09 September 2014

"Evil-Lyn in Waiting"

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!

"Evil-Lyn in Waiting"
A mysterious, but beautiful woman arrives in the Royal Court, asking only to be the Queen's chambermaid. Everyone in the Royal Court is charmed by the sweetness and poise of this maiden. Only Teela is suspicious, but Prince Adam and Man-At-Arms attribute her doubts to jealousy. It is up to Teela to unmask this stranger as none other than Evil-Lyn who intends to help Skeletor gain access to the Royal Palace. Teela is able to thwart this invasion with an assist by He-Man!

* 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.

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