Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Season 1 Episode 21

Bad Birthday Party

Aired Unknown Oct 08, 1984 on

Episode Recap

The people of Nemon are enslaved, however, and one young boy manages to steal a ship and escape. In a now-familiar turn of events, he's shot down by pursuing Doomites and happens to crash land on Arus - right in the Castle of Lions' moat, to be exact. To keep the slaves left behind in check, Tabor plans to torture a group of them as punishment for the one that escaped.

Learning nothing from their experience with Twila, the Voltron Force takes Jai, the escaped slave, in and nurse him to health. He feels too guilty to eat while his people are starving and begs the Voltron Force to help them. Princess Allura sympathizes with him, but feels she must consult with the team and Coran, her advisor. There are dangers to consider given the trecherous space they'd have to travel to reach Nemon, not to mention that such a trip would leave Arus unprotected. Jai stumbles out of his bed to plead with them to help, which does the trick. The VF decide to launch for Planet Nemon.

Meanwhile, Zarkon arrives on the planet where he finds a large statue of himself as part of his birthday celebration. After having a time trying to navigate an asteroid field, Voltron shows up to spoil the fun. The fun in question having to do with slave torture, which was about to begin. The first thing Voltron does is destroy the statue of Zarkon. To throw Voltron off their tail as they flee, Haggar sends out not one but two Robeasts. An epic battle ensues, but as usual, Voltron wins.

Season 1 Episodes

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Ep 61
Final Victory
Ep 60
Lotor, the King
Ep 59
Zarkon Becomes a Robeast
Ep 58
Summit Meeting
Ep 57
It'll Be a Cold Day
Ep 56
One Princess to Another
Ep 55
My Brother Is a Robeast
Ep 54
Try This World for Size
Ep 53
Raid of the Red Berets
Ep 52
A Transplant for Blue Lion
Ep 51
Lotor's New Hit Man
Ep 50
Mighty Space Mice
Ep 49
Voltron Frees the Slaves
Ep 48
Goodbye, New World
Ep 47
Voltron Versus Voltron
Ep 46
Attack of the Fierce Frogs
Ep 45
Lotor's Clone
Ep 44
Magnetic Attraction
Ep 43
The Sand People
Ep 42
Building a New World
Ep 41
Coran's Son Runs Amuck
Ep 40
Return of Coran's Son
Ep 39
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Ep 38
Treasure of Planet Tyrus
Ep 37
Doom Boycotts the Space...
Ep 36
First Day on a New World