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Voltron: Legendary Defender 

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Five teenagers become the last line of defense for the galaxy in an intergalactic battle against the evil alien force led by King Zarkon.
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2018   2017   2016  
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Series cast summary:
Jeremy Shada ...  Lance 73 episodes, 2016-2018
Bex Taylor-Klaus ...  Pidge 73 episodes, 2016-2018
Tyler Labine ...  Hunk 72 episodes, 2016-2018
Kimberly Brooks ...  Allura / ... 71 episodes, 2016-2018
Josh Keaton ...  Shiro / ... 69 episodes, 2016-2018
Rhys Darby ...  Coran 64 episodes, 2016-2018
Steven Yeun ...  Keith 64 episodes, 2016-2018
A.J. LoCascio ...  Lotor / ... 39 episodes, 2017-2018
Cree Summer ...  Witch Haggar / ... 34 episodes, 2016-2018
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After Keith, Lance, Pidge, Hunk, and Shiro are sent into space in a blue lion, they find two "alteans" by the names of Allura and Coran who have been frozen in crypto-pods for ten thousand years. They then discover that they must each pilot one of the robotic lions of Voltron, and defend the universe from an alien species called the "galra", and there evil emperor "Zarkon."

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5 unlikely heroes must join together to defend the universe.


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Norman Reedus (The voice of Rolo) and Steven Yeun (The voice of Keith) both co-star in AMC's hit series The Walking Dead. See more »

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Shiro: Defenders of the Universe, huh? Has a nice ring to it.
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The moon in the DreamWorks Animation logo gets sliced into a crescent shape by Voltron. See more »

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Enjoyable, but it has LOTS of issues
3 April 2017 | by brainplsSee all my reviews

Overall, I would say that I enjoy this show. It has great animation, excellent voice acting, and characters with potential. Unfortunately, my attachment to this show seems to be relying solely on potential I see that has yet to be met, even after 2 seasons.

The main issue with this show is that it has no idea what its strengths and weaknesses are. It tries to do a TON of different things, just trying to see what sticks. Another big issue is the conveniences. Many characters are capable of or learn special abilities in the show, yet they seem to only work once and NOT when they're most needed.

The series has arguably 7 main characters. While I didn't enjoy Keith or Shiro in the first season, they were virtually the only characters that had any sort of...well, CHARACTER in Season 2. Everyone else is abruptly shoved to the sideline and shoehorned into a single defining trait, making them dull and repetitive. Hunk is the food-obsessed fat guy. Pidge is the tech geek. Lance is the comedy guy. That's all they are, nothing more. The villains are also about as compelling as a cardboard box, as we are given nearly no backstory or decent motivation for them at all.

It's overall pretty disappointing to see people who worked on such great shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender, Justice League Unlimited, and The Legend of Korra write such a sloppy show with so much unused potential. What could be episodes focused on developing characters and working towards the plot are spent on pointless side quests with more-miss-than-hit comedy, most of which having to do with fueling their ship. None of the character balance, consistent pacing, compelling story, atmosphere, or depth from the staff's prior work seems to be fully realized in this project.

That being said, the show is not completely doomed. It still has a lot of potential. If the next season(s) spend more time making the characters interesting and creating a more compelling story, it could definitely live up to the hype. I don't want this show to be bad, and I'm going to continue watching it in hopes that it realizes exactly how great it could be.


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Release Date:

10 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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16:9 HD
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