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#26:

MMPR 124: "Gung Ho!".

Features Footage from: Zyuranger Episodes 2, 6, 8, 12, 20, 26, 29 and up to 2 segments of Original Zyu footage (Zyu½).

The ep, with opening, lasts roughly 20:34;09 from opening's start to end of the end credits and past the Saban logo (also includes a bit of black slug for opening commercials and quickly post Saban logo).

"Today on" segment is about :30; by itself.

Opening is about 1:00;00 by itself.

Ending is about 0:30; by itself.

Opening Credits


The Episode Itself

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ZYU02.

Far shot exterior of Rita's Lunar Palace.

Recycled. Transitions in from prior shot via center split paper folding.

ZYU02.

Close, slow pan up the main tower on Rita's Lunar Palace, stopping at the spinning globe.

Recycled.

ZYU26.

Rita looking at viewers with end of her Repulsascope making her eye look huge. She blinks a few times then looks out, laughing.

Recycled, trimmed to cut Rita's dialogue. Fades to black.

ZYU12.

Lunar Palace exterior, quick zoom onto tower area.

Recycled.

ZYU29.

In the workshop, the big ball of Super Putty is getting de-clumped by Putties, who hand them over to Finster, who's shaping the putty.
Goldar stands to the side, Frankenstein too (shh!), Rita also, Baboo & Squatt talking.


ZYU29.

Finster works on a big chunk of clay.

Recycled, but first in original context.

ZYU29.

Rita talks happily, Baboo & Squatt watch closely (as does Frankenstein, shh!), as Finster places the pair of shaped Super Putty into the mold press.


ZYU29.

Finster lifts the mold press and removes the three completed clay Putties from it, then places three feces shaped Super Putty wads into press and closes it again

Recycled, but first in original context, and first unsplit.

ZYU29.

New angle on mold press being lifted, revealing the three red clay Super Putty Putties molds within.


ZYU29.

Back to prior angle on mold press, Finster begins to take the three Super Putty molds out.


ZYU29.

Baboo & Squatt (with little hammer) excitedly observe Finster lowering the top to the mold press.

Recycled, but first in original context (though moved up a little).

ZYU29.

Finster places the tray full of clay Putties onto the loading belt then begins turning the wheel to send them into the oven.

Recycled, but first in original context. Lever pulling shot is cut,
as is unused shot of molds heading in while zoom out to Rita talking to Frankie.

ZYU29.

Monstermatic's exhaust pipe steams out.

Recycled, but first in original context.

ZYU29.

As Monstermatic's pipe steams more, the camera follows the actively rockin' output tube.

Recycled, but first in original context.

ZYU02.

Rita heads over to Monstermatic exit tube, Finster behind her, anxiously awaiting before bright light shoots out.

Recycled, Zyu29's similar shot not used due to Frankie (yeah, NOW they care).

ZYU08.

Output port spews smoke into workshop.

Recycled.

ZYU29.

Five Putties, one at a time, drop out of the smokey port.

Recycled, but first in original context.

ZYU29.

Rita makes a fist, talking with evil glee, with Goldar behind her.

Recycled, fades to next scene instead of panning over to Frankie.
They also trimmed it to cut down her dialogue.

MMPR 107.

Aerial circling view of Angel Grove Park.

Recycled, fades in from prior shot.

ZYU20.

Three Putties flip onto the scene.

Recycled.

ZYU29.

Close up of mold press, as Finster places three feces shaped Super Putty wads into slots and closes it.

Recycled, altered to fit in Viewing Globe. Trimmed to cut mold removal.

ZYU29.

New angle on mold press being lifted, revealing the three red clay Super Putty Putties molds within.

Recycled, altered to fit in Viewing Globe.

MMPR 101.

Morphing sequence for these four, Billy & Trini flipped in order, and Kim moved up three spots.

Recycled. No flashes or fades.

ZYU06.

Black & Blue Rangers leap skyward.

Recycled. Same slowed with a trailing effect to the image as use in MMPR 101.

ZYU06.

Yellow & Pink Rangers leap skyward.

Recycled. Same slowed with a trailing effect to the image as use in MMPR 101.

ZYU29.

Zoom out as five Putties land in near distance in construction yard, four Rangers see them, then turn around as they approach.


ZYU29.

Three Putties flip down and scramble to pose, then three more materialize flipping, and do the same around the first three.


ZYU29.

Realizing they're surrounded by moving Putties, the four Rangers motion arms to holsters.


ZYU29.

Close up as Black Ranger unholsters Blade Blaster.


ZYU29.

Close up as Black Ranger shifts Blade Blaster around into gun mode.


ZYU29.

The four Rangers pose with Blasters, then Yellow & Blue turn backs to Black & Pink.


ZYU29.

Distant shot of two Rangers firing on one group of Putties, while the other two fire on the other set.


ZYU29.

Four Rangers cease firing, and glance around at surrounding Putties, all appearing concerned.


ZYU29.

Row of five Putties breaks as they rush forth, all unharmed, ground smoking a little.


ZYU29.

The set of six Putties also rush forth over smoking ground, antsy.


ZYU29.

Zoom out as four Rangers pose with Blade Blasters in sword mode, then rush off, two each direction.


ZYU29.

Yellow & Blue dash into crowd of Putties, engaging them with Blades.


ZYU29.

Pink & Black dash into crowd of Putties, engaging them with Blades.


ZYU29.

Yellow gets kicked in the chest by one Putty, then tries to hit another, it blocks then sparkily slashes her with its bladehand, she falls.


ZYU29.

Blue sweeps the feet of one Putty over, kicks another away, but gets hit twice by a ballhand, sparkily struck he falls.


ZYU29.

Pink handsprings between two Putties who do the same past her. She then smacks aside another pair,
turns to kick and dodge another, before facing a last one, zoom in as she sparkily slashes it with Blade.


ZYU29.

In front of Pink's legs, the Putty falls into smoking pieces.


ZYU29.

1950s Gumby technology shows pieces of clay come together into a ball, that then forms into pair of Putties.

Sped-up from source.

ZYU29.

Zoom out as Pink finds herself facing two Putties where one once was, she blocks one's attack,
hits the other with Blade, but he avoids and sparkily slashes her with his big hand.


ZYU29.

Black kicks at bladehand, then lunges at it with his Blade, only to have it slip from his hand, leaving him open to get sparkily slashed by Putty.


ZYU29.

Black rolls on the ground, but gets back up in a crouch.


ZYU29.

Pair of Putties stand with crossed arms, then hold out their right hands, turning them vertically forth.

Moved back from source context.

ZYU29.

Resuming from two shots ago, crouched Black pulls out Power Axe and leaps up.

Split due to source's bad jump cut to have Axe appear in his hand.

ZYU29.

Black leaps up and at camera with Axe over head, fist out, and leg bent.


ZYU29.

High over Putty, Black spreads legs McFarlane Spidey style and slashes Axe downward.


ZYU29.

Black slashes Power Axe sparkily into Putty's chest.


ZYU29.

Close on pile of Putty pieces falling to the ground.


ZYU29.

California Raisins technology shows pieces of clay come together into a ball, that then forms into pair of Putties.

Sped-up from source.

ZYU29.

Zoom out from pair of Putties, as Black kicks between them, turns to Axe strike, one blocks, the other kicks him.
Black kicks one away, then tries an axe strike on the other, it blocks and sparkily smashes him away.


ZYU29.

Black rolls away, zoom out as his three teammates regroup around him. He slowly gets back up, points forth,
then Yellow gets defensive when a Putty rushes up to the group.

Fades to black. Trims extra Putties appearing at end.
A few more shots following this were cut, due to Baboo & Squatt having Putties build statue.

ZYU29.

Row of five Putties breaks as they rush forth, all unharmed, ground smoking a little.

Recycled. Transitions in from prior scene via page turning effect.

ZYU29.

All four Rangers roll left past group of four bladehand Putties, attempt to strike them and fail, only to all get sparkily slashed back at the same time.


ZYU29.

The four Rangers roll off together in zoom out, getting back up in crouches, as Yellow grabs Black's shoulder and points at their enemies.


ZYU ORIGINAL FOOTAGE #9A.

Rita stands at balcony, laughing to us, "I'm SO bad!" as Baboo, Squatt, Finster, and Goldar, in the back, all raise hands and cheer.

New footage from previously seen similarly shot segment.

ZYU29.

Zoom in up hill to circular platform with little statues atop it.

Shot is moved back from context to replace a less dynamic shot.

ZYU29.

Triceratops, Pteradactyl and Tyrannosaurus statues in static shot.


ZYU29.

Sabertooth Tiger and Mastodon statues in static shot.


ZYU29.

Camera tracks left as Titanus rolls through misty marsh.

A prior shot of Titanus in far smoke is cut.

ZYU29.

Pan up Titanus' long neck as he leans it back then coughs up a fireball.

Trims end for later use for pacing.

ZYU29.

Continued from prior shot, Titanus finishes firing first fireball, then coughs up two more.


ZYU29.

Bunch of big rocks and boulders roll down hill in shaky shot.


ZYU29.

Bunch of big rocks and boulders roll down hill in shaky shot.

Recycled, despite having two different shots to use.

MMPR 101 & 118.

Jason & Tommy's morphing sequence.

Recycled. White flash after Jason's, but none other.

ZYU29.

Titanus leans head back, and coughs up three fireballs.

Recycled (per source), cuts pan up and runs without a cut this time.

ZYU29.

Red and Green Rangers are rushing up hill when four explosions burst around them, knocking them over.

Prior shot of two just after morphing is cut and replaced with US version for no real reason.

ZYU29.

Red and Green Rangers roll down the hill.

Prior to this in source, were a sequence of usuable shots of Putties beating up the other four.
This included a shot of Baboo & Squatt making the statue.

ZYU29.

Hitting the bottom, Red & Green writhe for a moment. Red then touches helmet, then turns and talks to Green,
prompting him to look up, then point up the hill. Whip pan across to hilltop to circular platform with statues.

These last three are moved back from original context.

ZYU29.

Continued from earlier, camera continues tracking right into Titanus' path as he rolls forth through misty marsh.

This part is split off in source, too.
Also, a follow-up pan up his neck is cut due to Japanese writing.
Another cut shot of Titanus' head followed by Titanus firing his cannons, are cut.

ZYU29.

Close upward shot of Titanus' head, as he leans down from clouds and gets close to screen while moving mouth.

Moved up from context.
Similar shot of his mouth nearly biting screen is cut.

ZYU29.

Red puts his hand on Green's shoulder, talks to him, makes a fist, then picks up Power Sword.


ZYU29.

Red holds Power Sword up to Green, talks, he looks down at it.


ZYU29.

In close up over Green's shoulder, Red turns his head briefly with still holding sword up.


ZYU29.

Green holsters Dragon Dagger, takes Power Sword, nod-talks, then grabs Red's right hand.


ZYU29.

Close on Green's golden shield as he holds Red's gloved hand to center diamond shape, causing green energy to shimmer on shield.


ZYU29.

As Green continues holding Red's hand to his chest, the golden shield shimmers green,
before sending a yellow light down Red's body, transferring the shield over Red's shoulders and chest, leaving him looking down at it.


ZYU29.

Close over Green's shoulder as Red touches shield, then looks up at his teammate and nod-talks to him.


ZYU29.

Close over Red's shoulder as Green touches his other shoulder, nod-talks, then raises right fist.


ZYU29.

Red grabs Green's shoulders a little too affectionately, Green nods then breaks free and rushes up hill with sword,
leaving Red to turn then head to the side.


ZYU29.

Close on Titanus' head, looking to our left, as he kinda leans down, moving mouth.


ZYU29.

Titanus head bobs close to camera, looming over Green as Red rushes up hill. Green fires yellow beam up at giant, prompting a fireball response.


ZYU29.

Green Ranger is bombarded by sparking bursts, causing him to fling backwards.


ZYU29.

Green falls smoking, Red turns around and begins to come back, when Green sits up and urges him on.
Zoom in as Red responds with a fist, then heads back up hill.


ZYU29.

Downward shot of Red climbing up the hill, nearing the top.

Follow-up shot of him climbing more is cut.

ZYU29.

Titanus turns head from slight our right to left, and begins firing three fireballs.


ZYU29.

Red continues up hill, Titanus' fireballs blast at him, but green energy from shield defects them away.


ZYU29.

Green crosses Power Sword & Dragon Dagger, zoom out as he fires a beam of yellow, red, and green energy upward.


ZYU29.

Titanus is struck sparkily in the neck by this beam, he turns to our slight right and fires another three fireballs.


ZYU29.

Downward shot past Titanus' looming head as he fires fireballs down at tiny Green, sparks bursting around him.


ZYU29.

Red finally reaches top of hill, approaches pedestal platform and removes box from it, placing it on ground.


ZYU29.

Close on black box with gold trim, as Red opens it to find five white weapons inside.


ZYU29.

Static close up of one of the weapons, called a Thunder Slinger in Zyu, but never named in PR, even in the scripts.


ZYU29.

Red picks up a Thunder Slinger, stands, turns to our left and raises it up, calling to his teammate.

Follow-up shots of Squatt & Baboo leading Putties in raising white statue base, are cut.

ZYU29.

Pair of Putties leap up and at camera.


ZYU29.

Another pair of Putties leap up and at camera, throwing fists first.


ZYU29.

Yellow & Blue Rangers get sparkily punched in chest by Putty.


ZYU29.

Pink & Black Rangers get sparkily punched in chest by Putty.


ZYU29.

Zoom out as the four Rangers fall and roll together, sort of a forced regrouping.


ZYU29.

Pan left across close up of group of scrambling Putties, as they stalk our heroes.


ZYU29.

Putties scramble back and forth in foreground, zoom in as Black gets up in a crouch in an attempt to rally his weary team.


ZYU29.

Pair of Putties closest to the downed Rangers suddenly are struck by golden beams from on high, causing them to burst then vanish in a red flash.


ZYU29.

Four Rangers look upwards our right at the source of the save.


ZYU29.

Sharp zoom in on orange machine tower, as Red & Green stand there with Thunder Slingers in each hand.


ZYU29.

Close side angle as Red & Green hold up Thunder Slingers, Red nod-talking to team.


ZYU29.

Upward far angle as Red & Green toss four Thunder Slingers up into the air.


ZYU29.

Blue, Yellow, Pink and Black catch Thunder Slingers, then look at one another, talking a little.


ZYU29.

Close on Yellow lowering and pointing her Thunder Slinger.


ZYU29.

Group of Putties scramble about, stalking, slow zoom as they approach.


ZYU29.

Zoom out as four Rangers pose with Thunder Slingers, then aim them forth.


ZYU29.

Close on Thunder Slinger as Black pulls back launching pin, then releases, causing it to fire golden beam.


ZYU29.

Downward angle as four Rangers unleash golden beam after golden beam on group of Putties,
wiping them out in a swath of sparks and smoke. They then quickly disappear from sight, leaving no trace behind.

Follow-up shot of four talking to each other is cut. As is Rita balcony scene,
her making Frankenstein grow, the team summoning Zords.

ZYU29.

Red is suddenly with his teammates, all looking upward our left, sharp zoom in on Red as he raises fist.
Everybody's holding an unnamed Thunder Slinger/Blade Blaster combination (shh!).

Prior stuff to this cut include the team hopping out of Megazord and shooting these weapons at Frankie.

ZYU ORIGINAL FOOTAGE #56.

Zoom out from Rita as she leans away from Repulsascope, alone on balcony, clutching forehead and groaning,
"Oh, they give me such a headache, a headache! Ooh.".

Recycled. Fades to black.

MMPR Pilot.

Standard Command Center exterior.

Recycled.

Ending Credits


Updated 2010