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 […]