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#16:

MMPR 129: "Dark Warrior".

Features Footage from: Zyuranger Episodes 2, 3, 6, 25, 35, and up to 4 segments of Original Zyu footage (Zyu½).

The ep, with opening, lasts roughly 19:49;03 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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MMPR 104.

Close on Youth Center sign on the building exterior, no sign of anyone around.

Recycled, cuts zoom in.
Transitions in from prior shot via quick venitian effect.

ZYU ORIGINAL FOOTAGE #31.

Rita's face lights up with a smile, lifting her right hand from balcony rail, saying, "Wonderful, I'VE... got a PLAN!"
before turning and exiting balcony to our left as camera zooms out.

Recycled, but goes on a little longer due to lack of fade.

ZYU ORIGINAL FOOTAGE #17.

Rita walks into workshop with her back to us, talking to Finster, who works on Pudgy Pig mold.

Recycled, shortened but he can respond.

ZYU ORIGINAL FOOTAGE #7.

Close up of Finster nodding while standing at clay workspace.

Recycled, very short.

ZYU ORIGINAL FOOTAGE #46A.

Finster talks, nods, motions, and turns his clay workspace around in back, as Rita stands facing our left,
putting her hand on her side and a smile creeping on her face, eventually responding to him.

Recycled, but includes much more footage.
Fades out to next shot.

ZYU02.

Finster grips lever, pulls, then pushes back up.

Recycled, fades in from prior shot.

ZYU02.

Close up of Monstermatic exhaust pipe spewing smoke.

Recycled.

ZYU02.

Monstermatic rumbles, pipe spewing smoke, as camera pans up the shaking exit tube.

Recycled.

ZYU25.

Close up of exit tube, a burst of fire spewing out, leaving smoke bellowing.

Recycled. Fades out to next shot.

ZYU35.

Purple sparkle of energy slowly forms an outline of a humanoid being in the air in workshop.

Fades in from prior shot.
Cuts before Dark Warrior can drop from energy.

ZYU35.

Dark Warrior teleports in via a fading purple light, gesturing hand from face and nodding.

Reversed from source. Fades to black.

MMPR 104.

Zoom in to close on Youth Center sign on the building exterior, no sign of anyone around.

Recycled,
Fades in from black.

MMPR 101.

In case you didn't know, the whole "Billy, Bulk & Skull in Jason's karate class" scene from
"Day of the Dumpster" was originally shot for this episode, but cut and used in 101 to replace some bully-beating antics.

So any shots that look recycled are technically "pre"cycled!

ZYU02.

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

Recycled. Transitions in via multi-hexagon effect.

ZYU35.

Slow zoom out as Rita walks down balcony steps, and addressing her four henchmonsters,
lined up on our right, while Dark Warrior is crouched to our left.

Trimmed heavily to reduce her dialogue.
Follow-up shots of Rita talking cut for same reasons.

ZYU35.

Goldar, Baboo, Squatt, and Finster stand there watching and listening, except Squatt, who shakes his head widely.


ZYU35.

Dark Warrior nods, gestures hand to face, then leaps up and teleports out in via a fading purple light streak.

Recycled, but first in proper direction.

ZYU35.

Squatt, Baboo & Goldar wander casually through path in the forest.

Cuts before Unmorphed Yellow can appear behind them.
Follow-up shots of three resting are cut.

ZYU35.

Goldar, Baboo & Squatt walk away from us, side by side, through the woods.

Trims their initial turning around. Fades out to next scene.

ZYU02.

Far shot exterior of Rita's Lunar Palace.

Recycled. Fades out to next shot.

ZYU35.

Zoom out from Rita as she stands before her bowing henchmonsters, hitting Squatt with wand, then Baboo.

Fades in from prior shot.
Trims her hitting Goldar, Baboo again, to reduce her dialogue.

ZYU35.

Different angle, as Rita finishes hitting Baboo, then bonks Squatt on the head a few more times.
Zoom in over the bowing pair, to Dark Warrior standing in the back, pointing and gesturing right hand while talking.

Split for pacing.

ZYU35.

Rita stands before her bowing henchmonsters, hitting Squatt with wand, then Baboo.

Recycled, trimmed to just the hitting.

ZYU35.

Continued from two shots ago, Dark Warrior motions right hand in front of him across, in a wipe out gesture.

Split for pacing. Transitions out to next scene via an effect.
Follow-up shot of Rita talking is cut.

ZYU35.

Close on Dark Warrior as his eyes flash with bluish energy.

Slowed. Trims gesture to face at start.

ZYU35.

Close on Dark Warrior as his eyes flash with bluish energy.

Slowed, recycled.

MPR 104.

Static image of Youth Center sign.

Recycled. Transitions in from prior shot via upward teeth effect.

ZYU25.

Close up of exit tube, a burst of fire spewing out, leaving smoke bellowing.

Recycled, altered to fit in Viewing Globe.

ZYU35.

Purple sparkle of energy slowly forms an outline of a humanoid being in the air in workshop, specifically Dark Warrior, who drops down.

Recycled, but goes on longer than prior use.
Altered to fit in Viewing Globe.

ZYU35.

Dark Warrior nods, then gestues hand to face, then leaps up and teleports out in via a fading purple light streak.

Recycled. Altered to fit in Viewing Globe.

MMPR 101 & ZYU02.

The full standard original morphing sequence.

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

ZYU35.

Yellow, Red, Black, Blue, Pink flip over camera.

Fades in from white. Prior shot of Yellow posing is cut.

ZYU35.

Zoom out as five Rangers land and turn around to face Dark Warrior.


ZYU35.

The five Power Rangers pose together.


ZYU35.

Dark Warrior leaps up and at camera with katana drawn.


ZYU35.

Dark Warrior faces the Rangers in a meadow, katana to Blades. He & Red clash blades, leading to Red rolling away,
Yellow dodges, Pink kicks while he sword blocks, Black high kicks over the ducking monster. Dark Warrior turns, sparkily slashes Red, Yellow, kicks Blue then does the same to him.


ZYU35.

Black & Pink strike both their Blades at Dark Warrior at once, he blocks both with his katana.
He breaks free, footsweeps Pink over, ducks under Black's high kick, then sparkily slashes him, then her.


ZYU35.

Pink rolls away smoking, but gets up, with Power Bow, then leaps up.


ZYU35.

Pink leaps up in side angle, firing arrow from Power Bow.

Reverse-side angle follow-up shot is cut.

ZYU35.

Pink leaps up in front shot, firing arrow from Power Bow.


ZYU35.

Dark Warrior katana slashes down each of the three arrows out of the air, then rolls.


ZYU35.

Zoom out as Dark Warrior rolls back up, and other four Rangers regroup around Pink in facing him.


ZYU35.

The five Rangers charge forth, Pink with bow and others with Blades.


ZYU35.

Close on Dark Warrior as he holds katana poised, nod-talking.

Cuts before Japanese girl appears out of thin-air.

ZYU35.

The Rangers halt in their tracks.


ZYU35.

Pan right across close on Rangers, ending on Yellow.


ZYU35.

Close on Dark Warrior raising left arm, with cannon sticking out, firing it into the air.


ZYU35.

Sparks burst around the Rangers, sending them diving away.


ZYU35.

Yellow rolls back up, readies Blade, then leaps.


ZYU35.

Yellow leaps up and at camera with Blade forth.


ZYU35.

Close on Dark Warrior raising left arm, with cannon sticking out, firing it into the air.

Recycled, trimmed a little, but first in context.

ZYU35.

Yellow gets spark-blasted in the chest in midair, ending her forward momentum.


ZYU35.

Quick zoom in on chest-smoking Dark Warrior as he sheaths sword and poses ready.

Used way ahead of original context.

ZYU35.

Yellow peels herself off the lawn, smoking, and musters up a weak pose while crouched low.

Follow-up stuff of six Yellow Rangers fighting Dark Warrior is cut.

ZYU35.

Rita stands at balcony, talking viciously as she holds wand across chest then pitches it over railing.

Trims zoom out to reduce her dialogue.

ZYU35.

Rita's Wand soars to Earth in space.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Rita's Wand passes through the atmosphere.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Rita's Wand stakes into dirt.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Rita's Wand unleashes energy from its center orb.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

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

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Smoke bellows from big fault in ground.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Dark Warrior is overwhelmed by growth smoke.


ZYU35.

Dark Warrior grows giant as smoke subsides, he leans down with new scythe weapon, dangling weight on end of chain.

Follow-up of giant weight lowering on Rangers is cut due to Japanese girl.

ZYU35.

Zoom in on Red Ranger as he turns to our left and raises right hand to sky.

Split for pacing.
Cuts start of zoom in to remove Japanese girl.

ZYU35.

Upward shot of giant Dark Warrior, raising weight back up and swinging it around.

Follow-up of giant weight nearly hitting Rangers is cut, you know why.

ZYU35.

Continued from two shots ago, Red summons Zord while turned to our left and holding right hand to sky.

Split for pacing.

ZYU03.

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

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Tyrannosaurus Dinozord rises straight up amid flames and smoke.

Recycled.

ZYU02.

Mastodon exhales its icy breath.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Mastodon stomps along the snowy surface.

Reycled.

ZYU03.

Triceratops Dinozord appears within the sands of the desert.

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Triceratops opens its mouth while dashing through the dirt.

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Sabertooth Tiger leaps out of the greenery.

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Volcano erupts!

Recycled.

ZYU03.

Pterodactyl Dinozord flies out of the smoking volcano and heads towards trees.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Zoom in on Red as teammates join his side and all leap up.


ZYU35.

Red Ranger leaps up through the blue sky.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

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

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Blue and Black Rangers leaps up through the blue sky.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Red Ranger drops into dark Tyrannosaurus cockpit.

Recycled, trims arm gesture.

ZYU35.

Black Ranger drops into cockpit.

Recycled, cuts arm gesture.

ZYU35.

Blue Ranger drops into cockpit.

Recycled, cuts arm gestures.

ZYU35.

Yellow Ranger drops into cockpit.

Recycled, cuts arm gestures.

ZYU35.

Pink Ranger drops into cockpit.

Recycled, cuts arm gesture.

ZYU35.

Five Dinozords race along towards us on moving horizon.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Zoom out from Dark Warrior as he raises left arm and fires cannon to our slight right.


ZYU35.

Close, side angle, on cannon being fired.

Reverse angle of cannon being fired is cut.

ZYU35.

Five Dinozords race along towards us on moving horizon, when fireball explodes, superimposed over screen, bursting sparkier outward.


ZYU35.

Tyrannosaurus cockpit bursts with sparks, jolting Red Ranger about.


ZYU35.

Mastodon cockpit bursts with sparks, jolting Black Ranger about.


ZYU35.

Triceratops cockpit bursts with sparks, jolting Blue Ranger about.


ZYU35.

Pterodactyl cockpit bursts with sparks, jolting Pink Ranger about.


ZYU35.

Sabertooth Tiger cockpit bursts with sparks, jolting Yellow Ranger about.


ZYU35.

Dark Warrior starts to rush forth, when the whole area begins quaking, causing him to stop.

Follow-up of Titanus approaching is cut.

ZYU35.

In Tyrannosaurus cockpit, Red looks to our upper left, nod-talking.


ZYU35.

In Sabertooth Tiger cockpit, Yellow looks to our upper left, talking and making a fist.


ZYU35.

Zoom out as Dark Warrior unsheaths sword and charges ahead.

Follow-up of Titanus firing on him is cut.

ZYU06.

Sabertooth Tiger roars.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Sabertooth Tiger locks into Leg Mode.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

TRex connects with Triceratops and Sabertooth legs electrically.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Mastodon floats through the air in component form.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

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

Recycled.

ZYU06.

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

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Megazord Tank fires both cannons.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Dark Warrior gets spark blasted, smoke surrounding him as he dives to our left.

Titanus did it in source.

ZYU35.

Dark Warrior handsprings over, landing with sword ready.


ZYU06.

Rangers in cockpit appear to be happy at a successful hit against their enemy, Red pumping his fist, Black following suit,
Blue snapping fingers then the fist thing, Pink clasping hands, and Yellow kinda shaking a bit.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Zoom out from Dark Warrior as he raises left arm and fires cannon to our slight right.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Close, side angle, on cannon being fired.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Megazord Tank gets blasted.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Shakey cockpit gets blasted with sparks and smoke.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

While the camera shakes and some mist passes in front of the screen, Red Ranger gestures fist then grabs control with both hands.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Blue & Yellow Rangers give thumbs up to their leader then grip their controls with both hands as the camera shakes to imply driving.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Pink & Black Rangers give thumbs up to their leader then grip their controls with both hands as the camera shakes to imply driving.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Megazord Tank pulls up to camera and parks.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Zoom in on cockpit as Red Ranger raises fist up, then forth, then grips control.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Fists fold out from Mastodon part of Tank.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

Bottom back of Tank raises up.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Tanks folds up into body of the standing Megazord.

Recycled.

ZYU06.

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

Recycled.

ZYU35.

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

Recycled.

ZYU35.

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

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Dark Warrior rushes up and katana strikes Megazord, but gets blocked and pushed aside.
He turns, high kicks, it's blocked, slashes, it's dodged, but finally sparkily slashes Megazord while rushing past it.
Dark Warrior then get blade punched, before striking again, Megazord grabbing with both hands before up-punching, sending katana flying.


ZYU35.

Dark Warrior's katana flips through the sky.


ZYU35.

Close on Megazord punching at the screen with its right fist.


ZYU35.

Dark Warrior gets sparkily punched by Megazord, sending him flying back.


ZYU35.

Dark Warrior falls and rolls, but recovers quick, whips out scythe and starts swinging chain weight before flinging it.


ZYU35.

Weight on chain shoots across the sky.


ZYU35.

Quick zoom out as Megazord ends up with chain wrapped around neck, shifting to our left but unable to shake Dark Warrior.


ZYU35.

Dark Warrior tugs on chain, retracting it between hands.


ZYU35.

Dark Warrior rushes at Megazord, sparkily slashing it with scythe as he passes.

Trimmed heavily to just end of sequence.

ZYU35.

Pan up from Megazord's staggering backward-feet, as it smokes and remains chained.


ZYU35.

The Rangers jolt about in shaking Megazord cockpit, when it ceases, zoom in on Red talking skyward, our upper right.


ZYU35.

Power Sword plummets from the dark and stormy skies.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Zoom out as Megazord catches sword, then slashes at chain.


ZYU35.

Close up of chain getting sparkily broken by sword.


ZYU35.

Dark Warrior stumbles back with now-broken chain.


ZYU35.

In Megazord cockpit, all five Rangers raise right arms together, then make slashing downward motions.


ZYU35.

Megazord motions sword, pulsing with lightning and electricity, powering it up while raising it to the sky, which surge with a reddish storm.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Dark Warrior readies scythe then rushes forth.


ZYU35.

Under reddish skystorm, Megazord swoops sword underhand, slashing upward and diagonally, leaving a visible trail.

Recycled.

ZYU35.

Dark Warrior gets slashed by sword, which causes him to leap off the ground, sparks and pulses of energy are released, until he hits the ground,
camera zooming out to show him glow with yellow energy before exploding massively, which turns into an added burst of sparks and a fireball, leaving only lingering smoke with red electricity.


ZYU35.

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

Recycled.
Cuts follow-up of Rangers in cockpit looking to our right, and Titanus responding.

ZYU35.

Rita stands before her bowing henchmonsters, hitting Squatt with wand, then Baboo.

Recycled, trimmed to just the hitting. Fades to black.

MMPR 101.

Exterior of Youth Center, slow zoom in on sign as two women head inside while a guy holds the door for the first one.

Recycled. Fades in from black.

Ending Credits


Updated 2010