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#68:

MMPR 208: "The Beetle Invasion".

Features Footage from: Zyuranger, episodes 4 & 22; Dairanger, episodes 5, 9, 10, 11, 20, 23, 30, 40, 44, & 48 ; and episodes 6 & 21 of Zyu2.

The complete program, from "Today on" to end of Saban logo, lasts roughly 20:45;09.

"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

Zordon Face 2.

Close shot.

Number of uses this episode: 7.

Zordon Face Extra.

Superimposed onto tube above Tommy, quiet then talky.

Number of uses this episode: 1.

Source

Description

Edit Note

Original stock.

Slight zoom in on exterior of Youth Center, crowd heading for the entrance as dark haired girl passes to our right near skateboarder.

Identical car placement to 152-160-104 set.
Fades in from black.

Original stock.

Slow push in on the Lunar Palace, Zedd's balcony; slightly higher angle.

Alternate take of shot from 201; led into by sequence section from 205;
fades out to next shot.

MMPR 201.

Lord Zedd stands at throne, turning from our left to our right as shot zooms in, and he emits his red ray vision.

Recycled.

MMPR 201.

Lord Zedd stands beside his throne, back to us, looking at the cut-out of Earth,
emitting his eyebeam, which soon halts and he turns to our right.

Recycled, but runs longer than prior use.

MMPR 201.

Standing at balcony railing with Goldar in the background, Zedd is turning around, facing our slight right,
his right arm out wide, he talks, then suddenly thrusts his staff forth, as it crackles and flashes with energy.

Recycled.

MMPR 202.

Straight upward angle on Lunar Palace, beneath Zedd's balcony, as dark stormclouds roll across the skies above.

Recycled; transitions in via wipe.

MMPR 202.

Zedd has his back to us while standing at balcony railing, he jolts, and turns completely around as shot zooms out,
arms raised as he addresses a crowd of six Z-Putties, with Goldar to our left on the balcony with him.

Recycled.

MMPR 202.

Close side angle on Goldar on balcony, raising his sword up in the air with both hands,
cheering/talking while lifting it up and down, finally lowering it as he ceases.

Recycled, but runs longer at start than prior use.

MMPR 101 & 118.

Kim & Tommy's morphing sequences

Recycled. Flash before and after Tommy.

MMPR 101 & ZYU #02.

Standard morphing sequence, main four.

Recycled. Fades to white.

ZYU2 #6.

Red, Black, Blue, and Yellow Rangers flip over camera at alternating angles under a deep blue sky.

Recycled, but cuts Pink.

MMPR 202.

Straight upward angle on Lunar Palace, beneath Zedd's balcony, as dark stormclouds roll across the skies above.

Recycled; fades out to next shot.

MMPR Pilot.

Standard Command Center exterior.

Recycled.

ZYU2 #6.

Red, Black, Blue, Yellow and Pink Rangers flip over camera at alternating angles under a deep blue sky.

Recycled, but runs fully for first time;
Fades in from white.

ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle leaps up, arms raised, and dives over the camera beneath the clear, sunny sky, pan up to follow his path.


ZYU2 #21.

Zoom out as Stag Beetle lands in the distance, turns and faces Black, as his four teammates regroup around him.


ZYU2 #21.

Close, upward crooked angle on Stag Beetle as he claps his arms together several times, then raising them up.


ZYU2 #21.

Zoom out as the five Rangers, facing our left, hold out their Blade Blasters in saber mode, then dash forth.


ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle deflects Black, then Red, then Yellow, sparkily slashing her, blocking Blue & Yellow's strikes, ducks under Blue's kick,
sparkily slashes Pink, then the same to Blue, ducks under Red's kick, then blocks his hit and sparkily slashes back, finally blocks Black's strike,
flips him over, but he rolls back up to confront him.


ZYU2 #21.

Close on Black getting sparkily slashed in the chest by Stag Beetle.


ZYU2 #21.

Black falls and rolls to a crouch as his teammates regroup defensively behind him.


ZYU2 #21.

Close, upward crooked angle on Stag Beetle as he claps his arms together several times, then raising them up.

Recycled; fades to black.

ZYU2 #21.

Continued from two shots ago, as his teammates remain defensively behind him, Black stands, motions arm, then zoom in as he jumps.

Fades in from black.

ZYU2 #21.

Zoom in as Black leaps up and slashes Blade at the screen.


ZYU2 #21.

Black dives over the camera, passing by Stag Beetle who sparkily slashes him on the way by.


ZYU2 #21.

As seen between Stag's legs, Black falls in the distance, then gets up in a defensive crouch.


ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle clamps arms repeatedly, then raises them and rushes forth.


ZYU2 #21.

Stag dashes past Black, who ducks and rolls under his arm, turns, kicks high, misses, gets closer, kicks again,
it's blocked, strikes Blade, Beetle blocks it and grabs his hands, flipping him over. Black gets up, only to have the monster grab him and toss him.


ZYU2 #21.

Upward shot of Black being thrown through the air by Stag Beetle.


ZYU2 #21.

Side angle repeat of Black getting being thrown through the air by Stag Beetle.


ZYU2 #21.

Zoom out as Black lands roughly, his four teammates rallying around him, defensively.


ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle jerks his arms about, then zoom in as he steps forth, leans down and fires green electricity from his horns.


ZYU2 #21.

The five Rangers are thrown back by a combination of their chests and the ground spark bursting in succession.


ZYU2 #21.

The Rangers fall, then roll down the side of a small hill slope.


ZYU2 #21.

Close on Stag Beetle as he motions his arms excitedly from side to side.


ZYU2 #21.

The Rangers finish rolling, and wearily recover, Red leading the charge to rise back to their feet.


ZYU2 #21.

Close on Red, standing straight up.


ZYU2 #21.

Pink & Black leap up and strike at screen with Blades.


ZYU2 #21.

Blue & Yellow leap up and strike at screen with Blades.


ZYU2 #21.

Red leaps up, flips over, and slashes Blade at the screen.


ZYU2 #21.

The five Rangers all slash down at the crouching Stag Beetle at once, in a circle.


ZYU2 #21.

POV straight upward angle of the circle of five Rangers connecting Blades and pressing down, only to suddenly jerk up and release.


ZYU2 #21.

The five Rangers are thrown away from the camera, falling and rolling, before getting up in weary crouches.


ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle holds his claws together, but spaced apart, to his right, causing a crackling ball of yellow energy,
which powers up, zoom in as he tosses it forth right through us.


ZYU2 #21.

The five Rangers are standing together when a massive dust burst erupts behind them, followed by a second one right in front of them.


ZYU2 #21.

Repeat, closer, on the Rangers being surrounded by a pair of massive dust burst eruptions.

Follow-up shot of Stag with Z-Putties is US,
likely replacing a similar shot with regular Putties.

ZYU2 #21.

The five Rangers lie there on the ground, amid the fading smoke, unable to get up, trying and failing miserably.


ZYU2 #21.

Zoom out as Red gets back up, staggers back, clutching shoulder. Black rises, touches his arm and nod-talks determinedly,
Yellow gets on Red's other side, touching his bad shoulder while nod-talking, then turning forward and making a fist, prompting Red to turn to her.


ZYU2 #21.

Red touches Yellow's shoulder, nod-talks to her, then turns completely around and runs off to our left.
Blue & Black reach out for him in protest, Black pounding fist into palm, raising a fist then reluctantly rushes off after him, followed by Pink, Blue, and Yellow, who keep an eye behind them.


ZYU2 #21.

Red runs up a hill, turns, waves arm urging his team on, then continues on, followed by the other Rangers, running away from the battle.

Altered to fit in Viewing Globe.

ZYU2 #21.

The five Rangers run like hell down a long trail, dust bursts exploding repeatedly, right behind them.

Lead-in shot was another US replacement of the monster with Z-Putties.

ZYU2 #21.

Repeat straight on as the Rangers beat feet in the race to avoid the dust burstings nipping at their heels.


ZYU2 #21.

The Rangers reach the end of the road, stopping right at the edge of a steep cliff, turning to face their fates.

Follow-up is another US replacement of Stag & Z-Putties.

ZYU2 #21.

Facing away from the cliff, the Rangers pose defensively, prepared for their final stand.

Follow-up is another US replacement of Stag & Z-Putties.

ZYU2 #21.

Still facing the monster, dropping the poses, the Rangers are slowly pushed backwards,
taking every remaining inch on the cliff edge, Black touching Red's shoulder and talking.

Follow-up is US replacements of Green Ranger, then Stag & Z-Putties.

ZYU2 #21.

As crackling bolts of green and yellow energy strike over them, Red crouches down,
prompting his four teammates to quickly do the same, though confused.

Follow-up is US replacements of Green Ranger.

ZYU2 #21.

Black & Pink slowly unduck and glance about above them, before standing and facing our left.


ZYU2 #21.

Yellow & Blue stand up, glancing about above them confused, before looking to our right.


ZYU2 #21.

Close on Red as he spreads arms, steps forward then points right hand directly forth, just to our slight left,
then lowers it, before spreading arms and glancing quickly about.

Recycled, but first in original context
and a little longer on both ends.

ZYU2 #21.

Zoom out as the Rangers pose with their Power Weapons.

Need I note the lead-in shot was another US replacement of Stag & Z-Putties?
Or that there's an unused regular Putties & Stag exploding shot in the opening credits?

ZYU #04.

Upward shot of all five Power Weapons connecting in a circle and surging with electricity.

Electricity added. Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Zoom out from helmet, as Black Ranger shifts Power Axe into blaster mode before throwing it.

Colorful prism-like effects added to Power Axe. Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Power Axe floats up and hovers in the air.

Colorful prism-like effects added to Power Axe and white outline given to it.
Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Zoom out from helmet, as Pink Ranger crosses Power Bow to her side then flings it upward.

Colorful prism-like effects added to Power Bow as it's thrown.
Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Power Bow materializes in a blue flash of energy, connected across the barrel of the Power Axe blaster.

Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Zoom out from helmet, as Yellow Ranger twirls Power Daggers, crosses arms, then throws them upward.

Yellow energy effects added to Power Daggers as they're crossed.
Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Power Daggers materialize in a blue flash of energy, connected to the bottom side of the Power Bow.

Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Zoom out from helmet, as Blue Ranger holds both ends of Power Lance in the air, then throws them upward.

Blue electricity effects added to Power Lance, surging between them when held up.
Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Power Lances materialize in a blue flash of energy, connected to the bottom side of the Power Bow next to Daggers.

Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Close up of Red Ranger as he looks up, gestures arms while holding Power Sword, and leaps up.

Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Red Ranger floats up to combined weapons and prepares Sword to add to them.

Lances & Daggers, then Bow & Axe, gleam with power colors briefly.
Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Power Sword flashes with red power as it connects with combined weapons, forming the Power Blaster in a flash of blue energy.

Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Red Ranger drops back down from the air with Power Blaster in his hand.

Power Blaster crackles with bluish electricity.
Recycled.

ZYU #04.

After Red Ranger lands, the other four Rangers join his side, each grabbing onto the Power Blaster or (in the girls' cases) touching his shoulders.

Power Blaster crackles with bluish electricity at the start.
Recycled.

ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle clamps arms repeatedly, then raises them.

Recycled, trims rushing off.

ZYU #04.

Five Rangers remain together as Power Blaster unleashes five beams of power at the screen.

Recycled.

ZYU #04.

Combined beam (purple at the front, red fire at center, blue edges, yellow and pink spiral outside) blasts across the screen.

Recycled.

ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle is struck with the combined beam, causing him to flare with yellow light,
zoom out as he crackles with orange electricty, falls over, and explodes brightly.


ZYU2 #21.

Facing our left, the Rangers don't seem too excited, all looking at Red, including Blue, who steps ahead of him.


MMPR 203.

Standing on balcony, Lord Zedd raises his left hand, creates a growth grenade, says something,
then pitches it over the railing, causing flashing of light, which makes Goldar cover his eyes.

Recycled.

MMPR 203.

Aerial left-pass of mountain range, as Zedd's growth grenade floats past us through the air.

Recycled.

ZYU2 #21.

Facing our left, the Rangers don't seem too excited, all looking at Red, including Blue, who steps ahead of him,
leading to Red stepping forward and nodding.

Recycled, but runs fully.

DAI #09.

Explosion erupts into a massive fireball engulfing the screen.

Recycled, fades into next shot.

ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle rises gigantically amid fading smoke, holding arms up and forth, menacingly.

Fades in from prior.

ZYU2 #21.

The Rangers see the giant monster to our slight left, so they raise arms and look to our slight right, summoning.


DAI #05.

Bluish-white lightning strikes down diagonally, repeatedly, against dangerously dark and storm skies.

Recycled.

ZYU #22.

Close on Black Ranger, as he goes from posing to our left, to posing to our right, all three motions.

Recycled.

MMPR 203.

Mastodon Dinozord charges to our left along mountainous terrain, suddenly gets struck by lightning, and morphs into Lion Thunderzord.

Recycled.

ZYU #22.

Close on Pink Ranger, raising both arms at sides then crossing at the wrist in front of chest, bending down and throwing arms back like wings
before standing back up and crossing arms as she holds right arm up and back while left hand is held poised near waist.

Recycled.

MMPR 203.

Pteradactyl Dinozord flies to our left along mountainous terrain, suddenly gets struck by lightning, and morphs into Firebird Thunderzord.

Recycled.

ZYU #22.

Close on Blue Ranger, crossing arms in front of face before posing down in a crouch, then another to our left.

Recycled.

MMPR 203.

Triceratops Dinozord glides to our left along mountainous terrain, suddenly gets struck by lightning, and morphs into Unicorn Thunderzord.

Recycled.

ZYU #22.

Close on Yellow Ranger, punches left hand forth, right hand down, left hand down with right arm up behind her in a pose.
Then quickly punches with right hand downward, before thrusting left hand outward, right arm curled behind.

Recycled.

MMPR 203.

Sabertooth Tiger Dinozord races to our left along mountainous terrain, suddenly gets struck by lightning, and morphs into Griffin Thunderzord.

Recycled.

ZYU #22.

Close on Red Ranger, posing with arms up, crossing to a pose to our left, then a final one to our right.

Recycled.

MMPR 203.

Tyrannosaurus Dinozord marches to our left along mountainous terrain, suddenly gets struck by lightning, and morphs into Red Dragon Thunderzord.

Recycled; White flash after it.

DAI #20.

The five Thunderzords race along the mountainous terrain together, slightly wider shot.

Recycled.

DAI #30.

Red Dragon Thunderzord curls through the air above the mountainous terrain, a tiny Red Ranger riding atop its head.

Recycled.

DAI #05.

As fire burns in background, Red Dragon's roaring head comes into frame, very close-up.

Recycled.

DAI #05.

As fire burns in background and electricty crackles about, Red Dragon folds neck back, as tail folds up, both forming into upward legs.

Recycled.

DAI #05.

Against fiery background, Red Dragon's front claws snap together in a flash to form a humanoid arm.

Recycled.

DAI #05.

Against fiery background, Red Dragon's back claws snap together in a flash to form another humanoid arm.

Recycled.

DAI #05.

As flames rage behind it, side angle on Red Dragon's head, as it folds down, zoom in as a humanoid face is revealed beneath.

Recycled.

DAI #05.

As flames rage behind it, Red Dragon's neck and tail twist into legs, claw-hands form into arms, all making up its new body.

Recycled.

DAI #05.

In front of blaze and amid electricity, Red Dragon's new head floats into slot on body, connecting in a flash.
As the flash fades, gone is the burning backdrop, as Red Dragon's new humanoid form spins to life beneath a blue sky, amid continued crackling of electricity.

Recycled.

DAI #05.

Red Dragon Thunderzord in Warrior Mode rises up beneath the cloudy sky, lowering raised arms to a battle ready position,
as the crackling lightning around it ceases, replaced by a fancy spectrum shimmer behind it.

Recycled.

DAI #05.

RDTZWM's feet touch down on the ground, kicking up dust.

Recycled.

DAI #05.

RDTZWM stands tall over the camera in upward shot.

Recycled.

DAI #09.

Track right, as Unicorn folds up into leg, Lion folds up into chest-plate & helmet, Griffin folds up into leg, and Firebird curls around into a... uhh, skirt.
Each gets struck by their respective colored lightning, green for Black, natch.

Recycled.

DAI #09.

Zoom in as RDTZWM leaps down from the sky, legs poised outward.

Recycled.

DAI #09.

Circle around Unicorn & Griffin legs as Red Dragon's legs land inside them, while Firebird waist slips around its hips.

Recycled.

DAI #09.

Lion's chestplate connects to Red Dragon's body, as its feet slide over its arms to form armored arms.

Recycled.

DAI #09.

Close on Red Dragon's head as the helmet locks down over it. Pan down to green gem on chest plate.

Recycled.

DAI #09 & MMPR 203.

Freeze frame on green chest gem, as the five Power Rangers in the Megazord cockpit superimposes within,
as they reach out and up with their right hands, then gesture them around into fists, before grabbing controls. A bright flash erupts to conclude it, engulfing the screen.

Recycled.

DAI #09.

Zoom out as lightning crackles about, as the Thunder Megazord stands, fully formed.

Recycled.

ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle clamps arms together a few times, then slowly marches forth as shot zooms in.


MMPR 203.

In Thunder Megazord cockpit, zoom out from Red as the team crosses their arms in front of their faces,
gesture fists to palms, then give thumbs up.

Recycled.

DAI #44.

Thunder Megazord poses battle ready amid smoke, and marches forth.


ZYU2 #21.

Close on Stag Beetle, holding claws in front, then pulling arms back and clamping them forth.


DAI #48.

Bright sparks burst about against the Thunder Megazord (and White Tigerzord, shh!)

Cuts before White Tigerzord stumbles further into frame.

ZYU2 #21.

Sparks finish falling and the smoke starts to clear, as Stag Beetle remains poised.


DAI #44.

Zoom out as Thunder Megazord topples onto its chest, quaking the ground and knocking up dust, until it leans over onto its left arm to look back.


ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle approaches and looms over the camera, before kicking right foot into the screen.


ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle kicks the downed (original, shh!) Megazord, causing a very bright bursting of sparks and smoke.


ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle, continuing to loom over the camera, leans way back and clamps arms together.


MMPR 203.

In Thunder Megazord cockpit, things are shaky, smoke rises from behind Yellow, until Black, glancing back at her, starts grabbing and turning knobs at his controls, causing things to stabilize.

Partially recycled, but runs longer than prior use.

DAI #44.

Zoom out as Thunder Megazord appears to stand up and pose battle ready amid a cloud of dust.

Recycled.

ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle clamp-claps his claws, then raises arms up, slowly walking forth, clamp-clapping again.


DAI #40.

Close on Thunder Megazord's feet as they stagger back amid a bunch of smoke.

Cuts before pan up.

DAI #11.

Close-up of Thunder Megazord's right fist coming into frame, then turning palm-down.

Recycled.

DAI #23.

Close on Thunder Megazord as it pulls back its right fist, then punches into the camera.

Recycled.

ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle falls and rolls along the dusty ground.


DAI #10.

Upward-facing camera tracks in a semi-circle so it's directly under Thunder Megazord, as it steps forth and poses battle ready.

Recycled.

Original stock.

In Thunder Megazord cockpit, zoom out fully after the Rangers, in unison, release controls, thrust elbows out to sides,
then cross right arms to left shoulders, then outward in slashing motion.

Alternate take of identical shot from MMPR 203.

DAI #40.

Close on Thunder Megazord's sheath, holding it with its left hand, and pulling out the saber with its right.


DAI #40.

Thunder Megazord unsheaths saber, holds it high, then slashes it down into the screen.


ZYU2 #21.

(Original, shh!) Megazord's saber slashes into Stag Beetle, sparkily cutting off both of his horns.


DAI #40.

Thunder Megazord raises saber back up high, as smoke wafts nearby.

Cuts before it turns and looks at something.

ZYU2 #21.

Stag Beetle staggers back, severed horns smoking, as he raises his arms to them in pain.


DAI #20.

Extreme close-up of Thunder Megazord's face as its eyes glow yellow, while lightning flashes off-frame.

Recycled.

DAI #20.

Side angle on Thunder Megazord as it keeps Saber held outward, but turns the blade vertically, causing it to surge with yellow electricity.

Recycled.

DAI #20.

As Saber surges with yellow electricity, blue lightning crackling about the background, Thunder Megazord pulls it back from its right, and holds it up against left shoulder.
This causes the blue lightning to fade into a drawn backdrop of waterfalls, eyes flashing, as Thunder Megazord steps forth and slashes Saber diagonally downward.

Recycled.

DAI #20.

Close-up side angle of Saber slashing, leaving yellow-shaped energy trails behind.

Recycled.

ZYU2 #21.

As Thunder Saber energy trails flick against him and a purple horizontal slash cuts through also, sparks and rings expand out against Stag Beetle,
zoom out as red electricity crackles about, and he falls onto his back, flaring out into a bright light.

Explosion possibly cut.

DAI #20.

Thunder Megazord finishes turning around, facing the camera in front of the monster's explosion, and begins to re-sheath Saber.

Recycled.

DAI #20.

Close-up of Thunder Saber being sheathed by the Megazord.

Recycled.

DAI #20.

Track forth toward Thunder Megazord in upward shot, as it finishes sheathing Saber, then lowers arms and steps ahead victoriously.

Recycled.

MMPR 201.

Close, reverse angle, static shot, of Zedd's palace's balcony.

Recycled.

MMPR 206.

Close-up of Goldar's face, held high, talking while lowering head for a moment, then back up high, sword coming into view also.

Recycled.

Ending Credits


Updated 2011