He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985)

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The most powerful man in the universe, He-Man, goes against the evil forces of Skeletor to save the planet Eternia and to protect the secrets of Castle Grayskull.

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John Erwin ...
 He-Man / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1985)
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 Man-At-Arms / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1985)
Linda Gary ...
 Teela / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1985)
Lou Scheimer ...
 Orko / ... (130 episodes, 1983-1985)
Erika Scheimer ...
 Arcadian women / ... (73 episodes, 1983-1985)
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In a distant and mystical land, wimpy Prince Adam leads the life of royalty. Unknown to all but a few close friends/allies, Prince Adam is actually a hero, the mighty He-Man. Together with his friends, (such as Teela; her father, a man-at-arms; mysterious Orko and his mighty friend/horse substitute Battle Cat), He-Man battles the evil Skeletor and his minions for control of the world, and, more importantly, for the control, power and "honor of Greyskull," the mysterious castle from which He-Man derives his powers. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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By the power of Grayskull!


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Legend has it that Mattell had originally planned to make a line of toys based on the 1982 movie Conan the Barbarian (1982), but balked when the finished movie was rated R. (This was before the advent of MacFarlane toys and other action figures aimed at adults.) Instead of scrapping the line, they created He-Man. Most sources agree that, while He-Man was influenced by Conan, there was no direct connection. See more »

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Man-At-Arms: That's very interesting, but silly.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Livin' on a Prayer (2012) See more »

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Opening and Closing Title Theme
by Haim Saban, Shuki Levy and Lou Scheimer (as Louis Scheimer)
Published by Warner Bros Music Corporation
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Pure Nostalgia
15 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I happen to have loved the 1980's.

The cartoons, movies, the music.

Prince and Michael Jackson with the music, the Nightmare on Elm Street movies, and then there was of course, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.

Those of us lucky enough to spend our childhood in the administration of Reagan, were blessed with this cartoon.

I picked this gem up on DVD a month ago and I love it. I watch it with the intensity that I did as a kid.

I wanted to show my children what real cartoons were all about. Now my children love He-Man, to the point where I had to make my 3 year old a power sword out of wood and I spray-painted it silver. Now he runs around the house, with it in the back of his shirt screaming, 'by the power of gray skull!' In fact, I'm going to also pick up the whole season 1 when it comes out later this week.

Just watching these things takes me back to 1983. The only thing that ever bothered me was that the Eternians were idiots. How could you not know that Prince Adam and He-Man were one and the same.

1. They look exactly alike

2. One is never around when the other one is

3. As soon as one disappears the other shows back up.

Pick it up and you'll learn what real cartoons were all about!!


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