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"Rangers forever, Defending together!"
―motto

Dimensions in Danger is the tenth episode of Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel. Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise, it is a special team-up involving Power Rangers from previous generations assisting the Ninja Steel Rangers in defeating a new foe. It uses footage from Shuriken Sentai Ninninger The Movie: The Dinosaur Lord's Splendid Ninja Scroll!.

Synopsis

In a very special 25th Aniversary special, The Super Ninja Steel Rangers team up with Legendary Rangers in an epic battle to save the world.

Plot

Tommy Oliver is about to go into his house when Lord Draven captures him.

The Ninja Steel Rangers are playing pool at school when they receive a message from Mick saying they have some visitors. When the Rangers show up, the 3 strangers from the previous episode enter through their portal. They reveal themselves to be Wesley Collins from Time Force, Koda from Dino Charge, and Gemma from RPM. They explain that Draven has been capturing Rangers from other dimensions and ask the Ninja Steel rangers if they have seen anything suspicious. They say they haven't but they want to help. Wes explains that first, they need to find Tommy Oliver. They travel to Oliver's house, where they see Draven and some Basherbots carrying a large chest come through a portal. Robo-Tommy comes out of the house. Madame Odius also appears, reminding Draven about their deal. She then makes the three arrows inside Draven's chest powerful and explains that after firing the first Mega-Arrow, Draven must wait for the sky to turn red. She then goes back to the Warrior Dome. Draven, Robo-Oliver, and the Basherbots leave through the portal. Wes creates his own portal to the Antiverse where the other Rangers follow.

The scene changes to Draven's robot ranger factory, where it is seen that Draven has also captured Antonio Garcia from Samurai, Katherine Hillard from Turbo, Rocky DeSantos from Mighty Morphin, T.J. Johnson from Space, Gia Moran from Megaforce, and Trent Fernandez-Mercer from Power Rangers Dino Thunder. Draven is using the Rangers to make robotic clones and is assembling an army to tear down the dimensions. Oliver, in his black dino thunder form, destroys one of the cloning machines. Draven's robotic factory is shut down, but he remains assured that his army is already big enough.

Meanwhile, the Ninja Steel Rangers and others try to sneak into Draven's factory, taking out all the Basherbots along the way. The real Tommy Oliver shows up to help them. He leads them into the factory, but Draven finds them. He fires one of his Mega-Arrows into the sky and a black crack forms on the barrier. The Rangers are forced to find another way inside; they find and free the captives. All manage to escape except for Oliver, who gets attacked by his robot imposter, who morphs into black dino thunder form. The real Oliver morphs into red Zeo form, and the two fight, with the real also morphing into white and green dino thunder forms. The robot gets defeated and the factory explodes into smithereens.

Brody and Sarah are searching for the exit when suddenly they find the chest containing two of Draven's Mega-Arrows. Sarah ties Brody onto the chest, with Preston controlling his Dragon Zord outside the factory. He flies Brody and the chest away along with the other Rangers making their escape, but Draven shoots them down. He fires his second Mega-Arrow into the sky as soon as it turned red. The Ninja Steel Rangers are confronted by Draven's robotic ranger army. They and the other rangers morph and defeat the robots.

Meanwhile, at the Warrior Dome, Badonna reveals that Draven's army was defeated, so Odius orders that Draven be Gigantified. As soon as Draven becomes gigantic, he fires his final Mega-Arrow at the sky. However, Tommy Oliver morphs into white and his Falcon Zord catches the Mega-Arrow. The other Rangers shoot Draven from the ground and the Falcon Zord plunges the final Mega-Arrow into Draven, destroying him. The crack in the barrier is fully repaired.

The Rangers all wish each other farewell before returning to their dimensions.

Legendary Rangers

Color Name Actor Generation
Green Ranger
White Ranger
Zeo Ranger V Red
Black Dino Ranger
Tommy Oliver Jason David Frank Mighty Morphin
Zeo
Dino Thunder
Red Ranger Rocky DeSantos Steve Cardenas Mighty Morphin
Pink Turbo Ranger Katherine Hillard Catherine Sutherland Turbo
Blue Space Ranger T.J. Johnson Selwyn Ward In Space
Time Force Red Wesley Collins Jason Faunt Time Force
White Dino Ranger Trent Fernandez-Mercer Jeffrey Parazzo Dino Thunder
Ranger Operator Series Silver Gemma Li Ming Hu RPM
Gold Samurai Ranger Antonio Garcia Steven Skyler Samurai
Megaforce Yellow Gia Moran Ciara Hanna Megaforce
Dino Charge Blue Ranger Koda Yoshi Sudarso Dino Charge

Cast

Guest Starring

Ninja Power Stars

Deleted Scenes

  • In an extended scene of Tommy’s fight with his clone not included in the broadcast version, it’s revealed that he had a brief unmorphed fight with it and then morphed into Dino Thunder Black initially before using his Zeo form.

Errors

  • The Morpher that Antonio uses to morph is not his Samurai Morpher, but rather a Samuraizer, although this is only clear from a behind-the-scenes Instagram photo posted by Jason David Frank.
  • When Tommy is kicked in the face while fighting the evil robot Tommy clone, his Dino Thunder helmet ends up broken on the wrong side, not matching the impact against the wall.
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    • Also when Tommy gets up and morphs into Zeo Ranger V Red, he holds the Master Morpher incorrectly before the close-up shot of the Morpher is shown changing Power Coins.
  • In the shot after Lord Draven picks up one of his arrows and commands the robot army to attack, his arrow and their busted package that were on the ground disappears.
  • When morphed, starting from the explosion behind all sixteen Rangers, Trent's costume has a white neck when it should be black.
  • During the battle, when the Rangers first clash with the robot clones, Gia (not a clone) appears twice in the same shot, once in the center kicking a clone, another in the background of the left, clashing with another clone.
  • During his second White Ranger morph, Tommy shouts out "White Ranger Power!" alone and summons the Falconzord as opposed to "Tigerzord! White Ranger Power!" (which he used the first time), yet the White Tiger Power Coin was shown, as opposed to the Falcon Power Coin.
  • The position of the Falconzord's cockpit changed as Tommy rose towards the universal rip as he was going after the arrow, and when he was diving to throw it back at Lord Draven.

    Antonio shooting with his Barracuda Blade

     
  • During the final battle of Lord Draven, when all the Rangers point their blasters at him, Antonio was seen holding his Barracuda Blade to shoot Draven, due to not having a blaster of any type.
  • When Draven knocked down the Rangers after Tommy took his last Mega Arrow, Rocky fell down twice in two separate shots.
  • When Gemma describes her dimension, she says that they live in a world infected by a computer virus, despite their world going back to normal in the RPM finale, and as revealed in Source Code, Venjix was stuck in Scott's Morpher at the time.
  • Twice in this episode, during each close up of the Rangers being cloned, and freed from they appear to be out of order, compared to how they where before.
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    When Draven tells his clones to fire on the Rangers, the T.J. clone closest to the screen has the reflection of a crew member off his visor.
  • When the other 10 Rangers morph, screen either gets darker, or even brighter.

Notes

  • In this crossover team up, there is surprisingly a total of 4 female Ranger colors: Yellow, Pink, White and Silver.
  • This is one of two episodes in both Ninja Steel and Super Ninja Steel where Cosmo Royale does not make an appearance, the other being The Poisy Show.
    • Both episodes aired oddly during Super Ninja Steel.
  • This is the first time since its debut that none of the Ninja Steel Rangers use Super Ninja Steel Mode.
  • This is the first episode to feature a Green Ranger, a Black Ranger and a Silver Ranger since Power Rangers Dino Super Charge's "Here Comes Heximas".
  • This is the only non-holiday special that Victor and Monty does not appear in.
  • This episode aired at 8 pm on the actual 25th anniversary of the first broadcast of "Day of the Dumpster". It is the first episode with premiere airing in prime-time since "The Team Unites" from Power Rangers Samurai.
  • This is the first Power Rangers anniversary episode of which the Super Sentai counterpart of the current team was not an anniversary season, although Ninninger did intend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Super Sentai's premiere with returning Rangers during its run.
  • This episode established Ninja Steel/Super Ninja Steel as taking place in the main world of Power Rangers as well as reconfirming the existence of three different realities:
  • The last series of each of the three studio-eras of Power Rangers up until this point are represented in this special:
    • Wes, from Time Force, the last of the Saban-era
    • Gemma, from RPM, the last of the Disney-era.
    • And this special takes place during Ninja Steel, the last of the Neo-Saban era (although it's Koda from Dino Charge who represents Neo-Saban as part the dimensional travelers).
  • Tommy, T.J., and Wes previously appeared helmet-less together in "Forever Red" and "Legendary Battle", with "Once A Ranger" being the only anniversary episode so far they all missed.
  • This episode's story about an enemy whose name starts with "Lord Dra-" kidnapping Rangers to use their powers, creating a Ranger army, crossing dimensions, and having an "evil" alternate Tommy involved greatly resembles the comic book storyline, "Shattered Grid", which ended a few days after this episode aired.
  • An "instamorph," where a character morphs without the usual stock footage morph sequence, was seen for the first time in the Zeo episode Invasion of the Ranger Snatchers, and it took many years after that for them to become commonplace. As such, Tommy and Rocky's morph for the final battle in this episode actually marks the first time a normal morph for a Mighty Morphin' Power Ranger occurred instantly, no less than 25 years after the series' debut (not counting when powers were granted or altered).
  • Though Tommy and Gia met during "Legendary Battle", their presence here is more similar to Power Rangers Legacy Wars - Street Fighter Showdown as they are both returning Rangers teaming up with other heroes to fight opposing "Rangers".
    • Many of the same Ranger powers are featured as well.
  • When the ten Legendary Rangers morph for the final battle, every common Ranger color is represented except black, which ironically had the most screen time due to Tommy and his robot duplicate using Dino Thunder Black.
    • Red and Blue each have two representatives with one of each being a Ranger who also used the other color (Rocky and T.J.) and the other being one of the three dimension representatives. Both colors are the only ones to appear in every season.
    • Ironically, since Draven only used Tommy to get the Dino Thunder Black power, he obtained one of each Ranger color for his army except green, silver, and purple.
  • Other than the Dino Thunder Black powers, the powers in Drakkon's army's consisted of Red, Blue, Yellow, Pink, White, and Gold, the colors that comprised the Ninja Steel Rangers.
    • Getting Green Ranger powers instead of Dino Thunder Black would've match the Ninja Steel team's Sentai counterpart during the Ninninger's return movie which, ironically, was set in 2018. 
  • In a behind the scenes video Jason David Frank posted of the Rangers rehearsing their morphs, Rocky was revealed to be using "Tyrannosaurus" power.
    • During the episode however, the morphed Rocky did the pose associated with the Ape Ninja powers rather than the original Tyrannosaurs pose.
      • It also should be noted that during the rehearsal of the morphs, several of the Ranger actors said the wrong morph call, such as Li Ming Hu saying "Power Rangers! Get In Gear!" as opposed to "RPM! Get In Gear!", Steven Skyler saying "Samurai Ranger, Ready!" as opposed to "Samurai Morpher, Gold Power!", and Jason Faunt merely saying "Time Force!" as opposed to "Time for Time Force!". It is entirely likely that Steve Cardenas said the wrong morph for his respective Ranger's appearance in the rehearsal. 
  • The White Ninja Falconzord returns in this episode after its last appearance in "Hogday Afternoon", the final episode of the Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers mini-series and all of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
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  • This episode marks the only appearance so far of Tommy's Master Morpher.
  • In an extended scene of Tommy’s fight with his clone not included in the broadcast version, it’s revealed that he had a brief unmorphed fight with it and then morphed into Dino Thunder Black initially before using his Zeo form. [1]
    • This is the first time since "Worlds Apart" from Power Rangers Time Force that a Rangers' helmet visor breaks. Coincedentally, the Ranger whose visor broke then, Wes, appears in this episode.
    • The Tommy clone mocking Tommy that he hasn't "been Dino Thunder Black for over a decade. You're old.", recalls Elsa's asking Tommy in the Dino Thunder episode "Back in Black", "Aren't you a little old for this, Tommy?" just before his first Dino Thunder morph.
  • Tommy's battle with his clone is a reverse callback to "Fighting Spirit" from Dino Thunder.
    • In "Fighting Spirit" Tommy, the current Black Dino Ranger, was fighting unmorphed against the Green Ranger, White Ranger, and Zeo Ranger V Red. Here, Tommy fights as Black Dino Ranger, Zeo Ranger V Red, White Ranger, and Green Ranger against a robot morphed into Black Dino Ranger (though the shortened version of the fight leaves out Tommy's use of Dino Black).
      • Although it is not Tommy’s first time fighting a copy of himself, this marks the first time he fights one without any good in them (unless the Green Mutant Ranger in "Mighty Morphin’ Mutants" is counted; however, all Rangers except Jason had one and they faced them as a team).
      • This does, however, mark the fourth time in general that Tommy has faced off against an evil/alternate version of himself. The list is as follows: 
        1. The Green Mutant Ranger, in the episode "Mighty Morphin' Mutants."
        2. Rita Repulsa's clone, Tom Oliver, who just like the real Tommy, became good, in the three part episode, "Return of the Green Ranger."
        3. "Fighting Spirit" showed Tommy facing off against copies of himself as Zeo Ranger V Red, White Mighty Ranger, and Green Ranger. However, in this instance he was not fighting them as his enemies, but rather in a fight for his actual life, while comatose.
        4. This special shows Tommy fighting a robot duplicate of himself.
  • As in "Fighting Spirit", Tommy's shown Ranger powers do not include the Red Turbo Ranger power. Its absence is once again unexplained, even though T.J. does not use it either, Kat is shown using her Turbo powers, and Rocky is shown using his Mighty Morphin powers despite his predecessor being shown using them on three occasions since passing them on. Two times before this and once after.
  • This is the third time that Tommy returns to fight alongside previous team members of the Mighty Morphin team.
    • After the first two occasions had Jason as the Red Ranger, this is the first to have Rocky use the power.
  • This episode reveals that Tommy has a son named J.J.. The mother is not shown although it is speculated that it's Kat since Tommy was holding her hand when they crossed through a dimensional portal to return home. Power Rangers Zeo's "A Season to Remember" also showed a future where Tommy and Kat have (grand)kids together.
  • In Power Rangers Samurai's "Clash of the Red Rangers" (which, for Scott, took place during RPM), Scott said that he couldn't demorph because he didn't know if he could breathe the air in the main dimension. Gemma is able to demorph without any side effects in this episode, meaning either Scott had nothing to worry about or RPM's timeline progressed at the same rate as the main universe and the air returned to normal in the intervening nine years (a process that had already started in the finale of RPM).
  • This episode marks the returns of Kat, Rocky, and Gemma. These three have not been seen unmorphed on screen since passing their powers on or the end of their last season.
    • This is also the only time so far Rocky has morphed into the Red Ranger outside of the MMPR era.
    • This is also the only time so far Kat has morphed into the Pink Turbo Ranger outside of Power Rangers Turbo.
  • The Legendary Rangers appearing and shouting out "Ninja! Reveal!" may be a nod to season 3 of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, as Tommy, Kat, and Rocky had their own ninja powers during that season.
  • This is the first time that Rangers from various teams use the morphing call "It's Morphin Time!", despite it not being their morphing call to begin with, as all 16 Rangers use the call at the same time, while throwing their arms behind their backs, possibly a throwback to MMPR.
  • This is the second time that Cosmo Royale did not use the Gigantifier on stage due to Cosmo not appearing in this episode. Instead, Odius orders a Kudabot to gigantify Draven.
  • Koda would appear one last time to help Preston rescue the other Ninja Steel Rangers in "The Poisy Show".
  • This is the first time Trent and Tommy have appeared together unmorphed since "Thunder Struck".
  • Gia's outfit changes slightly in this episode, instead of her usual black knee-high boots she wears short black ankle boots and she has switched to a normal jacket and shirt instead of the vest and leather jacket she wore in Megaforce and Super Megaforce.
  • The first script of this episode included more lines of Gemma and Wes and also extended versions of Tommy's fight against his clone and final battle with Lord Draven. The original script includes also the return of five additional Rangers or allies[3]:

Behind the Scenes

See Also

References

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Ninja Steel

1: Return of the Prism • 2: Forged in Steel • 3: Live and Learn • 4: Presto Change-O • 5: Drive to Survive • 6: My Friend Redbot • 7: Hack Attack • 8: Gold Rush • 9: Rocking and Rolling • 10: The Ranger Ribbon • 11: Poisonous Plots • 12: Family Fusion • 13: Ace and the Race • 14: The Royal Rival • 15: The Royal Rumble • Halloween Special: Grave Robber • 16: Monkey Business • 17: The Adventures of Redbot • 18: Abrakadanger • 19: Helping Hand • 20: Galvanax Rises • Christmas Special: Past, Presents, and Future

Super Ninja Steel

1: Echoes of Evil • 2: Moment of Truth • 3: Tough Love • 4: Making Waves • 5: Game Plan • 6: Attack of the Galactic Ninjas • 7: The Need for Speed • 8: Caught Red-Handed • 9: Outfoxed • 10: Dimensions in Danger • 11: Love Stings • 12: Fan Frenzy • 13: Prepare To Fail • 14: Sheriff Skyfire • 15: Tech Support • 16: Car Trouble • 17: Happy to Be Me • Halloween Special: Monster Mix-Up • 18: Magic Misfire • 19: Doom Signal • 20: Reaching the Nexus • Christmas Special: The Poisy Show

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