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Voltron: Fleet of Doom is a television special involving heroes of both Voltron series working together to defeat their sworn enemy, King Zarkon, who aligns with the remnants of Emperor Zeppo's Drule Empire to create a mighty armada called the Fleet of Doom.

Voltron: Fleet of Doom
Created byWorld Events Productions
Toei Animation
StarringJack Angel
Michael Bell
Peter Cullen
Neil Ross
B.J. Ward
Lennie Weinrib
Country of originUnited States
Japan
Original language(s)English
Production
Running time46 minutes
Production company(s)World Events Productions
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkFirst-run syndication (U.S.)
Original releaseSeptember 10, 1986
Chronology
Preceded byVoltron
Followed byVoltron: The Third Dimension
Voltron Force
Voltron: Legendary Defender

This movie was released later on DVD by the company originally responsible for taking the Japanese source material and bringing it to American audiences, World Events Productions (WEP).[1]

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PlotEdit

In his attempt to destroy the Galaxy Alliance, King Zarkon allies himself with Viceroy Throk of the Drule Supreme Council to create a mighty armada known as the Fleet of Doom. To stop Zarkon, Keith and his friends combine forces with their friends from the other Voltron Force. Unfortunately, Haggar captures Princess Allura, leaving only Keith to rescue her from the evil witch. But to save Allura, Keith would have to travel to a land beyond space and time, where he must face Haggar at her source of power.[2][3]

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Home video releases and availabilityEdit

The animated special Fleet of Doom has become a collector’s ambition, only further sought out because WEP has not included it in any of the Voltron DVD box sets it has released.

Fleet of Doom was released by WEP as an online exclusive and later was updated to have better DVD compatibility as there were many complaints about using the menu with older DVD players and that the editing was extremely poor with very long timeouts between the commercial breaks; additional trailers were also included. This updated version was made available by WEP on Amazon.com and is also still available on the Voltron store. Media Blasters released the special as a general release on July 28, 2009. This version was not part of the Voltron DVD box sets but as a stand-alone title. [4]

In late 2010, Media Blasters announced a Blu-ray Disc release of Fleet of Doom, only to cancel it in early 2011.[5] Nevertheless, copies of this Blu-ray edition began to become available in various internet shops as of September 2011, and it was eventually determined that these copies were genuine.[6] However, it is unknown if an official release of this Blu-ray is planned.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Voltron: Defender of the Universe - DVD news: Announcement for Voltron - Fleet of Doom:Limited Edition". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 2008-02-26. Archived from the original on 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2008-10-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "Voltron Fleet of Doom (The Movie)". mania.com. Archived from the original on 2009-03-02. Retrieved 2009-11-22. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "Vehicle Team Voltron / The Fleet of Doom". Otaku USA. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  4. ^ "Voltron: Defender of the Universe - Fleet of Doom (Retail Release)". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 2008-02-26. Archived from the original on 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2009-07-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  5. ^ "Voltron: Defender of the Universe - Bad News for Fleet of Doom Blu-ray". TVShowsOnDVD.com. 2011-02-01. Archived from the original on 2011-09-14. Retrieved 2011-09-27. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  6. ^ "BDInfo Scan of Voltron: Fleet of Doom (Blu-ray)". avsforum.com. 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-09-27.

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