13 August 2012

Rarely used cast members.

I always thought this image, as seen in the introduction sequence to The New Adventures of He-Man series, was interesting. Often with introduction sequences we are introduced to prominent characters from the show we are about to watch. However, that is not the case with this image. Obviously Hydron and Flipshot would appear in pretty much every episode of the series, but the same cannot be said for the other three men. Kayo, Vizar, and Nocturna would barely appear in the series. Nocturna was by far the least seen character of the entire series! It is strange that they chose this collection of characters for this shot...


(click on the image to see it at full-size)

5 comments:

13977 said...

Jack Olesker has explained why these characters weren't focused on but I agree it really is a shame we didn't see more of them. Especially later on when the newer Galactic Guardians were recruited and we got episodes focusing on them, it really seemed like Kayo, Vizar, and Nocturna got passed over. If you read the series bible these characters have some really interesting abilities which could have been used in the series had we gotten more episodes featuring them.

I really love this shot from the opening sequence, in fact I just love the whole NA opening sequence it so epic!

Kevin Martinell said...

Good point, plus at least one of the "leading ladies" could have been included among the group. :)

Mosquitor said...

I remember being surprised- and disappointed- as a kid that these characters appeared in the show so little despite being on the opening sequence. As I was introduced to the NA through the fantastic UK comics series I was used to Tartarus/Kayo, Vizar and Nocturna being major players and had expected them to be much the same in the show.

I know now that the reason they were used so little was because their toys were no longer new at the time the show went into production and the writers were told to focus on the newer figures... so I wonder if the opening sequence was drawn before the scripts had actually gone into production; it would explain a lot if the makers thought these guys would be major characters in the show at the time they designed the opening sequence.

David Monid said...

I'm assuming all 5 were supposed to be amajor part of the sries, but Hydron and Flipshot were the two lucky ones to be used more often.

Perhaps they were focused on a lot more as their gimmicks were more noticable?

Buzz Chuck said...

I always wondered if they thought they would all sort of get used equally when the wrote the series bible and created the opening, but then the writers just didn't use a lot of the characters

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