07 May 2014

"He-Man Who?"

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!

"He-Man Who?"
A spell created by Evil-Lyn causes amnesia in He-Man. He becomes Prince Adam and has no knowledge of his dual identity as He-Man! He only recovers his memory when Man-At-Arms helps him to recreate the opening of Grayskull's Jaw Bridge.

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

1 comment:

Kevin Martinell said...

Hmmm ... Well, He-Man losing his memory had already been tackled in episodes like "Quest for He-man" and "A Tale of Two Cities," so that is probably why the episode never surfaced. I do, however, like the idea that Evil-Lyn is the lead villain and that she can produce a spell that can cause trouble for He-Man, leaving his friends to come to He-Man's rescue. :) Thanks for reading and God Bless! ~"KevyGuy" :)

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