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He-Man and the Masters of the Universe 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Erwin ...  He-Man / ... 130 episodes, 1983-1985
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Man-At-Arms / ... 130 episodes, 1983-1985
Linda Gary Linda Gary ...  Teela / ... 130 episodes, 1983-1985
Lou Scheimer ...  Orko / ... 130 episodes, 1983-1985
Erika Scheimer Erika Scheimer ...  Arcadian women / ... 73 episodes, 1983-1985
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Storyline

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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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

He-Man See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(130 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Linda Gary, played Teela, The Sorceress, Evil Lyn and Prince Adam's mother, Queen Marlena, but on several occasions, Marlena's voice was substituted by executive producer, Lou Scheimer's wife, Jay. This was because the 'official' voice actors such as Gary had it stipulated in their contract that they could only perform three voices in each episode. Therefore, Jay and her daughter Erika would often perform uncredited voices when needed. 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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Crazy Credits

In the title sequence, when He-Man breaks the wall the names of Lou Scheimer (executive producer) and Hal Sutherland (production consultant) appear. Sutherland's credit transforms into the Sorceress, going along with he-Man's narration. See more »

Alternate Versions

When He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) aired on CITV in the United Kingdom, several scenes were removed, not because they were inappropriate, but it was so that it would fit in a 20-minute slot. This usually included deleting the moral from the end. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 220 Volts: Anos 80 (2012) 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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"By the power of Grayskull! I HAVE THE POWER!"
27 April 2004 | by DarthBillSee all my reviews

Ah, He-Man... larger than life hero of my infant years.

Yeah it all feels real campy now, but it's hard to dislike this old show, one of the most fondly remembered of the 80s era.

Prince Adam and He-Man looked exactly the same, just like Clark Kent/Superman, and no one ever caught on. Prince Adam's wardrobe could have used some work, but hey, it was aimed at little kids. In today's increasingly cynical era in which finding kid friendly shows is getting ever harder to do, parents should rest assured that this one is user friendly and shouldn't leave their children too badly scarred. Too bad they don't try to work in more morality into shows anymore.

Remade twice so far and one live action feature film. The new He-Man actually looks kind of like Dolph Lundgren of the live action film, but with a much more wildly drawn physique. Also had a spin off known as "She-Ra: Princess of Power". Whether or not that will be remade I don't know.

I always thought "Thundercats" borrowed a lot from He-Man: big burly hero, magical sword, demonic villain, lots of hideous henchmen, and lots of science fictional elements blended with fantasy elements. The biggest difference, of course, was that He-Man was smarter than Lion-O, the lead character of "Thundercats" (not that that was completely his fault).


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