I had an epiphany this morning: The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Planeteers are the same kids. 5 kids, 2 girls and 3 boys. One girl is blonde, the other asian. One of the guys is black. (There’s a disparity here…maybe they dumped the annoying ‘heart’ kid Ma-Tee and replaced him with a white guy?)
So, they have the ability to morph into bizarre robots when attacked by aliens. They can use dinosaur zords when it’s something otherworldly and unnatural. Then if it’s an Earth-based threat they can use their elemental powers and summon Captain Planet. They must be an awesome crack team of evil-punishing power.
I wonder if they’re the famous five on their days off? It could work if the fifth kid (Ma-Tee) is actually a shape-shifter. That would explain why he’s a white kid some of the time. Of course, there wasn’t ever a black kid in the famous five.
Ma-Tee was always the weakest link. I remember this one episode when that evil air polluting lady caught all of the planeteers except him. Then she was all like “What are you going to do about it? Nothing! Ha!” and then he cried. Man, what a crappy superhero.
He’s much better if he can shapeshift and call up a dinosaur zord.