T.V. Series Review: Power Rangers Zeo Season 1

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Power Rangers Zeo Season 1 Summary

Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2: A Zoo Beginning

The teens can hardly believe what they’ve seen-the Command Center, their sanctuary from the devious Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd, lies in ruins before them, the fate of their friends Alpha 5 and their mentor Zordon uncertain. It looks like this is indeed the end of the Rangers. But the end is always a new beginning. Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita’s celebration comes to a screeching halt when the Machine Empire arrives, intent on conquering Earth. Fleeing for their lives, Zedd and Rita are forced to move in with Master Vile in the M51 Galaxy. Zordon then tells the Rangers that they no longer need fear Zedd and Rita-even they have fled before the terrifying power of the Ranger’s new foe: The Machine Empire has arrived and is intent on making Earth their next conquest. Meanwhile, Rito and Goldar have lost their memories, and are running loose on the streets of Angel Grove. They soon find Bulk and Skull, and in exchange for shelter, Rito and Goldar agree to become their butlers.

Season 1, Episode 3: The Shooting Star

Tanya’s new boyfriend Shawn has to pass his exams, or he won’t be the baseball team’s captain anymore, but she’s shocked when she finds out that he plans to cheat. Meanwhile, Mondo plans to sabotage the new zords Billy and Alpha are constructing, so that his new monster-machine, the Staroid, can demolish the city.

Season 1, Episode 4: Target Rangers

Rocky’s computer science project is challenging, but not half as challenging as his beautiful lab partner, Jennifer. While Rocky is trying to figure out a way to ask the intimidating computer whiz to a dance, Mondo and Machina plan on stealing the project for use in their latest diabolical creation; a ballistic baddie called Silo.

Season 1, Episode 5: For Cryin’ Out Loud

As a school project, Tommy and Katherine must pretend to be married. And to make the exercise more realistic, Katherine brings along Joey, whom she’s offered to baby-sit for the duration of the experiment. Joey’s crying is driving them nuts, but when King Mondo sends Boohoo the Clown to amplify the baby’s wail, the effects are devastating. If the Rangers can’t get the child to stop crying, he’ll lay waste to Angel Grove.

Season 1, Episode 6: Rangers in the Outfield

When Tanya exhibits a natural talent for pitching, it makes Shawn jealous. And when she strikes Shawn out, he gets downright hostile. Shawn decides to get in a little batting practice, and Rocky and Adam join him. This plays right into Prince Sprocket’s plans: his fiendish People Pitcher sucks Rocky in, and it’s up to Tommy to get him out before it’s too late.

Season 1, Episode 7: Every Dog Has His Day

Katherine trains a dog, Smokey, to help the fire department locate trouble. However, when Smokey’s nose sniffs out Mondo’s latest scheme, Katherine’s the one who finds trouble: she has to single-handedly fend off the Machine King’s minions-without her Zeonizer and a swollen ankle.

Season 1, Episode 8: The Puppet Blaster

The Machine Empire targets popular Angel Grove children’s show host captain Pete and his friendly robot Puppetman. They convert the bot into the Puppet Blaster monster and use him to brainwash the kids into going on a riot, not to mention acting as human shields when the Zeo Rangers attempt to put a stop to the misdeeds. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull are forced to watch Lt. Stone’s nephew, a brat who doesn’t need brainwashing to make their life a living nightmare.

Season 1, Episode 9: Invasion of the Ranger Snatchers

Rocky is star-struck when he, Katherine, and Tanya become extras in a sci-fi film shooting in Angel Grove. The movie-making bug also bites Prince Sprocket, but he decides that what he wants to do is direct, the end of the Rangers that is.

Season 1, Episode 10: Graduation Blues

Billy finds out that because of all his extracurricular credit, he’s graduating from Angel Grove High early. There’s just one problem-Billy has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. It seems like that question is answered for him when Cestro of the Alien Rangers crash-lands on Earth to seek his help-he wants Billy to come to Aquitar with him.

Season 1, Episode 11: A Few Bad Seeds

Rocky’s botany class project gets a little out of hand-the wacky weed eats metal, and grows like-well-a weed. King Mondo sees the potential in the seedling, and turns it into two plant cousins, Adrian and Pollenator.

Season 1, Episode 12: Instrument of Destruction

The guidance counselor wants Adam and Skull to broaden their studies, so they find themselves in music class, with Skull against his will.

Season 1, Episode 13: Mean Scream

In Angel Grove High’s new computer lab, Adam and Tanya are getting a guided tour of cyberspace from resident computer whiz Raymond when strange things begin to happen all over town. It seems King Mondo’s latest machine-monster, Mean Screen, has crafted the ultimate computer virus, and it’s messing up every piece of electronic equipment in Angel Grove-including the Zords.

Season 1, Episode 14: Mr. Billy’s Wild Ride

At long last, Billy is returning from Aquitar, where the Aquitians have found a peaceful solution to their problems. Unfortunately, King Mondo is out to make Billy’s life much less peaceful, by throwing his spaceship way off course.

Season 1, Episodes 15, 16 and 17: There’s No Business Like Snow Business

Tommy is depressed when he receives a letter from Kimberly, saying that she met someone in Florida and is breaking up with him, so he goes with Katherine and Billy to take some much-needed rest and relaxation on a snowboarding weekend, where he meets snowboarding champion Heather, who develops a crush on him. King Mondo, however, can neither rest nor relax until he has conquered the Earth. To that end, he creates the Robocupid, an infernal machine which makes the humans of Angel Grove fall madly in love with machines and electronics. The teens continue their snowboarding weekend, and Tommy and Heather grow closer, but they are called away again. While they are chillin’ in the mountains, things are heating up in Angel Grove. Mondo’s Defoliator monster is stepping up the greenhouse effect in Angel Grove. Defoiliator heats things up for the teens, including a depressed Tommy. But, this guy appears to be undefeatable. Heather has grown impatient with Tommy’s sudden disappearances, but Katherine persuades her to give him another chance and arranges a meal for them at the Angel Grove Youth Center. Sadly, Tommy is called away when the monster attacks the town, and despite Tommy’s promise to return as soon as he can, Heather walks out of his life for good. But maybe it isn’t such a loss- it turns out Katherine has feelings for Tommy- and he may just feel the same.

Season 1, Episode 18: Inner Spirit

Tommy finds himself having a recurring dream about True of Heart, the man who guided him on his quest for his piece of the Zeo Crystal. When Tommy meets Sam Trueheart, a Native American artist who looks just like the old mystic, he’s even more confused. There’s no time to ponder this mystery, however, because a more pressing mystery needs to be solved: who or what is sucking all the energy out of Angel Grove? And where is all that energy going?

Season 1, Episode 19: Challenges

Tommy sees a young man in the desert who could be his double. But before Tommy can find out who the young man is, Sam Trueheart appears and tells Tommy that another quest lies before him, and only the end of that quest can reveal the identity of the young man. Meanwhile, Ernie’s new boxing ring sparks an interest with Prince Sprocket. Not being the athletic type, Sprocket creates his own Great Metallic Hope: Punch-A-Bunch. Punch-A-Bunch goes toe-to-toe with Adam, capturing the budding-boxer and forcing Tommy to face the monster in the ring to save his teammate. It all works out, as Tommy finds the solution to his spiritual unrest when he meets a man who claims to be his brother

Season 1, Episode 20: Found and Lost

The identity of the young man in Tommy’s quest is revealed, and Tommy can scarcely believe it. Meanwhile, Mondo has his plans for the mysterious stranger-plans that will be carried out by his latest creation, Mace Face.

Season 1, Episode 21: Brother, Can You Spare an Arrowhead?

Tommy must find a way to rescue his brother from a cave of evil spirits while the other Rangers battle Mace Face

Season 1, Episode 22: Trust in Me

Rocky tries to befriend a blind martial artist, but her mistrust keeps him at arms’ length. All of the Rangers learn a valuable lesson about trust when King Mondo sends down the Defector monster to trick them

Season 1, Episode 23: It Came from Angel Grove

Adam finds himself in a fearsome situation when the other Rangers are transformed into classic monster-movie characters.

Season 1, Episode 24: Bulk Fiction

Bulk gets a crush on the Police Captain’s daughter and asks the teen’s advice on how to impress her. Meanwhile, the Rangers must face Prince Sprocket’s newest toy, the Googleheimer monster.

Season 1, Episode 25: Song Sung Yellow

Tanya is offered a chance at a singing career, but it looks like the Machine Empire might wreck her chances. Tommy, in the Red Battlezord, squares off against the Wrecking Ball monster.

Season 1, Episode 26: Game of Honor

Adam and Shawn are both training hard for a Kung Fu tournament. But Shawn has a secret weapon

Season 1, Episode 27: The Power of Gold

King Mondo’s plan to conquer the Rangers with the Wolfbane monster is interrupted by the appearance of a mysterious stranger–who also seems to wield the power of the Zeo Crystal

Season 1, Episode 28: A Small Problem

The Rangers must find a way to help their friends when Prince Sprocket shrinks Tommy and Katherine and places them in a terrarium with a hungry tarantula

Season 1, Episode 29: A Season to Remember

A spell cast on the teens causes them to be intolerable toward other cultures during the holiday season.

Season 1, Episode 30: Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise

Katherine competes in a surfing competition but faces danger when the Leaky Faucet monster puts toxic Cog oil in all the water in Angel Grove.

Season 1, Episode 31: Rock-a-Bye Power Rangers

After two weeks of constant Cog attacks by the Machine Empire, the Zeo Rangers are running ragged, exhausted by both their superhero duties and those of their normal life. Having gotten them to a weakened, sleep-deprived state, King Mondo sends down the Somnibot monster, whose lullaby spell-singing manages to exploit this Achilles heel. Can the Gold Ranger wake them in time? Meanwhile, Bulk & Skull are entrusted with guarding a safe containing a valuable item for one whole day, unaware that a cat burglar has his eye on it.

Season 1, Episode 32: Do I Know You?

The mystery of the Gold Ranger’s true identity intensifies when Borax, a member of the bounty hunter race known as the Varox, arrives on Earth targeting the Rangers’ new ally with savage intent. King Mondo sees great promise in an alliance with the Vorax and offers to help him defeat and ensnare the Gold Ranger. Meanwhile, Bulk & Skull are hired to find a woman’s dog, who went missing following a recent landing of Pyramidas.

Season 1, Episode 33: Revelations of Gold

The extraterrestrial bounty hunters attack the Gold Ranger, and he must seek refuge on Earth, asking the Rangers for help. Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa secretly return to the Moon to reclaim their evil empire, while tracking down Goldar and Rito.

Season 1, Episode 34: A Golden Homecoming

The Machine Empire tries to stop Tommy from bringing a new recipient for the Golden powers to the Power Chamber. The Rangers must use the Super Zeozords to battle King Mondo’s new ultra-armored machine monsters. Meanwhile, in Rito and Goldar’s dreams, Zedd and Rita are berating them and tell them that they have big plans that require their help. After remembering who they are, Rito and Goldar leave Bulk and Skull.

Season 1, Episode 35: Mondo’s Last Stand

As the Zeo Rangers quickly warm up to their new teammate, Rocky finds himself feeling left out and rejected. When King Mondo comes to Earth to retrieve a massively powerful sword, so he can destroy our heroes; personally, Rocky faces the giant Machine Empire ruler alone in an attempt to prove himself. He learns a hard lesson in teamwork and pays the price for his jealousy towards Jason. Meanwhile, Bulk & Skull are hired to track down the original Burble Baby Food baby, leading them to suspect Jason. However, Ernie foils them by revealing that he’s the original Burble Baby Food Baby, and he is awarded a lifetime supply of baby food. Also, Goldar & Rito are reunited with Rita & Zedd on the Moon.

Season 1, Episode 36: Bomber in the Summer

Ernie’s plans to open a new Beach Club are spoiled by a group of tough motorcycle teens, while Rita and Lord Zedd conspire to overthrow the Machine Empire. Goldar and Rito launch Louie Kaboom from Earth, but accidentally loses the remote and earns their fury.

Season 1, Episode 37: Scent of a Weasel

The gang participates in a charity fashion show, where Skull plays bodyguard to a supermodel. Not to be upstaged, Queen Machina sends Stenchy, a Skunk monster, to raise a big stink. Zedd and Rita attempt to try and regain control of Louie Kaboom.

Season 1, Episode 38: The Lore of Auric

Aisha sends a package for Tanya that includes a key and a map of the island on which Tanya’s parents disappeared. Desperate to find them, she entrusts the key to Jason while she goes to the island. Louie Kaboom takes an interest in the key upon discovering that it will unleash an enormous being. Frustrated when Auric the Conqueror won’t do his bidding, Louie tosses the key away; Prince Sprocket eagerly snatches it up. He then tricks Auric into thinking that the Rangers are evil so that he will fight them. To the Rangers’ dismay, Auric won’t listen to them when they try to reason with him until Billy saves the day by recovering the key. Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita use a super magnet in an attempt to return Louie Kaboom to their control. However, they’re humiliated by Rito’s efforts due to him incorrectly logging in the coordinates and leading to Zedd yelling at him for getting Detective Stone’s car.

Season 1, Episode 39: The Ranger Who Came in from the Gold

Katherine and Tanya are working on a ballet based on Midas; Jason and Adam are dancing in it against their will. Bulk and Skull need a job, so they bet the girls that they can get all the necessary props for the play. They go to find an assortment of gold props and get more than they can handle when Skull finds a golden dog statue that turns things to gold. When the Rangers realize it’s a trap, they go to battle, and Jason gets turned to gold. Meanwhile, Louie Kaboom has wrestled control of the Machine Empire. He imprisons and exiles Queen Machina and Prince Sprocket. Zedd and Rita’s attempt to take back their evil empire runs into a temporary snag when they must deal with an unexpected flat tire on their mobile base.

Season 1, Episode 40: The Joke’s on Blue

There’s a new student at Angel Grove High as well as two detectives that intend to replace Bulk and Skull. Practical jokes run rampant, and it seems that no one is safe, so Bulk & Skull and their competition are hired to find the culprits. Meanwhile, on the Moon, Zedd and Rita exiles Rito and Goldar out of their mobile base for their failures to recapture Louie Kaboom until they find something that could help them. Prince Sprocket is less than thrilled when his brother, Prince Gasket, and his wife Princess Archerina arrive. After Machina tells them of their plight, Gasket and Archerina hatch a plan to get rid of Louie Kaboom by making him fall in love with Archerina and make him do her bidding. Goldar and Rito witness the exchange and attempt to tell Zedd and Rita, only to learn they have already known about it.

Season 1, Episode 41: Where In The World is Zeo Ranger 5?

The teens are stunned when Tommy mysteriously disappears. When their search for the missing Ranger proves fruitless, they must battle the noxious Cruel Chrome monster without him. Meanwhile, Gasket plans to use Tommy against the other rangers. On the Moon, Goldar and Rito must fix the engine of the mobile base, but Rito unwittingly sends it for a ride with Zedd and Rita inside. Also, Bulk and Skull are tasked with washing Stone’s wavejumper.

Season 1, Episode 42 and 43: King for a Day

The Rangers are alarmed when Bulk and Skull recount their run-in with Zeo Ranger 5, especially since they have yet to find him. Tommy has been brainwashed into thinking he’s the King of the Machine Empire and that the Rangers are evil. Jason and Katherine go to where Bulk and Skull claim to have seen him; Jason gets sucked into another dimension where he must face Tommy, who is more than willing to destroy him. While watching the fight on the TV, a horrified Goldar and Rito inform Zedd and Rita of their findings. Two of the Rangers would then disappear, and no one at the Command Center had an idea on how to find them. They can only watch in horror as Tommy tries to destroy his best friend. Bulk and Skull get sucked into the dimension too and make an ally of a fellow prisoner named Tritor who has a plan to help them escape. While amused at first by the fight, Rita and Zedd realize the horrifying truth that if something isn’t done, the Machine Empire will be victorious. They also recognize if the Machine Empire succeeds and finds out they’re back on the Moon, they could force Zedd and Rita back into exile again. Despite their desire to destroy the Rangers, they aid the Rangers in getting what they need.

Season 1, Episode 44: A Brief Mystery in Time

Tommy keeps reliving the same day over and over again, but no one else notices anything weird, making him feel like he’s going crazy. Upon visiting the Power Chamber, they discover something very distressing. They immediately go to fix the problem and find Protectron determined to stop them. Things quickly worsen when the Cogs, Prince Gasket, and Archerina enter the fray. Will the Rangers be able to prevent this catastrophe?

Season 1, Episode 45: A Mystery to Me

The Rangers are invited to a “Whodunit Charity Party” in which they role-play to discover where Detective Stone went. Archerina uses the opportunity to trap all the Rangers except Katherine, making it seem like they are disappearing for real. Archerina’s jealousy of Katherine overcomes her to the point that she wants to destroy her personally. Katherine must face her enemies all alone when neither she nor Zordon can contact the other Rangers.

Season 1, Episode 46: Another Song and Dance

Tommy has to perform a musical number for class, but he’s afraid he’s a little off-key. With Tanya’s help and plenty of practice, Tommy hits all the right notes. But after Machina’s spell, things aren’t going so well for our budding Enrico Caruso. It’s a terrible thing–they can’t talk; they must sing, even when they don’t want to.

Season 1, Episodes 47 and 48: Rangers of Two Worlds

Billy’s regenerator has a disturbing side effect and turns him into an old man. Rita tries to change Katherine into a monster but gets her purse instead. Impursanator proves to be the strongest monster the Rangers face until King Mondo, fully rebuilt, sends her away, enraging Rita. As a result of sabotage from Mondo’s greatest monster, Billy becomes trapped in the Zeo Megazord while still aging as Mondo and Rita’s monsters take control. To even up the score, the Alien Rangers travel to Earth and help defeat the monsters. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull take the test for their detectives licenses. During the monster attack, they believe it to be part of the test to see if the can concentrate under fire, even as the office falls apart around them.

Season 1, Episode 49: Hawaii Zoo

ommy asks Katherine out on a date when Ernie puts on a luau at the Beach Club. Gasket and Archerina send Cogs to spoil the party. Meanwhile, Jason’s Gold Ranger powers start to weaken. After failing to defeat the Rangers, King Mondo returns and forces Gasket and Archerina to flee.

Season 1, Episode 50: Good as Gold

Jason, after fighting King Mondo’s allies, finds out to his horror, that he’s losing his powers as well as his strength. Pursued by Rita, Lord Zedd, and the Machine Empire, who are all greedy for his powers, he finds himself helpless. But when Zedd and Rita get into a fight with Mondo, he makes a narrow escape, and teleports to Angel Grove and collapses at the juice bar. The Rangers take Jason to the command center, and Zordon tells them that Jason will lose his Powers and life if the Gold Ranger’s Powers are not transferred back to Trey, which can only happen when the Earth, Aquitar, and Triforia are aligned. Alpha 5 gives the Rangers a map with which they find the place for the power transfer. King Mondo furiously orders Cogs to prevent it. As the Rangers get to the location for the transfer, they are attacked by Cogs. They fight them, and ship into action as Rocky comes just in time as the Gold Ranger’s powers transfer back to Trey. Trey helps, but when King Mondo arrives super-sized with allies, the Rangers are forced to grow giant size too by Trey’s magical powers. Meanwhile, Zedd and Rita decide to try to trick King Mondo and set him up. They go to the scene, watch the fray from a safe distance, and have plans for both enemies no matter who wins. In the end, the Rangers win, but King Mondo’s allies and he are not destroyed. Instead, they retreat to Zedd and Rita’s delight. On the Moon, King Mondo quickly confronts them for not assisting him against the Rangers. Zedd and Rita pretend they have given up and offer a gift to the Machine Empire as a peace offering. They quickly leave in their base, which Prince Sprocket opens the present, and there’s an explosion. While driving away laughing, Zedd proudly proclaims, they’re back and King Mondo swears revenge against him and Rita. In the end, Jason takes his leave alongside his girlfriend, Emily, as Tommy heads out with Katherine by his side.

Power Rangers Zeo Season 1 Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Another set of rangers but no different in plot.

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