Netflix to Stream Selection of Classic Voltron Episodes (Updated)
posted on by Karen Ressler
Netflix will stream 12 episodes of the original Voltron series under the title Voltron 84 on Friday. The episodes will be selected and presented by staff members of Dreamworks and Netflix's Voltron: Legendary Defender series.
World Events Productions, Ltd. (WEP) and the late Peter O'Keefe adapted the first 1984-1985 Voltron television series from two Toei Animation robot anime: King of Beasts Golion and Armored Fleet Dairugger XV. Both Golion and the first Voltron story centered on young pilots who fight against an empire of alien conquerors — with the help of five mechanized lions that combine to form a robot.
Since the first series, the franchise spawned three television series produced outside Japan: the 3D CG Voltron: The Third Dimension in 1998, the 2D Voltron Force in 2011, and Dramworks and Netflix's ongoing Voltron: Legendary Defender. The second season of Voltron: Legendary Defender premiered on Netflix on January 20.
Media Blasters released the first Voltron series with its English dub on DVD from 2006 to 2009, and released the original Japanese Beast King GoLion anime on DVD in 2008.
Update: Netflix released a list of the staff members and the episodes they selected:
Joaquim Dos Santos (Executive Producer)
"The Stolen Lion"
Lauren Montgomery (Co-Executive Producer)
"The Sleeping Princess"
Tim Hedrick (Story Editor)
"Doom Boycotts the Space Olympics"
Mitch Iverson (Writer)
"Space Explorers Captured"
Josh Keaton (voice of Shiro)
“Escape to Another Planet“
Steve Ahn (Director)
"The Missing Key"
Christine Bian (Design Supervisor)
"The Right Arm of Voltron"
Kimberly Brooks (voice of Allura)
The Lion Has New Claws
Benjamin Kaltenecker (Line Producer)
"Secret of the White Lion"
Jeff Adams (Supervising Picture Editor)
“The Witch Gets A Facelift”
Chris Palmer (Director)
"Give me Your Princess"
Josh Hamilton (Story Editor)
"The Treasure of Planet Tyrus"
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