Rise and Atone Episode 1 integrates two missing scenes back into Launch Date.
Special thanks to the following people:
PrideArts, our artist for these comic panels (Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram)
Ten Bond, as Shiro (YouTube)
Bones, as Keith (Twitter, Instagram)
Alyssa (Karavsaya), as Pidge
Lotor and the Generals, for the amazing opening and closing tracks (Twitter, Instagram)
The first is based upon glitched background tracking found in the scene in which Keith and Lance talk during the sunset. The purpose is to provide emotional resonance between Shiro and his closest friend, Keith, as well as reintegrate narrative weight toward Keith, as the leader of Voltron, beginning to question a decision that affected not only one individual but an entire universe.
The second reintegrates a missing scene in which Pidge sends Beezor to take a picture during Lance and Allura’s date. It provides an explanation for why Beezor happens to be out so late as well as further narrative weight toward Pidge putting others’ feelings above her own, a lesson she will later teach another character. The scene also provides foreshadowing for a larger story world event.