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 "Keeper of the Ancient Ruins"...
This episode starts off with a great deal of promise, but somewhere during the plot it all seems to fall apart. The pacing of the story seems all over the place; specifically on the scenes with the Zactons which are so drawn out they quickly become dull. Many of the scenes during the middle part of this episode seem incredibly tedious, and Trap Jaw's inclusion is probably one of the most unnecessary appearances of a villain in the series; he serves little purpose. The only great thing about this episode is, of course, the scene where Teela is hurt, Prince Adam transforms in front of her, and we see a large mythological bird come to her aid. For one brief moment the episode captivates us. 5/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?