11 February 2014

"Gorpo's Quest"

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!

"Gorpo's Quest"
Skeletor decoys He-Man and Man-At-Arms to a distant universe to stop a cataclysmic explosion. Meanwhile, his forces descend upon Eternia. Only Gorpo and Cringer escape. These two, who do not get along, must join forces and work together through a perilous journey through the cosmos to summon He-Man back to Eternia before Skeletor seizes Grayskull's powers.


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

2 comments:

Kevin Martinell said...

Another fine job on the title card, yet again Sir. :) This plot reminds me of "Quest for He-Man," and Cringer and Gorpo seem to be written to get along as well as Man-E-Faces and Ram Man from "The Shadow of Skeletor!" Good plot though, and the name, "Gorpo," sounds like it should be the name of maybe a cousin or sibling of Orko. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Mosquitor said...

Interesting... so Orko/Gorpo and Cringer were originally not supposed to get along... that would no doubt have changed a lot about the series...

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