Power Rangers Turbo, an American television series created by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy, the third series and fifth season of the Power Rangers franchise, began airing April 19, 1997 on Fox Kids. The series follows a group of teenagers chosen by the wise sage Zordon to become "Power Rangers" in order to stop evil from taking over the planet Earth. Turbo comprises 45 episodes and concluded its initial airing November 24, 1997. Turbo uses footage and elements from the Super Sentai series Gekisou Sentai Carranger and follows the annual Ranger suit change (started in Zeo) to match the annual change of the Super Sentai series. Regular cast members during Turbo include Johnny Yong Bosch, Nakia Burrise, Blake Foster, Jason David Frank, Catherine Sutherland, Carol Hoyt, and Gregg Bullock. Part way through the season, Jason Narvy and Paul Schrier re-join the main cast, Bosch, Burrise, Frank, and Sutherland are replaced by Roger Velasco, Tracy Lynn Cruz, Selwyn Ward, and Patricia Ja Lee respectively. The four play new characters, but take on the previous characters' respective colors and powers. Hoyt continues to play Dimitria, but is later replaced by Hilary Shepard Turner for the role of Divatox.
Turbo picks up after the events of Power Rangers Zeo and begins with the feature film Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie with the queen of space pirates Divatox (Hoyt, later replaced by Turner) becoming the new villain the Rangers must face. Zordon and Alpha 5 return to their home planet of Eltar, introducing Dimitria and Alpha 6 to aid the Rangers. Part way through the season, an intergalactic policeman named Blue Senturion comes to Earth bearing a message that in the year 2000, Divatox, Lord Zedd, Rita Repulsa, and the Machine Empire will join forces to take over the universe, with only one force standing in their way. Tommy (Frank), Adam (Bosch), Katherine (Sutherland), and Tanya (Burrise) are relieved of their duty as Power Rangers part way through the season and choose their replacements as T. J. Johnson (Selwyn Ward), Carlos Vallerte (Roger Velasco), Cassie Chan (Patricia Ja Lee), and Ashley Hammond (Tracey Lynn Cruz) respectively. Bulk (Paul Schrier) and Skull (Jason Narvy) spend the first part of the season as monkeys, transformed by Elgar in the first episode, but later return to normal and spend the rest of the season trying to hold down a job.
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