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 "House of Shokoti" Part 1...
Due to this episode merely being a setup for the following episode, it achieves a minimal amount of plot development. While there are many exciting things that occur during the course of the story, it often feels like a series of events heading in one direction, but with no goal in sight. There is no doubt that Masque is one of the all-time great villains, and his presence quite literally carries the episode at times; while the other characters merely go through the motions. As wonderfully eerie as it is, the conclusion of this episode leaves us somewhat confused rather than excited. The first of these two episodes does little to benefit the story; nonetheless it is still very entertaining. 7/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?