Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 1 (2016)

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Voltron: Legendary Defender honors its source material with beautifully expressive animation and impactful action.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2016

In the series premiere, five young space explorers discover they have the power to a powerful robot named Voltron.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2016

The Paladins begin losing focus, so Princess Allura puts them through training.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2016

An evil robot threatens peace on Arus, forcing Shiro to draw from a painful past as the lions go into action.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2016

One Paladin threatens to leave the team and invaders begin storming the castle in search of Voltron.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2016

Hunk and Coran search for a new crystal in the Balmera as the rest of the team try to stop Sendak from stealing Voltron.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2016

The team come to the aid of two rebels who are fleeing Galra, though Hunk isn't ready to trust them.

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Allura, Coran and the Paladins return to the Balmera to set the natives free, but a Galra ship invades.

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Air date: Jun 10, 2016

Allura tries to use her ancient powers to save the Balmera and its people.

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The castle mysteriously turns on the team, forcing Allura to consider making a sacrifice to save them.

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The team discover how Galra is harnessing energy from the universe.

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Animated series that follows five teens from Earth who pilot robotic lions in an intergalactic battle against evil.

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Critic Reviews for Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Attention to both macro- and micro- detail is evident from the first frame of Voltron: Legendary Defender.

Jan 19, 2017 | Full Review…
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Fans of the original will be drawn in by the clever update and young kids will love lasers shooting out of robotic lions' tails. If you're in either of those groups, you won't find anything more engaging than Voltron.

Jun 10, 2016 | Full Review…
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The main attraction of this series is the visuals, and viewers who want to see the anime-inspired aesthetic of Korra and Avatar applied to a futuristic sci-fi series will be drawn to the evocative design work and dynamic storyboarding.

Jun 10, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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For all its improvements in form and content, it has not sacrificed fundamental candy-colored cheesiness for fashionable dark modernity.

Jun 9, 2016 | Full Review…

Seriously, you won't be disappointed. It's something special that doesn't come around often in television.

Jan 19, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Voltron: Legendary Defender is a worthy revival of a classic series.

Jan 19, 2017 | Full Review…

DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender delivers exactly the kind of show you've come to expect from the amazing creative team behind The Legend of Korra.

Jan 19, 2017 | Rating: 8.9/10 | Full Review…

I think my favorite thing about it is is that it's just fun!

Jan 19, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It isn't trying to reinvent or really improve on the original conceit of Voltron, but Legendary Defender is certainly a welcome take on this classic cartoon; one that should appeal to fans both new and old.

Jun 10, 2016 | Full Review…

This exceptional series gives a DreamWorks makeover to an '80s fan favorite, and the result deserves to draw big crowds.

Jun 10, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The animation is beautiful to behold, and the action is fast-paced and fun. Whether you're a fan of the original or are new to the game, this Netflix series is worth the watch.

Jun 10, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 1

  • Nov 02, 2019
    I haven't really watched it yet so I'm so excited to watch it and other types of anime in the future
  • Jul 04, 2019
    The good start was strong with this one.
  • May 16, 2019
    I came because this was made by the people who made Avatar, stayed because I fell in love with the characters and got obsessed with the story
  • Mar 31, 2019
    An incredible start to see Voltron again.
  • Mar 13, 2019
    Wow, just wow. What a reboot.
  • Jan 29, 2019
    I love this show! Filled with loveable characters and has an interesting plot. Besides the rating, I think this show is 12 and up.
  • Jan 06, 2019
    So let me just preface this by explaining exactly why, despite the strengths of this series, it is ultimately... quite terrible. it is the lack of the writing staffs ability to temper themselves. the reboot of voltron started out very good, the art style may not appeal to everyone, but it is high quality throughout. the characters are generally well written (to a point) and the story (or it's first half) is both well grounded and plotted. UNFORTUNATELY, this ends in season 3. from that point onward, voltron spirals into a self imposed death trap as the writers seemed to "need" to make everything bigger, but with little real idea on how to go about this. fans of anime will see very, very clear allusions (and in some cases outright rips from) gurren lagaan, but not the good kind. i'll be writing a SPOILER heavy review in the near future, but suffice to say netflix's voltron is at least worth watching. it is an enjoyable romp from start to finish, with a number of bumps along the way, but it is far from the worst thing they've thrown at an audience starved for something new, but fans of the original and those who think evne slightly to hard about the plot after a certain point may find FINISHING the series a choir. seasons 1-3 4/5 stars seasons 4-finale 2 stars
  • Jan 04, 2019
    So Good, just really good scifi, every season just got better and better - loved it. If they bring all seasons out on DVD will buy! Please watch and enjoy!
  • Dec 25, 2018
    Season 1 of the New Voltron is a great opener to the series. We are introduced to the characters, the Galra, and the outer edges of a Universe that wasn't known to the Earth of this series.
  • Dec 24, 2018
    The series is done yet you cannot rate the last seasons. Some excellent content and yet some of the episodes fell flat or were just not that great. Overall enjoyed the series as I was a fan of the original. Then for some reason, they had to drop a Gay bomb at the end... no reason,,, no need. Unreal.

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