|Power Rangers In Space|
|"The Delta Discovery"|
|Original Air Date: 4/11/98||Featuring Footage From:
Megaranger #20 - Tanomu ze! Shin Robo Deruta Mega (Please! The New Robot Delta Mega)
Regular Season Continues
(6th Season By Series)
*Official Fox Kids Show Number PR-611
*11th episode of PRiS
*261st total Power Rangers episode
|Writer: Judd Lynn||Director: Koichi Sakamoto|
Tracy Lynn Cruz **AS** Ashley (Yellow Ranger)
Patricia Ja Lee **AS** Cassie (Pink Ranger)
Christopher Khayman Lee **AS** Andros (Red Ranger)
Roger Velasco **AS** Carlos (Black Ranger)
Selwyn Ward **AS** T.J. (Blue Ranger)
Melody Perkins **AS** Astronema
Hilary Shepard Turner **AS** Divatox
Donene Kistler **AS** Alpha 6
Wendee Lee **AS** Alpha 6 (voice)
Julie Kliewer **AS** D.E.C.A. (voice)
Alex Dodd **AS** The Phantom Ranger (voice)
Christopher Cho **AS** Dark Specter (voice)
Walter Lang **AS** Ecliptor (voice)
Kenny Graceson **AS** Elgar
David Umansky **AS** Elgar (voice)
Ed Neil **AS** Rygog
Walter Lang **AS* Rygog (voice)
? **AS** Crocovile (voice)
[Recap of "The Wasp With A Heart"]
The show begins on the planet Hercuron, where Divatox, Rygog and her army of Piranahtrons are taking away a cell containing Zordon! The bottom part of his energy tube is already showing signs of power draining by Dark Specter's lava. As he is being towed off, a P-Tron notices a mysterious partially invisible presence nearby. Not surprisingly, it turns out to be The Phantom Ranger, who is hot on Zordon's trail. He rushes off and records a message into a device, telling the Power Rangers his location. Barely finishing his transmission, Phanty aims the device in a gun to the sky, when it's shot out of his hand before launching. Divatox and her Piranahtron army have discovered him, but even surrounded by evil he races for the launcher gun, fighting off P-Trons, before blasting the recording device into space. It soars in the direction of the Astro Megaship, where it is intercepted by DECA.
The Rangers view Phanty's emergency message, Cassie still appearing to hold feelings for the mysterious enigmatic Ranger. His news of Zordon's location gives them hope, so they quickly set a Hyper Rush Nine course for Hercuron. Zordy's energy tube is still being carted off by P-Trons, while Phanty is engaged into an outnumbered battle with a gang of fish brains. Finally tossing enough off him, He makes an invisible break for Zordon, but as he sprints toward the captured Eltarian, Astronema and her posse of Quantrons make an explosive teleportation in! She has some of her Q-Trons help speed up the delivery of Zordon, before firing her Wrath Staff at Phantom Ranger, which sends him flying back against a tree and causing him armor damage. No rest for the Phantom, as he now has to fight Q-Trons and P-Trons combined! Zordon's tube is finally taken aboard Divatox's new ship, as Elgar contacts Astronema to tell her the Rangers are on their way. Divatox is angry upon learning her nephew is now working for her arch rival! Diva starts mocking Astronema in her usual childish way, when Dark Specter appears in the skies above, ordering Astronema to attack Earth. This will distract the Rangers from finding Zordon and give Divatox enough time to take old bluehead secretly off to another planet. With Phantom Ranger busy fighting for his life against the drones, Divatox takes off in her new spacecraft along with the captive Zordon!
Phanty is helpless to stop Divatox from getting away, but has other things to worry about. Like Ecliptor, who pops up and bashes him around with his Ecliptsword! The Rangers Galaxy Glide down to Hercuron, as Ecliptor prepares the killing blows on the already weary Phantom. He calls off the 'Trons and is ready to finish off Phantom himself, when the Rangers Astro Blast him away. Astronema prevents Ecliptor from taking on Our Heroes by calling him back to the Dark Fortress. Phantom Ranger is badly hurt, Pink Ranger rushes to his side, and he gives the Rangers the bad news about losing Zordon again. Alpha 6 scans for a vapor trail of Divatox's ship, but it's lost, so following's not an option. Astronema has sent Crocovile (who never gets a name) to Earth to stalk some picnickers by Angel Grove Lake. The Rangers don't want to leave the injured Phantom Ranger while they go to protect Earth, after being so close to finding Zordon, but have no choice. Phantom Ranger has a present for Red Ranger, a disc that will activate the Delta Megaship, which is a very powerful weapon and at the moment very unguarded. Andros Galaxy Glides off on his own to find it, while the others head to Earth. The Power Rangers take off, leaving the armor damaged (wires visible on his chest) Phantom Ranger collapses onto the ground!
The Astro Megaship makes it to Earth's orbit, just as Crocovile surfaces at the lake and starts terrorizing people. Our heroes rush to their Jump Tubes, telemorphing down, where they face the evil Crocovile. He sinks his teeth down on Blue Ranger's arm and whips his snake like appendage around Black Ranger's neck. The female Rangers blast the monster with their Megaweapons, tossing him off their teammates. Astronema fires her Satellasers sooner than normal, causing the Gator guy to grow. The Astro Megazord is quickly formed for combat, and they start dukeing it out. The Megasaber powers up, but upon slashing down on him, causes him not to explode but split in two! The double Crocoviles team up on the Megazord, dodging the Megazord Blaster shots and biting down on both Megazord arms, draining power! Elsewhere, Red Ranger finally reaches the Delta Megaship after a long journey on his Glider. Teleporting inside, he explores the machinery laden hallways, getting directions from the weakened Phantom Ranger via his communicator. Phanty is barely holding up, but tells him what he needs to go. On Earth, the Astro Megazord gets beaten severely by the spliced Crocovile, smashing it with it's tail and throwing it all around. On the Delta Megaship, Andros finds the control room and searches for the security disc reader. He thinks he finds it, but isn't sure, as his questions to Phantom Ranger get no answers because Phanty's passed out! Red Ranger takes a leap of faith and shoves the disk in a left slot on the control panel. It sets off alarms and Andros thinks he activate the self destruct sequence! The female computer voice counting down turns out not to be counting till destruction, but till the disc reading was initiated. Upon prompting to begin Battlizer activation, Andros calls for his new wrist band weapon to appear, the Battlizer! It not only acts as a control function for the Delta Megaship, but will provide more firepower to Red Ranger in the future. The Delta Megaship rockets off to Earth, and as entering the atmosphere, it begins to transform into the Delta Megazord. The new Megazord lands in Angel Grove just in time, as the Astro Megazord has been taking quite a licking but is still ticking! Red Ranger rushes over to join back up with the puzzled Rangers in the Astro Megazord. He gives them a quick explanation, speaking commands into the Battlizer. The Delta Megazord responds in kind by activating it's Gyro Blaster (hands the resemble barrel guns), unloading a ton of firepower on the Crocovile duo. The odds evened up, the Rangers finish the scaly monsters off by unleashing both the Astro Megazord Blaster and Gyro Blasters simultaneously. When the explosions clear, the double Megazords stand triumphant!
On some unnamed desert world, Dark Specter tells Astronema this was too close a call, the Rangers almost has Zordon. She informs him she has a new plan in the works, and he mentions if she fails to defeat the Power Rangers, he'll crush the Dark Fortress while she sleeps! Back on Hercuron, the Rangers return to find and help out Phantom Ranger, but he's already gone. He left behind another message device, which lets them know that he's gone off after Dark Specter already. He also tells them to never stop searching for Zordon and they will meet again. The Rangers power down to their Megaship uniforms and slowly walk away, but Cassie is sad and worried, shuffling behind them until another message from Phanty pops up, just for her. It asks her not to worry or forget about him. They will see each other soon. She smiles and is assured things will be alright, rushing over to rejoin her friends.
[Scenes from "The Great Evilyzer"; end credits]
Ashley slips us the tongue; Cassie hops around like a lovesick Bunny, take one; Carlos & TJ goof off while setting a course for Hercuron; Cassie is hopping happy, take two!