T.V. Series Review: Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue Season 1

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Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue Season 1 Summary

Season 1, Episode 1: Operation Lightspeed

A group of demons are accidentally released and are now trying to destroy Mariner Bay to release their leader, Queen Bansheera. To counter the demons, Captain Mitchell’s daughter, Dana Mitchell, seeks to recruit four individuals for Lightspeed to become Power Rangers. These individuals are Carter Grayson, Chad Lee, Joel Rawlings, and Kelsey Winslow. They agree to Captain Mitchell’s proposal, with Dana joining them as the fifth ranger. They battle and destroy Ghouligan and a group of Batlings, and their journey as Rangers begins.

Season 1, Episode 2: Lightspeed Teamwork

Captain Mitchell is giving the other Rangers a tour of the Aqua Base, and they are introduced to the Rail Rescues. Meanwhile, Joel meets Ms. Angela Fairweather, the Rangers’ scientist, and weapons designer, and instantly falls in love, while neglecting his obligation to the Rangers. The others witness a rock that’s hit Mariner Bay and is transforming into Magmavore. To stop Magmavore, the Rangers try their new Rail Rescues, which release smaller Rescue Zords to assist in their efforts to escort people trapped in an elevator. However, Joel continues to insist that he could help alone but eventually works with the Rangers as a team to form the Lightspeed Megazord to defeat Magmavore

Season 1, Episode 3: Trial by Fire

The Rangers are going through training. Carter gets the fastest time, but he had the lowest score because – according to Captain Mitchell – Carter has failed to think about the situation before using his blaster. Later, Vypra creates an earthquake to attack Mariner Bay and traps a little boy with a wall of fire. Carter tries to rescue the boy, but Captain Mitchell tells Carter to put out the fire first. Carter reluctantly cooperates, but the boy is injured. Furious, Carter believes that he isn’t cut out for being a Ranger, but Captain Mitchell disagrees and sends him off to help his friends in the battle against Quakemon.

Season 1, Episode 4: Riding the Edge

While rollerblading, Kelsey saves a dog named Dorsey from getting hit by a car. Nancy, its owner, is later seen on television by Kelsey and Dana on a short Space Shuttle mission. Meanwhile, a tornado monster is attempting to destroy the city just as the Rangers meet Diabolico. They call for the Rescue Bird and kill it, but the shuttle gets caught in the tornado. As a result, the Rangers summon the Rail Rescues and gain control of the shuttle. Kelsey gets it to land on top of Rail Rescue 4 and is successful, but Jinxer grows the monster.

Season 1, Episode 5: A Matter of Trust

Dana questions her father’s faith in her abilities as a Ranger when he sends her on a seemingly unimportant assignment as the other Rangers are assigned to guard a fuel cell. When one of Diabolico’s monsters turns up the heat in Mariner Bay, she discovers that the Rangers were guarding a decoy, and the real fuel cell’s safety lies in her hands. She escapes Vypra and gets the fuel cell to the Aquabase, in just enough time to help her friends destroy the monster.

Season 1, Episode 6: Wheels of Destruction

Vypra’s new battle vehicle has the Rangers on the ropes until they defeat her with their new Lightspeed Cycles. Meanwhile, Joel unsuccessfully tries to ask Ms. Fairweather out on a date.

Season 1, Episode 7: Cyborg Returns

A team of robotic Cyborg Rangers are created to replace the Rangers who are subsequently dismissed from their roles. But when they go haywire thanks to an attack from a lightning demon, the heroes must violate their dismissal and resume their Ranger duties to stop both Striking and the Cyborg Rangers. The general who was responsible for Cyborg Rangers and for unfairly dismissed them, apologizes. He vowed never to come back and never interfere with the Rangers again.

Season 1, Episode 8: Up to the Challenge

Kelsey’s reckless behavior lands her in the hospital when she gets caught in an explosion. Meanwhile, Chad must deal with a rival who makes a deal with Vypra for the power and skill to destroy him.

Season 1, Episode 9: Go Volcanic

The arrival of Queen Bansheera prompts an attack on a volcano, which threatens to erupt and destroy Mariner Bay. Meanwhile, Dana deals with a hostage situation on a bus before joining the Rangers in dousing the Trifire monster’s flames and saving the city from disaster.

Season 1, Episode 10: Rising from Ashes

Queen Bansheera resurrects two monsters from the past and gives them great power. When the Lightspeed Megazord is not enough, the Rangers must summon Ms. Fairweather’s newest creation – the Supertrain Megazord, which is created by combining the Rail Rescues.

Season 1, Episode 11: From Deep in the Shadows

Lightspeed’s experimental Titanium Morpher, which was determined to be too dangerous, is stolen, and Diabolico unleashes the evil Titanium Ranger. The Rangers can defeat him with their new V-Lancers, but are unable to destroy him because he is revealed to be Captain Mitchell’s son Ryan!

Season 1, Episode 12: Truth Discovered

Following the emotional breakdowns of Captain Mitchell and Dana, the Titanium Ranger goes on another rampage through Mariner Bay, and the heartbroken Dana tries to stop her older brother single-handedly. When Captain Mitchell reveals the truth to Ryan – that he had no choice but to let Diabolico save him as they hung off the cliff – Ryan thinks twice about being evil and gives up his morpher.

Season 1, Episode 13: Ryan’s Destiny

Diabolico unleashes his three most powerful monsters who threaten the city with explosive feathers. The Rangers are no match against them until Ryan comes to terms with his evil past and becomes the Titanium Ranger to fight for good. However, Ryan is penalized for his treason against Diabolico through a Cobra tattoo, which will slither up his back every time he morphs until it reaches his neck and bites, thus destroying him.

Season 1, Episode 14: Curse of the Cobra

Demonite and his monsters attack the city once more, this time with advantages – Demonite creates a powerful clone, and Ryan is weakened by the cobra tattoo. Carter’s risky move of firing point-blank at Demonite with the Unilaser and V-Lancer destroys the two. Later, Captain Mitchell discovers the cobra and prohibits Ryan from morphing.

Season 1, Episode 15: Strength of the Sun

The two remaining monsters from Diabolico’s trio – Thunderon and Falkar, launch a final assault on the Rangers, who are short the Titanium Ranger. When both increase in size and take down the Supertrain Megazord, Ryan risks his life and helps them out in the Max Solarzord, destroying both monsters.

Season 1, Episode 16: The Cobra Strikes

Diabolico brings back his three generals merged as one monster, Troika, which the Rangers destroy with their new Battle Boosters. Diabolico battles the Rangers himself, taking down the Supertrain Megazord. Ryan finds the cobra tattoo’s power source, a cobra monster from the tomb, and destroys it, lifting the curse. He joins the Rangers and helps them defeat Diabolico with a new Zord combination – the Lightspeed Solarzord. However, Diabolico’s Star Power is transferred to Queen Bansheera’s son, Impus, who begins a startling transformation.

Season 1, Episode 17: Olympius Ascends

Impus completes his transformation into Olympius, who has captured four Rangers and infiltrates the Aquabase by posing as them. His plot is uncovered by Carter, who weakens him by throwing him into the water, and frees his friends

Season 1, Episode 18: A Face from the Past

When a monster sets a power plant ablaze, Captain Mitchell jumps into action and braves the fire to rescue a little girl. The incident reveals to Carter that it was Captain Mitchell who had saved him from a fire when he was a child.

Season 1, Episode 19: The Queen’s Return

The demons perform a ritual to return Queen Bansheera to her bodily form. The Rangers interrupt the ceremony, but only enough to bring back the Queen in a deformed state, for which Olympius swears vengeance. Ryan decides that he will leave the Aquabase to go after the Queen, and promises Dana he will return.

Season 1, Episode 20: The Omega Project

Joel is visiting a young friend, Simon, who invents a telescope to observe outer space. However, Simon discovers that an asteroid is approaching the Earth, which was sent by Olympius to impact Mariner Bay. To stop it, the Rangers initiate the Omega Project, which consists of the Omega Zords – five spacecraft, which combine into the Omega Crawler and the Omega Megazord.

Season 1, Episode 21: The Fifth Crystal

Vypra steals a powerful set of crystals to power a laser, which will destroy Mariner Bay. Kelsey teams up with her estranged grandmother to destroy the laser and retrieve the crystals

Season 1, Episode 22: The Chosen Path

A monster named Cyclopter trains with Chad’s old sensei, who resents him for becoming a Ranger and not following the path of a martial artist. The monster uses his training to battle the Rangers, but is defeated by Chad, who makes peace with his former mentor, and recalls his training.

Season 1, Episode 23: Yesterday Again

A simulation goes awry when Carter’s day repeats itself. He uses his knowledge of the future and his new Mobile Armored Vehicle, to prevent the Rangers’ deaths at the hands of Olympius, who attempts to use their Rescuebird against them

Season 1, Episode 24: A s Time Runs Out

The Rangers take the Max Solarzord to space to prevent spores attached to them from going off and releasing toxins into the atmosphere. Meanwhile, Loki and Vypra resurrect Diabolico after Olympius betrays them.

Season 1, Episode 25: In the Freeze Zone

Freezer captures four Rangers, with only Carter, left to face him and Olympius. Olympius has his problems, as Diabolico returns looking for payback. Bansheera keeps Diabolico in check and sends her son to get Carter, who defeats Freezer and frees his friends with the new Thermo Blaster.

Season 1, Episode 26: The Mighty Mega Battles

Joel becomes jealous when he mistakes Clark, Ms. Fairweather’s brother, for her boyfriend. She brought him to the Aquabase to help design the new Mega Battle Armor, which Joel and Chad use to defeat Infinitor. Ms. Fairweather later assures Joel that Clark was just her brother.

Season 1, Episode 27: The Great Egg Caper

Jinxer loses an egg containing a powerful monster to a smart thief who the Rangers are also after. His plot to hold the egg for ransom backfires when the villains attack him, but he is saved by Kelsey, who discovers the thief has a heart of gold.

Season 1, Episode 28: Ocean Blue

Vypra uses Chad’s love interest, a mermaid named Marina, to lure him into a trap. When Marina’s life is endangered, Chad summons the strength and courage to defeat Vypra and Loki and rescue her. The two reunite, but only to part ways soon after.

Season 1, Episodes 29 and 30: Trakeena’s Revenge

Trakeena, the enemy of the Galaxy Rangers, returns to destroy Earth as vengeance for her defeat, but first, she must absorb enough human life force for power. Leo travels to Earth to team up with the Lightspeed Rangers to stop her. Chad, Joel, Kelsey, and Dana fight the Ghouls to protect Leo, who was fighting off an injury, and Leo destroys them with his Quasar Saber. Meanwhile, Carter is helping a girl whose parents have been taken by a monster, only to be attacked by more Ghouls but is saved by Kai and Maya. The eight rangers later battle more Ghouls while Carter tries to fight Triskull, but Triskull defeats all eight Rangers. Olympius and his demons enter the fray, sabotaging Trakeena’s power drain and mutating her into a giant, maddened creature. While the rangers try to free Trakeena’s hostages, Carter and Leo defeat Triskull and are aided by Damon and Kendrix, but they are soon blasted out the window. As a result, the two teams summon the Omega and Galaxy Megazords, but Trakeena still lives, causing her to disengage the Galactabeasts. The two teams then destroy Trakeena with the Lights of Orion-powered Omega Megazord.

Season 1, Episode 31: The Last Ranger

An evil monster gives four of the Rangers amnesia. Dana holds it off long enough for Ms. Fairweather to restore the Rangers’ memories. When they rejoin the battle, they defeat the demon with the Thermo Blasters and the Lightspeed Solarzord.

Season 1, Episode 32: Sorcerer of the Sands

The Rangers are transported into the underworld, where they face invincible dead monsters. They escape with the help of the Sorcerer of the Sands, who Ryan found in hopes of discovering a way to imprison the demons. Olympius remains trapped in the underworld, and Diabolico kills the Sorcerer in a battle of spells.

Season 1, Episode 33: Olympius Unbound

Jinxer manipulates Captain Mitchell into providing Olympius with enough energy to destroy the Rangers after he escapes the underworld. When Ms. Fairweather interrupts the power feed, the star power is destroyed, allowing the Rangers to defeat the demon prince.

Season 1, Episode 34: Neptune’s Daughter

Marina returns to ask for Chad’s help after her father’s trident is stolen, which a water demon uses to drain the water from Mariner Bay. Chad recovers the trident, as well as a captive Marina, and safely returns the two to Neptune, the god of the sea

Season 1, Episode 35: Web War

A spider monster, Arachnor, captures four Rangers and the Lightspeed staff. Using the experimental Trans Armor Cycle, Carter defeats Arachnor and the Vyprari to save his friends.

Season 1, Episode 36: In the Limelight

Dana’s new modeling job jeopardizes her performance as a Ranger. She makes a difficult decision to quit modeling to help her friends defeat Treevil.

Season 1, Episode 37: Wrath of the Queen

With four Rangers trapped, Carter has a decisive showdown in the Skull Cavern with Bansheera, who has already killed Vypra and Loki in her quest for power. When he strikes her with a battle booster, Carter and his teammates escape the Skull Cavern.

Season 1, Episode 38: Rise of the Super Demons

Olympius captures and enslaves Diabolico, and uses him to battle the Rangers and destroy their Megazords. They are just barely bailed out by the new Lifeforce Megazord, which feeds off their life energy to destroy both demons. During their victory, however, Jinxer places a Batling Card on the Omega and Lifeforce Megazords.

Season 1, Episodes 39 and 40: The Fate of Lightspeed

Queen Bansheera begins a ceremony that will release all the demons from the shadow world to Earth. Jinxer’s card activates, releasing hundreds of Batlings into the Aquabase. The Rangers are forced to evacuate the Aquabase, but they later become trapped. The Omega and Lifeforce Megazords are then taken over by the Batlings. Bansheera holds the ceremony and brings the Skull Cavern to Mariner Bay, where the ceremony was to take place. Four Rangers evacuate the Aquabase on a submarine and fire torpedoes at the hijacked Lifeforce Megazord, causing the Megazord and the base to explode. Carter and Ryan ram the Mobile Armor Vehicle into the Omega Megazord, destroying it. During the final battle, Carter kicks Bansheera into the Skull Cavern’s tomb, causing it to crumble. With the Demons gone, the Rangers return their morphers and then resume their normal lives.

Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue Season 1

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Another set of power rangers but same plot

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