Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Season 1 Episode 41

Coran's Son Runs Amuck

Aired Unknown Nov 02, 1984 on
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Coran's Son Runs Amuck
Leaving off from the previous episode, Voltron manages to blast off before the robeast could get a good swipe in but they're not out of the woods yet. They're back in the Robeast-cannon pickle but Keith has a plan. Holding the robeast in the way, Keith hopes Lotor shoots them booth. But when the blast hits the robeast, he orders the team to disengage so that it appears Voltron was also blown to pieces. Lotor indeed thinks he's triumphed. Garrett then calls Lotor from the Castle to remind him that he promised to send 10,000 clones to Arus for Garrett to rule. Lotor dismisses Garrett, thinking the clone has worn out his welcome now that he's defeated Voltron.moreless

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  • Though you can see the censorship-driven plot holes, its still a good build-up...

    In GoLion, Raible (Coran) learns once and for all that his wife and child were killed in the early attacks. Even though we are told in Voltron that the two emigrated to another dimension (How DBZ of them), Coran will never see them again, so its the same difference. There is a sadness and a feeling of regret. One would think that anytime the dead come back on Arus, the heroes would look for Lotor and Haggar, but they are after all Human. I'm personally glad that Nanny did better than her counterpart, Lady Hys, but since we never see her again until the third season, it again strikes at being the same difference.

    Still, the cannon sequences are awesome, and our heroes' battles are cool and full of action, and Coran keeps our respect by tendering his resignation, which his daughter-in-all-but-name naturally refuses. Best of all, the robeast/scheme of the week is actually part of a progressive storyline leading to the season finale. Still, one wishes Zarkon and Lotor would wait sometimes before telling their pawn that they are just a pawn. Seems as counterproductive as sending out drone ships.moreless
Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

voice of Merla

Michael Bell

Michael Bell

voice of Lance / Sven

Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen

voice of King Alfor / Commander Hawkins / Coran / Narrator

Lennie Weinrib

Lennie Weinrib

voice of Hunk / Lotor

B.J. Ward

B.J. Ward

voice of Allura / Nanny / Haggar

Neil Ross

Neil Ross

voice of Keith / Jeff / Pidge / Chip

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Allura talks to the mountain man Runan in Voltron, she is told that he used his mental powers to call forth a starfleet from another dimension to transport them away to where even Zarkon could not reach them, and that they pretended mother and son are buried there when he shows her the fake grave. The idea of multiple dimensions is carried forward into Voltron: The Third Dimension; the idea of mental powers playing a strong role in the universe continues through the character of Merla in the second season of Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Lance: Every night I used to count the stars. I never dreamed I'd be flying among them.
      Pidge: I used to count the stars too.
      Lance:: How, with a computer?
      (both laugh)

  • NOTES (2)

    • In the episode of King of Beasts GoLion used to create this episode of Voltron a member of the Mao Tribe takes the unconscious Princess Fala (Alura in Voltron.) to his remote mountain village. There she tells him what actually happened to Raible's (Coran in Voltron.) wife Raiza and their son (Who was actually named Roland.). After Raible sent them off to the mountains, Raiza and Roland were killed by pursuing Galra forces. Mao tribespeople buried them together in a nearby cemetery. One year prior to the events of the episode, Galra soldiers exhumed Roland's body and took it. We learned in the previous episode that Honerva (Haggar in Voltron.) raised Roland from the dead and turned him into a Galra saboteur.

    • The episode of King of Beasts GoLion used to create this episode of Voltron is titled "The Last of Hys". In that episode Miss Hys (Nanny in Voltron.) is killed. She is not just wounded as is the case in Voltron. At the end of the episode Saint (Garrett in Voltron.) is shot and killed by Princess Fala (Allura in Voltron.). He is not hauled off to prison as Coran says he is in Voltron.


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