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Power Rangers Dino Thunder is the twelfth season of Power Rangers, based on the Super Sentai series Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger. The show aired simultaneously on ABC Kids and Toon Disney's Jetix block.

The series takes place several years after the events of Power Rangers Turbo, as it features the return of Tommy Oliver, reprised by Jason David Frank.

Synopsis

Seven years after Tommy Oliver left the Turbo Rangers, he returns to Reefside, California as a paleontology professor where he leads three detention students: popular soccer player Conner McKnight, computer geek Ethan James, and aspiring musician Kira Ford into becoming the generation of Rangers, the Power Rangers Dino Thunder. Their mission is to defend Earth from Mesogog, a mutant dinosaur being who wishes to eradicate all human life and return Earth to the age of the dinosaurs. On his side are his minions Zeltrax and Elsa, but the Rangers do have an extra ally in form of the mysterious Trent Fernandez-Mercer.

Characters

Dino Rangers

Dino Rangers in Super Dino Mode

Rangers

Main article: Dino Rangers
Color Role Actor
Red Dino Ranger Conner McKnight James Napier
Blue Dino Ranger Ethan James Kevin Duhaney
Yellow Dino Ranger Kira Ford Emma Lahana
Black Dino Ranger Tommy Oliver Jason David Frank
White Dino Ranger Trent Fernandez-Mercer Jeffrey Parazzo

Villains

Mesogog's Army

Color Role Actor
White Dino Ranger White Dino Ranger (clone) Adam Gardiner

Lothor's Army

Other Characters/Allies

Arsenal

Main article: Arsenal (Dino Thunder)

Morphers

Weapons

Vehicles

Suit Upgrades

When the Triassic morpher is given enough Dino energy, it unlocks the Battlizer Armor.

  • Triceramax Command Center was shown on screen but not named. The name "Triceramax Command Center" comes from the toy line released by Bandai in the US.

Zords

Main article: Zords (Dino Thunder)
Legend: ◆ piloted zord, ❖ aux zord, ➲ carrier zord

Biozord System

Alternate Combinations

Evil Megazords

The Comic Strip

A monthly comic strip based on the series appeared on several issues of "Jetix Magazine" in the UK. Jetix Magazine was the official magazine of JETIX, the channel that aired Dino Thunder in the UK.

The Video Games

There were two games produced for the Dino Thunder series. On the Game Boy Advance, there was a sidescrolling version which was a simple platformer involving fighting several foes from the series. The other game was produced for the PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo Gamecube. This was the first Power Rangers game produced on a "next generation" console. Unexpectedly all the action takes place inside the zords. This game also had a few inconsistencies with the series to allow the action to take place in the zords while battling the regular bad guys who were human size. (The series always displayed a monster needing to be destroyed before it could be a giant, a side affect of the Hydro Re-Generator)

Episode List

  1. Day of the Dino Part 1
  2. Day of the Dino Part 2
  3. Wave Goodbye
  4. Legacy of Power
  5. Back in Black
  6. Diva in Distress
  7. Game On
  8. Golden Boy
  9. Beneath the Surface
  10. Ocean Alert
  11. White Thunder Part 1
  12. White Thunder Part 2
  13. White Thunder Part 3
  14. Truth and Consequences
  15. Leader of the Whack
  16. Burning at Both Ends
  17. The Missing Bone
  18. Bully for Ethan
  19. Lost & Found in Translation
  20. It's a Mad Mad Mackerel
  21. Copy That
  22. Triassic Triumph
  23. A Star Is Torn
  24. A Ranger Exclusive
  25. Tutenhawken's Curse
  26. Disappearing Act
  27. Fighting Spirit
  28. The Passion of Conner
  29. Isn't it Lava-ly
  30. Strange Relations
  31. Thunder Storm Part 1
  32. Thunder Storm Part 2
  33. In Your Dreams
  34. Drawn into Danger
  35. House of Cards
  36. A Test of Trust
  37. Thunder Struck Part 1
  38. Thunder Struck Part 2

Specials

Comics

The following stories were printed in the UK Jetix Magazine.

VHS/DVD Releases

DVD

  • Volume 1 (Episode 1-3)
  • Volume 2 (Episodes 4-8)
  • Volume 3 (Episodes 9, 11-14)
  • Volume 4 (Episodes 15-19)
  • Volume 5 (Episodes 20-24)
  • Power Rangers Dino Thunder Vol. 5 Triassic Triumph
  • Power Rangers Dino Thunder (Complete Season) [RC2]
  • Power Rangers Seasons 8-12 (Lightspeed Rescue to Dino Thunder)
  • Power Rangers Dino Thunder: The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)

Notes

  • This series marks the return of Tommy Oliver as a main cast member.
  • Despite having an overall dinosaur theme, the Pterazord, Dimetrozord and Dragozord are not technically dinosaurs, with both the Pterazord and Dragozords being pterosaurs and the Dimetrozord being a pelycosaur, a mammal-like reptile. Dimetrodon also lived at least 40 million years before any dinosaur.
  • Although the team lost their powers at the end of the series, the core three regained their abilities as of the events of HistoryIt is not explained, however, the way Trent and Dr. Oliver managed to re-obtain their powers by the time of Dimensions in Danger.
  • The "Power Rangers Dino Thunder" name was used in the Korean dubbing version from their respective Japanese Adaptation, even though the series was dubbed from Abaranger.
  • This season has the least amount of known Rangers that originated in their season in the Disney Era, with only four of them (since Tommy himself originated in the Zordon Era).
  • This series is the only one in the Disney Era where none of the morphers are handheld (even though Tommy's morpher in this season has a separate key to activate it when he's morphing).

Errors

  • Some of the episodes shows that Tommy did not put the key into the Brachio Morpher properly.

    Tommy's Morpher Error


External links

References

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Mighty Morphin (s01)Mighty Morphin (s02)Mighty Morphin (s03)Alien Rangers (mini-series)ZeoTurbo
In SpaceLost GalaxyLightspeed RescueTime ForceWild ForceNinja StormDino ThunderS.P.D.
Mystic ForceOperation OverdriveJungle FuryRPMSamuraiSuper SamuraiMegaforceSuper MegaforceDino ChargeDino Super ChargeNinja SteelSuper Ninja SteelBeast MorphersDino Fury

Power Rangers: The Movie (alternate continuity)Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie2017 movie (alternate continuity)

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