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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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1985   1984   1983  
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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 ...  Orko / ... 130 episodes, 1983-1985
Erika Scheimer Erika Scheimer ...  Arcadian women / ... 74 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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Did You Know?

Trivia

The writers deliberately gave Alan Oppenheimer's characters lines in quick succession, so they could watch him switch between characters during recording sessions. 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 »


Soundtracks

Opening and Closing Title Theme
Composed by Haim Saban, Shuki Levy and Lou Scheimer (as Louis Scheimer)
Published by Warner Bros Music Corporation
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User Reviews

He-Man would never have lasted to today if it were just toys.
13 November 2002 | by csolteszSee all my reviews

There was a reason this show was the hit of the '80's and maintains a loyal fan base to this day. It wasn't the toys (every other show had toys too), and it wasn't the media hype - it was the stories. The tales were thoughtful, compassionate and relevant. As an adult looking back, I can see the underlying themes much better, but even as a child I understood that Castle GraySkull was a thinly-veiled metaphor for the viewers mind (as well as a "things aren't always what they seem" lesson) and that love was the main point. I never cared for She-Ra as much, but the credits sang out the motif clearly - "For the Honor of Love...By the Power Above...We have the Power, so can You..."

I am NOT of any particular religion, and attempts to infiltrate a dogma into a show usually irritate the XYZ out of me, but this was does well. This was done Right. They took an ordinary "Muscle-Hero" story and managed to subtly turn it on its head; to satisfy the desire for adventure while teaching kindness and morality. It was, in all, a gentle show. A unique show, like Fat Albert. I wish they would reshow it.

Many people say that it wouldn't fly nowadays, that today's kids are too sophisticated for the slower things. Maybe. But I think it's worth the try.


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Language:

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Release Date:

26 September 1983 (USA) See more »

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(130 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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