Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue

Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue is an American television series and the eighth season of the Power Rangers franchise, based on the 23rd Super Sentai series Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive (1999).[1]

Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
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Also known asSaban's Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
Science fantasy
Created byHaim Saban
Toei Company
Based onKyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive
by Toei Company
Developed bySaban Entertainment
Toei Company
Directed byRyuta Tasaki
Koichi Sakamoto
Isaac Florentine
Jonathan Tzachor
Judd Lynn
Worth Keeter
Makoto Yokoyama
StarringMichael Chaturantabut
Rhett Fisher
Sean Cw Johnson
Alison MacInnis
Keith Robinson
Sasha Williams
Monica Louwerens
Ron Roggé
Jennifer L. Yen
ComposersLior Rosner
Jeremy Sweet
Inon Zur
Shuki Levy
Kussa Mahchi
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Executive producersHaim Saban
Shuki Levy
ProducerJonathan Tzachor
Production locationsCalifornia (Santa Clarita & Los Angeles)
Japan (Saitama, Kyoto, Yokohama and Tokyo)
Running time20 minutes
Production companiesSaban Entertainment
Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment
Toei Company, Ltd.
MMPR Productions, Inc.
DistributorSaban International
Original networkFox Kids
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseFebruary 12 (2000-02-12) –
November 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)
Preceded byPower Rangers Lost Galaxy
Followed byPower Rangers Time Force

Lightspeed Rescue had, for the first time, a Power Ranger with no Super Sentai counterpart in the Titanium Ranger, as there was no regular sixth Ranger in GoGo V, which makes it the only season to have an American-exclusive Sixth Ranger. It is the last Saban Entertainment-produced Power Rangers series to feature the main villain from its Super Sentai counterpart, until the premiere of Power Rangers Samurai. 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.


The series takes place in the fictitious city of Mariner Bay, California, which was built on an ancient demon burial ground. When the demons were accidentally released from their tomb in the desert, they threaten to destroy Mariner Bay. Therefore, a government organization called Lightspeed Rescue, headed by Captain William Mitchell, recruits four civilians and his own daughter to defend the city as a new team of Power Rangers after the Lightspeed Rescue successfully channels the source of their powers, the Morphin Grid. 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 aquarium and a marine amusement park; Joel Rawlings, the Green Lightspeed Ranger, was a stunt pilot; Kelsey Winslow, the Yellow Lightspeed Ranger, was an extreme sports athlete; and Dana Mitchell, the Captain's daughter, who agreed to become the Pink Lightspeed Ranger, was a paramedic and practiced medical arts. The five 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 deters the hydrophobic demons from directly attacking the base.

The five Rangers would be joined by Captain Mitchell's long lost son, Ryan Mitchell, who would become the Titanium Ranger. Together, the six Rangers would prevail against the demon forces time after time, culminating in a final showdown where, in Power Rangers tradition, all of the Zords and 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 reunion 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.

Cast and charactersEdit

Lightspeed Rangers


  • Monica Louwerens as Ms. Angela Fairweather
  • Ron Roggé as Captain William Mitchell


Galaxy Rangers

  • Danny Slavin as Leo Corbett, the Red Galaxy Ranger.
  • Archie Kao as Kai Chen, the Blue Galaxy Ranger.
  • Reggie Rolle as Damon Henderson, the Green Galaxy Ranger.
  • Cerina Vincent as Maya, the Yellow Galaxy Ranger.
  • Valerie Vernon as Kendrix Morgan. the Pink Galaxy Ranger.

Video gameEdit

Several video games based on Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue were also developed and available for Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PlayStation, and PC. The PlayStation and N64 versions were 3D beat-em up games, the Game Boy version was a 2D side-scrolling platformer, and the PC version was actually an activity center.



  1. ^ "Crunchyroll". Retrieved 30 November 2015.

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