Latest Voltron Legendary Defender Season 8 trailer blazes with high-octane action

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Dec 13, 2018, 1:28 PM EST

The most visually dazzling trailer yet hyping Season 8 of Netflix's Voltron Legendary Defender has just hit the web, courtesy of DreamsWorks Animation Television.

And if you think our giant lion robot hero with a penchant for blazing swords rocked before, you haven't seen anything yet.  The exhilarating teaser foregoes the dialogue from a previous trailer that debuted at New York Comic Con in October to unveil some of the universally acclaimed series' best anime yet.

The clip starts out with a Kubrick-inspired "Star Gate" shot straight out of 2001 and a glimpse of various characters, including the Galran Empire's prince Lotor and the Altean chemist Honerva, aka Haggar the witch.


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It's then followed by amazing space mecha battles, Robeasts galore, the five Paladins including Shiro and Keith unleashing some explosive action and, of course, the big guy himself, Voltron — all set to a truly pulse-pounding Daft Punk and Hans Zimmer-inspired electronica score.


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The new season picks up with the Voltron Force, having saved Earth, now working to prevent Honerva, Zarkon's resurrected Empress, from setting into motion her deadliest plan yet to conquer the galaxy.

Team Voltron

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Season 8 of Voltron Legendary Defender premieres on Netflix tomorrow, Dec. 14.

So everyone get to your lions, stat!