Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Season 1 Episode 1

Space Explorers Captured

Aired Unknown Sep 10, 1984 on
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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.

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  • The very first episode

    It all start with 5 space explorer who were sent from the space alliance to head to Planet Arus.As they arrive they noticed that Planet Arus is being attacked by King Zarkon.Unfortunelly they got capture by one of the soilders and are taken prisoner to planet doom.Altough they manage to escape from their prison and escape out of the castle and head toward the gladiator arena.So they could head to the slave ship to escape from planet doom.But unfortunelly they were attacked from one of Zarken ship attack the ship and sent it flying or through space.Which headed right for Aurus exmoreless
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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • 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.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • 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.


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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
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The Sand People
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Building a New World
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Coran's Son Runs Amuck
Ep 40
Return of Coran's Son
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Ep 38
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Ep 37
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