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 "Search for the VHO"...
Water-based, race against time, action-adventure episodes do not come much better than this one. Within the first minute of the episode the plot is pretty much laid out, and when the Kraken appears and kidnaps Teela, we know we are in for a treat. He-Man's underwater adventures are visually interesting, as is the animation throughout this episode. Although Mer-Man does not get much screen time, he does shine in what little he has. He-Man seems to wear a wry smile during this story, and his moments with Teela are well scripted. It has to be said though, that as loud as it is, the Kraken is the star of this episode. 8/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?