05 September 2012


It's hard to believe, but at 4.20pm today on the 5th September 1983, some TWENTY-NINE years ago, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe had its WORLD premiere in the UK! Oddly the series wouldn't premiere in the USA until September 26th. The first episode aired was naturally the pilot episode "Diamond Ray of Disappearance". In celebration of that day I thought I would record a commentary track for the episode. Throughout this track I wax lyrical about the original script, deleted scenes, animation reuse, and much more etc. ENJOY!

For your listening pleasure, "Diamond Ray of Disappearance" 29th ANNIVERSARY COMMENTARY TRACK!

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


David Monid said...

Loved the commentery James, it was awsome, despite the fact you were the only one doing the commentery.

I have a theory that perhaps the episode was edited due to the fact that the episode went on for a little longer then it was supposed to, hence the missing scenein most media as they use the updated for syndication master tape or something?

I know it was meant for syndication, but perhaps that extra scene was only supposed to appear in 'The Greatest Adventures of All', du to the fact that it was a movie, so therunning time wouldn't have mattered too much? Anyway that's my theory.

It was interesting to hear that the UK was the first countryever to air He-Man, that's quite an honor indeed. :)

Once again an awsome commentery track James, here'shoping for a few more in the future perhaps.

Kevin Martinell said...

Spoken in true "sultry" and "seductive" tones, Sir! Nice job on enunciating the line, "Maybe we can reach her in the Window of Spirits." It was a treat to hear an audio version of the information in your He-Man cartoon guide, such as the references to other episodes that featured similar scenarios and reuse of animation. :) I liked hearing your new trivia on Beast Man standing on Mer-Man's foot, in one scene! Great job on presenting this wonderful commentary, on the spot, and I'll bet you were eager for a glass of water upon its completion. :) Thanks a lot for sharing this with us! One more thing ... I strongly agree that Orko with four fingers is NOT a good thing. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

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