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Power Rangers Operation Overdrive known also as "PROO" is the fifteenth season of Power Rangers. It will also air on ABC Kids starting on March 3, 2007. It is based on the 2006 Super Sentai series, GoGo Sentai Boukenger. Power Rangers Operation Overdrive celebrates the anniversary of 15 years of Power Rangers, while Boukenger celebrated 30 years of Sentai.

Production History

With the fifteenth anniversary of the series upon them, the producers elected to reward the fans and the show's legacy with a two-part anniversary special uniting Rangers from each of the previous Disney-era seasons, coupled with a popular Ranger from the show's most popular seasons during the 1990s. It had been long established that Johnny Yong Bosch had gained a noticable reputation as Adam Park amongst the fanbase, and thus was asked to be the returning veteran Ranger for the special.

This season also became the first since Power Rangers Zeo (excluding the preemption of the S.P.D episode Wormhole) to end with a one-episode finale. The season also contained one of the more thought-provoking episodes of the series run, Things Not Said, which began a darker direction for the Red Ranger Mack.

Synopsis

Many years ago, two brothers named Flurious and Moltor try to steal a legendary crown known as the Corona Aurora and are imprisoned throughout the galaxy. Sentinel Knight scatters the crown and its jewels on the planet Earth in hopes of preventing it from falling into the wrong hands. In the present day, world renowned explorer Andrew Hartford uncovers the crown which frees Flurious and Moltor from their imprisonment. Andrew recruits four elite teenagers to become Power Rangers and stop the Corona Aurora from falling into the wrong hands. Although Hartford is originally opposed to it, his son Mack becomes the fifth team member - the Red Ranger. The Power Rangers search ancient civilizations and all over the world to uncover the first jewel which was once used by Neptune - King of Atlantis. In the process, they encounter the illustrious Miratrix who is determined to find the jewels and free her master Kamdor .

While searching for the Toru Diamond, the Rangers encounter an alien named Tyzonn . Tyzonn came to Earth from the planet Mercuria to stop the evil Fearcats who are intent on releasing their army which had been previously imprisoned in a mirror world. After the loss of his fiancé Vella 's apparent demise, Tyzonn is reluctant, but is eventually convinced to join Operation Overdrive as the Mercury Ranger. Together the Rangers encounter Thor and Loki, two of the Greek gods. Their involvement leads to the discovery of the Blue Sapphire, which is stolen by Kamdor and Miratrix.

When Thrax , son of Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa escapes imprisonment from the Sentinel Knight, he recruits Flurious, Moltor, Kamdor, Miratrix, and the Fearcats to form an evil alliance and destroy the Rangers' connection to the Universal Morphing Grid. The Rangers must go on a quest to seek out the legendary sword Excelsior which is capable of restoring their powers and the Sentinel Knight. With the help of five former Power Rangers – Adam Park ; the Black Power Ranger, Xander Bly ; the Green Mystic Ranger, Bridge Carson ; the Red S.P.D. Ranger, Kira Ford ; the Yellow Dino Ranger, and Tori Hanson ; the Blue Wind Ranger, the Power Rangers unite and defeat Thrax which fizzles the evil alliance.

After the Rangers encounter a virus, Mack makes a startling discovery about himself. Realizing that he is an android, Mack begins to question his very existence, but he still pulls through for his friends by merging with the Sentinel Knight to become the Red Sentinel Ranger. Meanwhile, when another Fearcat named Crazar shows up, Tyzonn discovers that Vella is still alive. Also the Rangers uncover the Star of Isis, the fourth jewel of the Corona Aurora.

The Octavian Chalice holds the power to uncover the final jewel to the crown. In an ultimate struggle for it, the Fearcats are destroyed for good and so is Kamdor, but not before imprisoning Miratrix inside a gem for eternity. Flurious destroys Moltor and steals the crown and gets his hands on the jewels as well. Now with the power of the Corona Aurora at his disposal, Flurious freezes all of San Angelas. In a desperate attempt to save the world, Mack sacrifices himself to destroy Flurious once and for all. The Sentinel Knight appears and uses the Corona Aurora to bring Mack back to life. As Mack awakens, he realizes that thanks to the crown, he is now human. Thanks to Norg , Tyzonn is reunited with Vella and the Power Rangers move on with their lives now that they have saved the world from evil.

Characters

Rangers

Operation Overdrive Ranger

Operartion Overdrive Rangers

Color Roll Actor
  Mack Hartford James MacLurcan
  Will Aston Samuell Benta
  Dax Lo Gareth Yuen
  Ronny Robinson Caitlin Murphy
  Rose Ortiz Rhoda Montemayor
  Tyzonn Dwayne Cameron

Retro Rangers

Color Roll Ranger Actor Generation
  Adam Park Mighty Morphin Black Ranger 2 Johnny Yong Bosch Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  Tori Hanson Blue Wind Ninja Sally Martin Power Rangers Ninja Storm
  Kira Ford Yellow Dino Ranger Emma Lahana Power Rangers Dino Thunder
  Bridge Carson S.P.D. Red Ranger 3 Matt Austin Power Rangers S.P.D
  Xander Bly Green Mystic Ranger Richard Brancatisano Power Rangers Mystic Force

Allies

Villains

  • Flurious: An evil creature who dwells in an ice cave on a glacier. He commands his foot soldiers the Chillers. He is constantly battling against his brother Moltar.
  • Chillers Flurious foot soldiers.
  • Moltor: Battled his brother, Flurious, from the beginning of time to find the Jewels to the Crown of the Gods. He must reside in heat and resides within the walls of a volcano. His henchmen are the Lava Lizards, which he creates his monsterous creations.
  • Lava Lizards Moltor's foot soldiers.
  • Miratrix: The servant of Kamdor. She releasd him but he turned against her trapping her into the crystal he once resided in.
  • Kamdor: Miratrix master. Once released he used Miratrix and then turned againts Miratrix and inprisend her in the crystal he once was trapped in.


  • Cyborg Fearcats
    • Mig: Fearcat who searched for the Carona Aurora alongside Cheetar, helped also Benglo escape from the Prison Mirrior but was destroyed and revived by Flurious Gyros and made into a Cyborg.
    • Benglo: Fearcat who escaped the Prison Mirrior from help of his freinds Mig and Cheetar. He was destroyed and revived by Flurious Gyros and made into a Cyborg.
  • Cheetar: Fearcat who searched for the Carona Aurora, also helped Benglo escape from the Prison Mirrior but was destroyed in the proccess.
  • Crazar: Fearcat who can create illusions, causing Tyzonn to believe he was at his planet all along and never was the Mercury Ranger. Failing to do so was destroyed.


  • Thrax: Son of Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa, who seeks revenge againts the Sentinel Knight for imprisining him on the Moon for trying to retreive the Sword Excelsior and destroying him.


List of Overdrive Monsters

Others

Arsenal

  • S.H.A.R.C.: A sleek jet-like vehicle created by Andrew Hartford. It is the primary mode of transportation for the rangers.
  • Overdrive Tracker: The morpher of the Overdrive Rangers. It can tell the hazard levels of the treasures they find, and decode clues. It is also used to call the Driver Zords.
  • Mercury Morpher: The morpher of the Mercury Ranger. It can be used to summon Dump Driver (# 1) to Rescue Runner 2 (# 13).
  • Control Driver: Used by the Rangers to control their DriveMax Zords, they fold into a suitcase form for traveling.
  • Double O Zip Shooter: A hand device used by the Overdrive Rangers, the Double O Zip Shooter has many functions at it's disposal.
  • Drive Defenders: Sidearms of the Rangers it is normally a blaster, but can transform into a saber for closer combat.
  • Defender Vest: Andrew Hartford developed the Stabilizing Shield. It is used to neutralize the kick in the Drill Blaster by dispersing the impact. With the connection of a Dragon Scale with the Stabilizing Shield activates the Defender Vest.
    • Drill Blaster: A gun created by Andrew Hartford used together with the Defender Vest. It consists of two modes. Drill Mode, and Tri-Laser Mode.
  • Transtek Armor: Another one of Andrew's creations, The Transtek Armor is for use of each of the five rangers. It has a Vehicle Mode and a Blast Mode.
  • Hovertek Cycle: A cycle created by Andrew Hartford for the use of Will the Black Overdrive Ranger. It has two modes Cycle Mode and Hover Mode.

DriveMax Zords

  • Flash Point Megazord is the Mercury Ranger's Megazord. It consists of the following zords.
    • Fire Truck Zord - Mercury Ranger's piloted zord
    • Rescue Runner 1 - Mercury Ranger's first remote zord
    • Rescue Runner 2 - Mercury Ranger's second remote zord
    • Megazord Modes
      • Flash Point Megazord Drill and Shovel Formation
      • Flash Point Megazord Drill and Mixer Formation
      • Flash Point Megazord Dozer and Sub Formation
  • BattleFleet Megazord is another Megazord of the rangers. It can also form a Battleship mode. It consists of the following zords.
    • Battle Fleet Zord 14
    • Battle Fleet Zord 15
    • Battle Fleet Zord 16
    • Battle Fleet Zord 17
    • Battle Fleet Zord 18


Episodes

  1. Kick into Overdrive (1)
  2. Kick into Overdrive (2)
  3. The Underwater World
  4. Heart of Blue
  5. Weather or Not
  6. Pirate in Pink
  7. At All Cost
  8. Both Sides Now
  9. Follow the Ranger
  10. Lights, Camera, Dax
  11. Face to Face (1)
  12. Face to Face (2)
  13. Man of Mercury (1)
  14. Man of Mercury (2)
  15. Behind the Scenes
  16. Just Like Me
  17. It's Hammer Time
  18. Out of Luck
  19. One Gets Away
  20. Once A Ranger (1)
  21. Once A Ranger (2)
  22. One Fine Day
  23. Ronny on Empty (1)
  24. Ronny on Empty (2)
  25. Things Not Said
  26. Red Ranger Unplugged
  27. Home and Away (1)
  28. Home and Away (2)
  29. Way Back When
  30. Two Fallen Foes
  31. Nothing to Lose
  32. Crown and Punishment

Trivia

  • Power Rangers Operation Overdrive follows the pattern of Executive Producer, Bruce Kalish, by having three word titles for the Episodes.
  • This is the first Power Rangers to feature an African descendant Black Ranger since Zack (Walter Jones) on Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers
  • There was a special Behind the Scenes Episode on Friday, February 16, 2007 on Jetix.
  • Behind the Scenes featurettes are at Ranger Secrets[1].
  • Johnny Yong Bosch returns as Adam the Mighty Morphin' Black Ranger(2)
  • This is the first season since Power Rangers in Space to have the original 5 colors with their respective genders, as well as the first since the latter to follow the same color set and gender of their respective sentai counterparts as opposed to the first season wherein the yellow ranger is female in The power rangers while her sentai counterpart is male. (Red, blue and black are males, and yellow and pink are females; Wild Force has a similar pattern but Alyssa is considered to be a white ranger that has pink accents on her costume, and Taylor, just like her fellow yellow ranger Trini Kwan has a Male Counterpart. Her Direct Predecessors Maya, Kelsey and Katie are also females with male counterparts, and a green ranger serves with them instead of a black ranger). Another one of its similarities to Power Rangers In Space is that both the Red Ranger and the 6th member are non-human
  • This was the first, and so far only series, to have a completely unliving ranger as part of the main team. Mack, the Overdrive Red Ranger, was completely robotic, but was programmed with human emotions. (The Phantom Ranger from Power Rangers: Turbo was never revealed to be living or Robotic, so he can't be considered this.) Mack is also the youngest ranger ever, being built just 2 years before the beginning of the series(or 20 years before SPD), although by birth, Justin Stewart is still the youngest.
  • By this season, Bridge takes second place for being the ranger who has changed colors and powers the most, the first being Tommy. Tommy wore green, white, red and black and had five different ranger powers. Bridge wore green, blue and red and had three different ranger powers. Ironically, both Rangers were former green Rangers who later became Red Rangers
  • This is the first season since the first episode of Lost Galaxy to feature Angel Grove.
  • In terms of syllables, this is the longest title for a Power Rangers series, with eleven syllables. In second place is Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers, with nine syllables.

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 Morphers

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

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