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So, it's out.

Anyone care to share their impressions of the new Voltron series? I find that I kinda like it. Don't much care for Daniel, but I don't like his character type most times.

Also, anyone else get the feeling that in addition to ignoring season 2 of the original series, they're ignoring Vehicle Voltron?
I'm not afraid to admit I loved it. (Though we won't mention the theme song.) I like how it picked up at the end of the original series, omitting Sven this time. I too, am not crazy about the addition of the cadets. Daniel really bugged me. He's a mini-cross between Keith and Lance. Keith finally getting his hair cut was great! And his entrance! Nice bit of humor there!

I absolutely loved the fact that they kept the original formation sequence. "Activate interlock! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Mega thrusters are go! LET'S GO VOLTRON FORCE!" Awesome! I'm intrigued to see where they take Wade. And how much Lotor will fit in here.

Few things bugged me. Where did Larmina come from? How on Earth can she be Allura's niece? Wouldn't that mean Allura had a sibling? Is Sven going to make an appearance? Will sparks fly between Keith and Allura? Tune in next week for more Voltron Force!

I keep trying to get a proper screen cap of Black Lion taking off the robeast's head, but I can't do it, cause I'm usually giggling too hard during that scene.
Keith cut his hair?! Dammit, I LIKED his hair...
With the art in this show, it really was a mercy. In the original series, the mullet didn't look like it'd been hacked at with a knife.
Well, that's good to hear. I'm a smidge protective of ol' Keith. He was my very first fandom crush I must say...

Perfectly understandable. If it was Lance they were subjecting to awful hair, I'd react the same way.
That's what I want to know! Last I checked, Allura was an only child, so.........

Yeah I have been pondering that for a few days now x_x
I was pleasantly surprised considering how I felt about what I saw before the premiere. I look forward to seeing what they do with it, but I have to admit I'm bothered a bit by how it seems they're discarding so much of old school Voltron. I want to see Sven, Romelle, Merla, and whoever else I'm forgetting at the moment, and I have a sinking feeling they won't even get mentioned. I confess I was even sad to realize Nanny wasn't going to be in it. The world of Voltron feels kind of empty without them.

I have to join in with the not being sure about the new cadets thing, they all seem a bit cliché. I worry about Vince becoming some kind of "MacGuffin guy" if I'm using the term correctly... Larmina, why a niece? If they had to bring in another Arus princess why not give Queen Orla a daughter? Daniel, I don't even know where to start with him. I'm still interested to see where the series takes them.
Wade I don't really give a hoot about. He's, I don't know just a really flat character to me. I'm far more interested in the Doom side of the bad guy equation.
Allura seems to have developed a case of Nephewism. Hopefully, there will be a cure.
Well just like everyone else, there are parts I love about the new show, and parts that I...well, don't love.

I guess we can't expect a new Voltron show to follow the same footsteps 100% to the show we grew up with. I think they have done a pretty good job so far mixing old with new. I liked the fact that Keith had the mullet in the first episode. I sort of like the new Lotor, but honestly he cannot compare to the original ^_^

I'll watch it. I'll probably collect the new lion toys and set them next to my original matchbox lion set from the 80s. I'm just that big of a fangirl.