Power Rangers

Season 6 Episode 42

Countdown to Destruction (1)

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Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Nov 20, 1998 on Nickelodeon
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Astronema rallies the entirety of Dark Specter's armies of evil in an all out assault of the universe. With the KO-35 rebels learning of this attack firsthand, Zhane attempts to warn his teammates before Earth is targeted, but encounters heavy Velocifighter resistance. The Space Rangers are quickly overwhelmed by the endless barrage of Quantrons and Piranahtrons soon flanking the planet, but is there any possible way to win? Meanwhile, Darkonda stages one final act of betrayal against Dark Specter, which just may turn the tide in favor of the side of good. But even if, can Zordon talk Astronema out of her manaical schemes, or is her brainwashing too deep?moreless

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    Christopher Khayman Lee

    Christopher Khayman Lee

    Andros, Red Space Ranger

    Justin Nimmo

    Justin Nimmo

    Zhane, Silver Ranger

    Melody Perkins

    Melody Perkins

    Astronema

    Patricia Ja Lee

    Patricia Ja Lee

    Cassie Chan, Pink Space Ranger

    Roger Velasco

    Roger Velasco

    Carlos Valerte, Black Space Ranger

    Selwyn Ward

    Selwyn Ward

    Theodore Jay Jarvis "T.J." Johnson, Blue Space Ranger

    Jack Donner

    Jack Donner

    Kinwon

    Guest Star

    Hilary Shepard Turner

    Hilary Shepard Turner

    Divatox

    Guest Star

    Lex Lang

    Lex Lang

    Ecliptor (voice)

    Recurring Role

    Christopher Cho

    Christopher Cho

    Dark Specter (voice)

    Recurring Role

    Steve Kramer

    Steve Kramer

    Darkonda (voice)

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Darkonda's "scroll of nine lives" has only one left unchecked. Yet, up until that scene, we've only seen 6 onscreen deaths for him. Apparently, he's died a few times offscreen (this was a leftover thing due to the removal of a few unfilmed scripts). But a little explaination would've been nice.

      • When Astronema and Dark Specter are talking, it cuts to a shot behind Dark Specter whilst Darkonda fires the missile (with Dark Specter still talking). When we cut back to the Dark Fortress, it shows Astronema behind a screen, paying no attention to Dark Specter (who was speaking to her literally a second ago).

      • When running from the spaceships, Zhane falls off his hoverboard and holds on. But in space, there's no gravity, so he'd float, not fall.

    • QUOTES (2)

      • Ecliptor (as his message is sent throughout the galaxy): Dark Specter is no more. Astronema, princess of evil, is now your leader.
        Andros: It can't be!
        Ecliptor (as his holographic message is shown where the Machine Empire's army is): It is for her that we fight, and for her we will conquer the universe (now shows Rita and Zedd's army). Good will be destroyed, and evil will rule (Astronema's image comes up as it shows Divatox's army).
        Divatox: Not her again! (whines as Rygog, Piranhatrons, and the rest of her army bow down which she notices). Hey, hey, hey, hey, HEY, what is everyone doing? Don't pray to her, you work for me!

      • (Zhane, while in the Mega Winger, smashes a Velocifighter)
        Zhane: One down. A gazillion to go.

    • NOTES (6)

      • Each of these monsters, henchmen, and foot soldier seen in this episode and the next one are seen with each UAoE member:

        Goldar, Finster, Squatt, Z-Putties, Electrotramp, Blue Globbor (Aquitan Ranger-head), Jellyfish, Pumpkin Rapper, Punch-A-Bunch, Psycho Blue's Monster Form, Octophantom, Oysterizer, Vampirus, Miss Chief, Stenchy, Sting King, Fearog, Fright Wing, the Craterite Conglomerate, Wild Weeder, Horror Bull 2, Snizzard, Altor, Termitus (with Mamamite's arm weapon), Pineoctopus, Ravenator, Admiral Abominator, Destructipede, a repainted Pirantishead with Hate Master's hair (from "Fire in your Tank"), the Zhane-injuring monster (from "Survival of the Silver"), the flat-topped bluish-white stitchy monster (from "Alien Rangers of Aquitar", et all), an unnamed Megaranger mushroom monster, an unnamed Kakuranger ox monster, an unnamed Megaranger pig chef monster, an unnamed B-Figter Kabuto anemone monster, and "Beetleborgs" monsters Aqualungs, LottaMuggs, Porkasaurus, Cataclazmic, Torch Mouth, Ultra Vulture, and Changling are with Rita & Zedd in their invasion in the Vica Galaxy.

        Both versions of Cogs, Eye Guy, Goo Fish, Two-Headed Parrot, Dramole, Slippery Shark, Psycho Red's Monster Form, the Owl Monster (from "Rangers Gone Psycho"), Mace Face, Shrinkasect, Destructipede, Mamamite, Fearog, Coralizer, Crocotox Red, Waspicable, Clawhammer, Voltage Hog, Soccadillo, Pharaoh, Lizwizard, Lunatick, Face Stealer, Terror Tooth, Stag Beetle, Spikey, a black repainted and furry Robogoat (from "Fire in your Tank"), a furry brown monster, an unnamed Megaranger mushroom monster, and "Beetleborgs" monsters Aqualungs, Kombat Knat, Triplesaurus Rex and Unctuous are with the Machine Empire & General Havoc in their invasion upon the Phantom Ranger's home planet.

        Rygog, Piranhatrons, Wolfgang Amadeus Griller, Psycho Blue's Monster Form, Vacsacker, Katastrophe, Maniac Mechanic, Silo, Admiral Abominator, Mutantrus, Tough Tusks, Guitardo, Translucitor, Psycho Yellow's Monster Form, the flat-topped bluish-white stitchy monster (from "Alien Rangers of Aquitar", et all), an unnamed Kakuranger burly robot monster, an unnamed B-Fighter Kabuto Kappa monster, an unnamed B-Fighter Kabuto pineapple monster, and "Beetleborgs" monsters Furocious, Crimson Creep, and LottaMuggs, are with Divatox in her fight against the Aquitan Rangers on Gratha.

      • This marks the final appearances of Dark Specter and Darkonda, both of whom meet their end simultaneously. This is Darkonda's 7th onscreen death, but 9th total. Rygog also makes his final appearance here.

      • Available in North America on the "Best Of Power Rangers: The Ultimate Rangers" DVD.

      • This episode features the destruction of the Mega Winger (though a remark by Zhane in the next episode will imply it gets repaired offscreen).

      • Footage from "A Line In The Sand"'s preview of this episode, which didn't make it in the final cut, included the KO-35 rebels facing an army of P-Trons & Q-Trons.

      • This episode features cameos by the five Aquitian Rangers from MIGHTY MORPHIN' ALIEN RANGERS (final appearances of all but Red, who shows up next in PRWF's "Forever Red"), the Gold Ranger from POWER RANGERS ZEO, and Blue Senturion & Phantom Ranger from POWER RANGERS TURBO.

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