17 September 2006

Robert Lamb: Frustration...

I spoke to Robert Lamb about the problems when writing He-Man...

"Sometimes when I would argue a character point with Arthur Nadel, he would say, "Why are you fighting me on this? You are over-intellectualizing these stories. All five-year old boys want is He-Man beating the bad guys." The condescension was frustrating. Romance was played down; continuity was discouraged; and somehow we still managed to slip some in anyway."

3 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Thank goodness episodes like "Revenge Is Never Sweet," "Happy Birthday Roboto," and "Capture The Comet Keeper" did a decent job in keeping continuity. :)

This image of He-Man vs. Beast-Man, from both "Diamond Ray Of Disappearance" and "The Cosmic Comet" is priceless! :)

Thanks for posting and reading! God Bless...

~KevyGuy :)
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Pig Boy said...

Ah the old shinanigans if thinking kids are stupid.
The single most annoying thing about Filmation as a studio.
X-men or Spiderman never spook down to kids and look how popular they were!

ToonJukka said...

Dang harsh to hear of Arthur thinking this way.

He-Man had the potential to make such great stories that could be enjoyed by both kids and adults. Thank the heavens they did sneak some subtle continuity in there as well as great character-defining moments that go beyond "Hero punches bad guys".

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