Day of the Dumpster

Written by Tony Oliver, Shuki Levy
Directed by Adrian Carr
First aired August 28, 1993
Production code 101
Episode number Season 1
Episode 1
Next episode High Five
Series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers


An evil sorceress named Rita Repulsa escapes from her space dumpster prison and begins a quest to take over planet Earth. Fortunately for Earth, Zordon – a wise old sage trapped in a time warp, has prepared for just such an occasion. Using his constant companion, Alpha 5, Zordon recruits five teenagers from Angel Grove to take on Rita and her henchman – Squatt, Baboo, Finster and Goldar.

The five teens, Jason, Kimberly, Zach, Trini and Billy, each have special skills and strengths that make them “Morph” or change into a group of nearly indestructible super heroes called “Power Rangers.” Rita, determined to succeed in her quests sends down Goldar and her Putty Patrol to battle the novice Rangers. But, the teens call on their Dinozords, large battle vehicles shaped like dinosaurs, to help them defeat the Putties and cause Goldar to retreat to the moon.