Power Rangers

Season 13 Episode 1

Beginnings (1)

Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Feb 05, 2005 on Nickelodeon
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In the not-too-distant future, Earth is home to various alien races. Thus, to keep the peace, an interstellar law enforcement agency known as Space Patrol Delta, or SPD, has established an academy on the planet. Three young members of its B-Squad cadets, Sky, Syd, and Bridge, each with genetic abilities and a desire to become a Power Ranger like those on the A-Squad, are assigned the task of arresting a pair of "Robin Hood"-like teens, Jack and Z, who turn out to also have genetic powers! As Troobian Emperor Gruumm, SPD Commander Anubis "Doggie" Cruger's old enemy, plots to bring his armies to Earth, the struggle between the B-Squad and the pair of thieves ends up interrupted by the intervention of Troobian cyborg soldiers, called Krybots!


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  • It begins!

    In the 13th season premiere, we are introduced to a futuristic society called, in which humans and aliens live in harmony. However this story focuses in on 1 particular story in a place called Newtech city, which is home to a Power Ranger academy. When the top rangers, A-squad, go to space for a mission, three cadets take on the ranger powers to protect the city and they find themselves in direct conflict with an alien conqueror named Grumm, who seeks to destroy Earth. But these rangers first must deal with two criminals. I found this episode, not very exciting, but interesting and well-written. A good start for the season!moreless
  • the pilot episode of prspd

    Syd, Sky and Bridge become SPD Rangers and have to deal with the market thieves who help the hungry and poor Z and Jack. Gruumm is looking for the proton accelerator. What i loved about this episode is how some of the rangers had already joined the SPD Academy. SPD's Doggie looks way better than Dekarangers' Doggie. I'm not a big fan of special powers but these powers were original to pr: fist of iron, creating shield, passing through solid objects, psychic and cloning self. I didn't really like the cliffhanger that much because they were only surrounded by foot-soldiers, the weakest type of monster, but on the whole great!moreless
  • A good pilot for a good season

    At least the power rangers are 5 again!

    This new season begins quite well, the characters look good (exept for bridge who\'s dumb), the background isn\'t empty and is promising.

    No zord in this one but it doesn\'t lack a lot.

    Not the best episode of the season but a pretty good one.

  • SPD, Space Patrol delta, Defenders of Earth (Now I sound like a cosplayer...)

    SPD is..in 10 words, my favorite PR series besides The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers! This is the premiere part 1 of SPD. Lets begin

    In the future, aliens from everywhere are welcomed on Earth. There is peace in the galaxy, until Grumm decides to erupt it. Space Patrol Delta is a police force type agency to combat aliens who want to disrupt the peace. We meet Jack and Elisabeth (Z). They are homeless people working together to make other homeless people less...homeless. They steal to do this however. Jack can walk through solid objects, and Z can multiply herself. They have what is know as Genetic Powers.

    At SPD, Sky, Bridge, and Sydney are training with the Top tech at the base, Kat. She prepares them for any battle while Boom tests all the gadgits. He flunked out of SPD but returned because he wanted to help out. Commander Anubis Doggie Cruger runs the base of Earth. He is very noble and wise. SPD has squads. A-Squad are the rangers that can morph and are on active duty but The 3 B-squad cadets want a piece of the action. They are put on active field duty, but no morphers just yet. Their mission is to stop the market theives, Jack and Z.

    They find them in New Tech City and fight, unfortunately they get their buttocks kicked and they get away. They go back to base bickering and Cruger wants them to work as a team. Cruger then talks to Sky about ranger status. Sky believes he can be a leading red ranger like his father but doesn't believe Syd or Bridge can handle it. Kat reveals they are new rangers and get their spd license. They can change, Judgement, and have a communicator. Judgement judges like a lie detector. If guilty they are taken down and confined in a card for a period of time depending on the crimee. So the rangers head out to find the theives.

    They found them and are judged. They are guilty and are about to fight when a bunch of Robots appeared with a "blue head". Z and Jack get away and the rangers morph. SPD EMERGENCY! Syd is pink, her favorite color, Bridge is Green, and Sky, disappointed, is blue and not red. They fight the krybots but are out numbered. Jack, as he is running, explains to Z he has to go back because they were out numbered. As muct as Z's disapproval, they go back. They rescue them but Cruger pulls up and stops. He comes into their cell and asks if they want to join the team. Z wasn't to do something bigger with her life but Jack resist so she goes on.

    meanwhile, head of the troobian forces, Emperor Grumm, needs a proton acclerator to go through a hole without his ship ripping apart to get to Earth. Z thinks of something the krybots were looking for after the A-squad returned from a battle. Z thinks and while giving out items to the poor one was useless piece of junk Jack threw away. They go to a junk trader, Piggy, and he tells them it is a proton accelerator. Piggy takes it because they are attacked and the 4 rangers morph, Z becoming yellow. Piggy meanwhile gives it to grumm for a price, that rat!

    The rangers go to fight more krybots in the warehouse district and Jack saves Boom from an experiment gone wrong. Boom always wanted to be a power ranger and tells this to Jack, realising he is giving up something good. So Jack accepts duty and becomes the Red ranger, as much as Sky's distaste, they battle the krybots and win. The A-squad kill a monster with the Delta Squad Megazord and the episode ends with Z and Jack doing time for stealing, but the adventure is about to begin

    Wow. This series rocks. I love the police theme and I love how everyone knows they are rangers. I am glad I found this series and will continue to follow it. 10/10moreless
Alycia Purrott

Alycia Purrott

Sydney "Syd" Drew, Pink S.P.D. Ranger

Brandon Jay McLaren

Brandon Jay McLaren

Jack Landors, Red S.P.D. Ranger

Chris Violette

Chris Violette

Schuyler "Sky" Tate, Blue S.P.D. Ranger

Matt Austin

Matt Austin

Bridge Carson, Green S.P.D. Ranger

Michelle Langstone

Michelle Langstone

Dr. Katherine "Kat" Manx

Monica May

Monica May

Elizabeth "Z" Delgado, Yellow S.P.D. Ranger

Craig Parker

Craig Parker

Narrator (voice)

Guest Star

Andy Wong

Andy Wong

Cadet #1

Guest Star

Takaharu Miyazaki

Takaharu Miyazaki


Guest Star

Derek Judge

Derek Judge

Bluehead (voice)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • During their second meeting, Sky confronts Jack solo but the fighter's face can be seen and it is clearly not Chris Violette.

    • The building the three B-Squadders fight Jack & Z in front of has a sign reading "centre", improper spelling for a show intended to take place in the USA.

    • When Bridge, Sky, and Syd meet up with Jack and Z a second time, Sky is unable to pull off his second glove.

    • The hands of the alien Jack & Z get the particle accelerator from are green like his head at first, but when he jumps over the wall, they turn into a normal human's.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • (Kat demonstrates the SPD Morphers to the cadets)
      Kat: Boom... guilty or innocent of eating the last slice of chocolate cake today?
      Boom: Me? I, I...ha ha ha! Uh...no. No, no, I didn't.
      Kat: The scanner reads body temperature, pulses and electrical impulses and renders a verdict. Guilty.
      Boom: But...
      Kat: And it does not make mistakes.
      Boom: Okay, I'm guilty. But it was just a piece of cake!
      (Kat zaps Boom into a confinement card)

    • Z: What are you going to do to us?
      Bridge: It's actually quite fascinating. We're going to blast you with anti-matter fusion, that will reduce you to (Holds fingers close together) approximately this tall and this wide, simalteneously placing you in a containment card. You'll then shipped off for filing, until your time is served.
      Z: I think I liked it better when I didn't know.

    • Jack: Now did you see how much those people appreciated what we gave them?
      Z: Yeah, it kind of gave me that warm and fuzzy feeling ... that I hate so much.

    • Syd(About A-Squad): Did you see the size of them? Even the girls are massive.

    • Bridge: Perp at two 'o clock! (Syd strikes a battle pose) Thats nine 'o clock, Syd.

    • Jack(To Z clones): Good work, Z. Good work, Z. Good work, Z!

    • Cruger: Cadets, I trust you have enjoyed your training here at the academy?
      Syd: Now that you mention it, flourescent lighting gives me a bit of a headache...
      Syd: ...Yes, sir.

    • Sky: Boom! Clean up your mess!
      Boom: Yes, sir! Sir...which mess?
      Sky: Start with the last one you made, and work backwards.

    • Syd: Oh...I get it. All we have to do is stop blaming, criticizing, and judging each other?
      Bridge: You forgot to mention failure to bring in suspects.
      Syd: Right. Let's see, that puts us right on the schedule to be rangers around...never.

    • Sky: You're both accused of stealing and distributing stolen goods.
      Jack: Can you prove it?!
      Bridge: Actually, yes we can.

    • (Bridge is trying to reason with Z.)
      Bridge: Listen, I think we should go about this, in the smoothest and most respectful way possibly, each valuing each other's humanity and dignity and-
      *He gets cut off by Z's spinkick, which he ducks*
      Bridge: Or not.

    • (After Bridge beat Syd in rock paper scissors.)
      Bridge: Yes! 55 times in a row! *imitates the roar of a crowd*
      Syd: Okay, enough! I'm offically bored to tears!

    • Z: Why do the nuts of the world always seem to find you?
      Jack: Just lucky, I guess.

    • Anubis: Cadet, if I was to appoint Syd as Red Ranger, would you follow her into battle?
      Sky: Sir, she's a girl.
      Anubis: Or Bridge?
      Sky: I like Bridge, but in all honesty, sir, he's not a leader.
      Anubis: I see...Thank you for your honesty, cadet.

    • (After Sky, Bridge, and Syd are beaten by Jack and Z.)
      Bridge: That went well...

    • Narrator: In not-too-distant future... Earth has become a haven for all alien races who come from the farthest reaches of the galaxy to live in peace. 99% of the newcomers live in peace. But for the 1% who can't... there is Space Patrol Delta- The new breed of police to bring them in.

  • NOTES (17)

    • The containment cards say "Guilty of" and then feature a barcode, which is probably how crimes are sorted by in the future.

    • The SPD morphers have three settings: Change (Morphing), Phone (Communication) and Judge (Judgement mode).

    • Executive Producer Bruce Kalish, honoring himself by denoting this as being his first season in charge of the show, dictated all episodes of PRSPD had to have one word titles.

    • The genetic powers of the five teens makes this the third Ranger team in a row to have special abilities when unmorphed. These are: Jack, intangibility (can walk through walls); Z, replication (can create hologram-like clones of herself); Sky, forcefield creation; Syd, alloy duplicating skin (her fists change to whatever metal she's gripping); and Bridge, psychic aura sensitivity (can track where a person has been).

    • Sky, Bridge, and Syd have been training for two years; Jack and Z have been aiding poor aliens for five.

    • Available in North America on the "Power Rangers S.P.D.: Joining Forces" DVD and VHS.

    • The villain's main footsoldiers for this season, Krybots, are created from a small silver, holed sphere, similar to their heads.

    • Bridge's comment about the A-Squad's aura's being "off" will eventually be elaborated upon in "Resurrection".

    • Emperor Gruumm is the first head villain not to originate from Earth since PRLG.

    • The name of the production company handling the series changes from Village Roadshow KP Productions Limited to Ranger Productions, Inc. with this episode.

    • Episodes (at this point) still make their world debut on ABC Family, in its JETIX line-up. Debut on Toon Disney's JETIX block was February 7, 2005. Debut on ABC Kids was February 26, 2005.

    • Just before Jack throws the particle accelerator away, one of the aliens has the same head of MMPR villain Baboo, right down to the monocle. Aliens with Rocketron & Teksa's heads, and ones identical to PRTF's Univolt and Conwing, can be seen in the Parkington Square scene.

    • None of the B-Squad Rangers appear morphed in this episode.

    • The A-Squad SPD Rangers have modified helmets of the Space Rangers (with Black repainted Green).

    • POWER RANGERS S.P.D. begins with this episode.

    • According to the ABC Family promos, this series takes place in the year 2020. But the episode "Messenger (1)" officially claims it to be 2025.

    • First Power Rangers series to have regular Pink and Green Rangers since PRTF. Similarly, A-Squad's Pink Ranger is the first KNOWN Pink to not have a skirt when morphed. Syd, as seen next episode, is the second.


    • Chief Anubis Doggie Cruger : Anubis is the Egyption God of Death. In legend he was said to have the body and stature of a man but with the head of a dog which makes it a fitting name for Commander Cruger as he is a humanoid/canine alien creature who fits the appearance of the ancient God.