Master Vile and the Metallic Armor (1)

Written by Mark Litton
Directed by Bob Radler
First aired November 20, 1995
Production code 329
Episode number Season 3
Episode 29
Previous episode A Chimp in Charge
Next episode Master Vile and the Metallic Armor, Part II
Series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers


While the teens are out riding horses, the Earth is shaken by an unknown presence. On the Moon, the disturbance is revealed to be the arrival of Master Vile, Rita’s father and an incredibly evil being. Master Vile has big plans on how to do what Rita and Zedd have failed so many times: destroy the Power Rangers and Earth. Zordon presents the Rangers with the Metallic Armor to help ward off this new danger. Ninjor manages to escape from the palace and tells the Rangers and Zordon of Master Vile’s plan to procure the ZEO Crystal, the source of the Rangers’ power, and gain it’s supreme force for his own. The Crystal is in the Caves of Deception under the palace, but is guarded by a force field which no evil can penetrate. Master Vile creates the GLOBBOR monster, a creature capable of absorbing it’s opponent’s energy. Billy devises a remote control which enables the Rangers to use both the Shogun Megazord and Ninja Megazord. Tommy and Katherine volunteer to go to the Moon and get the Crystal while the others are deployed to fight the Globbor. Katherine has a plan of her own and tells Rita and Zedd that she wants to be evil again in an attempt to divert them while Tommy tries to get the Crystal.