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Birds of a Feather is the thirty-sixth episode of the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Synopsis

Rita sends down the deadly 40-story-tall Hatchasaurus commanded by a sentient heart named Cardiatron. The Dinozords manage to defeat this large bird/dinosaur hybrid but he reforms and is more deadly every single time that he is destroyed! To destroy him, Jason must go into the monsters stomach and destroy Cardiatron. To make matters worse Rita also puts a binding spell on the Dragonzord, disabling it.

Plot

Zack is teaching his hip hop martial arts class and asks one of the students, Kameron Hayes, to demonstrate a routine. Kameron lacks confidence in himself but agrees to anyway. He and Zack perform together. When Kameron falls down, Zack says some concentration should help him be ready for the upcoming Junior Martial Arts Competition. Bulk and Skull enter with their own young student, Biff. Biff displays some martial arts moves and the three taunt Zack and Kameron.

Rita Repulsa plants Hatchasaurus under Angel Grove's surface in order to overcome the Dragonzord.

Zack assures Kameron's fears and says he'll be there for him at the competition. At the actual event, Zack is reluctantly pulled away when Zordon contacts the Rangers. Kameron is disappointed that Zack has to go. At the Command Center, Zordon informs the teens about Hatchasaurus. The monster is controlled by an ultra intelligent internal computer known as Cardiatron. They have to disconnect Cardiatron from within Hatchasaurus.

The five Power Rangers call for their Zords, which arrive just in time to see Hatchasaurus burst up from the ground. Jason decides that more power is needed and summons Dragonzord (which is now under his control). The six Zords face off against Hatchasaurus and make quick work of it, with the Tyrannosaurus Dinzord finishing the monster, leading the Rangers to believe the threat has passed. Zordon, however, calls the Rangers back to the Command Center, informing them that Hatchasaurus is not truly destroyed. Unless Cardiatron is destroyed, Hatchasaurus will merely reform. The Rangers see on the Viewing Globe that the remains of Hatchasaurus are reattaching to each other.

In her palace, Rita prepares to send Hatchasaurus to face the Rangers again. In order to turn the tide in her favor, Rita casts a spell which binds the Dragonzord in an energy field.

The Rangers morph to face Hatchasaurus again, this time knowing they must disconnect Cardiatron before it can be destroyed. The Megazord is immediately formed and goes up against Hatchasaurus but this time the monster is far stronger than before and they find themselves on the defensive constantly. Hatchasaurus is able to knock the Megazord off its feet and starts assaulting it while it's helpless. Jason decides the Dragonzord is needed to help and summons it on the Dragon Dagger however it fails to arrive (it can be seen slowly stumbling towards the battle, inhibited by Rita's spell). Jason knows something is wrong, but keeps trying to call the Dragonzord to no avail. Instead, he calls upon the Power Sword which slashes Hatchasaurus as it descends. The Megazord uses the chance to get back on its feet, but once against is on the receiving end of Hatchasaurus' attacks. Eventually, the Rangers get an opening and use an energized slash to destroy Hatchasaurus.

Unfortunately, Cardiatron is still not destroyed and Hatchasaurus immediately reforms (now with horns protruding from its body.) The Dragonzord finally arrives as the Megazord starts fighting Hatchasaurus yet again but is unable to be of any help due to the spell. The Megazord is now having even more trouble, and Jason realizes they can't do anything until Cardiatron is destroyed, so jumps into Hatchasaurus' mouth. He finds himself against Cardiatron, a heart-like creature which restrains Jason with its tentacles. The Megazord starts to also get overwhelmed as the last of Dragonzord's energy is drained by Rita's spell and it falls to the ground. In a last-ditch attempt to release Dragonzord, the bound Jason plays the Dragon Dagger and calls upon the Dragonzord's full power which causes the Dragon Shield to appear. Dragonzord is re-energized and it breaks out of the spell. With the Megazord holding Hatchasaurus in place, Dragonzord uses its tail drill on the monster causing Jason and Cardiatron to be ejected. The two fight with Jason ending the battle by using both his Power Sword and the Dragon Dagger to finish off Cardiatron. Hatchasaurus begins to falter and Jason summons Titanus before returning to the Megazord. The Ultrazord is formed, which destroys Hatchasaurus for good.

The five return to the competition's second day. Zack says that he'll be there with Kameron for the remainder of the contest. Kameron and Biff have a match, with Kameron winning in the end. Biff is a good sport in his loss and congratulates Kameron for his win. Zack and his friends congratulate Kameron while Bulk confronts Biff. He criticizes Biff for both losing the match and his failure in not using the secret weapon move that he showed the kid earlier. Having enough of Bulk's way of coaching, Biff kicks him in the leg and tells both him and Skull off that he's going to find a new coach.

Cast

Errors

  • It was night when the Rangers teleported to the Command Center but day when they summoned the Zords, night when Hatchasaurus emerged, day when the Dragonzord arose, night when the Hatchasaurus fought, and day when it reformed. This is due to the usage of Zyuranger footage.
  • During the first battle, when Jason calls for Dragonzord from the Tyrannosaurus cockpit he is actually sitting in the Megazord cockpit.
  • The Rangers are called to the Command Center right after the Hatchasaurus is destroyed the first time, but they are then wearing different clothes than they were before.
  • After Cardiatron and Jason fall out of the monster, the shot of the Megazord cockpit is missing Jason's Power Crystal as it came from an earlier shot from the Zyuranger episode.

Notes

  • The title of this episode is a reference to the phrase "birds of a feather flock together".
  • Jason David Frank has been removed from the opening credits, while shots of Titanus and Ultrazord are added.
  • This is the first time that Jason uses the Dragon Dagger to evoke the Dragonzord.
  • Hatchasaurus reappears in season two's "The Ninja Encounter" along with Cardiatron.
  • A book written in 1994 combined this episode with "Big Sisters", and renamed Hatchasaurus to "the Hatchling".

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