|Rated: TV-Y7 for fantasy violence|
Starring: Austin St. John, Amy Jo Johnson, and Jason David Frank
Released: November 5, 1993 - May 23, 1994 (original TV premiere) / November 20, 2012 (DVD)
The plots contained within this second volume were mostly good; however, two of the episodes--"Trick or Treat" and "Mighty Morphin' Mutants"--spent too much time with nonsensical, filler sequences. According to Wikipedia, the action sequences are merely dubbed versions of a Japanese series; maybe the makers ran out of such footage, and had to find some way to fill the nineteen-plus minutes required for an episode. Where the plots are best are, as usual, the multi-episode story arcs, because the story within is more complex.
Production Values: 3/5
Yes, it's cheesy; still, it gets the job done. The underwater battle in "An Oyster Stew" looks a bit dumb, though. As with the previous set, the video goes from moderate quality to quite grainy. In pretty much every episode, the closed captions get something wrong, whether it be what is said or the name of a character; Zordon is once referred to as "Zoldar". Aside from all that, everything else--the acting, the action sequences, etc.--are at least moderately well-done.
- Sex: Kissing, flirting...totally innocent romance. 5/5
- Nudity: Kimberly, Trini, and other young ladies are seen in midriff-baring outfits, tiny shorts, and even a bikini top once. A secondary male character wears a costume that shows part of his chest. 4/5
- Drugs: Some of the stories involve chemical-induced transformations. 4.5/5
- Language: "Dang" is used once or twice. Name-calling is prevalent; one-word insults such as "nincompoop," "geek," and "pinhead" appear in most if not all of the episodes. Probably the most disappointing use of language is when a background song during a battle says, "Come into my h---." Also of note: A weird closed captioning error takes the word "dam"--which is used in completely innocent context by the Rangers--and replaces it with the profane homophone. 3.25/5
- Violence: Martial arts battles; robot vs. villain fights; usage of fantasy-style weapons. Some of the monster attacks leave burn marks on the Rangers or their Zords. Comic slapstick violence, a la Drake & Josh, is present in every episode as well. No blood or gore, though seeing a few monsters getting impaled is a bit disturbing. 2.25/5
- Frightening/Intense Scenes: Some of the villains and scenarios could be a bit creepy to young children. One or two episodes involve Rita kidnapping family members of the Rangers. 3.25/5
- Other: Rita uses some magic that smacks of incantations and/or witchcraft. 3.75/5