I haven't seen this show in forever, since I didn't own a VCR when it was out. (I did have the toy though ) Wow it has NOT aged very well. Animation wise Galaxy Rangers is much better, but it's probably a half notch above the Hasbro stuff of the time. But it's very choppy, lots of scenes are spliced together in ways that don't make sense. (Probably because the GoLion story had to be re-written into the Voltron story) The voice acting is 'okay' but some lines just fall flat. Either the actors weren't aware of what was happening on screen or they had no one to react too when reading a line. (but that was also common of the time) The sound effects are rediculous. And way mis-timed The real problems that make it most unwatchable are simply dialogue issues that become maddning after a while. Such as: adding weird pro-nouns to every thing ("Space Mice" "Space Burgers" "Rocket thrusters") No concept of location (Galaxy Alliance, formed by the good planets of the solar system. The most dangerous threat in this galaxy, is from this universe. The Voltron Force is refered to as the Space Explorers Team, for all of the first episode and half way though the 2nd, when they are christend the Voltron force for the first time. In the NEXT SCENE King Zarkon refers to them as the Voltron force. HE WASN'T EVEN THERE! Hello? Anyway couldn't the writers come up with better terms for them? Instead of an interchangable term? Anyway I understand most of this was cleared up in the comic that came out a year or so ago, (including pre-episode 1 backstories for the main charachters) but I stopped getting it because I felt a bit lost having not seen Voltron in over 15 years. Still, I would not be adverse to them relaunching a Voltron G1 story. The Premise stands up very well and could be adapted to a big screen movie or revival today. I especially like the ret-conned concept that "Vehicle Voltron" was built using Alliance technology to replace the "Lion Voltron" that had been lost. 5 Explorers sent to find a legendary weapon on a distant world, only to witness the genocide of it's population by Zarkon's army, and getting captured in the process. A daring escape, and chased back to the planet Arus in a stolen ship. Pursued and shot down they crash land in the desert near a the planet's capital, a castle that mysteriously remains standing in spite of being half destroyed. The survivors of the Royal Court that still inhabit the castle know where the legendary Voltron can be found.