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#93:

MMPR 235: "Lights, Camera, Action".

Features Footage from (bold = new footage): Zyuranger, episodes 8 & 22; and Dairanger, episodes 8, 10, 11, 12, 33, & 42.

The complete program, from "Today on" to end of Saban logo, lasts roughly 20:49;07.

"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 1.

Medium shot.

Number of uses this episode: 1.

Zordon Face 2.

Close shot.

Number of uses this episode: 4.

Source

Description

Edit Note

MMPR 151.

Static image of Angel Grove High School crest sign, tilted angle, high on building exterior.

Recycled; fades in from black.

Unoriginal stock.

A bunch of old newsreel footage and photos are strung together concerning the creation of TV.

Altered to fit in antique television set.

MMPR 202.

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

Recycled; transitions in.

MMPR 236.

Close on the steps in the throneroom, as Zedd walks down them, one at a time.

Recycled; Mirror-flipped.

MMPR 217.

Downward angle on throneroom, as Zedd walks down from throne and heads over to balcony steps, Baboo & Squatt cowering to our left, and Goldar kneels on the right.

Recycled. Runs a few frames longer.

MMPR 206.

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

Recycled.

MMPR 218, 233 & ZYU #02.

New morphing sequence, all six.

Recycled. Red helmet now runs connected again. Fades to white.

DAI #10.

Zoom out from the Lion head crotch piece over the Firebird waist, as Thunder Megazord poses with fists out at sides.

Recycled. Fades in from black.

MMPR 239.

Yellow Ranger leaps in from our right, flipping over and footsweeping Z-Putty down.

Yes, footage from "Forever Friends", which...

DAI #11.

As magnet staff's red-N tip comes into frame, flips around, and glows red, Thunder Megazord's chest magnet glows blue,
causing bluish electricity to crackle about, until it and everything around spark bursts brightly.

Recycled.

MMPR 239.

Directly upward angle as Red Ranger tucks in and flips over camera under blue sky.

... Hadn't aired yet when this episode debuted. And, as far as we know currently...

MMPR 239.

Zoom out as Red lands amid Z-Putties, ducks under as one kicks over him.

... This episode was most likely filmed before that one. Why the usage ahead of time?...

DAI #42.

Zoom out as Silverhorns crosses hands out from in front of lighted eye and spreads arms, unleashing multicolored beams of energy from his multitude of horns,
causing RDTZWM to writhe and turn around, before spark bursting brightly.

Recycled.

MMPR 239.

Zoom in as White Ranger twirls up at cave entrance and slashes Saba into the screen.

... Because Saban intended this episode to be the 100th...

DAI #08.

Thunder Megazord sparkily slashes past Jaws of Destruction.

... So, in editing, it was likely decided that...

MMPR 239.

Pink poses as she leaps to our right.

... They could use footage from any episode intended to run before this one...

MMPR 239.

Close on Pink as she spins away from Z-Putty and poses again.

... But Fox Kids, as you can tell from the show numbers...

DAI #12.

Zoom out, as Thunder Megazord catches Saber up in front of face, slashes it from our right to left.

Recycled.

MMPR 239.

Close on Black as he kicks into off-frame Z-Putty twice, then turns to our left.

... Didn't seem to care about what Saban intended for airing order, running them...

DAI #12.

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.

MMPR 239.

Blue Ranger flips over completely.

... in order of completion, after having given them numbering...

MMPR 239.

Close on Blue Ranger as he nod-talks and points to our slight right.

... in some insane nonsensical order thanks to the chaos of the recasting. Savvy?

DAI #11.

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

Recycled.

MMPR 106.

Selected clips from "Food Fight".

Recycled. Fades in. Nothing new.

ZYU #08.

Yellow and Pink Rangers are pulled forth by their weapons.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Close up of Pudgy Pig getting a mouthful of Power Daggers and Power Bow.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Close up of Pudgy Pig's curly tail springing in delight.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Close up of Pudgy Pig munching down on Bow and Daggers.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Still lying on the roof, Yellow and Pink Rangers reach out futilely, appearing dejected.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Zoom in as Blue Ranger leaps up and at us with Power Lance.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Close up of Pudgy Pig snagging lance as it picks his nose, guiding it into his mouth.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Blue Ranger holds onto lance as it goes deeper in Pudgy Pig's mouth, until the monster kicks him in the chest.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Pudgy Pig smacks aside axe attack, but when Black Ranger strikes against, he snags the weapon, leading it to his maw.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Close up of Black Ranger getting bopped in the face by Pudgy Pig's arm.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Close up of Pudgy Pig gnawing on Power Axe as Black holds onto it.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Another close up of Pudgy Pig's curly tail springing in delight.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Power Sword twirls up through the sky.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Pudgy Pig catches sword in mouth, devouring it whole.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Yet another close up of Pudgy Pig's curly tail, springing quickly out once until it's almost straight.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Red Ranger reaches out in protest, before holding up arms in slight pose.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Rangers watch him eat, then turn to Yellow, who gives a thumbs up and pulls out radish.

Recycled. Fades in.

ZYU #08.

Close up of radish being stuck into sandwich by Yellow.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Yellow holds up sandwich, nod-talks, then prepares to toss it.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Yellow throws sandwich over the side and into the air.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Pudgy Pig catches Yellow's sandwich successfully in his mouth, munching it up.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Sharp zoom in on five Rangers atop orange machine, looking on, fixated, with empty plates.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Pudgy Pig pukes out burst of yellow smoke.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Close up of food being vomitted onto ground.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Pudgy Pig pukes out burst of yellow smoke.

Recycled, trimmed to end.

ZYU #08.

Sharp zoom in on five Rangers atop orange machine, tossing aside plates, Yellow looking victorious and Pink congratulating her.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Close up of Pudgy Pig puking up Power Sword and Power Lance.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Blue and Red Rangers leap from alternate sides, snatching weapons out of the air.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Side close up of Pudgy Pig puking up Power Axe.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Power Axe flies through the air and Black Ranger catches it.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Close up of Pudgy Pig puking up Power Daggers.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Yellow Ranger rolls to the side, snags Power Daggers, and poses.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Close up of Pudgy Pig puking up Power Bow.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Pink Ranger leaps up and grabs Power Bow.

Recycled.

ZYU #08.

Zoom out as Pudgy Pig's cheeks sink in, staggering and smoking from crash diet.

Recycled.

MMPR 202.

Slightly downward angle close-up of Lord Zedd on balcony, talking as camera lowers to level ground,
he reaches right hand up in front of mouth region and snaps it into a fist, as Goldar lurks in background the whole time.

Recycled. Transitions in.

MMPR 201.

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

Recycled.

MMPR 201.

The back of Zedd fires electricity from his staff at the cut-out of Earth, as the back of Goldar watches.

Recycled.

DAI #33.

Television camera slides in and morphs into the Showbiz Monster, standing in front of a wide, walkway bridge.

Morphing effects added.
Cuts his stepping in and zoom out.

DAI #33.

Close upward angle on Showbiz Monster, crossing and spreading arms, moving his mouth all creepily.


MMPR 217.

Command Center exterior, close, ground level angle.

Recycled.

MMPR 102.

Command Center's alarm light spins.

Recycled.

MMPR 139.

Downward-ish angle on Alpha at main console, as he finishes pressing button, then leans back and talks upward,
arms raised, elbows bent, fretting, before turning completely around and walking away.

Recycled.

MMPR 139.

Alpha hurries down the walkway to the Viewing Globe, arms up and elbows bent, then leans in as he watches the off-frame Globe.

Recycled.

DAI #33.

Pan up, close, on Showbiz Monster as he lands and turns to our right.

Altered to fit in Viewing Globe.

DAI #33.

Close on Showbiz Monster as he motions right arm in a circle, then pulls it back, zoom in on his hideous face.

Altered to fit in Viewing Globe.

MMPR 127.

Distant shot near/behind Viewing Globe, as Alpha 5 watches it, jerking arms up and down while talking, then turns around to Zordon as he talks.

Recycled.

MMPR 155.

Downward angle on Command Center console area, as Alpha walks slowly across the center, motioning arms and talking.

Recycled.

DAI #33.

Close upward angle on Showbiz Monster, pointing forth, then crossing and spreading arms, moving his mouth all creepily.

Recycled, but runs longer at start; fades to black.

MMPR 156.

Downward-ish angle on Alpha at main console, talking up toward Zordon for a moment, then leaning forward and typing on keypad for a moment,
before raising hands, elbows bent, tapping sides of head briefly as he talks with a glance upward, before leaning back down and dropping arms.

Recycled.

MMPR 217.

Command Center exterior, close, ground level angle.

Recycled. Transitions in.

DAI #33.

Close upward angle on Showbiz Monster, pointing forth, then crossing and spreading arms, moving his mouth all creepily.

Recycled. Altered to fit in Viewing Globe.

DAI #33.

Close upward angle on Showbiz Monster, pointing forth, then crossing and spreading arms, moving his mouth all creepily.

Recycled.

DAI #33.

Close on Showbiz Monster, motioning right arm out of frame, then gesturing both arms into a quick posing action.

Cuts start to remove transition from human form.

DAI #33.

Close on Showbiz Monster, laughing, then pointing forth, and finally gesturing arm away.


MMPR 202.

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

Recycled.

MMPR 203.

As shot zooms out, Zedd turns away from Earth, and steps down from balcony, walking to Goldar, who talks and eventually bows before him.

Recycled.

MMPR 203.

Continued, as Goldar watches from our left, Zedd turns back to the Earth, walking back to railing as shot zooms in and he motions his arms in anticipation.

Recycled.

MMPR 204.

Squatt & Baboo cowering to our left, Goldar to the right, but close on Zedd, turning head from our left to our slight right,
waggling fingers near mouth as he gets close-up to us, his visor covered with condensation.

Recycled.

MMPR 233.

Zedd steps in from our right, in front of fan vent, turning sharply to us, red light glowing off-frame as he menacingly gestures right hand partially in frame at lower left.

Recycled.

MMPR 233.

Close-up of Zedd's left hand, held up and back, as he creates a growth grenade out of electricity, then pitches it forth.

Recycled.

MMPR 233.

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

Recycled, greened-up version.

DAI #33.

Explosion erupts into a massive fireball engulfing the screen.

Recycled, fades out.

DAI #33.

Showbiz Monster rises up gigantically amid fading updraft of smoke, leaning forth and gesturing sword.

Fades in.

MMPR 239.

Track and pull along the line of five Power Rangers, as they motion arms in unison, summoning to the sky.

Another bit shot for the as-yet-unaired "Forever Friends" ep, used ahead of time.
But this use has lightning effects and runs a few frames longer!

DAI #42.

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

Recycled. White flash before.

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.

DAI #33.

Red Dragon Thunderzord snakes through the air, silhouetted against the red dusk sun.


DAI #33.

The five Thunderzords race along the mountainous terrain together, very wide shot.

Probably recycled.
I haven't been keeping too keen an eye on the really technical variations of this shot.

DAI #10.

Red Dragon Thunderzord flies through the sky, crackling with bluish electricity, and transforms into Warrior Mode, soaring to our left.

Recycled.

DAI #10.

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 #10.

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

Recycled.

DAI #10.

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

Recycled.

DAI #33.

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

Recycled.

DAI #33.

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

Recycled.

DAI #33 & 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 #33.

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

Recycled, per source, but orange dusk tinted.

DAI #33.

Pan up as Showbiz Monster rushes forth, slashing sword about.


DAI #33.

Zoom out as Thunder Megazord stands solemn and unmoving, as Showbiz runs its way.


DAI #33.

Close on Showbiz, rushing toward us, motioning sword in anticipation.


DAI #33.

Slow push in on Thunder Megazord, still... uhh, still.


DAI #33.

Close on Showbiz's feet as the rush up, come together, and jump up.


DAI #33.

Showbiz leaps up so high he rises above the edge of the sunset, readying sword as he comes down at us.


DAI #33.

Close on Thunder Megazord's sheath, as it grips it with one hand and pulls the Saber out with the other.


DAI #33.

Against the setting sun, Thunder Megazord slashes saber forth, causing Showbiz to flip completely over its head.


DAI #33.

Showbiz falls onto his back, quaking the battlefield, but quickly gets up.


DAI #33.

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, but orange dusk tinted, both per source.

DAI #33.

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

Recycled, repeats, but orange dusk tinted, all per source.

DAI #33.

Close on Showbiz as yellow energy slice cuts through him, causing him to writhe about while random spots of yellow glowing expand out as bright flaring rings.


DAI #33.

Thunder Megazord watches in the background, as Showbiz Monster writhes, sparkles, and starts to fall backward, only to fade into a bevvy of colorful fireworks.


DAI #08.

Close on Thunder Megazord as it turns around completely, to its left.


DAI #08.

Different close-up of Thunder Saber being sheathed by the Megazord than usual.


DAI #08.

Facing an uncomfortably close dusk sun, Thunder Megazord finishes resheathing saber, then steps forth, and lowers arms victoriously.


MMPR 233.

Close on Zedd, sitting on his throne, as he gestures hands and fingers annoyedly, giving a bodily shake, then leaning forth, gripping arm rests, stewing in his rage.
Did I mention the whole time, the camera rotates a good 90 degrees to our right?

Recycled, end is trimmed but runs longer at start.
Fades to black.

Ending Credits


Updated 2011