Review: ‘Voltron: Legendary Defender’ Season 2: Separation and Growth

Spoiler Alert For Season One

After months of waiting, the second season of Voltron: Legendary Defender is about to come out. Before it does, Monkeys Fighting Robots has been given the unique opportunity to check out the first three episodes of the new season and review them for the public. Needless to say fans have a lot to look forward to and this review will try not to spoil anything too thrilling which came from this small sample of what’s to come.
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Across The Universe

Picking up from the moment when the first season ended, the team is thrown into a wormhole which causes them to be separated from one another. Keith and Shiro wind up on a savage planet which wishes to tear them appear, Pidge land in space junk, and Coran and Allura wind up in a reality bending loop. Of the three, its Coran and Allura’s adventure which turns out to be most entertaining. The episode also features a moment which truly calls back to the original series. No spoilers of what it is because it’s too good to wreck. This episode is the perfect balance of action, drama, and comedy and starts the season off on a very high note.

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The Depths

Next up is Lance and Hunk’s turn as they go under the sea. Stuck on a water planet they meet a race of merpeople who welcome them into their safe and warm society. Unfortunately, it’s far from a perfect utopia and the pair must find a way to get out before it’s too late. Just as it seems like there won’t be much development, it takes a turn, and makes the episode one which shouldn’t be passed up.

Fans will notice Weird Al and Mae Whitman (Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender) providing their voices in this episode. They do such an entertaining job, fans will no doubt be hoping they show up again later in the series.

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Shiro’s Escape

The title is a little misleading for this one. A flashback to Shiro escaping from the Galra empire is mentioned but from there it instead explores another element introduced in the flashback. The team also confronts Allura about Zarkon being the original paladin of the black lion but it doesn’t get flushed out nearly as much as it should. Also the show names Zarkon’s creatures Robeasts, the original name for the large monsters from the original series. Probably a good idea as the fan community have already been referring to them as such since the series began. This episode is filled with far too many revelations to discuss any further but it leave this reviewer wanting the rest of the season to be here as soon as possible.


Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 2 will premiere on January 20th. Are you looking forward to more action staring the paladins of Voltron? Leave a comment below and let us know.

Anthony Wendel
Anthony Wendelhttp://www.thegiganticproject.com
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peeks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.

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