The BEST episodes directed by Koichi Sakamoto

The First Day of the End of the World
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9.50
2 votes

#1 - The First Day of the End of the World

Ultraman - Season 23 - Episode 16

Laiha's Little Star returns, as an Alien attempts to kidnap anyone with a Little Star. And, in the middle of it all, Ultraman Belial descends to reunite with his son...

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The King's Miracle! Time to Change Fate!!
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9.50
2 votes

#2 - The King's Miracle! Time to Change Fate!!

Ultraman - Season 23 - Episode 17

Geed has been absorbed into the monstrous Chimeraberos, giving the fusion beast enough power to stand up to even Ultraman Zero Beyond. The only hope for Earth may be the mysterious voice that Laiha has been hearing since her Little Star reappeared.

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Switch On! 2011
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8.71
7 votes

#3 - Switch On! 2011

Kamen Rider - Season 29 - Episode 5

Investigating a case involving the disappearances of young girls, Sougo, Geiz, and Tsukuyomi find themselves at Amanogawa High School, home of the Kamen Rider Club. But when a new Another Rider appears, one specific girl becomes the center of a mystery that drags in a pair of Riders from the past…

555 913 2003
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8.71
7 votes

#4 - 555 913 2003

Kamen Rider - Season 29 - Episode 6

Takumi joins Sougo in protecting Karin from Another Fourze; Tsukuyomi and Geiz learn that Karin is actually much older than she looks.

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Force from the Future (2)
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8.60
15 votes

#5 - Force from the Future (2)

Power Rangers - Season 9 - Episode 2

Having tracked Ransik and his mob to the city of Silver Hills in the year 2001, Jen and the three Time Force officers find themselves stranded when their Time Ship explodes. Nadira and the Cyclobots take advantage of their new time period by looting and terrorizing, but when the TF officers attempt to use their Chrono-Morphers to stop them, they discover that without the Red one to activate them, they're useless. Yet, the only person who can use the Red Chrono-Morpher is Alex, who's not with them! Can a familiar, yet decidedly different, face be the salvation the team needs?

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Forever Red
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8.60
20 votes

#6 - Forever Red

Power Rangers - Season 10 - Episode 34

When the surviving forces of the Machine Empire gather on the moon in an effort to excavate Serpentera, veteran Ranger Tommy assembles the Red Rangers of every previous team, and the current, to assist in stopping them.

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The End of Time (1)
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8.31
9 votes

#7 - The End of Time (1)

Power Rangers - Season 9 - Episode 38

Despite being warned by Alex that they will not survive the upcoming, unavoidable great battle that will ultimately save the future, the Rangers steel themselves for whatever destiny awaits them, though Wes has other ideas. Elsewhere, Nadira's latest unlawful shopping spree leads to an encounter with Trip, who has his hands full aiding a pregnant woman in giving birth! Will viewing the miracle of childbirth change the bratty mutant's ways? Meanwhile, Gluto finally does something right, as he tracks down Frax for Ransik, who captures the cyborg, strips him of what little humanity he has left, and orders him to pilot the Trizirium Crystal-powered Doomtron. And thanks to the use of that not-yet-invented power source, time holes are popping up throughout the city, sucking in buildings! Will Doomtron wipe out Silver Hills, or will the effects of the anomaly do it naturally?

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The End of Time (3)
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8.25
8 votes

#8 - The End of Time (3)

Power Rangers - Season 9 - Episode 40

Jen, Lucas, Trip, and Katie return from the future to help Wes save Silver Hills, but will even their added assistance be enough to stop Frax and Doomtron? Will they also be able to find a way to neutralize the time holes? Waiting to challenge whomever survives, is Ransik, bent on vengeance, more ruthless than ever before. But will he sacrifice his own daughter to keep from being arrested?

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Force from the Future (1)
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8.17
22 votes

#9 - Force from the Future (1)

Power Rangers - Season 9 - Episode 1

In the year 3000, the last remaining criminal, a mutant mastermind called Ransik, is finally captured by the hard work of the Time Force police, particularly thanks to their own Red Ranger, named Alex. His fellow TF Officers, Jen, Trip, Lucas, and Katie are given the task of transporting Ransik to prison, but are ambushed by the mutant's daughter, Nadira, and robotic servant, Frax. Taking command of the prison, filled with cryogenically stored mutants, Ransik plots to escape through time. But first, he'll have a fatal final showdown with the Red Time Force Ranger...

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Movie Madness (1)
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8.14
10 votes

#10 - Movie Madness (1)

Power Rangers - Season 9 - Episode 24

The Rangers are ambushed by a mutant director named Cinecon, and sent into different "movie" dimensions: Wes & Trip in a western, Lucas in a samurai flick, Katie in a musical, Jen in a kung-fu film, and Eric in a jungle picture.

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Hope Submerged into the Sea
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8.00
0 votes

#11 - Hope Submerged into the Sea

Super Sentai - Season 43 - Episode 16

Based on what happened years ago, Mosa Rex believes that the land tribe have a selfish motive for fighting, and Canalo must try and change his mind.

The Sky Temple
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8.00
0 votes

#12 - The Sky Temple

Super Sentai - Season 43 - Episode 38

The Ryusoulger travel to a temple in the sky where Koh and Canalo must undergo a series of trials.

The Stolen Christmas
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8.00
0 votes

#13 - The Stolen Christmas

Super Sentai - Season 43 - Episode 39

Melto happens upon Bamba delivering a bag of Christmas items to a woman; Asuna gets upset when her Christmas cakes are stolen on the way home.

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Vise Guy! Your Opinions Are Not Needed
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8.00
0 votes

#14 - Vise Guy! Your Opinions Are Not Needed

Super Sentai - Season 44 - Episode 3

The rest of the team admire Shiguru's stoic behavior, but Juuru thinks that he shouldn't act that way all the time.

A Misguidance Counseling Session
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8.00
2 votes

#15 - A Misguidance Counseling Session

Kamen Rider - Season 22 - Episode 21

With Sonoda still absent from the school, Gentarou’s class gets a new homeroom teacher who is far more interested in kickboxing than teaching.

Kicking Your True Nature
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8.00
2 votes

#16 - Kicking Your True Nature

Kamen Rider - Season 22 - Episode 22

Gentarou and the others are convinced that their new homeroom teacher is the Zodiarts that is currently rampaging, however, Ryusei figures out that the culprit is not their teacher.

Pile 'Em Up, The Timbre of a Swordsman
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8.00
2 votes

#17 - Pile 'Em Up, The Timbre of a Swordsman

Kamen Rider - Season 31 - Episode 9

Touma learns that everyone has their own role to play as he must wait for Daishinji to finish maintaining his new Wonder Ride Book.

Prelude to a Storm
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7.80
18 votes

#18 - Prelude to a Storm

Power Rangers - Season 11 - Episode 1

Three young extreme sports fans, surfer Tori, skateboarder Shane, and motocrosser Dustin, spend their afternoons together at the Wind Ninja Academy, where the future stealth protectors of the Earth are trained in secret. Though, they're considered to be the three least dedicated students, the trio's potiental and good nature comes to an advantage, when they run late for class one afternoon. It just so happens, that day, Lothor, a banished evil ninja, comes back to the planet, and conquers every Ninja Academy with his hoard of Evil Alien Ninjas! With their Sensei trapped in the form of a Guinea Pig, and his grumpy and embittered tech-wizard son Cam designing the weaponry to combat the villains, the three become the Wind Ninja Rangers. Can they manage to defeat the Blue Face monster in their first battle?

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Movie Madness (2)
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7.67
9 votes

#19 - Movie Madness (2)

Power Rangers - Season 9 - Episode 25

The Rangers' literally take Cinecon's script into their own hands-and escape from his torment.

Reinforcements from the Future (2)
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7.64
12 votes

#20 - Reinforcements from the Future (2)

Power Rangers - Season 10 - Episode 25

The five Time Force Rangers are finally reunited in the year 2002, and gain a most unexpected ally in the form of their former enemies, Ransik & Nadira. What dark secret of his past concerning the Mut-Orgs is the key to stopping the monsters? It'll take all twelve Rangers to stop the Orgs from spreading pollution by destroying a power plant!

The Bear Necessities
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7.62
12 votes

#21 - The Bear Necessities

Power Rangers - Season 10 - Episode 7

While out jogging near her old Air Force Base, Taylor is reminded of why and how she became the Yellow Ranger in the first place. She also encounters two mysterious twins dressed in white and black, and aids the mute boys in their search for a powerful flower. Are the twins more than they appear, and how will they be of help against the Growl Phone-jamming Cell Phone Org?

Jen's Revenge
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7.56
16 votes

#22 - Jen's Revenge

Power Rangers - Season 9 - Episode 8

Jen's demeanor with the other Rangers continues to sour, as her appetite for vengeance against Ransik continues to grow. When the Fatcatfish mutant in released on the city, it brings back memories of her days as Alex's partner, and pushes her to the edge of reason. She sets out to not only kill both this mutant criminal, but the one resposible for her fiance's death, Ransik himself, by any means necessary. Can Wes and the others finally get through to her before she crosses the line?

A Red Romance
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7.56
7 votes

#23 - A Red Romance

Power Rangers - Season 7 - Episode 28

Leo saves a gal called Ginger from a biking accident, and a romance begins to develop between the two, despite the misgivings of her overprotective older brother, Colby. When Trakeena sends down the snake-charming monster Maronda, to capture several Terra Venture citizens in a jar, Ginger is also kidnapped, while on a date with Leo. Colby blames him for his apparent cowardace, and sets out to rescue her himself using his keen motorcycling skills. Can Leo rescue Ginger and the others, while redeeming himself in Colby's eyes?

Silent Treatment From Juniors
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7.50
2 votes

#24 - Silent Treatment From Juniors

Kamen Rider - Season 22 - Episode 29

Gentarou and his friends enter the third-year class headed by Mr. Ohsugi, and Gentarou tries to befriend new first-year students Haru and Ran. However, Haru is given a Zodiarts Switch by the Libra Zodiarts…

Joining Feelings By Crossing Swords
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7.50
2 votes

#25 - Joining Feelings By Crossing Swords

Kamen Rider - Season 31 - Episode 10

A woman from the southern base gives a Wonder Ride Book to Kento, who makes an oath with Touma and Rintarou.

Trust and Triumph
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7.44
8 votes

#26 - Trust and Triumph

Power Rangers - Season 9 - Episode 18

Trust is in question, after Wes fails to follow through on a plan to capture Nadira during a bank robbery. Later, Turtlecon traps the Time Force Rangers in a yellow-atmosphere beach dimension, where they face their evil morphed doubles! Wes & Jen manage to escape, but leave their three teammates behind. In order to free them, the two have to learn mutual trust in one another. Thus, Jen opens up to Wes on how she came to know Alex, and how she became such a confident leader. Wes & Jen work together to shatter Turtlecon's dimension, and later, the whole team works together to recapture him

Secrets and Lies
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7.44
7 votes

#27 - Secrets and Lies

Power Rangers - Season 10 - Episode 18

As he and Alyssa grow closer in discovering the identity of his parents, Cole is struck in the head while fighting the Signal Org, and develops amnesia. He winds up living on a farm, using his ability to understand animals to their benefit, and finally gets to be part of a family. Will he even want to remember who he was when the Rangers arrive with the sad fate of his parents? Meanwhile, Jindrax & Toxica confront Master Org about their suspicions of his being a human, and learn the truth is far more dangerous!

The End of Time (2)
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7.40
8 votes

#28 - The End of Time (2)

Power Rangers - Season 9 - Episode 39

With a seemingly endless army of Cyclobots swarming the city, not to mention destructive time holes forming in the skies over the city, Wes seeks out Eric. As the Q-Rex proved to be no match for the continued rampage of Doomtron, Eric is forced to join forces with his former prep school rival in order to survive. Can the Red and Quantum Rangers finally hash out their differences as the city is destroyed around them? Will one make the ultimate risk to save the life of Mr Collins? Back in the future, Jen, Lucas, Katie, and Trip learn from Alex of Wes' eventual fate. Not that they'll get to keep this information for long, as standard protocol for time travelers involves erasing their memory of their trip to 2001! Can Alex be convinced to let his former team decide their own destiny?

The Magna Defender
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7.36
10 votes

#29 - The Magna Defender

Power Rangers - Season 7 - Episode 9

Furio decides to go out in a blaze of glory and take Leo with him. A strange ally, who reminds him of his presumed-dead brother Mike, saves Leo from this explosive self-destruction. This man, an alien warrior known as the Magna Defender, is on Terra Venture, seeking the Lights of Orion himself. But his disregard for human life and mysterious goals put him at odds with both the Power Rangers and Scorpius' forces. Speaking of which, Treacheron is promoted to the newest General in Scorpius' army, and immediately teams with Trakeena and a few monsters to steal an egg-like rock that is currently believed to contain the Orion lights.

There's No "I" In Team
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7.33
11 votes

#30 - There's No "I" In Team

Power Rangers - Season 11 - Episode 2

Virtual training missions between the three Rangers highlights a major fault in their teamwork, focused directly upon team leader Shane. Despite Sensei's reminding that he must learn to trust in his teammates, the Red Ranger strikes out on his own against the Mad Magnet monster. Will he learn his lesson the hard way? Meanwhile, Lothor's evil nieces, Kapri and Marah, are also suffering from a lack of teamwork, and are forced to work out their problems by being stuck together, literally, by the monster's magnetic ray!

An Evil Game
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7.33
7 votes

#31 - An Evil Game

Power Rangers - Season 7 - Episode 22

Trakeena, now controlling her departed father's army and ship, targets the Rangers for murdering Scorpius, specifically Leo, capturing him. She and Leo end up dueling, though two monsters released by Deviot intervene in an attempt to destroy her.

A Beam of Light to Save the World
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7.33
3 votes

#32 - A Beam of Light to Save the World

Kamen Rider - Season 31 - Episode 16

The gang is preparing for a New Year's celebration when Touma gets an offer from the Southern Base.

Older and Younger Brother, Trusting Your Heart
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7.33
3 votes

#33 - Older and Younger Brother, Trusting Your Heart

Kamen Rider - Season 32 - Episode 10

While battling Kagerou, Ikki must learn to believe in his brother rather than simply rescuing him.

Hope
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7.33
3 votes

#34 - Hope

Garo - Season 3 - Episode 19

The group has been separated. Now blinded and held in solitary confinement by SG-1, Ryuga attempts to escape and recover the Garo-Ken.

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King for a Day (2)
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7.30
42 votes

#35 - King for a Day (2)

Power Rangers - Season 4 - Episode 42

Believing himself to be the king of the Machine Empire, Tommy prepares to face Jason in the arena. The other Rangers try to join his side, but are unable to, until they get help from an unlikely source, their old enemies, who are now the enemy of their new enemies. Even if the spell on Tommy can be broken, getting out of the monster-filled arena safely will require the aid of an even more unlikely source, Earth's self-proclaimed "greatest warriors", Bulk & Skull, who join forces with a captive alien warrior seeking revenge on Prince Gasket for conquering his home planet of Horath.

Something to Fight For
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7.27
14 votes

#36 - Something to Fight For

Power Rangers - Season 9 - Episode 3

Though he lacks the Chrono-Morpher, Wes sets about taking on Nadira and the Cyclobots in an effort to avoid having to take part in his father's business dealings. Jen scolds him for his carefree attitude, pointing out he's playing and has nothing to fight for, while they're fighting for their future. When Wes learns of Alex, will he take the role of Red Ranger more seriously? Meanwhile, Ransik and Frax unfreeze the first of the mutants from the prison, a rocket-powered criminal known as Jetara. When his DNA is exposed, he grows to a giant size. What can the Time Force Rangers use to stop him?

Lionheart
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7.25
23 votes

#37 - Lionheart

Power Rangers - Season 10 - Episode 1

A young man raised in the jungle travels to the city of Turtle Cove and discovers an island - home to legendary beasts from an ancient civilization - floating in the sky above the city.

Second Coming! Test of the Escape King!
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7.25
4 votes

#38 - Second Coming! Test of the Escape King!

Kamen Rider - Season 26 - Episode 29

Yuki Shirai visits Daitenkū-ji claiming that she saw her supposedly dead father entering the Deep Connect HQ building. The Houdini Eyecon, for some reason, decides to possess her. Takeru heads to Deep Connect to find out the truth. Having lost his father, Alain is at loss of purpose in his life. Fumi approaches him and acts kindly by giving him new clothes. Makoto appears before him, asking for his help in investigating Yuki’s incident but...

Forever! The Calling of the Heart!
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7.25
4 votes

#39 - Forever! The Calling of the Heart!

Kamen Rider - Season 26 - Episode 30

Alain had brought a drawing set for Fumi but her takoyaki stand is full of people looking worried while an ambulance is seen rushing away. Alain cannot believe what he hears once he asks what happened, his hope fading away yet again… Yuki has infiltrated Deep Connect and it is none other than CEO Steve Bills who finds her, but offers her his help. Takeru and the others come aftewards and, while not fully trusting Bills, they follow him. Yuki finally reaches where her father is but a terrible truth awaits.

Mastered! Each of Their Paths!
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7.25
4 votes

#40 - Mastered! Each of Their Paths!

Kamen Rider - Season 26 - Episode 37

After confirming that she hears other people’s thoughts, Takeru visits Honami’s group members once again in order to help. Honami hears their thoughts, still saying only bad things about her. On top of that, Igor has set a Gamma on her due to her power and she feels now, more than ever, like quitting for good. Alain, on his part, is on the verge of defeat as well in the trial world he was sent to by Sanzo. Akari, who for some reason passed the audition for harp+y 4, is now faced with Honami’s pressure but she decides to give her best. Meanwhile, Makoto encounters his other “self”, the one Kanon told him about. In the Gamma World, the Gammisers talk to Adel and tell him it is time to obtain new power.

Revive! The Luminary Souls!
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7.25
4 votes

#41 - Revive! The Luminary Souls!

Kamen Rider - Season 26 - Episode 38

After a battle with Adel and the Ganmaizer, the Luminary Eyecons give up, believing that Takeru is better off just using the Mugen Eyecon. Meanwhile, Javert learns more from Onari and Makoto once again battles his doppelganger.

Revenge of Zen-Aku
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7.17
9 votes

#42 - Revenge of Zen-Aku

Power Rangers - Season 10 - Episode 13

Zen-Aku frees Motorcycle Org, the first monster Taylor ever faced when she first became the Yellow Ranger. This keeps the Rangers busy while he kidnaps Princess Shayla, and discovers a strange sense of deja-vu about her, especially her necklace.

The Time Shadow
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7.17
10 votes

#43 - The Time Shadow

Power Rangers - Season 9 - Episode 9

Frax schemes behind Ransik's back to create a powerful fuel source common in the future, but not yet invented. To do so, he has a mutant loot Bio-Lab, Mr. Collins' multi-faceted company. But Wes' father doesn't take the criminals' constant attack of the city lying down, and has a former research vehicle turned into a massive drill-tank known as Raimei! Meanwhile, the Rangers' Megazord is heavily damaged in battle, and they'll have to wait while they're repaired in the future. But when Frax's Tri-Zirium-powered Tronicon robot attacks the city, can they just stand by and let Silver Hills be destroyed? Or will the Raimei tank save the day? And just what is that Mystery Man in the year 3000 testing, and how will it help our heroes?

King for a Day (1)
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7.16
45 votes

#44 - King for a Day (1)

Power Rangers - Season 4 - Episode 41

Prince Gasket brainwashes his prisoner Tommy, and convinces him that he's the ruler of the Machine Empire, which opposes the "evil" Zeo Rangers. Bulk & Skull spot a ghost-like image of the Red Zeo Ranger at the lake, which turns out to be a holographic entryway which sucks in not only Jason, but the bumbling duo, as well! The Gold Ranger, trapped in an arena filled with spectator monsters, faces Altor, a monster drawing on Tommy's brainwaves for fighting techniques. Can Tommy be broken from the spell in time before he's turned to the dark side completely?

Soul Searching
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7.10
9 votes

#45 - Soul Searching

Power Rangers - Season 10 - Episode 8

With the Red Lion Zord injured by the recent use of the Bear Brothers, Cole and the rest of the Rangers go on a quest to find the mythical Soul Bird, capable of healing him. Their forest search is interrupted by both the Bulldozer Org, and Master Org himself, who makes a surprising discovery about the new Red Ranger. Is there more in the woods than our heroes expect, such as a new Wildzord?

The Fifth Crystal
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7.09
9 votes

#46 - The Fifth Crystal

Power Rangers - Season 8 - Episode 21

Vypra collects an ancient powersource, the Starlight Crystals, with which to power a large laser cannon. Turns out, Kelsey's grandmother has one of them. But Granny, despite an athletic history, is now snobbish and stubborn, refusing to assist Lightspeed in baiting a trap to stop Vypra. But learning a lesson or two from Kelsey, Grandma Winslow rekindles her EXTREME past, and aids the Rangers in foiling the demon's plans.

The Delta Discovery
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7.00
7 votes

#47 - The Delta Discovery

Power Rangers - Season 6 - Episode 11

The Phantom Ranger discovers where Zordon is being held by Divatox, Rygog, and Dark Specter's forces. He gets word to the Power Rangers, but ends up captured himself. They manage to get to the world he contacted them from, and rescue him, but are too late to find Zordon, who's moved before they arrive. Phantom Ranger, before taking off to continue trailing the monsters, gives Andros access to the Delta Megaship. With the Battlizer as a remote-controller, the Delta Megazord is formed to aid in battle against the Crocovile monster.

Frax's Fury
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7.00
6 votes

#48 - Frax's Fury

Power Rangers - Season 9 - Episode 27

Frax releases Venomark, who infects the city and four Rangers with the same poisonous bite he gave Ransik many years ago. By snagging one of Ransik's vials, Wes is able to get the serum reproduced by Bio-Lab, saving his friends and the city.

Battle of the Zords
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7.00
8 votes

#49 - Battle of the Zords

Power Rangers - Season 10 - Episode 11

The recent arrival and successful first battle of Zen-Aku creates tension among the Rangers, and between fellow Duke Orgs, Jindrax & Toxica. Alyssa heads into the woods alone, in an effort to reclaim her Elephantzord, and though she runs into Org trouble, she gets bandaged up by a most unexpected source. Soon, Zen-Aku unveils his very own Dark Wildzords, and pits the vicious beasts against those of the Wild Force Rangers.

The Queen Festival Competition
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7.00
2 votes

#50 - The Queen Festival Competition

Kamen Rider - Season 22 - Episode 3

When the annual Queen Festival comes around, Gentarou decides if he wants to befriend Kazashiro Miu, he must convince Yuki to enter a talent contest that Miu wins every year and beat her.