02 August 2006

Space Pirates!

During the He-Man episode "One for All" we never hear any of the Space Pirates actually named, even though they are very striking characters. So, from left to right we have Lavaman, the rock man, Frogman, the frog man, Leo, the lion man, Batty, whom sits on the shoulder of Stickyfingers, and finally Hisser, the reptile man.


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5 comments:

Razz-Bel said...

Even though I don't remember their names, I feel like I've met them all before in another show. Maybe in another Filmation cartoon?

My mind also has stock footage in it, but no index.

Chris M said...

Howdy

Well considering their ahem original well thought out names I am glad only Stickyfingers is named.

Kevin Martinell said...

When I was a kid, and my family had taped this episode off the air, I would watch it over and over again ... It still is one of my favorites! :)

The scene that got the most laughter for me was when Leo and Hisser were in their vehicle, and Lion Man was trying to tell Hisser which way to turn, after some children covered Hisser's face in watermelon, and Hisser took a right instead of a left and they crashed:

Leo: "I said 'left,' you swab!"
Hisser: "I always did get those two mixed up!" LOL :)

These Space Pirates made me think of Skeletor and his original henchmen (As seen in episodes like "Diamond Ray of Disappearance" and "The Great Books Mystery"), except more comical looking, of course ... It was an amusing change to see these villains, on this occasion!

Back when you did the review of this episode, I remembered you first revealing the names of these "henchmen" ... Good bit of history there! I think I also read on the DVD that Batty was actually a repainted version of Saego, from "The Sleepers Awaken!" I used to think he was actually a reused Karg, from "The Return of Orko's Uncle" ... Never noticed this before!

This episode was also known for the famous "Power Pose" of Prince Adam (After Cringer brings back his sword), holding his sword like He-Man does during the transformation ... It was great to see that image you captured back on the He-Man homepage! :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Grimbot said...

Awful designs.
As if they were designed for some other cartoon and not MOTU.

ToonJukka said...

This episode has a special place in my "history" of getting re-introduced to Filmation He-Man episodes as my good friend Mikko shared his old childhood tape of recorded episodes of He-Man off the TV.

This was one of those episodes and I really enjoy He-Man's expression as he makes the rope to save the girl at the beginning of the episode. Also who could forget them re-using the famous Colossor background-painting, where all the characters are *huge* in comparison to the stone-chair. :D

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