Season 1, Episode 1
"New School Defenders"
Original airdate: June 16, 2011
Writer(s): Todd Garfield
Director(s): John Delaney
Storyboards by: World Events Productions
Preceded by: NONE
Succeeded by: Defenders of Arus

"New School Defenders" is the first episode of Voltron Force. It aired on Nicktoons on June 16, 2011.


After Voltron's victory over Lotor and his army, the Lions lost control and nearly destroyed a city. Because of this, Galaxy Alliance commander, Sky Marshall Wade ordered the Lions to be dismissed from their duty as defenders of the universe and disbanded the Voltron Force. Since that day only the Galaxy Alliance has been in charge of protecting the universe while Lance , Pidge, and Hunk are acting officers in the army, Princess Allura is ruling planet Arus, and Keith is a fugitive from the Alliance. Daniel is a mischievous and curious student in the Galaxy Alliance air school. Daniel and fellow student Vince are recruited into the Voltron Force as junior cadets and later members of a resistance against Sky Marshall Wade, during which Keith infiltrates Wade's secret base and searches for the Black Lion. Now, as part of the resistance's plan, Daniel and Vince sneak into Wade's bath room and switch out his prized pin with a fake one and head back to "The Den", the resistance headquarters. Meanwhile, Keith discovers his Black Lion and breaks it and himself out of the base, contacting Pidge and trying to escape Wade's security.


The episode starts of with Daniel on a ramp and his two friends near a river. Daniel's friends are telling him to jump the river. He goes down the ramp and says "It's not a dare if I want to do it." Then he races up the ramp and over the river in midair something flies toward him but he makes the jump. He look around and sees a giant robeast destroying the city. The robeast looks a Daniel and then the Black Lion jumps over Daniel and the rest of the Voltron Force come. Daniel smiles. The Black Lion claws at robeast. Daniel jumps back over the river to his friends. There is a fire and Daniel and his friends ride into the city where they catch up with the Black Lion. the Voltron Force jump up and the Theme Song begins. It shows Daniel in the Galaxy Alliance air school.