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DeafNote
Jun 4, 2014

My first day on the internet


nine-gear crow posted:

Season 1 was rather formulaic in comparison to the later seasons, mostly because it was all world-building and status-quo establishing stuff. It was also two years ago when it debuted. It was kind of a cycle of "Go somewhere, meet new people, befriend/enrage them, Zarkon and Haggar have an evil plan, fight a Robeast, FORM VOLTRON!!!, two-minute stock footage sequence, pithy post-victory moment" on and on for much of Season 1 and into Season 2.

Things don't really kick into high gear until Haggar says "Summon Prince Lotor."

Even then it did it in a pretty interesting enough way, and paced it well.
There were only like 3 Robeasts and the pressure kept mounting until everyone decided to band together to form a counterattack.

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Spatula City
Oct 21, 2010

LET ME EXPLAIN TO YOU WHY YOU ARE WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING

oh wow this season was an upgrade on what came before. Not that what came before was bad, but the pacing was weird because of how the seasons were split up.

I appreciated the way in which they had Lotor break bad, which paid off on his legacy as the child of a monstrous dictator and a mad scientist. And, he really wasn't intending on betraying Allura and the paladins so much as using them to ultimately dark ends. There was so much to suggest he wasn't interested in having the Galra Empire continue as the dominant galactic force that it became difficult to see how he could be a bad guy, even though he seemed too good to be true. but the twist that he considers himself more an Altean than a Galra and thus wants to establish an Altean Empire really works.

Keith's fight with Clone Shiro is the single best sequence of the series thus far. The intensity ratchets up to eleven, and jeezus they must have seriously had their budget upped for the sheer quality of the animation.


also it's funny that the Paladins seem to assume Lotor was behind the Shiro clone thing, when as far as I can tell, that was all Haggar's doing.

final interesting development - I'm wondering if they're going to refer to her as Honerva from now on. In her last scene, she looked Altean again, like whatever she did in Oriande reversed the corruption or something. The voice actress voiced her pretty differently from Haggar, too. Less raspy. Maybe she's going to recover Lotor from the Quintessence, and pick up where he left off. That would make some sense.

MonsterEnvy
Feb 4, 2012

Royal Guard


Spatula City posted:


also it's funny that the Paladins seem to assume Lotor was behind the Shiro clone thing, when as far as I can tell, that was all Haggar's doing.

They assumed he was behind the people kidnapping him too.

MonsterEnvy fucked around with this message at Jun 28, 2018 around 04:12

Talen_Soti
Mar 30, 2010


Netflix is already showing that s7 comes August 10.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Talen_Soti posted:

Netflix is already showing that s7 comes August 10.

Dang, I thought it was coming in October! That’s fast!

Hemingway To Go!
Nov 10, 2008


I just watched this season. Had been spoiled a little but the actual show did far more justice to the concepts than I imagined. I was surprised at how DARK this season was.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

Rad Bird


Talen_Soti posted:

Netflix is already showing that s7 comes August 10.

Hell yeah!

Voltron Season 7 - You Can't Spell Voltron Without "...No-tor"?

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Voltron Season 7: There’s still hope for your Allotor ship

DoctorWhat
Nov 18, 2011

Someone call the Chancellery Guard. Commander Maxil's out of uniform. AGAIN.

lotor was an imperialst fuckhead and the "hire more woman guards" tweet personified and i'm so so glad he got wave motion cannoned into the dirt

twistedmentat
Nov 21, 2003

What’s a war hero got to do to get some lubrication around here?

It's a netflix revival of an 80s cartoon, so I'll post them here.

Some good shots of the new She-Ra



ArmyOfMidgets
Dec 29, 2013

Goons Steal?
No Dignity!


Back to 13 episode seasons ghis season, but also!
https://twitter.com/Voltron/status/...2038244352?s=19

TheHan
Oct 29, 2011

Grind, you poor fool!
Grind straight for the stars!

Just straight up making a main character openly gay with a partner and everything, finally.

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


In the show too, that’s awesome.

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

Rad Bird


ArmyOfMidgets posted:

Back to 13 episode seasons ghis season, but also!
https://twitter.com/Voltron/status/...2038244352?s=19

And thus all the Shiro/Keith shippers’ heads explode because that whole fight at the end of the last season was basically one giant anguished declaration of love and it turns out, womp womp, he already has a boyfriend.

OB_Juan
Nov 24, 2004

Not every day is a good day.



Dinosaur Gum

Oh look... a trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-yHuoOEIHE

The Something Awful Forums > The Finer Arts > The TV IV > Voltron Season VII - The Voyage Home?

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


nine-gear crow posted:

And thus all the Shiro/Keith shippers’ heads explode because that whole fight at the end of the last season was basically one giant anguished declaration of love and it turns out, womp womp, he already has a boyfriend.

Buuuut, Shiro has been away from Earth for a long time, so there's a chance Adam has moved on. And the show just aged Keith up by a couple of years, so he's more in Shiro's ballpark..

Pinball
Sep 15, 2006




nine-gear crow posted:

And thus all the Shiro/Keith shippers’ heads explode because that whole fight at the end of the last season was basically one giant anguished declaration of love and it turns out, womp womp, he already has a boyfriend.

Lauren Montgomery said in the panel that Adam and Shiro are already broken up for spoilery reasons. So there's still room for Shiro/Keith. I'm interested to find out if we meet Adam in the present or in flashbacks.

ArmyOfMidgets
Dec 29, 2013

Goons Steal?
No Dignity!


"Hey, Adam, I know you were upset of me picking space over you. Well, turns out I died three or four times, adopted four kids, entered the Astral Plane, became the biggest Toku star in the universe and have the biggest black cat ever. Sooooooooo? Take me back?"

TheHan
Oct 29, 2011

Grind, you poor fool!
Grind straight for the stars!

Hey how is it not super creepy to start dating the kid you helped raise. That’s hands-down the worst direction this reveal could take.

BrianWilly
Apr 24, 2007

Only a Sith deals in absolutes.

Wow what a good day







to have no time to catch up on any shows

Rhonne
Feb 13, 2012

Do you want to know what we do to artists?

ArmyOfMidgets posted:

"Hey, Adam, I know you were upset of me picking space over you. Well, turns out I died three or four times, adopted four kids, entered the Astral Plane, became the biggest Toku star in the universe and have the biggest black cat ever. Sooooooooo? Take me back?"

"Also I'm technically a spirit possessing my own clone now I guess?"

EDIT: Oh, also after this season, there will be one final 13 episode season to end the series.

Rhonne fucked around with this message at Jul 20, 2018 around 21:01

DoctorWhat
Nov 18, 2011

Someone call the Chancellery Guard. Commander Maxil's out of uniform. AGAIN.

shiro/keith is hosed up but yay shiro/adam

nine-gear crow
Aug 10, 2013

Rad Bird


Finally watched the trailer. Welp, so much for Earth coming riding to the rescue like I'd hope earlier.

Rhonne
Feb 13, 2012

Do you want to know what we do to artists?

nine-gear crow posted:

Finally watched the trailer. Welp, so much for Earth coming riding to the rescue like I'd hope earlier.

They never got their Vehicle Voltron project off the ground.

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YES bread
Jun 16, 2006
delicious bread

Pinball posted:

Lauren Montgomery said in the panel that Adam and Shiro are already broken up for spoilery reasons. So there's still room for Shiro/Keith. I'm interested to find out if we meet Adam in the present or in flashbacks.

Really the whole thing with (BIG SPOILER) Shiro having had a degenerative disease that would eventually kill(?) him puts so many of his words and actions across the show into a new light. Makes me want to do a re-watch before the new season drops more than anything.

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