Power Rangers: Time Force is the ninth incarnation of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series, based on the Super Sentai series Mirai Sentai TimeRanger, running for 40 half-hour episodes from February to November of 2001. It is unique in the fact that the overall story is considerably darker than many of the other incarnations. Like Power Rangers: Lightspeed Rescue before it and Power Rangers: Wild Force after it, the Power Rangers are adults and not teenagers. Because of this, many fans felt that this incarnation of Power Rangers, in particular, would have made a successful primetime series for adults had it not been of the traditional elements that made up a Power Rangers series.
In the year 3000, mankind has developed a utopia, with a police organization called Time Force capturing all but one criminal. However, this criminal, Ransik, manages to hijack a prison full of cryogenically frozen convicts and escape back to the past in an attempt to change the future, but not before badly injuring Alex, the Red Ranger. Four Time Force officers attempt to pursue Ransik to the year 2001, but end up being stranded in the fictional town of Silver Hills. There, they meet Wesley Collins, the son of a rich industrialist Albert Collins, with a similar appearance to Alex. With Wes' help, the four Time Force officers become the Time Force Rangers, helping the city of Silver Hills by capturing the various mutant that Ransik releases from prison.
The Time Force officers knew that their presence would inevitably change the future, and indeed, it had: in an attempt to contain the mutant threat, Wes' father creates the Silver Guardians, a security force helping to secure the businesses of anyone who had the money, and a force that had not originally existed. Among one such member was Wes' childhood friend, Eric Myers. Unlike Wes, Eric was not rich, getting by on a scholarship as the two of them attended prep school. When the Silver Guardians make their first attempt at taking care of a mutant, they are overpowered, and Wes is forced to save them, revealing his identity as a Power Ranger in the process. Rejecting his father's offer to join the Silver Guardians, Wes decides to make it on his own. The Silver Guardians, led by Eric, the Quantum Ranger, continued to hold a tenuous relationship with the Power Rangers.
As for the villains, Ransik would eventually surrender peacefully when he nearly kills his own daughter, Nadira, who was trying to protect a baby. The Time Force Officers return to the year 3000, and Wes and Eric become co-leaders of a Silver Guardians group that catered to the entire population
A recurring theme in this series is the fact that an individual controls his own destiny, and must fight for a desirable future. Because of the September 11th attacks, many episodes were re-edited after their first airing to remove potentially offensive material, such as buildings being blown up. In one case, an episode was not shown again after its first airing.
Jen - Pink Time Force Ranger - Unmorphed
- Jen, the Pink Time Force Ranger and leader of the team (played by Erin Cahill)
- Wesley Collins, the Red Time Force Ranger and second in command (played by Jason Faunt)
- Lucas Kendall, the Blue Time Force Ranger (played by Michael Copon)
- Trip, the Green Time Force Ranger (played by Kevin Kleinberg)
- Katie, the Yellow Time Force Ranger (played by Deborah Estelle Phillips)
- Eric Myers, the Quantum Ranger, and leader of the Silver Guardians (played by Daniel Southworth)
- Circuit - a mechanical owl which acts as an information source and calls the Zords when needed.
- Captain Logan - Time Force commanding officer in 3000
- Alex - the Red Ranger from 3000
- Ransik (played by Vernon Wells)
- Nadira (played by Kate Sheldon)
- Time Flier(s) (Red, Green, Blue, Pink, Yellow)
- Megazord Mode Red (Combination 1 of the Time Fliers)
- Megazord Mode Blue (Combination 2 of the Time Fliers)
- Time Shadow Megazord
- Shadow Force Megazord Mode Red (Time Shadow Megazord + Megazord Mode Red)
- Shadow Force Megazord Mode Blue (Time Shadow Megazord + Megazord Mode Blue)
- Quantasaurus Rex a.k.a. the Q-Rex
- Transwarp Megazord
Weaponry & Arsenal
- Vortex Blaster
- Quantum Defender