Voltron – Hollywood Is Rebranding Another Cult Classic [VIDEO/POLL]
It seems Hollywood is on a cloning kick as they revisit and update existing franchises so they can introduce them to a new audience and ultimately make more coin. When I was young I didn’t watch many Saturday morning cartoons. I was usually out building a fort in the woods somewhere, or climbing a tree—things our kids do via computer or DS now. A lot of that old Saturday morning programming is now being regurgitated as big budget blockbusters. You’ve got your Transformers, The Smurfs, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, etc. There was a show that I watched almost religiously, but it wasn’t on Saturday morning. I would get home from school during the week and like clockwork I would tune in to a half hour of animated candy. Yes, I’m talking about “Voltron!”
He was the ultimate defender of the universe and it took a team to operate him. It only ran for two seasons but in school it grew to almost cult-like status. I, like all other kids my age, would sit patiently through the ridiculous plotline until the point in the story where they would join together to form this glorious robot. “I’ll form the head,” one pilot would shout and in a matter of seconds Voltron was kicking butt and taking names.
Now my question is where is Hollywood on this? You can do Transformers but you can’t do Voltron? This is 2012. I’m not kidding when I say that as soon as I typed that last question I went to Youtube to find some video of an old Voltron episode and found this:
Great minds think alike. It seems there are still some cool kids out there. My question to you the Voltron fan is—