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Power Rangers In Space
"Save Our Ship"
Original Air Date: 2/20/98 Featuring Footage From:
Megaranger #01 - Yurusu na! Nejireta Shinryakusha
(Don't Allow it! The Twisted Invaders)

Megazord/Ecliptor Battle Footage From:
Megaranger #08 - Makeru ka! Gyakuten Chiimuwaaku
(Will We Lose! Reverse Teamwork)
*5th Regular Season Continues
(6th Season By Series)
*Official Fox Kids Show Number PR-603
*3rd episode of PRiS
*253rd total Power Rangers episode
Writer: Judd Lynn Director: Isaac Florentine
Starring Cast:
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
Paul Schrier **AS** Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier
Jason Narvy **AS** Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch
Additional Cast:
Aloma Wright **AS** Adelle Ferguson
Jack Banning **AS** Professor Phenomenus
Donene Kistler **AS** Alpha 6
Wendee Lee **AS** Alpha 6 (voice)

Julie Kliewer **AS** D.E.C.A. (voice)
Walter Lang **AS** Ecliptor (voice)
Kenny Graceson **AS** Elgar
David Umansky **AS** Elgar (voice)
? **AS** The Five Ninja Turtles (voices)


[Recap of "From Out Of Nowhere, Part 2"]
The Rangers are just standing around in their civilian Megaship uniforms, watching Morphed TJ & Ashley train in the "SimuDeck." In it they battle an odd stingray monster and a couple of Craterites (all courtesy of Megaranger footage). The SimuDeck can create any environment to train in via virtual reality (kinda like a Holodeck). Once they're finished, Alpha 6 alerts them that Earth is within range. Everyone is excited to be home, except Andros. Ashley puts her arm in his and plans to cheer him up by showing him how much fun the third rock from the sun can be. Meanwhile on said planet, Bulk & Skull are aiming a telescope to the night sky, trying to discover a comet to become rich and famous. Instead they spot Astronema's Dark Fortress, in all it's partial green grid glory. Believing it to be a UFO, the bumbling duo pass out.
[opening credits]
The Megashuttle departs from the Megaship with the Rangers inside, morphed & headed back to NASADA. Astronema watches and plots destruction from the Dark Fortress, when suddenly Elgar drops by! It seems Dark Specter sent him to help her out, and since whatever the master of evil says goes, Elgar's going to be her new henchmonster. Later, at what used to be "The Juice Bar" there now stands a place called "The Surf Spot." It's the same building as the old Youth Center inside, except redecorated with plants, surf boards and T-shirts on the wall, as well as pool tables! The nice African American lady who runs it is named Adelle. Try the complimentary fries and tap water, yum yum! Andros wanders off by himself and fiddles with a surfboard, knocking it off the wall. Adelle prevents it from falling, and Andros questions what exactly it was. She asks what planet he's from, but of course she doesn't believe his honesty, so he heads over to sit with the others. Bulk & Skull are there also, looking through the newspaper. Bulk hogs the fries and milkshake, leaving poor Skull with a glass of nasty water. Andros doesn't like his greediness and uses telekinesis to lift up some hot sauce and pour into Bulk's shake. Bulk drinks it and runs around like a ninny with his mouth on fire, since Skull's waterglass is now empty. He swipes the Ranger teen's pitcher of water, and gulps eagerly, mouth a-smokin'. Bulk had found someone in the paper for whom they can explain their story about seeing a UFO to, but Skull is skeptical about telling this Professor. He blabs the details of seeing the Dark Fortress to the Ranger teens, and they know exactly what he's referring to. Bulk & Skull take off to tell their not so close encounter to this alien expert. The Ranger teens know they must get the supplies to fix the ship and get back into space soon since Astronema's lurking above the Earth already. As they leave, Ashley confronts Andros about his mindmoving trick on Bulk. He plays dumb and questions what a milkshake is.
Bulk & Skull go to the address of Phenomenus Ingenious, Inc. but all they find is a mailbox. It suddenly speaks, leading the goofy twosome to think the Professor lives in it. Upon mentioning the reason they're there is because they saw aliens, from behind a scientifically rigged up van comes speeding towards them. Out of it pops Professor Phenomenus, a short, balding, older yet apparently intelligent man, questioning them about what they saw in the night skies. He hands them lab coats similar to the one he's wearing, and a new friendship begins! Elsewhere, The Ranger teens are coming out of Angel Grove electronics with the parts they need, when Andros detects they are being followed thanks to his hand held AMScanner. Our heroes then are confronted the metallic minions, and battle them unmorphed. Kicking the crap out of the robotic warriors in a very nicely choreographed fight scene, they soon run them off. Andros realizes that the Q-Trons are going after the Mega shuttle, and off to NASADA our heroes run to save their ship!
The Rangers Morph and have Alpha prepare the shuttle for lift off and evacuate the NASADA complex. In front of said NASADA building, Prof Phenomenus' van gets a flat. The old quack's devices start going off, and it leads him towards the direction of the NASADA sign in the detection of aliens! Bulk & Skull think he's nuts and questions his status as "world renown scientist" for thinking the sign is an alien. Yet his motto of "Perhaps to the untrained eye" comes true as Quantrons suddenly teleport in front of it (in the scenes from this episode that sometimes appear on "FooN2," The Q-Trons Morph into NASADA scientists, but that is cut from the final product)! Meanwhile, The Rangers are mere inches away from the Shuttle when they bump into Ecliptor! Andros knows this dastardly green grid covered villain, and knows he's big trouble. Ecliptor blasts our heroes around with his own brand of badness, starting with a cyber-shadow attack. He plans to kill the Rangers and destroy the Shuttle, but first singling out his old enemy Andros and giving him quite a laser whipping. Luckily for Red Ranger, his Spiral Saber proves powerful enough to bash Ecliptor across the yard and straight into a wall. The Dark Fortress fires beams down at NASADA, causing the entire complex to begin exploding into pieces. Wounded but claiming defeat, Ecliptor warp teleports out (missing his cape), and The Rangers have little time to rush to the Shuttle as explosions reign around them. Barely making it amid a firewall chasing them, the Rangers enter the Mega Shuttle, buckle up and are essentially chased back into space! Once linked back with the Megaship, the Rangers quickly have to form the Astro Megazord! Why? Because Astronema had the Satellasers aimed down on Ecliptor, causing him to grow in size! The Megazord swoops down through the atmosphere and lands on Earth, ready to take on Clipty. He puts up a good fight, and pulling some trickery by making it appear there are Seven of him. Ash uses her Lightstar helmet mode to scan for the real deal, and the Saber shatters his illusion with a laser whip mode. With Ecliptor dazed, another energized swipe with the Megazord Saber causes him to blow up into billion little pieces (pulling himself back together's going to take a while, that's for sure)!
Aboard the Astro Megaship and in their Megaship uniforms, the Rangers check out and repair the ship with the new parts bought on Earth. Once things have checked out perfectly, Ashley treats Andros to a game of Pool in the SimuDeck. He uses his telekinesis in front of her to lift up a cuestick, proving her suspicions from earlier. He reveals he has practiced many years on perfecting the craft of mental mastery. In exchange for pool lessons, he'll teach her how to unlock the secrets of TK, too. Meanwhile in The Dark Fortress, Astronema has donned a new black wig and is plotting her next course of action. She comes up with a new plan involving beating them at their own game. She has Elgar, whom is making himself useful by dusting, lock the Satellasers on the sewers of New York City. It fires into a manhole and causes the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to teleport onto the streets of the city above! The five Mutants wonder how they ended up there, but they're sure it's bound to be something bad.
[scenes from "Shell Shocked"; End credits]

Bulk & Skull swing around the telescope; Skull gets the smell right on the nose; Andros is introduced to something Earthlings call 'laughter'; Bulk & Skull talk about their time as monkeys over a drink; Elgar tries to get PRiS on the viewing screen.

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