Voltron: Legendary Defender Season 1 Episode 1: “The Rise of Voltron”
Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, Kihyun Ryu, Eugene Lee, Steve In Chang Ahn
Written by Tim Hendrick, Joshua Hamilton, May Chan
Starring Tyler Labine, Jeremy Shada, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Josh Keaton, Steven Yeun, Rhys Darby, Keith Ferguson, Kimberly Brooks Netflix
Premiere date: Friday, June 10th, 2016
When I was a kid there was no greater 2-hour block of TV than 3:00 – 5:00 after school on FOX. It was 4 straight kickass cartoons, all of which launched me into action figure glory. The shows were She-Ra, He-Man, Thundercats, and Voltron. As for Voltron, memories of my Dad dashing around Brooklyn to various Toys R-Us locations in an effort get me all five lion toys that together would combine to form Voltron. In my house phrases like “I’ll form the head”, and “Form blazing sword” were common speak. Nearly 30 years later, Netflix has brought the series into its growing array of original programing with an 11-episode opening season that premiered on Netflix just this week. The show features the voice talents of Tyler Labine (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil), Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time), Bex Taylor-Klaus (MTV’s Scream), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series), and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead).
Spoilers for episode 1 of Voltron: Legendary Defender…
Before we get to see Melissa McCarthy on the big screen in Paul Feig’s much-talked-about remake of Ghostbusters, the comedic actress will be The Boss, a new comedy coming next year from Universal Pictures.
Check out the first poster and images for The Boss here below, along with a 15-second sneak peek of the upcoming trailer.
If you haven’t seen Tucker & Dale vs. Evil yet, you’re missing out on an extremely entertaining horror-comedy with plenty of big laughs and all the ooey-gooey carnage you’d expect from a slasher flick (watch the trailer here). The indie movie never really had a chance to shine for worldwide audiences on the biggest stage, but enjoys a faithful cult following thanks to home video, streaming services like Netflix (where you can still watch it right now; go on then!), and on demand.
It’s been four years now since the movie was first released, and while fans have surely asked about a sequel, not much has come of it. Not until now. At a recent horror convention, stars Alan Tudyk and Tyler Labine were talking about the movie when they announced that producers want to make Tucker & Dale vs. Evil 2.
You can watch a video of the pair making the announcement below.
In addition to returning stars including Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi, some new names are being announced for Pixar’s highly anticipated Monsters, Inc. prequel, Monsters University.
New voices who will join in on the fun this time around include geek god Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Slither), Bonnie Hunt (Jerry Maguire, The Green Mile), and John Krasinski (The Office, Away We Go).
Fillion will voice Johnny Worthington (seen above with the horns), the president of the Roar Omega Roar fraternity, while Krasinski will be a super star scarer at Monsters, Inc. and Hunt will voice a young Mike Wazowski’s grade school teacher.