King Zarkon falls seriously ill and lies on the verge of death. Prince Lotor travels to Planet Arus in search of native red berries that can cure his father. He takes along a magic potion that was brewed by another Doom hag and uses it to create Tree Beasts to help capture Princess Allura.

WRITTEN BY: Howard Albrecht & Sol Weinstein
TIMED BY: Bernice Albrecht
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: October 5, 1984

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When Voltron was dubbed from Golion, the series suffered a number of edits, mostly to remove material that was considered objectionable or inappropriate for Voltron. However, some of the deleted material was intended to be featured in the series only to wind up on the cutting room floor anyway. This section details what deleted material was intended to be featured in "Zarkon Is Dying". Also detailed here are lines of dialogue that was scripted (and likely recorded) but not present in the episode.

  • Deleted from the shot of Nanny walking up to a bush after she says there's enough berries to feed an army was a line of dialogue from her where she states she's found more berries: “And there's even more here.”

  • Deleted from the shot of the two handmaidens after Allura tells them it's time to leave was a line of dialogue from the first handmaiden: “Yes, let's get out of here! It's getting creepy!”

Some lines of dialogue were originally scripted differently. This section details the noteworthy differences.

  • Lotor's line “So, you're frightened by my tree-beasts?” was originally scripted as: “I'm so sorry…you're frightened by my tree-beasts?”

  • Keith's line “Release number one!” was originally scripted as: “Discharge number one!”

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