(Male voice over)
"This is The Barbara Walters special the entire world has waited to
(Video footage of massive Zord's streaking across the sky and then swooping down on alien invaders.)
(Barbara Walters voice-over) "They were known as the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. Earth's first, last, and best line of defense against powerful enemies far beyond the abilities of the military.“
(Video footage of towering alien monsters rampaging downtown Angel Grove, destroying buildings and everything in their path while citizens ran for their lives.)
"Though no one knew who they were or where they came from, the first five Power Rangers emerged; the red, blue, yellow, black, and pink Ranger's took the world by storm with their heroic daily defense of the planet. Never seeking fame or seeking fortune they valiantly risked their lives while offering no reason why or expectation of recondition for their deeds."
(Video footage shown of the first five Rangers engaged in intense hand-to-hand combat in the streets of Angel Grove, battling hordes of Putties. Laser fire explodes all over the screen.)
"Though secretive, they were the media darlings of the world, and as popular as they were, when the formerly evil Green Ranger joined their ranks, the Rangers popularity skyrocketed into cult status. They were officially a phenomenon."
(Video footage of the most famous Power Ranger battles of all time. Incredible acrobatics are displayed. Hulking Mega Zords pulverize gigantic monsters while people scatter for their lives below. The entrance of the White Ranger includes his infamous theme song and his ascension to leader.)
"Not only did the Power
Rangers come in new colors, but behind the scenes things were changing as well.
The public has always wondered just who were those amazing individuals? Where
did they come from and why did their uniforms change from time to time? These
larger than life heroes came into our lives and then vanished for years at a time
only to reappear in other cities when the threats to Earth returned."
(Video footage of various Ranger teams in action poses, leaping through the air in gravity defying maneuvers, running from humongous explosions as rock music played throughout.)
"No matter the team-title at the beginning or the end, the name was the same: Power Rangers. The defenders of Earth. They were the silent heroes we told our children stories about at night. They were counted on to save the day and never failed us. They gave us hope at a time when little was to be found. We never had a face or a voice or even a first name to any of the Rangers and for most that was alright. They had saved the Earth countless times and when the Rangers of Angel Grove disappeared we all hoped and prayed that they were at peace wherever they were.
(Video montage of Ranger battles in slow motion with softer music playing in the background.)
"And then came March 5th,
2005. Several highly classified government documents were accidentally made
public in a blunder to this day still earmarked in controversy. The fallout of which detailed by name the first twelve Power
Rangers of Angel Grove. Two years later no less than five hundred
newspaper articles, nineteen books, fifty primetime news programs in several
languages, and an upcoming major motion picture epic have all attempted to
piece together the story of the people inside the helmets."
(Video footage of Trini Kwan being chased by paparazzi into her car outside a grocery store. Dr. Billy Cranston attempting to teach a physics class at M.I.T with hordes of cameramen standing outside the building filming his lecture. Aisha Campbell nearly coming to blows with a reporter who almost rear-ended her car.)
"Two years of having their
private lives shredded in the media, chased at every turn by reporters and news
hounds, as well as having books written about them without their consent has
led to all twelve of the original Power Rangers agreeing to a series of
individual interviews that will finally give the world a peek inside their
lives in their own words. We here at ABC would like to thank Dr. Tommy and
Kimberly Oliver, Jason Lee Scott, Trini Kwan, Billy Cranston, Aisha Campbell,
Adam and Tanya Park, Rocky DeSantos, Katherine Hillard and Justin Stewart for
their time and candor."
(Slow motion video footage of the former Rangers in street clothes standing on
"Every story... every rumor... every assumption you have ever had about Earth’s greatest heroes is about to be explained in their own words. It’s time to meet the Power Rangers for the very first time."