21 December 2015

"Video Magic"

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!

"Video Magic"
An evil inventor lands on the planet Eternia, bringing strange computer games from distant worlds. The games become the rage of the royal palace, until one game takes on a life of its own. He-Man and friends are swept into the game, where they must wage battle with strange computer creatures from the dimension of Videola, where Skeletor now rules!


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

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