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 "Wizard of Stone Mountain"...
Once more, Paul Dini gets a chance to write for Teela, and once more he makes the character shine; her relationship with Mallek is one of the most memorable of the series. Mallek himself is a great guest character. From his opening scenes to his foolish bargain, we get a sense that this is a man who is not thinking clearly. He-Man's confrontation with the Spirit of Evil is incredibly well-scripted; not only does it take the dynamic of good versus evil to a new level, but we learn just how deep He-Man's goodness runs. What Paul Dini does with this episode is write a love story like no other. A love story that involves three people, the rescuing of a man's soul, and the Spirit of Evil. 7/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?