There's an air to Voltron: Legendary Defender's seventh season that telegraphs the fact that the show is soon coming to an end, but it's also shot through with a forward momentum suggesting that there might be more to the series' story even beyond the impending final season.
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Voltron: Legendary Defender’s creative team shook the fandom to its core at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con when it announced the show’s seventh season would address Shiro being a gay man and introduce his same-sex partner, but the show’s depiction of a queer relationship understandably left many fans cold.
Even if you weren’t there in the San Diego Comic-Con hall where it was first announced that Voltron: Legendary Defender’s Shiro is a gay man whose relationship would be explored in the show’s seventh season, fans made sure the world knew.
For the past few truncated seasons, Netflix and Dreamworks' Voltron: Legendary Defender has, for better or worse, danced around resolving some of the biggest questions the show has put forth. But its newly-released sixth season not only finally delivers some resolution, it does so while setting the stage for an explosive climax to the series at large.
When the Paladins made the decision to team up with Lotor in Voltron: Legendary Defender's fifth season, they did it out of the desire to stop Zarkon, the greater of two evils and Lotor's father. Unsurprisingly, that choice comes with some major consequences that feature largely in the sixth season's first Netflix trailer.
Four seasons into Dreamworks and Netflix's excellent reboot of Voltron means we're pretty established with the basic premise: Even as characters shuffle about and villains develop, it's still all Voltron vs. the Galra Empire, forming robots and saving the day. The recently released season five, however, changes that up in some major - intriguing - ways.
The last season of Voltron: Legendary Defender ended with our heroes facing a tempting, dangerous offer: An alliance with the disgraced Lotor, son of Galra Emperor Zarkon, to end the Galra Empire once and for all. If this new trailer for the next season is anything to go by, it's a truce that will cause some big problems for the Paladins.
Voltron: Legendary Defender's fourth season is weird. A mere six episodes long (after a normal-length season was split to create the show's third and fourth), at times it feels like it's been cobbled together out of a season we never got to see the rest of. Yet despite that, it delivers some hugely satisfying stories fans have been itching to see since the show began.
Voltron: Legendary Defender's third season was a rather serious affair, as it delved into new threats to the galaxy and some revealing lore about it's universe. But despite that, it seems like the next batch of episodes will have some time for lighter moments, if this wonderful exclusive clip is anything to go by.
Netflix's Voltron: Legendary Defender ended season three on more of a question mark than a cliffhanger, mainly because the Powers That Be chose to split the latest season into two half-seasons. The latest trailer for "season four" is here, showing Voltron gaining some major popularity for the war effort... but it isn't all sunshine and rainbows for the Paladins.
The latest season of Voltron: Legendary Defender is all about some major status quo shake-ups -- especially for our heroes, still smarting from the surprising disappearance of team leader and Shiro at the end of season 2. But in our exclusive clip from the new season, you can see the moment they move on and find a new leader for the team.
Netflix have released a new collection of episodes from the original Voltron, hand-picked by the creative team that's brought the iconic series back to life. To celebrate, we sat down with Legendary Defender executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery to reflect on the original show, and exactly how it has -- and hasn't -- inspired the new series.