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Watch The Real Voltron (GoLion)

  • Dec 15, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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It's December, so time for childhood cartoons again, but with a twist. It's the Rated-R version of Voltron.  Voltron was edited and cut for US release, so let's watch the original Japanese Voltron, full of blood, dismemberment, and over-the-top action.

Did you grow up watching Voltron, that show where 5 people with 5 robot lions form together to become a giant robot and fight other giant robots? It was never translated; the writers just watched it and put in what they thought the characters were saying. People had actual conversations instead of just talking about friendship, peace, and fighting evil. There were no Robot Beasts; they were real people that bled and died. Voltron's true origin was removed because the original, sentient, Voltron was a jerk.  The leaders from Earth that communicated with the Voltron Force weren't even from the same anime; it was edited in because Earth was dead from nuclear war, and the Voltron Force were the last humans left alive. Can you stand this complete warping of your childhood memories?

Now experience Voltron the way it was originally made. We'll watch episodes 1-5, 13, & 50-52 (9 episodes)

Episodes 1 - 5 introduce the 5 GoLion Pilots (Voltron Force) along with Princess Fala's (Arura's) quest to become a Voltron Pilot after one of them is killed. Episode 9 introduces Sincline (Lotor), who becomes the main villain the rest of the series as he tries to kidnap and marry Fala. Finally, episodes 50 - 52 is the final climatic battle between the GoLion pilots versus Emperor Daibazaal (King Zarkon), Sincline (Lotor), & the sorceress Honerva (Haggar) for the fate of the universe.

Also, we might watch 1 episode of the dub just so you can get a sense of of how drastically it changed. 

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  • Brennan L.

    Ok. I see the date was changed. I can make next Sunday just fine.

    Friday nights are universally bad for me.

    December 8, 2013

  • Shawn

    Thinking of changing it to Sunday of next week, but wonder if anyone feels about watching it on a Friday night.

    December 8, 2013

  • Marshall

    Those roads look too dangerous, see y'all next time.

    December 8, 2013

  • Shawn

    It's snowing outside right now. I didn't know how bad it might be until I saw some people saying they won't make it. Howard County issued a Winter Storm Warning: which says it is in effect until Monday at 10am! And it calls for 3-6 inches in outer MD, freezing rain in the afternoon, and calls for trouble driving, in addition to high winds they predict will bring down trees and power lines. I'm going to re-schedule. Sorry for any last minute changes

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Brennan L.

    Gonna have to skip this one I think. Don't much care for the idea of driving home after dark in a snowstorm.

    December 8, 2013

  • Jon N.

    I think I'll wuss out and stay home today as well. See you guys next time!

    December 8, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    I'm gonna have to cancel. I'm both feeling under the weather and a little nervous about the coming weather, but hopefully I can make the next one!

    December 8, 2013

  • Brad R.

    I hate to miss two months in a row (I think I missed the last one when I was sick) but I think I'm gonna stay off the roads today.

    December 8, 2013

  • Jonathon D.

    See you next time.

    December 8, 2013

  • Tracey

    Sorry the weather tomorrow is looking pretty sloppy for driving. Next time!

    December 7, 2013

  • Jonathon D.

    Might change if the weather is close to being as bad as they say.

    December 6, 2013

  • Tyrone

    I must be the crazy one, because I still like vesicle voltron more. lol

    November 28, 2013

  • Rachel M.

    Sounds awesome!

    October 28, 2013

  • Edwin G.

    Damn....that's hardcore. It'd be neat if we could have an episode of the 80's american version back to back with the original show too.

    October 28, 2013

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