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Power Rangers Zeo
PR Zeo logo.png
Also known asSaban's Power Rangers Zeo
GenreAction
Adventure
Science fantasy
Superhero
Created byHaim Saban
Toei Company
Based onChouriki Sentai Ohranger
by Toei Company
Developed bySaban Entertainment
Toei Company
Directed byIsaac Florentine
Vickie Bronaugh
Robert Radler
Douglas Sloan
Terence H. Winkless
Koichi Sakamoto
Larry Litton
StarringCatherine Sutherland
Nakia Burrise
Steve Cardenas
Johnny Yong Bosch
Jason David Frank
Austin St. John
David Yost
Paul Schrier
Jason Narvy
Richard Genelle
Gregg Bullock
Opening theme"Go Go Power Rangers" (Zeo Version) by Ron Wasserman
ComposersShuki Levy
Kenneth Burgomaster
Jim Cushinery
Jeremy Sweet
Ron Wasserman
Country of originUnited States
Japan
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes50
Production
Executive producersHaim Saban
Shuki Levy
ProducerJonathan Tzachor
Production locationsCalifornia, United States of America, Southern United States, North America, Americas (Santa Clarita & Los Angeles)
Japan, East Asia, Northeast Asia North Asia, Southeast Asia, East Asian cultural sphere, Asia-Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Asia (Saitama, Kyoto, Yokohama and Tokyo)
Running time20–21 minutes
Production companiesSaban Entertainment
Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment
Toei Company, Ltd.
MMPR Productions, Inc.
DistributorSaban International
Release
Original networkFox (Fox Kids)
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseApril 20 (1996-04-20) –
November 27, 1996 (1996-11-27)
Chronology
Preceded byMighty Morphin Alien Rangers
Followed byPower Rangers Turbo

Power Rangers Zeo is an American television series and the fourth season of the Power Rangers franchise, based on the 19th Super Sentai series Chouriki Sentai Ohranger. It is the continuation of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which aired in 1996.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Power Rangers Zeo is the first season of Power Rangers to follow the Super Sentai practice of annual Ranger suit changes.

Plot[edit]

After witnessing the destruction of the Command Center, the powerless Rangers discover the Zeo Crystal intact in the rubble—apparently dropped by Goldar and Rito Revolto. The Crystal guides them to a portal, which takes them deep underground to the Power Chamber where they find Zordon and Alpha 5 waiting for them. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers become the Zeo Rangers, a new team of Rangers powered by the Zeo Crystal. The four remaining Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Tommy Oliver, Adam Park, Rocky DeSantos and Katherine Hillard become Zeo Ranger V — Red, Zeo Ranger IV — Green, Zeo Ranger III — Blue and Zeo Ranger I — Pink respectively and Tanya Sloan joins the team as Zeo Ranger II — Yellow, while Billy Cranston chooses to become their technical advisor rather than continuing as a Ranger.[7]

The Machine Empire, led by King Mondo and Queen Machina, enters Earth's solar system, seeking to conquer Earth, with the Zeo Rangers serving as the only opposition. Many, even Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd, are forced to flee to the M51 Galaxy under the threat of destruction. Unbeknownst to anyone, Rito and Goldar – now amnesiac – are left behind on Earth. They are taken in by Bulk and Skull, who have them serve as butlers. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull continue to be members of the Junior Police Force until Lt. Jerome Stone is dismissed, when Bulk tries winning the heart of the chief's daughter. Quitting as a show of respect for Stone, they join him at his new detective agency.[8]

Over time, the Machine Empire wears down the five Zeo Rangers, but they are rescued by the mysterious Gold Ranger. Though his identity is unknown, it quickly becomes clear he is there to help the Rangers. After he is injured in battle, it is revealed that the mysterious Gold Ranger is an alien, Trey of Triforia. Split into three separate selves, Trey is forced to temporarily pass his powers to a worthy warrior while healing. They attempt to transfer Trey's powers to Billy, but as Billy acquired excess negative energy during the Command Center's destruction, he is unable to do so. The ultimate successor is Jason Lee Scott, the original Red Power Ranger and team leader. This event also sees the introduction of the more powerful Super Zeo Zords, which were used against a tougher generation of machines. The Super Zeo Megazord is powerful enough to later destroy King Mondo, creating a power vacuum in the Machine Empire.

Secretly returning from the M51 Galaxy, Lord Zedd and Rita seek to become top villains again. Operating out of an RV with Finster, they restore Goldar and Rito's memories, retrieving the pair in the process. After King Mondo's death, they launch their first plan, to use Louie Kaboom to take over the Machine Empire. Though he succeeds, he breaks free of Zedd and Rita's control. He embarks on his own plans to conquer Earth and destroy the Zeo Rangers. Louie is eventually killed by King Mondo's first-born son Prince Gasket and his wife Princess Archerina, who rule until King Mondo's reconstruction is complete, which causes them to flee.

When Billy begins rapidly aging as a side-effect of restoring his proper age before undoing Master Vile's spell in the last series, the Zeo and Aquitian Rangers race to help him and fend off monsters from King Mondo as well as Zedd and Rita. Billy leaves Earth for treatment on Aquitar and chooses to stay to be with Cestria. Soon after, it is discovered the Gold Ranger powers are leaving Jason and draining his life force in the process as the alien powers were not meant for a human. Trey is still in recovery, but a risky gamble with the Zeo Crystal heals him, restoring his powers. Rita and Lord Zedd finally get revenge on the Machine Empire by crippling their leaders with a bomb.

Characters[edit]

Zeo Rangers[edit]

Power Rangers Zeo
  • Tommy Oliver
    He is Zeo Ranger V - Red and was previously the Green Ranger, the White Ranger, and the White Ninja Ranger. He found his Zeo Crystal in the American Southwest. He is the leader of the Zeo Rangers. Tommy wears a red suit with a star-shaped visor on his helmet. He piloted Zeo Zord 5, Super Zeo Zord 5, and the Red Battlezord. His primary weapon was the Zeo Power Sword. He is portrayed by Jason David Frank.[9][10]
  • Adam Park
    He is Zeo Ranger IV - Green and was previously the second Black Ranger, and Black Ninja Ranger. He found his Zeo Crystal in Korea. Adam wears a green suit with a rectangular visor. He piloted Zeo Zord Four and Super Zeo Four. His primary weapon was the Zeo Power Hatchets. He is portrayed by Johnny Yong Bosch.
  • Rocky DeSantos
    He is Zeo Ranger III - Blue and was previously the second Red Ranger, and Red Ninja Ranger. He found his Zeo Crystal in Mexico. Rocky wore a blue suit with a triangular visor on his helmet. He piloted Zeo Zord Three and Super Zeo Three. His primary weapon was the Zeo Power Axes. He is portrayed by Steve Cardenas.
  • Tanya Sloan
    She is Zeo Ranger II - Yellow and the only new member of the core group. When Aisha, the former Yellow Ranger, went for her Zeo Crystal in Africa, she decided that she wanted to help the animals who were sick; so she sent Tanya back with the Zeo Crystal in her place. Initially returning as a child, the Zeo Crystal made Tanya the same age as the other Rangers, which she gradually got used to. Tanya wears a yellow suit with two horizontal lines for a visor on her helmet. She piloted Zeo Zord Two and Super Zeo Two. Her primary weapon was the Zeo Power Clubs. She is portrayed by Nakia Burrise.[11]
  • Katherine "Kat" Hillard
    She is Zeo Ranger I - Pink and was previously the second Pink Ranger, and second Pink Ninja Ranger. She found her Zeo Crystal in her homeland of Australia. She is also Tommy Oliver's love interest. Katherine wears a pink suit with a circular visor on her helmet. She piloted Zeo Zord One and Super Zeo One. Her primary weapon was the Zeo Power Shield. She is portrayed by Catherine Sutherland.
  • Trey of Triforia
    The original Gold Ranger and also the prince of planet Triforia, a place where everyone had identical triplets. He gave the Zeo Rangers their Super Zeo Zords when he had to return for his planet. Trey of Triforia wears a black suit with a golden vest and had a visor shaped like the kanji for "king". He piloted Pyramidas and his primary weapon was the Golden Power Staff. He is portrayed by Ted, Tim, and Tom DiFilippo and voiced by Brad Hawkins in his first appearances.[12]
  • Jason Lee Scott
    The second Gold Ranger and previously the original Red Ranger. When Trey of Triforia had to return to his planet, Tommy went and found Jason to take the place of the Gold Ranger while he was gone. He piloted Pyramidas and his primary weapon was the Golden Power Staff. He is portrayed by Austin St. John.

Zords[edit]

Zeo Zords[edit]

When King Mondo and the Machine Empire plan to take over the world. The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers become the Zeo Rangers, a new team of Rangers powered by the Zeo Crystal.[13]

  • Zeo Zord I: A pink moai zord piloted by Katherine Hillard which is carried into battle by Zeo Zord III. Armed with a side mounted missile launchers, and a powerful top mounted cannon. It forms Zeo Megazord's right leg and the Zeo I Battle Helmet: Cannon Mode.[13]
  • Zeo Zord II: A yellow dogū zord piloted by Tanya Sloan which is carried into battle by Zeo Zord IV. Armed with twin rockets on the top, and side mounted cannons. It forms Zeo Megazord's left leg and the Zeo II Battle Helmet: Rocket Mode.[13]
  • Zeo Zord III: A blue sphinx zord piloted by Rocky DeSantos which carries Zeo Zord I into battle. Armed with a powerful head mounted cannon. It forms Zeo Megazord's torso, arms, and the Zeo III Battle Helmet: Pyramid Mode.[13]
  • Zeo Zord IV: A green bull zord piloted by Adam Park which carries Zeo Zord II into battle. Fired a lightning bolts from the tips of its horns. It forms Zeo Megazord's hips and the Zeo IV Battle Helmet: Gravity Mode.[13]
  • Zeo Zord V A red phoenix zord piloted by Tommy Oliver which uses the Laser Beam and carries the Warrior Wheel which he delivers to battles so Tommy can use him to destroy normal-sized Machine Empire. It forms Zeo Megazord's head, back, and Zeo V Battle Helmet: Warrior Mode.[13]

Super Zeo Zords[edit]

The Super Zeo Gems allowed access to the Super Zeo Zords.[13]

  • Super Zeo Zord I: The pink circle-shaped Zord piloted by Katherine Hillard. Armed with a Zeo Blade, a Zeo Laser Pistol and energy projection from its chest and visor.[13]
  • Super Zeo Zord II: The yellow equal sign-shaped Zord piloted by Tanya Sloan. Armed with a Zeo Blade, a Zeo Laser Pistol and energy projection from its chest and visor.[13]
  • Super Zeo Zord III: The blue triangle-shaped Zord piloted by Rocky DeSantos. Armed with a Zeo Blade, a Zeo Laser Pistol, Power Axes and energy projection from its visor.[13]
  • Super Zeo Zord IV: The green square-shaped Zord piloted by Adam Park. Armed with a Zeo Blade, a Zeo Laser Pistol, shoulder mounted lights for underwater battle and energy projection from its visor.[13]
  • Super Zeo Zord V: The red star-shaped Zord piloted by Tommy Oliver. Armed with a Zeo Blade, a Zeo Laser Pistol, a Power Sword and energy projection from its visor.[13]

Additional Zeo Zords[edit]

  • Red Battlezord: Tommy Oliver's secondary zord. Arrives by the command "Red Battlezord, now!" and can execute the power rocket spin and star visor blast.
  • Pyramidas: The giant pyramid carrier zord is capable of interstellar flight and can fire golden lightning bolts. Piloted by Trey of Triforia and later by Jason Lee Scott.
  • Warrior Wheel: A massive American Football Player robot, yet a dwarf compared to the other robots. It converts to a massive wheel (the back of the wheel is the feet, which reveals the head, and the sides are the arms). Artificially intelligent, Warrior Wheel can be thrown by Super Zeo Megazord for the finisher.

Megazords[edit]

  • Zeo Megazord: The primary Megazord formed by the Zeo Zords. The Zeo Megazord is a unique robot because of its interchangeable "Helmets", one for each of the five separate vehicles, with one core member positioning themselves in the center cockpit usually switching his/her place with Tommy depending on whose vehicle is being used as helmet:[13]
    • Zeo I Battle Helmet: Cannon Mode allows Zeo Megazord to execute the pink cyclone and a large cannon attacks.
    • Zeo II Battle Helmet: Rocket Mode allows Zeo Megazord to execute the a pair of side-mounted laser cannons, rocket boosters and a powered kick attacks.
    • Zeo III Battle Helmet: Pyramid Mode allows Zeo Megazord to execute the telekinesis and blue laser beam attacks.
    • Zeo IV Battle Helmet: Gravity Mode allows Zeo Megazord to execute the gravity fields attack.
    • Zeo V Battle Helmet: Warrior Mode allows Zeo Megazord to use the Zeo Megazord Saber.
    • Zeo Mega Battlezord: The combination of Zeo Megazord and Red Battlezord. Armed with shoulder cannons. The shoulder cannons can perform the finisher.
    • Zeo Ultrazord carrier mode: The combination of Zeo Zords, Red Battlezord and Pyramidas.
    • Zeo Ultrazord warrior mode: The combination of Zeo Megazord, Red Battlezord and Pyramidas.
  • Super Zeo Megazord: The combination of Super Zeo Zord II, Super Zeo Zord II, Super Zeo Zord III, Super Zeo Zord IV and Super Zeo Zord V. Armed with twin sabers.[13]
    • Super Zeo Ultrazord warrior mode: The combination of Super Zeo Megazord, Red Battlezord and Pyramidas.

Allies[edit]

  • Zordon
    The Zeo Rangers' mentor. Zordon serves as a source of vast wisdom and knowledge for the team. He is voiced by Robert L. Manahan.
  • Alpha 5
    Zordon's robotic assistant, in charge of keeping the Power Chamber working. He is voiced by Richard Steven Horvitz (credited as Richard Wood).
  • Billy Cranston
    The former Blue Mighty Morphin Power Ranger and Blue Ninja Ranger, Billy has retired from being a Power Ranger, electing to instead assist Alpha. He is portrayed by David Yost.
  • Alien Rangers
    Rangers from the planet Aquitar, who helped protect Earth from Zedd and Rita during the events of the previous mini-series. They seek Billy's technological expertise at one point to help defeat new foes, and teach him about their own technology in return; thus creating the Red Battlezord.
  • Emily
    A waitress at Ernie's Beach Club and a love interest to Jason. She is portrayed by Lesley Tesh-Pedersen.
  • Ernie
    The owner of the Angel Grove Youth Center and juice bar. He is portrayed by Richard Genelle.
  • Farkus "Bulk" Bulkmeier
    A former bully, he is first a junior police officer and then a private detective. He is portrayed by Paul Schrier.
  • Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch
    A former bully, he is first a junior police officer and then a private detective. He is portrayed by Jason Narvy.
  • Lt./Det. Jerome B. Stone
    Jerome is a police lieutenant who is the supervisor of Bulk and Skull. After Bulk had a crush on his superior's daughter, he was fired. Jerome later became a private investigator with Bulk and Skull still working under him. He is portrayed by Gregg Bullock.
  • David Truehart
    Tommy's brother, who was adopted by the same Native American (Sam Truehart) Tommy met while retrieving his piece of the Zeo crystal. He is portrayed by Jason David Frank's real-life brother Eric Frank.
  • Cestria
    She serves as Billy Cranston's love interest.
  • Auric the Conqueror
    An ancient tiki that had been dormant on the tropical Mysterio Island for years. He is voiced by Derek Stephen Prince (uncredited).
  • Tritor
    A part-lizard alien who Bulk and Skull befriend when they are prisoners in the Machine Arena in "A King for a Day Parts 1 & 2". He is portrayed by Koichi Sakamoto and voiced by Paul St. Peter (both uncredited).

Villains[edit]

Machine Empire[edit]

  • King Mondo
    The ruler of the Machine Empire. He is voiced by David Stenstrom.[14]
  • Queen Machina
    The queen of the Machine Empire. She is voiced by Alex Borstein.
  • Prince Sprocket
    The son of King Mondo and Queen Machina. He is voiced by Barbara Goodson.
  • Klank
    A robot that is loyal to King Mondo and Queen Machina. He is voiced by Oliver Page.
  • Orbus
    A floating module that is paired with Klank. When swung around by Klank, Orbus will make the monster grow. He is voiced by Barbara Goodson.
  • Louie Kaboom
    A missile-themed robot that was originally used by Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa to take control of the Machine Empire following King Mondo's apparent destruction only for Goldar and Rito to lose the remote control. He can transform into his missile form. When Prince Gasket and Archerina came, Louie was enchanted by Archerina and destroyed by the Super Zeo Ultrazord. He is voiced by Lex Lang (uncredited).
  • Prince Gasket
    Disowned older son of King Mondo and Queen Machina.
  • Princess Archerina
    The daughter of King Aradon who eloped with Prince Gasket. She is voiced by Melora Harte (uncredited).
  • Cogs
    The Machine Empire's foot soldiers. They pilot octopus-shaped jets called Quadrafighters and are able to blast lasers out of their eyes.
Machine Empire Monsters[edit]

The monsters of this show are robots created by the Machine Empire. They are adapted from the monsters featured in Chouriki Sentai Ohranger. To make a monster grow, Klank would swing Orbus around until he latched onto the monster emitting an energy that would enlarge the monster.

  • Staroid (voiced by Derek Stephen Prince) – A starfish-themed robot monster used by the Machine Empire. It was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord.
  • Silo (voiced by Bob Papenbrook in the first appearance, Kirk Thornton in the second appearance) – A robotic rocket monster used by the Machine Empire after the Cogs created it from some spare parts. He was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. Silo was later rebuilt and equipped with the Neo-Plutonium Armor which gave the Rangers a hard time. When he and the other Neo-Plutonium Armor-enhanced monsters were unleashed and enlarged, Billy reveals his analysis on the monsters where their upgraded state would make quick work of the Zeo Zords. Trey of Triforia was able to arrange for them to gain the Super Zeo Zords to fight Silo and the other monsters. Silo was destroyed by Super Zeo Zord 5.
  • Boohoo the Clown (voiced by Michael Sorich) – A robotic baby-themed clown monster used by the Machine Empire. Boohoo can emit a high frequency sound waves extremely painful to the human ear. It was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord.
  • People Pitcher (voiced by Ari Ross) – A robotic pitching machine/vacuum cleaner monster used by the Machine Empire. He shoots balls that trap anyone who hits them within his body. It was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord.
  • Digster (voiced by Derek Stephen Prince) – Digster is a robotic excavator monster used by the Machine Empire that was operated by levers pulled by the small mechanoid pilot on top of his head. It was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord.
  • Puppetman (voiced by Paul Pistore) – A robotic puppet from the "Captain Pete" show brought to life by the Machine Empire when the Cogs planted a transmitter on its backside. He hypnotized kids to be under his control. He was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. The Puppetman puppet was later rebuilt without the transmitter and returned to Captain Pete.
  • Leaky Faucet (voiced by Ezra Weisz) – A robotic faucet monster used by the Machine Empire after its costume was stolen from the set of "The Invasion of Blueface". The second version was used to pollute the water through the pipes and was destroyed by the Zeo Ultrazord. The first Leaky Faucet wore a yellow hard hat while the second Leaky Faucet wore a blue one.
  • Pumpkin Sorcerer – A robotic Jack-o'-lantern-themed witch monster used by the Machine Empire after its costume was stolen from the set of "The Invasion of Blueface".
  • Steambot – A robotic shower monster used by the Machine Empire after its costume was stolen from the set of "The Invasion of Blueface".
  • Traffic Kitty – A robotic cat-eared traffic signal monster used by the Machine Empire after its costume was stolen from the set of "The Invasion of Blueface".
  • Bucket of Bolts (voiced by Richard Epcar) – A robotic train monster used by the Machine Empire after its costume was stolen from the set of "The Invasion of Blueface". Its eye was a fusion of Leaky Faucet, Pumpkin Sorcerer, Steambot, and Traffic Kitty. In giant form, he turns himself into a train. It was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord when it destroyed the tracks it was on.
  • Video Vulture (voiced by Dave Mallow) – A robot vulture with a video camera for a head. Video Vulture transported the Rangers to Prince Sprocket's movie dimension. It was later used by Prince Gasket in the Machine Arena.
  • Hydro-Contaminators (voiced by Dan Woren) – The Hydro-Contaminators are robotic land mine-shaped beings that attacked Aquitar and poisoned its waters. One Hydro-Contaminator followed Cestro to Earth and begun its plan to pollute Earth's waters. It was destroyed by the Zeo Blaster. The rest of its people had made peace with the Aquitarians.
  • Adrian and Pollenator (voiced by Brian Tahash and Kirk Thornton) – Adrian and Pollenator are robotic cactus monsters created by King Mondo from Rocky's plants. They retained the bizarre hunger for metal from their plant form. Pollenator was destroyed by the Advanced Zeo Laser Pistols while Adrian's destruction was not seen.
  • Fortissimodo (voiced by Scott Page-Pagter) – A robotic piano monster used by the Machine Empire to capture the "mysterious piano player" who turned out to be Skull. It was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord.
  • Mean Screen (voiced by Karim Prince) – A robotic bird-faced computer monster used by the Machine Empire. He is capable of absorbing the information on all of the Power Rangers' weapons and even the Zords as well as causing technical malfunctions throughout Angel Grove. His screen was his main source of power. It was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord.
  • Mechanizer (voiced by Eddie Frierson) – A robotic piranha-faced tank/parasite monster used by the Machine Empire. Mondo sent Klank to set up an ambush and to destroy the Angel Grove University warehouse if the Rangers got too close to spare fuel cells. It destroyed in the warehouse explosion. Mechanizer was later rebuilt and equipped with the Neo-Plutonium Armor. This time, it was destroyed by the Super Zeo Zords 1 and 2.
  • Robocupid (voiced by Alex Borstein) – A robotic love-themed camera monster used by the Machine Empire. She specialized in the power to make humans develop obsessive attractions to nearby mechanical appliances. Even Robocupid is affected by her own powers as one of her beams reflects back at her and becomes attracted to Klank. It was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord.
  • Defoliator (voiced by Richard Epcar) – A robotic heat-manipulating scorpion monster used by the Machine Empire. He made the weather scorching hot in Angel Grove by destroying plants to produce a greenhouse effect which even affected Lt. Stone's plants. It was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord. New plants were brought to Angel Grove to reverse the effects.
  • Main Drain (voiced by Brad Orchard) – An energy-draining robotic construction-themed monster used by the Machine Empire. In battle, he shot his drain tubes underground and attached them to the Zeo Megazord. When Main Drain uses its energy-draining abilities, he can enhance his body into a stronger form. It was destroyed by the Red Battlezord.
  • Punch-A-Bunch (voiced by Bob Papenbrook) – A robotic boxing monster used by the Machine Empire. It was destroyed by the Red Battlezord.
  • Mace Face (voiced by Brad Orchard) – A spiked robot armadillo monster used by the Machine Empire. He had two forms: his regular spiked monster form and the form of a spiked ball. It was destroyed by the Zeo Mega Battlezord.
  • Autochthon (voiced by Richard Epcar) – Autochthon (pronounced "Aw-Tock-thon") is an ancient evil silkworm spirit that was accidentally awakened by Tommy's brother David Trueheart and took on a robotic appearance. This was a blunder of the Machine Empire's behalf for choosing the cave to hold David captive. It was destroyed by the Zeo Mega Battlezord.
  • Defector (voiced by Lex Lang) – A robotic monster created from the Machine Empire's scrap metal parts. His personality was controlled by a remote-control that was used by Klank. Defector posed as a traitor to the Royal House of Gadgetry as to earn the Rangers' trust and turn on them. As Rocky felt guilt over being tricked by Defector, he volunteered to use the Defender Wheel to destroy Defector.
  • Drill Master (voiced by Dan Woren) -A robotic drill monster used by the Machine Empire. He first appeared in Adam's nightmare where Zordonicus had Tommy fight Drill Master alongside a Quadrafighter. It was destroyed by the Red Zeo Ranger. A second version was later equipped with the Neo-Plutonium Armor. It was destroyed by the Super Zeo Zord 4.
  • Googleheimer the Toy Robot (voiced by Dave Mallow) – A robotic toy monster used by Prince Sprocket. It was destroyed by the Zeo Mega Battlezord.
  • Wrecking Ball (voiced by Michael Sorich) – A robot wrecking ball monster controlled by Prince Sprocket. It was destroyed by the Red Battlezord.
  • Admiral Abominator (voiced by Ezra Weisz) – A robotic admiral monster used by the Machine Empire. It wielded a sword and also had a bed of spikes built in underneath his coat. It was destroyed by the Zeo Mega Battlezord.
  • Wolfbane (voiced by Steve Kramer) – A robotic goblin/wolf monster used by the Machine Empire. It was destroyed by the Pyramidas.
  • Tarantabot (voiced by Steve McGowan) – A robotic tarantula monster used by the Machine Empire. It was destroyed by the Zeo Ultrazord.
  • Somnibot (voiced by Barbara Goodson) – A robotic sleep-inducing sloth monster used by the Machine Empire. Beaten once, it assumed a stronger second form. It was destroyed by the Zeo Ultrazord.
  • Varox – The Varox are a group of intergalactic robotic ivy-themed bounty hunters.
    • Borax (voiced by Bob Papenbrook) – A Varox that arrived on Earth when pursuing the Gold Ranger and became allied with King Mondo. He was destroyed by the Zeo Megazord.
    • Silver Team Commander – A Varox that led his fellow Varox in chasing after the Gold Ranger and Pyramidas following Borax's destruction. When a Varox shot Pyramidas enough for it to crash into Aquitar, the Silver Team Commander declared their mission a success and left unaware that the Gold Ranger survived.
    • Starboard Winger (voiced by Bob Papenbrook) – A Varox that partook in chasing after the Gold Ranger and Pyramidas following Borax's destruction. This version has rounder eye coverings and wears a scarf.
  • Hosehead (voiced by Dave Mallow) – A robotic UFO-themed monster with tentacles used by the Machine Empire. It was among the Machine Empire monsters that were modified by the Neo-Plutonium Armor. It was destroyed by the Super Zeo Zord 3.
  • Tough Tusks (voiced by Michael Sorich) – A robotic mammoth monster created by Louie Kaboom from Emily's elephant-head necklace. He shot a bluish-white energy beam from his forehead. It was destroyed by the Super Zeo Megazord.
  • Midas Monster (voiced by Dave Mallow) – A robotic Golden Retriever monster used by Louie Kaboom. This monster first appeared in the form of a small dog statue known as the Midas Hound. It could transform ordinary items into gold, but soon began transforming things at random on its own. It was destroyed by the Zeo Ultrazord.
  • Cruel Chrome (voiced by David Walsh) – A robotic hunter monster created by Prince Gasket from Detective Stone's wave runner. He was able to fire a hazardous water-like substance on the Rangers from a hose-like weapon. It was destroyed by the Super Zeo Ultrazord.
  • Altor (voiced by Kirk Thornton) – A robotic Gold Ranger-themed monster used by Prince Gasket. It temporarily used Tommy's skills and strength. Altor faced off against Jason in the Machine Arena. It was destroyed by the Gold Ranger.
  • Protectron (voiced by Richard Epcar) – A robotic monster used by Prince Gasket to guard the Chronosapios (a time-turning item that resembles a crystal ball). It was destroyed by the Super Zeo Megazord and the Warrior Wheel.
  • Nuklifier (voiced by Kirk Thornton) – A robotic guardsman monster used by Prince Gasket. He wielded a spear and shot orange energy from it. He could also shoot this energy stream from a cannon in his forehead. It was destroyed by Auric the Conqueror.
  • Mechaterpillar (voiced by Brianne Siddall) – A powerful robotic caterpillar monster created by Prince Gasket from Detective Stone's "Mechaterpillar 2000" fishing lure. It was able to separate itself into different parts. It was destroyed by the Pyramidas.
  • Cog Changer (voiced by Michael Sorich) – Cog Changer was a cog-themed robot monster used by the Machine Empire to access the Zeo technology. He was capable of replacing the cogs on the Zeo Jet Cycles with evil ones that would cause the Rangers to lose control of the Bikes. After fusing with Impursonator, their composite monster form was destroyed by the Super Zeo Megazord and Warrior Wheel. He is voiced by Michael Sorich.
  • Impursonator – Impursonator was a powerful purse monster accidentally created by Rita Repulsa from Katherine's ugly purse. Her rubbery skin made her nearly impervious to physical harm as the rapid-fire punches of the Red Battlezord only briefly stunned her. She could fire pink lightning bolts from her hands and had the ability to absorb the energy from any attack thrown at her. She could then use this energy to fire enhanced lightning blasts. It's only weakness was her distraction, evident when she ignored a direct order from Rita to remain in one of the Zeo Megazords and got called back for punishment. After fusing with Cog Changer, their composite monster form was destroyed by the Super Zeo Megazord and the Warrior Wheel. She is voiced by Wendee Lee.

Besides some of the monsters listed above, some of the monsters from the last season made cameos in the two-part episode "King for a Day" as members of the Machine Arena's audience. They consist of:

  • Soccadillo – An armadillo monster.
  • Oysterizer – An oyster monster.
  • Octophanton – An octopus/elephant monster.
  • Vampirus – A Baku/vampire bat monster.
  • Artistmole – A Mujina/mole monster.
  • Lanterra – An oriental lantern monster.
  • Marvo the Meanie – An Amanojaku monster.
  • Centiback – A football-playing Ōmukade monster.
  • Hate Master – A Nue monster.
  • Miss Chief – A Kasha/firefighter monster.
  • See Monster – A Mokumokuren monster.
  • Brick Bully – A Nurikabe/brick monster in its second form.
  • Sinister Simian – An ape monster.
  • Blue Globber – A slime monster in the form where it sports the Aquitian Ranger helmets.
  • Dischordia – A Yama-uba monster. Both her dress form and her battle form were seen.
  • Bratboy – A Zashiki-warashi monster.
  • Unused Ninja Sentai Kakuranger monster Binbōgami
  • Unused Ninja Sentai Kakuranger monster Kasabake
  • Unused Ninja Sentai Kakuranger monster Keukegen
  • Unused Ninja Sentai Kakuranger monster Noppera-bō
  • Unused Ninja Sentai Kakuranger monster Rokurokubi minus the head
  • Unused Ninja Sentai Kakuranger monster Shirouneri

Evil Space Aliens[edit]

  • Lord Zedd
    The husband of Rita Repulsa. When the Machine Empire forced them off the Moon, Zedd worked to take revenge on the Machine Empire through whatever way possible. He is portrayed by Ed Neal and voiced by Robert Axelrod.
  • Rita Repulsa
    A witch who became the wife of Lord Zedd. When the Machine Empire forced them off the moon, Rita worked to take revenge on the Machine Empire through whatever way possible. She is portrayed by Carla Perez and voiced by Barbara Goodson.
  • Finster
    The leprechaun-themed henchman of Rita. After the Machine Empire forced Zedd and Rita off the Moon, Finster was among those who were evacuated. He later returned with Zedd and Rita in a plot to take revenge on the Machine Empire. He is voiced by Robert Axelrod.
  • Goldar
    The manticore-themed minion of Rita Repulsa. He and Rito had amnesia following the Command Center's explosion and were roped into Bulk and Skull's plans until Lord Zedd restored their memories. He is voiced by Kerrigan Mahan.
  • Rito Revolto
    The Gashadokuro/skeleton-themed brother of Rita. He is voiced by Bob Papenbrook.
  • Squatt and Baboo
    Squatt is a hobgoblin-like minion of Rita and Baboo is a vampire-like minion of Rita. When the Machine Empire attacked Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa's castle on the Moon, Squatt and Baboo were evacuated and remained with Master Vile while Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa worked on ways to get revenge on the Machine Empire. They are voiced by Michael Sorich and Dave Mallow.
  • Master Vile
    The father of Rita Repulsa and Rito Revolto. Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd had to flee to Master Vile's world when the Machine Empire attacked. Master Vile considered the Machine Empire to be more evil than him as they destroy everything. He is voiced by Simon Prescott.
  • Tengas
    The crow-like foot soldiers of Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa.

Identity of the Gold Ranger[edit]

During the middle of the series, the identity of the Gold Ranger was a constant teaser and a central plot theme. After many episodes of speculation, with other characters like Billy Cranston, David Trueheart, and even Eugene Skullovitch suspected, it was revealed the Gold Ranger was Trey of Triforia, a new character. Former Red Ranger, Jason Lee Scott, obtained the powers of the Gold Ranger after Trey lost the ability to transform. Actor Brad Hawkins, who played Ryan Steele on VR Troopers, voiced the Gold Ranger early on. Saban had supposedly planned to use him after the end of VR Troopers as Ryan and put that series into the continuity of Power Rangers. However, for unknown reasons (believed to be scheduling conflicts), he was not used as the identity of the Gold Ranger, and instead Ted, Tim and Tom DiFilippo portrayed the three parts of Trey.

Episodes[edit]

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"A Zeo Beginning"Isaac FlorentineDouglas SloanApril 20, 1996 (1996-04-20)
April 23, 1996 (1996-04-23)
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The teens can hardly believe what they've seen-the Command Center, their sanctuary from the devious Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd, lies in ruins before them, the fate of their friends Alpha 5 and their mentor Zordon uncertain. It looks like this is indeed the end of the Rangers. But the end is always a new beginning. Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita's celebration comes to a screeching halt when the Machine Empire arrives, intent on conquering Earth. Fleeing for their lives, Zedd and Rita are forced to move in with Master Vile in the M51 Galaxy as Master Vile labels the Machine Empire to be worse than him. Zordon then tells the Rangers that they no longer need fear Zedd and Rita-even they have fled before the terrifying power of the Ranger's new foe: The Machine Empire has arrived and is intent on making Earth their next conquest. Meanwhile, Rito Revolto and Goldar have lost their memories, and are running loose on the streets of Angel Grove. They soon find Bulk and Skull, and in exchange for shelter, Rito and Goldar agree to become their butlers.
1583"The Shooting Star"Vickie BronaughJackie MarchandApril 24, 1996 (1996-04-24)346
Tanya's new boyfriend Shawn has to pass his exams, or he won't be the baseball team's captain anymore, but she's shocked when she finds out that he plans to cheat. Meanwhile, King Mondo plans to sabotage the new zords Billy and Alpha are constructing, so that his machine monster Staroid can demolish the city.
1594"Target Rangers"Vickie BronaughStewart St. JohnApril 25, 1996 (1996-04-25)347
Rocky's computer science project is challenging, but not half as challenging as his beautiful lab partner, Jennifer. While Rocky is trying to figure out a way to ask the intimidating computer whiz to a dance, King Mondo and Queen Machina plan on stealing the project for use in their latest diabolical creation; a ballistic baddie called Silo.
1605"For Cryin' Out Loud"Robert RadlerAl WinchellApril 27, 1996 (1996-04-27)348
As a school project, Tommy Oliver and Katherine must pretend to be married. And to make the exercise more realistic, Katherine brings along Joey, whom she's offered to baby-sit for the duration of the experiment. Joey's crying is driving them nuts, but when King Mondo sends the machine monster Boohoo the Clown to amplify the baby's wail, the effects are devastating. If the Rangers can't get the child to stop crying, he'll lay waste to Angel Grove.
1616"Rangers in the Outfield"Robert RadlerBrett D. BornApril 29, 1996 (1996-04-29)349
When Tanya exhibits a natural talent for pitching, it makes Shawn jealous. And when she strikes Shawn out, he gets downright hostile. Shawn decides to get in a little batting practice, and Rocky and Adam join him. This plays right into Prince Sprocket's plans: his fiendish machine monster People Pitcher sucks Rocky in, and it's up to Tommy to get him out before it's too late.
1627"Every Dog Has His Day"Robert RadlerMark HoffmeierApril 30, 1996 (1996-04-30)350
Katherine trains a dog, Smokey, to help the fire department locate trouble. However, when Smokey's nose sniffs out King Mondo's latest scheme involving the machine monster Digster, Katherine's the one who finds trouble: she has to single-handedly fend off the Machine King's minions without her Zeonizer and a swollen ankle.
1638"The Puppet Blaster"Isaac FlorentineStewart St. JohnMay 1, 1996 (1996-05-01)351
The Machine Empire targets popular Angel Grove children's show host captain Pete and his friendly robot Puppetman. They convert the bot into a machine monster and use him to brainwash the kids into going on a riot, not to mention acting as human shields when the Zeo Rangers attempt to put a stop to the misdeeds. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull are forced to watch Lt. Stone's nephew, a brat who doesn't need brainwashing to make their life a living nightmare.
1649"Invasion of the Ranger Snatchers"Isaac FlorentineGilles WheelerMay 2, 1996 (1996-05-02)352
Rocky is star-struck when he, Katherine, and Tanya become extras in a sci-fi film shooting in Angel Grove. The movie-making bug also bites Prince Sprocket, but he decides that what he wants to do is direct....the end of the Rangers that is. He does this by transforming the costumes of Leaky Faucet, Pumpkin Sorcerer, Steambot, and Traffic Kitty into machine monsters as Video Vulture transports the Rangers into his movie dimension.
16510"Graduation Blues"Isaac FlorentineMark LittonMay 4, 1996 (1996-05-04)353
Billy finds out that because of all his extracurricular credit, he's graduating from Angel Grove High early. There's just one problem-Billy has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. It seems like that question is answered for him when Cestro of the Alien Rangers crash-lands on Earth to seek his help. He wants Billy to come to Aquitar with him to help the Aquitans deal with the Hydro-Contaminators. Unfortunately for Cestro, one Hydro-Contaminator has followed him to Earth.
16611"A Few Bad Seeds"Vickie BronaughRichard GoodmanMay 6, 1996 (1996-05-06)354
Rocky's botany class project gets a little out of hand-the wacky weed eats metal, and grows like-well-a weed. King Mondo sees the potential in the seedling and turns it into the cactus machine monsters Adrian and Pollenator.
16712"Instrument of Destruction"Vickie BronaughBuzz Alden & Charlotte FullertonMay 7, 1996 (1996-05-07)355
The guidance counselor wants Adam and Skull to broaden their studies, so they find themselves in music class, with Skull against his will. As Adam investigates a mysterious piano player, he finds himself in a competition with the machine monster Fotissimodo to see who will find out his identity first.
16813"Mean Screen"Vickie BronaughRon Milbauer & Terri HughesMay 8, 1996 (1996-05-08)356
In Angel Grove High's new computer lab, Adam and Tanya are getting a guided tour of cyberspace from resident computer whiz Raymond when strange things begin to happen all over town. It seems King Mondo's latest machine monster Mean Screen has crafted the ultimate computer virus, and it's messing up every piece of electronic equipment in Angel Grove-including the Zords.
16914"Mr. Billy's Wild Ride"Douglas SloanAl WinchellMay 11, 1996 (1996-05-11)357
At long last, Billy is returning from Aquitar, where the Aquitians have found a peaceful solution to their problems with the Hydro-Contaminators. Unfortunately, King Mondo is out to make Billy's life much less peaceful, by throwing his spaceship way off course and making use of his machine monster Mechanizer.
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"There's No Business Like Snow Business"Douglas SloanDouglas SloanMay 13, 1996 (1996-05-13)
May 14, 1996 (1996-05-14)
May 15, 1996 (1996-05-15)
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Tommy is depressed when he receives a letter from Kimberly, saying that she met someone in Florida and is breaking up with him, so he goes with Katherine and Billy to take some much-needed rest and relaxation on a snowboarding weekend, where he meets snowboarding champion Heather, who develops a crush on him. King Mondo, however, can neither rest nor relax until he has conquered the Earth. To that end, he creates Robocupid, an infernal machine which makes the humans of Angel Grove fall madly in love with machines and electronics. The teens continue their snowboarding weekend, and Tommy and Heather grow closer, but they are called away again. While they are chillin' in the mountains, things are heating up in Angel Grove. Mondo's Defoliator monster is stepping up the greenhouse effect in Angel Grove. Defoiliator heats things up for the teens, including a depressed Tommy. But, this guy appears to be undefeatable. Heather has grown impatient with Tommy's sudden disappearances, but Katherine persuades her to give him another chance and arranges a meal for them at the Angel Grove Youth Center. Sadly, Tommy is called away when the monster attacks the town, and despite Tommy's promise to return as soon as he can, Heather walks out of his life for good. But maybe it isn't such a loss- it turns out Katherine has feelings for Tommy- and he may just feel the same.
17318"Inner Spirit"Robert RadlerMark Hoffmeier & Mark LittonMay 16, 1996 (1996-05-16)361
Tommy finds himself having a recurring dream about True of Heart, the man who guided him on his quest for his piece of the Zeo Crystal. When Tommy meets Sam Trueheart, a Native American artist who looks just like the old mystic, he's even more confused. There's no time to ponder this mystery, however, because a more pressing mystery needs to be solved: who or what is sucking all the energy out of Angel Grove? And where is all that energy going? The culprit is King Mondo's machine monster Main Drain.
17419"Challenges"Robert RadlerMark LittonMay 18, 1996 (1996-05-18)362
Tommy sees a young man in the desert who could be his double. But before Tommy can find out who the young man is, Sam Trueheart appears and tells Tommy that another quest lies before him, and only the end of that quest can reveal the identity of the young man. Meanwhile, Ernie's new boxing ring sparks an interest with Prince Sprocket. Not being the athletic type, Sprocket creates his own Great Metallic Hope: Punch-A-Bunch. Punch-A-Bunch goes toe-to-toe with Adam, capturing the budding-boxer and forcing Tommy to face the monster in the ring to save his teammate. It all works out as Tommy finds the solution to his spiritual unrest when he meets a man who claims to be his brother.
17520"Found and Lost"Robert RadlerMark Litton & Stewart St. JohnMay 20, 1996 (1996-05-20)363
The identity of the young man in Tommy's quest is revealed, and Tommy can scarcely believe it. Meanwhile, Mondo has his plans for the mysterious stranger-plans that will be carried out by his latest creation Mace Face.
17621"Brother, Can You Spare an Arrowhead?"Terence H. WinklessMark LittonSeptember 9, 1996 (1996-09-09)401
Tommy must find a way to rescue his brother from a cave of evil spirits while the other Rangers battle Mace Face. Once Mace Face is destroyed, the Rangers must help in defeating the evil spirit Autochthon.
17722"Trust in Me"Terence H. WinklessAl WinchellSeptember 10, 1996 (1996-09-10)402
Rocky tries to befriend a blind martial artist, but her mistrust keeps him at arms' length. All of the Rangers learn a valuable lesson about trust when King Mondo sends down the scrap metal machine monster Defector to trick them.
17823"It Came from Angel Grove"Robert RadlerJoseph KuhrSeptember 11, 1996 (1996-09-11)416

Adam finds himself in a fearsome situation when the other Rangers are transformed into classic monster-movie characters where his encounter with Rita and Zedd has them claiming that King Mondo is responsible. They tell him that he needs to claim some items to undo the spell. Tommy is a vampire whose cape gets claimed by Adam. Rocky is a werewolf whose shedded fur Adam finds during the conflict. Bulk is a mummy who Adam unravels to get his bandages. Kat is a witch that was previously in cat form whose necklace gets claimed. When Adam confronts Zordonicus, he ends up having to pair Tommy up against a Quadrafighter and the machine monster Drill Master.

Note: This episode was released straight to video on August 20, 1996 before appearing on television. It was also dedicated to Carol Michelle Mickelson, who died on March 29, 1996. She was a young fan with a terminal illness who visited the set of the show when this episode was being filmed and died just before it was released on tape.
17924"Bulk Fiction"Terence H. WinklessJackie MarchandSeptember 12, 1996 (1996-09-12)403
Bulk gets a crush on the Police Captain's daughter and asks the teen's advice on how to impress her which keeps getting Lt. Stone in trouble with his superior. Meanwhile, the Rangers must face Prince Sprocket's newest toy, Googleheimer the Toy Robot.
18025"Song Sung Yellow"Robert RadlerBuzz Alden & Charlotte FullertonSeptember 13, 1996 (1996-09-13)404
Tanya is offered a chance at a singing career, but it looks like the Machine Empire might wreck her chances. Tommy in the Red Battlezord squares off against the Wrecking Ball monster.
18126"Game of Honor"Robert RadlerBrett D. BornSeptember 16, 1996 (1996-09-16)405
Adam and Shawn are both training hard for a Kung Fu tournament. But Shawn has a secret weapon. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull are sent by Detective Stone to investigate why some trees are going down and have an encounter with King Mondo's machine monster Admiral Abominator.
18227"The Power of Gold"Robert RadlerAl WinchellSeptember 17, 1996 (1996-09-17)406
King Mondo's plan to conquer the Rangers with Wolfbane is interrupted by the appearance of a mysterious stranger--who also seems to wield the power of the Zeo Crystal.
18328"A Small Problem"Vickie BronaughMark HoffmeierSeptember 19, 1996 (1996-09-19)407
The Rangers must find a way to help their friends when Prince Sprocket shrinks Tommy and Katherine and places them in a terrarium with a hungry tarantula. Once Tommy and Katherine are rescued, the Rangers will have to deal with Tarantabot.
18429"A Season to Remember"Robert RadlerJackie MarchandNovember 27, 1996 (1996-11-27)425
An elderly Tommy recounts to his grandchild about the time that a spell cast on the teens by King Mondo causes them to be intolerable toward other cultures during the holiday season.
18530"Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise"Robert RadlerGilles WheelerSeptember 20, 1996 (1996-09-20)408
Katherine competes in a surfing competition, but faces danger when a rebuilt Leaky Faucet monster puts toxic Cog oil in all the water in Angel Grove.
18631"Rock-a-Bye Power Rangers"Vickie BronaughTony Oliver & Barbara A. OliverSeptember 23, 1996 (1996-09-23)409
After two weeks of constant Cog attacks by the Machine Empire, the Zeo Rangers are running ragged, exhausted by both their superhero duties and those of their normal life. Having gotten them to a weakened, sleep-deprived state, King Mondo sends down Somnibot, whose lullaby spell-singing manages to exploit this Achilles heel. Can the Gold Ranger wake them in time? Meanwhile, Bulk & Skull are entrusted with guarding a safe containing a valuable item for one whole day unaware that a cat burglar has his eye on it.
18732"Do I Know You?"Vickie BronaughAl WinchellSeptember 27, 1996 (1996-09-27)410
The mystery of the Gold Ranger's true identity intensifies when Borax, a member of the bounty hunter race known as the Varox, arrives on Earth targeting the Rangers' new ally with savage intent. King Mondo sees great promise in an alliance with Borax and offers to help him defeat and ensnare the Gold Ranger. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull are hired to find a woman's dog, who went missing following a recent landing of Pyramidas.
18833"Revelations of Gold"Vickie BronaughShuki Levy & Shell DanielsonOctober 3, 1996 (1996-10-03)411
The Varox attack the Gold Ranger, and he must seek refuge on Earth, asking the Rangers for help. This fails and he ends up crashlanding on Aquitar where the Varox assume him to be terminated as the Gold Ranger is revealed to be Trey of Triforia. Meanwhile, Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa secretly return to the Moon to reclaim their evil empire, while tracking down Goldar and Rito.
18934"A Golden Homecoming"Vickie BronaughDouglas SloanOctober 4, 1996 (1996-10-04)412
The Machine Empire tries to stop Tommy from bringing a new recipient for the Golden powers to the Power Chamber. This recipient turns out to be Jason. The Rangers must use the Super Zeozords to battle a rebuilt Silo, Mechanizer, Drill Master, and Hosehead who are now equipped with Neo-Plutonium Armor. Meanwhile in Rito and Goldar's dreams, Zedd and Rita are berating them and tell them that they have big plans that require their help. After remembering who they are, Rito and Goldar leave Bulk and Skull.
19035"Mondo's Last Stand"Robert RadlerMark LittonOctober 9, 1996 (1996-10-09)413
As the Zeo Rangers quickly warm up to their new teammate, Rocky finds himself feeling left out and rejected. When King Mondo comes to Earth to retrieve a massively powerful sword, so he can destroy our heroes; personally, Rocky faces the giant Machine Empire ruler alone in an attempt to prove himself. He learns a hard lesson in teamwork and pays the price for his jealousy towards Jason. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull are hired to track down the original Burble Baby Food baby, leading them to suspect Jason. However, Ernie foils them by revealing that he's the original Burble Baby Food Baby, and he is awarded a lifetime supply of baby food. Also, Goldar and Rito are reunited with Rita & Zedd on the Moon.
19136"Bomber in the Summer"Robert RadlerStewart St. JohnOctober 11, 1996 (1996-10-11)414
Ernie's plans to open a new Beach Club are spoiled by a group of tough motorcycle teens, while Rita and Lord Zedd conspire to overthrow the Machine Empire. Goldar and Rito launch Louie Kaboom from Earth, but accidentally loses the remote and earns their fury. One of the bikers named Emily befriends Jason and her elephant-headed necklace gets transformed into Tough Tusk by Louie Kaboom.
19237"Scent of a Weasel"Douglas SloanBrett D. BornOctober 23, 1996 (1996-10-23)415
The gang participates in a charity fashion show, where Skull plays bodyguard to a supermodel. Not to be upstaged by Louie Kaboom, Queen Machina sends Stenchy to raise a big stink. Zedd and Rita attempt to try and regain control of Louie Kaboom.
19338"The Lore of Auric"Douglas SloanJackie MarchandOctober 25, 1996 (1996-10-25)417
Aisha sends a package for Tanya that includes a key and a map of the island on which Tanya's parents disappeared. Desperate to find them, she entrusts the key to Jason while she goes to the island. Louie Kaboom takes an interest in the key upon discovering that it will unleash an enormous being. Frustrated when Auric the Conqueror won't do his bidding, Louie tosses the key away. Prince Sprocket eagerly snatches it up. He then tricks Auric into thinking that the Rangers are evil so that he will fight them. To the Rangers' dismay, Auric won't listen to them when they try to reason with him until Billy saves the day by recovering the key. Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita use a super magnet in an attempt to return Louie Kaboom to their control. However, they're humiliated by Rito's efforts due to him incorrectly logging in the coordinates and leading to Zedd yelling at him for getting Detective Stone's car.
19439"The Ranger Who Came in from the Gold"Douglas SloanMark HoffmeierOctober 31, 1996 (1996-10-31)418
Katherine and Tanya are working on a ballet based on Midas; Jason and Adam are dancing in it against their will. Bulk and Skull need a job, so they bet the girls that they can get all the necessary props for the play. They go to find an assortment of gold props and get more than they can handle when Skull finds a golden dog statue that turns things to gold. When the Rangers realize it's a trap, they go to battle, and Jason gets turned to gold. Meanwhile, Louie Kaboom has wrestled control of the Machine Empire. He imprisons and exiles Queen Machina and Prince Sprocket. Zedd and Rita's attempt to take back their evil empire runs into a temporary snag when they must deal with an unexpected flat tire on their mobile base.
19540"The Joke's on Blue"Isaac FlorentineJim Suave & Colleen WhiteNovember 5, 1996 (1996-11-05)419
There's a new student at Angel Grove High as well as two detectives that intend to replace Bulk and Skull. Practical jokes run rampant, and it seems that no one is safe, so Bulk & Skull and their competition are hired to find the culprits. Meanwhile on the Moon, Zedd and Rita exiles Rito and Goldar out of their mobile base for their failures to recapture Louie Kaboom until they find something that could help them. Prince Sprocket is less than thrilled when his older brother Prince Gasket and his wife Princess Archerina arrive. After Machina tells them of their plight, Gasket and Archerina hatch a plan to get rid of Louie Kaboom by making him fall in love with Archerina and make him do her bidding. Goldar and Rito witness the exchange and attempt to tell Zedd and Rita, only to learn they have already known about it.
19641"Where In The World is Zeo Ranger 5?"Isaac FlorentineStewart St. JohnNovember 6, 1996 (1996-11-06)420
The teens are stunned when Tommy mysteriously disappears. When their search for the missing Ranger proves fruitless, they must battle the noxious Cruel Chrome without him. Meanwhile, Gasket plans to use Tommy against the other rangers. On the Moon, Goldar and Rito must fix the engine of the mobile base, but Rito unwittingly sends it for a ride with Zedd and Rita inside. Also, Bulk and Skull are tasked with washing Stone's wavejumper.
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"King for a Day"Isaac Florentine & Koichi SakamotoAl WinchellNovember 7, 1996 (1996-11-07)
November 8, 1996 (1996-11-08)
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The Rangers are alarmed when Bulk and Skull recount their run-in with Zeo Ranger 5, especially since they have yet to find him. Tommy has been brainwashed into thinking he's the King of the Machine Empire and that the Rangers are evil. Jason and Katherine go to where Bulk and Skull claim to have seen him; Jason gets sucked into another dimension where he must face Altor and later Tommy, who is more than willing to destroy him. While watching the fight on the TV, a horrified Goldar and Rito inform Zedd and Rita of their findings. Two of the Rangers would then disappear, and no one at the Command Center had an idea on how to find them. They can only watch in horror as Tommy tries to destroy his best friend. Bulk and Skull get sucked into the dimension too and make an ally of a fellow prisoner named Tritor who has a plan to help them escape. While amused at first by the fight, Rita and Zedd realize the horrifying truth that if something isn't done, the Machine Empire will be victorious. They also recognize if the Machine Empire succeeds and finds out they're back on the Moon, they could force Zedd and Rita back into exile again. Despite their desire to destroy the Rangers, they aid the Rangers in getting what they need.
19944"A Brief Mystery of Time"Robert RadlerBuzz Alden & Charlotte FullertonNovember 11, 1996 (1996-11-11)423
Tommy keeps reliving the same day over and over again, but no one else notices anything weird, making him feel like he's going crazy. Upon visiting the Power Chamber, they discover something very distressing. They immediately go to fix the problem and find Protectron determined to stop them. Things quickly worsen when the Cogs, Prince Gasket, and Archerina enter the fray. Will the Rangers be able to prevent this catastrophe?
20045"A Mystery to Me"Robert RadlerJackie MarchandNovember 14, 1996 (1996-11-14)424
The Rangers are invited to a "Whodunit Charity Party" in which they role-play to discover where Detective Stone went. Archerina uses the opportunity to trap all the Rangers except Katherine, making it seem like they are disappearing for real. Archerina's jealousy of Katherine overcomes her to the point that she wants to destroy her personally. Katherine must face her enemies all alone when neither she nor Zordon can contact the other Rangers. She does get help against Nuklifier from Auric the Conqueror.
20146"Another Song and Dance"Robert RadlerBrett D. BornNovember 15, 1996 (1996-11-15)426
Tommy has to perform a musical number for class, but he's afraid he's a little off-key. With Tanya's help and plenty of practice, Tommy hits all the right notes. But after Machina's spell, things aren't going so well for our budding Enrico Caruso. It's a terrible thing--they can't talk; they must sing, even when they don't want to even when the Rangers face off against Mechaterpillar.
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"Rangers of Two Worlds"Larry LittonMark LittonNovember 20, 1996 (1996-11-20)
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Billy's regenerator has a disturbing side effect and turns him into an old man. Rita tries to change Katherine into a monster, but gets her purse instead. Impursanator proves to be the strongest monster the Rangers face until King Mondo, fully rebuilt, sends her away, enraging Rita. As a result of sabotage from Mondo's greatest monster Cog Changer, Billy becomes trapped in the Zeo Megazord while still aging as Mondo and Rita's monsters take control. To even up the score, the Alien Rangers travel to Earth and help defeat the monsters. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull take the test for their detectives licenses. During the monster attack, they believe it to be part of the test to see if the can concentrate under fire, even as the office falls apart around them.
20449"Hawaii Zeo"Vickie BronaughAl WinchellNovember 22, 1996 (1996-11-22)429
Tommy asks Katherine out on a date when Ernie puts on a luau at the Beach Club. Gasket and Archerina send Cogs to spoil the party. Meanwhile, Jason's Gold Ranger powers start to weaken. After failing to defeat the Rangers, King Mondo returns and forces Gasket and Archerina to flee.
20550"Good as Gold"Vickie BronaughDouglas SloanNovember 23, 1996 (1996-11-23)430
Jason, after fighting King Mondo's allies, finds out to his horror, that he's losing his powers as well as his strength. Pursued by Rita, Lord Zedd, and the Machine Empire, who are all greedy for his powers, he finds himself helpless. But when Zedd and Rita get into a fight with Mondo, he makes a narrow escape, and teleports to Angel Grove and collapses at the juice bar. The Rangers take Jason to the command center, and Zordon tells them that Jason will lose his Powers and life if the Gold Ranger's Powers are not transferred back to Trey, which can only happen when the Earth, Aquitar, and Triforia are aligned. Alpha 5 gives the Rangers a map with which they find the place for the power transfer. King Mondo furiously orders Cogs to prevent it. As the Rangers get to the location for the transfer, they are attacked by Cogs. They fight them, and ship into action as Rocky comes just in time as the Gold Ranger's powers transfer back to Trey. Trey helps, but when King Mondo arrives super-sized with allies, the Rangers are forced to grow giant size too by Trey's magical powers. Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita decide to try to trick King Mondo and set him up. They go to the scene, watch the fray from a safe distance, and have plans for both enemies no matter who wins. In the end, the Rangers win, but King Mondo's allies and he are not destroyed. Instead, they retreat to Zedd and Rita's delight. On the Moon, King Mondo quickly confronts them for not assisting him against the Rangers. Zedd and Rita pretend they have given up and offer a gift to the Machine Empire as a peace offering. They quickly leave in their base, which Prince Sprocket opens the present, and there's an explosion. While driving away laughing, Zedd proudly proclaims, they're back and King Mondo swears revenge against him and Rita. In the end, Jason takes his leave alongside his girlfriend, Emily, as Tommy heads out with Katherine by his side.

Home media releases[edit]

Starting in August 1996, several episodes of Power Rangers Zeo were released on VHS.

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Zeo Quest (contains: "Attack of the 60' Bulk", "Water You Thinking?", "Along Came a Spider", "Sowing the Seas of Evil", "Hogday Afternoon" (Parts 1 and 2), and "A Zeo Beginning" Parts 1 and 2) August 6, 1996 Saban Home Entertainment/WarnerVision Family Entertainment 42060-3 Contains The Following Previews at the Beginning:
Power Rangers Zeo: It Came From Angel Grove (1996)
Power Rangers Zeo: 'Tis the Season to be Zeo (1996), Masked Rider: Ferbus' First Christmas (1995)
Masked Rider (Featuring Ones For:Escape from Edenoi: Special 2 Part Mini-Series (1995), Super Gold: Special 2 Part Mini-Series (1995), Book and Tape Cassette and Collectible Action Figures (1995), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: A Friend in Need" Parts 1, 2, & 3 (1995))
Power Rangers Zeo: Zeo Quest (1996)

And A Promo For:
Power Rangers Zeo: Deluxe Super Zeo Megazord Action Figures Advertisement

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"It Came from Angel Grove" August 20, 1996 42061-3 Contains The Following Previews at the Beginning:
Power Rangers Zeo: Zeo Quest (1996)
Power Rangers Zeo: 'Tis the Season to be Zeo (1996), Masked Rider: Ferbus' First Christmas (1995)
Masked Rider (Featuring Ones For:Escape from Edenoi: Special 2 Part Mini-Series (1995), Super Gold: Special 2 Part Mini-Series (1995), Book and Tape Cassette and Collectible Action Figures (1995), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: A Friend in Need" Parts 1, 2, & 3 (1995))
Sweet Valley High (Featuring Ones For:Kidnapped, Dangerous) (1994)
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Lord Zedd's Monster Heads (1995)

At The End of the Series:
Bonus! Includes never-before-seen music video! Fright Night

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In 2012, Shout Factory announced that it had reached an exclusive distribution deal with Saban for shows such as Power Rangers and Big Bad Beetleborgs. Power Rangers Zeo was released on DVD in August 2012, as part of a Time-Life exclusive boxed set containing seasons 1–7. The show later became available independently of the boxed set in two volumes, each containing 25 episodes, released November 12, 2013, and February 11, 2014.

Comics[edit]

Image Comics began publication of a Power Rangers Zeo comic in August 1996. It featured scripts by Tom and Mary Bierbaum, and art by Todd Nauck and Norm Rapmund. Four issues were drawn but only one was released before Image Comics lost the license.[17]

During the events of "Shattered Grid," the Zeo Rangers existed in their own bubble of reality and are seen fighting the Machine Empire. Upon further revelation, it is revealed that Lord Drakkon has taken Tommy's place and is holding him hostage. He steals Adam's Zeo Morpher to use the Green Zeo Powers to create more soldiers for his army, and slits Tommy's throat before leaving the Zeo Rangers' world. Later, Katherine, Tanya, Rocky, and Jason are summoned from their universe to fight the forces of Drakkon, with Adam being left behind in their world due to the corruption of his Green Zeo morpher.

Tanya joined a team of Rangers in "Beyond the Grid," the follow up to "Shattered Grid," alongside the Ranger Slayer, The Magna Defender, Andros, Cameron, and the Dark Ranger.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mifflin, Lawrie (April 10, 1996). "TV Notes; New, Improved 'Rangers'". The New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2010.
  2. ^ Griffiths, Ian (March 23, 1997). "The famous five power back: A new breed of Power Ranger is eyeing your money, warns Ian Griffiths". The Independent. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  3. ^ Maurstad, Tom (April 20, 1996). "Power Rangers Being 'replaced'". Wilmington Morning Star. Retrieved August 20, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Mangan, Jennifer (May 9, 1996). "Costly Changes". Chicago Tribune. p. Tempo 3. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  5. ^ Willens, Michele (April 20, 1996). "Can the Rangers Zeonize Back to Mere Hit Status?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 9, 2022.
  6. ^ "Power Rangers Origins and Evolutions". ComingSoon.net. March 20, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
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  8. ^ Terence H. Winkless (director); Jackie Marchand (writer) (September 12, 1996). "Bulk Fiction". Power Rangers Zeo. Episode 24. Fox Kids.
  9. ^ "10 Best Red Power Rangers Ranked By Their Ability To Lead". Screen Rant. February 26, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  10. ^ "Power Rangers: 5 Ways Tommy Was The Greatest Ranger Of All Time (& 5 Closest Contenders)". Screen Rant. May 12, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  11. ^ "Power Rangers: 10 Fan Favorite Black Characters Over The Years". Screen Rant. February 18, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  12. ^ "Power Rangers: Who Was The Original Gold Ranger?". Screen Rant. June 24, 2019. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Power Rangers Zords: A Guide to Their Mighty Morphin Giant Robots". ComingSoon.net. March 23, 2017. Retrieved June 3, 2021.
  14. ^ "Power Rangers: The 25 Most Powerful Villains, Officially Ranked". Screen Rant. May 1, 2021. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  15. ^ Power Rangers Zeo: Zeo Quest VHS. ASIN 6304100434.
  16. ^ Mighty Morphin: It Came From Angel Grove VHS. ASIN 6304127316.
  17. ^ Lovatt, Rich (May 7, 2007). "Rich Interviews Todd Nauck". Comic By Comic. Archived from the original on April 10, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2014.

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