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 "Valley of Power"...
This episode is unique in that the entirety of the first act takes place in one single location, and succeeds in keeping us entertained. Once Danavas becomes the villain of the episode the plot becomes fairly straightforward, and yet, somehow, this episode thrives on unique action sequences and thoroughly entertaining character dialogue. Of course Battle Cat is the surprising star of this episode, with He-Man a close second. Both seem have a good rapport with one another in this episode, and almost appear to delight in the fight against evil. This episode does not quite achieve monumental greatness due to the relatively straightforward story. 7/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?