Yes, on this very day twenty-three years ago He-Man and the Masters of the Universe premiered in the UK before any other country in the world! Little did Filmation or Mattel know at the time that their new cartoon series would influence the lives of millions of young children. For all of us who grew up in the eighties, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was a big part of our childhoods. The characters, settings, and stories will never be forgotten!
To celebrate He-Man's twenty-third birthday I am featuring TWENTY-THREE He-Man entries in one single session! :)
So, let the fun begin...
Here is an image from the pilot episode "Diamond Ray of Disappearance" which really defines two of the characters in the He-Man series, summing up their role in relation to Eternia. Here we see He-Man and Battle Cat almost "keeping watch" over the Royal Palace and Eternia. It is a very atmospheric image using a very familiar panning shot to full effect. What is amusing is that in the actual episode from his vantage point He-Man and Battle Cat both can see Skeletor's Robot Knights have taken control of the Royal Palace. Now we know He-Man has good vision, but look where he is in comparison to the Royal Palace! His vision cannot be that good!
(click on the image to see it at full-size)