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Episode 83 (11)

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A Temporary Truce
Air date 14 Dec. 1984
Episode Transcript

Plot Summary

A Drule fighter pilot called Zandu crash lands in his star fighter during training where he is rescued by the Voltron Force. The Galaxy Alliance decides to use it as an opportunity to show their peaceful intentions by treating him as a guest instead of as a captive and repairing his ship so he can return to his fleet.

Cliff, Chip, and some of the other Voltron Force members.

Shannon at first rejects the plan. However he eventually comes around, becoming Zandu's friend. The S.S. Explorer's repair crew refuses to fix the ship so the Voltron Force decide to repair it themselves but they aren't very good engineers, however their intentions inspire the repair team to step up and fix it themselves. Meanwhile Zandu's mother ship arrives and it's captain orders his ship to open fire on Zandu's craft. The crew refuses, so the captain shoots it down himself. Shannon runs to the crash to rescue Zandu. Zandu crash-lands on a planet and though badly wounded, survives.

Featured Characters

Voltron Force

Explorer crew


Galaxy Garrison on Earth


"I'm gonna teach this guy a lesson, even if I have to go through you to do it!"
    — Shannon, getting a little to stupid while mouthing off to Hawkins


"Shannon, I'm very sorry about your brother, but he's a friend of ours, too. We all have friends and relatives held captive by the Drule Empire. Zandu is not our prisoner, he is our guest. Make him feel welcome!"
    — Hawkins second response to Shannon mouthing off, his first being to punch Shannon


  • Shannon reveals he has a brother who is currently being held prisoner on Planet Doom.

Notable Edits from the Original Armored Fleet Dairugger XV episode

  • Unlike in Voltron, Zandu does not survive his crash-landing in the original version of the episode.

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