I set about combining the episodes “Super Megaforce” and “Earth Fights Back” into a 39-minute adventure. All commercial fades cut, a few scenes with Prince Vekar and his minions omitted too as well as a scene where the Rangers leave the command cavern to head into battle. Not much else changed.
A Power Rangers edit attempting to fuze elements of “Vrack Is Back”, “The Wrath” and “Legendary Battle” into one story.
As of this writing, the edit I’ve managed is the standard length of one PR episode. It’s not perfect, but I think I have a good outline of where to go. Here’s my blueprint
-Removed Orion being captured and used as a power source
-Removed Roboknight being a prisoner of Vrack and turned against The Rangers
-Removed All Moments and Referenes to the Legendary Keys Being Turned to Stone
-Removed Orion being rescued by Roboknight from the Aquatic base as well as any mention of Roboknight dying, so when he turns up for the Legendary Battle, his exchange with Troy makes more sense
-End the episode on the Rangers saying goodbye to Orion as he leaves in an Armada ship. The bit where he looks at the team photograph before heading off into space is a note-perfect moment to end a series on.
At first I was pretty intimidated with how swamped I got with the “Vrack Is Back” footage, but as I watched it all the way through, I realized the footage take care of itself…the easiest solution is not to have a masterplan to create the drills in the first place…he already has them. That allowed me to remove pretty much 90% of “Vrack is Back”. I had to do some slight tinkering with audio from part one and applied to the part two footage, but it came together nicely.
This is the second of what I aim to make three novelizations of Power Rangers Megaforce episodes. I already novelised Mega Mission, which you can read here, and this will be where I deposit my “Super Megaforce” novelization.
As was the case with Mega Mission-The Novel, the story will have it’s own unique elements, characters, and situations, plus I decided to alter the ending ever so slightly, see if you can spot which episodes I borrowed for the new ending. I actually partially based it off a fanedit I made of the episode that I also hope to share someday.
Power Rangers: Super Megaforce-The Novel