Let's Voltron: The Official Voltron Podcast

[009]: Original Series Writer Marc Handler (Part 1)

Episode Summary

We brought the whole gang together, including Marc Morrell, Mike French, and Jeremy Corray, because we are interviewing one of the members of the Original Production Team for Voltron: Defender of the Universe; Head Writer Marc Handler. In the first of a two part interview to be concluded next week, Marc Handler, coming to us from Shanghai, China, talks about his work on the original series, the Fleet of Doom Special, and Voltron: The Third Dimension. We even talk about Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs.

Episode Notes

In part one of a two-part episode, Marc, Mike and Jeremy all interview Marc Handler, the head writer for the Original series after Jameson Brewer, who also wrote the Fleet of Doom special, which brought together the Lion Force Voltron and the Vehicle Voltron teams. Marc Handler was the Head Writer for Voltron: The Third Dimension, the first US-produced 3D animated series.

Marc Handler is currently living and working in Shanghai, China, and was the WEP representative that worked with Toei Animation in Japan when WEP commissioned Toei to produce the 20 original episodes of Lion Force Voltron back in 1985. Just to show how much Marc loves the fans, he recorded these two episodes with us between 12:30 AM and 2:45 AM in Shanghai. His enthusiasm is still very strong for Voltron and the fans of the series. Thank you, Marc!

Marc gives our hosts a lesson about the original creators of the the Voltron animation from Japan. Humbly, Marc pays homage to the Japanese animators and writers that brought us this wonderful hero and characters that we have loved for 30 years!

If you ever wondered what story Marc would pitch for the Live-Action Voltron Movie, you'll hear it here first on the Let's Voltron Podcast.

We know you all gave us great questions for Marc Handler. Those questions will all be answered in Part 2 of our interview with Marc Handler, coming next week. So, come back here for Part 2, because Marc Handler will give great insight for writers. If you want to become a writer, or improve on your writing, Marc gives some great tips.

Thank you for listening!