23 June 2015

"Lost Isle of Lite"

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!

"Lost Isle of Lite"
While sailing on the Sea of Winds, Prince Adam and his friends discover the Lost Isle of Lite, which rises out of the ocean. No sooner do they reach the isle, however, than it begins to sink again...taking He-Man and friends to an underwater realm of serpents, giant fish, and a race of gentle fish-people ruled by the evil sea tyrant, Malador.

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

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