When You Force Voltron, Voltron Forces Back

Right on the furry heels of news of the ThunderCats reboot comes news of a Voltron reboot. The new show will be called Voltron Force and will have a 26-episode run on Nicktoons starting in 2011. This will be a reboot of the awesome Lion Voltron and not the crappy Vehicle Voltron. I wouldn't be surprised if they manage to give a new Vehicle Voltron a guest appearance, however. New Voltron toys will be made by Mattel, which seems weird at first until you remember that Matchbox made Voltron toys back in the '80s and now Mattel owns Matchbox.

There was a direct-to-DVD CG Voltron movie a some years back, but I don't think it was very good. I never saw it myself and don't know anyone who has. Also, it's kind of weird how I'm just hearing of this and that this news of Voltron Force is making the big internet rounds now when it's been news for a couple months already. I guess late Voltron news is better than no Voltron news.

Don't try to force Voltron or he'll eat you with his foot.

By the way, if you're a Voltron fan then you need to do yourself a favor and check out the original version, Beast King GoLion. Voltron was heavily, heavily, edited from GoLion, which is far more violent and brutal than Voltron could ever be.

First ThunderCats, now Voltron. What other old cartoons are going to be rebooted in the coming weeks?

- Shawn - 6/7/10