On the ravaged planet of Taujeer, Galra commander Marvok strips the planet of resources and prevents the citizen's escape. Allura and Keith go off on a separate mission to learn how Zarkon is tracking them down and on their isolated trip debate if any Galra people are even fighting Zarkon's rule. The remaining foru Paladins arrive on Taujeer to help the Ark escape, only to be fired upon by Galra forces closest to them as Zarkon located them none the less. When Keith & Allura are informed by Coran they try to use the booster jets to arrive sooner but end up destroying their pod. Hunk activates a new power up for his Yellow Lion which prevents the Ark from falling into a lake of acid. The Red Lion ventures into space to Keith & Allura's position and retrieves them to form Voltron, which defeats the Galra ship. After saving the Ark and resting in the Castle, it is apparent to them now that Zarkon is following them by way of his old connection to the Black Lion.
For millennia, the evil Galra Empire has plagued the universe by conquering planets and destroying their inhabitants. The only known threat to the empire's power and plans, is the legendary "Defender of the Universe" Voltron, a 100 meter tall robot warrior composed of five lion mechas whose whereabouts are presumed to be unknown. The Galra Empire's path of conquest and search for Voltron has led them to Earth's solar system. A group of space pilots-Shiro, Keith, Lance, Pidge, and Hunk-discover the blue lion and immediately get swept up into the Galran War. They meet Princess Allura, become the next Paladins, and reunite the five lions to form Voltron and free the universe from the Galra Empire.
**NOTE: Even though Netflix releases all episodes of Voltron: Legendary Defender on one day, they are portrayed on the TV Calendar as airing one episode a day, for ease of visualisation.
Voltron: Legendary Defender - The Ark of Taujeer Synopsis and Schedule