Screenshot from the episode.

A rescue team led by Mike follows a distress call to an abandoned space ship. There they find a spider monster who captures most of the crew. Mike and Leo free the team, and retrieve a mysterious book, just before the ship explodes.


  • October 9, 1999


  • This episode does not feature any of the central villains.
  • Most of the footage is 100% original. "The Rescue Mission" does not contain any footage from Gingaman.
  • Maya and Damon do not appear unmorphed in this episode. Leo, Mike, Kendrix and Kai do, with the exception of Kai and Kendrix making a minor appearence.
  • The episode introduces The Galaxy Book at the end.
  • This is the only episode of Power Rangers directed by Steve Wang.
  • The armor worn by the crew would later be repainted and added to the A-Squad Rangers in SPD.

Steve Wang StatementEdit

As such, fans have often held it in high regard, and director Steve Wang has jokingly dubbed the episode his "Alien Knockoff".


  1. Steve Wang Presents: The Rescue Mission - Steve Wang FX