|Power Rangers Turbo|
|"Shift Into Turbo, Part III"|
|Original Air Date: 04/30/97||Featuring Footage From:
Carranger #05 - Kono Saki Gekisou Gattai (Up Ahead, A Violent Dash Combination)
(5th Season by Series)
*Official Fox Kids Show Number PR-441
*3rd episode of PRT
*208th total Power Rangers episode
|Writer: Douglas Sloan||Director: Douglas Sloan|
Johnny Yong Bosch _AS_ Adam Park (Green Ranger)
Nakia Burrise _AS_ Tanya Sloan (Yellow Ranger)
Blake Foster _AS_ Justin Stewart (Blue Ranger)
Jason David Frank _AS_ Tommy Oliver (Red Ranger)
Catherine Sutherland _AS_ Katherine Hillard (Pink Ranger)
Carol Hoyt _AS_ Divatox
Carol Hoyt _AS_ Dimitria
Henry Cannon _AS_ Mr. Kaplan
Bob Manahan _AS_ Zordon (voice)
Donene Kistler _AS_ Alpha 5
Richard Wood _AS_ Alpha 5 (voice)
Donene Kistler _AS_ Alpha 6
Katerina Luciani _AS_ Alpha 6 (voice)
Alexis Lang _AS_ Lerigot (voice)
Danny Wayne Stallcup _AS_ Elgar
David Umansky _AS_ Elgar (voice)
Ed Neil _AS_ Rygog
Alexis Lang _AS_ Rygog (voice)
Scott Page-Pagter _AS_ Porto (voice)
Bob Pappenbrook _AS_ Amphibitor (voice)
[Recap of "Shift Into Turbo, Part 2"]
Tommy is continuing his newfound love of the track, by race training. Driving around in circles to the tune of "Overdrive", Tommy rides the stock in footage you will definitely see again soon. Elsewhere at the Juice Bar, the after graduation party has wound down, Tanya, Kat & Adam wondering how their absent leader is doing with his training. Tanya asks Kat if she found out about that student teaching job she applied for yet. Kat is happy to inform her she'll be tutoring the incoming freshman class. Mr. Kaplan comes walking in, with some related info about Justin's equivalency test. The results were passed along to him, it seems Justin is somewhat of a prodigy. He scored so high, he'll be attending Angel Grove High School starting this fall as a freshman! His friends congratulate him, but little boy blue doesn't seem too shocked at the news.
Amid the gold & jewels littered about the bridge of the Subcraft, Rygog cheers at the prospect of Earth being defenseless in just a few minutes. Elgar is anxious for his fellow mutant to get a move on the attack, Divatox pushing him out of the way and ordering Rygog to do just that. He prepares to launch a full scale offensive attack on Angel Grove, soon nothing with stand in Divatox's way! Back at the Juice Bar, Justin finally takes in the full reality of going to high school. He's not even tall enough to reach the lockers! His friends assure Justin he'll be just fine, when their Communicators go off. They sneak off and teleport over to the Power Chamber, and upon arrival they notice their alien pal from the movie, Lerigot, is there! They ask him about his family, and he states they're "good. Baby big". Tanya tells him he didn't have to travel all this way just for their graduation. Zordon corrects her by saying there is more to it, Alpha slightly sobbing, the Rangers asking what's wrong. Zordon finally breaks the news to his longtime human friends, Lerigot (whom is the master of unlocking interdimensional gateways and such) has returned to give him his freedom from the tube based time warp. He'll then journey back home to Eltar to join his own family after such a long time away. He knows it is difficult, but the time to bid farewell has come.
Under Angel Grove Lake, inside the Subcraft, Porto runs as fast as his little blubbery legs will take him. He has news for Divatox, that he's monitored another being traveling through the wormhole toward Earth. She takes a look at who it is herself through the Periscope, and sweats bullets upon viewing the person! She gives the orders to Elgar to begin ground maneuvers to keep the Rangers busy, while Porto finds a way to close that wormhole! The mad scientist is cautious about such a daunting task, but plans to do as his queen insists. Meanwhile in the Power Chamber, the Ranger teens can't believe their longtime mentor, along with Alpha 5, is leaving them! Tanya worries about who will cover their backs, but the big blue head has already made arrangements for a replacement. Soon on the Subcraft, Porto has quickly worked out a plan on closing the wormhole. He presents to Divatox a bug eyed monster named Amphibitor, who had been waiting impatiently back on Liaria for them to call him to action! Amphibitor will place a device on Earth that will cause the wormhole to close, Divatox orders him to get going and do it. In the Power Chamber, Lerigot has the teens form a circle to prepare for the embarking of Zordon. Kat wants to wait for Tommy, thinking he would never forgive himself if he missed this, and speak of the devil, Tommy teleports in. He had already been informed on the situation and wouldn't miss it for the world. Lerigot finally begins, raising his Golden Key, which glows with it's mystical energies. Zordon says good-bye to the Rangers, telling them to know the power is always within them.
Meanwhile, Amphibitor places the device down, and activates it, a beam shoots out and strikes the wormhole. This causes the alarms to sound in the Power Chamber, interrupting the ceremony. Zordon looks on the bright side and figures he can possibly return home another time. Justin doesn't want him to miss his chance at a homecoming, Lerigot giving an expression that looks like he's taking a Liarian dump in his robe. There's even more problems arising at the moment, as Zordon tells them to observe the viewing globe (screen, whatever). Elgar is driving toward Angel Grove in his own mutant-monster truck, accompanied by four other evil vehicles (apparently nobody in them, at least that we see)! This is an even matched job for their Turbo Zords, so it's Shift Into Turbo time! The four teenagers (and Justin) Morph, and board the Turbo Vehicles they draw their powers from. Racing out to the scene of trouble, they encounter Elgar and his crew, boasting he will not be stopped. The Turbo Rangers get the full feel for their Turbo Zords, this being the first time they've seen real action in them (An extended instrumental version of "Calling For A Hero", mixed with a little "We Need A Hero", from the Turbo Soundtrack plays through the entire scene). Tommy's Red Lightning gets tailgated by one of the monster trucks, a giant claw clamping down upon his rear bumper! Unable to shake the wheeled warrior off him, Justin swings Mountain Blaster around and plows right through the evil truck. One down four to go, Kat's Wind Chaser may have some intense speed, but there's one of the mutant vehicles right behind her. She turns to get a look at it, not noticing the other one right in front of her before it's too late to swerve away! While at the Power Chamber, Alpha ay-yi-yi's about the wormhole in space closing. It's dissolving at an accelerated rate, there's nothing Zordon can do but wait for the Rangers to try and stop Amphibitor's device before it's too late.
Pink Ranger is out of options, quickly flipping a switch for Wind Chaser Split Mode! Her power car separates into two pieces, driving right around the evil automobile in front of her, causing the one that was on her tail to smash right into it! Two take down at once, Wind Chaser reconnects together, Kat wiping her brow from that close call. Justin comes up on a bump in the road, hitting the accelerator and making his power vehicle take the jump into the air. He slams back down, enjoying the ride just a little too much, Kat telling him to calm down. She flips a switch again, and begins docking sequence, Wind Chaser splitting up again. It drives straight for Mountain Blaster, which locks between the two halves roughly. The impact is shaky, causing Kat's airbag to go off in her Zord! Soon, both Justin & Kat's Turbo Cart looking seats slide back into the main Turbo Megazord cockpit. Pink Ranger exits her seat and approaches Justin below her, still amazed at this new Megazord. Tanya & Adam are coming in, swerving around and getting Dune Star & Desert Thunder into position. Tanya notices how much fun Justin seems to be having in this linkup, Adam chalking it up to a kid enjoying a new toy. He reminds her she did the same thing when she got hers. Dune Star & Desert Thunder batter against each other, having a little trouble linking up. It looks like a tough way to dock, Kat hopes they'll get better at it. Justin knows they sure can't get much worse! Tanya & Adam try again at docking, driving closely side by side, and spinning around in unison. While they drive backwards, Justin approaches with his double decker Zord combo, the front fender popping up. As a monster truck fires laserblasts off at them in an attempt to deter the Megazord transform, the four Vehicle Zords finally lock together. Yellow & Green Ranger enter the Megazord cockpit at last, ready to take out the bad guys. The assembled Turbo Zord combination then smashes right through the mutant automobile that had been firing at them.
The final Turbo Zord, Tommy's Red Lightning, gets ready to complete the docking procedure. It races into position, when Elgar gets in his way by pulling up in front of him. Divatox's nephew isn't about to let them win so easily, keeping Red Ranger from getting around him and hooking up with the rest of the Turbo Megazord. Tommy's stock car testing skills pay off, as he makes a break around the Elgar-mobile, speeding alongside. The drag racing takes place on the side of a mountain, below the cliff they ride upon is the set of four connected Turbo Zords, following the leader. Elgar gets a little bit of road rage, skidding up against Red Ranger's vehicle. Tommy needs to throw the annoying henchman off, so he reaches down and pulls a booklet out from his glove box. Quickly skimming through his manual, he's reminded on the button to press to shift his Zord into Turbo. The backend of Red Lightning opens up, and the head of the Turbo Megazord faces toward Elgar's truck. He glances over and gets a giant surprise, distracting him long enough for it to be too late until he crashes right into a boulder in the road! The preceding explosion takes him out of the race, giving Tommy a chance to speed off the cliff and land his Zord perfectly in place with the others. Docking is finally finished, Red Ranger now in the cockpit with his teammates. They give themselves a hand at a job not done well, but done at last. Time to initiate Turbo Megazord, each Ranger inserting their key into a slot, turning them to make the entire Zord structure Turbo up. The wheels brake, and the combined Zords flip upwards, transforming into the Turbo Megazord. With a flash of lightning around it, the Megazord stands whole, scaring off a beaten and bandaged Elgar. His team of mutant trucks rolls off in retreat, waving white flags behind them. The Rangers hop to their feet inside the cockpit, cheering over a victory won without even having to battle in the Megazord! They teleport back to the Power Chamber, witnessing Alpha rushing around pressing buttons. Zordon gives them the lowdown, Divatox's device has accelerated the wormhole closing to the degree that they must leave now if they are to get to Eltar. He tells them words can't express the gifts they've given him, and the people of Earth. They will miss them all dearly, but the time to say good-bye is now. Lerigot aims his Golden Key above his head, as sparkling energy flows out and circles around Zordon's big blue head. It engulfs him, before streaming out taking Zordon with it. Alpha says so long to the Rangers, he misses them already. He Ay-yi-yi's, as the sparkles cover him, teleporting the fully sentient multifunction automaton off planet Earth. The two groupings of their life energies float freely about, the Rangers speaking their own good-byes as their two longtime mentors beam out of the Power Chamber through the opening at the top. They streak into space, approaching the wormhole to Eltar without haste. Alarms sound in the PC, Divatox's device is still causing the wormhole to collapse. Tommy's question of what will happen to their friends if it closes is answered by Lerigot, they'll both be gone forever. The Turbo Rangers stand silently at the possibility of losing Alpha 5 & Zordon, this time in a bad way!