VIII. Episodes

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Operation Lightspeed

Episode 1
Operation Lightspeed
Aired: 02/12/00
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
When three desert voyeurs release demons from a crypt in which they were imprisoned, they vow to destroy the city of Mariner Bay, which has been built above the remnants of their once formidable empire. To challenge these forces, the military organization Lightspeed Rescue recruits five diverse, experienced people to comprise a new team of Power Rangers to save Mariner Bay.


Lightspeed Teamwork

Episode 2
Lightspeed Teamwork
Aired: 02/19/00
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
Joel learns about teamwork as the Lightspeed Rangers meet their new hardware developer Ms Fairweather and use their new zords to coordinate several rescue attempts to safeguard the city and its endangered citizens from an assault by Magmavore.


Trial By Fire

Episode 3
Trial By Fire
Aired: 02/26/00
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
Carter makes several mistakes in training, but rather than learn from his errors, he questions Captain Mitchell’s own methods.


Riding The Edge

Episode 4
Riding The Edge
Aired: 02/04/00
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Koichi Sakamoto
Kelsey makes friends with a woman named Nancy, who is preparing to pilot a Space Shuttle. Diabolico’s latest monster creates several devastating tornadoes that endanger not only Mariner Bay but Nancy’s Space Shuttle.


A Matter Of Trust

Episode 5
A Matter Of Trust
Aired: 03/11/00
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Koichi Sakamoto
Dana becomes frustrated with Captain Mitchell’s apparent lack of trust in her ability as a Power Ranger when she is ordered to act as an escort on a routine mission.


Wheels Of Destruction

Episode 6
Wheels Of Destruction
Aired: 03/18/00
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Isaac Florentine
Joel attempts to ask Ms.Fairweather on a date, but Vypra’s new vehicle may mow down both his efforts and the Power Rangers.


Cyborg Rangers

Episode 7
Cyborg Rangers
Aired: 03/25/00
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Isaac Florentine
The Lightspeed Rangers are alarmed to find the government have decided to replace them with cyborg variations.


Up To The Challenge

Episode 8
Up To The Challenge
Aired: 04/01/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand
Director: Koichi Sakamoto
An obnoxious martial artist named Brian is humiliated by Chad in battle. Vowing revenge, he asks Vypra to make him her pupil, she agrees and casts a spell over him, making him an equal to Chad.


Go Volcanic

Episode 9
Go Volcanic
Aired: 04/08/00
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Koichi Sakamoto
Dana deals with a siege on a bus full of citizens whilst the Lightspeed Rangers attempt to prevent Queen Bansheera’s monster from triggering a volcano.


Rising From Ashes

Episode 10
Rising From Ashes
Aired: 04/15/00
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Koichi Sakamoto
Whilst investigating a volcano, Ms.Fairweather is cut off from her team and buried beneath heavy rubble as Queen Bansherra awakens the two fiery demons.


From Deep In The Shadows

Episode 11
From Deep In The Shadows
Aired: 04/22/00
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Jonathan Tzachor
The testing of a new, but unstable morpher leads to its rejection, but when the morpher is later stolen from the Aquabase, the Lightspeed Rangers are soon confronted with problems presented not just by Vypra and her attacking hoards, but by the startling power and might of the renegade Titanium Ranger, whose identity shakes Captain Mitchell to his very core.


Truth Discovered

Episode 12
Truth Discovered
Aired: 04/29/00
Writer: Judd Lynn
Director: Jonathan Tzachor
The secrets and danger poised by The Titanium Ranger forces Captain Mitchell to reflect on the day his young son Ryan was given to Diabolico in exchange for saving his life. Now Ryan is out for revenge, can the iron will of the Lightspeed Rangers overcome a heart torn asunder?


Ryan's Destiny

Episode 13
Ryan’s Destiny
Aired: 05/06/00
Writer: Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
As Diabolico receives his last chance from Queen Bansheera, he releases three monsters who place feathers all over the city, which when nightfall hits will cause massive destruction.


Curse Of The Cobra

Episode 14
Curse Of The Cobra
Aired: 05/13/00
Writer: Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
In retaliation for Ryan’s betrayal, Diabolico visits the Titanium Ranger in his sleep and carves a cobra tattoo on his back.


Strength Of The Sun

Episode 15
Strength Of The Sun
Aired: 05/20/00
Writer: Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
Ryan goes against his father’s orders to help out the Lightspeed Rangers with an untested new Solarzord.


The Cobra Strikes

Episode 16
The Cobra Strikes
Aired: 05/27/00
Writer: Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand
Director: Judd Lynn
Ryan’s life hangs in the balance as the cobra now lies poised to finish him off with his next morph. Only a physical confrontation with the source of the cobra’s power, a lethal demonic force dwelling within the ancient demon tomb, holds the key to his salvation.


Olympius Ascends

Episode 17
Olympius Ascends
Aired: 08/19/00
Writer: Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
In the aftermath of the battle with Diabolico leaves an exhausted group of Lightspeed Rangers at the mercy of a new and immediate threat.


A Face From The Past

Episode 18
A Face From The Past
Aired: 08/26/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
Carter finally puts a piece of his past together when Captain Mitchell risks his life to aide in the retrieval of civilians caught in the midst of a demonic attack on a Chemical Plant.


The Queen's Return

Episode 19
The Queen’s Return
Aired: 09/02/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
Spellbinder begins a ceremony that will restore Queen Bansheera to a physical form.


The Omega Project

Episode 20
The Omega Project
Aired: 09/09/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Koichi Sakamoto
Joel’s younger cousin Simon, a keen astronomer, discovers a large asteroid is on a collision course with Earth and warns Joel of his findings.


The Fifth Crystal

Episode 21
The Fifth Crystal
Aired: 09/16/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Koichi Sakamoto
Kelsey reunites with her estranged Grandmother as Vypra steals several crystals she requires to power a weapon capable of destroying Mariner Bay.


The Chosen Path

Episode 22
The Chosen Path
Aired: Sep/23/2000
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Worth Keeter
Chad becomes distraught when his former sensei, still resentful that his student abandoned his martial arts training to become a Power Ranger, takes a demonic solider as his new student.


Yesterday Again

Episode 23
Yesterday Again
Aired: 09/30/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Isaac Florentine
In the aftermath of a tragic battle with Olympius that leaves his fellow teammates dead, Carter is propelled back in time and is given the chance to alter the course of the day.


As Time Runs Out

Episode 24
As Time Runs Out
Aired: 10/07/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Isaac Florentine
The Lightspeed Rangers are forced to head into deep space to prevent spores that have become attached to them from pollinating and releasing a deadly toxin into the atmosphere.


In The Freeze Zone

Episode 25
In The Freeze Zone
Aired: 10/21/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
Carter is left on his own when the frigid Freezard captures his fellow Lightspeed Rangers.


The Mighty Mega Battles

Episode 26
The Mighty Mega Battles
Aired: 10/28/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
Joel becomes jealous of Clark, a colleague of Ms.Fairweather with whom he shares an affectionate relationship.


The Great Egg Caper

Episode 27
The Great Egg Caper
Aired: 11/03/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
When a well-meaning thief gets his hands on a mysterious egg, he finds himself being pursued by both the Lightspeed Rangers & Jinxer.


Ocean Blue

Episode 28
Ocean Blue
Aired: 11/04/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Jonathan Tzachor
Chad goes into the ocean to fix a faulty wire. Upon a rock slide Chad is hurt, but mysteriously survives. He remembers something odd and everyone else thinks it is his imagination. But what Chad sees is absolutely right. A mermaid saved him from the rocks.


Trakeena's Revenge Part 1

Episode 29
Trakeena’s Revenge: Part 1
Aired: 11/06/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
On the planet Mirinoi, Leo, the Red Galaxy Ranger, struggles against an army of phantoms led by the monstrous Triskull. He eventually escapes to Earth and warns Lightspeed Rescue of a threat to both of their worlds and the very universe.


Trakeena's Revenge Part 2

Episode 30
Trakeena’s Revenge: Part 2
Aired: 11/07/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
The Lightspeed & Galaxy Rangers unite against the power of Triskull and his legion of phantoms, whilst Trakeena begins to absorb the collected life energies of her captives to regain her insect form.


The Last Ranger

Episode 31
The Last Ranger
Aired: 11/08/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Worth Keeter
Dana is left on her own when her fellow teammates are stricken with amnesia whilst battling a demon.


Sorcerer Of The Sands

Episode 32
Sorcerer Of The Sands
Aired: 11/09/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & John Fletcher
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
Ryan locates the wise and powerful sorcerer responsible for banishing Bansheera and her horde, and asks that he helps him in his time of need. Meanwhile, The Gatekeeper Of The Shadow World confronts the Lightspeed Rangers and sends them into the depths of the demonic graveyard.


Olympius Unbound

Episode 33
Olympius Unbound
Aired: 11/10/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & John Fletcher
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
Olympius carves his way through the Shadow World and gains stronger powers from the spirits he defeats.


Neptune's Daughter

Episode 34
Neptune’s Daughter
Aired: 11/11/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & John Fletcher
Director: Jonathan Tzachor
Chad’s mermaid love Marina returns asking for his help in retrieving her father’s powerful trident from the demons.


Web War

Episode 35
Web War
Aired: 11/13/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & John Fletcher
Director: Ryuta Tasaki
Carter tries to get the hang of mastering the Trans-Armor Cycle, when the spider demon, Arachnor starts webbing up the Aquabase.


In The Limelight

Episode 36
In The Limelight
Aired: 11/14/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Judd Lynn
While out on a rescue mission, Dana is approached by fashion designer Koko Kashmere to become a Glitz Girl.


Wrath Of The Queen

Episode 37
Wrath Of The Queen
Aired: 11/15/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand, John Fletcher & Denise Skinner
Director: Judd Lynn
Queen Bansheera uses Vypra’s life energies to restore her body to its full form. She then manipulates the last of her active generals, Loki into confronting the Lightspeed Rangers at Mariner Bay Stadium, intending to lure them all into her domain


Rise Of The Super Demons

Episode 38
Rise Of The Super Demons
Aired: 11/16/00
Writer: Judd Lynn & Jackie Marchand
Director: Judd Lynn
Olympius and an enslaved Diabolico both attack Mariner Bay, gaining incredible power and taking the zords to their limits, forcing the necessity of the dangerous Lifeforce Megazord.


The Fate Of Lightspeed Part 1

Episode 39
The Fate Of Lightspeed: Part 1
Aired: 11/17/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Ryuta Tasaki & Makoto Yokoyama
Jinxer places a Battling card on one of the Megazords, allowing Bansheera’s foot soldiers to stage a coup on the Aquabase and begin to cripple it from within.


The Fate Of Lightspeed Part 2

Episode 40
The Fate Of Lightspeed: Part 2
Aired: 11/18/00
Writer: Jackie Marchand & Judd Lynn
Director: Ryuta Tasaki & Makoto Yokoyama
The Lightspeed Rangers struggle to escape the crippled Aquabase and destroy the hijacked Lifeforce Megazord before it can do further damage. The Skull Cavern is placed in the center of Mariner Bay as she begins the ceremony to open a portal to the Shadow World.