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Voltron at 25

I heed the calls of my limited readership. I am a man of the people. You spoke and I listened. To break up the monotony of my posts on nostalgia, music, education, and various other technology things that interest me, I bring you this.

Voltron is 25 years old.

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Yes, little Michael Gallagher would rush home after St. Dominic’s School in Youngstown, Ohio, and sit in front of the TV watching G.I. Joe, Voltron, and Robotech. And then I would run outside with my siblings and try to form a lion by standing on each other. In our Catholic school clothes, much to my mother’s chagrin.

So there you have it. Please do visit this site because someone has not only upheld the dream of Voltron, but indeed embellished it. And who in their right mind would not want this t-shirt?

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Dynatherms? Intercells? Megathrusters? Ahh, back when science was nondescript jibber jabber.

For those who just can’t seem to get enough, it does seem that there will be a live action version of Voltron.

Will I see it? Absolutely not. I will keep my childhood right where it belongs. In some backyard in Ohio. In matching pants and shirt. In polished shoes. In fear.

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About Author

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

5 Comments

  1. Is it not the most brilliant t-shirt ever? I used to have a Voltron sleepin bag as a kid that I used all the time, even in my regular bed. This reminds me of that. I think I might be ordering it for myself.

  2. So this morning I typed “voltron” into Google images…as you do. As I am scrolling through the images, I find an excellent specimen… And when I select it, a familiar name appears “michaelseangallagher.” What a small digital world!

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