I hate it when I get behind on my podcasts because my commenting may have already been done by someone. Anyway, as such, here goes. Randy, Voltron premiered in 1985. Super Sentai, the Japanese TV show that Power Rangers uses the stock footage from premiered in 1975. The Power Rangers is actually stock footage from the 16th season of the Super Sentai series. So no, Voltron was not ripped off by a show that premiered 10 years before it did. Wikipedia is an evil mistress because about 6 years ago I got curious about all this and found it all out myself and it has been swimming around in my head taking up useful real estate ever since. Now it in yours!
Love the show as always,