Voltron: Defender of the Universe (TV Series 1984–1985) Poster


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Followed by 

Voltron: The Third Dimension (1998) (TV Series)

Version of 

Remade as 

Voltron: Legendary Defender (2016) (TV Series)
This series is a reboot of the original series

Edited from 

Beast King GoLion (1981) (TV Series)
This was one of two Japanese anime series that made up Voltron.
Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (1982) (TV Series)
This was one of two Japanese anime series that made up Voltron.


Voltron: Fleet of Doom (1986) (Video)
Voltron: Defender of the Universe (2011) (Video Game)

Referenced in 

Deception of a Generation (1984) (Video)
The cartoon is discussed and a toy from the show is exhibited.
Nowhere to Hide (1987)
Vehicle Voltron toy seen many times played by a child.
Vice Versa (1988)
Charlie plays with a Voltron toy.
Big (1988)
Big Josh has a Voltron bed cover on the top bunk of his bunk bed at his apartment.
Chrono Trigger (1995) (Video Game)
Red vs. Blue (2003) (TV Series)
see quote "Church, women are like Voltron. The more you can hook up, the better it gets" (by Tucker)
The Plight of Clownana (2004) (Short)
Voltron mentioned
American Pie Presents: Band Camp (2005) (Video)
on the guidance counselor's desk, there's an action figure of Keith the Black Lion's pilot
Lost: Fire + Water (2006) (TV Episode)
Liam gets a Voltron toy for Christmas
Super Robot Wars W (2007) (Video Game)
Characters, robots and music are featured.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Ghostbusters: Follow-Up (2007) (TV Episode)
Nerd mentions Voltron.
Hot Rod (2007)
Voltron mentioned
South Park: Imaginationland (2007) (TV Episode)
Voltron can be seen in the back of some crowd scenes.
Bones: Boy in the Time Capsule (2007) (TV Episode)
Sweets: Alright. I, myself, was very attached to Voltron.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Double Vision: Part 1 (2008) (TV Episode)
Voltron used as an example that a lot of names in the 80s had tron in them.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Mother's Day (2008) (TV Episode)
One of the subplots of this episode involves a toy replica of the Lion Voltron from this classic Sci-Fi series.
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Bruce wears a Voltron shirt at the beginning of the film.
Saturday Night Live: Bradley Cooper/TV on the Radio (2009) (TV Episode)
It is mentioned by Bradley Cooper in the "I'm Gonna Sleep with Your Wife" segment.
Bored to Death: The Case of the Missing Screenplay (2009) (TV Episode)
Ray has a Voltron t-shirt on in bed.
Human Centipede Anonymous (2010) (Short)
Voltron mentioned
Mad: TransBOREmores/Star Wars: The Groan Wars (2010) (TV Episode)
Voltron is one of the party guests.
Mad: WALL-E-NATOR/Extreme Renovation: House Edition - Superman's Fortress of Solitude (2010) (TV Episode)
Voltron is shown missing his left leg.
DashieXP: OMFG! (2011) (TV Episode)
Dashie wears a Voltron T-Shirt
The Big Bang Theory: The Zarnecki Incursion (2011) (TV Episode)
Zarnecki wears a "Voltron" t-shirt.
Modern Superstitions: Mercy Line (2011) (Video)
Spencer Michael Butt says, "when they come together like Voltron they become Modern Superstitions."
Breaking In: 21.0 Jump Street (2011) (TV Episode)
Cash wears a Voltron costume to his first day of high school
Mad: Cowboys & Alien Force/ThunderLOLcats (2011) (TV Episode)
Voltron appears in the 9 Voltron Battery skit.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: I Can Transform Ya (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Todd.
Storage Hunters: Dirty Gold Rush (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Papa Bear.
Think Like a Man (2012)
Jeremy has a Voltron toy which Kristen punches; later Kristen wears a shirt with the Voltron logo on it.
American Dad!: Toy Whorey (2012) (TV Episode)
Voltron robot is seen.
Mad: The Iron Giant Lady/Raising a New Hope (2012) (TV Episode)
Adele version of Voltron wins the Robot Grammys.
CHIKARA Chikarasaurus Rex: How to Hatch a Dinosaur (2012) (TV Special)
Mike Quackenbush, Eddie Kingston, Jigsaw and the Colony form the Voltron Tower, with Soldier Ant forming the head, for a mega super duper Antapult.
Teen Titans Go!: Dude, Relax! (2013) (TV Episode)
One of Cyborg's replacement bodies is Hunk's Yellow Lion.
The Goldbergs: The Circle of Driving (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam wears a Voltron shirt.
The Goldbergs: Why're You Hitting Yourself? (2013) (TV Episode)
Adam is wearing a Voltron shirt
Cooties (2014)
Clint has a toy from this show.
Workaholics: Snackers (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Goldbergs: Family Takes Care of Beverly (2014) (TV Episode)
Adam's dresses up as Voltron for Halloween.
Don Verdean (2015)
Mentioned in dialogue.
CHIKARA: National Pro Wrestling Day 2015 (2015) (Video)
The Throwbacks, Amasis, Fire Ant and Argus form the Voltron Tower, with Argus on top, leading to Argus diving onto Shayne Hawke for the pin in the 22-man tag-team main event.
Honest Game Trailers: Evolve (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Faking It: Boiling Point (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Honest Trailers: Inside Out (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
The Goldbergs: The Tasty Boys (2016) (TV Episode)
Adam wears a Voltron t-shirt.
Offline: Are You Ready for the Next Level? (2016)
A action figure from this show can be seen in Deniz's room
Deadpool (2016)
Wade wins a Voltron ring and the clerk says he is the proud protector of the planet Arus.
Fresh Off the Boat: Bring the Pain (2016) (TV Episode)
Eddie: "Let's come together ... like Voltron."
The Boss Baby (2017)
Boss Baby has a Voltron action figure.
Lesser Known Love: Go Go Moba Boy (2017) (TV Episode)
An influence for Moba Boy.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (2017) (TV Episode)
The Nerd lists Voltron among the abundance of comparisons to Power Rangers.
Death Battle: Power Rangers VS Voltron (2017) (TV Episode)
The Voltron Lion Force and Voltron are among the combatants
Criminal Minds: Red Light (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Garcia when she prepares herself behind her computer
Rick and Morty: Rest and Ricklaxation (2017) (TV Episode)
During the episode, Rick's drones are shown capable of transforming into a small Voltron robot
The Toys That Made Us: G.I. Joe (2017) (TV Episode)
Toys are shown
Unikitty!: Kaiju Kitty (2018) (TV Episode)
Shining MechaKitty Turbo V's piloting system, with various body parts piloted by a separate person, is a reference to the Voltron animated series. The color schemes of each characters' suits in the Unikitty! episode also match the colors of the lions driven by the Paladins in Voltron.
Ready Player One (2018)
The Red Lion can be seen in the epic final battle.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Good, the Bad and the Cuddly (2018) (TV Episode)
Nate says he can't stop thinking about Voltron as they're trying to combine the totems.
The Toys That Made Us: Transformers (2018) (TV Episode)
Toys seen
The Toys That Made Us: LEGO (2018) (TV Episode)
Toys are shown
Legend of the Three Caballeros: Chapter Ten: Mt. Fuji Whiz (2018) (TV Episode)
As Sheldgoose's ancestors merge into one, the Baron declares, "And I'll form the head!"
Leaving Neverland (2019)
Jimmy Safechuck says that before he met Michael Jackson, he was more into Voltron or the Transformers.
Nostalgia Critic: Toonami (2019) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned.
Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
Mr. Harrington mentions Voltron.
Nostalgia Critic: Blade II (2019) (TV Episode)
The show is mentioned

Featured in 

Deception of a Generation (1984) (Video)
Clips from the cartoon are shown.
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1984 (2005) (TV Episode)
in 84 segment
DVD-R Hell: Deception of a Generation: Part 2 (2013) (TV Episode)
This show is targeted by Gary and Phil as being sinful.
Anime Abandon: Top 20 Greatest Giant Robots (2013) (TV Episode)
Lion Voltron takes #7
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Piloted Mechs (2017) (TV Episode)
Voltron is the #5 pick.
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 Anime Transformations (2018) (TV Episode)
The #7 pick.
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Launch Date (2018) (TV Episode)
Footage from the original Voltron series is briefly seen, and is attributed to being a TV show on Earth.

Spoofed in 

Megas XLR: S-Force S.O.S. (2004) (TV Episode)
A parody of Lion Voltron is included, using similar character designs and featuring color-coded animal mechs that combine in one.
Robot Chicken: Nutcracker Sweet (2005) (TV Episode)
Voltron recreates a scene from You Got Served.
Robot Chicken: Dragon Nuts (2006) (TV Episode)
The Voltron team contracts the flu.
Robot Chicken: Tubba-Bubba's Now Hubba-Hubba (2008) (TV Episode)
Vehicle Voltron takes their sweet time, and the results aren't pretty
The Venture Bros.: The Lepidopterists (2008) (TV Episode)
Ventronic is a parody of Voltron.
Futurama: Reincarnation (2011) (TV Episode)
The third part of the episode spoofs Voltron in many ways, including a short scene about a giant robot with a sword
The Cleveland Show: The Wide World of Cleveland Show (2013) (TV Episode)
Clevetron is a parody
Robot Chicken: Snarfer Image (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Saturday Night Live: Taraji P. Henson/Mumford & Sons (2015) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as Connectatron
Brad Neely's Harg Nallin' Sclopio Peepio: For Charlize (2016) (TV Episode)
White Power Rangers combine to form a giant Mel Gibson robot.
Teen Titans Go!: The Day the Night Stopped Beginning to Shine and Became Dark Even Though It Was the Day Chapter Four: Night Begins to Shine (2017) (TV Episode)
Fall Out Bot closely resembles Vehicle Force Voltron, including helicopter blades becoming a sword.

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