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Voltron episodes available online

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 21st 2008 2:01PM
Voltron Black LionIn a story that is chock full of cool, ComicMix reports that XBox Live is putting Voltron, Defender of the Universe episodes online. They have every episode from the first two seasons available to watch. The very first episode, "Space Explorers Captured" is available for free. All the others cost approximately $2 each.

Being a child of the 80's, I remember Voltron pretty well. It involved a princess in a castle on an alien world and these five robot lions (piloted by five humans) joined together to form a giant robot that beat the crap out of other giant robots (which they called ro-beasts). The best part of the show was Voltron's finishing move, the Blazing Sword. Whenever he pulled out his Blazing Sword, you knew the fight was over. Given the phallic imagery of his weapon of choice, you knew who they were marketing to.

I'm sure if I watched it today, I probably wouldn't be as impressed with the show as I was back then. For a nostalgia trip, it might be worth checking out the first episode.

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Dave

Remember when Voltron got served? That was cool.

April 21 2008 at 10:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
divineparasite

I am a fan of "Voltron". I remember "Voltron" more then I recall "Transformers". I remember when "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" came out and my little brother was a fan, all I thought was, "This is a live-action rip off of "Voltron".

April 21 2008 at 5:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
matthew m. barnes

Voltron has been on iTunes for a while.

April 21 2008 at 4:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Haggis

Nooooo! Don't do it!

I loved this show as a child, and when they brought it back on the first iteration of Cartoon Networks Toonami block (along with Sailor Moon, Thundercats, & DBZ), I was so excited to see Voltron again!

The bad news? The show sucks. Hardcore. Terrible writing, dialog that makes you want to cringe and stab your ears. And yes, the Voltron super-move at the end was so predictable you start to wonder by the second episode why they just dont just join up and do that in the first place instead of all the posturing with the robotic cats.

The good news? Watch Thundercats instead. That show holds up very well after all these years. Especially the last season when they return to Thundera.

Okay I'm officially a huge nerd.

April 21 2008 at 4:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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