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 "Return of Evil"...
What starts off as an episode with a great deal of promise, soon descends into bad character writing and poor staging. The mystery and threat that Aremesh presents is lost within seconds of his arrival. His design looks out of place in the series; as if he is a leftover from Filmation's Groovie Goolies. The regular cast are given some truly awful dialogue, and the ease of which the Evil Warriors enter and exit the Royal Palace soon becomes tiresome. The episode's most exciting scene, where it appears for one brief second that we are going to learn more about Orko, only helps to confuse us more. Sadly one of the series' most promising episodes miserably fails to deliver. 4/10
Now, may I ask; what is YOUR rating?