a5c7b9f00b Five teenagers become the last line of defense for the galaxy in an intergalactic battle against the evil alien force led by King Zarkon.
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."
Finished season one and two in the span of one week. Have re-watched it about 3 times now and strongly anticipate season three as well as the rumored live-action movie that's coming. Did not watch the original shows it spawned from but still completely understand and enjoyed every single bit of the series.
Spoilers I will make will be in referencing Go Lion! Old enough to have watched the original Voltron, I finally watched this on Netflix. Needless to say I found it good enough to binge the entire two seasons very quickly.
Legendary Defender (which I will abbreviate as LD here on) improved upon many things.
To start with, a few years back I watched Go Lion! (via Crunchyroll) and found that the story was far far better than Voltron. (As I'm a huge Macross fan and know the horrors of Robotech, I wasn't surprised by the changes to Go Lion!) Go Lion! was much darker than Voltron, and LD brings some of that feel back. While Go Lion! killed off that annoying snobbish maid Hys, original Voltron wouldn't dare, and thankfully LD doesn't have her in it at all.
Loved the fact that they used the nam