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"Voltron: Defender of the Universe" (1984) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1984-

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Voltron: Defender of the Universe -- All at once, Zarkon's countless slave planets begin revolting at the same time.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe -- Voltron continues to attack on Planet Doom with Merla's help.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe -- The Muse of Norn escape from Merla and reach Galaxy Garrison safely.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe -- To cure a sick townswoman, Allura searches for a flower that only blooms once every one thousand years.
Voltron: Defender of the Universe -- The Philos comet circles the sun once every 52 years.  Unfortunately last time it passed Planet Doom, Lotor took it over.

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Plot:
This series focuses on 5 lion robots and their pilots as they fight the evil forces of King Zarkon and Prince Lotor. Full summary »
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Cast

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Jack Angel ... King Zarkon / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)

Michael Bell ... Lance / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)

Peter Cullen ... Narrator / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)

Neil Ross ... Keith / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)

B.J. Ward ... Haggar / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)
Lennie Weinrib ... Hunk / ... (122 episodes, 1984-1985)
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Series Directed by
Franklin Cofod (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Stan Oliver (48 episodes, 1984)
Howard Albrecht (2 episodes, 1984)
Jameson Brewer (2 episodes, 1984)
Coslough Johnson (2 episodes, 1984)
Jack Paritz (2 episodes, 1984)
Michael Chase Walker (2 episodes, 1984)
Sol Weinstein (2 episodes, 1984)

Series Produced by
Peter Keefe .... executive producer (52 episodes, 1984)
Sean Molyneaux .... restored version (52 episodes, 1984)
Steve Sterling .... producer (52 episodes, 1984)
John Tiechmann .... associate producer (52 episodes, 1984)

Franklin Cofod .... producer (unknown episodes)
John Teichman .... associate producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
John Petersen (unknown episodes)
Dale Schacker (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (124 episodes, 1984-1985)
 
Series Sound Department
Roy Braverman .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
R.D. Floyd .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Paul Vitello .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Marc Handler .... story editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Jeremy Corray .... special thanks (29 episodes, 1984)
 

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Also Known As:
"The New Adventures of Voltron" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
30 min (124 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Iceland:LH (some epiosodes) | Iceland:L (some epiosodes) | USA:TV-Y7

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Trivia:
This series was originally planned to be an adaptation of "Mirai robo Daltanias" (1979). But Toei Animation accidentally sent tapes of "Hyakujû-ô Goraion" (1981) to World Events Productions. The producers found that they liked "Goraion" better and adapted it into "Voltron".See more »
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Continuity: In various instances, the characters change both clothes and hair-styles in between scenes without having adequate time to do so.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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...
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The best of the giant robot animes., 23 November 2006
Author: montagrappa from United States

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Another one of my favorite cartoons growing up that I still enjoy immensely. It's also my 2nd favorite anime, next to Sailor Moon. I remember the first time I stumbled across this show. I was in a rental store & I saw a video of it. I got it without reading the back because I thought it looked cool(as I often did when I was a kid), & after watching the 4 episodes on that tape was instantly hooked. Later I enjoyed watching it on Toonami & the CGI sequel(which I loved just as much) somewhere else. Now I own the original on DVD(except for the Black Lion collection), & have 3 tapes of the CGI series & watch them a lot(as I do with only my favorite cartoons now, unless it's something at least one of my family enjoys). Okay, so it's the most repetitive of my favorite shows, but there was a LOT under the surface. The comedy was funny, the characters & plots were interesting. My favorite was Lance. I thought his smart-alecky remarks were hilarious The animation wasn't the best, but it got the job done, & the designs made up for it. The Robeasts are the coolest giant monsters I have seen in an anime. There are little goofs, but nearly all of them were in the animation & not the plot. But this is still one of the very best cartoons around. BOTTOM LINE: ***** - This & Voltron: The Third Dimension combine to form the 7th best cartoon ever.

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