Power Rangers

Season 3 Episode 33

Rangers in Reverse

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Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Nov 27, 1995 on Nickelodeon
8.9
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The Ranger teens take Katherine to the Angel Grove Fair for her birthday. Master Vile's master plan is revealed, as he sends his son Rito down to activate the Orb of Doom, and reverse the Earth's rotation, turning the Rangers back into children! Can our heroes stop them before being forced to revisit their youth yet again?moreless

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  • After numerous attempts, it seems the villains of this series have out smarted the Power Rangers.

    8.5
    So basically this was a shocking turning point for the MMMPRs. This episode opens with the five rangers who plan on a surprise birthday for Kat. They'd go to a carnival as her reward. The fun gets cut short when they reach a signal from Zordon. When they arrive at the Command Center, Zordon informs the rangers that Master Vile has made a plan that could possibly be something or somewhat the rangers cannot prevent.



    Overall a good episode. Of course I understand why most of the episodes in Season 3 revolved around Kim and Kat. Fortunately for the rangers they tried using their weapons and whatever they could to destroy the rock of time (I think or what is it the orb of doom?). Anyway they separate into groups. They tried using the Metallic Armor transformation, but even that didn't do them any good. Now here's the part I really, really hate. The Power Rangers would do anything to protect the people and the Earth. Why would Tommy be an idiot than to retreat rather than having the rangers reunite and destroying the rock?



    Kat was right. They should've contacted Zordon that they've failed. I wonder what would happen if they went to the Command Center instead? Of course the rangers revert to children as everyone else in the world did. Oh and just a useless quick rant I feel I want to add. If you're going to allow someone to become a Power Ranger, let him or her last about 10 or more episodes before the viewers get use to the character being a ranger. Aisha, Adam, and Rocky had mixed reviews but they were accepted by it. I do believe the Kat/Rita-Zedd feud should been expanded also. That's pretty much sums up my thoughts.moreless
  • Begginng of a new Saga

    9.0
    This episode starts the Kid Rangers/Alien Rangers saga. In this episode it is Kat’s Birthday so the rangers decide to surprise her by taking her to an amusement park. Meanwhile, on the moon Master Vile is cooking up his “Master Plan” while Lord Zedd is unsure of it. Vile presents the Orb Of Doom to Rita and the others and orders Rito take bring it down to Earth and activate it. Zordon alerts the rangers of Vile’s plan and they suit up and go to stop Rito from activating the orb. Rito sends Tengas to the carnival and Aisha, Billy, & Adam go to stop them and Tommy, Rocky, & Katherine try to stop Rito. At the carnival Aisha, Billy, & Rocky use the Metallic Armor to deal with the Tengas. The other however are unsuccessful and Rito activates the Orb Of Doom. The Orb Of Doom then causes the Earth to stop spinning and the Rangers and everyone else on Earth are de-aged. Then Rita, Zedd, Goldar & Rito appear on Earth and everyone runs in fear as they make themselves grow and start heading for Angel Grove. The rangers cower in fear, as it appears they have finally been defeated.moreless
Karan Ashley

Karan Ashley

Aisha Campbell, Yellow Mighty Morphin Ranger

Steve Cardenas

Steve Cardenas

Rocky DeSantos, Red Mighty Morphin Ranger

Catherine Sutherland

Catherine Sutherland

Katherine "Kat" Hillard, Pink Mighty Morphin Ranger

David Yost

David Yost

Billy Cranston, Blue Mighty Morphin Ranger

Jason David Frank

Jason David Frank

Tommy Oliver, White Ranger

Jason Narvy

Jason Narvy

Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch

Michael R. Gotto

Michael R. Gotto

Young Tommy

Guest Star

Julia Jordan

Julia Jordan

Young Kat

Guest Star

Michael O'Laskey II

Michael O'Laskey II

Young Rocky

Guest Star

Barbara Goodson

Barbara Goodson

Rita Repulsa (voice)

Recurring Role

Bob Manahan

Bob Manahan

Zordon (voice)

Recurring Role

Carla Perez

Carla Perez

Rita Repulsa

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Young Rocky still had spikey hair in a ponytail.

    • Lt. Stone's green sedan bears the license plate number KDE 615, however this was the same license plate number as Kim's car in "Follow That Cab", only 12 episodes previous.

    • After White Ranger had been shot by the Orb of Doom, the tip of Saba's blade was broken off. (Saba never appeared again after this scene (except on the dummy White Ranger's belt in the Power Chamber), so it was probbaly not fixed).

    • Lt. Stone turns into a child, yet isn't seen nor mentioned again until Zeo. It's possible his close proximity to the Orb Of Doom reverted him in physical and mental age at a higher rate, though.

    • INCORRECTLY REGARDED AS A GOOF: Billy claims they retained their memories thanks to the power coins, despite the previous physical-reversal spell in "Rangers Back In Time" not doing the same. The last time, the Rangers had the old Dino Coins. This time, they have the Ninja Coins, which, as evident during the problems Kim had when Kat stole her coin, are connected to the Rangers on a spiritual level, and this time around would shield them from the mental effects of the physical-reversal spell.

  • QUOTES (2)

  • NOTES (10)

    • When Kat's blindfold is taken off, two shots of the carnival were recycled from the episode "No Clowning Around".

    • On the 4/6/96 reairing of this episode on Fox Kids, the "Today on Power Rangers" segment was replaced by the twenty-third segment of the Zeo Serial Sneak Peeks. In it, Bulk & Skull bump into Lt. Stone, who at first scoffs at their claims of an alien encounter, until he notices the Cog firing at them!

    • This is the only episode in which solo Metallic Armor transformation sequences are seen (and only for three of the Rangers).

    • Lord Zedd references his own failed plan to turn the Rangers into children from "Rangers Back in Time (1)".

    • This episode features the first time Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd have ever appeared in giant size.

    • This episode features the final original in-action appearances of the Pink, Blue, and Yellow Mighty Morphin' Ranger powers, though their suits will appear throughout PRZ, along with the rest of the team, sans Green. Aside from in-display, Red Mighty Morphin' Ranger's powers will next be seen in PRWF's "Forever Red", Black Mighty Morphin' Ranger's powers will next be seen in both PRiS' "Always A Chance" and PROO's "Once A Ranger" two-parter, and White Mighty Morphin' Ranger will next be seen (in dreams, but still "in-action") in PRZ's "King For A Day (1)" and PRDT's "Fighting Spirit".

    • This episode features the final appearance of the Metallic Armor for the Blue, Yellow, and Black Rangers, and with it the final appearance of the Metallic Armor, period.

    • This episode features the final time Billy ever morphs into a Power Ranger (though the mostly-unpublished Power Rangers Zeo comic by Image intended to make him the Grey Ranger). This is also the final time Aisha will morph into a Ranger.

    • Tommy (Jason David Frank), Billy (David Yost), Rocky (Steve Cardenas), Adam (Johnny Yong Bosch), Aisha (Karan Ashley), Kat (Catherine Sutherland), Bulk (Paul Schrier), and Skull (Jason Narvy) are de-aged to children. Their normal actors do not appear again until "Hogday Afternoon (2)", aside from Billy's, who returns in "Climb Every Fountain".

    • Kat's birthday celebration was going to be held in a bowling alley, had the people who owned the carnival not let the production company film there.

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