|VV Episode Summary
Following is a summarized listing of all 52 VV episodes. At this writing
I don't have summaries for all the eps yet, but I will soon thanks to the
much-appreciated help of fellow fans Purrsia, Coldwin, and SvenBlue2000.
Thanks for your patience!
In search of new worlds
Many introductions are made, and the ongoing war between the Galaxy
Alliance and the Drule Empire is established here. The Stellar Ship
Explorer finds a new world. Drule Commander Quark is introduced here.
First day on a new world
The Alliance starts building on the new world. Quark launches another
attack and another robeast, but both are defeated by VV. (This is the first
ep on WEP's video, "The Explorer Trilogy.")
Building a new world
Jeff gets into a scuffle with another officer who was bullying Chip.
Jeff gets a black eye from the bully, and a lecture from Cliff. Quark
launches an all-out assault on the new planet and destroys it. This
is also Quark's final appearance.
Goodbye, new world
Actually, ep 3 should have this title. The Sea Team gets caught
up in a black hole. Drule Commander Malvor is also introduced.
Try this world for size
The Explorer encounters another planet. The Land Team explores
it and discovers that someone is "seeding" the planet with vegetation in
order to jump-start its evolution. That "someone" turns out to be
the Drules. Malvor attacks, but eventually Hawkins withdraws when
he realizes that the planet belongs to the Drules, who obviously found
it first. (This is the second ep on WEP's video, "The Explorer Trilogy.")
A storm of meteors
Drule Commander Mongo is introduced. After having a nightmare
about being caught in a meteor storm himself, he tries to lure the Explorer
to a "planet of meteors".
Help not wanted
In an attempt to establish peaceful relations w/ the Drules, Galaxy
Garrison orders the VV force to not form Voltron under any circumstances
and sends a backup fleet led by the ill-fated Captain Kio. (This
is the third ep on WEP's video, "The Explorer Trilogy.")
Ghost fleet from another planet
The Explorer finds a fleet of ruined "ghost" ships on a mysterious
new planet. It turns out to be a Drule trap: Once the Explorer
lands on the planet to investigate, it becomes infected with metal-eating
microbes. (This is the fourth ep on WEP's video, "The Explorer Trilogy."
Yeah, that's right, the fourth ep on a "trilogy." Actually,
this video was originally titled "A new vehicle world," then WEP decided
to rename it. Go figure.)
A very short vacation
The Explorer's crew and the VVF are at point of exhaustion, and the
Explorer herself is dangerously low on supplies. The Explorer
finds a suitable planet for the crew to get some R & R as they wait for a supply
convoy to arrive. Unfortunately, the Drules attack the convoy, which has
been left virtually defenseless by a bureaucratic snafu at Galaxy Garrison. There's
also hints of a "thing" between Jeff and Ginger in this ep, but the Drule
attack interrupts their time together. Their "thing" doesn't seem to be
addressed again in the series.
Planet of the bats
On another strange planet, Modock is attacked by bats and stricken gravely
A temporary truce
The Explorer takes in a young Drule named Sandu when his ship crashes,
stirring up mixed feelings among the crew.
Wolo's lost world
The VV Force explores a world that brings back some hard childhood
memories involving Wolo's brother and himself.
Planet stop for repairs
A curious comet
Broka's Comet passes by, leaving different effects in its wake. Some become
dizzy and sick; others, including Cmdre. Steele on Earth, become irrational.
After the comet passes, Drule Captain Nerok tries to fool the VV Force with a
fake comet. Also in this ep: A robeast blasts VV's right arm off,
forcing them to reattach; and Hazar makes his first peaceful overture to the Alliance.
In the enemy camp
Who's on first
A treaty between the Alliance and the Drules that allowed the Alliance to
explore planet X-40 for 3 days and then immediately leave expires, but the
Explorer is unable to leave when Galaxy Garrison fails to give official
approval in time. Also, Commander Brak and Captain Nerok stage a failed
revolt against Hazar.
No, who's on second
What's on first
Great stone space faces
On planet Nebb, the Explorer discovers that the planet seems
to have been abandoned long ago by its inhabitants. Ruined cities
and giant stone faces similar to those on Earth's Easter Island are the
only clues left behind.
Defend the new world
The VV force must defend a new base on a recently-discovered planet
from Drule attack. Colonel Cross, the officer in charge of the base
who's about to retire, lets his pride get the best of him and refuses to
call the Explorer for help until the base is nearly destroyed.
Also, Jeff is knocked out by a robeast, forcing VV to form without
Meanwhile back at Galaxy Garrison
Much debate at Galaxy Garrison ensues when Hawkins asks for a support fleet.
There's division between the hawks who insist that more support is essential
and the doves who feel that the reports about the Drule threat are just "scare
tactics." Also, GG has been trying to duplicate VV—but without
certain secret adaptations known only by the late Dr. Loring they only
encounter failure. One of the ill-fated proto-Voltrons is shown in a
Nerok scores big
Marshall Keezor relieves Hazar of his command, and sends Nerok after the
Explorer. Nerok humbles the Explorer and VV, forcing them to retreat.
Hazar on the carpet
Mongo is defeated by an Alliance support fleet and defects in disgrace, and Hazar is
courtmartialed as a result.
Hazar is demoted
Just like Earth
The planet trap
The Drules send a bogus distress call in order to lure the VV Force to a planet
with an energy-sapping aura. The Air Team becomes trapped on the planet
when they go to investigate. Also, Lisa gets knocked out, forcing VV to
form without his right leg!
Save the space station
Planet of the Amazons
Jeff tries to convince Nefra, the queen of a planet whose males were
all taken captive by the Drules, that his people are friendly. Not
so easy, considering that Nefra believes that the VV force are Drules themselves,
and then the real Drules come along and make things worse.
Revolt of the slaves
VV and the Explorer rescues slaves from the planet Vasamir after they
revolt against their Drule captors.
Raid on Galaxy Garrison
The Drules knock out an energy station essential to VV's operation,
leaving Earth wide open for a daring Drule raid.
Smashing the meteor barrier
A man-made sun
Captain Newley Returns
Hazar bucks the Empire
Letters from home
Air Team pilot Chip is consumed with worry when he doesn't get
a letter from his twin brother Pidge (the pilot of LV's Green Lion) at
the latest mail call. This is also the only ep I'm aware of that used the
"short" closing credits.
Peace - a fish story!
Hazar sends Borgum to negotiate peace with the Alliance, but Borgum has
The Red Moon people
The Air Team discovers a strange race on a new planet and come to realize
that it's the race that evacuated planet Nebb, the "planet of the Red Moon" (see ep 19 above).
This world's for the birds
Drule Captain Twyla (wasn't there a gal in LV with that same name?) is
attacked by birds on an alien planet and picked up by the Explorer.
Hawkins tries to befriend her as he did Sandu in "A temporary truce"
(ep 11), but this time it doesn't take.
That's the old ball game
Red Moon rises again
Another solar system
While exploring a planet, the VV Force finds that the Drules are already
there doing their own research. To everyone's surprise,
however, the Drule fleet evacuates the planet rather than fight.
Before long, though, another fleet arrives ready for battle.
(This and the next 2 eps were originally aired as a 3-part arc and
are on WEP's video "Whose solar system is it?)
Whose world is it?
VV and the Drules fight round 2 on the planet. Hazar, despite his
recent disgrace and demotion, attempts to stop the fighting and open up
negotiations for the planet.
It's anybody's world
A pivotal turning point in the series: Hazar, Hawkins, and Newley
finally meet face-to-face. But while they attempt to broker an
agreement that would allow the Drules to keep the planet, the VV Force discovers
that the planet is already inhabited by primitive humanoids.
Ordered by Viceroy Throk to fight for the planet, Hazar puts the remains of his career
on the line by disobeying his orders and leaving the planet in peace.
His subordinate Valen, however, has other ideas.
One of only two eps I'm aware of that uses the "long" closing credits.
It could be a long war
Color me invisible
Time running out
- Zero Hour Approaches
The Explorer, accompanied by Captain Newley's escort fleet, finally
reaches the Drule homeworld to help Hazar and his Underground Rebel Force
overthrow Emperor Zeppo as the Drule homeworld's situation becomes critical.
(This and the next three eps were originally aired as a 4-part "finale.")
- The Drules' world cracks up
The Drule revolution is in full force. The Explorer and VV fight
the Empire's forces above ground while Hazar and the URF battle underground
to reach Zeppo's stronghold.
- The Drules surrender
The Alliance defeats the Empire's forces once and for all. Hazar
confronts Zeppo face-to-face.
- The end of Hazar's world
With the Empire deposed and Zeppo and his minions in exile, the Explorer
must now evacuate the Drules to a new homeworld before their old homeworld
Voltron I/Vehicle Team Voltron/Vehicle Voltron,
Voltron II, Voltron III/Lion Force Voltron/Lion Voltron, and all associated
characters and images are the property of World
Events Productions, © 1984 (also © 1997 for Lion Voltron).
Voltron: The Third Dimension is the property of World Events Productions,
Mike Young Productions, and Netter Digital Entertainment, Inc., ©
1998. Kikou Kantai Dairugger XV (tr. Armored Armada Dairugger XV),
Light Speed God Algebas, and Hyakujuuou Goraion (tr. Hundred Beast King
Golion) are the property of Toei Co., Ltd., ©'s 1982, 1983, and 1981,
respectively. Future Robo Daltanius is the property of Toei Co.,
Ltd. and Sunrise Productions, © 1979.
Return to top