15 April 2011

A unique moral segment!

In the episode "He-Fan" from The New Adventures of He-Man, we are treated to a unique moral segment. The uniqueness stems from the fact that it features its own mini story with a near conclusion. We first see Flipshot and Spinwit attempting to look at some giant eggs in a nest, atop a large rock structure. They try and talk Adam into tagging along, but he wants no part of it. As Adam talks to the audience, Flipshot and Spinwit make their way over to the rock formation. The next thing we see is the two of them in the clutches of a creature! As the moral ends, Adam unsheathes the Sword of Power, talks to the audience once more, and the segment ends. Firstly, I like the idea that this is a short story in a moral segment; secondly I love the idea that we never see the conclusion to this story, but we are certain that He-Man will save the day! It is a shame that more episodes did not do this...



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3 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

He-Man's friends behave in a way that Orko would, in this segment. :) The creature featured reminds me of the various birdlike creatures that we see in the Filmation series from episodes like "Creatures from the Tar Swamp" and "Valley of Power." Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

David Monid said...

'Oh great, here we go ahead', says Adam as he draws his sword, ready to become He-Man to save his two dim-witted Galatic Guardian friends from a prehystorical pest. :D

Oh I can just imagine a He-Man audio story doing something like that, though I doubt Spinwitt and Flipshot would actually be addressed as 'din-witted'. :D

Chris (He-Fan) said...

I love this episode for a number of reasons, including the great moral segment! :)

...And yes, one of the other reasons is that my longstanding MOTU fandom moniker is the title of the episode! :)

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