“The Prisoner” & “Blood Duel” Recap – Voltron: Legendary Defender

By: Dylan Hysen


Dylan Hysen, Hayley Nabuurs, Jeff Anderson, & Andy Potter recap the first two episodes of Voltron Legendary Defender Season 5, “The Prisoner” and “Blood Duel”.

Dylan is a software developer from the DC area who hosts the Overly Animated podcast discussing everything animation.



  1. Stellarum.Lapsus says:

    I’m really really late but Kuron translates to clone in Japanese (which is shiros nationality) the leading theory is that the current shiro is a clone is being used to spy on Team Voltron in the same way Narti was being used before Lotor killed her. This explains shiros change in character design as well as other traits throughout the seasons.

  2. Gurrenprime says:

    Misc. thoughts relating to the topics as they come up.
    I agree that the transformations are unbearable. In most other anime I’ve seen with log transformations, they shorten them over time or even remove them entirely, and I wish Voltron would follow suit.
    I didn’t think the Zarkon vs Lotor fight scene was too hard to follow, but I don’t remember it very clearly either, so both sides might have a point.
    I’m worried that if Zarkon is dead things would get too easy for Lotor.
    I have high hopes for Haggar as a future villain, but I don’t know what she’d do.
    The Galra girl trio have so much potential, so I’m hoping for them to get more development soon.
    Divided Galran empire could be interesting.
    I love the 2D animated fights in this series so much. *coughkindawishthecgifightswerenearlyasgood*
    Definitely agree with Dylan that Lotor vs Zarkon needed more screen time though.
    I was kinda hoping Pidge’s dad would be killed off, tbh. Partly because he feels so irrelevant, partly because I don’t really feel any tension with how unbeatable the protagonists seem, so having this loss could raise that tension.
    I almost forgot Beezer, etc. existed.
    Romance in Voltron could work since it has alumni from Avatar and LoK. But it could also turn out horribly because they might’ve had a hand in Makorra.
    Lotor: “all according to Keikaku*” (*translator’s note: “keikaku” means “plan”).
    I have a theory about Lotor’s anti-Voltron weapon: since the two ships we’ve seen so far look kinda like pairs of legs or maybe a chest with arms, i theorize that they are supposed to be parts of an Albegas homage (Albegas is a robot composed of three parts that can combine in different ways, with different parts being either arms, legs or torso; it was meant to be adapted as part of the Voltron universe along with Golion and Dairugger XV).

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