Morphylogeny

Power Rangers Ninja Storm

#487: PRNS 1329 "Shimazu Returns, Part II".

Features Footage from (bold = new):
Hurricaneger, episodes 31, 32, & 33.

The complete program, from opening to end of end credits, lasts roughly 21:28;00.

Opening is about 1:00; by itself.

Recap is about 0:33; by itself.

Ending is about 0:30; by itself.


Opening Credits

Source Description Edit Note
HURRI #33.

Close-ups of the Wolfblade's three heads, each snarling.

Recycled; Altered to fit monitor; Teleplay credit is partially displayed over it for a moment.

PRNS 1301/1311.

The Winds' & Thunders' morphing sequences.

Recycled, but first time montage in this particular order.

HURRI #32.

Hawkzord transforms into the head, connecting atop, forming the steam-releasing Storm Megazord.

Recycled, per source; cuts prior shots of Zords arriving.

HURRI #32.

Thunder Megazord forms, then punches its left fist forth.

Recycled, shortened, per source.

HURRI #32.

Wolfblade faces Thunder & Storm Megazord across the city.

Shortens both shots; cuts prior shot of Megazords posing; cuts follow-up shot of Rangers in cockpits.

HURRI #33.

The Megazords pace about while facing Wolfblade amid the city.

Textless, unlike source; cuts prior shots of Red & Crimson talking in cockpits.

HURRI #33.

Red raises a fist, as do his teammates, before the Megazords charge forth, where Wolfblade blocks their strikes, sparkily striking back.

Shot 3 is trimmed; cuts follow-up close-up of Thunder getting struck.

HURRI #33.

Thunder spark bursts away, Storm grabs Wolfblade, he breaks off and sparkily strikes the Megazord. Wolfblade then spews electricity at the Megazords, causing them to sparkle, before an explosion erupts around them. The Rangers in their cockpits are overwhelmed by sparks. When that stops, Red talks over to Crimson, who responds, lifts up his Power Disc, and begins to insert it.

HURRI #33.

Power Discs are inserted, Red & Crimson turn the levers, causing Power Spheres 7 & 8 to pop out of each Megazord's chest, hatching in an energy tunnel into parts that connect into Minizord, who floats up in the air.

Recycled, shot 2 has a different orientation for Thunder, shot 3 sped-up, all per source; cuts follow-ups of Minizord talking then gesturing.

HURRI #33.

The Storm & Thunder Megazords recombine with Minizord, forming the Thunderstorm Megazord!

Recycled, per source; sped-up

HURRI #33.

Wolfblade roars and poses at Thunderstorm Megazord. Red nod-talks, raises a fist, then gestures hands together.

HURRI #33.

Red talks, as all five Rangers appear around him.

Recycled, trimmed, per source.

HURRI #33.

Thunderstorm Megazord pulls the cord through its Lion chest, firing energy from its chest, back-cannon, and shoulder gatling.

Recycled, per source.

HURRI #33.

Struck by the three beams, Wolfblade bursts, then explodes massively. Red slaps hands together in triumph.

Cuts follow-up of Megazord looking forth.

HURRI #33.

As the flames subside, Wolfblade stands unharmed. Each of the Rangers reacts in astonishment. Wolfblade dives forth and tackles Thunderstorm Megazord, knocking it down.

HURRI #33.

The Rangers are jolted in their cockpits all at once, as Wolfblade begins to sparkily slash at the Megazord it's straddled atop.

Altered to fit monitor; later follow-up shot of Wolfblade reverting to small-size trio isn't really usable, though follow-ups of that (involving Rangers in cockpits) are just plain cut.

HURRI #32.

Wolfblade stands in the city facing our right.

Recycled; Altered to fit viewscreen.

HURRI #31.

The Wolfblade trio leap about the forest and pose menacingly.

Altered to fit monitor.

PRNS 1318.

Cam's morphing sequence.

Recycled.

HURRI #33.

Samurai Star Chopper flies over the camera.

Recycled, per source.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai sits in his cockpit, working the controls as it flies through the air.

Cuts before he gives a thumbs-up; used ahead of source placement.

HURRI #33.

Shimazu teleports into a clearing in the forest.

Teleportation effect added; split.

HURRI #33.

Shimazu blows his whistle.

Trimmed heavily; pushed back from source position; cuts prior shot of Shimazu skipping through woods.

HURRI #33.

Shimazu is in the clearing, when Wolfblade Black pops up and howls. He turns and sees all three of them have arrived. He talks and points, then spreads his arms at them.

First shot is split from before; final shot is also split.

HURRI #33.

Samurai Star Chopper continues to fly forth.

Recycled, per source.

HURRI #33.

Close on Green Samurai talking in cockpit.

Pushed ahead of source position; Cuts before he looks up.

HURRI #31.

Aerial POV footage plays on the Samurai Star Chopper dashboard viewscreen.

US footage inserted into Sentai.

HURRI #33.

Samurai Star Chopper continues to fly forth.

Recycled again.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai sits in his cockpit, working the controls as it flies through the air.

Recycled, still cuts before he gives a thumbs-up; but first time in context.

HURRI #33.

Shimazu turns around and looks upward, seeing the Samurai Star Chopper flying low over the woods.

Shot 1 is split from earlier.

HURRI #33.

Shimazu slaps his hands together, then turns around, talks to the Wolfblades, and blows in the whistle, causing them to re-merge and grow gigantic. The suddenly upshooting Wolfblade conglomerate catches Green Samurai's attention, as Wolfblade sparkily strikes the approaching Samurai Star Chopper, sending it crashing into the ground.

Shot 9 is split in half, with shot 10 pushed up between it, and shot 10, the remaining split piece, is altered to fit monitor; cuts follow-up shot of Shimazu taking off.

HURRI #33.

Wolfblade poses fiercely in the forest.

Altered to fit monitor; cuts before he turns and walks off.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai staggers through the forest, finally collapsing, talking, then getting back up and reaching toward his hips.

Trims start to remove bumper.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai presses his belt, unsnapping his vest as the buckle glows.

Recycled, per source.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai shrugs off his vest, then reaches toward his visor.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai switches to Super Samurai Mode by spinning his upper helmet portion around, flames igniting around him.

Recycled, per source.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai talks and motions arms, finally flexing both of them.

Cuts follow-up close-up of his helmet as he talks.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai begins to run, blurring as he speeds through the forest.

Trims start to reduce dialogue.

HURRI #33.

Wolfblade rotates his body in a circular motion fiercely, as the five Zords approach slowly.

HURRI #33.

Wolfblade holds his arms fiercely.

Cuts prior shots of Lionzord setting foot down and walking through city.

HURRI #33.

Lionzord begins spinning its neck wheel while roaring, spraying a tunnel of wind and rocks forth.

Recycled, per source.

HURRI #33.

Wolfblade gets dirt blown at him sparkily. Dolphinzord then flies above the city.

HURRI #33.

Dolphinzord sparkily headbutts Wolfblade. Navy Beetlezord skids to a stop, as Crimson Insectizord rolls up beside it.

HURRI #33.

Beetlezord & Insectizord blast Wolfblade repeatedly, until he bursts.

HURRI #33.

Hawkzord flies to our left.

Recycled, per source.

HURRI #33.

Hawkzord fires lasers while flying through the city, bursting Wolfblade sparkily, then flying by the results.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai enters a cavern room, finding a large vault door, and over to the right, a small console which he approaches and begins to operate. He inserts each of the other Rangers' Power Discs into the slots, finally setting down his own, causing them all to shimmer.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai watches as the door opens, then begins to approach the brightly-lit interior.

Trims start to remove him looking over at the door (US replaces it for no reason, in fact). Cuts before he gets closer, US replaces it for no reason, in fact!

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai goes over to the opened vault, pulls out the Lightning Riff Blaster from within, checks it out, talking, then turns around, switches out the neck with his Saber, then readies Power Disc as a pick. He talks, looks at it, then strums the Lightning Riff Blaster with a bright glow of power. Power Spheres begin to slide into place in some mysterious location as he continues to play the Lightning Riff Blaster.Meanwhile, Insectizord drives forth while getting blasted.

Start is split off from prior shot; shot 2 is textless, unlike source.

HURRI #33.

Beetlezord rolls over while explosions erupt around it.

HURRI #33.

Wolfblade sparkily punches Lionzord in the face, and swats Hawkzord away.

HURRI #33.

Wolfblade sparkily slaps Dolphinzord.

HURRI #33.

Dolphinzord is flung away from Wolfblade.

Cuts follow-up of Dolphinzord landing beside Lionzord.

HURRI #33.

Wolfblade acts fierce, as the five Zords approach slowly.

Recycled; fades in from black.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai rushes up onto a rooftop, talking and jerking his arm.

Cuts before he bows.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai plays a quick note on the Lightning Riff Blaster.

Trims start to reduce dialogue.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai strums the Lightning Riff Blaster quickly, causing buildings in the city to shift downward, revealing the Mammothzord.

HURRI #33.

More buildings shift downward and are sealed safely underground, giving Mammothzord a long runway as it slowly rolls forth, Green Samurai continuing to play the Lightning Riff Blaster while watching it roll on.

Shots 2 & 4 are sped-up.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai spins around and spreads arm, as Mammothzord continues driving onward, blowing its horn as its eyes glow.

Trims start to reduce dialogue and cut him pointing; shot 2 is textless, unlike source; shot 2 is also sped-up.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai strums the Lightning Riff Blaster a few more times, talks and points arm forth for a moment.

HURRI #33.

Red Wind Ranger's Power Disc portals into the console, and "Shane" picks it up.

Tinted to match US cockpit lighting, and hopefully cover the fact Shane's skin color got lighter for one shot and his glove changed.

PRNS 1301/1311.

The Winds' & Thunders' morphing sequences.

Recycled, but first time montage in this particular order.

HURRI #33.

On the left, Storm Megazord comes together. On the right, Thunder Megazord comes together.

Recycled, but first time montage, per source.

HURRI #33.

The Storm & Thunder Megazords recombine with Minizord, forming the Thunderstorm Megazord!

Recycled, per source; sped-up.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai extends his leg out and hops around in a circle while playing the Lightning Riff Blaster.

Cuts before he finishes going around.

HURRI #33.

The Power Sphere chamber rotates, Mammothzord trumpets and shoots out three of them, causing Serpent Sword, Ram Hammer, and Turtle Mace to hatch, which Thunderstorm Megazord wields as the Sword and Flail Combo. Wolfblade reacts, as the Megazord stands with its pair of weapons ready. Wolfblade charges forth, leaps up, and gets sparkily slashes at he passes overhead, landing and turning around.

Cuts before he clutches his chest.

HURRI #33.

Thunderstorm Megazord readies Serpent Sword, then sparkily slashes Wolfblade twice with it.

Cuts follow-ups of Megazord using Flail Combo to headbash him, then jabs him with the sword, knocking him away.

HURRI #33.

Wolfblade falls over, clutching one of his mouths. Green Samurai steps up and nod-talks, Red responds in the cockpit by working controls. Thunderstorm Megazord leaps up and floats into the back cavity of Mammothzord. Wolfblade reacts at the sight of the Thunderstorm Ultrazord, which begins to slowly roll forth again, Red gesture hands, the Megazord motions forth, Mammothzord's visor lifts up, the chamber rotates, and out rolls Power Sphere after Power Sphere, as the Megazord keeps donkey punching Mammoth. Mammothzord soon shoots a few more Spheres from its trunk, as dozens of Power Spheres roll or fly toward Wolfblade, sparkily bashing him as they pass.

Shots 10-14 are sped-up; shots 7 & 16 are recycled, per source; cuts follow-ups of Wolfblade getting headbashed by Spheres, then a model shot of Thunderstorm Ultrazord rolling along.

HURRI #33.

In an energy tunnel, the symbols for each of the six Ninja Storm Rangers spin around, visages of the six then appearing as they spin into one. Thunderstorm Ultrazord begins to fire its three energy beams forth (Mammothzord's eyes and Megazord's chest), blasting Wolfblade with a concentrated bolt, that causes him to crackle, fall limp and collapse, and explode massively. The five cockpit Rangers cheer, while Green Samurai raises his arm in the air from the rooftop.

Cuts follow-up of Mammothzord trumpeting triumphantly.

HURRI #33.

Green Samurai lowers his arm and nod-talks.

Recycled, trims start.

Ending Credits