Voltron: The Third Dimension

Season 1 Episode 1

Escape from Bastille-12

Aired Unknown Sep 12, 1998 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Five years have passed since the Voltron Force defeated Prince Lotor (as well as horribly disfiguring him), retired and went their separate ways. In all that time since, Lotor is still in prison and Castle Doom's whereabouts remain unknown. Amalgamus and a (supposedly) reformed King Zarkon request Keith and Allura's help in learning the latter. Lotor is in no mood to talk, but something big is clearly going on. With him as evil as ever and the sudden reemergence of space pirates, the Voltron Force may be needed to once again to defend the Alliance.moreless

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    Billy West

    Billy West

    voice of Pidge

    Clancy Brown (I)

    Clancy Brown (I)

    voice of Queequeg

    Tim Curry

    Tim Curry

    voice of Lotor

    Tress MacNeille

    Tress MacNeille

    voice of Lafitte

    Kevin Michael Richardson

    Kevin Michael Richardson

    voice of Hunk / Zarkon

    B.J. Ward

    B.J. Ward

    voice of Allura / Haggar

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (3)

      • The new generation of Doom weapons are powered by condensed lazon, moonstone, ionized topaz, and pure quartz. Lazon and moonstone were highly sought after elements by witch Haggar in the predecessor series for more than a few of her robeasts and other magical efforts.

      • According to a statement Lance makes there are 900 planets in the Alliance.

      • Pidge receives lion fan mail from Planet Caspia, a planet the Voltron Force visited in the original series.

    • QUOTES (1)

    • NOTES (4)

      • The largest continuity issue between this series and its predecessor is the state of Keith and Allura's relationship after five years. By the end of the original series they had acknowledged their love to one another and received the blessing of the spirit of King Alfor. But in this series, no hint of that is shown.

        The only explanation that doesn't seem to contradict continuity, since the two are never really given any private moments, would be that events have been such over the past five years that they have not been in a position to take the situation public as a Commander of Alliance forces and Princess of a planet. But even this feels at times to be a stretch. The topic continues to be one of debate amongst the show's fan community and is sometimes attributed as a reason that fans of the original series did not warm up to Voltron: The Third Dimension.

      • There were space pirates in the original series, called the Pirates of the Rogue Galaxy, who try to break up a peace summit in a second season episode (the one where Sven must reassume his role as the Blue Lion pilot for one episode). It is not known if Queequeg and Lafitte have any connection to this band of pirates or not, or are from a different group altogether.

      • The show opens describing a big battle that defeated the forces of Doom five years before opening the series. This is probably the big battle foreshadowed in the episode "Breaking Up Is Hard to Doom" that ended the series. It cannot refer to the battle in the "Fleet of Doom" TV special because the opening of that special has Cossack (who doesn't carry over to this series) introducing himself and his terror to the people of planet Pollux, sister world to Planet Arus. As Cossack is well known to Pollux (and other planets) by the end of the series, the "Fleet of Doom" event cannot end the original series. Much confusion is made of this matter since "Fleet of Doom" was completed and aired after the first airing of the last VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE episodes.

      • Neil Ross, B.J. Ward, Michael Bell and Tress MacNeille were cast members on the original series, Voltron: Defender of the Universe. Neil, B. J. and Michael returned in their original roles. However, Tress does not return in her original role of Queen Merla but as a new character. Also, Michael Bell took over the role of Coran as Peter Cullen did not return to the series.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • When Allura tells Keith and Lance she should give them a flying lesson sometime after they crash land in front of the Castle of Lions following their vector jump, it is an allusion to the fact that they had to give her flying lessons when she originally stole the Blue Lion without permission in the original series.

      • When Pidge gets the phone call from Keith about the code 9, he says they haven't had one of those "since Planet Oron quit the Alliance". The episode detailing what happens when Oron tries to quit the Galaxy Alliance is in the second season of the original series.

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