Voltron: The Third Dimension
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). 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.
|Voltron: The Third Dimension|
|Created by||World Events Productions|
|Developed by||Marc Handler|
|Voices of||Clancy Brown |
Kevin Michael Richardson
|Composer(s)||Stephen C. Marston|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Mike Young|
|Running time||25 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Netter Digital Entertainment|
Mike Young Productions
World Events Productions
|Distributor||The Summit Media Group|
|Original network||First-run syndication|
|Original release||September 12, 1998 –|
February 19, 2000
Voltron: Fleet of Doom
|Followed by||Voltron Force|
Voltron: Legendary Defender
The show won a 1999 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing - Special Class Rick Hinson (supervising sound editor), Elizabeth Hinson. Legal issues occurred when WEP tried to make a new series. Neil Ross, Michael Bell, and B.J. Ward reprised their roles as Keith, Lance, and Princess Allura for the series.
From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe, comes a legend, the legend of Voltron. A mighty robot, loved by good, feared by evil. As Voltron’s legend grew, peace settled across the galaxy. But then the evil Prince Lotor escaped from his prison in deep space. He formed a secret alliance with Hagar, Mistress of Dark Magic. And together, they summoned awesome forces of fear and destruction, threatening the universe with new horrible menaces. Voltron was needed once again. Now comes the story of a super force of space explorers, specially trained and sent by the highest echelon of the Galaxy Alliance to bring back Voltron. This is Voltron: The Third Dimension.— Narrator during the opening sequence
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 warships 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.
|#||Episode Name||Writer||Original air date|
|01||"Escape from Bastille-12"||Marc Handler||September 12, 1998|
|02||"Red Lion Breaks Loose!"||Marc Handler||TBA|
|03||"Building the Forces of Doom"||Sean Catherine Derek||TBA|
|04||"Lost Souls"||Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy||TBA|
|05||"A Rift in the Force"||Kelly Ward||TBA|
|06||"Shades of Gray"||Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy||TBA|
|07||"Bride of the Monster"||Sean Catherine Derek||TBA|
|08||"Dominus"||Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy||TBA|
|09||"Voltron Vs. Dracotron"||Scott Guy||TBA|
|10||"Descent into Madness"||Kelly Ward||TBA|
|11||"Pidge Gets Iced"||Marc Handler||TBA|
|12||"Dark Heart"||Mark Young||TBA|
|13||"The Big Lie"||Kelly Ward||TBA|
|14||"The Trial of Voltron"||Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy||TBA|
|15||"The Troika Moons"||Marc Handler||TBA|
|16||"Biography: The Voltron Force"||Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy||TBA|
|17||"Queen Ariella"||Marc Handler||TBA|
|#||Episode Name||Writer||Original air date|
|18||"The Voltron Force Strikes Back"||Marc Handler||TBA|
|19||"Stealth Voltron"||Marc Handler||TBA|
|20||"Mousemania"||Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy||TBA|
|21||"Gladiators"||Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoy||TBA|
|22||"Dominus Goes Home"||Scott Guy||TBA|
|23||"The Hunter"||Mark Hoffmeier||TBA|
|24||"Consider the Alternatives"||Kelly Ward||TBA|
|25||"Raid on Galaxy Garrison"||Marc Handler||TBA|
|26||"Castle Doom Dead Ahead"||Kelly Ward||February 19, 2000|
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.
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