Power Rangers

Season 6 Episode 43

Countdown to Destruction (2)

Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Nov 21, 1998 on Nickelodeon



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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