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 Taking of Grayskull"...
This episode has one of the greatest script premises of the series, but due to average writing and poor animation, it fails to deliver. The script spends far too long focusing on the parts of the story that we would rather not care about; all we want to see is He-Man in the other dimension confronting Skeletor. And that is where the episode fails again; instead of fighting Skeletor to win back Castle Grayskull, the heroes spend what seems like an eternity in the beautifully illustrated other dimension overcoming obstacles. He-Man's feat of lifting Castle Grayskull does make this episode memorable, but even with that fantastic scene, this episode is still a huge disappointment. 5/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?