- Starring: Edward Albert, Jason Faunt, Michael Copon
This guide covers all POWER RANGERS seasons, and seasonal rename incarnations. Descriptions of which can be found below...-Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Season 1 (93-94)
An interdimensional being named Zordon chooses five teenagers with attitude to morph into powerful warriors drawn from the spirit of dinosaurs, protecting the world from the forces of space witch Rita Repulsa with the use of their giant transforming robots, known as Zords. [adapted from "Kyoryuu Sentai ZyuRanger" (Dinosaur Task Force Beast Ranger)]-Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Season 2 (94-95)
When Rita's boss Lord Zedd takes over, the now-six Rangers gain new Thunder-powered Zords. [adapted from "Gosei Sentai DaiRanger" (Five Star Task Force Great Ranger)]-Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
The Six Rangers must seek a new power source when an evil menace, the wacky Ivan Ooze, destroys the Command Center. [Not considered in-continuity for numerous reasons; similar story is told in season 3's "Ninja Quest" quadrilogy]-Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Season 3 (95-96).
Rita's brother Rito Revolto destroys the Thunderzords, leading the six teens to seek out new ninja-spirit power and Zords from the ancient sage Ninjor. [adapted from "Ninja Sentai KakuRanger" (Ninja Task Force Hidden Ranger)](includes the mini-series Mighty Morphin' Alien Rangers, where the Ranger teens are turned into children, leaving a new team from the waterworld of Aquitar to assist in fending off the forces of Rita & Rito's father, Master Vile).-Power Rangers Zeo (1996)
Now with a wholly new and more powerful source in the ancient Zeo Crystal, the five teens face the robotic menace of the Machine Empire, who also have to eventually deal with the disgrunted Rita & Zedd! [adapted from "Chouriki Sentai OhRanger" (Super Power Task Force Overtech Hardware Ranger)]-Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
A peaceful alien with a powerful key is captured by the Evil Space Pirate Divatox, and used to free her immensely powerful fiance from his volcano prison. The Rangers must shift into Turbo, a swift new power, and deal with a new teammate, the pre-teen Justin.-Power Rangers Turbo (1997)
Continuing from T:APRM, Divatox seeks revenge for the ruining of her wedding, as the four former Zeos deal with graduating high school, having a new team mentor, and eventually finding replacements! [adapted from "Gekisou Sentai CarRanger" (Violent Dash Task Force Car Ranger)]-Power Rangers In Space (1998)
Four former Turbo teens meet up with a human from another planet, teaming up to scour the universe in an attempt to save Zordon from the galactic conqueror Dark Specter and his chosen heir, Astronema. [adapted from "Denji Sentai MegaRanger" (Electromagnetic Task Force Mega Ranger)]-Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999)
Five young adults, part of the space colony of Terra Venture, find their destiny in another galaxy on their voyage to a new world, while taking on an army of evil aliens. [adapted from "Seijuu Sentai GingaMan" (Star Beast Task Force Galaxy Man)]-Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (2000)
A secret government agency gives five young adults the power to rescue Mariner Bay from demons bent on reclaiming their homeland. [adapted from "Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoV" (Emergency Task Force Go Go Five)]-Power Rangers Time Force (2001)
Four police officers come back in time from the year 3000, and gain a member from modern day, while chasing the evil mutant Ransik and his criminal gang. [adapted from "Mirai Sentai TimeRanger" (Future Task Force Time Ranger)]-Power Rangers Wild Force (2002)
Five young adults use the power of Wildzords to protect the Earth from the ancient menace of Master Org and his pollutionous followers. [adapted from "Hyakujuu Sentai GaoRanger" (Hundred Beast Task Force Growl Ranger)]-Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003)
Three teen ninjas in training protect Blue Bay Harbor from Lothor and his evil space ninjas, which include his very own pair of Power Rangers! [adapted from "Ninpuu Sentai Hurricanger" (Ninja Technique Task Force Hurricane Ranger)]-Power Rangers Dino Thunder (2004)
Three high-schoolers and their teacher, the legendary Tommy Oliver, use the power of dinosaurs to combat Mesogog's forces as he attempts to revert the world to a prehistoric era. [adapted from "Bakuryuu Sentai AbaRanger" (Blast Dinosaur Task Force Rage Ranger)]-Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005)
Twenty years in the future, three cadets from the Ranger Academy of the Space Patrol Delta force, are joined by two street-tough rookies, against the invading Troobian alien army. [adapted from "Tokusou Sentai DekaRanger" (Special Investigation Task Force Detective Ranger)]-Power Rangers Mystic Force (2006)
On present-day Earth, five brave teenagers are united by a powerful sorceress to combat the forces of a subterranean evil in a hidden magical dimension located in the forest just outside of their town. [adapted from "Mahou Sentai MagiRanger" (Magical Task Force Magic Ranger)]-Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (2007)
A team of five Rangers, each with their own specialty skill, must scour the globe to find jewels to the ancient and powerful Corona Aurora before an opposing pair of villainous alien brothers can locate them and dominate the universe. [adapted from "Gougou Sentai Boukenger" (Rumbling Task Force AdventuRanger)]-Power Rangers Jungle Fury (2008)
Three teenagers skilled in Kung Fu martial arts are given the gift to morph into Power Rangers and must join forces to battle an ominous, evil spirit, Dai Shi that recently escaped from its ten thousand year old imprisonment. Together under the direction of their Kung Fu Master, RJ, the Power Rangers will fight to save the world from total destruction. [adapted from "Juken Sentai Gekiranger" (Beast Fist Task Force Fierce Ranger)]-Power Rangers RPM (2009)
In the near future, the mysterious and sinister Venjix Computer Network is attempting to conquer and lay ruin to the entire planet. Mankind has retreated into environmentally-shielded domed cities to protect against the pollution and machines unleashed by Venjix. In the shining city of Corinth, an elite force of Rangers must learn to drive and operate an arsenal of radically advanced biotech vehicles in order to battle the attacking machine army bent on world domination.
[adapted from Enjin Sentai Goonger (Engine Task Force Go-onger)]
-Repeats of earlier seasons have also aired under the promotional naming banners of:
Power Rangers: Blast from the Power Past (Fox Kids summer 1996).
Power Rangers Power Playback (Fox Kids summer 1998 until fall 1999).
Power Playback OTO (Fox Kids fall 1999).
Best of Power Rangers (ABC Family spring 2003 until 2005).
Power Rangers Generations (ABC Family and Toon Disney, 2005 through 2008).
_U.S. Broadcast History:_
-August 28th, 1993 to September 7th, 2002 on the Fox Children's Network (aka Fox Kids) broadcasting block of the Fox network. New episodes debuted on the block from the start of its run until August 10th, 2002.-March 3rd, 2002 to September 2006, on the ABC Family cable/satellite channel. New episodes debuted on its JETIX block from February 14th, 2004 until July 16th, 2005.-September 14th, 2002 onward, on the ABC Kids broadcasting block of the ABC network. New episodes debuted on the block from the start of its run until November 15th, 2003.-February 14th, 2004 to February 9th, 2009, on the Toon Disney digital cable/satellite channel. New episodes debuted on its JETIX block, from July 25th, 2005 until November 3rd, 2008.-March 2009 onward, on the ABC Kids broadcasting block of the ABC network. New episodes debuted on the block from March 7, 2009 until present day.Power Rangers is a production of Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment and Toei Company, Ltd. The production company from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers through Power Rangers Wild Force was MMPR Productions, Inc. The production company for Power Rangers Ninja Storm and Power Rangers DinoThunder was Village Roadshow KP Productions Limited. Since Power Rangers S.P.D., the production company has been Ranger Productions, Ltd. in association with JETIX. Since Power Rangers RPM, the show has been produced in association with Jetix Europe. The show was copyrighted by Saban Entertainment and Saban International N.V. from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers until Power Rangers Time Force. Since Power Rangers Wild Force, that company (now owned by Disney) is known as BVS Entertainment, Inc.Let the Power protect you...… Expand
- Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Kids
- Show Type: In Season
- Season 9 premiere date: Feb 3, 2001
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 12:00 PM
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Jan 29, 2014This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. When a franchise has been going on for as long as Power Rangers has, at least some shoddy series are inevitable—and that’s exactly what Power Rangers Time Force is to the Power Rangers franchise. Time travel can be a difficult thing to handle in a children’s TV show, and since it is, after all, intended for children, some slip-ups are to be expected, but Time Force handles it atrociously. They’re almost 1000 years in the past, and though it is distant, they can’t let anything affect their future. That’s just how time travel works, at the simplest level. Time Force, however, ignores this almost completely, almost never bringing it up, not allowing the Rangers any second thoughts to what they’re doing at any point. Even if it is a children’s show, this is the basis of time travel, that even children can and should understand.
The other major sin of Time Force is the fickle villains, Ransik and Nadira—particularly Nadira. The series begins with Ransik being in trial and condemned to being cryogenically frozen forever, and it’s constantly brought up how evil he was and how difficult he was to capture. From the very beginning, we know that he’s a very evil man, and that he’s going to be a force to be reckoned with. His daughter, Nadira, helps him escape, and is constantly doing a lot of the field work. She knows what she’s doing, but she keeps doing it because, like her father, she hates humans. Toward the end of the series, Nadira helps delivering a human baby, and has a sudden change of heart. Suddenly, all the hatred she had for humans disappears. All the terrorization and hatred that had been instilled in her by her father have suddenly disappeared. This is a children’s show, however, and such slipshod writing is to be expected. The part that makes this terrible, even for a kid’s show, is when Ransik nearly kills her by accident, which suddenly makes him decide to abandon all of his work, the work that he escaped prison for, what he’s been working his whole life toward, and surrender to the Rangers. Even for a kid’s show, that’s transparent writing. Although his daughter is the only thing he seemed to ever care about in the series, to abandon everything he’s been doing up until that point so suddenly without trying to think of some other alternative, is all very sketchy.… Expand