Hello! Sorry for falling off there for a bit. Job searching can take a lot out of me, but I’ve been watching a lot of things that I can’t wait to talk about. This week I’m going to talk about my new found love for the show Voltron: Legendary Defender. In the different fan circles that I’m a part of, I saw everyone talking about Voltron. I saw it on tumblr too and a few other places that I wanted to check it out. I love this show very much! Here are three reasons why I love the new Voltron. (I’m going to be using female pronouns to refer to Pidge.)
- The story: I always enjoy the different ways the Voltron story is reinvented, this one caught my interest quickly. In this Voltron the paladins come from Earth and they are helping Princess Allura make sure that Voltron doesn’t end up in the hands of the Galra Empire. I like how everyone has their own motivations and backstories that leave you wanting to know more about it. I want to know more about Shiro and his time when he was a prisoner. The same with Lance and his family back on Earth. Who were they? Does Lance have a big family? What about Pidge and her family? How did Hunk meet Lance and Pidge? Why did Keith get kicked out of the academy? There are so many questions that I can’t wait to have answered.
- The characters: I enjoy how everyone is very distinct from each other. Shiro, the leader who has flashbacks of his time when he was a prisoner. Lance, the jokester that does have a serious side underneath and feels homesick. Hunk, who I thought would be too afraid to do anything, can really step up when he has to. Keith, the lone wolf, who argues with Lance and even joined the food fight. It’s nice to see that there is more under his lone wolf persona. Pidge who I love that she’s into technology and wanting to find her family. Allura, who’s a princess that will fight for what she loves, even putting herself on the line. Then Coran who’s a very cool guy and there’s more I want to know about him. There’s Sendak and I want to know more about his motivations. My favorite is how each distinct personality comes together to make a very entertaining story.
- The setting: Another thing that stood out to me is the way that the Paladins can’t return to Earth. I thought they would be able to go back and forth, but at the moment they don’t have a way to get back home. It’s interesting to see the different places of the Galaxy such as the planet where Hunk meets Shay an alien who’s people were under Galra rule. Then there are the hints of the Altea kingdom from Allura and Coran’s descriptions. There’s more about the setting that I can’t wait to enjoy.
Overall, I’m happy to see a new remake of Voltron. It’s shaping up to be a pretty good one that I can’t wait to see.