Voltron

Voltron – Battle Scars

by Alan Rapp on January 28, 2019

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Voltron: Legendary Defender – Battle Scars
  • wiki: link

Voltron - Battle Scars television review

The search for the destructive new Robeast takes Volton back to Olkarion where they discover a burnt-out shell of the once vibrant world they knew. Pidge‘s (Bex Taylor-Klaus) connection to the planet allows her to see the events of the planet’s final hours, as a silent observer unable to change events, including the attack of the Robeast and a discovery that, although it might not have saved this planet, could be crucial in tracking down the planet killer.

[click to continue…]

{ 0 comments }

Voltron – Launch Date

by Alan Rapp on December 18, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Voltron: Legendary Defender – Launch Date
  • wiki: link

Voltron - Launch Date television review

The first episode of Voltron: Legendary Defender‘s Eighth Season gives us the final day of the Paladins on Earth. With winks to the earlier Voltron cartoon, shown here as a cartoon within the cartoon which Pidge (Bex Taylor-Klaus) learns to use to her advantage, the bulk of the episode leads up the first date between Lance (Jeremy Shada) and Allura (Kimberly Brooks) on their final night on Earth. There’s plenty of humor leading up the big night, and a sweet moment between the pair prior to the Paladins leaving Earth to return to the war with the Galra and Honerva, who it seems has turned the Altaen survivors against Allura and Voltron.

[click to continue…]

{ 0 comments }

Voltron – The Way Forward

by Alan Rapp on September 10, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Voltron: Legendary Defender – The Way Forward
  • wiki: link

Voltron - The Way Forward television review

Captured and trapped aboard a Galra cruiser run by Zethrid (Jamie Gray Hyder) and Ezor (Kimiko Glenn), the Paladins’ long road home continues. With any hope of rescue centered around Coran (Rhys Darby), who managed to accidentally lock himself in the Black Lion‘s cargo hold, things look bleak for our heroes. Luckily, he’s got some help in the mice and the unexpected reappearance of Acxa (Erica Luttrell). Although there is very little in terms of space battles, “The Way Forward” offers action aboard the Galra ship as the Paladins make their escape only to discover some shocking news.

[click to continue…]

{ 0 comments }

Voltron – A Little Adventure

by Alan Rapp on September 2, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Voltron: Legendary Defender – A Little Adventure
  • wiki: link

Voltron - A Little Adventure TV review

After the Paladins’ epic victory of Lotor (A.J. LoCascio) that left the Castle of Lions destroyed and the Paladins stranded light years from home, its a bit odd that the show decides to kick-off its Seventh Season with a rather humdrum Honey, I Shrunk the Kids episode as most of the team is shrunk down to miniature size while searching for a precious mineral to re-power their lions. Meanwhile, Keith (Steven Yeun) chooses to stay with the unconscious Shrio (Josh Keaton) offering more flashbacks to how Shiro changed the rudderless course of a young Keith’s life including the pair’s first meeting. The character-driven flashbacks help balance out some of the main story’s goofier tone, but can’t save “A Little Adventure” from being one of Voltron‘s most forgettable (and largely pointless) episodes.

{ 0 comments }

Voltron – The Black Paladins

by Alan Rapp on August 6, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Voltron: Legendary Defender – The Black Paladins
  • wiki: link

Voltron - The Black Paladins television review

With Shiro‘s (Josh Keaton) betrayal revealed, Keith (Steven Yeun) tracks his friend through a wormhole leading to a violent confrontation between the two Paladins of the Black Lion. The sequences between the two feature flashbacks to Keith’s childhood, underlining the big/little brother relationship between the pair and the tragedy of their current confrontation. Despite being led to a facility full of Shiro clones, Keith continues to try and save what may or may not actually be his friend (while fighting for his life). Back on the Castle of Lions, Pidge (Bex Taylor-Klaus) and the rest deal with a virus unleashed by Shiro which threatens the destruction of the castle and all their lives. And there’s more shifting alliances between Lotor (A.J. LoCascio) and his former lieutenants who choose to side with Lotor over Haggar (Cree Summer) as the season moves closer to its finale.

{ 0 comments }