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Episode 1 – “The Team Unites”

Written by David Schneider and James W. Bates
Japanese episode written by Yasuko Kobayashi
Additional material directed by Akihiro Noguchi and Koichi Sakamoto
Directed by Peter Salmon

Summary: The team is training. Unable to anticipate an attack like Kevin and Jayden, Mike grows frustrated and leaves.

Trapped in the Netherworld on a ship, the Nighloks want to flood the Earth but the water level is too low. To rise the Sanzu River, all they need to do is frighten the humans, then they can sail out of there. Rofer, a long-armed Nighlok, climbs aboard the ship. Master Xandred orders Rofer to get the humans to cry him a River. Rofer explains that’s exactly what he came to do.

In a garage, Bulk reveals to Spike, son of Skull, their new clubhouse he had just finished fixing up. “Uncle Bulk” explains to him that this is where he will learn the ways of the Samurai, and tells him to call him “Sensei” when training.

Mike meets up with old friends and plays arcade. He tries to explain where he’s been, as he’s not at school, never home and didn’t even show up at graduation. He explains that he can’t sense an attack like Kevin, and that he won’t go back until he has mastered the technique. He doesn’t want to let his team down.

Rofer slips through to Earth, and humans start running for their lives. Mike runs to battle, and his friends are blasted off their feet and are injured. Mike morphs and attempts to take this Nighlok alone, but the Green Ranger is unsuccessful at anticipating Rofer’s “Arm Stretch” attacks. The other Rangers arrive. But Rofer is starting to dry out, so he returns to the Netherworld.

Mike realizes that he must stay away from family and friends in order to protect them. He goes to check on his friends and finds that they are okay and are playing arcade games.

Rofer is soaking in the Sanzu River, and the water has replenished his evil. Octoroo uses his staff to check the River level and discovers that it has gone up.

Mike begins to take his role and training as a Samurai Ranger more seriously.

Rofer and Moogers scare up some more humans. Jayden, Kevin, Mia and Emily arrive and morph. Mike then shows up and tells the others that he will take this Nighlok alone. Mike morphs and rushes into battle against the army alone. The others quickly join in and help destroy the Moogers. Green Ranger anticipates Rofer’s attacks, and with Red Ranger’s help, Green Ranger defeats Rofer. Rofer then returns giant. Green Ranger summons his Zord to try and take him down himself, but all the Zords are needed. The Rangers form the Samurai Megazord and destroy Rofer.

Jayden and the others help Mike realize that they can do anything as a team working together.

all: “Rangers Together, Samurai Forever!”

End Credits:

Power Rangers Samurai


Chris Campbell

Leand Macadaan

Voice of Master Xandred
Jeff Szusterman

Voice of Octoroo
Jeff Szusterman

Voice of Dayu
Kate Elliott

Voice of Rofer
Mark Wright

Voice of Narrator
Stig Eldred

Story Editors
James W. Bates
Amira Lopez

Unit Production Manager
Janet Mciver

Director of Photography
Ilan Rosenberg

Post Production Supervisor
David Ross

2nd Unit Director
Akihiro Noguchi

Action Director
Koichi Sakamoto

Production Designer
Miro Harre

Costume Designer
Jaindra Watson

1st Assistant Director
Craig Wilson

Edited by
Gary Hunt

US Casting by
Iris Hampton

New Zealand Casting by
Terri De’ath

Stunt Coordinator
Mark Harris

Art Director
Rachael Cooper

Production Accountant
Rebecca Hutton

2nd Unit Assistant Director
Quentin Whitwell

2nd Unit Director of Photography
Andrew McGeorge

Sound Recordist
Dave Hurley

Camera Operator
Peter Janes

Make Up Supervisor
Kevin Dufty

Mechanical Effects Supervisor
Richard Schuler

Location Manager
Janne Harwood

Visual Effects by
PRPVFX Limited

Visual Effects Supervisor
Carol Petrie

Visual Effects Coordinator
George Ritchie

Post Production Sound
The Inside Track

Sound Designer
Chris Burt

Sound Effects Editor
Stefan Brough

Based on the “Shinkenger” from
Toei Company Limited

From the Japanese Series
Originated by Saburo Hatte

Theme Song Arranged by
Noam Kaniel

Saban Brands

Production Finance
David Shuman

Production Legal
Rami Yanni
Jerod Partin

Filmed on location in New Zealand.

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