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    Netflix: Voltron Legendary Defender



    Probably going to add it in with Adventure Time for kids and me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nester View Post
    No, his super power is super preparedness. So basicly the. Best gay date of your life, cooks your favourite meal, has your favourite song in the back ground, playing your favorite game while drinking your favourite scotch. He knows what you like and it sets the mood, also Lots of lube and just enough forplay. He is batman he is ready for YOU as he has dedicated his life to being ready to do the things others can't and wont.

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    No kids but I'll be checking it out.

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    What's up with the intro music? Go back to the old theme.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nester View Post
    No, his super power is super preparedness. So basicly the. Best gay date of your life, cooks your favourite meal, has your favourite song in the back ground, playing your favorite game while drinking your favourite scotch. He knows what you like and it sets the mood, also Lots of lube and just enough forplay. He is batman he is ready for YOU as he has dedicated his life to being ready to do the things others can't and wont.

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    Obligatory.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nester View Post
    No, his super power is super preparedness. So basicly the. Best gay date of your life, cooks your favourite meal, has your favourite song in the back ground, playing your favorite game while drinking your favourite scotch. He knows what you like and it sets the mood, also Lots of lube and just enough forplay. He is batman he is ready for YOU as he has dedicated his life to being ready to do the things others can't and wont.

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    I am sure I will give this a watch, but I don't know if I have the tolerance to deal with watching the 45 second Voltron transformation over and over.

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    Loved Voltron as a kid, and will enjoy watching with my kids now. Looks good so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanur View Post
    No kids but I'll be checking it out.
    Same here. Always loved Voltron.

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    Fuck yeah! Count me and my boys (5 & 6) in!

    EDIT: Obligatory reference to post 1994, the year I graduated High School, children of the 80's unite!
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    Ok this show is awesome. If the season is anything like the first episode then it's going to be great.

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    First episode was a let down in the sense that the combat/fighting was as worthless as it was in the Thundercats reboot. I mean really. A show about robots lasers and intergalactic war where the war part is nigh unwatchable.
    I'll still watch episode 2 and give it a chance because blue ranger had that Sokka vibe
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    I'm about halfway through the season and it's enjoyable so far. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did.

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    Just marathon watched the whole season. This is surprisingly good and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Looking forward to season 2.

    Not every ep is battle big monster> form voltron > auto win.

    Also having Allura be a magical space elf, probably a good move.
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    Why did they move the lions around from the original show? That's kind of annoying but definitely not a deal breaker or anything silly like that.

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    The music is what is killing me. It's not epic enough.

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    I only watched the first one. So far, I'm into it.
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    Yeah, the intro music sounds like an amateur midi intro from youtube. Actually all the music sounds like random 80s midi files.

    However, it's definitely entertaining, and the angle they are apparently taking with the leader Shiro and him not remembering his time on Zarkon's ship seems like it could be pretty cool.

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    Yeah the music is a nit pick. But damnit 80s cartoons had memorable themes. I want to harken back!

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    Tried to watch the first episode, just wasn't for me. I'm sure it's good ,but I was bored the whole way through.

    I think this is the same people that made Korra, and I didn't like that either. I think its the limited style animation combined with how it looks artistically that is turning me away from both series.
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    I think it's the fact that I'm not 10 anymore. Don't get me wrong, loved this when I was younger. But trying to go back to my childhood is pretty much always a disappointment. I need to learn to not ruin my memories by trying to relive them.

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    The exaggerated anime like responses are the worst part of the show by far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanur View Post
    The exaggerated anime like responses are the worst part of the show by far.
    Why?

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    Green is for vagina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rezz View Post
    Yeah, the intro music sounds like an amateur midi intro from youtube. Actually all the music sounds like random 80s midi files.

    However, it's definitely entertaining, and the angle they are apparently taking with the leader Shiro and him not remembering his time on Zarkon's ship seems like it could be pretty cool.
    While I agree for the most part. I had this going on my surround sound and ep 9 near the end was pretty epic to me.

    Also I just noticed this when doing a second watching of the show. If you want some just akward hilarity choose English - Audio Description (only other show I've ever seen this with is American dad.)

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    Show is fucking pitiful. Allurra is a mulatto British speaking elf. Coran is an Australian ginger elf. The only thing that would have made this show better is if they got the original narrator (Peter Cullen.)
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    I loved how it was all "Each lion chooses it's Paladin".... and well... each of you is already wearing the color of one of the lions, so it could be that too.

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    I watched the first episode... I'll just say I wasn't impressed. It wasn't bad but it was just a normal Saturday morning cartoon from the 90s which I think even all but the youngest kids are over the simplicity these days. I guess I was expecting a bit more quality from Netflix - something more like Clone Wars/Last Airbender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanur View Post
    The exaggerated anime like responses are the worst part of the show by far.
    It's funny too because it's not even really anime, but the sort of faux anime that's produced by an American animation studio. Couple this with the chronic comic relief and it's just cringeworthy.

    Now I don't hold the original to be some masterwork; it was a kid's cartoon, with the simplistic, often nonsensical plot you'd expect from one but still worthy and entertaining in its own right. The difference between that effort and this one is something I find common to most remakes/reboots/distant sequels of beloved franchises: an awkward self-consciousness that pervades the writing, usually manifesting as a lot of shamefaced exposition punctuated by fart jokes to "clear" the air.

    This isn't some unavoidable consequence of having to appeal to a modern audience. It's the result of a generation of creatives who fail to understand (or at least accept) the essence of the source material they're working with and how to do it justice.

    Quote Originally Posted by haus View Post
    I loved how it was all "Each lion chooses it's Paladin".... and well... each of you is already wearing the color of one of the lions, so it could be that too.
    All the mentions of "paladin" prompted the first rule in the rudimentary drinking game my brother and I played while watching this. I guess "space explorer" is just too plebeian nowadays.

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    I Watched the first episode,

    it was ok. will watch the rest when i have time.

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    Well that ended abruptly, looking forward to season 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumdain x View Post
    Well that ended abruptly, looking forward to season 2.
    Yeah seriously.

    I liked it in a nostalgic way. I'd rather someone had rebooted Macross though.

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    Only saw the first episode but liked it way more than I thought I would. They did a decent job (so far) of keeping true to the spirit of the original. I can't take most kids cartoons these days and I don't like most reboots so I'm surprised.

    Not sure why so much criticism. Maybe it's because I went into it with the understanding that it's a kid's cartoon and not an adult anime, so my expectations were pretty reasonable, but I thought it was good for what it was.

    Yeah, obviously there's going to be some cringeworthy puerile humor because of the target audience, but, again I expected that and there was less of it than I see in most of the kids stuff I see these days.

    I'll watch the second episode.

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    you can write for kids and still have it appeal for adults.
    This is especially true when rebooting a 35 year old series.

    It lacks some of the more mature and adult themes of actual anime. its like Korra, and other daytime US kids animation(various Marvel properties). Which.. is exactly what the writers and directors have history on.

    Like the 10k year thing is handled really poorly. Zarkon is winning vs atlea. Atlea has super power space magic tech, invincible lions, castle, etc... and is losing somehow. They choose to hide the lions to not risk Zarkon getting them... Hidden for 10000 years. uh.. ok. Zarkon slowly conquers the universe over 10,000 years... New team finds blue lion. Wake up princess. who speaks English, british elf english. Space lion tech is STILL lightyears ahead of Zarkon somehow, despite 10,000 years, and countless worlds technology and energy being stolen. If they were so far behind, how the hell were they winning?
    Paladins all dead somehow, but their weapons and armor were in the castle, while lions spread out in the universe. What happened to the old paladins exactly? How were they so much better trained, but at the same time so much less competent? Right from the get go, the back story is kindof dumb and full of holes.

    Like, all of this is just garbage, because of the 10,000 year number. It plays out like something you would see in Avengers, Guardians of the galaxy, Gen rex, ben 10 etc. Super childish resolutions, and not really thought out. Maybe we'll get some cool reveal that the backstory is a LIE, and thats why it seems so silly. But, I doubt it.
    no one forced the writers to put in such a silly backstory. And, they even seeming call attention to it a few times... so.. why? why was it written?



    I think the Pidge stuff was done well. It was blatantly obvious. Then, later lampshaded with half the characters stating. oh? I thought it was obvious.

    Keith has some relation to the Galra.



    The lions are too weak by themselves in this, imho. Maybe this is only an early thing. But solo lions are getting their asses kicked by like everything, so far.
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    We and the kids like this, other than the music. The music is pure ass, what were they thinking?
    Quote Originally Posted by Nester View Post
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    80's synth?

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