I held off on watching "Origins, Part 1" until just before Part 2 aired, though it turns out I didn't really need to, since it's not really a 2-parter, just two separate episodes. True, a lot of the basic exposition is held off until episode 2, and we don't meet Bulk & Spike or see the Megazord until then either, but then, a lot of prior seasons have done that same kind of gradual introduction. Anyway, after seeing these at last, I can kind of imagine why Nickelodeon might've decided not to open the series with them. The first episode is rather too literal an adaptation; it feels very Japanese and not necessarily very relatable to a US audience. The second does better in that regard, but it's just not very well-executed. The mostly novice actors they cast were at their weakest this early on, and the attempts at humor and slapstick with Bulk & Spike were clunky. Although, really, it's not as if the next few episodes were much better.