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 "Song of Celice"...
This episode has all the makings of a great one, but somehow it falls short. The basic premise itself is wonderful, but too many opportunities are passed by. Instead of seeing more of Celice and the danger Tahryn faces by her absence, we are treated to an out of place sub-plot involving Teela attempting to find and rescue her father. The scenes at Snake Mountain with Celice falling under the command of Skeletor are good, but by contrast the scenes of He-Man and his friends following Yog are not. The final confrontation at Castle Grayskull should feel like an event, but it feels like something is missing. Yog's all-too-brief brief battle with He-Man pretty much sums up the episode. 4/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?