Voltron: The Third Dimension

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Voltron: The Third Dimension
Created byWorld Events Productions
Developed byMike Young Productions
Voices ofClancy Brown
Michael Bell
Tim Curry
Tress MacNeille
Kevin Michael Richardson
Neil Ross
B.J. Ward
Billy West
Composer(s)Stephen C. Marston
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes26[1] (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Mike Young
Ted Koplar
Kevin Harlan
John Copeland
Producer(s)Bill Schultz
Jason Netter
Running time25 minutes
Production company(s)Netter Digital Entertainment
Mike Young Productions
Summit Media Group
World Events Productions
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkFirst-run syndication
Original releaseSeptember 12, 1998 (1998-09-12) –
February 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)
Chronology
Preceded byVoltron
Voltron: Fleet of Doom
Followed byVoltron Force
Voltron: Legendary Defender

Voltron: The Third Dimension is an American computer-animated television series, done in the same animation style as Beast Wars: Transformers and Reboot. It departed from the original Lion Voltron's animated look, as well as some character changes, such as the physical appearance of Prince Lotor (now voiced by Tim Curry, taking over the role originally voiced by Lennie Weinrib).[2] It served as a sequel to the Lion Force Voltron series, set five years after the end of the series (ignoring events from episodes 53 to 72), and among the tools used to bridge the gap was an official starmap as designed by writer Shannon Muir, and finalized in partnership with World Events Productions. The show was animated by Netter Digital Entertainment, inc. and Mike Young Productions.[3]

The show won a 1999 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing - Special Class Rick Hinson (supervising sound editor), Elizabeth Hinson.[4] Legal issues occurred when WEP tried to make a new series.[5] Neil Ross, Michael Bell and B.J. Ward reprised their roles as Keith, Lance and Princess Allura for the series.

Plot[edit]

With antagonist Prince Lotor's escape from prison, the heroic Voltron Force re-assemble against him; but must contend simultaneously with the various monsters and war-ships sent by Lotor (at times, captained by him) and with opposition on their own side, represented by the artificial intelligence "Amalgamus": a sophisticated computer who objects periodically to the Voltron Force's methods.

Episodes[edit]

Season One[edit]

# Episode Name Original air date
01"Escape from Bastille-12"
September 12, 1998 (1998-09-12)
02"Red Lion Breaks Loose!"
TBA
03"Building the Forces of Doom"
TBA
04"Lost Souls"
TBA
05"A Rift in the Force"
TBA
06"Shades of Gray"
TBA
07"Bride of the Monster"
TBA
08"Dominus"
TBA
09"Voltron Vs. Dracotron"
TBA
10"Descent into Madness"
TBA
11"Pidge Gets Iced"
TBA
12"Dark Heart"
TBA
13"The Big Lie"
TBA
14"The Trial of Voltron"
TBA
15"The Troika Moons"
TBA
16"Biography: The Voltron Force"
TBA
17"Queen Ariella"
TBA

Season Two[edit]

# Episode Name Original air date
01"The Voltron Force Strikes Back"
TBA
02"Stealth Voltron"
TBA
03"Mousemania"
TBA
04"Gladiators"
TBA
05"Dominus Goes Home"
TBA
06"The Hunter"
TBA
07"Consider the Alternatives"
TBA
08"Raid on Galaxy Garrison"
TBA
09"Castle Doom Dead Ahead"
February 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)

Cast[edit]

Availability[edit]

The series was first made available through a combination of Netflix and Vudu accounts through the Xbox 360 console. Episodes would have to be purchased individually. The first season was available in full on iTunes for $15 but, like its sister property Voltron: Defender of the Universe, it has been removed from the iTunes and Google Play stores, although the soundtrack for the series is still available for purchase.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Series Overview". World Events Productions. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
  2. ^ "Voltron - Anime News Network". Anime News Network. 2002-03-14. Retrieved 2008-10-20.
  3. ^ "History of World Events (Part 2 / 2)". World Events Productions. YouTube. 2008-04-04. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
  4. ^ "Series Overview". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
  5. ^ "Lawsuit Launched over Proposed Live-Action Voltron Film". Anime News Network. 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-11-20.

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