Huge fan of this series so there may be a bit of nerd out in some of this, there’s your disclaimer. So having been a fan of Voltron since the first time I heard the voice of Optimus Prime introducing them I’m very happy to see that a new series, Voltron: Legendary Defender, is set to debut. But to put a bit of icing on it it’s going to be on Netflix. So there have been several series telling us the story of five pilots ripping through space in robotic giant lions that can form an even larger mecha know as Voltron. Now the last one that aired was on Nickelodeon and despite starting strong it ended on some weak sauce crap. Sorry for that bit but I warned you earlier.
So the synopsis reads,
Five unsuspecting teenagers, transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war, become pilots for five robotic lions in the battle to protect the universe from evil. Only through the true power of teamwork can they unite to form the mighty warrior known as VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER.
So we’re seeing a bit of a departure from the source material but I’m certainly okay with it. Let’s see the trailer.
Okay, I’m sold on that. Certainly a new design and I like the different elements making the mecha look more robotic and less smooth and non mechanical. The back wings are a nice touch and that looks like some weathering on the metal of the lions. Now this is where things start to get interesting as there’s a very talented cast behind the characters. Princess Allura/Kimberly Brooks, Coran/ Rhys Darby, Shiro, Black Lion/ Josh Keaton, Hunk, Yellow Lion/ Tyler Labine, Lance, Blue Lion/Jeremy Shada, Pidge, Green Lion/ Bex Taylor-Klaus, Keith, Red Lion/ Steven Yeun. Below there are some more images but this looks promising. Now the series is not rated as of yet but the show will be available June 10 of this year. Thanks for adding another show to my binge watch list. Good animation, talented voice cast, this one really has me excited guys. Keep it here for more info as it becomes available.
-Jason The X
I would threaten to fist fight my friends as a kid to form the head. I form the head dammit! You can be a leg or something. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @JasonTheX