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 "Dawn of Dragoon"...
Instead of treating the Orko like a mischievous child, or using him as comic relief, Robby London gives Orko a three-dimensional personality and a history that makes us sit up and take notice. The character interaction between he and Dree Elle is, at times, beautifully scripted, and we get a sense that these two cartoon characters actually do love one another. The sub-plot with Prince Adam unable to transform into He-Man is paced incredibly well with the resolution being a one of the most memorable moments of the series. Of course one of the series' best scenes occurs when Orko and Dree Elle reveal their faces to one another. Orko's homeworld was revisited numerous times during the series, but no other episode did it as perfectly as this. 8/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?