"Creatures From The Tar Swamp"
Synopsis and Review
Cartoon Series: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe - 1983-85
Producer: Filmation
Season: 1
Writer: Richard Pardee; Teleplay by Pardee & Paul Dini
Year: 1983
Director: Marsh Lamore
Production No: MU018


Original Airdate: ?/?/1983

Lady Edwina, Adam's cousin, arrives in Eternia on a visit. Orko is captivated by her beauty, and decides to impress her. When he fails Adam tells Edwina the story of how Orko saved his life with his Magic Medallion. Whilst at the Tar Swamp searching for the object Orko stumbles upon Skeletor, Beast Man and Evil-Lyn. They resurrect prehistoric creatures from the Tar Swamp including a Drachadon. He-Man, Battle Cat, Man-At-Arms, Teela and Stratos find Skeletor who has Orko prisoner. The prehistoric Shriekers distract the heroes whilst Skeletor and his warriors head for the Palace. Skeletor soon takes over, placing the king and queen, Lady Edwina and Orko in a dungeon. The heroes arrive at the Palace to do battle with the villains. Orko discovers his Magic Medallion on the back of the Drachadon. Orko uses it to wipe out everything that has happened. Lady Edwina is rebuked for her selfish ways, and Orko learns what real friends are.

Synopsis by Zadoc Angell

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