This article is about a/an episode in Power Rangers Operation Overdrive.

Kick into Overdrive is the two-part season premiere of Power Rangers Operation Overdrive of the Power Rangers series.



Part 1

Billionaire treasure hunter Andrew Hartford finds the ancient Corona Aurora, known as the powerful Crown of the Gods. But in the process, he unknowingly awakens two warring alien brothers, Moltor and Flurious. Enlisting stuntman Dax, championship racecar driver Ronny, master safecracker Will, and brilliant college student Rose to join him in keeping the world safe from the aliens as a new team of Power Rangers, Hartford refuses to allow his teenaged son, Mack, to risk his life by being part of the team. When given the chance to become the Red Ranger, can Mack prove himself to his father, and help protect the Crown from falling into the wrong hands?

Part 2

Hartford is kidnapped by Moltor, who also steals the Corona Aurora. Mack must prove himself as the Red Ranger and aid the team in saving his father, before they must use their DriveMax Zords to save an island from destruction by a giant sea creature.



Part 1


Red Ranger

"I flew To Kuala Lumpur in a private passenger jet, reclining seats, great food, and a very cute flight attendant. My return flight wasn't so cozy."

The episode starts off with Mack on a plane. He explains that his departure flight was very cozy, but his return flight wasn't. Mack is kidnapped by Auf Weinersen. Mack saw how Weinersen steals his trophy and Mack leaps after him from the plane. As Mack falls into the forest, it is revealed that it was only a dream as Mack falls off his hammock. Spencer comes with Lemonade and the two talk about the hammock, lemonade, and Mack's father. Andrew Hartford has found the Corona Aurora. He touches it and a huge explosion causes the awakening of Flurious and Moltor. Sentinel Knight appears and tells Andrew what to do.

Blue Ranger

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Dax Lo, a stuntman is filming for a movie. After filming, he finds a small device on his chair. He opens it and receives a message from Andrew.

Yellow Ranger

A race is going on. Ronny Robinson has won her 3rd race in a row. Once she gets out of her car and receives her trophy, she looks inside, finding a device with a message from Andrew.

Black Ranger

Will Aston, an expert hacker, breaks into a bank vault, but didn't find what he was looking for. Instead, he finds a device with Andrew's message revealing that Andrew hired Will to break into his own vault.

Pink Ranger

At a university, a robot goes into a rampage. Rose Ortiz comes to deactivate it. She picks up her bags, and finds the device with Andrew's message.

Hartford Mansion

As the 4 recruits are looking around the mansion, Mack comes in in question. Andrew welcomes the recruits, as Mack asks what the people are doing. Spencer and Mack go to an air vent to listen in on the meeting. Andrew explains his find of the Corona Aurora, Flurious and Moltor's release, and the secret to the Power Rangers. The recruits decide to leave, but stop when Sentinel Knight appears to back Andrew up.

Underground Base

The 4 recruits are having their DNA re-sequenced. As Spencer is about to re-sequence Andrew, Mack comes in amazed of the base. Andrew and Mack go back up, arguing. Mack wants to be a Ranger.


The 4 recruits go outside, and Will is the first to know his power "Telescopular" (enhanced sight and hearing), and uses it to spot Lava Lizards (Molter's foot soldiers). Ronny is the second. As the recruits are cornered, Ronny uses her super speed to rush at the lizards. Dax is amazed, but as a lizard sneaks up behind him, he jumps REAL HIGH up and escapes and realizes his power, super jump. Rose is up against two lizards. She goes invisible, and defeats the lizards with a back flip kick. Spencer finds them fighting and gathers everyone to take the vehicles and go. As the team is stopped by Chillers (Flurious's foot soldiers), Andrew hands the recruits their Overdrive Trackers. The 4 recruits morph. Will is Black, Dax is Blue, Rose is Pink, and Ronny is Yellow. The 4 start fighting Chillers. As Andrew is about to morph to join his team, he is grabbed by Chillers and throws the tracker into the air. Mack sees his chance and picks up the morpher, since he knows that he wants to help. Shouting "Overdrive, Accelerate!" Mack morphs into the Red Ranger. The other Rangers, Andrew, and Spencer are shocked. Mack summons his Drive Lance and starts to fight. The rangers eventually succeed until Moltor's arrival. He takes the crown Andrew has and blasts a nearby volcano, then he escapes.

Part 2



Will suggests to save the city, while Ronny argues about the Crown. Andrew reveals the crown was a counterfeit. Later on, Will and Mack save the city while Dax, Ronny, and Rose stop the volcano.


The Rangers are congratulated, but Mack has his morpher taken away. Andrew puts the morpher into his safe, and looks at the REAL crown. Mack goes outside and Spencer checks on him as Spencer tells Mack that his father is only looking after him and that he doesn't want to lose him after Mack tells Spencer that he really wants to help. Moltor appears and kidnaps Andrew along with the real crown.


Ronny, Rose, Dax, and Will surf the computer system Andrew has. Mack goes to his father's office, but finds it trashed. He goes back up, telling the rangers this. Will is asked to crack Andrew's safe, and comes back down with the morpher. The rangers go to Rotuma Island in Andrew's S.H.A.R.C (Special Hydro Aero Recon Craft).


Meanwhile on Rotuma, Moltor and Flurious make Andrew work for them, which he resists. Will uses his power to spot a cave. However Lava Lizards are waiting and the rangers fight them. Dax goes to the cave. Moltor sends Andrew to the cave. Moltor tries to force Andrew to aid him, but Andrew refuses. Andrew is pushed into the lava, but Dax arrives in time to save him. The two escape. As things get tough, the rangers morph and defeat the lizards after Mack reveals his father that he has the tracker. Moltor escapes. The Rangers return to the base, and gain access to the zords. The Rangers form the DriveMax Megazord and defeat Moltor's monster.

On the island Moltor meets Flurious and Flurious is furious, because of Moltor's failure. Flurious says that Moltor had to force Andrew to help them find jewels of Corona Aurora, but Moltor failed. Moltor tells his brother that he tried, but he failed because of the rangers. Flurious tells his brother to give him a crown, but Moltor refuses and tries to leave. Flurious attacks Moltor and they battle. The battle ends on a draw and Flurious tells that from now both of them acts only for themselves.


Mack goes to his father's office. Accepting his father's decision, he puts his tracker down. Andrew decides it is time Mack made his own decisions and returns the tracker to Mack since he knows that Mack looks better in red. Mack is very happy. He goes up into the base and gets his DNA re-sequenced. Mack finds his power as super strength as he lifts Spencer up. Andrew tells the Rangers that there are Jewels to find. And that they are going to be the team to find them.



The helmetless Rangers.

  • Towards the end of Part 2, Spencer quietly tells Andrew that the DNA resequencer was re-calibrated especially for Mack. This foreshadows Mack's true robotic nature, which wouldn't be revealed until Episode 25.
  • Part 1's Red Ranger prologue appears to be inspired by the pre-title sequence of the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker, in which the titular protagonist (played by the late Sir Roger Moore) is left on an about-to-crash plane with no parachutes, and jumps out to steal the one stolen by the pilot.
    • However, given the treasure theme of Operation Overdrive, it may also have been inspired by the 1984 film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, where the titular protagonist and his companions are left on a plane about to run out of fuel, just like Mack envisioned himself.
      • Another Indiana Jones reference appears to be Baron van Gorstein, referencing Indiana Jones' animosity with the German Nazis.
    • The prologue also seems to reference the 1967 James Bond film You Only Live Twice, namely the scene in which SPECTRE agent Helga Brandt traps Bond (played by Sir Sean Connery) on her own private jet by restraining his hands, before she abandons him to an envisioned demise.
  • Spencer briefly mentions the classical British author Charles Dickens in Part 1, finding Mack reading The Baron's Betrayal.

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