I’ve known about these for a few weeks,. I’m not a huge fan of either incarnation, but my kids love them. We just finished V3D, and are rewatching FORCE now since new episodes just ended on Nicktoons a couple of months ago.
But after watching both of these, you know what I miss? Robeasts. Despite WEP efforts to portray these as non living machines, any kid with half a brain could figure out from the original series (and no doubt after watching Golion), that these were all alive, and Voltron destroyed them. But even if they were just machines, why were the ones on V3D and FORCE for the most part lame.
V3D had Dracotron (Voltron but with Dragons), and that’s about it, every other Robeast was a lame robot, or some sort of malformed Dinosaur. And why do they ALL scream like Jurassic Park Raptors?? Is that the only sound effect they could afford? Even Dominus, who I thought was cool 14 years ago, was a big let down. Voltron didn’t try to fight it, of course because it was a “living creature”…whatever.
As for Voltron Force, I guess the Spider/Lion Robeast they had in the beginning was ok, and The Predator Robeast, which again was a variation of Voltron. I just wish they would have more in the line of Giant monsters. The original Voltron had some pretty hideous beasts. I’m hoping “if” Force gets a second season they might get creative with their Robeasts and try something new. They created CG renders of the first Two from the original Voltron, so they have the capacity, I just wonder if they have the imagination to do so.
With the San Diego Comic Con this weekend, we should get some news as to when/if Force will get a second season. My guess is that it will because I have a feeling that some sort of toys are going to be revealed… and why have toys to promote a show no longer in existence. There might be a 1 year lapse between seasons, but I have a feeling it’s going to happen.
Now here’s an additional topic for discussion- which variation of Voltron is Worse—Stealth Voltron from V3D, or the feature in Voltron Force where any Lion can become the Head/Body.?
There has never been a "Scientifically Accurate" Dinosaur portrayed on any Television Show, Movie, or Documentary. Only what the human imagination can conceive, and I'm ok with that.