on 27 August 2016
I did a Me, You, And...version of Power Rangers Time Force set in the series, and it's glad I got the Dawn Of Destiny VHS two years ago. It's time to compare the episodes on this wonderful VHS with how I put the episode into the Me, You, And... version of the film.
Frax's Fury (Dawn Of Destiny)-Wes cures his friends with serum after they are bitten by an X-Vault mutant, and Frax reveals his origin to Ransik.
Frax's Fury (MYAPRTF)-After having a nightmare about seeing Frax as her original father, a lion named Sabu (Seed Of Parenthood), her intrusive nightmare forces her out of the Clock Tower. Comforting Frax that night, that moment of reassurance turns into a tearful, happy reunion between father and daughter, and an annoyed Ransik hires a snake-like Cyclobot named Celius to take Frax's place for him.
Dawn Of Destiny (Dawn Of Destiny)-After a wild sequence involving the rangers taking pictures with a Polaroid camera, the trouble begins when Ransik breaks into the Bio-Lab to snatch the serum and get rid of his mutation. He knocks out Mr. Collins, and he is sent straight to hospital.
Dawn Of Destiny (MYAPRTF)-The 'Polaroid Camera' sequence from the talked-about episode is put into the movie with a loud yell of "A one-a. A two-a. A three-a. GOOOOOOO!!" But this time, the music for this scene has been taken out and replaced with 'Tutti Frutti', a classic rock-and-roll favourite performed by Little Richard. The music then goes out as sequence then transitions to The Oracle, Simba, Kiara and Nala, who are informed by Kovu of Sybil's finding of Frax as her original father. Timon and Pumbaa witness Sybil and her father playing happily in the forest, which we know will keep them safe. Meanwhile, Zazu and Diego witness Ransik's breaking into the Bio-Lab, and the evil brute's mutation (more PRTF footage) makes Zazu sick, and seeing him vomit into a dustbin Diego takes Zazu to rest so he can recover from his sickness.
Fight Against Fate (Dawn Of Destiny)-Alex returns, and takes Wes' place as Red Ranger while he takes over his father's job at the Bio-Lab. Frax unleashes Doomtron, resulting in a watery battle in the sea between giant mutant and Megazord, and even the Quantum Rex.
Fight Against Fate (MYAPRTF)-Sybil is trapped in a gorge under a pile of logs, and as Frax tries to free her, Sybil helps him. As soon as she is free however, too many logs pulled away result in water gushing mightily toward Frax. From above, Sybil drags him up using her courage and strength, and later as they watch the gorge turn to a river, Frax gently tells Sybil he is proud of her for being brave and courageous enough to help him away from danger, whereas as a baby cub she was weak against malaria back in Africa.
Destiny Defeated (Dawn Of Destiny)-Wes, after seeing Circuit shot by Frax, realizes the rangers need him, and as a result Alex gives the morpher back to him, resulting in the rangers finally together again to stop Dragontron. Mr. Collins survives, and his advice makes Wes realize that sometimes you have to make your own destiny. This is the lesson the rangers taught, whereas in MYAPRTF the value is on family, friendship and forgiveness.
Destiny Defeated (MYAPRTF)-Frax finally shows Sybil the meaning of the wind chime she was confused about - he made it especially for her, as a gift from father to daughter. Meanwhile in the city, everything is put right like in the original 'Destiny Defeated' when Diego, Zazu and Quantum Rex march around the hospital and give a loud shout. That shout destroys Dragontron, makes Mr. Collins survive, and Wes resume his place as Time Force Red. After all goes well again, Kovu and Kiara confess the truth about Sybil finding Frax as a dad in front of the rangers, and this upsets Trip, who tells his fellow rangers that they all must remember Sybil, especially Circuit. That night, Frax praises Sybil as a pure, sweet, gentle daughter, and sings to her a lullaby, leading us to 'Frax's Lullaby', a soothing song based on 'This Is My Father's World'. Here's how the first verse goes:
THIS IS YOUR FATHER’S WORLD
AND TO YOUR LISTENING EARS
ALL NATURE SINGS, AND ROUND ME RINGS
THE MUSIC OF THE SPHERES
THIS IS YOUR FATHER’S WORLD
I REST YOU IN THE THOUGHT
OF SUNSHINE AND TREES, OF SKIES AND SEAS
MY HAND THE WONDERS WROUGHT
Every time I watch this video, I think of my film - Me, You, And Power Rangers: Time Force - what happens if The Lion King crossed over with Power Rangers Time Force during the actual series. This, to me, is a pleasure and a delight to see it in its soothing, quiet atmosphere, and especially fun with its exciting sequence about the rangers taking pictures with a Polaroid camera that'll make you want to set this to the music of Little Richard, especially to 'Tutti Frutti'. A major grasp on the fun side of Power Rangers!