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 Dragon's Gift"...
The first appearance of Granamyr is one of the most impressive debuts of the series. Before his presence in the script, the episode feels like a straightforward hero quest to find a cure for Man-At-Arms. But the moment Granamyr appears, because he has such a fantastic screen presence, we are captivated. Granamyr's dialogue is beautiful, and, at times, even makes He-Man look ignorant. The animation in this episode while not the best, manages to compliment the script appropriately. Larry DiTillio manages to pack the episode full of action, suspense, drama, character development and an incredible twist in the tale. Granamyr's debut is one of the most memorable of the season. 8/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?