‘BIRDS OF A FEATHER’ (MMPR)
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This ‘Power Rangers’ episode is the first to feature the absence of Tommy from the series. I wondered what had become of Tommy since he lost the Green Ranger powers in the previous story, ‘The Green Candle’. I hoped he would return to the series and that he’d be the Green Ranger again.
Anyway, ‘Birds of a Feather’ has Zack teaching his hip-hop martial arts class and mentors one of his students, Kameron, to take part in an upcoming Junior Martial Arts competition. Bulk and Skull also mentor their own young student for the competition and this happens to be a young boy named Biff.
Biff?! (Pause; thinks) I’m assuming that this is Biff’s son, Biff, Jr., from ‘Back to the Future’. Who knows?! Maybe Bulk and Skull’s Biff will have a son named Griff who cause trouble in the ‘futuristic’ 2015. Perhaps the ‘Power Rangers’ universe and the ‘Back to the Future’ universe co-exist here!!! 😀
Meanwhile, Rita Repulsa sends down her deadly 40-story-tall Hatchasaurus, commanded by Cardiotron. The Power Rangers are sent in to stop the monster by using their Dinozords. In fact, most of the episode has the Power Rangers fighting in their Dinozords which become the Megazord.
But the large, deadly bird/dinosaur hybrid becomes too much for them. Jason uses the Green Ranger powers to summon the Dragonzord in order to defeat Hatchasaurus. But every time they try to defeat the monster, it always comes back together. Rita also puts a binding spell on the Dragonzord.
Eventually, Jason goes inside Hatchasaurus and tries to stop the supercomputer inside, controlled by Cardiotron. Jason gets tangled up in Cardiotron’s tentacles in the process, but he eventually uses the Green Ranger powers to fight him. Seeing the Red Ranger in Green Ranger’s Dragon Shield was cool.
Thankfully, the Rangers defeat Cardiotron and Hatchasaurus and Kameron manages to beat Biff in the Junior Martials Competition. Wait a minute! Scorpina appears in the episode. And she does…ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!! What was the point having her appear in this fairly decent episode?!
‘Birds of a Feather’ (MMPR) rating – 7/10
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