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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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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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1983 (USA) See more »

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He-Man See more »

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Filmation Associates,Mattel See more »
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Runtime:

(130 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Filmation's long time composer Ray Ellis declined to work on this show because as a composer, he was never paid anything up front, only from residuals when the music was aired on TV. Since this series was the first to try out the straight to syndication market, Ellis was afraid he would never see any money coming in. Shuki Levy and Haim Saban had no problem accepting the deal, and started working on two straight to syndication shows simultaneously: He-Man and Inspector Gadget. See more »

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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

Man-At-Arms: That's very interesting, but silly.
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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 »

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Soundtracks

Opening and Closing Title Theme
by Haim Saban, Shuki Levy and Lou Scheimer (as Louis Scheimer)
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4 June 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

If you haven't seen He-Man and the Masters of the Universe either because you weren't born or because you haven't got round to it then may I suggest you get your hands on a copy.

I've always liked fantasy shows and you don't get more fantasy than He-Man. He-Man was the allegedly mightiest man in the universe and he led the forces of good against the truly wicked Skeletor who was evil personified.

The characters, the vehicles, the weapons and the stories were fantastic. Joining He-Man were the likes of Buzz-Off (a bumblebee man), Battle Cat (a ferocious tiger like cat) and Stratos (a birdman). They battled the likes of Skeletor and his crew which included Spikor (covered in Spikes), Stinkor (smelt worse than anything) and Beast Man (a big hairy creature). They battled all across Planet Eternia and He-Man always won. Also, it may be lost on young viewers but the show always tried to persuade it's audience to do the right thing in life which is a good thing. After all, wouldn't you rather have someone like He-Man giving moral guidance as opposed to some real life guy in a suit?

My favourite scenes was where wimpy Prince Adam held aloft his sword and became He-Man in a flash of light. He would then point his sword at his cowardly pet Cringer and turn him into the brave Battle Cat.

A great show-they don't make them like this anymore.


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