24 February 2014

"The Masters' Amulet"

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!

"The Masters' Amulet"
The Masters of the Universe have come across a Power Amulet which will bestow special powers upon its possessor. But while Skeletor, Beastman, and Evil-Lyn fight among themselves over who is the owner, He-Man destroys it.

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


Kevin Martinell said...

Would be great as a break from the usual villain combination working with each other, as to see them fighting amongst themselves would have truly been most interesting and hilarious! :) I'm guessing that the episode would have featured each of the villains taking turns possessing the Amulet and using it to cause all kinds of natural disasters and obstacles for the heroes. Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

Mosquitor said...

This would have made a better idea if spread across a 2-parter... they could have done a 2-part episode with different evil warriors gaining hold of the amulet.

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