|This article is about a/an series entry (the 8th) in the Power Rangers franchise.|
|Number of episodes:||40|
|First episode:||Operation Lightspeed|
|Last episode:||The Fate of Lightspeed, Part 2|
|Intro:||Lightspeed Rescue Intro|
|Adapted from:||Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive|
|Original airing:||February 12, 2000 – November 18, 2000|
Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue (often abbreviated as PRLR) was the eighth incarnation of the Power Rangers TV series, based on the Super Sentai series Kyukyu Sentai GoGoFive. It was the first incarnation of Power Rangers to have the Rangers' identities be known to public from the onset, as opposed to previous incarnations where a Ranger's identity was to be kept secret, revealed only in extreme circumstances, and the series is unique in the fact that it was the first where the Rangers' powers, Zords and weapons were man-made and had no mystical origin whatsoever (both of these traits would be repeated in Power Rangers: S.P.D. and Power Rangers: RPM). Lightspeed Rescue also had, for the first time, a Power Ranger with no Super Sentai counterpart in the Titanium Lightspeed Ranger, as there was no 6th Ranger at all in GoGo V. The next series to feature the main villain from its Super Sentai counterpart would be the Disney-produced Power Rangers Mystic Force, which premiered six years later.
Lightspeed Rescue takes place in the fictitious city of Mariner Bay, California, which was built on an ancient demon burial ground. When the demons threaten to rise again, a government organization called Lightspeed, headed by one Captain Mitchell recruits five civilians and his own daughters to defend the city. Each of the four civilians chosen had a special area of expertise: Carter Grayson, the Red Lightspeed Ranger, was a fire fighter in the local fire department; Chad Lee, the Blue Lightspeed Ranger, worked as a lifeguard and marine animal trainer at a local marine amusement park; Joel Rawlings, the Green Lightspeed Ranger, was a stunt pilot; Kelsey Winslow, the Yellow Lightspeed Ranger, was an extreme sports athlete; Dana Mitchell, the Pink Lightspeed Ranger, was a nurse and practiced medical arts; Henry Grayson, the Crimson Lightspeed Ranger, was a police officer; and Jane Mitchell, the Orange Lightspeed Ranger, was paramedic in training. The seven Power Rangers were aided by a team of scientists and engineers led by Miss Angela Fairweather, and operated out of the Lightspeed Aquabase, an underwater military compound that also served to deter the hydrophobic demons from attacking the base directly.
The seven Rangers would be joined by Captain Mitchell's (long thought to be dead) son, Ryan Mitchell. Together, the eight Rangers would prevail against the demon forces time after time, culminating in a final showdown where, in the Power Rangers tradition, much of the weapons and other equipment that was used by the Power Rangers over the series was destroyed.
In addition, Lightspeed Rescue featured a cameo reappearance of characters from Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy, when the villainess Trakeena comes to Earth to destroy it and the Lightspeed Rangers team up with the Galaxy Rangers
- Main article: Lightspeed Rangers
|Red Lightspeed Ranger||Carter Grayson|
|Blue Lightspeed Ranger||Chad Lee|
|Green Lightspeed Ranger||Joel Rawlings|
|Yellow Lightspeed Ranger||Kelsey Winslow|
|Pink Lightspeed Ranger||Dana Mitchell|
|Titanium Ranger||Ryan Mitchell|
|Crimson Lightspeed Ranger||Henry Grayson|
|Orange Lightspeed Ranger||Jane Mitchell|
- LokiImpus/Prince Olympius
- Troika Monsters
- Trika (fused form of Demonite, Thunderon, and Falkar)
- Trika (fused form of Demonite, Thunderon, and Falkar)
- Queen Bansheera
- List of Lightspeed Monsters
- Cyborg Rangers
- Main Article: Arsenal (Lightspeed Rescue)
Ligtspeed Rescuezord SystemEdit
- Legend:◆ piloted zord, ✶ team-piloted zord
- Lightspeed Solarzord ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
- Lifeforce Megazord ✶
Rail Rescue SystemEdit
- Supertrain Megazord (Rail Rescues) ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆
- Rail Rescue 1 ◆
- Rail Rescue 2 ◆
- Rail Rescue 3 ◆
- Rail Rescue 4 ◆
- Rail Rescue 5 ◆
- Rail Rescue 6 ◆
- Rail Rescue 7 ◆
- Legend:◆ piloted zord, ● other
- Orion Omega Megazord ◆◆◆◆◆◆◆●
- Operation Lightspeed
- Demons, Carter, Henry, Chad, Joel, Kelsey, Dana, Jane, and Captain Mitchell are introduced.
- Lightspeed Teamwork
- Ms. Fairweather introduced.
- Trial By Fire
- Riding the Edge
- A Matter of Trust
- Wheels of Destruction
- Cyborg Rangers
- Up to the Challenge
- Go Volcanic
- Queen Bansheera introduced.
- Rising From Ashes
- From Deep in the Shadows
- Titanium Ranger introduced.
- Truth Discovered
- Ryan introduced.
- Ryan's Destiny
- Curse of the Cobra
- Strength of the Sun
- The Cobra Strikes
- Diabolico sent to shadow world.
- Olympius Ascends
- Olympius introduced.
- A Face from the Past
- The Queen's Return
- Ryan starts journey to find a way to stop the demons.
- The Omega Project
- The Fifth Crystal
- The Chosen Path
- Yesterday Again
- As Time Runs Out
- Diabolico Returns.
- In the Freeze Zone
- The Mighty Mega Battles
- The Great Egg Caper
- Ocean Blue
- Trakeena's Revenge, Part 1
- Trakeena seeks revenge. Lost Galaxy teamup.
- Trakeena's Revenge, Part 2
- Lost Galaxy teamup. Trakeena is destroyed.
- The Last Ranger
- Sorcerer of the Sands
- Olympius Unbound
- Neptune's Daughter
- Web War
- In the Limelight
- Wrath of the Queen
- Queen Bansheera destroyes Vypra. Loki destroyed.
- Rise of the Super Demons
- Diabolico and Olympius are destroyed.
- The Fate of Lightspeed, Pt. 1
- The Fate of Lightspeed, Pt. 2
- Queen Bansheera and all demons locked up in Shadow World.
- Lightspeed Rescue is one of the few Power Rangers series to keep the Sentai term for part of the Rangers' arsenal. In this case, the term "V-Lancer" was brought over from GoGo V.
- This was the first Power Ranger series where all the individual Rangers had professions before becoming Power Rangers.
- This the first series that the Rangers team's opaque visor can be opened followed by Power Rangers Ninja Storm. GoGo V featured scenes in which the heroes' faces could be seen through their visors, though most of these scenes were removed, there are rare moments in which you can see one of the Tatsumi siblings' faces.
- This is the first season where the Rangers identities were known to the public.
- This is the first Power Rangers series in which the Green and Blue Rangers, not just the Red Ranger, receive battlizers or equipment very close to one.
- This season possess many elements similar to that of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers season one. Such as an evil Sixth Ranger who later joins the team, a close friendship between the Yellow and Blue Rangers, a significant relationship between the Pink, Orange, and Sixth Rangers (in MMPR they are friends, in PRLR they are siblings) and one of the rangers being romantically involved with a character named Angela.
- Some Lightspeed Rangers are like their Super Sentai's conuterpart; Carter Grayson-Matoi Tatsumi, Joel Rawlings-Shou Tatsumi, Dana Mitchell-Matsuri Tatsumi
- Two Lightspeed Rangers are based on Inazuma Japan's players; Jane Mitchell-Gouenji Shuuya (Axel Blaze), Henry Grayson-Kidou Yuuto (Jude Sharp)
- Two Allies is based on Raimon (GO)'s players; May Winslow-Tsurugi Kyousuke (Victor Blade), Aron Lee-Shindou Takuto (Riccardo Di Rigo)