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Rangers Gone Psycho is the thirty-first episode of Power Rangers In Space. It is the beginning of the six-episode story arc introducing Astronema's evil Psycho Rangers.

Synopsis

Astronema creates a team of evil Psycho Rangers to solidify her power.

Plot

The Power Rangers' day begins with a battle against the owl monster Hoothead, who grows to giant size and is quickly destroyed by the Astro Megazord.

Back on the Astro Megaship, Andros thinks back to the brief time he spent with Karone before she was reprogrammed back into Astronema, Ashley gleefully approaches Andros and suggests that everyone should head to Earth and take a break from Space.

While eating at the Surf Spot, the Rangers hear their communicators and proceed to leave, but they realize that the sound they heard is coming from their friend Mandy's computer device called a Copernicus 2000. Mandy reveals that it's the hottest thing in Angel Grove. The Rangers go back to their meal only to see a news report of destruction downtown, and are even more surprised to find the Power Rangers are already on the scene, The "Power Rangers" awkwardly agree to an interview with the reporter that ends in a shower of shots from their Astro Blasters.

The real Power Rangers show up and watch the news crew run away, frightened. The fake Rangers then battle the real ones with their weapons, then reveal that they are not Power Rangers and transform into their true and far more menacing forms, the Psycho Rangers. They easily beat the Rangers around and use their powers to read their minds and learn their fighting styles. As the Rangers quickly become overwhelmed, Zhane shows up and the Psychos retreat for the moment.

After a short meeting with Astronema, the Psychos return to Earth to mercilessly hunt down the Rangers. The Psychos use the Rangers' communicator sound to track them, but end up attacking random people because of the Copernicus 2000. When the Rangers hear about the attacks, Andros discovers that the new computer device is responsible because of the similar sound to their communicators and T.J. warns Zhane, but has unknowingly set him up to be snatched by Psycho Black & Blue.

Zhane is tied up and held at the old library. The Rangers get to the library but it's surrounded by a force field, and they'll need to morph to break through which would surely be heard by the Psychos. Knowing they need a distraction, they set up a decoy in the MegaTank which the Psychos chase after. Running very fast, the Psychos quickly catch up and blast it off the road only to find they've been tricked. The Rangers morph and easily break through the force field, but the Psychos quickly descend on them before they are able to reach Zhane. The Psychos release their fury by violently thrashing the Power Rangers and then blasting them with green lightning bolts from their right finger tips. Just as the Psychos are about to kill the Power Rangers, they are mysteriously teleported away. Even though the Psychos left the scene, they still left their mark on the Power Rangers. Having freed himself, Zhane quickly rushes to the side of his friends. The Rangers realize that the Psycho Rangers are a very great threat and won't be easily defeated.

Irritated once more, the Psychos quickly confront Astronema and demand to know why they were halted from destroying the Rangers. Astronema puts the Psychos in check and reminds them of who wears the pants on the Dark Fortress. Once the Psychos leave, Astronema reveals to Ecliptor that the Psychos get their power by draining it from Dark Specter. She goes on further to reveal that she seeks to use the Psychos to destroy the Power Rangers and Dark Specter so she may rule over all.

Cast

VHS/DVD releases

  • "Rangers Gone Psycho" was released on Power Rangers In Space (VHS). The fight with the Owl Monster wasn't included but in the DVD release was included.

Zords

Notes

  • This is one of the few times in PR history that extensive battle damage on the suits is seen.
  • Final appearance of Mandy, who was first seen in Power Rangers Turbo's The Rival Rangers.
  • Dark Specter's stubbornness in wanting Astronema back has backfired, thanks to Darkonda's tech. She is now even more evil than him and desires his destruction to take his place.

Errors

  • In the initial fight with the Psycho Rangers, Andros gets kicked through an open doorway but hits the ground among a spray of glass. That may be because the fight footage from inside the building was taken from its Sentai Counterpart that showed Kenta falling through a glass window.
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See Also

Power nav icon.png List of Power Rangers In Space episodes Icon-is.png

1-2: From Out of Nowhere Part 1 & 2 • 3: Save Our Ship • 4: Shell Shocked • 5: Never Stop Searching • 6: Satellite Search • 7: A Ranger Among Thieves • 8: When Push Comes to Shove • 9: The Craterite Invasion • 10: The Wasp with a Heart • 11: The Delta Discovery • 12: The Great Evilyzer • 13: Grandma Matchmaker • 14: The Barillian Sting • 15: T.J.'s Identity Crisis • 16: Flashes of Darkonda • 17: The Rangers' Mega Voyage • 18: True Blue to the Rescue • 19: Invasion of the Body Switcher • 20: Survival of the Silver • 21: Red with Envy • 22: The Silver Secret • 23: A Date with Danger • 24: Zhane's Destiny • 25: Always a Chance • 26: The Secret of the Locket • 27: Astronema Thinks Twice • 28: The Rangers' Leap of Faith • 29-30: Dark Specter's Revenge Part 1 & 2 • 31: Rangers Gone Psycho • 32: Carlos on Call • 33: A Rift in the Rangers • 34: Five of a Kind • 35: Silence is Golden • 36: The Enemy Within • 37: Andros and the Stowaway • 38: Mission to Secret City • 39: Ghosts in the Machine • 40: The Impenetrable Web • 41: A Line in the Sand • 42-43: Countdown to Destruction Part 1 & 2

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