Season one of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, an American television series created by Haim Saban and Shuki Levy, began airing August 28, 1993, on Fox Kids. The series follows the events of five, later six, teenagers chosen by the wise sage Zordon to become "Power Rangers" in order to stop the evil Rita Repulsa from taking over the planet Earth. The first season comprises 60 episodes and concluded its initial airing May 23, 1994. The first season of MMPR uses footage and elements from the Super Sentai series Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger. Regular cast members during season one include Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, Walter Jones, Amy Jo Johnson, David Yost, Paul Schrier, Jason Narvy, and David Fielding (later replaced by Robert L. Manahan). Jason David Frank joined the main cast seventeen episodes into the season.
The season's stories focus on five teenagers: Jason Lee Scott (St. John), Trini Kwan (Trang), Zack Taylor (Jones), Kimberly Hart (Johnson), and Billy Cranston (Yost), who are given the ability to morph into "Power Rangers" by Zordon (Fielding) in order to put a stop to Rita Repulsa's evil schemes. Later during the season, Tommy Oliver (Frank) is introduced first as a villain, but initially becomes the sixth member of the Power Team. Meanwhile, Bulk and Skull (Schrier and Narvy) act as bullies, and comic relief, at Angel Grove High where the Rangers attend high school.
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