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#197952 19-Jun-2016 21:36
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I've just started watching. It is a *triumph* of 80s Japanamation nostalgia!

 

Featuring New Zealand's own Rhys Darby with an accent that veers into Australian at times.

 

On Netflix NZ now.


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  #1576782 19-Jun-2016 21:40
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Yeah I have the first two downloads. Parts of it were good, parts terrible, will see how the next few eps go.


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  #1576786 19-Jun-2016 21:46
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I was like all excited till you said Rhys Darby.

 

That man, and anything with him in it needs to die a horrible firey death.

 

 

 

 





 
 
 
 


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  #1576788 19-Jun-2016 22:00
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Lias:

 

I was like all excited till you said Rhys Darby.

 

That man, and anything with him in it needs to die a horrible firey death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He is horrible in this as well. I think the casting staff are deaf. 

 

 


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  #1576789 19-Jun-2016 22:11
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networkn:

 

Lias:

 

I was like all excited till you said Rhys Darby.

 

That man, and anything with him in it needs to die a horrible firey death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He is horrible in this as well. I think the casting staff are deaf. 

 

 

 

 

Could well explain it. The accent has gone from English to Kiwi with some side passages via Australian. I'm totally enjoying the self-aware kitsch though. It's not aiming to win an Emmy.


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  #1576796 19-Jun-2016 22:24
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mdf:

 

networkn:

 

Lias:

 

I was like all excited till you said Rhys Darby.

 

That man, and anything with him in it needs to die a horrible firey death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He is horrible in this as well. I think the casting staff are deaf. 

 

 

 

 

Could well explain it. The accent has gone from English to Kiwi with some side passages via Australian. I'm totally enjoying the self-aware kitsch though. It's not aiming to win an Emmy.

 

 

 

 

Yeah there were some parts he spoke I enjoyed, as you say, self-aware stuff, but it probably fell a little short by about 45 minutes in. I'll watch a couple more and see what happens.


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  #1576817 19-Jun-2016 23:28
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Don't have Netflix nor a clue who Voltron is, but would have a look if I could.






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  #1576862 20-Jun-2016 08:29
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Geektastic:

 

Don't have Netflix nor a clue who Voltron is, but would have a look if I could.

 

 

 

 

Youtube?

 

Google?


 
 
 
 


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  #1576877 20-Jun-2016 09:08
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Geektastic:

 

Don't have Netflix nor a clue who Voltron is, but would have a look if I could.

 

 

 

 

This image should tell you all that you need to know:

 


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  #1576878 20-Jun-2016 09:08
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I watched it on the first day (a week ago - June 11) it was released on Netflix and binged all 11 episodes in one day! Funny as hell - enjoyed it. And umm.. yeah can't wait for season 2!!!





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  #1576884 20-Jun-2016 09:13
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The character "Hunk" was doing my head in for the first half of the first episode, they just had him yelling/screaming all the time, but finally settled him down.

 

Rhys Darby's character is a major turn off for me at the moment, the original series character was a lot more serious and could see why he was in the position given to him by the king, Rhys Darbys version makes me think he was the court jester and just took up the post because noone else was around.

 

 





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Loved it, and was always a huge fan of the original series. Apparently, though, they need to make toys. My eldest wants a toy of this new Voltron, to match the 30th Anniversary edition one. Hooray.

 

 

 

Edit: I agree on Coran, they've taken what was a serious/respect-worthy character and made him a failure of comic relief. Would almost prefer Jar Jar Binks *shudder*. Not to mention Darby's voice drives me batty. I hope they release an edited version with his lines replaced by something nicer sounding, like nails scratching a chalkboard or something.


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  #1576889 20-Jun-2016 09:24
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I find Rhys Darby/Coran's voice is funny and totally enjoyed it!!!





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  #1576897 20-Jun-2016 09:38
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Inphinity:

 

Loved it, and was always a huge fan of the original series. Apparently, though, they need to make toys. My eldest wants a toy of this new Voltron, to match the 30th Anniversary edition one. Hooray.

 

 

My cousin had the original toys, was very cool :)

 

MASK, Voltron, Gi Joe, Transformers, He Man.... the toys of the 80's :D

 

 

 

Ive still got the original 1st Voltron episode on VHS somewhere, the cover is getting a bit tatty but tape still plays fine :) Might be time to throw it on TM ;)

 

 





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  #1576914 20-Jun-2016 10:01
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DarthKermit:

 

Geektastic:

 

Don't have Netflix nor a clue who Voltron is, but would have a look if I could.

 

 

 

 

This image should tell you all that you need to know:

 

 

 

 

 

Looks more like Optimus Prime!






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  #1577187 20-Jun-2016 15:19
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Watched three episode so far .. Really do like it

 

Can't wait to watch the rest


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