Review for Voltron Force new episode “Roots of Evil”
Well, never thought that an episode like this would ever air. This new installment was definitely a turning point in the Voltron universe. Just like the episode in the old series where Allura takes Sven’s place as the Blue Lion pilot; now she passed the baton to cadet Princess Larmina.
The episode shows a brief discussion between Maahox and myself. It is clear that Maahox has his own agenda with the last comment he made saying that he is always two steps ahead of me….suspicious, right? I guess it is just another way of WEP saying that not only Allura is going but even I will soon be replaced.
The menace in this episode were some plants filled with haggarium that had roots which were threatening to reach Arus’ core and destroy the planet but in the process the plant would also produce more haggarium. The other threat for Allura was her issue of how being a Blue Lion pilot was interfering in her duties as Princess of Arus. So she has to make a decision. Helping a farmer was the way for her to finally decide that it was time for her to stop being a Voltron pilot and start ruling her people. That means that all those many reasons before this one were not as imp0rtant for her to quit piloting Blue and start ruling her people.
Now it’s very clear that Coran is not helping her anymore like in the old series. That was one of the reasons she was pilot of the Blue Lion; Coran was a helping hand in the ruling process. But things have changed; Coran has no purpose in Arus and he’s always on Galaxy Garrison working in his new job as a lawyer….
Another detail was the discovery of Daniel’s infection with haggarium and how the other cadets are keeping it a secret. I predict this is something that will soon be considered another mischief equally ignored and rewarded from the older pilots. Those damned cadets always get away with mischief. I actually don’t care about this much, I just wish this is the cause Daniel finally gets kicked out of the Voltron Force for good. (crossing my fingers)
What I liked: The less than 5 minutes that I was featured in this episode of course. Hmmmmmm….what else? Well, the haggarium plant was pretty cool but it was a reminder of another old Voltron episode “Zarkon is dying”. So nothing new there, just the haggarium and that there were no flowers, no Witch Sondra, or Haggar and no Zarkon (tho I think Zarkon was mentioned).
My dislikes: As I always predicted, the cadets are there to stay. Now we will see less Allura and more Larmina and her squeaky annoying voice. They should’ve brought back Sven, but they made him sick with haggarium so that he would have no possibility of coming back. Who’s next? Keith or Lance? Pidge or Hunk? Make your bets people!!! I theorize that at least Keith will be one of them cause Daniel really wants Black Lion. But I still don’t know if Lance will be the one substituted by Super Vince.
All in all…I still stand tall in the same opinion I had on June 2011 when this series aired for the first time. This new series should have been a reboot. Why bring new characters when the old ones were soo cool and they didn’t need replacing? They wanted a new generation to watch? Fine! Keep the old and make it all new. They could have kept the old fans and make whole new fans too.
Next episode will feature a clone army of myself….. Can so much perfection become actually reality?? Hahahahaha!!! Let’s see….
Here are the comments made on my FB page after the episode was aired:
Enjoy and see you next week!