January 24, 2022

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Voltron: Legendary Defender “The Voltron Show!”

Season Four, Episode Four.

…the hell?

So, I get that for a show like Voltron: Legendary Defender, it helps to sometimes have a more downtime episode, one where our characters can relax or do something else and maybe allow the home viewer to get to know them a little better.

But this episode?

Season four is only six episodes long.  Did we need this particular episode?

I mean, it isn’t a bad episode or anything along those lines, but did we need it?  Did the producers need it?

I suppose it’s there to give voice actor Rhys Darby a chance to show off his comedic chops.  This is a Coran-centered episode, and he’s…writing and organizing a show?

For Voltron and the Paladins?

That, uh…

Can the Paladins take that much time off from the war effort to do a show in order to drum up support from more planets?  That’s the basic plan, and Coran, in charge of it, puts a space parasite into his ear to give him better ideas since his initial ones suck, especially telling Allura she has to play Keith since it would look bad for there to be a replacement Paladin.

And his show…works.  I mean, it’s a ice capade for some reason.  Pidge doesn’t like the fake science, but Lance is eating up the limelight, so I guess they balance each other out.

But then Coran lets a real giant monster into the arena to fight Voltron, and only the timely intervention of the alien play-by-play man(if man he be) somehow plucking a tiny worm out of Coran’s ear allows him to warn the Paladins that it’s a real monster.

Shouldn’t they be upset that Coran, under the influence of the worm, got rather testy and short with everyone and endangered a lot of people?  Well, Shiro points out the plan worked as desired so…nope!

But how did they take time off from the war in the first place?

I may be overthinking a show like this.

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