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|Power Rangers Time Force|
|Also known as||Saban's Power Rangers Time Force|
|Based on||Mirai Sentai Timeranger by Toei Company|
|Country of origin|
|No. of episodes||40|
|Running time||20 minutes|
|Original network||Fox (Fox Kids)|
|Original release||February 3 –|
November 17, 2001
|Preceded by||Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue|
|Followed by||Power Rangers Wild Force|
Power Rangers Time Force is a television series and the ninth season of the Power Rangers franchise, based on the 24th Super Sentai series Mirai Sentai Timeranger, running for 40 half-hour episodes from February to November 2001. It was the last season to be distributed by Saban Entertainment.
Originally, a Time Force film was planned, but ultimately went unproduced in light of the commercial failure of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie and the purchase of the franchise by Disney. However, Buena Vista Home Entertainment did release the series' final four episodes as a film-length home video in 2002 entitled The End of Time. A video game based on the series was released in November 2001 for PlayStation, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance.
In the year 3000, Time Force is a police agency that deals with the crimes of mutants, outcasts of society who have developed super powers. Ransik, one of the most dangerous of the mutants, is arrested and sentenced to life for his crimes including murder and the plan to travel back in time to take over the world. However, after sentencing, he escapes and manages to go back in time to 2001, but seemingly kills Alex, the Red Time Force Ranger, in the process. Alex's fiancée Jennifer "Jen" Scotts, as well as Time Force members Lucas Kendall, Katie Walker, and Trip Regis, decide to break protocol and go back in time after Ransik. However, upon arriving in 2001, they find that the rest of their Chrono Morphers are locked, and cannot be used until someone with Alex's DNA uses the Red Ranger morpher. To that end, they travel to the town of Silver Hills, Washington, and find Alex's ancestor Wes Collins, the son of a billionaire tech businessman, who unlocks the morphers and then helps them battle Ransik's army of mutants as the Time Force Power Rangers. However, Wes does not initially see eye-to-eye with Jen, who is still upset over Alex's death.
As Ransik continues his quest for total domination of Earth, archaeologists discover a box that, unknown to them, contains the Quantum Ranger morpher and powers. Both Ransik and the Rangers are well aware of its contents, and make attempts to retrieve it. The box eventually falls into the hand of Eric Myers, a member of the Silver Guardians, the city's police force managed by Wes' father, Albert Collins, and Wes' old rival. Eric activates the power, and becomes the Quantum Ranger. Eric, however, becomes cocky and irresponsible with his power, forcing Wes and the Rangers to try to get it back from him; however, Eric defeated them and he kept his powers. Soon he learns the responsibility of using the Quantum Powers and becomes the leader of the Silver Guardians as the Quantum Ranger, and becomes an ally to the Rangers.
Eventually, the Rangers begin receiving help from an unseen ally from the future in the form of the Time Shadow Megazord. Soon, this ally arrives in 2001 and reveals himself to be Alex, stating that he is alive because something the Rangers have done in the present has altered the future, and that he has returned to fix it. Alex reveals to Wes what was meant to happen in the original timeline and encourages him to take action to set it right. Wes reluctantly agrees, and relinquishes control of his morpher to Alex so he can take care of his father's business while his father lays gravely injured in the hospital. Alex then briefly leads the team, but his relationship with the Rangers becomes strained when they realize Alex has changed. Alex eventually realizes that Wes is the true Red Ranger and having destroyed his relationship with Jen, returns the morpher.
When Ransik makes his final assault on Earth, with a powerful army in large amounts, Alex orders the Rangers to return to the future, for fear that if they hesitate, they may not be able to return at all. Wes, however, would have to remain behind. The Rangers refuse, and fight Ransik alongside Wes, who, knowing his friends can't stay, forces them into returning to 3000, leaving only himself and Eric to stop Ransik, or die trying. When the Rangers return to the future, they learn that Silver Hills was saved, but Wes died in the process. The Rangers are ordered to have their minds erased of their memories from 2001, and encouraged to resume their lives. Angered, Jen returns Alex's engagement ring, and the Rangers return to 2001 to help Wes and Eric. During the final battle, Ransik accidentally injures his daughter Nadira and, traumatized over nearly killing her, surrenders to the Rangers. Right before the Rangers return Ransik and Nadira to the future, Wes and Jen, having soothed over their initially rocky relationship, profess their love for one another. As the Rangers depart, Wes stays behind with Eric to co-command the Silver Guardians.
Cast and characters
Time Force Rangers
- Jason Faunt as Wesley "Wes" Collins, the present-day Red Time Force Ranger who shares leadership duties with Jen.
- Jason Faunt also portrays Alex Drake, Wesley's descendant and future Red Time Force Ranger.
- Michael Copon as Lucas Kendall, the Blue Time Force Ranger.
- Kevin Kleinberg as Trip Regis, the Green Time Force Ranger.
- Deborah Estelle Philips as Katie Walker, the Yellow Time Force Ranger.
- Erin Cahill as Jennifer "Jen" Scotts, the Pink Time Force Ranger and the leader of the team.
- Daniel Southworth as Eric Myers, the Quantum Ranger and the leader of the Silver Guardians.
- Edward Laurence Albert as Mr. Collins, Wes' billionaire father, CEO of Bio-Lab, and founder of the Silver Guardians.
- Brianne Siddall as the voice of Circuit, a robotic owl and ally of the Time Force Rangers who serves as their technical advisor.
- Douglas Fisher as Phillips, The Collins' butler
- Roy Werner as Captain Logan, the supervisor to the Time Force Rangers.
- Ken Merckx as Dr. Michael Zaskin, a scientist at Bio-Lab.
- Vernon Wells as Ransik
- Kate Sheldon as Nadira
- Eddie Frierson as the voice of Frax
- Neil Kaplan as the voice of Gluto
- Sean Cw Johnson as Carter Grayson, the Red Lightspeed Ranger.
- Michael Chaturantabut as Chad Lee, the Blue Lightspeed Ranger.
- Keith Robinson as Joel Rawlings, the Green Lightspeed Ranger.
- Sasha Williams as Kelsey Winslow, the Yellow Lightspeed Ranger.
- Alison MacInnis as Dana Mitchell, the Pink Lightspeed Ranger.
- Rhett Fisher as Ryan Mitchell, the Titanium Ranger.
- Jennifer L. Yen as Vypra
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|"Force from the Future"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||February 3, 2001 |
February 10, 2001
|1000 years in the future, an infamous mutant criminal named Ransik is captured and sentenced to be cryogenically frozen. But he escapes as he and his followers Nadira and Frax make their way to a time ship where they take control of the prison before they can cryogenically freeze the criminal Gluto. Alex, the Red Time Force Ranger, tries to stop them, but Ransik kills him and escapes to the past. Alex dies in his fiance Jen's arms and she takes his Red Chrono Morpher. Jen, Katie, Lucas, and Trip grab the Chrono Morphers and follow Ransik into the past. The four land in the city of Silver Hills in the year 2001. When they find Ransik, Nadira, Frax, and Gluto, the Rangers discover that they cannot morph. Alex's DNA is the key to unlocking the other four morphers. Sadly, the four can't find someone who shares Alex's DNA and start giving up until they find someone who looks identical to Alex. Jen talks to him, but he refuses to believe that Jen is from the future. Jen, disappointed, walks back to the others. Ransik launches his first attack, but it doesn't go well since the Rangers can't morph. The man, Wesley Collins, comes to help and takes the Red Chrono Morpher, allowing Jen, Trip, Katie, and Lucas to morph into the Red, Pink, Green, Yellow, and Blue Time Force Rangers. In the end, Jen takes the morpher back from Wes, stating that they don't need his help.|
|381||3||"Something to Fight For"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||February 17, 2001|
|Wes witnesses a bank robbery by some mutants and tries to help. The Rangers arrive and Jen tells him that he is not fighting and doubts that Wes has ever done anything to help anyone other than himself. Trip tells Wes him about Alex and the future. Wes and Jen talk, and a mutant attacks the city. Jen offers Wes another chance to prove himself by giving him Alex's morpher. After the battle, Wes offers the morpher back to Jen, but Jen says he's earned it.|
|382||4||"Ransik Lives"||Kaizo Hayashi||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||February 24, 2001|
|Wes offers the Rangers a place to stay, a clock tower that his father owns. They set up the clock tower as their home, and Wes helps them blend into the present. While Wes and Jen get some food, a businessman walks in and notices an old sign on the clock tower entrance, advertising odd jobs. He hires Wes and Jen for some painting at a news station. Ransik attacks the news station, broadcasts his demands for Silver Hills to surrender or be destroyed, and captures Wes. He tells Wes about how he was treated in the future, causing Wes to have some doubts.|
|383||5||"A Blue Streak"||Kaizo Hayashi||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||March 3, 2001|
|Wes allows Lucas to drive his sports car, unaware that Lucas is a race car driver. He is cited by the police officer and must get a 2001 driver's license. A mutant with a knack for speed leads Lucas on a chase during his driving exam. Meanwhile, Trip breaks out the Vector Cycles.|
|384||6||"A Parting of Ways"||Worth Keeter||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||March 10, 2001|
|Ransik sends a mutant to capture a busload of children and holds them for ransom with Nadira stating that the mutant in question once kidnapped the Mayor of Millennium City back in 3000. While the Rangers try to locate the children and free them, Wes goes to his father to ask for money to pay the $10 million ransom, but his father refuses. Wes tricks a business client of his father into giving him a check. Wes offers the money to Nadira and the mutants, but they refuse to release the hostages. Thus Wes ended up taking the money back from Nadira and helping the other Rangers save the kids. The Rangers defeat the mutant. When Wes comes home with the money, his father is angry. The press finds out about the money and thinks that Mr. Collins has donated it willingly to free the hostages. Wes tells them that Mr. Collins' idea to donate the money to charity before telling his father that he does not want any part of his father's business anymore. Wes goes to the Clock Tower and asks the Rangers if he can move in with them; they welcome him home.|
|385||7||"Short-Circuited"||Worth Keeter||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||March 17, 2001|
|Nadira watches as Circuit helps the Rangers in battle. Realizing that Circuit summons the Time Force Megazord, Nadira hatches a plan to keep Circuit from assisting them by summoning Medicon. Meanwhile, Trip uses his Gem to read Lucas' mind during a card game with Wes and is forbidden from using his Gem for a day. While taking a walk with Circuit, Trip rescues a woman being chased by Cyclobots, and the woman turns out to be Nadira. Nadira takes advantage of Trip's good nature and kidnaps Circuit. She then has Medicon rewire Circuit. When the mutant attacked the city and grew, Wes attempts to communicate with Circuit to summon their Time Flyers but cannot. Trip then told the other Rangers that Circuit had been kidnapped by Nadira, unable to call the Time Force Megazord. Lucas tells Trip that it's okay to use his powers and orders him to search for Circuit. Will he find Circuit in time?|
|386||8||"Jen's Revenge"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn||March 24, 2001|
|Jen tracks down Fatcatfish, the mutant that she's encountered before, and she wants to kill him for personal reasons.|
|387||9||"The Time Shadow"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn||March 31, 2001|
|Mr. Collins' company develops the Raimei Destroyer, an armored tank to defend itself against Ransik's attacks. But it's no match for the robot Tronicon who was created by Frax. With the Rangers' Megazord unavailable after being too badly damaged in their last battle with the mutant Izout, all hope seems lots. But in the future, a mysterious figure helps out and sends them the Time Shadow Megazord.|
|388||10||"Future Unknown"||Judd Lynn||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||April 7, 2001|
|The Rangers try to find some 21st Century weapons to help them. They discover that some technology was developed as a result of Ransik's attacks. Consequently, the future has been altered. This creates doubts for Katie, who starts to question their reasons for being at this time. Meanwhile, Frax unleashes a mutant from the X-Vault (a secret storage area where only the most dangerous mutants are kept) in the city after being reprimanded by Ransik for his use of Tronicon. Now each Ranger must find their motivation for stopping this latest mutant.|
|389||11||"Uniquely Trip"||Judd Lynn||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||April 14, 2001|
|Trip begins to feel like he's not contributing to the Rangers. He tries to emulate the others, but ends up causing more problems. As Ransik releases a mutant who feeds off electricity, Trip realizes how he helps the team in their battles and finishes building a new weapon.|
|390||12||"Worlds Apart"||Isaac Florentine||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||April 21, 2001|
|While driving to work, Mr. Collins spots Wes and his friends picking up trash. Mr. Collins tells his son how bitterly disappointed he is in him. The Silver Guardians arrive as Nadira and some Cyclobots attack a business. The Rangers, in their civilian guise, watch as the Guardians easily handle the Cyclobots. One of the Guardians, Eric Meyers, spots Wes. Eric talks to Wes, and it turns out that they went to the same Prep School. Frax unleashes a mutant from the X-Vault, the Silver Guardians arrive, but they can't handle him. The Rangers show up, and Wes takes a shot intended for the Guardian's commander, but the shot badly damages Wes' helmet. Mr. Collins and Eric realize that Wes is the Red Ranger. Mr. Collins tries to talk to Wes to join the Silver Guardians, but Wes refuses and charges off into battle.|
|391||13||"The Quantum Quest"||Isaac Florentine||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||April 28, 2001|
On a dig, some researchers discover a metallic artifact. As word of the discovery spreads, Ransik recognizes the object as the Quantum Controller and unleashes a mutant to get it for him. Circuit also recognizes the artifact. The Rangers try to recover it before it falls into the wrong hands. As the Rangers fight the mutant, Eric manages to take the controller and hides it away. He then tries to become the Guardian's new leader but is turned down. When he eventually goes back to where the controller is, the mutant attacks again. As the Rangers fight the mutant, Wes tries to convince Eric to give up the controller, but he ignores him and activates the Quantum Controller, becoming the Quantum Ranger in the process.Notes: The show Nadira is watching at the beginning is the second episode of Masked Rider, "Escape from Edenoi, Part 2".
|"Clash for Control"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||May 5, 2001|
May 12, 2001
|Even without the Quantum morpher, Ransik wants to possess the Quantasaurus Rex, the Quantum Ranger's Megazord. He sends Commandocon to retrieve it. The Rangers try to talk Eric into giving up the morpher, but he refuses. They witness a time portal opening, realizing they're after the Q-Rex, Eric summons the Eagle flyer (with Wes jumping on) boarded and entered the portal to the past, where Wes & Eric try to locate the Q-Rex. Unfortunately, Commandocon gets to it first, takes control, and journeys back with it to the 21st century. Eric and Wes follow him through the time portal. The Q-Rex is rampaging in the city. The Rangers need the Quantum Morpher to get control of the Q-Rex. While Wes tries to talk to Eric, Mr. Collins makes the other Rangers an offer to join the Silver Guardians; with his company, they could defeat Ransik faster.|
|394||16||"Bodyguard in Blue"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||May 19, 2001|
|As Dr. Michael Zaskin tries to unlock the secrets of the Quantum morpher, he is kidnapped. His daughter Holly escapes and tries to hire Lucas as her bodyguard. Lucas is hesitant but then finds out who her father is. While the other Rangers rescue Zaskin, Lucas protects Holly.|
|395||17||"The Legend of the Clock Tower"||Yoshi Hosoya||Judd Lynn||May 19, 2001|
|The Rangers try to fix the clock in the tower but have no luck. Wes tells them about a ghost that is supposed to inhabit the tower. That night, Katie hears a noise and she investigates. She finds herself in the past and meets the people from Wes' story. With her help, there's a different ending. Then she wakes up because of a mutant attack. After the battle, she tells her friends about her dream and how the end changed, but Wes corrects her and says that's how he had told it, leaving her wondering if it was a dream.|
|396||18||"Trust and Triumph"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||June 2, 2001|
|Jen tells Wes to guard the back of a bank so the Rangers can cut off Nadira's escape route. However, the Silver Guardians show up, and Wes tries to deal with them giving Nadira a chance to escape. Jen is upset with Wes and says she can't trust him. Meanwhile, Turtlecon attacks and sends the Rangers to a different dimension, and after a short battle with their duplicate Rangers, Wes and Jen escape. They have to learn to trust each other if they want to rescue their friends.|
|397||19||"Trip Takes a Stand"||Isaac Florentine||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||June 9, 2001|
|Frax releases Notacon only to find out that he's a gentle mutant. Frax attaches a device to Notacon to control him, but Notacon escapes. In the city, people are afraid of the mutant due to his appearance. Trip finds him and learns that he was in the vault for stealing vegetables, but only did so because he was hungry, and he now desires to go back into the vault. Eric shows up wanting to destroy the mutant and is willing to do almost anything to accomplish his goal. Finally, Notacon is grown to giant size and Q-Rex attacks him, but the Rangers realize that Eric is merely trying to hold him down, allowing them to destroy the control device and refreeze Notacon.|
|398||20||"Quantum Secrets"||Makoto Yokoyama||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||June 16, 2001|
As researchers work on unlocking the secrets of the Quantum Morpher, Ransik releases Conwing to take control of the Q-Rex. Conwing captures Eric, takes his morpher, and replicates Eric's voice, which lets him take control of the Q-Rex. Eric finds out where the morpher comes from. The Rangers show up and try to help, but Eric wants to handle it alone. He suddenly gets some help from the future and uses Mega Battle Armor. Will Eric reveal the Ranger's secrets?Note: This episode is dedicated to the memory of Minoru Uchiyama, who was the costume designer and makeup artist for various Super Sentai series.
|399||21||"The Last Race"||Isaac Florentine||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||July 7, 2001|
|Lucas is ticketed for reckless driving (even though his teammates caused it due to Wes eating all the doughnuts they bought) and is required to attend traffic school. Nadira releases Dash, a former racing champion, to be her driver. The Rangers arrive, Dash and Lucas recognize each other. Dash caused a massive accident while street racing and Lucas had to testify against him. Dash challenges him to one last race. If Lucas wins, he promises to accept responsibility for his actions and turn himself in. However, Nadira has other plans for him. Ultimately, Dash stops the race when he crashed Lucas' traffic school driving exam when he nearly causes another accident, but Nadira forces him to fight. He is defeated and willingly surrenders but asks Lucas to be the one who refreezes him, which he does.|
|400||22||"Lovestruck Rangers"||Worth Keeter||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||June 23, 2001|
|The male Rangers all seem to be attracted to the same girl for different reasons. When it starts to cause friction in the team, Jen orders them to stop seeing her. Hearing that Wes missed a job, Jen tracks him down and finds that he's still seeing the same girl, who it turns out is a mutant named Contemptra. Now, it's up to Jen and Katie to free their teammates from her influence. Jen breaks the mutant's control bracelet, and the Rangers capture her.|
|401||23||"Full Exposure"||Worth Keeter||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||July 14, 2001|
|A photographer is working for a tabloid is given a new assignment to take pictures of the Rangers in their civilian guise. He needs help carrying his equipment and hires Katie to help him. His first attempt fails, and Katie manages to warn the others. Katie sticks with him so she can keep tabs on him. Meanwhile, Artillicon attacks again, and the Rangers attack backfires, resulting in them reverting to their civilian identities. As the photographer prepares to sell his pictures, Katie tries to talk him out of it.|
|"Movie Madness"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||July 21, 2001 |
July 28, 2001
|The Rangers find out that a movie is being filmed nearby. Jen initially refuses to go, but then she learns that it's starring her favorite movie star, Frankie Chan. The Rangers watch the filming, and when a stuntman is injured, Wes volunteers to replace him. As Wes films his fight scene, he soon realizes that the action is way too real. Cinecon then reveals his trap and sends the Rangers to different dimensions where they're trapped inside their favorite movie genres. During the battle with Cinecon, Circuit tries to get Eric to help, but Eric's sent into a Jungle movie. Wes and Trip figure a way to free everyone. They appear on set, and the Cyclobots give chase. Cinecon puts the Rangers in their Megazord and summons the Q-Rex. He wants to destroy all the Rangers, even summoning the Time Warp Megazord. Everything has been written for Cinecon's movie "End of the Rangers," but the Rangers' chances of finding another ending seemed slim. It is revealed that Trip stole the last page of the script, and without it, the Rangers can write their end, using their Megazords to defeat Cinecon and refreeze him.|
|404||26||"Time Force Traitor"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||August 4, 2001|
|A former Time Force officer named Steelix seeks revenge on his former partner Jen for getting him locked up. He steals her morpher, fights her on her own, then turns her insane. Wes breaks Jen out of the spell, and all of the Rangers defeat Steelix.|
|405||27||"Frax's Fury"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||August 11, 2001|
|Frax unleashes Venomark in the city. Venomark attacks the Rangers, and everyone but Wes falls victim to his bite. Ransik finds out that Venomark has been freed and goes after him since Venomark attacked him in the future. This attack led to him being nursed by Dr. Lou Ferricks before leaving him for dead. Now Ransik wants revenge. Wes notices Ransik taking serum to fight off the effects of Venomark's poison and gets a sample to his father so that they can mass-produce a cure for everyone affected. The Rangers defeat Venomark, and the cure is distributed to everyone. Frax's real identity is revealed to be Dr. Ferricks as he and Ransik are shown in the end.|
|406||28||"Dawn of Destiny"||Worth Keeter||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||August 18, 2001|
|Frax has destroyed all of Ransik's medicine, so Ransik tries to hunt him down. Some of his Cyclobots betray him in favor of Frax. Since all of his medicine was destroyed, he goes to the only place with more, Wes' father's company Bio-Lab, almost killing Wes' father in the process. Meanwhile, the Rangers battle Ransik's new mutant Severax. In the end, Jen mentions that if they don't stop Ransik soon, the entire future will change. Then Alex suddenly appears, saying that it has already changed.|
|407||29||"Fight Against Fate"||Worth Keeter||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||August 25, 2001|
|As Albert Collins lies gravely injured in the hospital, Wes runs his company. Alex leads the Rangers in a battle against Frax's new powerful robot called Dragontron. However, his attitude and leadership style creates friction within the group.|
|408||30||"Destiny Defeated"||Worth Keeter||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||September 8, 2001|
|Alex's leadership has created friction as the other Rangers disapprove his methods. They try to fight Frax's machine, to no avail. Eric contemplates leaving the city. Wes has taken over his father's company but hates it. He learns from Dr. Zaskin (who was there when his father got attacked and overheard him) that his father was proud of him making his way and wanted him to remain with the Rangers. He goes back to the clock tower and thinks of his life as a Ranger. Meanwhile, the Time Force Megazord is immobilized, and Alex orders the team to fight on, claiming that they don't care about the future. The Rangers start arguing with Alex, telling him that they preferred Wes as the Red Ranger; Alex has lost Jen's support. Wes arrives and helps his friends. Jen convinces Alex to give the morpher back to Wes. With Wes in command, the Rangers battle the robot with the Time Force Megazord Mode Red. With help from the Q-Rex, the Rangers enact a crazy plan Wes comes up with, and Dragontron is destroyed. Mr. Collins nearly dies, but Alex saves him with future technology. Alex returns to the future, finally accepting the Ranger's point of view and Wes as the real Red Ranger.|
|409||31||"Undercover Rangers"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||September 15, 2001|
|After Alex leaves, Jen realizes that she has feelings for someone else. The owner of a new fitness club, Katie and Trip witness, gives an individual some juice and is amazed when he displays superhuman strength. Wes and Jen go undercover at the club to see if anything is going on. Later, Alex contacts Wes and gives him the Strata Cycle.|
|410||32||"Beware the Knight"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||September 22, 2001|
|While returning to the Clock Tower with pizza, Trip encounters a mysterious black knight on a horse, who then vanishes into the forest. The knight is after something that is guarded by a dragon—the Fire Battle Armor.|
|411||33||"Time for Lightspeed"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||September 29, 2001|
Vypra aligns with Ransik to release a super demon named Quarganon to destroy the world. The Time Force Rangers team up with the Lightspeed Rangers to combat this threat.|
Guest Stars: Michael Chaturantabut, Rhett Fisher, Sean Cw Johnson, Alison MacInnis, Keith Robinson, Sasha Williams and Jennifer L. Yen.
|412||34||"Reflections of Evil"||Jonathan Tzachor||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||October 6, 2001|
|A mutant named Miracon transports the Rangers into a mirror world, where the Rangers must escape by destroying new and old mutant enemies.|
|413||35||"Nadira's Dream Date"||Worth Keeter||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||October 13, 2001|
|Lucas writes a romantic poem about his first love, his first racecar, and during a battle against Ransik's forces, he unknowingly drops it. Nadira picked it up and believed that Lucas has romantic feelings for her, leading Ransik to warn him to treat his daughter right or face his wrath. Thanks to the other Rangers on the second date, Ransik dispatches Chameliacon to destroy Lucas.|
|414||36||"Circuit Unsure"||Worth Keeter||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||October 20, 2001|
The Rangers ask Circuit about historical events. Realizing that Circuit has access to events up to their own time, they ask Circuit about upcoming events. But someone in the future does not want them to find out and prevents Circuit from revealing the information. Thinking that he malfunctioned, Circuit loses confidence, just as a mutant named Serpicon attacks the Silver Hills Space Center, leads the Cyclobots into taking hostages, and setting the building to self-destrut. Ultimately, it comes down to Circuit to help deactivate the self-destruct sequence, but he lacks the self-confidence to do so until Alex contacts him and reveals that the Rangers must not know the future, and he acted to prevent them from finding out. Once the self-destruct sequence is deactivated, Serpicon grows and Eric summons the Q-Rex. Circuit gets badly damaged and can't call for the Time Force Megazord. The Rangers summon the Time Jet which helps the Q-Rex defeat Serpicon. Afterward, Circuit is repaired, but lies and says that the future will be fine.
This episode was dedicated to Thuy Trang, who died in a car accident on September 3, 2001. She played Trini Kwan in the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from 1993 to 1994.
|415||37||"A Calm Before the Storm"||Worth Keeter||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||October 27, 2001|
|With Ransik's mutants depleted, the Rangers ponder their past and future as Rangers. Meanwhile, Frax's new robot Max Axe terrorizes the city as Ransik hears about it. Max Axe is destroyed by Eric and the Q-Rex. Watching from afar, Ransik orders Gluto to find Frax.|
|"The End of Time"||Koichi Sakamoto||Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand||November 3, 2001|
November 10, 2001
November 17, 2001
Ransik prepares to attack the city. Alex orders the Time Force Rangers to return to the future, as the Trixyrium Crystals are causing temporal disruptions, telling them that if they don't leave now, they might not be able to return to their own time. The Rangers refuse and try to prevent the attack. Wes knows that his friends can't stay in the present and has a plan to send them back. Wes forces the other Rangers back to their own time with the plan to fight to the death to save the city, making him and Eric responsible for defending it. Meanwhile, Gluto finds where Frax is hiding and informs Ransik. While apprehending Frax, Ransik sees his latest robot Doomtron and plans to make one final use of Frax.
In the future, the Rangers discover what happened; the city was ultimately saved, but Wes lost his life fighting for it. They're ordered to have their minds erased of their adventures to adjust back to their lives in their own time. However, they're unwilling to give up their memories and decide to go back to help Wes. Jen gives Alex back her engagement ring. Eric gets injured, so Wes is left alone to fight the Cyclobot army, armed with Eric's Quantum Morpher and Quantum Defender.
As the battle rages with Ransik's army, the other Rangers arrive in the Time Force Megazord and temporarily defeat Doomtrom with the Cyclone Defense. After the Rangers defeat the Cyclobot army, Wes, now in control of Q-Rex, upgrades its Trixyrium Crystal with the Quantum Defender, stopping the time disruptions and allowing him to use it on Doomtron and Frax, destroying them both. The Rangers then battle Ransik but are overpowered. During the fight, Ransik accidentally shoots his daughter, Nadira. She was protecting a baby after changing her opinion on humans and used the baby to convince Ransik that humans aren't so bad. Ransik willingly surrenders to the Rangers, and the Rangers have to return to the future without Wes to their great sadness. Then, Wes and Jen confess their love for each other. With the other Rangers gone, Mr. Collins offers his son command of the Silver Guardians who will protect the city for free. Wes agrees as long as Eric is his co-commander, which he agrees to.
Awards and nominations
|2002||29th Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Sound Mixing||Chuck Buch and Edward F. Suski||Nominated|
In 2018, the Time Force Rangers appeared in "Shattered Grid", a crossover event between teams from all eras commemorating the 25th anniversary of the original television series. It was published in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #25-30 and various tie-ins.
In 2020, Power Rangers: Sins of the Future by Matthew Erman, Trey Moore and Giuseppe Cafaro was published. An original graphic novel taking place after the events of the Power Rangers Time Force television series, it features Jen and Wes being pursued by a new antagonist: the Black Time Force Ranger.
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