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#29:

MMPR 127: "Wheel of Misfortune".

Features Footage from: Zyuranger Episodes 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 18, 20, 21, 25, 34, 36, and up to 4 segments of Original Zyu footage (Zyu½).

The ep, with opening, lasts roughly 20:04;23 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

Source

Description

Edit Note

Original stock.

Exterior of Angel Grove High, guy and girl walk in front of guy about to toss basketball, he stops, waits for them to pass, then bounces it off wall.

From same shoot as similar shot in MMPR 108.
Fades in from black. Fades out to next shot.
"Wheel Of, Misfortune" fades in and out onscreen.

ZYU02.

Lunar Palace exterior, sharp zoom onto the upper tower.

Recycled. Slowed.
Transitions in via diagonal line effect.

ZYU ORIGINAL FOOTAGE #61.

Rita, behind Repulsascope, gestures arms while proclaiming, "to send YOU! And when it hits...!"


ZYU ORIGINAL FOOTAGE #13.

Rita facing Earth, camera showing her alone on the balcony from behind as she gestures arms out repeatedly, pendulum swinging behind her.

Recycled, shortened.

ZYU ORIGINAL FOOTAGE #62.

Rita, behind Repulsascope, gestures arms while shouting, "smashed flat!" Freezing in her tracks when finishing.

Fades to black.

Original stock.

Side close shot of entry door to Youth Center, girl in purple, guy bouncing basketball, then running jock, each leaving, girl in jacket entering.

Fades in from black.

ZYU ORIGINAL FOOTAGE #11.

At edge of balcony, Rita paces to our left, then turns and paces to our right, walking over to Finster & Goldar, yelling at the latter.

Recycled, just first part of sequence.

MMPR 115.

Waist up shot, facing our left, US Goldar talks while holding sword up in right hand, gesturing it and his left hand.

Recycled, but mostly new stuff.

ZYU18.

Real close on Rita's head as she says something quick then laughs widely and evilly, pendulum behind her and Goldar's shoulder to our right.

Recycled.

ZYU01.

Slow zoom on Rita, beside golden arch of balcony set, talking and smiling.

Unused part of previously seen segment (previously seen stuff trimmed off).

ZYU34.

Wheel of Misfortune flashes into being, bluish energy fades, and it rotates horizontally.

Prior shot of spinning wheel was replaced by US version
(though the effects were superimposed from the Zyu version).
Transitions out to next shot via retracting circle.

ZYU02.

Far shot exterior of Rita's Lunar Palace.

Recycled.

MMPR 110.

Chest-up shot of US Goldar talking to our left, raising sword and gesturing it about seven times, pointing with his left hand once near the end.

Recycled. Transitions into next shot via diagonal line effect.

ZYU20.

Three Putties flip onto the scene.

Recycled.

MMPR 116.

Close up of US Goldar's face as he talks right at us, motioning left hand up pointing twice, then gesturing fist up.

Recycled, final fist gesture trimmed.

MMPR 101 & ZYU02.

The full standard original morphing sequence, main five.

Recycled. Flash before bolt. Fades to white at end.

ZYU34.

Zoom out as Scorpina, standing beside Goldar, motions left hand out, firing bluish-white energy blasts.

Fades in from white.

ZYU34.

Rangers get caught in sparkily blasts near their feet, they roll through the smoke, pose with Blade Blasters, then charge ahead together.

Trimmed from source to cut unmorphed Zyus at start.

ZYU34.

Goldar blocks Red & Black's Blade strikes, then sparkily slashes Yellow, turns, ducks under Black's kick,
sword-blocks Red's kick, sparkily slashes him, then sparkily runs through Black with sword, as Scorpina battles Blue & Pink in background.


ZYU34.

Scorpina sparkily slashes Pink in the chest.


ZYU34.

Pink falls and rolls, smoking, as her team regroups around her, Blue & Yellow defensive.


ZYU34.

Zoom out as Rita gestures right arm out, talking evilly, then crossing wand horizontally between hands, pulling it over right shoulder and flinging it high.

There were quite a few more shots of Rita in the source prior to this.

ZYU34.

Rita's Wand passes through the atmosphere.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Rita's Wand stakes into dirt.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Rita's Wand unleashes energy from its center orb.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Rita's Wand's energy ripples into the ground beneath causing a quake.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Smoke bellows from big fault in ground.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Goldar is an old hand by now when it comes to growth smoke.


ZYU34.

Scorpina is an old hand by now when it comes to growth smoke.


ZYU34.

Goldar rises up while growing amid fading smoke.

Recycled, but first in original context.

ZYU34.

Scorpina in monster form rises up while growing amid fading smoke.


ZYU20.

Close on Scorpina opening DA CRAW.

Recycled, lightened.

ZYU20.

Close on Scorpina turning blade of boomerang weapon.

Recycled, lightened.

ZYU20.

Close on Scorpina raising stinger tail up into air.

Recycled, lightened.

ZYU20.

Close on Scorpina's new monster face as she says something quick.

Recycled, lightened.

ZYU34.

Goldar's giant foot smashes down, sending the tiny Rangers in the distance leaping out of the way.


ZYU34.

The five Rangers roll to our right, get right back up, reach to the skies and summon their Zords.


ZYU02.

Crack in the ground spreads open, releasing a fireball, shown from within the crack.

Recycled.

ZYU02.

Tyrannosaurus Dinozord's head slowly rises from the molten red ground..

Recycled.

ZYU02.

Close up of Tyrannosaurus Dinozord's hands as it rises up.

Recycled.

ZYU02.

Close up of Tyrannosaurus Dinozord's knees as it rises up.

Recycled.

ZYU02.

Tyrannosaurus Dinozord rises up above flames and smoke, facing us.

Recycled, but since it's sourced from ZYU02, it cuts short to avoid Japanese writing.

ZYU03.

Mastodon Dinozord surfaces from its icy domain.

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Mastodon exhales its icy breath.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Mastodon has got Happy Feet.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Mastodon stomps along the snowy surface.

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Triceratops Dinozord appears within the sands of the desert.

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Triceratops wheels pass through the desert sands.

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Triceratops raises its head and opens mouth while driving through the dusty desert.

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Sabertooth Tiger Dinozord sprints through the jungle.

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Sabertooth Tiger opens its mouth in a close up.

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Sabertooth Tiger leaps out of the greenery.

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Volcano erupts!

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Pterodactyl Dinozord soars upwards amid lava lights.

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Pterodactyl Dinozord flies out of the smoking volcano and disturbs trees as it reaches them.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Five Dinozords race along the horizon together.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Quick zoom in on five Rangers as they leap upward together.


ZYU34.

Red Ranger leaps up through the blue sky.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Yellow and Pink Rangers leaps up through the blue sky, Pink way ahead of Yellow.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Blue and Black Rangers leaps up through the blue sky.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Red Ranger drops into dark Tyrannosaurus cockpit, very quickly raising fist to chest, then making fist, then grabbing controls.

Recycled, but first time it runs the full sequence with no cuts.

ZYU34.

Quick zoom in on Rita on side of mountain, talking and gesturing right hand.


ZYU34.

Close on Goldar as he makes like Funicello and throws a net forth.


ZYU34.

These nets made be dolphin safe, but they're clearly no longer Tyrannosaurus safe!


ZYU34.

Goldar fires golden electricity from hand at netted Tyrannosaurus, causing it to crackle with blue lightning.


ZYU34.

Close on Red Ranger in cockpit, lights flashing as he clutches windows and writhes in pain.


ZYU34.

Black turns to our left in his cockpit, talking to his agonized teammate.


ZYU34.

Goldar jerks head up, steps forward and raises sword.

Recycled, but first in original context.

ZYU20.

Scorpina raises boomerang and rushes at camera.

Recycled, lightened.

ZYU34.

Goldar sparkily slashes netted Tyrannosaurus, then Scorpina does the same. Goldar tries again, the Dinozord ducks,
prompting him to kick it sparkily. Scorpina races by with blade, sparkily slashing, and so Tyrannosaurus topples over.


ZYU34.

Close on Tyrannosaurus as it falls, still netted, quaking the ground.


ZYU06.

Yellow Ranger gestures arms in thumbs up in cockpit.

Recycled, shortened to just arm gestures and console smacking.

ZYU34.

Sabertooth Tiger fires yellow beam from folded up tail.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

The ground in front of Goldar & Scorpina bursts with bright sparks and smoke,
but unharmed, Scorpina steps through it, charges up claw then fires several ball of yellow light.


ZYU34.

Mastodon, Triceratops, and Sabertooth Tiger Dinozords are running along the horizon together,
each getting struck by a blue-electricity bolt, before they all explode.


ZYU34.

Black Ranger begins to shield face, as his cockpit shakes then bursts brightly with a flash of sparks.


ZYU34.

Zoom in on Tyrannosaurus, lying on its right side, smoking, netted, weakly moving.


ZYU34.

Slow zoom in on cockpit, tilted to the left, as Red Ranger rises head above dash, wearily talking around, before looking to our left.

Other Red (and Pink) cockpit shots around here in source,
are cut due to cave related subplot.

ZYU34.

Upward shot of giant Goldar lifting right leg and stomping foot into camera quickly.

Recycled, but first in original context.

ZYU34.

Goldar kicks the downed, netted Tyrannosaurus sparkily.


MMPR 118.

Tommy's morphing sequence.

Recycled. Flash before bolt, and after Tommy's shot.

ZYU25.

Green Ranger looks upward as he plays the Dragon Dagger like a flute.

Recycled, fades in from white
(Despite Zyu34 having a perfectly usable set of equal shots).

ZYU34.

Closer on the bubbling waters, as the head of the Dragonzord rises from beneath the waves.

Recycled.

ZYU21.

Water sprays through the air as Dragonzord's tail tip lifts up out of the sea and is flung at camera.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Close up of Dragonzord's upper body, as he reaches up while leaning back, spraying water everywhere.

Recycled.

ZYU21.

Far shot of Dragonzord standing in the unsettled waters behind the seaport, leaning back and reaching out.

Recycled.

ZYU21.

Side angle of Dragonzord slowly lumbering to our left in the ankle-deep ocean.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Sharp zoom onto Dragonzord's hand as missiles pop out of fingertips.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Close up of Dragonzord's left hand firing missiles from fingertips.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Goldar & Scorpina are stalking toward the downed, netted Tyrannosaurus, when a pair of spark bursts hit and knock them back.


ZYU34.

Goldar & Scorpina hit the ground and roll together, quaking the place.


ZYU34.

Zoom out as Tyrannosaurus gets up, Dragonzord yanks the net off him/her/it.


ZYU34.

Green Ranger lowers Dragon Dagger and makes a triumphant fist.


ZYU34.

The Wheel of Misfortune rises up above mountain, spinning around like a helicopter, and soaring forth.

Rita shots of her calling it forth are cut.

ZYU34.

Tyrannosaurus & Dragonzord pose, battle ready.


ZYU34.

Wheel of Misfortune hovers over, tilts vertically, and sprays sparks from its tread area.


ZYU34.

Wheel twirls between Tyrannosaurus & Dragonzord, spraying sparks at them, causing them to burst with sparks of their own.


ZYU34.

The Wheel flies away, then doubles back, still spitting sparks from its circular edges.


ZYU34.

Wheel spins back between Tyrannosaurus & Dragonzord, sparking them up again.


ZYU34.

Close pan from smoking Dragonzord, left to smoking Tyrannosaurus.


ZYU34.

In cockpit, Red covers face as a bright burst of sparks and smoke erupts outside the window.
Zoom in as smoke fades, Red crossing his right fist forward in front of him.


ZYU34.

Circle symbol of all five dinosaurs together glows brightly with Ranger colors.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Close up of Red Ranger inserting Power Crystal into control slot with red energy results.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Four square shots of each Ranger in their cockpits, raising crystals then preparing to insert.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Four square shots of close ups of each Ranger inserting Power Crystal into control slot with colored energy results.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Red Ranger in cockpit, zoom in as he presses controls forth.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Zoom out from TRex as he and his fellow Dinozords race along the horizon.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Sabertooth Tiger roars.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Sabertooth Tiger locks into Leg Mode.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Triceratops opens mouth in desert breeze.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Triceratops folds up tail.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

TRex connects with Triceratops and Sabertooth legs electrically.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Mastodon exhales its icy breath.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Mastodon floats through the air in component form.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Mastodon connects with TRex, causing a pulse of energy throughout.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Lights come on in Megazord cockpit with all five Rangers sitting at their stations.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Triceratops wheels pass through the desert sands.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Megazord Tank Mode rumbles forth.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Red Ranger looks at teammates in Megazord cockpit, whole team raises fists.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Fists fold out from Mastodon part of Tank.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Bottom back of Tank raises up.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Back of Rangers' helmets as they watch through cockpit window while Tank folds upward.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Tanks folds up into body of the standing Megazord.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Pterodactyl soars downward.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Pterodactyl folds into component as it heads to Megazord body below.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

TRex head folds down, revealing Megazord head as Pterodactyl connects as chest plate.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Horns fold out, eyes glow, bright flash occurs, then sharp zoom to Megazord posing fully formed amid lightning.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Red Ranger looks to the heavens.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Power Sword plummets from the dark and stormy skies.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Wheel of Misfortune, turns, spins, shot zooms in on it.


ZYU34.

Megazord with sword dodges the passing flying Wheel as it goes by, twice.


ZYU34.

Big Wheel keep on turning, Proud Sparky keep on burning.


ZYU34.

Megazord gets sparkily slashed by passing Wheel, but keeps out of its way as it circles around.


ZYU34.

Dragonzord gets sparkily slashed by Goldar, turns around, blocks Scorpina's kick, but then gets sparkily slashed by her.


ZYU34.

Waist-up of Rita outside, talking with a wicked grin to our slight right, holding wand between hands.

Trims to remove her pointing wand to our left,
and all shots of the floating baby carriage afterwards.

ZYU34.

Sharp zoom past Dragonzord to Megazord, both looking upward.


ZYU34.

In Megazord cockpit, all five Rangers sit up and look to our left.


ZYU34.

Quick zoom in on Green Ranger, looking upward on edge of quarry dirt mount.


ZYU34.

Close on Rita, looking from straight on to our left as she points right hand up that way, talking very briefly.

Trimmed heavily to shut her pie-hole.

ZYU34.

What goes up, must come down, spinning wheel, got to go 'round...

Yes, they removed the tiny baby carriage in this shot.

ZYU34.

Sharp zoom on Rita as she looks up to our left, punches to our right, and laughs maniacally.

Lots of shots of the Wheel menacing the carriage are cut around here.

ZYU34.

Upward shot of Green Ranger reaching upward with left hand.


ZYU34.

Zoom out from Dragonzord & Megazord as they try to step forth, only to have Goldar & Scorpina rush up to get in their way.


ZYU34.

The five continue to look to our left in the Megazord cockpit, slow zoom on Red as he makes a fist, then turns to our left and reaches to the sky.


ZYU34.

Camera tracks left as Titanus rolls through misty marsh.

Recycled, shortened a little per source.

ZYU34.

The five in Megazord cockpit raise and cross fists at wrists, then place fists into left palms, then give left thumbs up, all in unison.


ZYU34.

Upward angle of Titanus folding down front section, lowering neck forward, and raising his side cannons.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

Downward angle on MegaDragonzord lowering into Titanus' open back cavity, releasing a rapid flash of bright light during contact.

Recycled.

ZYU34.

The Ultrazord stands completed in front of a massive fireball explosion.

Recycled, goes on longer than prior use due to lack of writing.

ZYU34.

The five in Megazord cockpit look to our left, Red standing up and touching dashboard.


ZYU34.

Wheel in the sky, keep on turnin'...


ZYU34.

In Megazord cockpit, Red sits down, zoom in as he leads the team in raising arms then raising right hand in Nazi salute.


ZYU34.

Ultrazord either fires a billion rockets, or runs over a fireworks factory.

Recycled, shortened per source.

ZYU34.

Bright white flash turns into a fading rain of sparks and smoke in the blue skies.

Trims start to cut baby carriage.
If you look hard enough, you can see carriage in there near end.
Cockpit shot of team looking down as it falls, and Green saving it are cut.

ZYU34.

Rita screams in defeat, then covers face and pops out of there.

Trimmed heavily to zip her big yap.

ZYU36.

Zoom out as Scorpina reaches out, Goldar beside her lowers sword, and both fade out of there.


ZYU09.

Upward shot, pan up from Megazord's feet, ending on its face, lowering sword as camera pans up.

Recycled.

ZYU02.

Lunar Palace exterior, sharp zoom onto the upper tower.

Recycled. Slowed.
Fades into next shot.

MMPR 116.

Chest up shot of US Goldar, facing our left, making a fist and gesturing it about three times, before finally pointing index finger forth.

Recycled.
Fades in from prior, and transitions out to next via diagonal line effect.

MMPR 107.

Generic news anchor for Generic TV News talks about the Power Rangers, generically.

Though it's recycled to us, technically, it was shot for this episode and recycled later for the re-shot ending to 107.

Ending Credits


Updated 2010