|Power Rangers In Space|
|"A Date With Danger"|
|Original Air Date: 10/15/98||Featuring Footage From:
Megaranger #24 - Dokusou! Giniro no Nyuu Feisu (Running Alone! The New Silver Face)
(Same as the Season By Series)
*Official Fox Kids Show Number PR-707
*23rd episode of PRiS
*273rd total Power Rangers episode
*NOTE: This episode was shot two different ways, featuring many alternate shots. Most of them can only be seen in "Next time on PRIS" & "Previously on PRIS" on episodes surrounding this one, plus the rarely aired bloopers. Astronema was, simply put, much meaner!
|Writer: Jackie Marchand||Director: Koichi Sakamoto|
Tracy Lynn Cruz **AS** Ashley (Yellow Ranger)
Patricia Ja Lee **AS** Cassie (Pink Ranger)
Christopher Khayman Lee **AS** Andros (Red Ranger)
Justin Nimmo **AS** Zhane (Silver Ranger)
Roger Velasco **AS** Carlos (Black Ranger)
Selwyn Ward **AS** T.J. (Blue Ranger)
Melody Perkins **AS** Astronema
Donene Kistler **AS** Alpha 6
Wendee Lee **AS** Alpha 6 (voice)
Walter Lang **AS** Ecliptor (voice)
Kenny Graceson **AS** Elgar
David Umansky **AS** Elgar (voice)
? **AS** Horror Bull 1 & 2 (voice)
? **AS** Destructoid (voice)
[Recap of "Invasion Of The Body Switcher," "Survival Of The Silver," "Red With Envy," & "The Silver Secret"]
The episode starts midbattle with the main five Power Rangers fighting the Horror Bull! Relentlessly they use every weapon at their disposal, while Astronema and a few Quantrons watch from the sidelines. Silver Ranger pulls up in his Silver Cycle, and speeds through where Astronema & friends are hanging. He pulls back around after them, so Astronema calls forth the Destructoid monster to take care of the Silver Nuisance. Destructoid takes Zhane off his cycle, but can't match up to his hand-to-hand skills. Zhane mocks Astronema for sending a wimpy monster, so she angrily lashes out at him with her Wrath Staff. He jumps out of the way of the purple blasts, and accidentally leads her line of fire into Destructoid! The monster doesn't take kindly to back-blasting, and turns his attack on the Quantrons and soon Astronema! She's knocked unconscious to the ground, about to be monster food, when Zhane calls his Super Silverizer (actually, his Galaxy Glider, but that's what he says)! Swooping through, he grabs Astrony and gets her out of harms way, leaving Destructoid madly behind. Nearby, the other Rangers use the Quadroblaster and Spiral Saber Booster Mode to take care of Horror Bull. They walk away feeling victorious, but nobody notices Bull's forehorn gem remains, suspiciously teleporting away from the charred remains of the monster!
In what appears to be a tropical camping area of Angel Grove Lake (there's never any indication of where this is actually), Astronema slowly awakens. After a quick look around, she spots Zhane, still morphed without his helmet, making something at a campfire, as well as her Wrath Staff near a tree. Before she can get up to go for it, Zhane heads back over to her and she lies back down, pretending to be asleep. He begins to try and comfort her with an icepack or something, and she stirs awake, demanding answers. He hands her some kind of soup for nourishment, she hesitantly takes a sip of it, finding it disgusting! Zhane goes back over to the fire, thinking what that steamy broth needs is more salt. Astronema creeps up behind him, grabs her staff and holds it to his head, threatening death. He faces her, and calls her bluff, just before sticking a marshmallow on the end of her Wrath Staff. She's confused by this, and he quickly takes the staff from her and sticks it in the fire. Astronema obviously isn't used to the idea of roasting marshmallows, but she takes a bite and for a brief second, finds herself happily enjoying it. The second doesn't last long, when she remembers that they're bitter enemies and pulls the staff on him again. Right before teleporting away, she loses the evil attitude and thanks him for saving her. Later on the Astro Megaship, the five main Ranger teens are sitting around the table doing nothing for a change but acting like normal lazy teens. Cassie is reading a newspaper, and when she spots an ad for the movie "Star Crossed Lovers," both her and Ashley get giddy with excitement over the mushy love story chick flick. The guys are less enthusiastic about going to see it, but Cassie punches her fist into her hand and reminds them they picked the last movie they went to see. They reluctantly agree, and both girls run off giggling to ask Zhane to join them. Meanwhile on the Dark Fortress, Astronema sits at a window, staring out to the void of space. Ecliptor comes looking for her, with more details on their plan to use Horror Bull's info crystal to disable the Ranger's Megaweapons. She's in a love educed dazed, and doesn't want to talk evil at the moment, so her loyal servant obeys her wishes and leaves her to swoon in her orbit view seat. On the Megaship, Zhane lies on his bed staring lovingly into a picture of Astronema he must have snapped (umm, Silver Cycle Cam?) before she teleported away. Suddenly, Ash & Cass rush in, so he hides the pic as the girls grab his arms and goofily pull him away from his bedroom to go see the movie on Earth. Over on the D.F., Astrony has herself a pic of Zhane holding his helmet (his Ranger yearbook photo?) which she is admiring in her sleeping chambers. She hides it when Ecliptor enters, bringing her favorite meal for her to eat. She's not hungry, and this concerns her longtime guardian Clippy. He's raised her since she was a little child, and asks his princess what the problem is so he can help. She wants only to be left alone, so as he leaves he tells her that the Rangers are on Earth at a movie theater. She stirs, tells him not to do anything without her orders, and once he's gone, jumps up and sprays on some perfume, pretties herself up in a mirror before teleporting away. On Earth, the Ranger teens exit the theater, with the guys have actually enjoyed the love story. Zhane is walking behind his other friends, who are happily being happy and all that sappy jazz. Astronema watches him behind a building, as he slowly shuffles along, obviously still longing for his archenemy/ love interest. Our longtime Princess of Evil quickly morphs herself into a normal foxy looking female (Melody Perkins dropping the wigs and excess makeup for the first time on PRIS)! Zhane stares at the poster for the movie, and imagines himself embracing Astronema for a kiss in the same way as the two on it, when Astronema as a human (whom we'll call Melody, cause I just feel like it) bumps into him, dropping all her books on the ground. They both apologize and while picking the books up, bump their heads! Zhane finds her eerily familiar to the woman occupying his mind, and doesn't spend much time staring into her equally interested eyes. He runs off to rejoin his friends, but accidentally drops Astronema's picture. Melody picks it up and is ecstatic over his obsession with her. When Zhane catches up to his Ranger pals, suddenly purple bolts strike abound causing explosions and when the smoke clears, he finds an arrow with a note attached in a tree. The note is from Astronema, who wants to meet him by the campfire at 5:00. Time's short once again for Zhane, and he scrambles off to meet the deadline, as Astronema smiles in content from nearby.
Ecliptor gives Horror Bull 2 the information crystal from the last battle, which contains technical info that will render the Rangers' weapons useless. He's about to proceed with sending the monster to Earth, but Elgar can't find their princess of evil anywhere! Ecliptor is frustrated, yet proceeds with the plan anyway. On Earth, the Rangers are still talking about the movie while having drinks (outside, is the "Surf Spot" closed or something?), when Alpha contacts that Horror Bull 2 is attacking. They quickly Morph and teleport to the scene of the baddie, but the blows from each of their Megaweapons are deflected by Bull with Green Grid Horns! Meanwhile at the campsite, Astronema sets up a nice picnic area for her date with her new enemy. Speaking of which, Zhane is running all over his room, rushing to get ready for his date with danger! He's got tons of shopping bags with clothes and a bouquet of long stemmed roses. In the rush to get ready, his Digimorpher gets covered by the mess of clothes! The Rangers continue to realize their weapons can't harm Horror Bull 2, and when Ecliptor joins the fight, the Quadroblaster & Spiral Saber Booster Mode's attacks fail to even touch him when Horror Bull steps in the way! Alpha is in peril over this predicament, as Zhane tries sneaking off the Megaship without alerting Alpha he's leaving, but it's futile. Alpha spots him, as the Rangers desperately need his help, although Zhane wants nothing more than to get to his beloved one. Alpha insists he go help, but Zhane loses precious time turning his room upside down looking for his Digimorpher! Once he finds the danged thing, it's MEGA time. On Earth, Ecliptor & Horror Bull combined run the weaponless Rangers ragged, they are on their last leg when Silver Ranger drives into action on his Silver Cycle. Giving the baddies drive by punches, he made the scene just in time. His friends are relieved to see him and prepare to tackle the terrible two together. While far away, Astronema waits patiently for her date to arrive, wondering what's the hold up.
Astronema is still sitting at the campsite, getting restless and antsy. At the battlefield, Silver Ranger is able to get the drop on Horror Bull by using his Super Silverizer, which the crystal does not know how to counteract! Both blade mode and laser blaster throw the monster, and his master Ecliptor, into a loop. While Silver Ranger takes the Bull by the horns, Andros comes up behind Clippy and uses a 01 Battlizer punch attack on him before he can defend himself. Ecliptor teleports away with a smoking left breastplate! Zhane breaks off both of Horror Bull's horns, which proves to be a bad move when it causes the monster to grow to Zord smashing size (and regrow his horns)! Zhane's got no time to waste with this, so before the others can even call the Megazord, Silver Ranger hops on his cycle and quickly drives off to make his date with the lovely villainess! The Rangers don't understand what his rush was, but call on the Astro Megazord. Astronema is waiting and growing madder each moment, Zhane is driving as fast as his Cycle can take him. The Megazord takes on the nose snorting baddie, which is easier said than done. AstroDelta Megazord is linked up and flying power punches toro the bull for good. The scene fades to black, and then returns at the campsite, Astronema is about given up on her knight in morphing armor when Silver Ranger finally shows up. He leaps into the air (demorphing, flowers appearing in his hand) and rushes over to give her the roses. Astronema lives up to her title of princess of evil and fires a purple hand blast at Zhane. The bolts strike him, knocking him into the murky pond and frying the roses, which brings a chuckle to her lips. The soot & swamp covered Ranger tries pleading his case, but Astrony doesn't like being stood up one bit, firing off again at him. She doesn't believe his story about the monster attack as she didn't order one, and tells him she never wants to see him again before teleporting away. Zhane is left standing in the middle of a pond, looking like crap and feeling even worse.
As the Megaship floats through space, Zhane sulks on the bridge, with his friends standing around wondering what's wrong. Ashley, Andros & Cassie each get pushed into taking turns into asking him about what's troubling him, but not a one can crack the new Silver secret. He retires to his room, depressed and lovelorn, his friends oblivious to his problems. Little does he know, on the Dark Fortress, Astronema angrily crumbles up his picture, only to suddenly have a change of heart. She uncrumbles it as best she can, and slowly smiles into her mirror.
[scenes from "Zhane's Destiny"; end credits]
Astronema breaks something she's not sure she's supposed to, which the crew finds hilarious; Cassie notices Star Crossed Lovers is playing in town and is tongue-wagging happy; Astronema is wearing what looks to be a fisherman's hat and sunglasses, and is shaking her groove thang while awaiting a Morph into Melody; Astronema takes a messy bite from something weird (may be a big mass of marshmallows) from the alternate version of this ep, which causes her & the crew to burst into laughter!