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 Defection"...
This episode has a very original and unique story with a former villainess trying to atone for her past deeds. However, from that moment on, all the characters do throughout the episode is talk about how people can change. Orko's attitude in particular becomes tiresome, because it seems a little too out of character. One of the things that lets this episode down most of all is the visuals, which are at times incredibly questionable. One has only to look at the way Orko is drawn from shot to shot. By the time the second act has begun it feels as if this episode is talking down to the audience by constantly reaffirming the moral of the story. Like we could ever forget it. 4/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?