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Discussion in 'The toonzone - General Animation Discussion' started by Neo Yi, Jun 5, 2016.
Oh, that's a neat visual.
More on the simulation...Pidge offers advice, Lance doesn't pay attention at all. Gives orders and just expects the other two to go along. Does not focus. This is kinda like Maverick in Top Gun, except Lance isn't as good as Maverick. Whoops.
And so they fail, get chewed out. They've got a ways to go. During this we hear about the expedition that disappeared, which Galaxy Garrison's blamed on the crew screwing up. We have no idea what's going on, the authorities are pretty useless. The showrunners said they wanted to take Voltron out into space, and that's where we're going. No Galaxy Alliance in the background here. In fact, nearly the opposite out there....
After the chewing out we have Lance and Hunk sneaking out. Here again Lance is taking the lead on troublemaking, Hunk is just kind of going with it even as he's objecting. Lance is definitely the leader of the trio starting out, for better and for worse.
I flat out missed this during my first watch: a number of people think this guy in the window is a dead ringer for Roy Focker of Macross / Robotech fame.
Yep, that's some Avatar humor. I've missed that.
"We're a team now." I don't buy that yet.
Oh, neat. Look at that. That's pretty cool if they did that on purpose.
I hope I find some reason in the course of my life to say, "A giant blue lion brought me here! That's all I know!"
Oh, that's different. You almost never see elves make fun of human ears.
The sneaking out goes on...to hide they squeeze into trash cans or whatever. Hey, Hunk is fat! That's so funny. *crickets chirp* But, this is how they notice Pidge sneaking out to scan space.
So Pidge is getting questioned and this part has the first good laughs as technophile Pidge is screaming at the boys to not touch his equipment as he explains very seriously about picking up "alien radio chatter" and our first references to Voltron. Now just consider the perspective of the skeptical boys here.....
"Yo, listen up guys. I've been picking up transmissions from aliens humanity has never discovered, with technology I've invented, and they're talking about this Voltron thing. I bet this is what it looks like. Behold my mad art skillz."
Of course, then comes the lockdown and Shiro's crash landing return. Things are about to get real....
Goals and motivations established.
I'm just as surprised as you, Hunk.
Allura's constant no-selling of Lance is quite amusing.
Loving the cast interaction right now here.
Yes, it is.
Coran is the master of non-medy.
I wonder if the lions have unique powers.
So post-crash we've got the trio doing surveillance to see what's going on. Lance gets distracted by a pretty girl....heh. Expect many, many moments like this.
Shiro's pleading his case and getting nowhere. Again, we have no proof of aliens. He's also got unexplained tech on his arm. GG is being prudent from a certain point of view, though from another they should be taking someone trusted with a mission more seriously. Lance thinks so too, so off they go....except Keith comes in for the first time and shows them up. I love how Lance busts in in an attempt to salvage his imagined glory. Talks like he's a rival, but Keith doesn't know who he is.
The escape is awesome. I love Keith nonchalantly handling the trio with things like the comment about Lance as "excess weight" and having Hunk's weight enable sharp turns. But the best part is Keith going for the crazy jump with a smile on his face. No fear.
A weaker part is the congregation at the cabin. Keith's talk about his feelings and mysterious motivations don't really come up again, and the tech mumbo jumbo is a bit over my head. But it's fine, it's fleeting, the important part is the boys finding enough reason to believe Shiro and act on their own to really get the plot moving.
Blue Lion's introduction is cool. Clearly far beyond any of our tech, and larger than life here in a way the Lions never quite got to be in the 80s.
Notice how the boys get a shared vision of what Voltron is. Our first real genuine sign that there's something to Voltron and the Lions that really is beyond what science can easily explain. Then afterward there's the bit about Blue Lion "talking" to Lance as its chosen pilot.
Love the design of the sloth-like creature. Got a good chuckle out of the vast difference in danger between the missions for the blue and green lion.
Looks like they have different strengths and weaknesses.
I was thinking like forcefields or teleportation.
Oh, hey! A Hunk joke that kinda worked!
Here are the old Voltron and GoLion intros in case anyone's interested in checking them out.