'Power Rangers' 25th Special Featured Return of Original Green Ranger
On the day the Power Rangers franchise commemorated its 25th anniversary, a special episode of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel on Nickelodeon featured the return of many iconic Power Rangers, including Tommy Oliver himself, reprised by Jason David Frank. And when things got dicey, Tommy revealed a special new tool: a Master Morpher, which allowed him to quickly morph into all his classic Power Ranger forms.
On Tuesday, “Dimensions in Danger,” the tenth episode of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel aired on Nickelodeon. At a breathless 22 minutes, the Ninja Steel Rangers are visited by Wes, the Red Time Force Ranger (Jason Faunt), Gemma, the Silver RPM Ranger (Li Ming Hu), and Koda, the Blue Dino Charge Ranger (Yoshi Sudarso), and the three lead the Ninja Steel team to Tommy Oliver, who has been replaced by an android from Lord Draven.
When the Rangers reunite with the real Tommy, they all break out even more former Power Rangers held hostage, including T.J. (Selwyn Ward, Power Rangers In Space), Gia (Ciara Hanna, Power Rangers Megaforce), Antonio (Steven Skyler, Power Rangers Samurai), and Kat (Catherine Sutherland, Power Rangers Turbo).
The best part of the episode, though, was Tommy fighting his robot duplicate. That’s when Tommy revealed a “Master Morpher,” a new device that allows him to morph into all his Ranger forms (except his Red Ranger from Turbo).
While the episode aired only three out of all four fights, Nickelodeon uploaded an extended version of the scene on YouTube which you can watch right now.
First, it’s Black Dino Thunder versus Black Dino Thunder in round one:
Then, in round two, Tommy morphs into Zeo Ranger V:
Round three, he resumes his legendary White Ranger form:
And finally, in round four, Tommy whips out the Dragon Dagger for the finish.
While not the greatest crossover of all time, “Dimensions in Danger” is a lot of fun for nostalgic fans of all things mighty and morphin’. If you have 22 minutes to spare, seek it out. It’ll also be on Netflix eventually, as most new Power Rangers seasons are.
Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel airs Saturdays at 12 ET on Nickelodeon.