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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]

Voltron: The Third Dimension
Created byWorld Events Productions
Developed byMarc Handler
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
World Events Productions
DistributorThe Summit Media Group
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

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.

PlotEdit

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.

EpisodesEdit

Season OneEdit

# Episode Name Writer Original air date
01"Escape from Bastille-12"Marc HandlerSeptember 12, 1998 (1998-09-12)
02"Red Lion Breaks Loose!"Marc HandlerTBA
03"Building the Forces of Doom"Sean Catherine DerekTBA
04"Lost Souls"Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoyTBA
05"A Rift in the Force"Kelly WardTBA
06"Shades of Gray"Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoyTBA
07"Bride of the Monster"Sean Catherine DerekTBA
08"Dominus"Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoyTBA
09"Voltron Vs. Dracotron"Scott GuyTBA
10"Descent into Madness"Kelly WardTBA
11"Pidge Gets Iced"Marc HandlerTBA
12"Dark Heart"Mark YoungTBA
13"The Big Lie"Kelly WardTBA
14"The Trial of Voltron"Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoyTBA
15"The Troika Moons"Marc HandlerTBA
16"Biography: The Voltron Force"Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoyTBA
17"Queen Ariella"Marc HandlerTBA

Season TwoEdit

# Episode Name Writer Original air date
18"The Voltron Force Strikes Back"Marc HandlerTBA
19"Stealth Voltron"Marc HandlerTBA
20"Mousemania"Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoyTBA
21"Gladiators"Pamela Hickey and Dennys McCoyTBA
22"Dominus Goes Home"Scott GuyTBA
23"The Hunter"Mark HoffmeierTBA
24"Consider the Alternatives"Kelly WardTBA
25"Raid on Galaxy Garrison"Marc HandlerTBA
26"Castle Doom Dead Ahead"Kelly WardFebruary 19, 2000 (2000-02-19)

CastEdit

AvailabilityEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  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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