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The Shooting Star is the third episode of Power Rangers Zeo. This episode marks the first appearance of the Zeo Megazord.


For their first attack on Earth, the Machine Empire has sent down the Staroid monster. The Zeo Rangers must call upon their new Zeozords to save the day.


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For their first attack on Earth, the Machine Empire has sent down the Staroid monster. The Zeo Rangers must call upon their new Zeozords to save the day.




  • Despite the Zeo Megazord’s cockpit being in the head, the Rangers are shown descending long rails in their chairs before they enter the cockpit. This would be repeated throughout the season.
  • This episode's timeline doesn't make sense. We can assume that it took at least several weeks to complete the Zeozords due to the complexity of their designs. If so, why didn't Mondo send down a giant monster before then and if he did then how come the Rangers survived?
    • He may have. Given that Adam dreamed about Drill Master, this may have been when he sent down the first Drill Master. Due to his drill being so vulnerable, they may have destroyed his drill resulting in his destruction with the Zeo Blasters. Or the first Hosehead fight, which the viewers saw in Ohranger, may have been his first attempt (Rocky seems to remember Hosehead, addressing him by name). Both may actually be possible. Staroid was likely not their first monster but the first one that required Zords.
  • Tanya morphed in Angel Grove High's corridor, where she would surely be seen.
  • When the Rangers first launch the Zeo Zords, the viewer can see "U.A.O.H.", which is the federation the Sentai counterparts, the Ohrangers work for. Fanon calls it "United Alliance Of Heroes".


  • First appearance of Ernie and Lt. Stone since Mighty Morphin's "Rangers in Reverse", as well as their first appearance in Zeo. Though Stone's appearance is in the ending credits with "Target Rangers" being his first appearance in Zeo during the episode.
    • In between seasons, the two appeared in the Zeo Serial.
  • First appearance of Tanya's boyfriend Shawn.
  • First appearance of Angel Grove High School's Resource Center.
  • The Youth Center receives a minor redesign in this episode, with the exercise equipment being removed while the walls near the primary exit are now bricked instead of being yellow.
  • When Kat is walking through school, in the first scene she says to Tommy and Tanya that she likes the new study hall they opened in the school. Even though Tanya was new to the school, so was Kat because the Rangers are just recovering from returning to the future and right before they went back in time, Rocky tells the group that he was helping Kat enroll in Angel Grove High. At this point of the timeline, it was possibly the end of summer. When the Rangers went back in time, the Aquitar Rangers coming to Earth, Tanya joining the group, returning to the future and receiving their Zeo powers, all this possibly happened in a time period of two weeks. So, Kat is just as new to the school as Tanya is.
  • This is the first time Super Sentai footage was used for Katherine morphed, as her appearances in Mighty Morphin was when Zyuranger footage was no longer used (Tanya never morphed for her sole appearance in Mighty Morphin' and no footage of the Ohrangers was used before this episode).
  • Billy mentions that he recycled the old Zords to build the Zeo ones. It's possible that he salvaged the usable remains of the Dino/Thunder Zords and rebuilt them into the new Megazord.

See Also

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1 & 2: A Zeo Beginning • 3: The Shooting Star • 4: Target Rangers • 5: For Cryin' Out Loud • 6: Rangers in the Outfield • 7: Every Dog Has His Day • 8: The Puppet Blaster • 9: Invasion of the Ranger Snatchers • 10: Graduation Blues • 11: A Few Bad Seeds • 12: Instrument of Destruction • 13: Mean Screen • 14: Mr. Billy's Wild Ride • 15-17: There's No Business Like Snow Business • 18: Inner Spirit • 19: Challenges • 20: Found and Lost • 21: Brother, Can You Spare an Arrowhead? • 22: Trust in Me • 23: It Came From Angel Grove • 24: Bulk Fiction • 25: Song Sung Yellow • 26: Game of Honor • 27: The Power of Gold • 28: A Small Problem • 29: A Season to Remember • 30: Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise • 31: Rock-A-Bye Power Rangers • 32: Do I Know You? • 33: Revelations of Gold • 34: A Golden Homecoming • 35: Mondo's Last Stand • 36: Bomber in the Summer • 37: Scent of a Weasel • 38: The Lore of Auric • 39: The Ranger Who Came in from the Gold • 40: The Joke's on Blue • 41: Where in the World is Zeo Ranger 5? • 42 & 43: King for a Day • 44: A Brief Mystery of Time • 45: A Mystery to Me • 46: Another Song and Dance • 47 & 48: Rangers of Two Worlds • 49: Hawaii Zeo • 50: Good as Gold