Voltron’s Foibles: How The Self-Interest Of Writers Impedes Progress And Connection With The Audience
In December 2018, Voltron: Legendary Defender concluded its series with its final season. More accurately, Voltron managed to perform a failure in endings so spectacular, one can really only wonder how a group of writers could manage to perform so many faux pas one after the other. Currently, season 8 of Voltron boasts an impressive (but not enviable) 5% on rotten tomatoes’ audience scoring as a result of disgruntled fans who were unimpressed with nearly every topic explored within the show. From debateable topics such as Lotor’s potential for a redemption arc to clearly problematic handlings of LGBT characters to text outside the show in the form of post-reveal interviews, the staff seemingly could not keep themselves from making wrong moves at nearly every turn and topic.