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Power Rangers Turbo
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Also known asSaban's Power Rangers Turbo
Genre
Created byHaim Saban
Toei Company
Based onTurbo: A Power Rangers Movie by 20th Century Fox & Saban Entertainment & Gekisou Sentai Carranger
by Toei Company
Developed bySaban Entertainment
Toei Company
StarringJohnny Yong Bosch
Nakia Burrise
Blake Foster
Jason David Frank
Catherine Sutherland
Carol Hoyt
Jason Narvy
Paul Schrier
Gregg Bullock
Hilary Shepard Turner
Tracy Lynn Cruz
Patricia Ja Lee
Roger Velasco
Selwyn Ward
ComposersKenneth Burgomaster
Jim Cushinery
Paul Gordon
Jeremy Sweet
Ron Wasserman
Inon Zur
Glenn Scott Lacey
Country of originUnited States
Japan
No. of episodes45
Production
Executive producersHaim Saban
Shuki Levy
ProducerJonathan Tzachor
Production locationsCalifornia (Santa Clarita & Los Angeles)
Japan (Saitama, Kyoto, Yokohama and Tokyo)
Running time20–21 minutes
Production companiesSaban Entertainment
Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment
Toei Company, Ltd.
MMPR Productions, Inc.
DistributorSaban International
Release
Original networkFox (Fox Kids)
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseApril 19 (1997-04-19) –
November 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)
Chronology
Preceded byPower Rangers Zeo
Followed byPower Rangers in Space

Power Rangers Turbo is an American television series and the fifth season of the Power Rangers franchise. The show was prefaced with the franchise's second film, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. As with its predecessors, Power Rangers Turbo is based on one of the entries of the 20th Super Sentai series; in Turbo's case, the source is Gekisou Sentai Carranger. The series introduced a child actor as the new Blue Ranger,[1][2] and featured the departure of the long-running characters Zordon and Alpha 5, as well the veteran team of Rangers and introduced four new characters to take the place of the veteran Rangers. This was Jason David Frank's last appearance in the Power Rangers franchise until Power Rangers Dino Thunder in 2004. The fifth series also marked the final regular appearances of Johnny Yong Bosch, Catherine Sutherland, and Steve Cardenas, and also the last appearance of Nakia Burrise.[3]

Plot[edit]

After Maligore's defeat, Tommy Oliver, Adam Park, Tanya Sloan and Katherine Hillard graduate from high school and prepare to resume life as normal people, while the new 12-year-old Blue Ranger, Justin Stewart, skips ahead two grades and gets to go to Angel Grove High. Seeking revenge, Divatox begins to attack the Rangers.[4] Soon after, the Rangers’ longtime mentors, Zordon and Alpha 5 depart to return to Zordon's home planet of Eltar, making way for the spectral Dimitria of Inquiris and Alpha 6. Other changes are also seen as Ernie leaves the Power Rangers universe to do volunteer work in South America, and Lt. Stone takes over the Juice Bar. Also an ally, the Blue Senturion arrives from the year 2000, with a message for Dimitria and the Rangers that Lord Zedd, Rita Repulsa, The Machine Empire and Divatox will team up to destroy the universe, but fails to show complete message due to Divatox corrupting the end of it, although it is believed to be Dark Specter.

Later, Tommy Oliver, Adam Park, Tanya Sloan and Katherine Hillard all of whom are leaving for their new chapters, are asked to pass on their powers to students T.J. Johnson, Carlos Vallerte, Ashley Hammond and Cassie Chan as the new Red, Green, Yellow and Pink Rangers respectively with Justin Stewart being the only remaining member of the team.[5] The new team of Rangers are also joined by another ally, the Phantom Ranger, a mysterious being from another world. The team eventually learns that Dark Specter has captured Zordon, though Zordon is able to warn the Rangers not to rescue him as it would leave Earth defenseless. A short while later, the Rangers lose both the Turbo and Rescue Megazords in a battle with Divatox's most powerful monster yet, Goldgoyle. As Dimitria and the Blue Senturion leave for Eltar to help Zordon, Divatox finds the Power Chamber's location. Her army of grunts and monsters infiltrate the Chamber, defeating the team and destroying the Power Chamber. However, before Divatox tries to finish off the Rangers, she receives a message that Zordon has been captured and under the order of Dark Specter leaves for the Cimmerian planet. The powerless Rangers then leave Earth and head for space to save Zordon, with Justin choosing to stay behind with his father, although Justin Stewart does make an appearance in an episode of Power Rangers in Space to help the Space Rangers. These events lead to the next incarnation of the franchise, Power Rangers in Space.[6]

Characters[edit]

Turbo Rangers[edit]

Original team[edit]

  • Thomas "Tommy" Oliver
    The First Red Turbo Ranger and leader; previously the Green Ranger, the White Ranger, and the Red Zeo Ranger. He was Katherine Hillard's love interest. He piloted the Red Lightning Turbozord and his primary weapon was the Turbo Lightning Sword. He is portrayed by Jason David Frank.[7]
  • Justin Stewart
    The Original Blue Turbo Ranger; when Rocky injured himself, Justin was chosen by Zordon to be the Blue Ranger. Justin, however, was 12 years old and inexperienced. So, to compensate for his youth, he was able to morph into an adult-sized form as the Blue Ranger. Justin is the only common member between the first and second team of Turbo Rangers. He piloted the Mountain Blaster Turbozord and the Siren Blaster Rescuezord. His primary weapon was the Turbo Hand Blasters. He is portrayed by Blake Foster.
  • Adam Park
    The First Green Turbo Ranger; previously the second Mighty Morphin Black Ranger and the Green Zeo Ranger. He piloted the Desert Thunder Turbozord and his primary weapon was the Turbo Thunder Cannon. He is portrayed by Johnny Yong Bosch.
  • Tanya Sloan
    The First Yellow Turbo Ranger; formerly the Yellow Zeo Ranger. She piloted the Dune Star Turbozord and her primary weapon was the Turbo Star Chargers. She is portrayed by Nakia Burrise.[8]
  • Katherine "Kat" Hillard
    The First Pink Turbo Ranger; previously the second Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger and the Pink Zeo Ranger. She was Tommy Oliver's love interest. She piloted the Wind Chaser Turbozord and her primary weapon was the Turbo Wind Fire. She is portrayed by Catherine Sutherland.

New team[edit]

  • Theodore Jay "T.J." Jarvis Johnson
    T.J. is the Second Red Turbo Ranger and new leader. A friendly and warm-hearted baseball player, he was chosen by Tommy to be his replacement based on his bravery in protecting others. He piloted the Red Lightning Turbozord and the Lightning Fire Tamer Rescuezord. His primary weapon is the Turbo Lightning Sword. He is portrayed by Selwyn Ward.[8][9]
  • Carlos Vallerte
    Carlos is the Second Green Turbo Ranger. A proud and hot-tempered soccer player, he was chosen by Adam to be his replacement because he proved himself to be decisive and intelligent. He piloted the Desert Thunder Turbozord and the Thunder Loader Rescuezord. His primary weapon is the Turbo Thunder Cannon. He is portrayed by Roger Velasco.
  • Ashley Hammond
    Ashley is the Second Yellow Turbo Ranger. An upbeat and hardworking cheerleader, she was chosen by Tanya to be her replacement due to her compassion and integrity. She piloted the Dune Star Turbozord and the Star Racer Rescuezord. Her primary weapon is the Turbo Star Chargers. She is portrayed by Tracy Lynn Cruz.
  • Cassie Chan
    Cassie is the Second Pink Turbo Ranger. A gutsy and sarcastic singer, she was chosen by Katherine to be her replacement because she is loyal and trustworthy. She piloted the Wind Chaser Turbozord and Wind Rescue Rescuezord. Her primary weapon is the Turbo Wind Fire. She is portrayed by Patricia Ja Lee.

Zords[edit]

Turbozords[edit]

When Divatox and her crew arrived on earth. Zordon introduced Turbozords.[10]

  • Red Lightning Turbozord: A red race-car zord piloted by Tommy Oliver and later by Theodore Jay "T.J." Jarvis Johnson.[10]
  • Mountain Blaster Turbozord: A blue 4x4 truck zord piloted by Justin Stewart.[10]
  • Desert Thunder Turbozord: A green van zord piloted by Adam Park and later by Carlos Vallerte.[10]
  • Dune Star Turbozord: A yellow SUV zord piloted by Tanya Sloan and later by Ashley Hammond.[10]
  • Wind Chaser Turbozord: A white and pink sports-car zord piloted by Katherine Hillard and later by Cassie Chan.[10]

Rescuezords[edit]

When General Havoc hijacked the Turbo Megazord, the Phantom Ranger gave the Rangers new Rescue Zords, which were transported in the Phantom's own Zord, Artillatron. Each of the Rescuezords can transform from a rescue vehicle mode into a High Stance Mode and they can all combine to form the Rescue Megazord.[10]

  • Lightning Fire Tamer Rescuezord: A red fire truck zord piloted by Theodore Jay "T.J." Jarvis Johnson that is capable of firing powerful blasts of water. High Stance Mode is a firefighter and armed with a fire extinguisher.[10]
  • Siren Blaster Rescuezord: A blue police car zord of Justin Stewart. High Stance Mode is a police officer that is capable of firing sonic blasts from its chestplate.[10]
  • Thunder Loader Rescuezord: A green dump truck zord piloted by Carlos Vallerte that is capable of releasing a load of iron balls. High Stance Mode is a construction worker.[10]
  • Star Racer Rescuezord: A yellow formula racecar zord of Ashley Hammond it also has a bulldozer component. High Stance Mode is a racer.[10]
  • Wind Rescue Rescuezord: A pink ambulance zord of Cassie Chan that is capable of launching a giant syringe at attackers. High Stance Mode is a nurse.[10]

Megazords[edit]

  • Turbo Megazord: The combination of Red Lightning Turbozord, Mountain Blaster Turbozord, Desert Thunder Turbozord, Dune Star Turbozord and Wind Chaser Turbozord. Armed with Turbo Megazord Saber and Turbo Headlight Blaster. The finisher is Turbo Megazord Spinout.[10]
    • Rescue Turbo Megazord: An alternate combination of Red Lightning Turbozord, Mountain Blaster Turbozord, Thunder Loader Rescuezord, Star Racer Rescuezord and Wind Rescue Rescuezord.
  • Rescue Megazord: The combination of Lightning Fire Tamer Rescuezord, Siren Blaster Rescuezord, Thunder Loader Rescuezord, Star Racer Rescuezord and Wind Rescue Rescuezord. Armed with a pair of twin laser pistols and the cannons from Artillatron.[10]
  • Robo Racer: A police car piloted by Blue Senturion. In humanoid Battle Mode, it is armed with giant handcuffs, a riotshield and a Synergizer Blaster.
  • Artillatron: A Carrierzord of the Rescuezords piloted by Phantom Ranger. Artillatron can transform into a robot mode and a mobile garage to deploy all five Rescue Zords.

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Zordon
    The original mentor to the Power Rangers since Mighty Morphin. At the beginning of the series, he and Alpha 5 leave for Eltar. He is voiced by Robert L. Manahan.
  • Alpha 5
    Zordon's robotic assistant from Edenoi. At the beginning of the series, he and Zordon leave for Eltar. He is voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz.
  • Rocky DeSantos
    Formerly the second Mighty Morphin Red Ranger and the Blue Zeo Ranger. He is portrayed by Steve Cardenas.
  • Dimitria
    Dimitria is a being from the planet Inquirus who succeeds Zordon as the Turbo Rangers's new mentor as he left for Eltar. She is portrayed by Carol Hoyt.
  • Alpha 6
    Alpha 6 appears at the Power Chamber who succeed Alpha 5. She is voiced by Katerina Luciani.
  • Lerigot
    Lerigot appeared to help Zordon and Alpha 5 get to Eltar. He is voiced by Lex Lang (uncredited).
  • Blue Senturion
    An intergalactic police officer from the future. He is voiced by David Walsh (uncredited until The Accident).
  • Farkus "Bulk" Bulkmeier
    Earlier in the series, Bulk is turned into a chimpanzee by Elgar and was restored to normal half-way through. Afterwards, he and Skull did a bunch of odd jobs. He is portrayed by Paul Schrier.
  • Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch
    Earlier in the series, Skull is turned into a chimpanzee by Elgar and was restored to normal half-way through. Afterwards, he and Bulk did a bunch of odd jobs. He is portrayed by Jason Narvy.
  • Jerome B. Stone
    When Ernie's peace corps recalled him to help "build a bridge in the Amazon," Jerome became the new proprietor of the Angel Grove Youth Center and Juice Bar. He is portrayed by Gregg Bullock.
  • Phantom Ranger
    A mysterious Ranger whose powers come from Eltar. He is voiced by Alex Dodd.
  • Robot Rangers
    Robotic versions of the Turbo Rangers that were created by Zordon and tested on Earth against Flash Head and Voltmeister. They are portrayed by the same actors that portrayed TJ, Carlos, Justin, Ashley, and Cassie.

Villains[edit]

  • Divatox
    The series' main villain and is known throughout the universe as the Queen of Evil, Dark Queen of Space and the Beautiful Queen of Darkness.[11] Divatox is an intergalactic space pirate who leads a large number of cutthroats in her evil conquests throughout the universe. From her base, the gigantic fish-shaped submarine known as the Subcraft, Divatox and her minions travel about the universe plundering riches to satisfy Divatox's greed. Divatox would later pilot the eagle-like Eaglezord. In Power Rangers in Space, when the Red Space Ranger shattered Zordon's energy tube, the resulting wave destroyed the majority of the universe's evil forces, but "purified" others instead. Divatox was among those purified, along with Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd.[12] She is portrayed by Carol Hoyt in episodes 1–25, Hilary Shepard Turner in Turbo Movie, episodes 26–45, In Space.[13]
  • Elgar
    The dimwitted nephew of space pirate Divatox and General Havoc, and grandson of Mama D. Elgar was armed with the Card Sword, named as such due to the blade looking like a row of playing cards. Elgar could fire blasts of energy from the sword, as well as teleport. He was also the one responsible for turning Bulk and Skull into chimpanzees during the earlier part of the series. Elgar would later pilot the Terrorzord. In Power Rangers in Space, Elgar's services were transferred to Astronema. During Dark Specter's Universal Conquest (as seen in "Countdown to Destruction"), Elgar was sent to Earth to lead the Piranhatrons and Quantrons the final assault in Angel Grove. He remained there for the time being, until he was caught by the energy wave of Zordon, which reduced him to sand, as did the Quantrons and Piranhatrons on Earth in Power Rangers in Space. He is voiced by Derek Stephen Prince.
  • Rygog
    The mutant servant of Divatox. He serves as her loyal warrior and able to fire lasers from his eyes. Rygog later pilots the golden lion-themed Catzord. Although he was present for the majority of "Countdown to Destruction," he was not seen when the wave hit so it is assumed he was destroyed. He is voiced by Lex Lang.
  • Porto
    An alien resembling a life raft with portholes in it that has limbs, with one showing his goggle-wearing face. Porto is Divatox's top adviser. He would later pilot the blue shark-themed Sharkzord. He was not seen in "Countdown to Destruction," so it is unknown if or how Zordon's energy wave affected him. He is voiced by Scott Page-Pagter.
  • Mama D.
    The mother of Divatox, General Havoc, and an unidentified third child (the unnamed parent of Elgar), and is grandmother of Elgar. She is portrayed by Carol White.
  • General Havoc
    The son of Mama D, the brother of the space pirate Divatox, and an unnamed third sibling (possibly Dimitria), as well as the uncle of Elgar. Twice in his fight with the Rangers, General Havoc piloted the dinosaur-like Metallosaurus. In "Countdown to Destruction," General Havoc assisted the Machine Empire in attacking the Phantom Ranger's home world. He is voiced by Richard Cansino in most appearances and by Tom Wyner in one appearance.
  • Piranhatrons
    Divatox's armored piranha-like foot soldiers.
  • Putra Pods
    Divatox's Stegosaurus-like soldiers. Divatox uses them in the movie to attack the Ghost Gallion, an old pirate ship the Turbo Rangers were using to go after her.
  • Chromites
    General Havoc's foot soldiers.

Monsters[edit]

The monsters of this series were used by Divatox. They were adapted from the monsters seen in Gekisou Sentai Carranger. To make a monster grow, Divatox would give orders to launch special torpedoes at the monster. These torpedoes when hitting the monster upon impact would make them grow. Footage from Carranger was also used to show monster growth. The monster who was growing would gain a red face and breathe smoke/steam before the monster would actually grow.

  • Amphibitor (voiced by Bob Papenbrook) – A big-mouthed red-eyed tree frog-like monster sent by Divatox to activate the wormhole closing device to stop Zordon. Amphibitor seemed to have a large appetite and wanted to eat the Turbo Rangers. In battle, he wielded a giant knife and fork. It was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord.
  • Shadow Chromite (voiced by Ken Merckx) – A version of Chromite that was mostly refracted light. He used its ability to siphon the Rangers' powers and create Shadow Rangers. He was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord when it blocks out the sun.
  • Visceron (voiced by David Walsh) – A race car driver-themed alien who was turned into a dishwasher-type monster by Divatox. This form caused Visceron to keep cleaning Divatox's submarine. He regressed back to normal upon getting caught in a detonator blast.
  • Demon Racers (voiced by Tom Fahn) – Two super-quick racing demon monsters used by Divatox. The first one was destroyed by the Green Ranger. The second was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord.
  • Big Burpa (voiced by Brianne Siddall) – A burping biker monster used by Divatox. She was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord.
  • Mouthpiece (voiced by Ezra Weisz) – A lie-telling clown monster used by Divatox. He was to make his victims lie uncontrollably and for each lie told, a Pirahnatron would appear. The trick to breaking his spell is to tell a lie that is also the truth. He was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord.
  • Pharaoh (voiced by John C. Hyke) – An ancient Pharaoh/appraiser-themed villain who was the former fiancé to Divatox. His staff was capable of turning normal English-language writing into hieroglyphics; he was powerless without it. He was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord.
  • Numbor (voiced by Ezra Weisz) – A number-altering scholar/calculator monster used by Divatox. He is able to add and subtract weight on anything he wants. He was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord.
  • Blazinator (voiced by Richard Epcar) – An ordinary fire truck that was turned into a monster by a detonator.
  • Terror Tooth (voiced by Eddie Frierson) – A spiked snapping turtle monster used by Divatox. He was destroyed by Robo Racer.
  • Electrovolt (voiced by Tom Wyner) – An electrical monster used by Divatox that rides an electric bicycle. He provided Elgar with his own electrical bicycle implying that they are old friends. He was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord and Robo Racer.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Griller (voiced by Peter Greenwood) – A musical loudspeaker-armored zombie monster used by Divatox. He used his musical power to make objects float and fly towards his targets. Because Elgar and Rygog were cleaning the torpedoes, He was destroyed by the Blue Senturion and the Red Turbo Ranger.
  • Shrinkasect (voiced by Michael Sorich) – An insect collector-dressed grasshopper monster used by Divatox. He can shrink things, and people shrunk by his power, gradually gain insect-like parts. He was destroyed by Robo Racer.
  • Flamite (voiced by Derek Stephen Prince) – A fire-breathing octopus monster used by Divatox. He can breathe fire from his mouth. He was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord.
  • Delisha Ennivel (portrayed by Forbes Riley in human form) Delisha Ennivel is a fashion designer-themed tropical fish monster. She helped spread jackets Divatox created to make humans unreasonable and childish, disabling the Rangers teamwork aside from Ashley. She did this while in the form of a fashion designer. She was destroyed by Robo Racer and the Turbo Megazord.
  • Dreadfeather (voiced by Steve Kramer) – An Archaeopteryx monster used by Divatox. He was destroyed by Lightning Cruiser and the Storm Blaster.
  • Mad Mike the Pizza Chef (voiced by Ari Ross[14]) A pizza chef-themed monster created by Porto when he touched a picture on Mad Mike's drawing bringing him to life. He was destroyed by Robo Racer and the Turbo Megazord.
  • Translucitor (voiced by Ken Merckx) – A shaman-themed bird themed monster used by Divatox. He can make things invisible, inaudible, and intangible; however, the reflections of these things are unaffected, while transmissions like the communicators are disabled. He was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord.
  • Clockster (voiced by Richard Cansino) – A time-controlling adding machine monster used by Divatox to rewind time when the Rangers kept beating her. Clockster's idiocy nearly stopped time forever, when he touched a freezing device Divatox was using to start a new Ice Age. Clockster could also blast ring-shaped lasers from his eyes. He was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord.
  • Metal Mangler (voiced by Brianne Siddall) – A metal monster pulled to Earth from General Havoc's Space Base along with Divatox's laser cannon and presumably destroyed upon impact by the Rangers' super magnet.[a]
  • Crosspatch (voiced by Glen McDougal) – A pirate-themed monster used by Divatox. He was destroyed by the Rescue Megazord.
  • Flashhead (voiced by Paul Pistore) – A photographer-themed monster used by Divatox. He is able to change anything he flashes with his camera into a movie strip. Flashhead fought the Turbo Rangers at the time when they testing the Robot Rangers. He was destroyed by the Rescue Megazord.
  • Voltmeister (voiced by Michael Sorich) – An electrical animal trainer-themed monster used by Divatox. He was destroyed by the Rescue Megazord.
  • Wicked Wisher (voiced by Tom Fahn) – A coin purse monster used by Divatox and acted as her errand boy. He was sent to create three wishing coins. He was destroyed by the Rescue Megazord.
  • Wild Weeder (voiced by Derek Stephen Prince) – A gardener-themed monster whose seeds of evil were used to turn civilians into slaves that wear bee-colored clothing called Diva-Drones for the purpose of seeking out the missing third wishing coin that the Wicked Wisher had originally summoned. He was destroyed by the Rescue Megazord.
    • Mutant Bees – A swarm of mutant bees summoned by Wild Weeder. The last one was destroyed by Robo Racer.
  • Torch Tiger (voiced by Bob Papenbrook) – A fire-breathing tiger/strongman monster. After using the Rangers' stolen Booster Fuel to power his bike, he drank it, which enabled his fire attacks to get stronger. He was destroyed by the Rescue Megazord.
  • Maniac Mechanic (voiced by William Butler) – An auto mechanic-themed monster used by Divatox to repair her periscope. She later employed him to build a Battle Wagon by stealing parts from Ashley's car. He was destroyed by the Rescue Megazord.
  • Lord Litter (voiced by Ezra Weisz) – A love letter-themed monster used by Divatox. He was destroyed by 4 of the Rescuezords in High Stance Mode, using the Artillery Cannons. He angered the spirit of nature in Angel Grove, Erutan, who helped the Rangers defeat him.
  • Crash and the Creeps – A Ranger-like band of musical monsters used by Divatox who initially took a human form and brainwashed people with her hit number "The Song of Confusion", which gets stuck in peoples heads. The Creeps were Destroyed by the Turbo R.A.M., while Crash was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord.
    • Crash (voiced by Kirk Thornton) – The Ranger-like leader of the Creeps and the lead guitarist.
    • Blue Creep – A gorilla/police officer-themed member of the Creeps and their keyboardist.
    • Green Creep – A frog/fish/soldier-themed member of the Creeps and their bassist.
    • Yellow Creep – A turkey/vulture/aircraft pilot-themed member of the Creeps and their drummer.
    • Pink Creep – A white cat-themed member of the Creeps and their rhythm guitarist.
  • Mr. Goorific (voiced by Dave Mallow) – A make-up artist-themed monster used by Divatox whose goo can change people into animals and vice versa. He was destroyed by the Rescue Megazord.
  • Strikeout (voiced by Michael McConnohie) – A baseball monster used by Divatox. His most lethal attack is his curve ball. He was destroyed by the Turbo Megazord.
  • Count Nocturne (voiced by Tom Fahn) – A vampire bat monster created by Divatox when she wrapped her tongue around a passing lunar bat. His bites can turn anyone into vampires. He was destroyed by the Rescue Turbo Megazord.
  • Goldgoyle (voiced by Tom Wyner) – An immensely powerful monster. He was responsible for the destruction of both Megazords. He was destroyed by the Turbo R.A.M.

In the episode "Fire in Your Tank", there were unnamed monsters that were seen in Divatox's boot camp that are either recycled, repainted, and hybrid versions of other monsters. These monsters cheered on Torch Tiger following his power upgrade. They consist of:

  • A de-petaled version of Bloom of Doom from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • A black, hornless, and fur-added version of Robogoat from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • A recolored Pirantishead with the duplicate of Hate Master's hair from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • A monster with the head of Ninja Sentai Kakuranger monster Karakasa (minus the umbrella on its head and unused in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers season three) and the body of Hate Master.
  • A robotic monster with the repainted and altered head of Main Drain's second form, the horns of Robogoat, and the repainted and scaled-down body of Cruel Chrome.
  • A tunic-wearing robotic monster with the silver-repainted head of Cruel Chrome and the body of Mean Screen from Power Rangers Zeo.
  • An oddly-colored version of Fighting Flea from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • A recolored, caped, stinger-added, and de-shelled version of Turbanshell from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
  • A monster that has the striped body of an unused Ninja Sentai Kakuranger monster Keukegen and the shoulders of Cruel Chrome from Power Rangers Zeo.
  • A monster that resembles an unused Ninja Sentai Kakuranger monster Rokurokubi minus the head and now sporting antlers.

Film[edit]

Ep# Title Theatrical Release Code
00Turbo: A Power Rangers MovieMarch 28, 1997 (1997-03-28)TBA
Divatox attacks the wizard Lerigot in an attempt to marry a demon named Maligore, in hopes to use his powers to plunder the universe. Lerigot escapes to Earth where he seeks help from Zordon and Alpha 5. When the Zeo powers are not enough to stop Divatox, the rangers create the Turbo powers. When Rocky injures himself preparing for a martial arts tournament, Zordon must choose a new Blue Ranger.

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
206
207
208
1
2
3
"Shift Into Turbo"Douglas SloanDouglas SloanApril 19, 1997 (1997-04-19)
April 26, 1997 (1997-04-26)
April 30, 1997 (1997-04-30)
431
432
433
After the events of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, the Rangers are graduating Angel Grove High. Justin offers a healed Rocky the Blue Turbo Ranger powers so that he can resume his life as a Power Ranger; however, Rocky declines (due to still recuperating from his back injury). In the meantime, Divatox has amassed an army to get revenge on the Rangers, having her sub craft take up residence in Angel Grove lake. She has her nephew Elgar places a detonator in the Angel Grove Power Plant in order to take revenge on the Rangers and ruin their graduation. With the older Rangers attending their graduation ceremony, Justin must face the problem alone. With Justin busy fighting Elgar (the latter of whom also managed to transform Bulk and Skull into chimpanzees), Divatox attacks Tanya, Adam, and Katherine. Meanwhile, Zordon and Alpha are keeping a secret from the Rangers. The results of a test Justin took before the graduation then come back, and it turns out he's going to be starting high school due to being a prodigy. Zordon reveals that he and Alpha are returning to Eltar with Lerigot. Divatox begins trying to close the wormhole that is taking Zordon and Alpha home.
2094"Shadow Rangers"Judd LynnMark HoffmeierMay 1, 1997 (1997-05-01)433
Divatox sends the evil Chromite monster to Angel Grove with a detonator. When the Rangers try to stop him, he steals their morphing powers to create the Shadow Rangers. Tommy is forced to find a way to stop Chromite and track down his missing friends by himself.
2105"Transmission Impossible"Al WinchellBarbara A. Oliver & Tony OliverMay 2, 1997 (1997-05-02)435
Visceron travels from the planet Inquiris to deliver some startling news to Dimitria. Divatox learns this and captures him. She then turns him against the Rangers when he refuses to tell her his message.
2116"Rally Ranger"Al WinchellJackie MarchandMay 5, 1997 (1997-05-05)436
Trying to impress his aunt Divatox, Elgar decides to sabotage a soapbox car race with a detonator he made himself. Meanwhile, Porto goes AWOL and attacks the city.
2127"Built for Speed"Judd LynnRalph SollMay 6, 1997 (1997-05-06)437
Some of Adam's friends decide to settle an argument by drag racing. Divatox's Demon Racer plants a detonator in one of their cars. The Rangers have to defeat the Demon Racer and stop the detonator before it blows.
2138"Bicycle Built for the Blues"Judd LynnShell DanielsonMay 7, 1997 (1997-05-07)442
It's Justin's birthday and Divatox has sent him a gift. The Rangers have to get Justin off his new bike before it explodes in 25 miles. If that was not bad enough, Divatox sends Big Burpa to distract them.
2149"The Whole Lie"Al WinchellMark LittonMay 8, 1997 (1997-05-08)434
During a volunteer car wash, Porto appears and plants a detonator. Justin spots him, and the Mouthpiece monster attacks him and makes it so he can only tell lies. Meanwhile, Porto has made it, so anytime one of the Rangers lies, a Pirahantron attacks.
21510"Glyph Hanger"Paul SchrierSteven J. WellerMay 10, 1997 (1997-05-10)438
Divatox calls her ex-fiancé Pharaoh to help defeat the Rangers. She has him place a detonator shaped like a pyramid at the Egyptian Exhibit. Adam mistakenly takes home Pharaoh's staff, which turns any writing into hieroglyphics. The Rangers have to defeat the Pharaoh and stop the detonator before it goes off, but Divatox puts a forcefield around it so they cannot touch it.
21611"Weight and See"Paul SchrierPeter ElwellMay 12, 1997 (1997-05-12)439
Due to an insult from a rival ballet dancer, Kat is worried over her weight. Divatox sends Numbor to attack the Rangers, rendering Kat weightless.
21712"Alarmed and Dangerous"Paul SchrierBrett BornMay 13, 1997 (1997-05-13)440
Divatox plants a detonator on a firetruck and has her Pirahantrons set off fire alarms all over the city. Meanwhile, Justin has his problems with some bullies from school.
21813"The Millennium Message"Larry LittonMark LittonMay 17, 1997 (1997-05-17)443
The Blue Senturion, an intergalactic law enforcement robot, arrives from the year 2000 with a message for Dimitria; Lord Zedd, Rita, The Machine Empire, and Divatox will team up to destroy the universe. When Divatox learns of this message, she reprograms the Blue Senturion to think the Rangers are evil.
21914"A Drive to Win"Larry LittonJackie MarchandMay 19, 1997 (1997-05-19)444
Divatox plants a detonator in the scoreboard at one of Adam's soccer games. If Angel Grove scores 4 goals, it will go off. She sends Electrovolt to distract the Rangers.
22015"Cars Attacks"Judd LynnDouglas SloanMay 20, 1997 (1997-05-20)445
Lt. Stone's niece Jenny competes with Kat to get into London's Royal Dance Academy. Divatox decides to plant a detonator at the competition, disguised as a cassette player, and sends Wolfgang Amadeus Griller to distract the Rangers.
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"Honey, I Shrunk the Rangers"Judd Lynn
Koichi Sakamoto
Shell DanielsonMay 21, 1997 (1997-05-21)
September 9, 1997 (1997-09-09)
446
501
Divatox sends Shrinkasect to mess with the Blue Senturion's hardware. The Shrinkasect monster shrinks the Rangers while Justin is trying to stop the chimp-ified Bulk and Skull from stealing Lt. Stone's car. The Rangers then attempt to break out of Divatox's submarine as Justin tries to unshrink the Blue Senturion and find the detonator that Bulk and Skull have mistakenly taken.
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"Passing the Torch"Shuki LevyShuki Levy & Shell DanielsonSeptember 10, 1997 (1997-09-10)
September 11, 1997 (1997-09-11)
502
503
Divatox's mother, Mama D, visits and tells her to capture Tommy, and the rest of the Rangers will fall. When Pirahantrons attack Kat and Tommy, two new teens come to help them. Meanwhile, the Flamite monster attacks Tanya, Justin, and Adam while they set up their campsite. When Cassie and TJ successfully rescue Tommy from the Vortex of Eternal Doom and Sorrow, he goes to help the other Rangers defeat the Flamite monster. The Rangers are then required to defeat the Flamite monster and choose their successors before the hourglass is empty.
22520"Stitch Witchery"Blair TreuJudd LynnSeptember 12, 1997 (1997-09-12)504
As the new team of Rangers gets settled in, Divatox tricks Ashley into selling her design, which she casts a spell upon. Anyone who wears it becomes nasty and disrespectful. Things get worse when the Rangers and the Blue Senturion put the jackets on. Ashley has to get the jackets off her friends, and free the Blue Senturion by herself.
22621"The Wheel of Fate"Blair TreuJackie MarchandSeptember 15, 1997 (1997-09-15)505
Divatox sets her eyes on the two legendary cars: Lightning Cruiser and Storm Blaster. Justin gets kidnapped with Storm Blaster.
22722"Trouble by the Slice"Yuri AlexanderJudd LynnSeptember 16, 1997 (1997-09-16)506
Divatox loses her memory and ends up working in a pizza parlor. Porto creates Mad Mike from the parlor's picture to distract the Rangers so they can get Divatox back.
22823"The Phantom Phenomenon"Blair TreuJudd LynnSeptember 17, 1997 (1997-09-17)507
Despite having over $1,000,000 worth of treasure, Divatox considers herself broke; she has Elgar attack the Angel Grove bank and the gold mines. However, a Phantom Ranger arrives on Earth to assist the Rangers in their fight against Divatox.
22924"Vanishing Act"Yuri AlexanderJohn FletcherSeptember 18, 1997 (1997-09-18)508
Deciding that the Rangers "can't protect what they can't see," Divatox sends the Translucitor to Angel Grove, where he begins turning everything invisible. Making matters worse, the Power Chamber has also fallen victim to Translucitor.
23025"When Time Freezes Over"Yuri AlexanderJudd LynnSeptember 19, 1997 (1997-09-19)509
When the Rangers stop Divatox from freezing the sun, she summons Clockster to rewind time so she can stop the Rangers from destroying the freeze key. Only this time, Clockster accidentally touches the freeze key and stops time.
23126"The Darkest Day"Steve MarkowitzJohn FletcherSeptember 22, 1997 (1997-09-22)510
General Havoc, Divatox's brother, arrives on Earth to help his sister defeat the Rangers. He uses his zord Metallasaurus to capture the Turbo Megazord.
23227"One Last Hope"Steve MarkowitzJudd LynnSeptember 23, 1997 (1997-09-23)511
Without the Turbo Megazord, the Rangers try to defend the city with everything they have left. The Phantom Ranger appears to deliver a new weapon to the Rangers.
23328"The Fall of the Phantom"Steve MarkowitzJudd LynnSeptember 25, 1997 (1997-09-25)512
Divatox captures Cassie. For the Rangers to get her back, they must trade the Phantom Ranger. The Phantom Ranger's power ruby, the source of his energy, is stolen by Divatox.
23429"Clash of the Megazords"Steve MarkowitzBrett BornSeptember 26, 1997 (1997-09-26)513
Divatox sends the Turbo Megazord to Earth to destroy the Rangers. Meanwhile, the Rangers are trying to bring down her space station.
23530"The Robot Ranger"Larry LittonJohn FletcherOctober 3, 1997 (1997-10-03)514
Justin suspects his friends have been switched with robots. He sees wires in Ashley and TJ's wrists, and Carlos's face falls off. Divatox sends Flash Head and Voltmeister to Earth in different attacks on the Rangers. In the end, Justin is revealed to be a robot as well; the rangers had duplicates of themselves built to assist Zordon on Eltar and Justin's copy suffered memory damage.
23631"Beware the Third Wish"Larry LittonJudd LynnOctober 17, 1997 (1997-10-17)515
Divatox sends the Wicked Wisher to Earth, where he steals three coins from a wishing fountain. He uses these coins to grant Divatox 3 wishes. One for Elgar to have a full head of hair, one to turn the Blue Senturion evil, and the last coin (which belonged to Justin) goes missing on Earth. Divatox is left angry that Wicked Wisher can't enchant any more coins.
23732"The Gardener of Evil"Larry LittonJudd LynnOctober 20, 1997 (1997-10-20)516
Divatox sends the Wild Weeder to Earth to find the third coin, where Weeder turns humans into Diva Drones. Meanwhile, the Rangers are still trying to locate the coin to revert Blue Senturion to good. As luck would have it, Bulk and Skull have the coin, but it fries every machine they try putting it in.
23833"Fire in Your Tank"Steve MarkowitzJohn FletcherOctober 30, 1997 (1997-10-30)517
Divatox sets her sights on the Lightning Cruiser. Elgar steals the Rangers booster fuel by accident, and Divatox makes a flying car instead.
23934"The Turn of the Wretched Wrench"Steve MarkowitzJohn FletcherOctober 31, 1997 (1997-10-31)518
Ashley is having trouble in auto-shop class. Divatox sends Maniac Mechanic to steal parts from Ashley's car when it breaks down. Divatox decides to build a monster car.
24035"Spirit of the Woods"Steve MarkowitzJudd LynnNovember 3, 1997 (1997-11-03)519
TJ gets attacked by Lord Litter while jogging in the woods. When TJ cannot defeat the monster alone, a young boy, Erutan, comes to his rescue. Divatox then sets her sights on the young boy, wanting his powers over the elements for herself. TJ soon discovers Erutan's name is backwards for what he is...
24136"The Song of Confusion"Blair TreuJohn FletcherNovember 7, 1997 (1997-11-07)520
Cassie and her friend Vicky hold auditions for their band at the juice bar. Divatox decides to send some monsters to join the group and begins brainwashing people with her music.
24237"The Accident"Blair TreuJohn FletcherNovember 10, 1997 (1997-11-10)521
Divatox tries to make Carlos feel guilty when a player on his soccer team gets injured. Meanwhile, Elgar takes his not-yet-finished Megazord to Earth.
24338"Cassie's Best Friend"Blair TreuJudd LynnNovember 11, 1997 (1997-11-11)522
Mr. Goorific turns Cassie's dog Jetson into a person. Cassie thinks her dog has gone missing. Jetson, calling himself Jethro, helps Cassie look for himself while enjoying things he couldn't as a dog. Meanwhile, Elgar repairs his Megazord.
24439"The Curve Ball"Lawrence L. SimeoneJudd LynnNovember 12, 1997 (1997-11-12)523
TJ is having trouble hitting a new kid's curveballs. Divatox sends Strikeout to defeat the Rangers. TJ needs to find the secret to hitting curveballs to defeat the new monster.
24540"Carlos and the Count"Lawrence L. SimeoneJohn FletcherNovember 13, 1997 (1997-11-13)524
Carlos and Justin watch a vampire horror movie. Per a suggestion from Elgar (who is swatting annoying lunar bats), Divatox turns a lunar bat into Count Nocturne; she sends him to Earth, where he bits Carlos. The next day, Carlos is wearing black and sunglasses. Justin (as well as Bulk and Skull, who watched Carlos get bitten) suspects Carlos is a vampire. The other Rangers don't believe it until they see Carlos lacks a reflection; they track him to the blood drive at the Youth Center and take him back to the Power Chamber, where Alpha 6 uses an antidote to restore Carlos' sanity. However, Carlos cannot be fully cured until Count Nocturne is destroyed.
24641"Little Strong Man"Liberty GoldmanJackie MarchandNovember 14, 1997 (1997-11-14)525
Justin decides to try out for the high school track team. When an ant bites him, he becomes 100 times stronger. When Divatox finds out, she sends the Pirahantrons to capture him. The Rangers later discover that Justin's new strength is a result of the bite affecting his potential for growth and his Turbo powers; as a trade-off for the enhanced strength, Justin cannot morph, so he has to choose to stay a Ranger or keep his strength.
24742"The Rival Rangers"Judd LynnJudd LynnNovember 17, 1997 (1997-11-17)526
Ashley tries to go to a school dance with a boy Cassie likes. The boy ends up turning Ashley and Cassie against each other.
24843"Parts and Parcel"Liberty GoldmanJohn FletcherNovember 18, 1997 (1997-11-18)527
Bulk and Skull are in danger of being thrown in jail because their new employer at a delivery company is blaming them for the recent theft of electronics. TJ offers his assistance to prove the goofballs' innocence, ultimately finding out that the thief is none-other than Divatox, who needed the parts to remote-control her three zords.
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"Chase Into Space"Judd LynnJudd LynnNovember 21, 1997 (1997-11-21)
November 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)
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Divatox has summoned a powerful monster to Earth, Goldgoyle, which destroys both of the Megazords. Dimitria and the Blue Senturion have left for Eltar to help Zordon, and Divatox has launched an attack on the Power Chamber. Divatox succeeds in destroying the Power Chamber, causing the Rangers to be stripped of their powers. Dark Specter sends his messenger to tell Divatox he has captured Zordon. Divatox then leaves Earth for the Cimmerian Planet. With the Rangers powerless, they take one of NASADA's shuttles in order to go after Divatox and save Zordon, leaving Justin behind, as he chooses to stay with his father.

Acclaim Comics[edit]

In 1997, Acclaim Comics published three one-shots based on Power Rangers Turbo. The first book was Power Rangers Turbo vs. Beetleborgs Metallix, featuring a crossover with the Saban-produced Beetleborgs. The other two were part of the Saban Powerhouse books called Power Rangers Turbo: Into The Fire & Other Stories and Power Rangers Turbo: Simple Simon Says & Other Stories.

Home media[edit]

In 2012, Shout Factory announced that it had reached an exclusive distribution deal with Saban for shows such as Power Rangers and Big Bad Beetleborgs. Power Rangers Turbo was released on DVD in August 2012, as part of a Time-Life exclusive boxed set containing seasons 1–7. The show later became available independently of the boxed set in two volumes, the first volume consisting of first 23 episodes was released on April 1, 2014[15] and the second volume containing the remaining 22 episodes was released on June 3, 2014.[16]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Metal Mangler is a repainted hybrid of three monsters. She has the head of Ohranger monster Machine Beast Tamer Keris (unused in Power Rangers Zeo), the hands of Protectron, and the body of Carranger Monster Ballinger Z (only seen in promotional pictures fighting the VRV Fighters AKA Rescue Zords in High-Stance Mode).

References[edit]

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  7. ^ "Power Rangers: 5 Ways Tommy Was The Greatest Ranger Of All Time (& 5 Closest Contenders)". Screen Rant. May 12, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  8. ^ a b "Power Rangers: 10 Fan Favorite Black Characters Over The Years". Screen Rant. February 18, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
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  11. ^ Thomas, Kevin (March 28, 1997). "Power Rangers Encounter 'Turbo'-Charged Villainess". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  12. ^ Ellin, Harlene (May 15, 1997). "Power Shortage". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
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  14. ^ "Mad Mike".
  15. ^ "Power Rangers: Turbo, Vol. 1". Amazon. April 1, 2014.
  16. ^ "Power Rangers: Turbo, Vol. 2". Amazon. June 3, 2014.

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