Lauren: We have a great story for how [Lotor’s generals] were named. … There were a few names, Narti was the only one we kept. We have some weird name weirdness where we’re just like, “This one’s okay. This one sounds too much like this. This one weirds us out.”
Joaquim: It would drive the writers absolutely insane. …
Lauren: So Narti we liked, so Narti stuck. So we’re like okay, we’ve got that name, now we need three more. And so they came up with—It was Esor, Ythorod, and Aihpos. And we went with those for awhile until, literally Studio Mir—Korean studio with Korean speaking people—told us, “Hey, these are all old lady names backwards.”
Joaquim: Backwards, yea. So we were like, “Is this— ? These are the Golden Girls!”
Lauren: And they’re like, “Yes. Rose, Dorothy, and Sophia.” ….
Joaquim: [The Voltron writers] were pulling a fast one on us. And we fancy ourselves, you know, 80s enthusiasts. So when we didn’t catch it, we were like, “Double jerks. You guys really got it past us.”
Lauren: We were just mad because we felt like idiots.