Going through bad guys like a Blazing Sword through butter, seasons 5 and 6 of Voltron: Legendary Defender featured high stakes and serious consequences for the entire cast, culminating in three perfect words. Did it make sense to split the 13 episodes into two seasons? How heavy can a kids’ show get? How many RPG references did YOU catch during “Monsters and Mana”? And what the heck happens next?
What probably should have been the second half of Season 3 was released in October as Season 4, but the status quo changes kept on coming! Four brave rebels in the Voltron Coalition debate the merits of Power Rangers tours, muse upon the challenges of marrying Action for Kids with Complex Political Storytelling, and wonder just what the hell Lotor is up to.
The Netflix series about five young pilots who have been swept up into an intergalactic war continues with a new season that dropped in early August. The team is in disarray after the events at the end of last season and there are new opponents to contend with. And then there’s the fact that this season was just a bit shorter than the previous two. Shannon and Nerdist associate editor Kyle Anderson are back and joined by Tony Sindelar to talk it all out.
The second season of Voltron on Netflix dropped on Netflix in January. Last time around our panel was smitten with the re-envisioning of the ’80s anime adaptation. Are the five robot lions and their fractious pilots still fun to watch? Is the show even smarter than we gave it credit for in the first season? Joining Chip, Shannon, and Moisés is Nerdist associate editor Kyle Anderson. Vrepit sa!
Five fearless space explorers vault into the unknown—to review the Netflix/Dreamworks reboot of the ’80s classic anime Americanization, Voltron: Legendary Defender. The producers said they wanted to make the revival better than longtime fans remembered it being, not just better than it was. That’s a lofty goal, considering that the original could be…a little dodgy…?