Recently I did a complete watch through of the Lion Voltron series. I have now moved on to the Vehicle series. So in this thread I would like to hear your opinions on the two.
For me Lion Force is far superior to the Vehicle Force. There is something primal about it. Five lions joining to form one super robot. The roar when they form Voltron, or the Blazing Sword, sends chills down my spine. It just radiates raw power. There is something from moment one in the series that draws you in and doesn’t let you go. Voltron seems to be unstoppable. He’ll never run out of power and will always win. I wish they would have gotten more episodes made for the American audience.
Now for the well not so good Voltron. I personally don’t think there is anything special about 15 vehicles coming together to form one super robot. That to me seems like its a given. It doesn’t scream mystery like re Lions do. It’s just tech based. The Lions was a blend of magic and science. In the Vehicle Force there are three teams. Air, Sea, and Land team. Each consisting of 5 vehicles each. Sure the five vehicles from the same team can join into one vehicle, but again tech. this Voltron is lacking a lot. There is no display of raw power. It just forms and does it’s thing quickly. There are instances they can’t even form Voltron untill enough power is stored. Plus when they do form they only have 5 minutes. What’s up with that. So if the bad guys really want to win the could. Not that it would ever happen on the show. All they would have to do is destroy all the vehicles before they could form Voltron if there was a stored power issue. If they couldn’t do that all they would have to do is avoid Voltron for 5 minutes till the pier ran out. I will watch all 52 episodes just so I can watch the Fleet of Doom movie which has both Voltrons in it.
I know the Japanese source material for the two shows are unrelated. I have watched a few GoLion. The material for Lion Voltron. Yes it is much more brutal but that is expected. I will be watching both GoLion and the original Vehicle material after I watch both English shows. Just so I can see the differences.
Maybe I would have liked the Vehicle Voltron if it wasn’t Voltron. Maybe if WEP would have kept it it’s own show with it’s own plot it might have worked better.
That’s all I have to say so let me know what you guys think.