Let's Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast

[018]: Original Series Associate Producer John Teichmann

Episode Summary

In this episode, Marc welcomes back Jeremy Corray to help interview John Teichmann, who was Associate Producer for Voltron: Defender of the Universe. John, along with Peter Keefe, was involved in the selection process that determined which Japanese anime would be used to become the Voltron Trilogy.

Episode Notes

Welcome Back, Jeremy Corray! You will find Jeremy and John Teichmann have a lot in common in this episode, as we go back in time to when the first tapes were delivered to WEP, and an innocent mistake in shipping led to Voltron: Defender of the Universe.

Original Series Associate Producer John Teichmann gives Marc and Jeremy a first-hand account of what it was like to be involved with the Voltron phenomenon from the beginning, and what keeps people talking about it to this very day.

John identifies some of the key features that made broadcasters buy into the Voltron promise, including excellent stereo sound by Paul Vitello and his team, superior music by John Petersen and Dale Schacker, and great writing by Jameson Brewer, Marc Handler, and the rest of the writing team.

John gives insight into a side of the Voltron story we had not ever heard before, and details what he has been doing since Voltron finished its original television run in 1986.

All we can say is, when do we get to see Albegas?

Thanks for listening!