Voltron: Legendary Defender – Red Paladin

by Alan Rapp on August 16, 2017

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Voltron: Legendary Defender – Red Paladin
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Voltron: Legendary Defender - Red Paladin TV review

Musical chairs is the theme of the second episode of Voltron‘s Third Season. With the Black Lion‘s acceptance of Keith (Steven Yeun) as its new paladin a new spot opens up in the team. For his acceptance of Keith’s new role, Lance (Jeremy Shada) is accepted as the paladin of the Red Lion leaving the Blue Lion available for Princess Allura (Kimberly Brooks). With a line-up that more closely resembles that of the original Voltron cartoon, Voltron now again has five paladins to protect the universe. And it seems the universe does need protecting.

While much of the episode is spent getting each paladin the right lion, the rest of the episode continues to flush out Prince Lotor (A.J. Locasio) as the season’s primary villain. Far more subtle and cunning than his father, Lotor attacks a planet just to get the measure of his enemy. We also see more of Lotor’s female generals who are a fearsome group on their own. I’d say the paladins are going to have their hands full with their new adversary.

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