Voltron: Defender of the Universe (1984– )

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This series focuses on 5 lion robots and their pilots as they fight the evil forces of King Zarkon and Prince Lotor.

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Jack Angel ...
 King Zarkon / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Lance / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Narrator / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Keith / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Hunk / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)
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This series focuses on five lion robots and their pilots as they defend the galaxy and planet Arus against the evil forces of King Zarkon and Prince Lotor of planet Doom. Written by john <cruz:Scrpion628@aol.com>

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10 September 1984 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The third season was originally intended to be an adaptation of Lightspeed ElectroGod Albegas (1983). But World Event Productions decided instead to join with Toei Animation and make new episodes based on_"Hyakujû-ô Goraion" (1981)_. The second season adaptation of Kikô Kantai dairugger XV (1982) was not as popular as the first season "Goraion" episodes. See more »

Goofs

In order to activate the Lions, each team member had to insert a special key. In many instances when Keith is starting the Voltron forming sequence, his key can still be seen on his tunic, but then is also seen on the panel of his lion, and then moves in the same way - left to right - as it already did when first being used to activate the Black Lion. See more »

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Narrator: From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend; the legend of Voltron, Defender of the Universe, a mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil. As Voltron's legend grew, peace settled across the galaxy. On Planet Earth, a Galaxy Alliance was formed. Together with the good planets of the solar system, they maintained peace throughout the universe, until a new horrible menace threatened the galaxy. Voltron was needed once more. This is the story of the ...
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I'll form...the HEAD!!
2 August 2001 | by (New Mexico, USA) – See all my reviews

I agree wholeheartedly with Canyon-2's review of this series. It's got a LOT more stuff to it under the surface than most people would see. You more than likely have at least one character that you're a fan of if you get into this show. Definitely one of the all-time greatest '80s cartoon series! The new series doesn't seen to capture that essence...


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