Power Rangers Turbo

Power Rangers Turbo
Created by Haim Saban
Toei Company
Directed by Douglas Sloan
Judd Lynn
Al Winchell
Paul Schrier
Larry Litton
Koichi Sakamoto
Shuki Levy
Blair Treu
Yuri Alexander
Steve Markowitz
Lawrence L. Simeone
Liberty Goldman
Starring Jason David Frank
Nakia Burrise
Blake Foster
Johnny Yong Bosch
Catherine Sutherland
Carol Hoyt
Jason Narvy
Paul Schrier
Gregg Bullock
Hilary Shepard Turner
Tracy Lynn Cruz
Patricia Ja Lee
Roger Velasco
Selwyn Ward
Composer(s) Kenneth Burgomaster
Jim Cushinery
Paul Gordon
Jeremy Sweet
Ron Wasserman
Inon Zur
Glenn Scott Lacey
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 45 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Haim Saban
Shuki Levy
Producer(s) Jonathan Tzachor
Location(s) Santa Clarita and
Los Angeles, California
Running time 20–21 minutes
Production company(s) Saban Entertainment
Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment
Toei Company, Ltd.
MMPR Productions, Inc.
Distributor Saban Brands
MarVista Entertainment
Saban International (previously)
Original network FOX (Fox Kids)
Original release April 19 (1997-04-19) – November 24, 1997 (1997-11-24)
Preceded by Power Rangers Zeo
Followed by Power Rangers in Space

Power Rangers Turbo is an American television series and the fifth season of the Power Rangers franchise. The show was prefaced with the franchise's second film, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie.[1] As with its predecessors, Power Rangers Turbo is a based on one of the entries of the Super Sentai Series; in Turbo's case, the source of the series is Gekisou Sentai Carranger. The series introduced a child actor as the new Blue Ranger,[2][3] and featured the departure of the long running characters Zordon and Alpha 5, as well the veteran team of Rangers, sans Justin, and introduced four new characters to take the place of the veteran Rangers.


After Maligore's defeat, Tommy Oliver, Kat Hillard, Adam Park and Tanya Sloan graduate from high school and prepare to resume life as normal. Seeking revenge, Divatox attacks the Rangers.[4] Soon after, the Rangers' longtime mentors, Zordon and Alpha 5 depart to return to Zordon's home planet of Eltar, making way for the spectral Dimitria of Inquiris and the next in the line of robots, Alpha 6. Other changes are also seen as Ernie leaves the series and Lt. Stone takes over the Juice Bar and Bulk and Skull are turned to chimps. Also the first ally Blue Senturion arrives later from the year 2000, with a message for Dimitria and the rangers that Lord Zedd, Rita, The Machine Empire and Divatox will team up to destroy the universe, but fails to show complete message due to Divatox corrupting it at the end of it, although it is believed to be Dark Specter.

Later, Tommy, Kat, Adam and Tanya all of whom are leaving for college, are asked to pass on their powers to students T.J. Johnson, Cassie Chan, Carlos Vallerte and Ashley Hammond with Justin Stewart being the only remaining member of the team.[5] The New team of rangers are also joined by other allies such as the Phantom Ranger and a mysterious being from another world. The team eventually learns that Dark Specter has captured Zordon, though Zordon is able to warn the Rangers not to rescue him as it would leave the Earth defenseless. A short while later, the Rangers lose both Turbo and Rescue zords in a battle with the most powerful monster that Divatox created, Goldgoyle. As Dimitria and the Blue Senturion leave for Eltar to help Zordon, Divatox finds the Power Chamber's location. Her army of grunts and monsters infiltrate the Chamber, defeating the team and destroying the Power Chamber. However, before Divatox tries to finish off the Rangers, she receives a message that Zordon has been captured and the order of Dark Specter that they have to leave for the Cimmerian planet. The powerless Rangers then leave of Earth and head for space to save Zordon, with Justin choosing to stay behind with his father, although Justin does make an appearance in an episode of Power Rangers in Space to help the space rangers. These events lead to the next incarnation of the franchise, entitled Power Rangers in Space.[6]


Turbo Rangers

"Justin Stewart" redirects here. For the YouTube personality, see Justin Stuart.

Original Team

Successors who Replaced the Original Team



Episode list

Acclaim Comics

In 1997, Acclaim Comics published two one-shots based on Power Rangers Turbo, one titled simply Power Rangers Turbo and the other Power Rangers Turbo vs. Beetleborgs Metallix featuring the Beetleborgs.

Home media

In 2012, Shout Factory announced that it had reached an exclusive distribution deal with Saban for shows such as Power Rangers and Big Bad Beetleborgs. Power Rangers Turbo was released on DVD in August 2012, as part of a Time-Life exclusive boxed set containing seasons 1-7. The show later became available independently of the boxed set in two volumes, the first volume consisting of first 23 episodes[7] and the second volume containing the remaining 22 episodes.[8]


  1. Thomas, Kevin (1997-03-28). "Power Rangers Encounter 'Turbo'-Charged Villainess". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  2. "TV Playbook: Let's Add a Kid!". IGN. Retrieved 2010-08-22.
  3. "Power Rangers Fans Get Their Kicks". Sun Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
  4. Ellin, Harlene (1997-05-15). "Newest `Power Rangers' As Shoddy As Ever, But It Gives Kids What They Want". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2010-10-02.
  5. Power Rangers Turbo: "Passing the Torch, Parts I-II"
  6. Power Rangers Turbo: "Chase Into Space, Parts I-II"
  7. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HNGC5HU/
  8. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ITAQ4LW/
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