Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Space Explorers Captured

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/10/84
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  • Episode Description
  • Keith, Lance, Sven, Hunk and Pidge arrive to find Planet Arus in ruins. They are captured by King Zarkon's forces, commanded by the arrogant Commander Yurak, and taken to Planet Doom, but manage to escape.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tress MacNeille

    voice of Merla

  • Michael Bell

    voice of Lance / Sven

  • Peter Cullen

    voice of King Alfor / Commander Hawkins / Coran / Narrator

  • Lennie Weinrib

    voice of Hunk / Lotor

  • B.J. Ward

    voice of Allura / Nanny / Haggar

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The very first episode

    By yuki_megami, Jan 05, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (2)

    • The episode of King of Beasts GoLion used to create this episode of Voltron is titled "Escape from Slave Castle". In that episode the five space explorers return to Earth from a deep space mission. They are horrified to see that during their absence a nuclear war occurred. All of civilization has been destroyed and humanity has been annihilated. As the explorers search the war torn planet they encounter a Galra Empire slave ship. The ship's Captain, Commander Sadak (Yurak in Voltron.) captures the explorers and takes them to Galra's home planet.

    • The space explorers, who would become the Voltron Force, were all tattooed on their forearms with King Zarkon's mark, marking them as his slaves and property.

    Trivia (2)

    • Pidge has twin brother who served on Vehicle Voltron's Air Team, named Chip, further tying together the two series.

    • King of Beasts GoLion (Lion Voltron) and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (Vehicle Voltron), while both seemingly similar anime sagas, were originally unrelated.

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