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 Starchild"...
The strength of the non-villain episodes of the series is that the writers are often able to create character-heavy episodes in which we learn more about the main cast. Unfortunately, that is not the case with this, the first non-villain episode of the series. Whilst Palos and Willen are quite well-rounded characters, Starchild comes across as unlikable, as it is hard to feel sympathy for a character that actively tries to harm the heroes. After a while, we tire of seeing Starchild run away again, and again, and again, and find ourselves wanting her to be found, not because we care, but so that the story can end. 3/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?