02 March 2011

Horde Prime must not be seen clearly.

In Robert Lamb's script for "Micah of Bright Moon" he specifically states to the storyboard artists that Horde Prime "must not be seen clearly". This is interesting because it implies that during production the writers and artists at Filmation were still undecided as to how to present Horde Prime to the audience. As I mentioned in a post a couple of weeks ago, Bob Forward had written a visual joke involving Horde Prime wearing Bermuda shorts in his script for "Horde Prime Takes A Holiday". I for one cannot even begin to fathom why any writer or artist would want to include Horde Prime visually in an episode, because by remaining unseen the character is far stronger, and mysterious!

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Kevin Martinell said...

Agreed ... This idea applies to other characters in the Filmation series like Orko and The Red Knight. Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Fabian said...

I agree that not seeing Horde Prime in the cartoon added a lot of mystery and made the character seem more powerful. I am glad that Filmation went this route in presenting Horde Prime.

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