As many of you will know, in 2010 I published The unofficial cartoon guide to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. At 300+ pages the book features 700+ pieces of trivia, 460+ deleted scenes, 360+ examples of animation reuse, 380+ quotes, 50+ abandoned episodes, and a LOT more! It is the book that NO fan of the Filmation series can live without! BUY IT NOW!
As an incentive, here is my brief review and rating (as they appear in the book) for "The Dragon Invasion"...
Out all the episodes in the series, this one has to be one of the most action-packed; delivering confrontations and surprising conflicts as the story unfolds. We see a large cast of both heroes and villains, and yet all get a decent amount of screen time, with none of them feeling forced into the script. Skeletor's conquering of Castle Grayskull and his battle with He-Man at Snake Mountain provide the benchmark for all such future conflicts in the series. It should be noted that the pacing throughout the episode is near perfection, especially the way in which Skeletor conquers Castle Grayskull. This episode represents everything that is good about the conceptual beginnings of the series. 8/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?