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 "Masks of Power"...
The first few minutes of this episode almost effortlessly create a strong air of suspense and mystery; with the heroes discovering the City of the Ancients. As soon as Demos and Tyrella appear we are treated to numerous action scenes at breakneck speed. Not only do we get all this action, but at Castle Grayskull we are lessoned in the history of Eternia. The fact that the Sword of the Ancients is located deep within Snake Mountain is a great plot twist. There is a moment during the story where the pace seems to slow down, but when He-Man and Man-At-Arms face off with Demos and Tyrella, we find that the episode delivers exactly what we are expecting. 6/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?