Power Rangers Zeo

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Power Rangers Zeo
PR Zeo logo.png
Also known asSaban's Power Rangers Zeo
GenreAction
Adventure
Science fantasy
Superhero
Created byHaim Saban
Toei Company
Based onChōriki Sentai Ohranger
by Toei Company
Developed bySaban Entertainment
Toei Company
Directed byIsaac Florentine
Vickie Bronaugh
Robert Radler
Douglas Sloan
Terence H. Winkless
Koichi Sakamoto
Larry Litton
StarringJason David Frank
Nakia Burrise
Steve Cardenas
Johnny Yong Bosch
Catherine Sutherland
Austin St. John
David Yost
Paul Schrier
Jason Narvy
Richard Genelle
Gregg Bullock
Opening theme"Go Go Power Rangers" (Zeo Version) by Ron Wasserman
Composer(s)Shuki Levy
Kenneth Burgomaster
Jim Cushinery
Jeremy Sweet
Ron Wasserman
Country of originUnited States
Japan
No. of episodes50 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Haim Saban
Shuki Levy
Producer(s)Jonathan Tzachor
Production location(s)Santa Clarita
Los Angeles, California
Kyoto, Japan, & Tokyo, Japan
Running time20–21 minutes
Production company(s)Saban Entertainment
Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment
Toei Company, Ltd.
MMPR Productions, Inc.
DistributorSaban International
Release
Original networkFOX (Fox Kids)
Picture format480i
Original releaseApril 20 (1996-04-20) –
November 27, 1996 (1996-11-27)
Chronology
Preceded byMighty Morphin Alien Rangers
Followed byPower Rangers Turbo

Power Rangers Zeo is an American television series and the fourth season of the Power Rangers franchise, based on the Super Sentai series Chōriki Sentai Ohranger. It is the continuation of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which aired in 1996.[1][2][3][4][5]

Power Rangers Zeo is also the first season of Power Rangers to follow the Sentai practice of annual Ranger suit changes and also the last series to use "it's Morphin' Time" until the Saban Brands era of Power Rangers returns with it as a pre-start command starting with Power Rangers Megaforce.

Plot[edit]

After witnessing the destruction of the Command Center, the powerless Rangers discover the Zeo Crystal intact in the rubble—apparently dropped by Goldar and Rito Revolto. The Crystal guides them to a portal, which takes them deep underground to the Power Chamber where they find Zordon and Alpha 5 waiting for them. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers become the Zeo Rangers, a new team of Rangers powered by the Zeo Crystal. The four remaining Mighty Morphin Rangers, Tommy Oliver, Adam Park, Rocky DeSantos and Kat Hillard become Zeo Ranger V — Red, Zeo Ranger IV — Green, Zeo Ranger III — Blue and Zeo Ranger I — Pink respectively and Tanya Sloan joins the team as Zeo Ranger II — Yellow, while Billy Cranston chooses to become their technical advisor rather than continuing as a Ranger.[6]

The Machine Empire, led by King Mondo and Queen Machina, enters Earth's solar system, seeking to conquer Earth, with the Zeo Rangers serving as the only opposition. Many, even Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd, are forced to flee to the M51 Galaxy under the threat of destruction. Unbeknownst to anyone, Rito and Goldar – now amnesiac – are left behind on Earth. They are taken in by Bulk and Skull, who have them serve as butlers. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull continue to be members of the Junior Police Force until Lieutenant Jerome B. Stone is dismissed, when Bulk tries winning the heart of the chief's daughter. Quitting as a show of respect for Stone, they join him at his new detective agency.[7]

Over time, the Machine Empire wears down the five Zeo Rangers, but they are rescued by the mysterious Gold Ranger. Though his identity is unknown, it quickly becomes clear he is there to help the Rangers. After he is injured in battle, it is revealed that Gold Ranger is an alien, Trey of Triforia. Split into three separate selves, Trey is forced to temporarily pass his powers to a worthy warrior while healing. They attempt to transfer Trey's powers to Billy, but as Billy acquired excess negative energy during the Command Center's destruction, he is unable to do so. The ultimate successor is Jason Lee Scott, the original Red Power Ranger and team leader. This event also sees the introduction of the more powerful Super Zeo Zords, which were used against a tougher generation of machines. The Super Zeo Megazord is powerful enough to later destroy King Mondo, creating a power vacuum in the Machine Empire.

Secretly returning from the M51 Galaxy, Lord Zedd and Rita seek to become top villains again. Operating out of an RV with Finster, they restore Goldar and Rito's memories, retrieving the pair in the process. After King Mondo's death, they launch their first plan, to use Louie Kaboom to take over the Machine Empire. Though he succeeds, he breaks free of Zedd and Rita's control. He embarks on his own plans to conquer Earth and destroy the Zeo Rangers. Louie is eventually killed by King Mondo's first-born son Prince Gasket and his wife Princess Archerina, who rule until King Mondo's reconstruction is complete and causes them to flee.

When Billy begins rapidly aging as a side-effect of restoring his proper age before undoing Master Vile's spell in the last series, the Zeo and Aquitian Rangers race to help him and fend off monsters from King Mondo as well as Zedd and Rita. Billy leaves Earth for treatment on Aquitar and chooses to stay to be with Cestria. Soon afterwards, it is discovered the Gold Ranger powers are leaving Jason and draining his life force in the process as the alien powers were not meant for a human. Trey is still in recovery, but a risky gamble with the Zeo Crystal heals him, restoring his powers. Rita and Lord Zedd finally get revenge on the Machine Empire by crippling their leaders with a bomb.

Characters[edit]

Zeo Rangers[edit]

Power Rangers Zeo
  • Thomas "Tommy" Oliver
    He is Zeo Ranger V Red and was previously the Green Ranger and the White Ranger. He found his Zeo Crystal in the American Southwest. He is the leader of the Zeo Rangers. Tommy wears a red suit with a star-shaped visor on his helmet. He is portrayed by Jason David Frank.
  • Adam Park
    He is Zeo Ranger IV Green and was previously the second Black Ranger. He found his Zeo Crystal in Korea. Adam wears a green suit with a rectangular visor. He is portrayed by Johnny Yong Bosch.
  • Rocky DeSantos
    He is Zeo Ranger III Blue and was previously the second Red Ranger. He found his Zeo Crystal in Mexico. He was the team's second-in-command until Jason returned. Rocky wore a blue suit with a triangular visor on his helmet. He is portrayed by Steve Cardenas.
  • Tanya Sloan
    She is Zeo Ranger II Yellow and the only new member of the core group. When Aisha, the former Yellow Ranger, went for her Zeo Crystal in Africa, she decided that she wanted to help the animals who were sick; she sent Tanya back with the Zeo Crystal in her place. Initially returning as a young teenager, the Zeo Crystal made Tanya the same age as the other Rangers, which she gradually got used to. She is also Adam Park's love interest. Tanya wears a yellow suit with two horizontal lines for a visor on her helmet. She is portrayed by Nakia Burrise.
  • Katherine "Kat" Hillard
    She is Zeo Ranger I Pink and was previously the second Pink Ranger. She found her Zeo Crystal in her homeland of Australia. She is also Tommy Oliver's love interest. Kat wears a pink suit with a circular visor on her helmet. She is portrayed by Catherine Sutherland.
  • Trey of Triforia
    The original Gold Ranger and also the prince of planet Triforia, a place where everyone had identical triplets. He gave the Zeo Rangers their Super Zeo Zords when he had to return for his planet. Trey of Triforia wears a black suit with a golden vest and had a visor shaped like the kanji for "king". He is portrayed by Ted, Tim, and Tom DiFilippo and voiced by Brad Hawkins in his first appearances.
  • Jason Lee Scott
    The second Gold Ranger and was previously the original Red Ranger. When Trey of Triforia had to return to his home planet, Tommy went and found Jason to take the place of the Gold Ranger while he was gone. Jason became second-in-command upon his return. He is portrayed by Austin St. John.

Zords[edit]

Allies[edit]

  • Zordon
    The Zeo Rangers' mentor. Zordon serves as a source of vast wisdom and knowledge for the team. He is voiced by Robert L. Manahan.
  • Alpha 5
    Zordon's robotic assistant, in charge of keeping the Power Chamber working. He is voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz (credited as Richard Wood).
  • Billy Cranston
    The former Blue Mighty Morphin Power Ranger and Blue Ninja Ranger, Billy has retired from being a Power Ranger, electing to instead assist Alpha. He is portrayed by David Yost.
  • Alien Rangers
    Rangers from the planet Aquitar, who helped protect Earth from Zedd and Rita during the events of the previous series. They seek Billy's technological expertise at one point to help defeat new foes, and teach him about their own technology in return; thus the creation of the Red Battlezord came about.
  • Emily
    She is portrayed by Lesley Tesh-Pedersen.
  • Ernie
    He is portrayed by Richard Genelle.
  • Farkus "Bulk" Bulkmeier
    He is portrayed by Paul Schrier.
  • Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch
    He is portrayed by Jason Narvy.
  • Lt./Det. Jerome B. Stone
    Jerome is a police lieutenant who is the supervisor of Bulk and Skull. After Bulk had a crush on his superior's daughter, he was fired. Jerome later became a private investigator with Bulk and Skull still working under him. He is portrayed by Gregg Bullock.
  • David Truehart
    Tommy's brother, who was adopted by the very same Native American (Sam Truehart) Tommy met while retrieving his piece of the Zeo crystal. He is portrayed by Jason David Frank's real-life brother Eric Frank.
  • Cestria
    She is serves as Billy Cranston's love interest.
  • Auric the Conqueror
    An ancient tiki that had been dormant on the tropical Mysterio Island for countless years. He is voiced by Derek Stephen Prince (uncredited).
  • Tritor
    A part-lizard alien who Bulk and Skull befriend when they are prisoners in the Machine Arena. He is portrayed by Koichi Sakamoto and voiced by Paul St. Peter (both uncredited).

Villains[edit]

Machine Empire[edit]

  • King Mondo
    The ruler of the Machine Empire. He is voiced by David Stenstrom.
  • Queen Machina
    The queen of the Machine Empire. She is voiced by Alex Borstein.
  • Prince Sprocket
    The son of King Mondo and Queen Machina. He is voiced by Barbara Goodson.
  • Klank
    A robot that is loyal to King Mondo and Queen Machina. He is voiced by Oliver Page.
  • Orbus
    A floating module that is paired with Klank. When swung around by Klank, Orbus will make the monster grow. He is voiced by Barbara Goodson.
  • Louie Kaboom
    A missile-themed robot that was originally used by Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa to take control of the Machine Empire following King Mondo's apparent destruction only for Goldar and Rito to lose the remote control. He can transform into his missile form. When Prince Gasket and Archerina came into view, Louie was enchanted by Archerina and destroyed by the Supeer Zeo Ultrazord. He is voiced by Lex Lang (uncredited).
  • Prince Gasket
    The son of King Mondo and Queen Machina and older brother of Prince Sprocket. He eloped with the daughter of his father's nemesis, Archerina, despite knowing how much Mondo hated Aradon. He is voiced by Douglas Sloan (uncredited).
  • Archerina
    The daughter of King Mondo's nemesis King Aradon who eloped with Prince Gasket. He is voiced by Melora Harte (uncredited).
  • Cogs
    The Machine Empire's foot soldiers. They pilot octopus-shaped jets called Quadrafighters and are able to blast lasers out of their eyes.
Machine Empire Monsters[edit]

The monsters of this show are robots created by the Machine Empire. They are adapted from the monsters featured in Chōriki Sentai Ohranger. To make a monster grow, Klank would swing Orbus around until he latched onto the monster emitting an energy that would enlarge the monster.

  • Staroid
    A starfish-themed robot monster used by the Machine Empire. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. He is voiced by Derek Stephen Prince.
  • Silo
    A robotic rocket monster used by the Machine Empire after the Cogs created it from some spare parts. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. A second version of this monster was later equipped with the Neo-Plutonium Armor. Silo was destroyed by Super Zeo Zord 5. He is voiced by Bob Papenbrook in the first appearance and by Kirk Thornton in the second appearance.
  • Boohoo the Clown
    A robotic baby-themed clown monster used by the Machine Empire. Boohoo can emit a high frequency sound waves extremely painful to the human ear. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. He is voiced by Michael Sorich.
  • People Pitcher
    A robotic pitching machine/vacuum cleaner monster used by the Machine Empire. He shoots balls that trap anyone who hits them within his body. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. He is voiced by Ari Ross.
  • Digster
    Digster is a robotic excavator monster used by the Machine Empire that was operated by levers pulled by the small mechanoid pilot on top of his head. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. He is voiced by Derek Stephen Prince.
  • Puppetman
    A robotic puppet from the "Captain Pete" show brought to life by the Machine Empire when the Cogs planted a transmitter on its backside. He hypnotized kids to be under his control. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. The Puppetman puppet was later rebuilt without the transmitter and returned to Captain Pete. He is voiced by Paul Pistore.
  • Leaky Faucet
    A robotic faucet monster used by the Machine Empire after its costume was stolen from the set of "The Invasion of Blueface". The second version of this robotic monster was used to pollute the water through the pipes and was destroyed by the Zeo Ultrazord. The first Leaky Faucet wore a yellow hard hat while the second Leaky Faucet wore a blue one. He is voiced by Ezra Weisz.
  • Pumpkin Sorcerer
    A robotic Jack-o'-lantern-themed witch monster used by the Machine Empire after its costume was stolen from the set of "The Invasion of Blueface".
  • Steambot
    A robotic shower monster used by the Machine Empire after its costume was stolen from the set of "The Invasion of Blueface".
  • Traffic Kitty
    A robotic cat-eared traffic signal monster used by the Machine Empire after its costume was stolen from the set of "The Invasion of Blueface".
  • Bucket of Bolts
    A robotic train monster used by the Machine Empire after its costume was stolen from the set of "The Invasion of Blueface". Its eye was a fusion of Leaky Faucet, Pumpkin Sorcerer, Steambot, and Traffic Kitty. In giant form, he turns himself into a train. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord when it destroyed the tracks it was on. He is voiced by Richard Epcar.
  • Video Vulture
    A robot vulture with a video camera for a head. Video Vulture transported the Rangers to Prince Sprocket's movie dimension. Video Vulture was later used by Prince Gasket in the Machine Arena. He is voiced by Dave Mallow.
  • Hydro-Contaminators
    The Hydro-Contaminators are robotic land mine-shaped beings that attacked Aquitar and poisoned its waters. One Hydro-Contaminator followed Cestro to Earth and begun its plan to pollute Earth's waters. This Hydro-Contaminator was destroyed by the Zeo Blaster. The rest of its people had made peace with the Aquitarians. He is voiced by Dan Woren.
  • Adrian and Pollenator
    Adrian and Pollenator are robotic cactus monsters created by King Mondo from Rocky's plants. They retained the bizarre hunger for metal from their plant form. Pollenator was destroyed by the Advanced Zeo Laser Pistols while Adrian's destruction was not seen. They are voiced by Brian Tahash and Kirk Thornton.
  • Fortissimodo
    A robotic piano monster used by the Machine Empire to capture the "mysterious piano player" who later turned out to be Skull. This monster was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. He is voiced by Scott Page-Pagter.
  • Mean Screen
    A robotic bird-faced computer monster used by the Machine Empire. He is capable of absorbing the information on all of the Power Rangers' weapons and even the Zords as well as causing technical malfunctions throughout Angel Grove. His screen was his main source of power. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. He is voiced by Karim Prince.
  • Mechanizer
    A robotic piranha-faced tank/parasite monster used by the Machine Empire. Mondo sent Klank to set up an ambush and to destroy the Angel Grove University warehouse if the Rangers got too close to spare fuel cells. This monster was destroyed in the warehouse explosion. The second version of this monster was later equipped with the Neo-Plutonium Armor. Mechanizer was destroyed by the Super Zeozords 1 and 2. He is voiced by Eddie Frierson.
  • Robocupid
    A robotic love-themed camera monster used by the Machine Empire. She specialized in the power to make humans develop obsessive attractions to nearby mechanical appliances. Even Robocupid is affected by her own powers as one of her beams reflects back at her and becomes attracted to Klank. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. She is voiced by Alex Borstein.
  • Defoliator
    A robotic heat-manipulating scorpion monster used by the Machine Empire. He made the weather scorching hot in Angel Grove by destroying plants to produce a greenhouse effect. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. New plants were brought to Angel Grove to reverse the effects. He is voiced by Richard Epcar.
  • Main Drain
    An energy-draining robotic construction-themed monster used by the Machine Empire. In battle, he shot his drain tubes underground and attached them to the Zeo Megazord. When Main Drain uses it's energy-draining abilities, he can enhance his body into a stronger form. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Red Battlezord. He is voiced by Brad Orchard.
  • Punch-A-Bunch
    A robotic boxing monster used by the Machine Empire. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Red Battlezord. He is voiced by Bob Papenbrook.
  • Mace Face
    A spiked robot armadillo monster used by the Machine Empire. He had two forms: his regular spiked monster form and the form of a spiked ball. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Mega Battlezord. He is voiced by Brad Orchard.
  • Autochthon
    Autochthon (pronounced "Aw-Tock-thon") is an ancient evil silkworm spirit that was accidentally awakened by Tommy's brother David Trueheart. This was a blunder of the Machine Empire's behalf for choosing the cave to hold David captive. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Mega Battlezord. He is voiced by Richard Epcar.
  • Defector
    A robotic monster created from the Machine Empire's scrap metal parts. His personality was controlled by a remote-control that was used by Klank. Defector posed as a traitor to the Royal House of Gadetry as to earn the Rangers' trust and turn on them. As Rocky felt guilt over being tricked by Defector, he volunteered to use the Defender Wheel to destroy Defector. He is voiced by Lex Lang.
  • Drill Master
    A robotic drill monster used by the Machine Empire. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Red Zeo Ranger. A second version of this robotic monster was later equipped with the Neo-Plutonium Armor. Drill Master was destroyed by the Super Zeozord 4. He is voiced by Dan Woren.
  • Googleheimer the Toy Robot
    A robotic toy monster used by Prince Sprocket. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Mega Battlezord. He is voiced by Dave Mallow.
  • Wrecking Ball
    A robot wrecking ball monster controlled by Prince Sprocket. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Red Battlezord. He is voiced by Michael Sorich.
  • Admiral Abominator
    A robotic admiral monster used by the Machine Empire. The admiral wielded a sword and also had a bed of spikes built in underneath his coat. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Mega Battlezord. He is voiced by Ezra Weisz.
  • Wolfbane
    A robotic goblin/wolf monster used by the Machine Empire. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Pyramidas. He is voiced by Steve Kramer.
  • Tarantabot
    A robotic tarantula monster used by the Machine Empire. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Ultrazord. He is voiced by Steve McGowan.
  • Somnibot
    A robotic sleep-inducing sloth monster used by the Machine Empire. Beaten once, it was rebuilt stronger. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Ultrazord. She is voiced by Barbara Goodson.
  • Varox
    The Varox are a group of intergalactic robotic ivy-themed bounty hunters.
    • Borax
      A Varox that arrived on Earth when pursuing the Gold Ranger and became allied with King Mondo. Borax was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. He is voiced by Bob Papenbrook.
    • Silver Team Commander
      A Varox that led his fellow Varox in chasing after the Gold Ranger and Pyramidas following Borax's destruction. When a Varox shot Pyramidas enough for it to crash into Aquitar, the Silver Team Commander declared their mission a success and left unaware that the Gold Ranger survived.
    • Starboard Winger
      A Varox that partook in chasing after the Gold Ranger and Pyramidas following Borax's destruction. This version has rounder eye coverings and wears a scarf.
  • Hosehead
    A robotic UFO-themed monster with tentacles used by the Machine Empire. Hosehead was among the Machine Empire monsters that were modified by the Neo-Plutonium Armor. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Super Zeozord 3. He is voiced by Dave Mallow.
  • Tough Tusks
    A robotic mammoth monster created by Louie Kaboom from Emily's elephant-headed necklace. He shot a bluish-white energy beam from his forehead. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Super Zeo Megazord. He is voiced by Michael Sorich.
  • Stenchy
    A robotic skunk monster used by Queen Machina. He had the ability to spray a gas from his tail that made victims smell terrible. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Super Zeo Megazord and Warrior Wheel. He is voiced by Brad Orchard.
  • Midas Monster
    A robotic Golden Retriever monster used by Louie Kaboom. This monster first appeared in the form of a small dog statue known as the Midas Hound. It could transform ordinary items into gold, but soon began transforming things at random on its own. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Zeo Ultrazord. He is voiced by Dave Mallow.
  • Cruel Chrome
    A robotic hunter monster created by Prince Gasket from Detective Stone's wave runner. He was able to fire a hazardous water-like substance on the Rangers from a hose-like weapon. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Super Zeo Ultrazord. He is voiced by David Walsh.
  • Altor
    A robotic Gold Ranger-themed monster used by Prince Gasket. It temporarily used Tommy's skills and strength. Altor faced off against Jason in the Machine Arena. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Gold Ranger. He is voiced by Kirk Thornton.
  • Protectron
    A robotic monster used by Prince Gasket to guard the Chronosapios (a time-turning item that resembles a crystal ball). This robotic monster was destroyed by the Super Zeo Megazord and the Warrior Wheel. He is voiced by Richard Epcar.
  • Nuklifier
    A robotic guardsman monster used by Prince Gasket. He wielded a spear and shot orange energy from it. He could also shoot this energy stream from a cannon in his forehead. This robotic monster was destroyed by Auric the Conqueror. He is voiced by Kirk Thornton.
  • Mechaterpillar
    A powerful robotic caterpillar monster created by Prince Gasket from Detective Stone's "Mechaterpillar 2000" fishing lure. It was able to separate itself into different parts. This robotic monster was destroyed by the Pyramidas. He is voiced by Brianne Siddall.
  • Cog Changer
    Cog Changer was a cog-themed robot monster used by the Machine Empire to access the Zeo technology. He was capable of replacing the cogs on the Zeo Jet Cycles with evil ones that would cause the Rangers to lose control of the Bikes. After fusing with Impursonator, their composite monster form was destroyed by the Super Zeo Megazord and Warrior Wheel. He is voiced by Michael Sorich.
  • Impursonator
    Impursonator was a powerful purse monster accidentally created by Rita Repulsa from Kat's ugly purse. Her rubbery skin made her nearly impervious to physical harm as the rapid-fire punches of the Red Battlezord only briefly stunned her. She could fire pink lightning bolts from her hands and had the ability to absorb the energy from any attack thrown at her. She could then use this energy to fire enhanced lightning blasts. Impursonator's only weakness was her distraction, evident when she ignored a direct order from Rita to remain in one of the Zeo Megazords and got called back for punishment. After fusing with Cog Changer, their composite monster form was destroyed by the Super Zeo Megazord and the Warrior Wheel. She is voiced by Wendee Lee.

Evil Space Aliens[edit]

Identity of the Gold Ranger[edit]

During the middle of the series, the identity of the Gold Ranger was a constant teaser and a central plot theme. After many episodes of speculation, with other characters like Billy Cranston, David Trueheart, and even Eugene Skullovitch suspected, it was revealed the Gold Ranger was in fact Trey of Triforia, a new character. Former Red Ranger, Jason Lee Scott, obtained the powers of the Gold Ranger after Trey lost the ability to transform. Actor Brad Hawkins, who played Ryan Steele on VR Troopers, voiced the Gold Ranger early on. Saban had supposedly planned to use him after the end of VR Troopers as Ryan and put that series into the continuity of Power Rangers. However, for unknown reasons (believed to be scheduling conflicts), he was not used as the identity of the Gold Ranger, and instead Ted, Tim and Tom DiFilippo portrayed the three parts of Trey.

Episodes[edit]

Home media releases[edit]

Starting in August, 1996, several episodes of Power Rangers Zeo were released on VHS.

Release name
Release date
Publisher
Stock Number
Notes
REF
Zeo Quest (contains: "Attack of the 60' Bulk", "Water You Thinking?", "Along Came a Spider", "Sowing the Seas of Evil", "Hogday Afternoon" (Parts 1 and 2), and "A Zeo Beginning" Parts 1 and 2) August 6, 1996 Saban Home Entertainment/WarnerVision Family Entertainment 42060-3 Contains The Following Previews At The Beginning:
Power Rangers Zeo: It Came From Angel Grove (1996)
Power Rangers Zeo: 'Tis the Season to be Zeo (1996), Masked Rider: Ferbus' First Christmas (1995)
Masked Rider (Featuring Ones For:Escape from Edenoi: Special 2 Part Mini-Series (1995), Super Gold: Special 2 Part Mini-Series (1995), Book and Tape Cassette and Collectible Action Figures (1995), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: A Friend in Need" Parts 1, 2, & 3 (1995))
Power Rangers Zeo: Zeo Quest (1996)

And A Promo For:
Power Rangers Zeo: Deluxe Super Zeo Megazord Action Figures Advertisement

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"It Came from Angel Grove" August 20, 1996 42061-3 Contains The Following Previews At The Beginning:
Power Rangers Zeo: Zeo Quest (1996)
Power Rangers Zeo: 'Tis the Season to be Zeo (1996), Masked Rider: Ferbus' First Christmas (1995)
Masked Rider (Featuring Ones For:Escape from Edenoi: Special 2 Part Mini-Series (1995), Super Gold: Special 2 Part Mini-Series (1995), Book and Tape Cassette and Collectible Action Figures (1995), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: A Friend in Need" Parts 1, 2, & 3 (1995))
Sweet Valley High (Featuring Ones For:Kidnapped, Dangerous) (1994)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lord Zedd's Monster Heads (1995)

At The End Of The Series:
Bonus! Includes never-before-seen music video! Fright Night

[9]

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 Zeo 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, each containing 25 episodes.

Comics[edit]

Image Comics began publication of a Power Rangers Zeo comic in August 1996. It featured scripts by Tom and Mary Bierbaum, and art by Todd Nauck and Norm Rapmund. Four issues were drawn but only one was released before Image Comics lost the license.[10]

During the events of "Shattered Grid," the Zeo Rangers existed in their own bubble of reality and are seen fighting the Machine Empire. Upon further revelation, it is revealed that Lord Drakkon has taken Tommy's place and is holding him hostage. He steals Adam's Zeo Morpher to use the Green Zeo Powers to create more soldiers for his army, and slits Tommy's throat before leaving the Zeo Rangers' world. Later, Kat, Tanya, Rocky, and Jason are summoned from their universe to fight the forces of Drakkon, with Adam being left behind in their world due to the corruption of his Green Zeo morpher.

It has been revealed that Tanya will join a team of rangers formed across the various universes in the follow up to "Shattered Grid" in "Beyond the Grid," alongside the Ranger Slayer, The Magna Defender, Andros, Cameron, and the as of yet unrevealed Dark Ranger.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mifflin, Lawrie (1996-04-10). "TV Notes; New, Improved 'Rangers'". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-07.
  2. ^ Griffiths, Ian (1997-03-23). "The famous five power back: A new breed of Power Ranger is eyeing your money, warns Ian Griffiths". The Independent. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  3. ^ Maurstad, Tom (1996-04-20). "Power Rangers Being 'replaced'". Wilmington Morning Star. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  4. ^ Mangan, Jennifer (1996-05-09). "Costly Changes - A New Generation of Power Rangers Means New Toys". Chicago Tribune. p. Tempo 3. Retrieved 2010-08-20.
  5. ^ Willens, Michele (1996-04-20). "Can the Rangers Zeonize Back to Mere Hit Status?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-03-04.
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  7. ^ Terence H. Winkless (director); Jackie Marchand (writer) (September 12, 1996). "Bulk Fiction". Power Rangers Zeo. Episode 24. Fox Kids.
  8. ^ Power Rangers Zeo: Zeo Quest VHS. ASIN 6304100434.CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link)
  9. ^ Mighty Morphin: It Came From Angel Grove VHS. ASIN 6304127316.CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link)
  10. ^ Lovatt, Rich (2007-05-07). "Rich Interviews Todd Nauck". Comic By Comic. Archived from the original on 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2014-05-08.

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