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 Sleepers Awaken"...
This episode feels as if it takes place in another part of Eternia, far removed from what we know. Prince Adam and Teela's character interaction is really quite sweet in the opening scenes, with both John Erwin and Linda Gary lacing the dialogue with a smile. The characters of Lord Tyrin and Lady Valtira are wonderfully scripted both in their dialogue and actions. Because these characters are clearly confused between good and evil we are treated to some very interesting storytelling. While Lady Valtira may make for some terrific eye candy, Lord Tyrin is the star of the episode; his lonely tale of disfigurement, love, and rejection; revealing a dark, brooding hero. 7/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?