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The Astro Megaship was a spacecraft that served as the base and primary Megazord for the Space Rangers during Power Rangers In Space. It would later become the Galaxy Rangers' base of operations and secondary transportation when it wasn't docked on the colony of Terra Venture during Lost Galaxy.

Overview

Appearances: PRT Episode 45, PRIS Episodes 1-43, LG Episodes 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 11, 13-15, 22, 27-33, 39, 42, 44

History

Turbo

The former Turbo Rangers received the Astro Megashuttle from NASADA as they sought to chase Divatox into space.

In Space

It was owned and piloted by Andros, created by Zordon and Alpha 5 on Eltar. He met up with the former Turbo Rangers and Alpha 6. Together, the new team became the Space Rangers and spent most of their time in the Megaship. The Megaship is designed to interface with the NASADA Astro Megashuttle so that it can be contained within its forward structure. Aside from the shuttle hangar, the Megaship consists of 6 decks for its crew.

The Astro Megaship is capable of faster than light travel allowing it to voyage between solar systems. The ship can be run by a single person or even by itself with the help of D.E.C.A. or Alpha 6, however, it can comfortably support a crew of 16.

Aside from space travel, the Megaship can even operate within planetary atmospheres and can land on planets. By combining with the Astro Megashuttle, the Astro Megaship can transform into the Astro Megazord.

The bridge is the center of any ship, and the Astro Megaship's bridge is no different. From the ship's bridge, the Megaship's crew operates the entire ship. The ship's steering controls, sensors, weapons systems, communications equipment, as well as D.E.C.A. are all accessed from here. The bridge is located on Megadeck 1 along the front part of the Astro Megaship.

The SimuDeck, located on Megadeck 5, is the training room. The advanced holographic and robotic technologies in the SimuDeck allow the Rangers to practice their skills in a realistic yet safe environment. The SimuDeck can be programmed to display any type of location and can also create automated opponents for Rangers to fight such as Craterites. Since the SimuDeck can be programmed to recreate any environment, it can also be used for non-combat purposes such as recreation.

The Megaship's propulsion systems and power output are generated in the ship's engine room. The engine room, located on Megadeck 6, holds the universe's only known Mega Accelerator, a device capable of propelling the ship at speeds far faster than Albert Einstein ever believed possible. Aside from the Mega Accelerator, the Engine Room has a large cargo bay door which opens to the outside of the ship. Since the engine room powers the Megaship, it is the most important part of the ship. Destroying this section of the ship would severely cripple if not destroy the entire Megaship.

The Astro Megaship is quite capable of defending itself from attackers with its shields, thick hull, and 2 double barreled laser turrets. D.E.C.A. normally handles firing the Megaship's weapons but they can be controlled manually from the bridge. The Megaship also comes equipped with 2 ion cannons mounted on the bottom of the Megaship.

The Astro Megaship's Synthetron is located in the recreation room adjacent to the bridge on Megadeck 1. Here the crew of the Megaship as well as any guests eat their meals and relax. This room also has storage lockers for the crew to store their gear in. Perhaps the most sophisticated system in the room are the 5 Jump Tubes. The Rangers can jump into these tubes which allow them to morph as well as exit the Megaship by teleporting, flying off on their Galaxy Gliders or in their space shuttle.

There are 8 crew quarters on the Astro Megaship all located on Megadeck 2. The Megaship is also capable of converting several other rooms into crew quarters if need be. Each room normally has a double bunk bed, a desk, a chair, a dresser, and a closet; however, occupants tend to personalize their own quarters with various furniture and other items. The Megaship housed Zhane in a special cryogenics chamber until he was well enough to be reawakened. Alpha 6's bedroom is located in the same area as the engine room, as revealed at the end of Red With Envy.

Lost Galaxy

After the Space Rangers were victorious, the Megaship was turned into a museum. Alpha 6 still watched over things with mechanic Damon Henderson. Kai convinced the two to help him steal the ship to rescue his friends. The Megaship then became the base for the Galaxy Rangers. Most of the time, it was docked at Terra Venture. But whenever the Rangers needed to transverse space, the Megaship was fully functional to do so. It was even still able to transform into the Astro Megazord if needed (Although this function was only seen when the Space Rangers returned to assist against the reborn Psycho Rangers, suggesting that the Megashuttle may have been removed).

The only real modification was transforming the recreation room (with the Synthetron, storage lockers, and jump tubes) into the bay.

During the final battle with Trakeena, the Astro Megaship was severely damaged when the Scorpion Stinger caught the ship in its pincers and began crushing it. The Galaxy Rangers activated the self-destruct and fled. The explosion caused by the destruction of the Astro Megaship severely damaged the Scorpion Stinger, and caused it to crash on Mirinoi's moon, effectively destroying it.

Wild Force

Astro Megaship Mark II

Astro Megaship Mark II

The Astro Megaship Mark II was the successor of the Astro Megaship, created in the shipyards of KO-35. For Tommy's mission to stop General Venjix on the moon, Andros introduced the Astro Megaship Mark II, which was reportedly "fresh off the construction yards of KO-35" (it was also reportedly the fastest spaceship in the galaxy). This Megaship served to transport the Red Rangers to the moon, and it was also where members of Tommy's squad were briefed (Alpha 7 was seen inside during this time). The Alpha robot present on board is Alpha 7, since Alpha 6 may still be living on Mirinoi at the time, the rebuilt Alpha 5 by Tommy and Andros. The Astro Megaship Mark II was constructed and commanded by Andros as part of an assault on the Machine Empire's remaining generals. It was on that Megaship that Tommy and the other Red Rangers met for their mission on the Moon, to stop the Machine Empire and Serpentera. This version is incapable of transforming into a Megazord due to the lack of the Megashuttle (This can be seen due to the lack of the Megashuttle's fin tail, though in early scripts, the Megaship took part in the final battle along with Megazords of the previous season).

Astro Megashuttle

Blue Glass Arrow.png See also: MegaShuttle


Astro Megashuttle launchpad

Original Purpose: The Astro Megashuttle was originally a space shuttle built to accommodate astronauts on a search for new planets. The shuttle was a part of the NASADA space program, built on Earth and ready for launch in its own silo.

After the destruction of the Power Chamber, the Rangers could not go after Zordon to save him. Justin, the Blue Ranger, snuck into the NASADA building and told the commander that the Power Rangers needed to use the shuttle on an emergency mission. The commander agreed to allow the Rangers access to the shuttle, and from the ground Justin watches as his friends blast off into space, ending the Turbo series.

After the Rangers left Earth, they came across a larger ship that uses its tractor beam to pull the shuttle inside, in spite of the Rangers' outcries. The series begins to pick up once the shuttle docks with the ship. During the first few episodes, the shuttle is used to ferry the Rangers back and forth from the Astro Megaship to Earth. Astronema notices that without the shuttle the Astro Megazord cannot complete its transformation, prompting multiple attempts to destroy the shuttle.

Capabilities: Being the Astro Megazord's head was one of the major operating systems the shuttle had, though before it was the head to the Megazord, it was a self-contained space shuttle. The shuttle had its own thrust capabilities, though it needed major boost power to blast off from the ground into orbit; thus, it had its' own booster rocket sled attached to the bottom, used on at least two occasions. It isn't clear where the boosters would go when not in use; however, it could transform into the Astro Megazord Blaster.

Astro Megazord

The Astro Megazord was armed with the Astro Megazord Blaster (a transformed state of the MegaShuttle's booster sled), the Astro Megazord Saber (usually formed out of energy in the Megazord's hand), and the Astro Megazord Shield (typically attached to the underside of the Megaship when not in use), The Astro Megazord Saber had multiple attacks. First, it could be charged with energy and be used to deliver any number of powered-up slashes to the enemy. It could also be used as a Laser Whip, and when sent into a target, it could be ignited with energy to obliterate the monster.


Weapons

Appearances: PRIS Episodes 2, 3, 6-17, 20, 21, 23-26, 29-31, 36, 37, 40, LG Episode 31

Legendary Ranger Devices

Astro Megazord Dino Charger

The Astro Megazord represents the Space Rangers for the In Space Dino Charger, released as part of a special set of Dino Charger Power Packs. In Space's case, it featured the Red Space Ranger, the Silver Space Ranger, the Astro Megazord, and the In Space title. This Charger was paired with the Lightspeed Rescue Dino Charger.


Astro Megazord Ninja Power Star

The Astro Megazord Ninja Power Star is a special Ninja Power Star that bears the likeness of the Astro Megazord and is marked with the kanji for "machine". This will be a part of the upcoming Super Ninja Steel toyline.


Notes

  • The Astro Megaship is the first base that can transform into a Megazord.
  • This is the first Megazord to appear in the season premiere that is not made up of multiple Zords assigned to individual Rangers.
  • This is the first Megazord to appear in battle after its debut series and to be destroyed after its debut series.
  • The Astro Megazord is the only Megazord to appear in every episode of In Space.
  • The deluxe toy had the capability of attaching the Astro Megazord Blaster to the Megaship for additional armament; this configuration was never used in the show.
  • According to Shuki Levy, during the production between the 16th and 17th episodes of Power Rangers Turbo, the Astro Megazord originally was going to be called the "Galaxy Megazord", but this was scrapped later in production; the name Galaxy Megazord was used as the main Megazord name the next season.[1]

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Rangers
Leo Corbett - Damon Henderson - Kai Chen - Maya - Kendrix Morgan - Karone - Magna Defender - Mike Corbett
Gear
Transmorpher - Magna Defender Morpher - Quasar Sabers - Transdaggers - Quasar Launchers - Magna Blaster - The Lights of Orion - Jet Jammers - Astro Cycles - Capsular Cycle - Red Armored Ranger
Allies
Commander Stanton - Alpha 6 - DECA - GSA - Space Rangers - Professor Phenomenus - Farkas Bulkmeier - Lightspeed Rangers
Zords and Megazord
Lion Galactabeast - Condor Galactabeast - Gorilla Galactabeast - Wolf Galactabeast - Wildcat Galactabeast - Torozord - C-Zords - S-Zords - Zenith Carrierzord - Astro Megaship
Galaxy Megazord - Defender Torozord - Centaurus Megazord - Stratoforce Megazord
Villains
Scorpius - Trakeena - Furio - Treacheron - Deviot - Villamax - Kegler - Stingwingers
The Psycho Rangers
Psycho Red - Psycho Black - Psycho Blue - Psycho Yellow - Psycho Pink
Captain Mutiny's Crew:
Captain Mutiny - Barbarax - Hexuba - Titanisaur - Swabbies
Monsters
Scorpius and Trakeena's Monsters: Brunt - Radster - Horn - Gasser - Sledge - Mutantrum - Wise Wizard - Quakemaker - Starcog - Ruptor - Samuron - Fishface - Chillyfish - Destruxo - Impostra - Shark Brothers - Freaky Tiki - Skelekron - Crumummy - Hardtochoke - Kubak - Teksa - Rykon - Cannonbrawl - Icy Angel - Motor Mantis - Loyax - Maronda - Trencher - Chameliac - Spikaka - Ironite - Magnetox - Decibat - Buzz (scrapped)
Captain Mutiny's Monsters: Rocketron - Grunchor - Rojomon - Nightmare
Others Monsters: Alien - Trencher - Hunghorn
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Rangers
Cole Evans - Taylor Earhardt - Max Cooper - Danny Delgado - Alyssa Enrilé - Merrick Baliton
Gear
Growl Phone - Lunar Caller - Crystal Sabers - Power Animal Crystals - Red Lion Fang - Golden Eagle Sword - Blue Shark Fighting Fins - Black Bison Axe - White Tiger Baton - Jungle Sword - Lion Blaster - Lunar Cue - Falcon Summoner - Falconator - Armadillo Puck - Sword of Pardolis - Rhino Shooter - Deer Clutcher - Jungle Blaster - Savage Cycles - Wild Force Rider - Animarium Armor
Allies
Princess Shayla - Kite - Ancient Warriors - Time Force Rangers - Ransik - Nadira - Alpha 7
Veteran Red Rangers (Forever Red): Jason Lee Scott - Aurico - Tommy Oliver - T.J. Johnson - Andros - Leo Corbett - Carter Grayson - Wes Collins - Eric Myers
Zords and Megazords
Red Lion Wildzord - Yellow Eagle Wildzord - Blue Shark Wildzord - Black Bison Wildzord - White Tiger Wildzord - Elephant Wildzord - Giraffe Wildzord - Black Bear Wildzord - Polar Bear Wildzord - Gorilla Wildzord - Soul Bird - Wolf Wildzord - Hammerhead Shark Wildzord - Alligator Wildzord - Rhino Wildzord - Armadillo Wildzord - Deer Wildzord - Falcon Wildzord - Black Lion Wildzord - Condor Wildzord - Saw Shark Wildzord - Buffalo Wildzord - Jaguar Wildzord
Wild Force Megazord - Kongazord - Predazord - Isis Megazord - Animus - Pegasus Megazord
Other Zords
Astro Megaship
Orgs
Master Org - Putrids
Duke Orgs: Jindrax - Toxica - Zen-Aku - Artilla & Helicos - Onikage
General Orgs: Retinax - Nayzor - Mandilok
Mut-Orgs: Takach - Kired - Rofang
Machine Empire: General Venjix - Gerrok - Steelon - Automon - Tezzla - Cogs - Serpentera
Monsters
Turbine Org - Plug Org - Barbed Wire Org - Camera Org - Bell Org - Tire Org - Ship Org - Cell Phone Org - Bulldozer Org - Freezer Org - Vacuum Cleaner Org - Bus Org - Scooter/Motorcycle Org - Lawnmower Org - Quadra Org - Karaoke Org - Signal Org - Bowling Org - Wedding Dress Org - Samurai Org - Tombstone Org - Flute Org - Juggelo - Lion Tamer Org - Monitor Org - Toy Org - Clock Org - Locomotive Org
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