A fan made an almost nine minute long video of the show's original ridiculousness, but if you don't have time for the whole thing, try starting at the 7:37 mark.


So wait, how many Voltrons are there?

There is actually only one more Voltron after those two. Voltron II's adventures in the middle universe have only been chronicled in Japan in the show Lightspeed Electroid Albegas. Also, not really a surprise, but this Voltron also appeared in America as a toy.


Who is a Voltron fan?
Those Americans and Japanese lucky enough to have grown up in the 1980s and feasted on similar quality children's television like Transformers and He-man, as well as all the merchandise that went along with it. Also, this show holds special appeal for anyone that believes robotic lions are the most efficient vehicle for fighting. Finally, Voltron Girl is also a fan.


Do I need to have watched the old show to enjoy the new one?

Despite the surprisingly complex continuity, the show is still primarily simple fun for kids to enjoy.


The show is set five to seven years after the end of the original series and brings back its five heroes as well as the evil King Lotor. But there's also a new villain — Sky Marshall Wade, the military leader of the Galactic Alliance.The show will also introduce new, young recruits: Daniel, Vince, and Larmina, who are training to take over piloting the lions eventually. Also, according to the official site on Nicktoons, Pidge is into making techno music while Hunk writes rock anthems, so we will have to see how that develops during the show's run. Intended for children, the show will chronicle these new adventures as the heroes fight Lotor and evils throughout the universe.


Little Known Voltron Facts

- There is a mouse Voltron, piloted by space mice. It remains to be seen if they appear in the new series.


- Lotor was voiced by Tim Curry in the 1990s version. He was mortally wounded but kept alive as a cyborg, which appears in the new series.

- There are evil Robeasts used by both the Drule Empire and Planet Doom.

- When the Voltron movie was in the works, Pharrell Williams was named as a producer and composer.

The trailer for the 90-minute premier follows:

The new Voltron series airs on Nicktoons tonight.