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Re: Voltron

Postby The Shadow » Thu May 12, 2016 1:43 am

Wow -- great trailer! I hope this new show gets a home video release (blu-ray preferably) otherwise I won't be able to watch it anytime soon.
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Re: Voltron

Postby O.Supreme » Thu May 12, 2016 10:18 am

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Re: Voltron

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Re: Voltron

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Re: Voltron

Postby Specium Ray » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:07 pm

I have very high hopes for this! The original Voltron is very nostalgic, but time has not been kind. It's a rough show to rewatch as an adult. If this new show is half as good as it looks I will be one very happy camper.
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Re: Voltron

Postby Dr Kain » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:42 pm

O.Supreme wrote:Its been a long time since I've been this excited about something. I was at SDCC in 1998 when Voltron the 3rd Dimension was promoted, and at the time, even though some of the original VA's returned the show just looked "meh", and that's what it pretty much was. In 2011 Voltron Force looked horrible from the beginning, and it was. Thank goodness this show died after one season. But Legendary Defender is looking amazing. Just one week left. Cant wait!


I loved V3D when it first aired because I loved the concept of it following the original show even though they made it sound like the original series ended in that manner. On the other hand, I didn't like how Lotor was blue instead of purple, but I got over it. My problem was that the episodes were being played out of order, one of the (TWO!!) clip shows showed a battle between Lotor and Lance that had different Lance cutting off Lotor's robot hand and saying during an earthquake, "What the hell was that?", but then when the actual episode aired, Lance only smacked Lotor's hand and said, "What was that?" Oh, and the stealth stuff kind of sucked.

Today, I can't even make it through the first episode of the show. Although, it was still better than than travesty Voltron Force. Ugh!!

How many episodes is this going to be?
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Re: Voltron

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Re: Voltron

Postby Specium Ray » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:35 am

Oh wow, haven't thought about War Planets in ages. They were pretty neat toys, don't remember the show much...

That 3D Voltron was very ugly, even by the standards of the time. At least ReBoot was able to use the limitations as part of the premise. That Voltron looked like a bad video game cutscene. As bad as the remakes were, even the original Voltron is a rough show to go back to as an adult. That's why I'm excited for the new series, it actually looks like a quality production.
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Re: Voltron

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Re: Voltron

Postby MekaGojira3k » Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:14 pm

O.Supreme wrote:
Specium Ray wrote:Oh wow, haven't thought about War Planets in ages. They were pretty neat toys, don't remember the show much...


The series War Planets (aka Shadow Raiders in Canada) is by far the best series Mainframe Ent. ever produced (This coming from someone who holds Beast Wars in very high regard). I am so glad I got the DVD's when they first came out. They demand a very high price on the secondary market since they have been OOP for so long. I have never watched Reboot, but I know it has a solid fan following. many of the same folks involved with Reboot worked on War Planets.


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Re: Voltron

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Re: Voltron

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:06 pm

I love it!

It has a Space Opera feel to it. But its distinctly a Super Robot show.\

It has everything it needs to be. Also some "unexpected" twists (that I saw coming).

I love how the show adapts both from Voltron AND Golion. No Sven, but Shiro. Not Planet Doom Drules, but THE GALRA EMPIRE from Golion.

I can't wait until Prince Lotor shows up if he at all does.
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Re: Voltron

Postby O.Supreme » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:01 am

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Re: Voltron

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Jun 11, 2016 1:51 am

I watched the entire season this afternoon and it was fantastic. Easily the best Voltron show ever (I count the original 52 episode dub as Golion). It had a perfect mix of drama and comedy and the characters are all likable. The twist they did with Pidge was really neat too and unexpected. I also like how much stronger Allura is while Coran is taking some time to get used to. He has some really great one liners though. Hunk is probably my favorite of the bunch though. Oh and I like how they actually gave Keith a personality. On the other hand, while badass, Zarkon and Hagar do pretty much nothing until the final episode. In fact, they aren't even developed in the slightest throughout the 13 episodes (I'm counting the premier as 3 episodes), which really sucks. Lotor isn't even in the damn thing. Another thing that was pretty neat though is they are even using some of the Japanese names such as Allura and Coran being from Altea and Zarkon rules the Galra Empire. A nice little homage there. This does to the Voltron franchise what the more recent Thundercats show did to that series. I can't wait for the second half to premier later on this year as the cliff hanger was really frustrating (in a good way). I'll most likely buy this series on BD when it comes out.

Oh, and I found it quite enjoyable that Voltron wasn't being used every episode. In fact, I think there was a moment when 3 episodes went by before they even used him.
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Re: Voltron

Postby mr.negativity » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:57 am

Netflix’s ‘Voltron’ EPs Turn the ’80s Property Into a Serialized, Modern Adventure
Bryan Cairns wrote:Netflix has dusted off Voltron and given him a fresh coat of paint for a reboot of the classic ’80s property. New animated series “Voltron: Legendary Defender” follows a team of five unlikely teenage heroes who are forced to band together. They must find five giant robotic lions to reform Voltron and save the galaxy.

That’s not so easy, especially when the villainous King Zorkon has spent 10,000 years building forces that can crush Voltron.

Executive producers and showrunners Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim Dos Santos — both veterans of “The Legend of Korra” — spoke to SPINOFF about modernizing Voltron, fleshing out the mythology, the cartoon’s serialized format and what makes Netflix a good home.
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Re: Voltron

Postby O.Supreme » Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:26 pm

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Re: Voltron

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Jun 11, 2016 4:09 pm

Well that is a shame because I won't rewatch something if I don't own it. Like I haven't rewatched DD at all or given JJ a second chance until I can watch it on BD.
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Re: Voltron

Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:05 am

I've watched the first 7 episodes and wow. I love this show, and can't wait for a toyline. I'm staggering the episodes because I don't wanna rush through them so quickly.
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Re: Voltron

Postby O.Supreme » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:50 am

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Re: Voltron

Postby Hybrid Gojira » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:05 pm

I've only watched 2 episodes, but both me and my wife are enjoying the show so far. It's cool to have something I can watch with her, though she does watch a lot of kaiju movies with me. I appreciate the slapsitck humor.
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Re: Voltron

Postby mr.negativity » Fri Jun 17, 2016 4:42 am

Dr Kain wrote:Well that is a shame because I won't rewatch something if I don't own it. Like I haven't rewatched DD at all or given JJ a second chance until I can watch it on BD.

Why?
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Re: Voltron

Postby Specium Ray » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:40 pm

I'm really digging just about everything about it. I like that the lions get a chance to shine, and that not every episode even has a battle. The pacing is great, so when they form Voltron it feels special and powerful. The jokes don't bother me too much, some of them land pretty well. It lends to the light, hopeful atmosphere. My only real complaint is the music. It's not bad but sounds generic, and it's a shame because while the original show is hard to go back to, it has a kick-ass theme. Bring on those toys!
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Re: Voltron

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:02 am

mr.negativity wrote:
Dr Kain wrote:Well that is a shame because I won't rewatch something if I don't own it. Like I haven't rewatched DD at all or given JJ a second chance until I can watch it on BD.

Why?


I see no reason to rewatch something I don't own when I could be watching something I paid for.
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Re: Voltron

Postby mr.negativity » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:52 pm

"Voltron: Legendary Defender" Gets Second Season on Netflix
The second season of Netflix's breakout animated series "Voltron: Legendary Defender" has been confirmed. Let's go, Voltron Force!
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Re: Voltron

Postby O.Supreme » Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:08 am

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