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episode 8

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Flash Form Go![1]
Air date July 21, 2011 (USA)
Written by Chris Bishop & Adam F. Goldberg
Directed by John Delaney
Story by Todd Garfield and Jeremy Corray
Supervising director Steven E. Gordon
Episode Transcript

A strange robotic eye is tearing up Arus, and attacks too fast to allow Voltron to form!


Plot Summary

The team begins noticing several large holes being formed at different locations on the planet. They learn that whatever is creating the holes is apparently a hyperspeed Robeast trying to find the hidden lairs of the Lions. Lance and Daniel take the Red Lion to investigate but they nearly the Red destroyed when they encounter the assailant.

When the rest finally encounters the attacker, the team attempts to form Voltron but before they can complete the formation the Robeast hits them and splits them up. They try several more times and fail each time until Keith calls a retreat. Vince explains that it takes 36 seconds for the formation to be completed and they need to find a way to accelerate the transformation.

Daniel and Vince take the Red Lion out to test the theory that Daniel's Voltcom speed can be applied to the Lions and they encounter the creature which appears to be a giant eye. Lance is infuriated that Daniel and Vince again took a Lion out for a joyride, but the other members chide Lance for lecturing the duo instead of thanking them for being able to get a picture of the Robeast.

When the beast attacks again the team heads out and finally forms Voltron by having Daniel's Voltcom activate "Flash Form", which skips the familiar commands and forms Voltron immediately. Voltron attacks the giant eye and forms the Blazing Sword to, along with a speed boost from Daniel, finish off the creature, but a shard of it returns to Maahox's own eye and seemingly reveals the Lion's location to him.

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Notes

  • Daniel claims he's observed that the lions takes 36 seconds to combine into Voltron. The next time you watch an episode of the old 80's series, take note of the time elapsed between the shout of "Let's go Voltron Force!" and the forming of the head. (Well played, writers.)

References

  1. In some sources (iTunes, for one) this title is "Flash Forms A Go!". In the actual episode, the title is presented "Flash Form Go!" so that's what's used here.

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