A Closer Look at the VOLTRON Lion Keys

In the 1980s animated television series VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE, the five heroes who comprise the Voltron Force pilot five robotic lions which, when in a bind, can merge into the giant robot Voltron. When not in use, each lion resides in its own hidden “den.” To activate a lion, its pilot must insert a special key […]


One of my favorite animated television programs from my childhood in the 1980s is VOLTRON: DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE. The series follows the adventures of two teams of space explorers.  The first team, the Voltron Lion Force, consists of five members — Keith, Lance, Pidge, Hunk and Princess Allura — each of whom flies a […]

FLASH GORDON (Steve Holland)

I love science-fiction movies and TV. For whatever reason I tend to gravitate toward the older stuff. One such example is the 1950s FLASH GORDON television series starring Steve Holland. I wouldn’t call it a great show, but I can see how it would be entertaining for children of all ages… like me. Of all […]