Power Rangers

Season 6 Episode 43

Countdown to Destruction (2)

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Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Nov 21, 1998 on Nickelodeon
9.6
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Defeated and dejected, the Ranger teens seek refuge among the other random pockets of human survivors in Angel Grove. While Andros goes on a solo mission to face his sister in a final battle, his teammates are forced to either reveal their identities to the public and turn themselves in, or stand by and watch as the wrath of Astronema is turned upon their fellow citizens. The lives of the entire universe are in the hands of the Power Rangers, as the moment of truth arrives! But peace cannot be attained without even the greatest of sacrifices...moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Pivotal and important as well as series classic

    10
    This will be one of the best if not the best classic finales of the Power Rangers series and that it should be #1. As in a break with tradition, instead of watching their beloved world go into destruction by the evil Astronama, the space rangers morph in front of the crowd as the crowd will later join them in battle. Meanwhile, Zordon is found and tells Andros that in order for evil to be gone, he must break Zordon's tube. Zordon will die. But that is the price that Zordon pays to restore good. Rita, Zedd, every monster about either will turn to humans or dust. Astronama is back as good-hearted Karone, Andros' sister who he batted to restore good. The Rangers, along with Andros, Karone, and Zane go back to earth to live in peace. As the group proves invincible!moreless
  • this episode is all about the end of PRIS. The rangers are faced with all the citizens will be desteoyed enless the rangers show there true identidies. So wat do u think they will do. And wat will happen to zordon and astronama.moreless

    9.8
    So the best part was the rangers showing who they really were.And the bad part was when zordon tells andros to destroy him.But everythink happens for a reason.And when ashley and zane finally get to spend the rest of there life together zane stays on his home plant.Naw just jokin zane and andros go back with the other rangers back to earth and they live happly ever after.Oh and ceron comes with them.I was so sad that the season had to end.But it all worked out cuz im going to get the complete season from a friend of mine.moreless
  • It was the better one of Power Rangers episod I saw...

    10
    When I was younger, I was like everybody else watching Power Rangers... This season was for me the better one and make me feel very emotive and admirative about it... This season was wonderful and for an end, this episod was so beautiful and good that I was crying when Andros thought he killed her sister in their battle on the spacecraft... This moment of the episod was so terrible with a music which matched it very good. This season and this episod were for me the big one I never see in all my life and I would like to watch them again if I had time...moreless
  • End of an era

    10
    This has been my favourite episode for over eight years nothing is better than this thought it has got risk of being beaten by Spd’s final, but I just love this episode just for the pure crack it’s end of an era and the best episode.

    Only thing I hate about it’s is the loose threads, the divatox story line and never knowing the phantom rangers identity.
  • To me, the greatest episode of Power Rangers, the last episode of the original Power Rangers, and that's about it.

    10
    I watched this episode when I was a little kid. It was great. Andros and the other rangers had to fight legions of enemies. Other rangers were seen fighting hundreds of monsters. Dark Specter got killed by Darkonda in a kamikaze mission. Zordon gets killed and uses his remaining strength to kill all the monsters and villains that were active at the time. Rita and Zedd become human. Divatox becomes human. Astronema beomces good. The series could've just ended now, but of course not. It's Power Rangers! What would Saturday Mornings be like without it? It would be a very boring time for kids.moreless
Christopher Khayman Lee

Christopher Khayman Lee

Andros, Red Space Ranger

Justin Nimmo

Justin Nimmo

Zhane, Silver Ranger

Melody Perkins

Melody Perkins

Astronema, Karone

Patricia Ja Lee

Patricia Ja Lee

Cassie Chan, Pink Space Ranger

Jason Narvy

Jason Narvy

Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch

Paul Schrier

Paul Schrier

Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier

Jack Donner

Jack Donner

Kinwon

Guest Star

George "Buck" Flower

George "Buck" Flower

Angel Grove Citizen #2

Guest Star

Hilary Shepard Turner

Hilary Shepard Turner

Divatox

Guest Star

Aloma Wright

Aloma Wright

Adelle Ferguson

Recurring Role

Lex Lang

Lex Lang

Ecliptor (voice)

Recurring Role

Robert Axelrod

Robert Axelrod

Lord Zedd (voice)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When Zordon's energy wave passes over the five Rangers on Earth they de-morph. But the wave has no effect on Andros when it passes over him.

    • Andros morphs into the Red Battlized Ranger in civilian clothes. But when the Dark Fortress lands and he comes out with Astronema, he is in is Megaship Uniform.

    • While in the ship Andros uses his blaster to cause a malfunction when he does he is clearly using one of small toy versions of the blaster but in the next shot he is holding the regular larger prop version.

    • During the scene where the Space Rangers morph in front of the crowd. Zhane is in Andros' place, where Red Rangers generally stand.

    • Immediately after the villains have been destroyed, Cassie asks Ashley if she'd heard from Andros, yet they've been fighting together the entire time, so why would Cassie ask?

    • When revealing themselves to everyone, the rangers yell, "let's rocket!" and morph, but they never typed the codes into their morphers like they always do.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Tykwa: Why don't you stay on KO-35 for a while? You've earned a vacation.
      Carlos: Why, thank you, but...I think maybe we're a little bit homesick.
      Commander Kinwon: The feeling we know all too well.

    • Woman in Yellow Shirt: Look, we've been talking and talking over and over and what are we gonna do? I mean, where are the Power Rangers?
      Bearded Man: Yeah. If they're here, why don't they come help us?
      Woman in Yellow Shirt: Maybe they've left us.
      Bearded Man: Maybe she's right. Maybe they have left us.
      Bulk: Wait a minute. Listen, everyone. The Rangers have never let us down before. We have to believe they'll be here.

    • (Bulk yells out from the crowd)
      Bulk: Wait!
      (all shouting to Astronema)
      Bulk: I am the Blue Ranger!
      Skull: I'm the Black Ranger!
      Professor: I-I-I-I am the Red Ranger!
      Adelle: You can call me the Pink Ranger!
      Bearded Man: And I'm the...Silver Ranger!
      Woman in Yellow Shirt: And I'm the Yellow Ranger!

    • (shouting out to the crowd from a rooftop)
      Carlos: Hold it right there!
      T.J.: We...are the Power Rangers!
      Bullk: (to Skull, shocked) Them?

    • (To Andros)
      Ecliptor: Red Ranger, I'll see that you pay for this if it's the last thing I ever do.

    • [after being turned human by Zordon's wave]
      Post-wave Zedd: [to Rita] Wanna dance?

    • Andros: Zordon?
      Zordon: Yes, Andros, it's me.
      Andros: Zordon, I can't believe it! I was beginning to think I'd never see you again.
      Zordon: Andros, listen to me. There is not much time. The forces of evil have already captured most of the universe. Soon, they will capture the Earth.
      Andros: Yes, I know.
      Zordon: You can stop it from happening.
      Andros: How? Tell me.
      Zordon: Shatter my energy tube.
      Andros: No!
      Zordon: Only the good energy from my tube can destroy the forces of evil.
      Andros: But, Zordon, what's going to happen to you?
      Zordon: I will be gone, but my spirit will forever live in all that is good.
      Andros: No, Zordon, we'll keep fighting. There's got to be another way.
      Zordon: There is no other way.

    • Zordon: Andros, listen to me. It is your duty as a Power Ranger to save the universe. Now is the time.
      (Andros destroys the energy tube with his Spiral Saber)

  • NOTES (8)

    • This marks the final appearances of Divatox, Lord Zedd, and Rita Repulsa (though a character claimed to be a reformed Rita, known as the Mystic Mother, will later appear in PRMF's "Mystic Fate" two-parter), who have all been purified by Zordon's Wave. It's also the destruction of King Mondo, Queen Machina, Klank, Orbus, Prince Sprocket, General Havoc, Elgar, Ecliptor, Quantrons, Z-Putties, Squatt, and hundreds of thousands of monsters.

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

    • This episode features the final appearance of the Gold Ranger from POWER RANGERS ZEO, and Blue Senturion & Phantom Ranger from POWER RANGERS TURBO.

    • ATTENTION TO DETAILS: Zordon's tube destruction would not have been a possible solution to the situation prior to "Shift Into Turbo, Part III", where Lerigot released him from his Time Warp. His tube from MMPR to PRT was a "Plasma Tube", similar to a Plasma TV, recieving his transmission from the Time Warp. This season it was an "Energy Tube", containing his pure essence, with the intent of Dark Specter draining him of his life force. With DS dead, the tube is pure Zordon, and shattering it would... well... see for yourself.

    • Andros, TJ, Ashley, Cassie, and Carlos will return in PRLG's "To The Tenth Power". Karone will return as a regular in PRLG's "Protect The Quasar Saber" onwards. Zhane makes his final appearance here.

    • Bulk (Paul Schrier), Skull (Jason Narvy), and Prof. Phenomenus (Jack Banning) return for this episode.

    • This is the final episode of POWER RANGERS IN SPACE.

    • This was filmed as a three part saga by Saban. Resulting in this season having 44 episodes. However Fox only approved 43 episodes for the season. So all three parts were cut and merged into two. Among the rumored cuts were extra fight scenes and the Phantom Ranger being unmasked.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Reference to the 1960 film Spartacus in the scene where the citizens of Angel Grove all say that they're Power Rangers. Its a reference to a classic scene where the Roman gladiators similarly proclaim "I'm Spartacus", "I'm Spartacus" to proclaim solidarity and to protect the real Spartacus from being punished by the Romans

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