Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Season 1 Episode 1

Space Explorers Captured

Aired Unknown Sep 10, 1984 on

Episode Recap

The episode starts out with the "Space Explorers" (they're called that the entire episode, by every character.) coming to planet "Auth" or "Authra�... or something that sounds a hell of a lot like Earth. The planet is "Earth" for the rest of this review. They're flying a reconnaissance mission to Earth... and they think something is going on! Earth is under attack! This is what they see from space. Yes, somehow they have super magnifier telescopes or something. Then they say they better go in and get a close up.
So, the group finally, after about 20 years, goes down into the atmosphere. And they're immediately captured by the slave ship's tractor beam. Cut to the Military Guys, who are never given names? "We must free the Space Explorers!" I guess they're the only Space Explorers these people have. I suppose that'd make them pretty important. Then go on and on about how it's hopeless. Then the white bearded Military Guy says. "If only Voltron were around. He could save them!"
So, the Slave Ship approaches Zarkon's planet. They clearly say they're APPROACHING the PLANET ... and lightning is going off around them.

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
The Sincerest Form of F...
Ep 38
Treasure of Planet Tyrus
Ep 37
Doom Boycotts the Space...
Ep 36
First Day on a New World