|21st June 2002, 07:19 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2001
By The Power of Grayskull..... Again
Hey, you, were you a child of the 80s like me? How much did you love He-Man. I believe I even had the action figures and everything!
www.comicbookresources.com reports that a new animated series is on its way to Cartoon Network for August.
|12th September 2002, 06:12 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2001
Some weird news from the He-Man camp
He-Man Sticks Neck Out
Dean Stefan, story editor for Cartoon Network's upcoming new He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series, told SCI FI Wire that the updated show will explore the struggles of supporting characters, not just He-Man. One episode, for example, deals with Mek-a-Nek's identity crisis, he said in an interview.
"We would joke around that he's surrounded by all these fantastic guys, but basically he has the power to stretch his neck," Stefan said. "How would you feel if you were the guy like the punter on the football team? He's the little guy, all he can do is stretch his neck, how would that feel? So that became the basis of a story. Mek-a-Nek thinks his powers suck. What would he do about that?" The episode deals with Mek-a-Nek's fear that he's obsolete within the group. "A really funny twist is Prince Adam says, 'Mek-a-Nek, you're important. You do reconnaissance. You're like the periscope.' Next thing you know, Man-at-Arms has created a new device and says, 'This does reconnaissance and sees over things.' So the one power he's got is invalidated."
Stefan promises that each episode of He-Man will be based on character needs, not just on action scenes. "All the stories are anchored in an inner need of the character or a story arc, as you'd say," he said. "I think that only makes the kick-ass battles richer, because if you don't care about the characters, it doesn't matter how much action there is." He-Man and the Masters of the Universe airs Friday afternoons as part of Toonami.
|12th September 2002, 07:39 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Dublin, Ireland
It's all very well having a new series of He-Man, but there are a few things I expect from it:
At the end of every episode, our hero needs to turn to the camera and tell us that it might seem cool to moon at passers by, but if you do it during the wrong planetary alighnment, people get hurt.
And, of course, they'll have to make a cheesy spin-off movie produced by a couple of hacks, and starring the girl from Misfits of Science and the guy who played the punisher.
Let's not forget the action toys, around which each episode is written.
Otherwise it won't be Masters of the Universe.