Power Rangers

Season 1 Episode 4


Aired Saturday 12:00 PM Sep 08, 1993 on Nickelodeon
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Episode Summary

Kim & Trini set up a petition to shut down a local waste dump. Little do they realize, that the waste dump belongs to Rita! She's trying to trash the whole world, and has Finster create the Minotaur monster to help protect the dump site. Our heroes will have to learn a valuable lesson in teamwork in order to defeat the monster with their new Power Weapons!moreless

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  • good show.

    Kim & Trini attempt to shut down a local waste dump with a petition. Little do they realize, that the waste dump belongs to Rita! She's trying to trash the whole world, and has Finster create the Minotaur monster to help protect the dump site. Our heroes learn a valuable lesson in working together, using their Dinozords against the monster individually at first. Though the Megazord isn't enough, new Power Weapons for each of the Rangers, and their powerful combination, bring down the Minotaur. Though the dump site remains active, working together, the teens clean up Bulk & Skull's school hallway garbage mess quickly.moreless
  • I like this episode a lot

    This is a good episode which uses a lot of Japanese footage and combines it with new footage quite well. I liked the story of the waste dump that the girls were trying to shut down and it looked quite creepy.

    For a change there was a feeling that the rangers were out matched by the villains who were putting a big strain on their resources.

    This all led to the power weapons being introduced and the recuring theme of 'team-work' being vocally mentioned.

    All of the rangers are featured in the episode but especially Kimberly and Trini. The zord battles are good and NOT the climax of the episode which is nice to see. The monster reduces itself to normal size again and is defeated by the rangers at normal scale with the power weapons (i dont remember this ever happening again)

    So overall, one of my favourite episodes.moreless
  • Teamwork is the key.

    Kim and Trini leads a drive to clean up the environment, but Rita has other plans when Kimberly and Trini walk into her waste dump. She also sends the mighty Minotaur to defeat the Power Rangers. Zordon gave them weapons to the Power Rangers to defeat the mighty Minotaur. This episode showed that if you worked as a team you could get the job done easier.
Austin St. John

Austin St. John

Jason Lee Scott, Red Mighty Morphin Ranger

Thuy Trang

Thuy Trang

Trini Kwan, Yellow Mighty Morphin Ranger

Walter Jones

Walter Jones

Zack Taylor, Black Mighty Morphin Ranger

Amy Jo Johnson

Amy Jo Johnson

Kimberly Hart, Pink Mighty Morphin Ranger

David Yost

David Yost

Billy Cranston, Blue Mighty Morphin Ranger

Paul Schrier

Paul Schrier

Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier

Tom Wyner

Tom Wyner

Minotaur (voice)

Guest Star

Henry Cannon

Henry Cannon

Mr. Kaplan

Recurring Role

Romy J. Sharf

Romy J. Sharf

Alpha 5

Recurring Role

Richard Horvitz

Richard Horvitz

Alpha 5 (voice)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (9)

    • This episode introduces the Angel Grove High School Principal, known only as Mister Kaplan. (his name spelling changes a few times. "Mr. Caplan", for instance, since the kids call him "Mister C" once or twice in this season only.)

    • This episode marks the first time the Rangers call upon their Zords individually.

    • This episode marks the first appearance of the Power Weapons and the Power Blaster.

    • In this episode and "Food Fight", other bullies (played by some of the show's stunt actors) can be seen working with Bulk and Skull.

    • When Jason, Billy and Zack morph, Billy's morphing sequence is shown first instead of Zack's.

    • When Zordon gave Billy the Power Lance, it was far shorter than it would be in all battle footage.

    • As Jason is getting his Power Sword you can see Trini holding a Power Dagger before she receives them. This is because the scene appears to have originally been intended to go from left to right rather than the order it does go in. Have a look at the body movements of Kimberly as Jason receives his weapon and vice versa for instance.

    • Although Zordon gave the rangers their Power Weapons in their regular forms, their weapons looked different when they took on Minotaur again and then morphed into their regular appearances.

    • When Minotaur grows giant, and Pink & Yellow Rangers are battling Putties (Trini asks, "What is that?!" while looking up at the giant monster), a young Asian child can be seen standing between the two girls.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Jason: Here's the plan. We'll corner the Minotaur and give him a taste of our weapons. If that doesn't work, we'll bring 'em together and give him a blast of our mega power. You with me?
      Trini: Right!
      Billy: We're with ya!
      Kimberly: All the way!
      Zack: Yeah!

    • (The Rangers summon their Weapons)
      Jason: Alright Minotaur, you're going down!
      Zack: Got that right; You're yesterday's news!
      Billy: Face it Minotaur, you're finished!
      Trini: So why don't you go back where you came from, before you get hurt! Hi-yah!
      Kimberly: Yeah, and the same goes for Rita!

    • Rita: (About her minions) All the bad guys in the universe, and I have to get stuck with these nit-wits!

  • NOTES (1)

    • Though he wouldn't appear in later episodes, the Minotaur is a boss and playable character in the Sega Genesis game Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.


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