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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Series cast summary:
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 / ... (74 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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Trivia

First cartoon to air in the USA straight to syndication on weekday afternoons instead of Saturday Mornings. See more »

Goofs

Series canon establishes that Trapjaw's right arm is mechanical, yet in several episodes, it shows his left arm to be mechanical, and switches back to his right arm. See more »

Quotes

Skeletor (U.S. Version): [Repeated Line] I'll get you for this, He-Man!
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Referenced in Half in the Bag: American Ultra (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

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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