Voltron: Defender of the Universe

Season 1 Episode 4

The Missing Key

Aired Unknown Sep 13, 1984 on
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Episode Summary


Pidge and the other members of The Voltron Force return to the Castle of Lions safely. They realize that Yurak will launch another attack come dawn. They also realize that only Voltron can defeat Haggar's Robeast. So The Voltron Force and Coran return to King Alfor's tomb to search for the missing Black Lion key. While there they see a group of Space Mice. Thinking the mice may know the location of the key to the Black Lion they trap the mice in a cage to question them. Upon discovering this Alura is appalled since the mice have been her friends since childhood. Alura talks to the mice and asks them about they key. They tell her they thought the key was pretty and took it to their nest as a good luck charm. They are released from the cage and return the key to The Voltron Force. With all five lions the Voltron Force heads into battle and defeats Haggar's Robeast handily.


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  • Finally Voltron is Form

    With the unsucess without Voltron the 4 pilots were unable to fight Zarkon.The viliager begin to explain to Pidge the story of Zarkon.Pidge finally return back and safely.So the others retreated back.So the gang is back trying to figure where the missing key is.When they see the mousehole figuring that the space mouse might've took the key of the black lion away.After capturing the space mouse demending to know where the key is.Allura explains that the space mouses are her friends.Sven tells Allura that they might have the missing key.The space mices run back to the mouse hole to get the missing key.So finally back at action in atempt to try and form Voltron.At first they fail to form Voltron but after trying again they were able to do it.

    Best episode yet and now Voltron is form!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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Goof: Have those spacemice discovered the fountain of youth? If they entertained allura as a child(seemingly 6-10 years ago by how old she looked) and they look the same age as back then. Under normal circumstances they'd probably be long dead by now.

    • Goof: In the sequence where they go through the elevators to the lions. For a split second between the elevators and the vehicles that take them to the lions the one guy(sven?) is replaced with allura(most likely just using future footage since she'll take over for him for like the rest of the show as far as I'm aware).

      Goof: Also, when keith boards the black lion it's not in statue form, then it is and uncovers itself.(Again, most likely they just didn't bother to change the footage for one episode)

    • When the man shows Pidge the way through the cave tunnel to the castle and when Pidge goes through the castle to the defenses room his outfit changes from the white and green Voltron team uniform to his regular green outfit several times.

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  • NOTES (1)


    • When they form voltron for the first time they say 'Go-lion' which according to my research is the original japanese name for voltron. Also hunk says 'Go lion' at the beginning of his sentence in the preview for the next episode.

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
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Ep 36
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