Voltron: Defender of the Universe is the American flavor of the Japanese Go Lion: King of Beasts. And since you can't know where you're going if you don't know where you came from, here's the Mech Bots' side-by-side history review in 1 video produced by Steve and J's brother from another YouTube Channel.
Childhood ruined, yet? No? Then how about this nugget: Sven, the original pilot of the Blue Lion, is killed in the Japanese Go Lion anime. Dead. Deceased. Finito. But, apparently, American youth can't handle the concept of death in Saturday morning cartoons so Sven is reincarnated in the American Voltron as his Japanese Go Lion brother.
Except American versions of anime
As if the American liberal media didn't pussify things enough! Then again that isn't totally a bad thing because who doesn't like...ok, wrong direction. But I think I took it better when I found out that Santa was fake. And WWF wrestling was scripted. And the Federal Reserve is actually a private bank. And...well, you get the point. So to tell me that Voltron stood for honor and good but Go Lion stood for power and ego, well, the cognitive dissonance is real. Next you're going to tell me that Optimus Prime and Megatron are brothers!
I can't hear you! La la la la la!
But wait! I still have questions! If the witch's curse was the first time Voltron was separated then did he have 1 or 5 pilots? Or was Voltron autonomous? I guess that's a free miracle like the "bang" of the Big Bang Theory.
The Far Universe may never know.
Anyways, more than likey Legendary Defender is going to be a goody 2-shoes like his American predecessor but hey, I'm still watching it!
Disclaimer: Steve is an employee of Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner, however the views expressed in this post are of my own.
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