Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers


Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers
Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers
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Format Action/Adventure
Science fantasy
Created by Haim Saban
Shuki Levy
Starring Julia Jordan
Matthew Sakimoto
"Sicily"
Michael J. O'Laskey II
Michael R. Gotto
Justin Timsit
Rajia Baroudi
David Bacon
Jim Gray
Karim Prince
Alan Palmer
Voices of Tom Wyner
Barbara Goodson
Robert Axelrod
Kerrigan Mahan
Bob Papenbrook
Michael Sorich
Dave Mallow
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 10 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Haim Saban
Shuki Levy
Producer(s) Ronnie Hadar
Jonathan Tzachor
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Saban Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel Fox (Fox Kids)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original run February 5, 1996 – February 17, 1996
Chronology
Preceded by Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Followed by Power Rangers: Zeo

Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers (often abbreviated as MMAR or simply called Alien Rangers) is a Power Rangers miniseries set at the end of the third season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. As with the rest of the third season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, this series adapted footage and costumes from the eighteenth Super Sentai series, Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.

During fight scenes, an alternate version of the MMPR theme song was played, saying "Go Go Alien Rangers" instead of "Go Go Power Rangers".

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Synopsis

The five Alien Rangers

Master Vile has used the Orb of Doom to reverse the ages of everyone on Earth, including the Power Rangers. With his team now children and having no powers, Zordon recruits the Alien Rangers of Aquitar for help. These Rangers are humanoid, partially-aquatic aliens and though Earth's environment is ultimately inhospitable to them, they agree to help. Master Vile's plans are foiled, and he leaves in annoyance, but Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa remain and intend to conquer Earth.

Hoping to restore everyone's proper ages, Billy Cranston builds a time machine powered by the Ninja Power Coins. However, only Billy is restored to normal before the device is stolen by Goldar and Rito Revolto. billy and mandy then destroy the coins. With the human Rangers' powers destroyed, only the Aquitian Rangers stand between Earth and the forces of evil, and they cannot remain forever. Ultimately, Zordon realizes that only one thing can restore everything to normal: the Zeo Crystal, which the human Rangers had split into five sub-crystals and scattered throughout time to keep it from Master Vile.

The five young Rangers are each sent back to a different point in time to find a sub-crystal. Upon success, they are returned to the present. All the while, the Aquitian Rangers, Billy, Zordon, and Alpha 5 fend off the forces of Lord Zedd and Rita. The villains also plot to destroy the Command Center and steal the completed Zeo Crystal.

Ultimately, Zedd and Rita succeed in summoning the Aquitian Rangers' arch-foe, Hydro-Hog, to destroy them. After a great deal of difficulty, the Aquitian Rangers destroy him. Meanwhile, Aisha Campbell acquires the final sub-crystal in Africa. However, she chooses to remain in exchange for the sub-crystal and new friend Tanya Sloan goes in her place. Once the Zeo Crystal is recombined in a machine devised by Billy, Earth is restored to normal. The teenaged Rangers bid thanks and farewell to their Aquitian counterparts, who return to Aquitar. However, Goldar and Rito Revolto steal the Zeo Crystal out of the Command Center and their bomb goes off soon afterwards. The Rangers are teleported to safety just before the Command Center is destroyed.

Aftermath

This miniseries sets up the transition from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Power Rangers Zeo. The two-part premiere of the latter resolved the cliffhanger ending and established the Rangers' new powers (as well as new foes, the Machine Empire).

The Aquitian Rangers are later seen or referenced in further seasons. Cestro returns unmorphed in "Graduation Blues", seeking Billy's help against the Hydro-Contanimators. Cestro later briefly appears with Delphine in "Revelations of Gold." The Aquitian and Zeo Rangers team-up in the "Rangers of Two Worlds" two-parter, the first instance on the series of two full teams appearing together. The two-parter also centered around Billy rapidly aging because of his use of the regenerator. In "Countdown to Destruction" in Power Rangers in Space, the Aquitian Rangers battle and are overwhelmed by Divatox's forces. Aurico later appears morphed in the Power Rangers Wild Force episode, "Forever Red", which saw every previous Red Ranger (save Rocky) united to stop the remnants of the Machine Empire.

Characters

Aquitian Rangers

Aurico
The Red Aquitian Ranger. He was portrayed by David Bacon. As field commander, Aurico leads the Rangers in battle, and devises strategies that ensure victory.
Delphine
The White Aquitian Ranger, the leader of the Alien Rangers. She was portrayed by Rajia Baroudi. She is the leader of the team, and always looking out for her soldiers.
Cestro
The Blue Aquitian Ranger. He was portrayed by Karim Prince. Cestro is the brains of the team. A master of technology, he creates weapons and devices that get the Aquitian Rangers out of tough situations.
Tideus
The Yellow Aquitian Ranger. He was portrayed by Jim Gray. The first male Yellow Ranger, he is a very strong, levelheaded individual.
Corcus
The Black Aquitian Ranger. He was portrayed by Alan Palmer. Though the quietest of the five, he can be rather hot-tempered in battle.

Allies

Villains

Zords

  • Battle Borgs: Humanoid Zords used by each Aquitian Ranger that were brought with them from Aquitar to Earth. They are less armored versions of the Shogunzords (like in Kakuranger). They were controlled through telepathy.
  • Shogunzords: The Aquitian Rangers also had access to the original Power Rangers' Shogunzords and were able to form the Shogun Megazord (most of the monsters they fought were eliminated this way). Along with the Falconzord, they could form the Shogun Mega Falconzord, which they used to defeat their most feared nemesis, the Hydro Hog.

Episodes

# Title Directed by Written by Original U.S. air date
146 1 "Alien Rangers of Aquitar, Part I" Vickie Bronaugh Shuki Levy & Shell Danielson February 5, 1996 (1996-02-05)
Lord Zedd and his gang land on Earth to turn Angel Grove into a frenzy. Meanwhile, our heroes are trapped as their younger selves. But, danger is just ahead when the enemy's minions show up. Then, confusion ensues when the police arrive. 
147 2 "Alien Rangers of Aquitar, Part II" Vickie Bronaugh Shuki Levy & Shell Danielson February 6, 1996 (1996-02-06)
Alpha manages to defuse a bomb which Rito and Goldar set up to blow up the Command Center. The young Power rangers greet their Alien ranger allies, before they do battle against an army of monsters. 
148 3 "Climb Every Fountain" Larry Litton Douglas Sloan February 7, 1996 (1996-02-07)
Young Billy and the Alien Rangers work together. Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita develop a plot to defeat the Rangers. Then, Rito decides to take a bus. And, suddenly, the Alien Rangers are falling under the weather. 
149 4 "The Alien Trap" Larry Litton Stewart St. John February 8, 1996 (1996-02-08)
The kids work on a new device that will help the Alien Rangers. Then, suddenly, Rito and Goldar appear as the Alien Rangers defend their young friends. 
150 5 "Attack of the 60' Bulk" Paul Schrier Gilles Wheeler February 10, 1996 (1996-02-10)
Our young heroes receive good news about the Alien Rangers. Meanwhile, at the evil palace, Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa are ecstatic. Then, they devise a plan to turn one bad boy into a monster
151 6 "Water You Thinking?" Paul Schrier Jackie Marchand February 12, 1996 (1996-02-12)
The Rangers begin their quest to find the shattered pieces of the Zeo Crystal, but at the start of their journey, Cestro begins to dehydrate. Rita and Zedd conspire to keep the Alien Rangers dry. Meanwhile, Rocky searches for a Zeo Crystal shard within a volcano in historic Mexico. 
152 7 "Along Came a Spider" Robert Radler Buzz Alden & charlotte February 13, 1996 (1996-02-13)
While Billy searches for some spare parts to be used with the Zeo Crystal, Young Adam arrives in historic Korea to begin his quest. Meanwhile, Rita and Lord Zedd have big plans for one pesky spider, in an attempt to slow down the Rangers' progress. 
153 8 "Sowing the Seas of Evil" Robert Radler Stewart St. John February 14, 1996 (1996-02-14)
While Young Tommy and Young Katherine begin their quests, Billy and the Aquitian Rangers learn about Rita and Zed's plan to bring a new danger to Earth: the Hydro Hog
154 9 "Hogday Afternoon, Part I" Isaac Florentine Shuki Levy & Shell Danielson February 15, 1996 (1996-02-15)
Aisha's quest begins. Meanwhile, Lord Zedd seeks the Zeo Crystal for himself. And, he summons the evil Hydro Hog. His assignment: get the Rangers. 
155 10 "Hogday Afternoon, Part II" Isaac Florentine Shuki Levy & Shell Danielson February 17, 1996 (1996-02-17)
Aisha's quest ends but sends a young girl called Tanya in her place. She returns to the present with the final piece of the Zeo Crystal. The Alien Rangers defeat the Hydro Hog, but then Rito and Goldar steal the now complete Zeo Crystal and the Command Center blows up. 

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Preceded by
MMPR
Power Rangers
1996
Succeeded by
Zeo

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