Launch Date Review with Dana, Rye and Todd


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Our Voltron friends, Dana, Rye and Todd join Marc and Greg to review the first episode of Season 8 of Voltron Legendary Defender, Launch Date.

Dana, who lives in Tennessee, recently had lost all of her possessions in a fire at her family's home. This was a devastating loss for Dana. Here are some pictures of the house after the fire and the area that used to be Dana's bedroom:

There is a GoFundMe page setup to help support Dana's family and their efforts to recover from this tragedy with their most immediate needs. They have not reached the GoFundMe goal yet, so please provide help if you can to a very special Voltron fan and her family at this link:

Dana's best friend, Rye, who lives in South Carolina, knew that Dana had lost a lot of personal items with sentimental value, including a lot of art, signed posters and other special items she had bought at various conventions that Rye and Dana attended together over the years. One item, in particular, was a Voltron poster that Dana had signed by many of the voice actors and crew from Voltron Legendary Defender that she had collected at several conventions. Rye, without Dana knowing, had reached out to us on Twitter DM and asked if there was any way to connect with DreamWorks Animation to see if there was a way to get something signed and sent to Dana.

We contacted Seth Fowler at DreamWorks PR, letting him know about the fire that destroyed Dana's signed poster, and asked if they could help Rye get something signed for her friend, Dana. It just so happened that THAT very night, the DreamWorks Animation group had planned a cast and crew party to celebrate the final season of Voltron Legendary Defender.

Within a week, a signed poster of the combined lithographs of all the Voltron Legendary Defender characters, which was signed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Lauren Montgomery, Josh Keaton, Kimberly Brooks, Neil Kaplan, AJ LoCascio, and more of the cast and crew that were at the party that night, was on its way to Dana's boyfriend's house, where Dana was staying. Rye had given the address to Seth so it would be a surprise to Dana.

Here are the pictures Dana shared on Twitter when she received that package:

A huge THANK YOU to DreamWorks, the cast and crew of Voltron Legendary Defender, and everyone involved in getting this signed poster to Dana. And of course, this would have never been possible without Rye, who not only initiated the communication to get her best friend something that meant a lot to her, but introduced Dana to Voltron Legendary Defender in the first place.

You'll hear all of these stories and more, as Dana and Rye joined us to help review Launch Date, the first episode of Season 8 of Voltron Legendary Defender on Netflix.

Dana is on Twitter: @danahall26

Rye is on Twitter: @yauilla

Todd Matthy also joined us for this episode review podcast. Todd has been on the podcast previously, as well. Todd had been involved in the MediaBlasters DVD set for Voltron: Defender of the Universe, back in 2006.

Todd is on Twitter: @ToddCMatthy

Todd is also the creator of Robots vs. Princesses, a full-color comic book series. "Princess Zara wants to find a baby dragon. Instead she finds a giant robot. Together, they must stop a robot army."


Robots vs. Princesses #4 is on sale January 30th from @dynamitecomics so there’s still time to get pre-orders in (and re-orders) in. Please do so, it’ll help increase the visibility of the book.

Here are some of our favorite screenshots from Launch Date, the 1st episode from Season 8 of Voltron Legendary Defender:

And here is the Proof from Beast King GoLion that Pidge is descended from Ninjas:

As Always, Thanks for Listening! Let's Voltron!!

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