning wheel is used as a prop, which leaves it in a position to be captured by Rita's goons, who turn it into the evil Wheel Of Destruction. Can the Rangers put a stop to the giant wheel without ruining Kimberly's family heirloom?
RV2828"Peace, Love and Woe"Robert HughesJulianne KlemmAugust 14, 2010 (2010-08-14)
Billy bumps into a brainy girl named Marge, and the two hit it off immediately. But Rita's ally, Madame Woe, mistakes Marge for a Power Ranger, and captures her. The actual Rangers come to her rescue, but can they save her or will Billy remain dateless for the upcoming dance?
RV2929"Dark Warrior"Terence H. WinklessJeff Deckman & Ronnie Sperling
and Mark Hoffmeier
August 21, 2010 (2010-08-21)
Fed up with being picked on by the likes of Bulk and Skull, Billy decides to re-enroll in Jason's Karate class. Meanwhile Trini's Uncle Howard arrives to visit her. Howard is a scientist and also a very experienced martial artist. Rita meanwhile is more interested in Howard's new invisibility formula and sends a squad of putties to kidnap Howard and hold him for ransom. Rita's latest monster the Dark Warrior is dispatched to fight the ranger teens.
RV3030"The Rockstar"Terence H. WinklessPeggy NicollAugust 21, 2010 (2010-08-21)
Jason and his young cousin Jeremy become embroiled in a plot by Rita & Scorpina to capture the powerful Mirror of Destruction. While Zack takes the others on a driving trip outside Angel Grove. A Rockstar monster rounds out the cast. Jason is pummeled to the ground from this lobbing rock, and the others are recalled from holiday to rescue him. Jeremy finds the mirror can shatter putties.
RV3131"Calamity Kimberly"Terence H. WinklessTom Wyner & Julianne KlemmAugust 28, 2010 (2010-08-28)
Kimberly wakes up on the wrong side of the bed and begins to have an extremely bad day. It becomes worse when Rita sends the Samurai Fan Man down to Earth. He traps the bad haired, ratted clothed, annoyed Kimberly inside an urn, connected to another dimension. The Power Rangers race against the clock to free her before she's lost inside it forever.
RV3232"A Star is Born"Terence H. WinklessCheryl SabanAugust 28, 2010 (2010-08-28)
While Tommy is busy competing with Bulk for a role on a Karate commercial, the other Rangers take to the beach for some fun in the sun. Rita takes a day off leaving Goldar to send a double threat: the cocooning menace of Scorpina's pet worm, and the baseball-fevered Babe Ruthless!

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Saban Capital Group and Nickelodeon originally counted the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers re-version that aired in 2010 as the eighteenth season rather than a rerun of the first season, as confirmed by press releases for Power Rangers Samurai and Power Rangers Super Samurai referencing those seasons as "Season 19" and "Season 20".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Re-inspired Line to be Unveiled at Toy Fair 2010" (Press release). Bandai. February 12, 2010. Archived from the original on December 27, 2010. Retrieved March 28, 2011.

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