|Coran's Son Runs Amok|
"Coran's Son Runs Amok" is the forty-ninth episode of the lion series of Voltron: Defender of the Universe.
The Voltron manages to blast off before the Robeast can get a good swipe in but they're not out of the woods yet. Keith has a plan. Holding the Robeast in the way, Keith hopes Lotor will shoot them booth. But when the blast hits the Robeast, he orders the team to disengage so that it appears Voltron was also blown to pieces. Lotor indeed thinks he's triumphed. Garrett then calls Lotor from the Castle to remind him that he promised to send 10,000 clones to Arus for Garrett to rule. Lotor dismisses Garrett, thinking the clone has worn out his welcome now that he's defeated Voltron.
Notes and Goofs
- While needed to keep with the 'no mention of death' rule that existed for many kids shows of the era, the edited revelation that Coran's wife and son were taken away by other-dimensional travelers arguably strains this to the breaking point. The footage shown in the flashback plainly shows a woman holding a small child being fired upon by an attacking ship, and Allura's prayers in front of the marker to this event still come across as prayers for the dead in front of a grave. Other Voltron edits are more careful and even clever about how they handle death, but this one is even lampshaded on a promo for the DVD release of Golion.
- The death of Nanny's Beast King Golion counterpart Hys occurs in the original version of this episode, taking a bullet meant for Coran's Golion counterpart. This scene was cut in the Voltron adaptation.