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 "Double Edged Sword"...
With this story Robby London manages to craft one of the series' most compelling episodes. Not only is it scripted beautifully, but the moral message it explicitly preaches is naturally woven into the episode through Chad and Elden, without any of it feeling forced. The character writing throughout the episode is rich in both humor and drama. The heroes and villains are all given great dialogue and interact with each other to perfection. Elden's tragic story of how he accidentally killed many of his fellow soldiers during the Orc War is one of the series' most touching pieces of character writing, and cements this as one of the most powerful pieces of storytelling in the series. 9/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?