|This article is about a/an series entry (the 3rd) in the Power Rangers franchise.|
|Number of episodes:||45|
|First episode:||Shift Into Turbo, Part 1|
|Last episode:||Chase into Space, Part 2|
|Adapted from:||Gekisou Sentai Carranger|
See comparison page.
|Original airing:||April 19 – November 24, 1997|
This article refers to the series. For the movie, refer to Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie.
Power Rangers Turbo (often abbreviated as PRT) was a television show based on the Japanese Super Sentai television series Gekisou Sentai Carranger (translated as Racing Squadron Carranger) featuring the fifth generation of the Power Rangers.
The series is the followup to Power Rangers Zeo and the continuation of the storyline begun in the film, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie, in which the former Zeo Rangers Tommy (Zeo V - Red), Adam (Zeo IV - Green), Tanya (Zeo II - Yellow), and Kat (Zeo I - Pink) are joined by Justin, the twelve-year-old new Blue Ranger (who replaces an injured Rocky (Zeo III - Blue) at the start of the series), in the quest to stop Divatox, a barbaric but beautiful space pirate, from unleashing the evil of her demonic fiancé, Maligore, upon the universe. The power of the Zeo Crystal and the Zeo Zords are not strong enough to withstand this new evil, so Zordon and Alpha 5 assist the Rangers in creating the new Turbo Powers, which also give the Rangers new Turbo Zords. The show takes place after the movie.
After the defeat of Maligore, the Turbo Rangers Tommy, Kat, Adam, Tanya, and Justin resume their normal lives but are attacked once again by a vengeful Divatox, who has an endless supply of detonators and monsters to threaten the citizens of Angel Grove. When Zordon and Alpha 5 leave the Power Chamber to return to Zordon's home planet of Eltar, the mentorship of the Rangers falls to the spectral Dimitria of Inquiris and the street-talking and conceited Alpha 6. The Rangers are then joined by Blue Senturion, an intergalactic police robot who brings with him the "Millennium Message", which foretells events that are yet to come.
When Divatox's mother Mama D suggests that Tommy be destroyed in order to defeat all the Rangers at once, they are rescued by four new friends: T.J., Carlos, Ashley, and Cassie. They are chosen to become the new Power Rangers as the veterans retire, while Justin remains at their side as the Blue Turbo Ranger. The plot thickens with the arrivals of the mysterious Phantom Ranger and Divatox's ruthless brother General Havoc. When Havoc steals the Turbo Megazord, the Phantom Ranger gives the Turbo Rangers new Rescuezords to help them recover their stolen property, giving them even greater power.
However, tragedy and devastation ultimately befalls the Rangers. The Rescue Megazord and Turbo Megazord are destroyed in battle with the invincible monster Goldgoyle, Dimitria and Blue Senturion leave for the planet Eltar, which is under attack from evil forces, and the Power Chamber is invaded and destroyed by Divatox's armies. Divatox's victory is cut short when she is contacted by a messenger of Dark Specter, who orders her to leave for the Cimmerian Planet.
As the Rangers overhear, they realize that they need to follow Divatox. Arriving at NASADA, the Rangers commandeer a space shuttle and launch it in pursuit, though Justin does not go with them as he wishes to remain on Earth with his father. The story continues... with Power Rangers in Space!!
- Main article:Turbo Rangers
|Red Turbo Ranger||Tommy Oliver ► T.J. Johnson||Jason David Frank ► Selwyn Ward|
|Blue Turbo Ranger||Justin Stewart||Blake Foster|
|Green Turbo Ranger||Adam Park ► Carlos Vallerte||Johnny Yong Bosch ► Roger Velasco|
|Yellow Turbo Ranger||Tanya Sloan ► Ashley Hammond||Nakia Burrise ► Tracy Lynn Cruz|
|Pink Turbo Ranger||Katherine Hillard ► Cassie Chan||Catherine Sutherland ► Patricia Ja Lee|
|Blue Senturion||Blue Senturion|
|Phantom Ranger||Phantom Ranger|
- Alpha 5
- Alpha 6
- Jason Lee Scott
- Kimberly Ann Hart
- Rocky DeSantos
- General Norquist
- Robot Rangers
- Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier
- Eugene "Skull" Skukllovitch
- Lt. Stone
- Mr. Caplan
- Ms. Appleby
- Divatox's Crew
- Mama D
- General Havoc's Army
- Monsters in Power Rangers Turbo
- Turbo Morpher: Morpher of the Turbo Rangers, activated by inserting and turning a special key.
- Auto Blaster: Standard Ranger sidearm.
- Turbo Weapons: Assortment of personalized weapons used by Turbo Rangers.
- Turbo Navigator: Handheld GPS that can be converted into a blaster.
- Turbo Blade: Standard Ranger weapon.
- Senturion Synergizer: Standard blaster/sword/com. device of the Blue Senturion.
- Turbo R.A.M. (Robotic Arsenal Mobilizer): Combination of Turbo Weapons, forms a racecar and blaster.
- Turbine Laser: Weapon that can move by itself and be mounted on Storm Blaster.
- Turbo Carts: Go carts equipped with lasers for Ranger use.
- Senturion Cycle: Personal transport of the Blue Senturion.
- Lightning Cruiser/Storm Blaster: Pair of sentient cars used by Red and Blue Turbo Rangers.
- Legend:◆ piloted zord, ➲ carrier zord, ● other zords
- Turbo Megazord (Turbozords) ◆◆◆◆◆
- Robo Racer ●
- Rescue Megazord (Rescue Zords) ◆◆◆◆◆
- Artillatron ➲
- Alternate Combination - Rescue Turbo Megazord (combination of 2 Turbozords & 3 Rescuezords) ◆◆◆◆◆
- Metallosaurus (General Havoc)
- Terrorzord (Elgar)
- Shift Into Turbo, Part I
- Shift Into Turbo, Part II
- Shift Into Turbo, Part III
- Shadow Rangers
- Transmission Impossible
- Rally Ranger
- Built for Speed
- Bicycle Built for the Blues
- The Whole Lie
- Glyph Hanger
- Weight and See
- Alarmed and Dangerous
- The Millennium Message
- A Drive to Win
- Cars Attacks
- Honey, I Shrunk the Rangers, Part I
- Honey, I Shrunk the Rangers, Part II
- Passing the Torch, Part I
- Passing the Torch, Part II
- Stitch Witchery
- The Wheel of Fate
- Trouble by the Slice
- The Phantom Phenomenon
- Vanishing Act
- When Time Freezes Over
- The Darkest Day
- One Last Hope
- The Fall of the Phantom
- Clash of the Megazords
- The Robot Ranger
- Beware the Third Wish
- The Gardener of Evil
- Fire in Your Tank
- The Turn of the Wretched Wrench
- Spirit of the Woods
- The Song of Confusion
- The Accident
- Cassie's Best Friend
- The Curve Ball
- Carlos and the Count
- Little Strong Man
- The Rival Rangers
- Parts and Parcel
- Chase into Space, Part I
- Chase into Space, Part II
- It was the only Power Ranger series to feature a child who could morph into a Ranger, though the concept of a child being a Ranger occurred twice in the Super Sentai franchise. Kou (Tommy's White Ranger counterpart) from Gosei Sentai Dairanger and Riki (Trey/Jason's Gold Ranger counterpart) from Choriki Sentai Ohranger.
- This is the first season to be themed after automobiles, followed by RPM.
- This is the first season where an actor playing the villain is included in the opening credits.
- Like some recent Power Rangers seasons, Turbo roughly had most episodes whose titles were humorous and comedic puns to popular culture (examples: the two-parter "Honey, I Shrunk The Rangers" as a reference to the 1989 Disney film Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and "Clash Of The Megazords" as a reference to MGM's 1981 fantasy adventure film Clash of the Titans.
- This is the first season to use a cold open, it was followed by In Space, Lost Galaxy, Lightspeed Rescue, Time Force, Samurai/Super Samurai, Megaforce/Super Megaforce, Dino Charge/Dino Super Charge and Power Rangers Ninja Steel.
- Power Rangers Turbo is the second season where the Rangers are defeated at the end of the show though this leads to the events of the Space season (the Rangers were defeated at the end of MMPR season 3, but ending of Alien Rangers was indecisive). Previous seasons didn't end with clear victory. After Turbo, every Ranger Team will end victorious, following Super Sentai pattern, with the exception of Megaforce which lead into Super Megaforce.
- Turbo is the only Power Rangers series to date that (starting with the episode Stitch Witchery) uses eyecatches from its Super Sentai counterpart to lead into and out of commercial breaks. The eyecatches would be edited out of the Netflix version.
- This is the first Power Rangers season to feature a Ranger who only lasts a single season, as opposed to being a Ranger in multiple seasons, in this case, Justin Stewart.
- This is the first Power Rangers season where none of the original five Mighty Morphin Rangers chosen by Zordon in "Day of the Dumpster" serve on the team.
- It would also be the last Zordon Era season to feature any Rangers who previously served on the Mighty Morphin team and Zeo team, in this case, Tommy Oliver, Adam Park, Tanya Sloan and Katherine Hillard.
- Beginning with "Passing the Torch" and the inclusion of TJ, Carlos, Ashley and Cassie, this would be the first season to feature a completely new team of Rangers not featured in previous seasons.
- This is also the last season until Power Rangers Dino Thunder to have Tommy Oliver as part of the main team.
- It is the first season to not include Billy Cranston in the opening credits, as he had left the franchise near the end of Power Rangers Zeo.
- This is also the first season in the series not to feature the sixth Ranger in the finale, as the Phantom Ranger had made his last appearance in the season in "Clash of the Megazords," and it would happen for the second time in Lost Galaxy's "Journey's End" (the Magna Defender had lost his powers), and for the third time in Ninja Storm's "Storm Before the Calm" (Cam's Morpher was stolen by Lothor).
- Power Rangers Turbo (Complete Season) [German RC2]
- Power Rangers: From Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy (TimeLife Exclusive)
- Power Rangers Turbo: Volume One (Shout! Factory)
- Power Rangers Turbo: Volume Two (Shout! Factory)
- Gekisou Sentai Carranger - Super Sentai counterpart . See comparison page.
- Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie - The movie that served as the opening for the Turbo storyline.