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Voltron: Defender of the Universe 

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

Series cast summary:
Jack Angel 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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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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USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The New Adventures of Voltron See more »

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(124 episodes)

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Color
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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 "Go lion" better and adapted it into "Voltron". Interestingly, "Daltanias" included every type of robot that was planned from a series dubbed for Voltron - a lion one like "Go lion" (first season), a vehicle one like Kikô Kantai dairugger XV (1982) (second season), and a human-looking fighter from Kosoku Denjin Albegas (1983) (like the planned-but-unreleased third season. See more »

Goofs

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, 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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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits, the Black Lion stands up and roars. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the mid-1980s, CBS FOX Video released four Voltron tapes in Australia. Two of those tapes, titled "Voltron In The Castle Of Lions" and "Voltron Versus The Empire Of Drule", had several scenes cut out by the distributor. See more »

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Voltron ROCKED!
9 September 1999 | by LrdSlvrhndSee all my reviews

"Form feet and legs! Form arms and body! And I'll form the head!" "Let's go Voltron Force!" You just KNEW you were gonna see some major battle after hearing those words!

My absolute FAVORITE cartoon growing up... totally cheesy, but that was half the fun. When it got released to syndication a couple of years ago, I used to get up at 7:30 every Sunday (after going to bed at 3...) JUST to watch the show. By FAR the best cartoon of the 80s, if not EVER. FAR better than the vehicle-version (does anybody remember those?) or the ultra-cheesy (so cheesy it's terrible instead of good) computer-generated sequel.


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