The Voltron Force investigates a new planet in which it's only living inhabitants are bats. While exploring a
cave, Modok is attacked by a group of bats and falls gravely ill. This puts the Voltron Force at a disadvantage
when they are suddenly attacked by the Drules as they cannot form Voltron without Modok.
WRITTEN BY: Jack Paritz
TIMED BY: Jack Shaw
ORIGINAL AIR DATE: September 21, 1984
- This episode marks the first appearance of Nerok.
When Voltron was dubbed from Dairugger XV, 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 "Planet Of The Bats". Also detailed here are lines of dialogue that was scripted (and likely recorded) but not present in the episode.
- Trimmed from the shot of Jeff wondering if there's any intelligent life on the planet was Krik
appearing in the shot via split-screen and wryly responding: “I wonder if there's any intelligent life
Some lines of dialogue were originally scripted differently. This section details the noteworthy differences.
- Nerok's aide's line “You won't want to hear this, Nerok, but the Galaxy Alliance exploration force has
reached Planet Sentus before us!” was originally scripted as: “I don't know how to tell you this,
Nerok, but the Galaxy Alliance Exploration Force has reached planet Sentus before us!”
- Cliff's line “Hurry, switch on the automatic pilot!” was originally scripted as: “Switch on the automatic
- The Garrison Counsellor's line “I argue that it should not have been your decision. The committee
should have decided together.” was originally scripted as: “It should not have been your decision
Incidentally, the line was at one point re-written as: “I argue that it should not have been your
decision alone in the first place.”
- Graham's line “Gentlemen.” as he sits down at the conference table was originally scripted as:
“Please, be seated.”