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On August 8th 1986, a movie debuted that would forever change the course of my childhood. Click below to read about why Transformers: The Movie is a classic that has gone onto inspire a generation of storytellers.  (more…)

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By Todd Matthy

This Friday Netflix will release Voltron: Legendary Defender, a reimagining of the classic TV series I grew up with. 

Voltron has a special place in my heart. It’s a mix of my favorite genres: Sci-Fi and Fantasy, and robots. Plus, (in addition to Robotech) it kickstarted my love of Anime. Personally, Voltron means much more.  I was an “Assistant Editor” on the Media Blasters DVD. I’ll never forget when I went to New Jersey to look at footage for extras and discovered the long lost original pilot. I wrote an article for Protoculture Addicts about my experience. 

To prepare for the new Netflix series, I’m rewatching the classic show and thought I’d share my favorite episodes with you. Click below and comment if you agree or disagree.  (And if you want to watch a few of these episodes check out the Voltron You Tube Page.)

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Ultimus

Ultimus

Kind, compassionate, level headed, strong, and fierce. Ultimus is the embodiment of the Centurion cause. A determined leader who is out to preserve freedom from Tyrannis’ tyranny. The Centurions are loyal to Ultimus because not only is he strong and wise but he has a father-like compassion and is willing to sacrifice himself to protect his weakest soldier. Ultimus is a thinker and while he knows he has to stop Tyrannis he doesn’t understand how the war he’s been fighting since birth started. He wonders why he’s always fighting. He wonders why he can’t enter the Beyond. He wonders if he has a purpose other then fighting Tyrannis.

The alliance with the Princesses unlocks hidden memories in Ultimus. Memories about his creation and purpose in life.

Doe Ultimus get his questions answered? Back us on Kickstarter to find out!

Gunnar

Gunnar:

“Shoot first, ask questions later” is Gunnar’s motto. With his oversized gun, “Blasto,” Gunnar is the first to volunteer for any mission so long as he gets to shoot Decimators and Hunters.

Despite his quick trigger, Gunnar is extremely loyal to the Centurion cause. He’s willing to put his life on the line for his comrades but it also makes him paranoid and suspicious of everyone who isn’t a Centurion. Given his itchy trigger finger, this leads to problems.

Will the Princesses get mistaken for a Decimator Hunter by Gunnar? Back us on Kickstarter to find out.

 

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Art by Nicolas Chapuis

Artelia

Age 16

Kingdom: Yahira

Private, testy, and extremely intelligent, Artelia lives by the motto, “Knowledge is Power.” When she is not attending royal affairs, Artelia can be found in the Royal Library reading up on Harmonian history. Artelia is very loyal to kingdom and wants to restore it as the most powerful kingdom in Harmonia like it was before the Days of Fire. Artelia has done extensive research into the cause of the Days of Fire and the appearance of the robots is allowing her to fill in gaps.

What does Artelia learn? Back us on Kickstarter to find out!

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Art by Rod Espinosa

 

Check out my interview with the website Comic Booked!

Tyrannis

Art by Nicolas Chapuis

Tyrannis

Leader of the Decimators. Tyrannis wants total domination over everything that lives. Those that don’t fall in line, are terminated. The reason Tyrannis believes this is unknown to him but encountering the princesses has unlocked memories that were thought erased by his creator. Tyrannis wants answers. But, more so he wants to eliminate any threat to his and followers well being. If humans and princesses are in his way, so be it.

Can Tyrannis be stopped? Pledge to our Kickstarter and find out!

 

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Art by Nicolas Chapuis

Penelope
Age 16.

Kingdom: Pierotte.

“Pretty” Penelope is the daughter of Queen Aleta and High King Phillip and is the current High Princess of the Five Kingdoms. Originally from the Valley kingdom of Pierotte, Penelope comes across as a judgmental elitist. The reason she’s elitist is because that’s what she’s been raised to be. All her life she’s been told, “a princess must do this…” and be an obedient wife and queen. She wants to win the Midsummer Recital so she can make a statement that she’s an individual, not a doll on a pedestal. To bring some excitement into her life she disguises herself and sneaks out of the palace from time to time to see what the people she’s ruling are actually like.

So how does the robot invasion change Penelope? Back us on Kickstarter to find out.

 

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Clarisse

Age: Age 14

Kingdom: Castillia.

Shy but loyal, Clarisse is the perfect best friend. She’s always ready to help out her friends and is good at keeping secrets. (Especially Zara’s) Clarisse is also clever and can come up with clever solutions at a snap of the finger. Which comes in handy during a fight with giant robots. When she’s not covering for Zara, Clarisse enjoys drawing and painting.