How many episodes of Voltron were there?

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  1. Predakwon

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    I read somewhere there were only like 53, but tv.com says 124? Is tv.com including the vehicle Voltron episodes?
     
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    I'd read 153 at one place, which is possible.

    The original Japanese Go Lion is nothing like the Americanized Voltron: Defender Of The Universe.

    They literally chopped episodes to pieces, and glued them back together into form tamer episodes. Pieces were left over, and most likely made up the other episodes.
     
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    I believe there were 58 in the US series... at least with the Lions.
     
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    How does the Vehicle Voltron fit into all of this? Are those the eps that were produced just for America?
     
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    Nope Vehicle Voltron was a WHOLE OTHER SERIES! I forget the name but there was a crossover at one point so I think that's what caused it. Then you had the 3 mechas that merged or something that was another Voltron series. (not aired by they did do toys)

    Though with all the Blue Skinned baddies involved, Robotech could be included in the Voltron series line but we know they aren't.
     
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    The vehicle Voltron was based on Dairuggar XV. The crossover you're thinking of was a TV movie that, like the extra 20 Lion Force episodes, was made specifically for the US audience. To my knowledge, Go Lion and Dairuggar never crossed over.
    The Zentradi don't have blue skin. Breetai/Britai/Vrlitwhai sometimes looks like that because of the bluish lighting on the bridge of his ship. You may be thinking of the aliens from Yamato/Star Blazers, which did actually have blue skin. In any case, Robotech was butchered enough as it was without tacking it on to Voltron ;) 
     
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    Oh come on dude, you know that would have been awesome! ;) 
     
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    Only if they also combined it with Star Blazers, Tranzor Z, and Battle of the Planets ;) 
     
  10. Predakwon

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    Well I know Vehicle and Lion Voltron crossed over in the episodes "Fleet of Doom". But do you know why tv.com has 124 eps? Is that including the Vehicle Voltron?
     
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    Probably. They were originally considered one show, despite being nearly unrelated (and in Japanese completely unrelated) stories. Carl Macek has at least once named Voltron as his inspiration to start gluing unrelated TV shows together to boost the episode count. You don't see people asking why so many episodes are listed for Robotech, even if many people don't remember or never watched any of it past "The Macross Saga".
     

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