Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers

Season 2 generally

Revealing mistake: Certain monsters in Zord battles were designed for the first series. This is so Saban could use Japanese footage of ground fights, to save on shooting their own (As the costumes from series 1 carried over into series 2). Sometimes, you can see the Megazord, and Dragonzord, getting attacked (you may need to pause it). It should be the Thunderzord, or Tigerzord.

Zedd's Monster Mash - S2-E21

Other mistake: When Tommy is ambushed by the putties, he kicks one which explodes despite the fact that the Z on the puttie's chest never glowed white like they always have in previous episodes.

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Suggested correction: The entirety of Angel Grove doesn't know them personally. Also that is the power of voice over. You would never sound that clear while wearing a tight helmet that covers your mouth.

DetectiveGadget85

So what about when they talk to recurring characters such as the guy who works the bar at the youth centre (can't think of his name off the top of my head).

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Haha. It is a bit like standard suspension of disbelief and a common mistake to most superhero TV/movies/comic books even, but I very much agree that there is no real way to make a rational and logical explanation for it. They do meet recurring characters a lot, plus, I mean...they all hang out together, some of them wearing also clothing patterned with a dominance of their trademark ranger colors and that makes the fact that they are a group even more conspicuous.

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They all wear clothing dominated by the colour of their persona. Plus the fact that they are never around when the rangers are around.

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High Five - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: As Bulk goes to start climbing the rope, Jason is standing behind him with his arms crossed and he has on his watch and wrist bands. After Bulk gets back up from falling, Jason's watch and bands have vanished. (00:02:55)

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Day of the Dumpster - S1-E1

Other mistake: After the teens leave the command center, Rita sees this and orders the creation of her Putties. Her henchman slaps down a few things of clay into a mold loosely, that then show the perfect figurines of the putties coming out of them. However with the shape of the mold, there is no way that the clay would come out in shapes like that or with that detail. (00:11:35)

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Suggested correction: Given that these are literal monsters and a witch living on the moon after being imprisoned for 10,000 years, I don't think we can say for certain what their machinery will do.

LorgSkyegon

This is speculating too much. Practically making the same argument that it's OK because magic. The general physics of what is being displayed on the screen doesn't match up with how the clay fits into the mold even in the slightest.

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What Quantom is saying is that they are using a press die to create the mold for the putties and no matter how you look at it, the volume of clay going into the mold is not enough to create the detail seen on the putties.

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It's not just that, but the shapes don't match up at all. He does the equivalent of putting clay into a round hole and getting a square out of it.

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Day of the Dumpster - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the kids leave the command center after being teleported there, in one scene they are all wearing different clothes and Trini's actress has changed as well - she has short hair. (00:11:22)

Big Sisters - S1-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Maria gets down off the Megazord's hand to get into the Rad Bug you can see a driver in the front seat despite the fact that it's supposed to be empty and being controlled remotely. (00:15:21)

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Teamwork - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Kimberley and Trini are fighting the Putties and see the giant Minotaur pass by there is, what looks like, a small child between them. This child is not seen before or after this one shot. (00:11:09)

Jack Vaughan

High Five - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, Bulk attempts to climb the rope and breaks it, pulling it down with several pieces of the ceiling coming down on top of him. At the end of the episode, this is suddenly all fixed with Trini climbing the same rope. The same gum and dirty spots are all around the top again with the ceiling appearing completely undamaged from before despite Bulk yanking it free and breaking the ceiling. (00:19:25)

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High Five - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: For shows like this, sped up footage can be used for effect on people or items to make them seem like they are going faster. However, in the Command Center after Alpha accident'y zaps himself, he starts to flail around the room rapidly with sped up camera. The rangers move out of the way at seemingly normal speed which would mean they were actually moving slowly when filming to make it appear they were normal. This is a good effect, except the sped up camera is given away by the fact the fluctuating lights on the golden poles around the room are flashing at much higher speeds by the sped up footage, giving it away. (00:05:12)

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The Green Candle (2) - S1-E35

Trivia: Jason David Frank, who played Tommy, left the show in the episode because his powers had been stolen by the Green Candle. However, he had become the most popular member of the Power Team, despite the original plan being just to temporarily have him on the show. Saban received large amounts of letters daily requesting Frank be brought back. The company eventually gave in and brought Frank back in the episode "Return of an Old Friend." He was returned to Green Ranger status in part 2.

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Answer: Probably to save on costs of filming the same scene. In the reused shots they have always morphed so you can't see the actors. They just have to pay them to do voice-overs rather than the entire scene.

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