* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: A decent sized amount of the fanbase feel that Ransik's in the right here; at the very least, the government he's rebelling against definitely seems to have some creepy aspects that are never really addressed.
** There are theories going around that [[spoiler: Alex being revived after being killed in the first episode]] was probably a pretty traumatic experience for him (some theorizing that he actually [[spoiler: remembers being dead]], and this is what caused him to act so coldly towards the team when [[spoiler: he comes back.]] While others theorize that the changes in the past resulted in a different upbringing for Alex which led to his colder personality. There are also theories that he was never going to erase the Rangers' memories in the finale, and was merely testing their resolve, but while he knew that [[spoiler: the Rangers would go back to 2001,]] he was completely caught off-guard by [[spoiler: Jen returning her engagement ring to him.]]
* AntiClimaxBoss: In "[[ReunionShow Time For Lightspeed]]", [[LastEpisodeNewCharacter Quarganon]], who had previously been [[CharacterShilling talked up]] by [[DarkChick Vypra]] as being [[InformedPower a incredibly powerful Super Demon]], is destroyed in one shot from Carter's battlizer and Vypra herself is destroyed at the exact same time by Wes's.
* AwesomeMusic: A lot of the BGM in this series just kicks ass- especially the music from the first formation of the Megazord.
* {{Creepy Awesome}}: Ransik.
* EarWorm: The theme song, as per every Power Rangers season.
* HarsherInHindsight: Near the end, [[spoiler: Mr. Collins dies but is revived by Alex. 5 years later, Ed Albert died in real life due to lung cancer]].
** What happens to Frax in the finale is pretty much a lobotomy.
* HeReallyCanAct: Put Jason Faunt and Erin Cahill on screen together, you will get magic every time. Toss in the likes of the late Ed Albert, Vernon Wells, and Dan Southworth, and you get one of the best ensembles in PR history.
* HilariousInHindsight: The ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'' episode that involved a TimeCapsule in which the rangers talk about their hopes that the world of the future will have no wars, no violence, or prejudice becomes this with regards to how the year 3000 is.
* HoYay: Wes and Eric. They act like they had a bad breakup a while back.
* ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Averted. While ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'' and ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' have been disliked for being close adaptations of their Sentai, Time Force is beloved despite being at least the third most faithful Ranger series to its Sentai counterpart. Perhaps because its DarkerAndEdgier than the other two. It's also might be because it's not almost ''exactly'' the same; there are several notable differences.
* JerkassWoobie: Eric. He's a jerk when we first see him, rejects Wes' friendship and is not much of a team player outside the Silver Guardians. Still, he had to struggle to get to where he is while his old friend seemingly got everything handed to him. And for all of his sternness, Eric is a much nicer person than he lets on.
** Frax, as well, once you learn his backstory.
* {{Narm}}:
** Put Jason Faunt and Erin Cahill on screen together, and you get [[HeReallyCanAct magic]] every time. Put only one of them on screen at a time, and you get some of the biggest {{Narm}} in the history of Power Rangers.
** Alex's not-death in the first episode, during which Erin Cahill desperately overacts Jen's emotional reaction - while the final interactions between the two are heartbreaking, Jen's slow-motion BigNo is funny every time it's shown, and it's shown a lot in flashbacks.
** ''Any'' scene involving Nadira, but especially her "mutants can love too, daddy!" speech in the finale.
** Mr. Collins learned Wes is the Red Ranger when his visor shattered. The performances between the two in the resulting exchange were strong but rendered a little silly because Wes' voice was muffled from the helmet being in the way. That, and the broken helmet didn't fit very well and his nose kept poking out of the hole.
** The ColdOpen of "A Parting of Ways" in which Wes in seconds by himself defeats a mutant with absolutely no buildup or explanations as to where this mutant came from. It feels more like a clip show shown at a OnTheNext at the start of a new episode rather than a full episode introduction.
* NightmareFuel: ''Everything'' that happens to Frax in the finale, but especially his death, when his face falls apart.
** The Quantasaurus Rex in its first appearance is such a raging uncontrolled beast, the sight of it charging is genuinely terrifying,
* {{Squick}}: The way Ransik pulls his sword from his body, that's just creepy.
** Hell, de-masked Ransik's appearance in general. Euuuuuuuugghhhh...
* RetroactiveRecognition: Fans of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' will probably be surprised that Erin Cahill played Jen in this series and Heather Mosby in that one.
** The kid dressed as the pink ranger in "Uniquely Trip" was played by Britt Robinson, who would, 15 years later, go on to star in ''Film/{{Tomorrowland}}''.
** Also, the guy who gets his car commandeered by the four cadets in the future period, then the tour guide (his ancestor perhaps?) who's tricked by Jen into getting him and the tourists away from the tram in "Movie Madness"? Creator/ReubenLangdon! And with Dan Southworth in the same show, [[Franchise/DevilMayCry well...]]
* StockFootageFailure: Sentai stock footage is used in several scenes important to the plot. It doesn't cause plot holes because of the similarities, but several critical scenes have Wes suddenly turning Japanese.
** They very clearly use the same fight scene twice at different points, and there are of course the classic scenes where a building will have one floor on Japan and the next in Silver Hills.
** They briefly use a clip of Naoto's first morph into TimeFire in place of Eric's morph into Quantum as the actors are so similar looking that in shadow they look the exact same. The downside is, the morpher clearly still says "FIRE" on it.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The ReUnionShow with the Lightspeed Rangers. It's only 1 episode instead of the usual 2-parter reserved for these team-ups, it's all American footage, has a rushed plot, no megazord battles and an AnticlimaxBoss. It could have been so much better had they used the Super Sentai team-up movie ''Mirai Sentai Timeranger vs. [=GoGoFive=]'' as source material.
* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Though Ransik is well-liked by fans for being a sympathetic AntiVillain who was DrivenToVillainy by the FantasticRacism of humans against mutants like him, some fans unfortunately view him as this since other characters claim that some people did try to reach out to Ransik, but he rejected them. Additionally, a flashback shows he mortally wounded Dr. Fericks who helped him by giving him a serum to help the pain of his mutations, and laughed at his charity as foolish, though Fericks survived by becoming the cyborg Frax. Furthermore, Ransik never shows any desire to help other mutants or make conditions better for them, and takes his vendetta a thousand years into the past where he just causes chaos for the sake of doing it. It makes one wonder how much of his posturing is sincere, and how much is just him excusing himself. However, even his detractors agree that his EvenEvilHasLovedOnes toward Nadira is still a point in his favor -- especially since [[spoiler:it's what causes him to finally surrender in the GrandFinale]].
** Conversely, other fans see Time Force themselves as this for propping up the racist government that makes threats like Ransik possible. In [[Series/MiraiSentaiTimeranger the Sentai source material]], the Rangers' superior (the analogue to Captain Logan) is actually the true BigBad of the show, and as such it's very easy to spin the main characters' bosses as villains.
* WTHCastingAgency: What are [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Albert Edward Albert]], an actual, legitimate, Golden Globe-winning actor, and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_Wells_(Actor) Vernon Wells]] doing in ''Franchise/PowerRangers''?
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