26 January 2014

"Exploding Worlds"

As He-Man and the Masters of the Universe was developed into a series, the staff writers at Filmation came up with a wealth of proposed story premises. Numerous episodes were never developed beyond the early stages. Showcased below is one of those abandoned episodes, alongside a title card that I have created to show what might have been. Please note that in some of these synopses Orko is still referred to as Gorpo, Evil-Lyn as Desira, and the Evil Warriors as the Masters of the Universe. The Sorceress does not appear to have been fully developed at this point either; with many references instead to the Spirit of Grayskull. Also, Stratos is a villain; much like he was in the early Mattel material. All of the original spellings (Tee-La, Beastman, etc.) are also retained for authenticity.

The unofficial cartoon guide to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe features many more abandoned episodes!

"Exploding Worlds"
Prince Adam and Man-At-Arms are vacationing in the wilderness of a remote asteroid. Suddenly the lake begins to boil. No sooner do they escape the asteroid than the whole thing explodes in space. Returning to Eternia, they receive word that the Eternian ocean is beginning to boil! Speeding under the sea, they discover that Skeletor has found the legendary Energy Stone which he had tested on the asteroid. Now he plans to explode all planets that oppose him, starting with Eternia!

* Legally I should say that Michael Reaves did NOT write this episode. This is merely an example of how the episode title card might have looked.

1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

A perfect job on the title card, Sir! I'm guessing that Mer-Man would assist Skeletor, if he was not meant to be the solo villain for the episode, and also considering that part of the episode takes place underwater! I'm also imagining that the scenery and vehicle used for the setting featuring Prince Adam and Man-At-Arms would be identical to the scene featured for most of Act One of the "No Job Too Small" episode. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

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