1994 Fools: [SCRIPT] Mighty Morphing Power Rangers Special Edition
From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Apr 4 02:14:15 EDT 1994
Article: 89113 of rec.arts.anime
From: email@example.com (Ken Arromdee)
Subject: [SCRIPT] Mighty Morphing Power Rangers Special Edition
Date: 1 Apr 1994 00:48:54 -0500
Organization: Society for Doubly-Fast Brain Damage
Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ken Arromdee)
You've all been anxiously awaiting this, I can tell. Anyway, I happened to
get a prerelease copy, so here for your edification is the script transcript.
The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers
Special Edition: "Moon Power Ranger, Make Up!"
Produced by Bandai and Saban Entertainment.
Broadcast April 1, 1994, later to be released with SRP $9.99
<<< OPENING CREDITS >>>
Theme song: as normal.
Announcer: The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers Special Edition.
<<< TITLE >>>
Hey, now's when we were supposed to meet that exchange student over
at the juice bar, right?
I heard she came all the way from Japan. I wonder what she thinks of
At the juice bar....
Hi! I'm Tsukino Usagi. And this is my cat, Luna. Say hi, Luna.
Usagi-chan, they're not supposed to know I can talk, remember?
Oh. Uh, guys, never mind.
Welcome to Angel Grove. I'm Trini, these are Jason, Zack, Kimberly,
Suddenly we see a closeup of a power disc. Something unintelligible speaks,
and Jason holds it to his ear.
Sorry, Usagi. We've got urgent business. Be seeing you later.
The five teens all walk down the corridor. Out of sight of Usagi, they talk
to Zordon on their communicators. Cut to a scene of Usagi, who runs off and
kneels, peeking around a corner. Although one of the American teen
accidentally steps on a lock of her yard-long hair, she manages not to make
Waaaaaah! They disappeared! And my hair!
Usagi's facial expression suddenly changes to a happy one. Luna looks
Say, I think I'll follow them.
You can't follow them. They teleported away.
In the Power Rangers' headquarters...
There is a problem. Rita's back.
Rita's always back. We never catch her, of course she's going to be
She seems to be aiming strange signals at us. I'm blocking it, but I
don't know how much longer it can hold.
Have you noticed anything unusual recently? I am picking up an odd
power source in the vicinity of Angel Grove school. It could be related.
I wonder if it could be that new exchange student we met today?
You mean the one who keeps wearing her Japanese school uniform here?
Could be. Let's see, go through all the people you've met today, and
try to think of who else is strange or unusual.
A few moments of silence, and the teens not only can't think of any other
unusual people they met that day, they can't think of _any_ other people
they've met that day, Usagi being the only guest star on the show.
Right, must be her then. Let's go!
Zordar immediately teleports all the teens back to Angel Grove. Still in their
civilian identities, they encounter Usagi.
Who are you?
I told you, I'm Tsukino Usagi. Say, where did you all go before? That
was cool! I want to come too.
I mean, who are you really? Are you working for Rita?
I don't know what you're talking about. I mean, I know Japanese and
Korean relations aren't the best lately, but that's no reason to shout.
Hey, answer us.
Forget her. She doesn't know anything.
The Rangers walk away and teleport again. Back in the headquarters....
We checked it out. We don't think she has anything to do with Rita.
What about not revealing your real identity?
Listen, she's dumb as a post. She won't figure out a thing.
Back on Earth...
Usagi, didn't that seem a little strange to you?
Well, it's not the Dark Kingdom, or any other evildoers, is it?
Then it's nothing to worry about.
Usagi, Americans can't teleport any more than Japanese can.
Right.... it _is_ the Dark Kingdom! Moon Crystal Power, Make Up!
<<< COMMERCIAL BREAK >>>
And in the Power Ranger headquarters...
I'm registering a sudden surge of power. Go check it out. It's all
up to you, Power Rangers.
The Rangers appear on Earth, in their costumes, right in front of Usagi, who
is in her Sailor Moon costume.
Who are you? And why are all these building signs suddenly in Japanese?
Who are we? You're the one who's registering the sudden power surge.
Are you working for Rita, Usagi?
Rita? Who? Wait a minute, how did you know my name?
Name? You're Usagi, right, it's not like you're wearing a disguise.
Oh, that's a cute tiara, by the way.
Waaah! I don't understand! It's always worked before!
They are obviously fellow fighters for truth and justice. Only one
such as them could see through your uniform and sense your identity.
See through? It is a little short....
Let's go back to our headquarters and discuss this there.
No way! How do I know this isn't some revival of the Dark Kingdom?
Usagi kicks the yellow ranger between the legs. She falls to the ground,
writhing. Usagi immediately runs away. She runs directly into the blue
ranger, who grabs her ponytails.
Cut to the headquarters, where the Rangers have brought Usagi. Everyone is
sitting around looking at a crystal-ball-like viewscreen.
You mean you really are fighters for the cause of good? Preventing
Rita Repulsa from conquering the Earth? I can go for that.
The Sailor Senshi have five members? That sounds familiar. But you
have cats and we have robots.
The robot Alpha is eating a bagel and lox, and bringing up a new screen for
Uy-yuy-yuy-yuy-yuy! We've found the source of Rita's transmission.
Power Rangers, now that you've finished your introductions, you must go!
Alpha, Rita's on the moon. We can't just go in without any air supply.
Sure you can. Leave it up to me.
In the next scene, all the teens, in costume, are in what appear to be
Are you sure you know where we are?
Sure. It's the ruins of the palace on the moon. Rita's base is about a
quarter mile from here, through the secret tunnels. I always found it
kind of scary.
That was two reincarnations ago.
It still _counts_, doesn't it?
Lucky for us your palace is so close to Rita's hidden base.
Suddenly, Billy trips over something, and something else explodes. Usagi,
naturally, is caught in it and rolls over trying to stamp out the flames on
You should have worn an asbestos suit.
Why don't we all change into our costumes for protection?
Good idea. We need dinosaur power now! It's morphing time!
A mastodon isn't a dinosaur.
Neither is that one.
Moon Crystal Power, Make Up!
The three guys are watching Usagi as her costume disappears.
Hey, guys, why don't you look the other way?
In the name of the moon, I shall punish you!
Usagi is not actually speaking this to anyone, because the rest of the group
has been walking ahead for a good fraction of a minute. Shortly, she catches
up, huffing and puffing.
I wonder what that door is.
The door, of course, has Japanese writing on it.
It says "Welcome, Rangers. I, Rita Repulsa, salute you. By the time
have finished reading this, the voice-activated trap I have set for you
will be..." Uh, I think we better get out of here?
Everybody jumps aside. The whole floor rises, though, and shortly the Rangers
and Sailor Moon are in a force field prison right inside Rita's lair.
<<< COMMERCIAL BREAK >>>
Neat. Medieval lunar decor.
I bet you are wondering why I've summoned you here, Power Rangers!
This must be some evil ploy to take over the Earth!
No, I want you to retrieve a stolen object for me! _Then_ I conquer the
Earth! I'll keep your friend hostage, and the rest can search until you
Goldar grabs Sailor Moon directly out through the force field and places her
in a kind of arena.
Let me handle her.
No, you're too incompetent! But you can make me a monster to fight her!
Yes, your evilness.
Goldar puts a little statue inside a machine, and out comes a fierce-looking
giant rabbit, directly into the arena with Sailor Moon.
Meanwhile, several yards away....
The object I'm looking for is my own magic wand! You know how I throw
it at the Earth to make a monster?
Well, it's sort of difficult to explain....
Okay, someone caught it.
And it'll be your job to find it and bring it back to me!
Scene change, back to the arena, where Sailor Moon is running away in circles
from the giant rabbit, occasionally turning around, kicking it, and running
Usagi, use the moon rod.
Right. Moon Princess Halation!
After a veritable blaze of special effects, Usagi blasts the monster. It
turns back into a little clay statue. Its keys fall to the ground, and she
unlocks the gate and walks out.
Look, Sailor Moon is free! We will never get you your magic wand now.
Wait... what did this magic wand look like?
What did it look like? It's a magic wand.
Was it sort of a rod thing?
And it had a crescent moon on the end?
And a gem in the middle of the crescent moon?
Oh, that? I found it. It came crashing through the airplane and I
thought it was supposed to be a spare for my moon stick.
Here, take it. I didn't mean to steal your property.
No, Usagi! She's an evil menace. You can't give her her weapon back!
It's hers! The Sailor Senshi don't steal other people's belongings.
We have a code of honor to keep, don't you?
Usagi reaches into the same place she keeps all her other moon equipment and
takes out the wand, and tosses it at Rita. Rita tries to catch it, but misses.
The wand hits the ground and a giant monster rises up... right around Rita.
The monster's stomach is see-through enough to tell that Rita's trapped inside.
The Power Rangers theme starts playing.
We need dinosaur power now!
Go, go, Power Rangers!
Go, go, Power Rangers!
Go, go, Power Rangers, you Mighty Morphing Power Rangers!
Say, did you ever notice that "Mighty Morphing Power Rangers" scans like
"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"?
The robot creatures all rise from the ground. This time, however, the view
pans out, until we realize that they are on the Earth while the Rangers are
on the moon. They arrive nevertheless, and the Rangers are tossed up into
the cockpits, form a big robot, and clobber the monster.
What do we do with her?
The other rangers are holding a large semitransparent stomach with Rita
Take her to justice, I guess. You know, I never really thought of what
to do if we caught her. The subject never came up.
Oh, Usagi, for her crimes, she's forfeited the magic wand. You can
The episode closes on a scene of Rita, alone, trying to pound her way out of
I'd have won if it wasn't for THOSE MEDDLING KIDS!!!!
Ken Arromdee (email: email@example.com)
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