On June 10, 2016, one year ago today, Netflix dropped the eleven-episode first season of Voltron: Legendary Defender, and Voltron was back. The program instantly became a hit with many longtime Voltron fans, as well as a new generation of fans that had not previously heard of Voltron.
The title of the feature-length premiere episode, “The Rise of Voltron,” was appropriately named on multiple levels, because even in the real world, this episode helped to raise Voltron from relative obscurity to being back in the pop-culture spotlight, where it remains today. As of today, two seasons — 24 episodes — have dropped on Netflix, and it’s almost certain that there will be more.
As co-host of Let’s Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast, I’ve been privileged to have met and spoken with many of the creative, skilled, and talented people who have brought Voltron: Legendary Defender from idea to reality. To everyone who has worked and continues to work on this great program, thank you, and happy first anniversary!
In the days leading up to the June 10, 2016, premiere of Voltron: Legendary Defender, I posted a few “promo images” that I created to help excite longtime fans about the new show. I’ve decided to share them below.
To celebrate the first anniversary of Voltron: Legendary Defender, I encourage you to think about how much you’ve enjoyed the program, the cool tie-in merchandise (I love the toys… the hats… you name it… and did I mention toys?), and most importantly, the relationships that you have formed (like Voltron’s Sword!) or enhanced through mutual enjoyment of the show. And if you’re so inclined, enjoy a slice or two of vrepizza. (Say it out loud. I think it’s clever…) Let your fellow members of the real-world Team Voltron — fellow fans — how much you appreciate them.