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    Staredown--a crossover

    Here's an epic crossover.

    Two different franchises. One contributor.

    Why not?

    Just trying to have some fun.
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    Jack I wanted to see if you could help me Identify some locations on Primus that I am not sure about. First off heres the map.
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    I know the Eastern continent is Mida, where Nocturna is from, where on that continent im not sure cause its big.
    Vizar comes from Olympic, an ancient city in the south region of Opal, the Western continent of Primus
    Kayo comes from the underground city of Oonar, from the Terra region , where is this on the map?
    Now on 2 sources Terra is the name of the western continent, one is Opal. Which is it?
    Galactic City is where the galactic council are, correct? I assume it is on Opal? Or Is the Galactic City on the moon Eenos.
    Hydron comes from the under sea domed city of Serus, Right? I think it was originally called Orca?
    Flipshot comes from Levitan, the Floating city?
    Titus is the island inbetween the 2 continents?
    The sea in between the two continents is the Guardian Sea.
    The Oasis i assume is on the Western Continent as well, where Master Sebrian, Mara, Drissi, Caz, and Grot reside.
    Sagitar comes from Equinos, its own planet
    Tuskador is a intergalactic Trader, not sure where he is from, and Artilla comes from another planet as well, forget now what is was called.
    I forget Now where Spinwit came from, was it ever mentioned? Any other notably cities on Primus, that should or are worth mentioning. Hope u can help?
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    Facet, regrettably I confess that with the passage of time and having written over a thousand episodes of television since NA, my memory of Primus' topography and geography has faded, slipped my bounds and is beyond my reach.



    Midor, thank you for that homage. Story editing Care Bears, as you may know, was my first staff job in television. Knowing of the horror novels and murder mysteries I wrote, my mother used to ask, "How can such a nice boy that worked on Care Bears write such frightening things for adults?" To which I would reply, "If you spent six years with the Care Bears you'd want to do some mayhem, too."

    Case in point, he said, shamelessly promoting his latest visceral suspense novel http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QU6WDTE
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    Facet, regrettably I confess that with the passage of time and having written over a thousand episodes of television since NA, my memory of Primus' topography and geography has faded, slipped my bounds and is beyond my reach.



    Midor, thank you for that homage. Story editing Care Bears, as you may know, was my first staff job in television. Knowing of the horror novels and murder mysteries I wrote, my mother used to ask, "How can such a nice boy that worked on Care Bears write such frightening things for adults?" To which I would reply, "If you spent six years with the Care Bears you'd want to do some mayhem, too."

    Case in point, he said, shamelessly promoting his latest visceral suspense novel http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QU6WDTE
    Are you responsible for creating the Care Bear Stare???

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    No, I believe that was Nelvana, which produced Care Bears before it came to me at DIC. I am, however, responsible for the pick-up line "Did you like the Care Bears when you were a little girl?" Let's just say the Care Bears were very, very good to me.

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    Are you responsible for creating the Care Bear Stare???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    No, I believe that was Nelvana, which produced Care Bears before it came to me at DIC. I am, however, responsible for the pick-up line "Did you like the Care Bears when you were a little girl?" Let's just say the Care Bears were very, very good to me.


    Well, the Care Bears did bring a lot of love to the world.

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    Well, the Care Bears did bring a lot of love to the world.

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    Was it about 10 or so eps you wrote for the CBs? I can just about remember the show, it wasn't the sort of program I watched all the time back then... though I did rent the movie several times!

    Anyway, back on topic I know it's been a source of some irk to some viewers, any memories of who did the sound effects for the NA? Just watched one of my fav Anime movies, Macross: Do You Remember Love, and heard a lot of the laser blasts sounds were the same as the ones used in NA.

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    While freelance writing numerous episodes of THE LITTLES, Jean Chalopin hired me to come on staff at DIC as the Assistant Story Editor of CARE BEARS. Within a month the Story Editor was gone and I was promoted to full Story Editor. Just as now, the entertainment industry was full-out combat and warfare, very political. Battle armor was required every day to survive and thrive. There's a scene in the film PATTON when George C. Scott is walking through the aftermath of a battle -- tanks smoldering and bodies everywhere -- and he looks to the heavens and softly intones, "God help me, but I do love it so." I know precisely what he meant because I felt the same way.

    To answer your question, I story edited two seasons of CARE BEARS and CARE BEAR COUSINS, but didn't write episodes. I will still pounding out episodes of THE LITTLES concurrently. Writing assignments for POPPLES, LADY LOVELY LOCKS, for which I wrote all episodes, M.A.S.K., HELLO KITTY and my creation of the original series bible for MIHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS were to come.

    As for sound effects, I wasn't involved in that process.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zentron View Post
    Was it about 10 or so eps you wrote for the CBs? I can just about remember the show, it wasn't the sort of program I watched all the time back then... though I did rent the movie several times!

    Anyway, back on topic I know it's been a source of some irk to some viewers, any memories of who did the sound effects for the NA? Just watched one of my fav Anime movies, Macross: Do You Remember Love, and heard a lot of the laser blasts sounds were the same as the ones used in NA.

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    Don't remember watching Popples, most likely on the wrong TV channel, but I do remember watching some Lady Lovely Locks eps, I was actually looking for it on DVD not more than a few weeks back, but could only ever find the old UK VHS releases, or a couple eps on of those Girls Rule! DVDs... just checked again, as you reminded me of the name, Popples was on the other Girls Rule! DVD release (along with She-Ra and JEM). Were Popples and L3 done by the same animation company?

    M.A.S.K., another of my fave series from the 80s, the completes series DVD boxset sits very nicely on my shelve

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    When i see cartoons dealing with super heroes or magic and of course HeMan I usually come across Paul Dini this and Paul Dini that . My question is did you have any interaction with this supposed over inflated half human diety of creativity ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOLKROM View Post
    When i see cartoons dealing with super heroes or magic and of course HeMan I usually come across Paul Dini this and Paul Dini that . My question is did you have any interaction with this supposed over inflated half human diety of creativity ?
    I've neither met nor had any interaction with Paul Dini.

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    I have Care Bear questions .

    First question . Why was there multiple shape shifter clone villains or were they related . Is Dark Heart , No Hearts father ?


    I recall the first care bears series . When these bears were upset they shot their tummy lasers which is the same as sharing their nice and warm cuddly feelings with the villain
    ......but first they gave em mean and angry looks which I deduce is why its called the care bear "stare" ? Please correct me if i am wrong .

    My second question is warm cuddly feeling tummy energy and angry annoyed growling looks are two separate opposite emotions . How does that work ? This has bugged me for years .

    Thanks for Care Bear caring to respond .

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    been sitting on this for a while because i'm not sure if this has been asked before.................

    In the last couple years we've seen other ideas for New Adventures soooooooooooo

    1.Is there a part of you that wants to see them in toon form?
    2.Knowing that there could have been other versions besides yours do you feel proud that yours is the only one that saw the light of day?

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    Wow! The seventeen-months drought of no questions is finally over!!! I was starting to worry I'm becoming irrelevant and obsolete.

    Care Bears, as many know, was my first staff job at a studio -- DIC. I served as Story Editor for the Series, which means I assigned out scripts to writers and then edited their work so there would be continuity in the series.

    That said, it was a verrrrrry long time ago, as in 35 years ago, so kindly cut me some slack if I don't recall everything. Also, when you query about Dark Heart and No Heart you're referencing the original Nelvana series. I came in after that, when the series went to DIC. Naturally, I researched the Nelvana series to gain background, so I have some recollections, but over a period of having written, created and produced over 1,200 episodes of television, seventeen films and seven novels my memory on details gets a bit foggy.

    On the Dark Heart/No Heart question, I'm not sure if there was a paternal relationship. On the surface it would seem to make sense as they were both shape shifters, but I'm not positive.

    As for the 'Care Bear stare' being an angry deal, the answer is the opposite for the DIC series -- i.e., all of the Care Bears joining to create a power of love and good feelings as realized through the rainbow beams. Now it may be that it was different for the Nelvana series and that by the time it was produced by DIC Those Characters From Cleveland -- who owned the IP -- decided they wanted to soften the show, which may explain why Dark Heart and No Heart weren't carried over.

    My work with Care Bears led to one of the most amazing and gratifying events in my life, but that's a story that will have to wait as I'm presently on deadline for a theological action/adventure feature film script.

    "Keep caring and sharing."

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    I have Care Bear questions .

    First question . Why was there multiple shape shifter clone villains or were they related . Is Dark Heart , No Hearts father ?


    I recall the first care bears series . When these bears were upset they shot their tummy lasers which is the same as sharing their nice and warm cuddly feelings with the villain
    ......but first they gave em mean and angry looks which I deduce is why its called the care bear "stare" ? Please correct me if i am wrong .

    My second question is warm cuddly feeling tummy energy and angry annoyed growling looks are two separate opposite emotions . How does that work ? This has bugged me for years .

    Thanks for Care Bear caring to respond .
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    been sitting on this for a while because i'm not sure if this has been asked before.................

    In the last couple years we've seen other ideas for New Adventures soooooooooooo

    1.Is there a part of you that wants to see them in toon form?
    2.Knowing that there could have been other versions besides yours do you feel proud that yours is the only one that saw the light of day?
    Good and easy questions.

    You bet I'd like to see NA in toon form. The specifics are contained herein:

    http://masterscast.com/?p=46

    As for having seen other ideas for NA the answer is a categorical no. For creative -- and probably legal -- reasons, Mattel didn't have me look at any earlier drafts of previous Series Bibles and, in fact, I don't even know if there were Series Bibles before mine, instead simply presenting prototypes and character bios to me, along with the basic story line. As an aside, Haim Saban did something similar when he had me develop the original Series Bible for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. When I came into the first, long ago creative meeting at Saban Entertainment I was told that Haim had purchased thirty-five episodes of an existing Super Sentai series entitled Zyu Rangers that ran in Japan in the 70s, but that they didn't want me to know anything specific about what the old series was about, instead charging me with creating an entirely new series in which, for the first season, all they would have to do was hire voice-over artists and dub the new dialog in English. Pretty clever. I was flattered that Haim had the confidence in me to run with it, but by that time I'd already created a couple hundred episodes of television for him, and I believe he were pleased with the quality of my work. I'd be remiss, indeed, if I didn't say Haim was a tremendous mentor for me both creatively and in business and I was blessed beyond measure to be able to work with one of the most iconic figures in children's entertainment and, even after all these years, to correspond with him regularly. i'll guess, a bit tongue-in-cheek, that he was likely fairly happy with the result of my work on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

    Back to NA, I'll conclude by saying that Mattel's executives at the time -- Debra Galliani and Karen Lee Brown -- were amazing and gave me a great deal of latitude, including a green light for me to create many of my own characters, which included Drissi, Mara, Grot and others.
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    I flipped through the thread , maybe I missed it but I couldnt find the answer to my question - was there any specific reason why in the first episode, when we're still on Eternia, there arent any of Skeletors henchmen around, like BeastMan or Trap Jaw? Why werent they who encountered Flipshot and Hydron? Was it some licensing issue?

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    There was no licensing issue. He-Man and Skeleton fell into a transport vehicle and were the only ones taken from Eternia.

    Imo, from Mattel's point of view, the feeling was that action figure sales had reached the saturation point -- how many Man-at-Arms do you need to buy? So they wanted to create a whole new line of action figures based on new characters.

    For more background on NA, listen to my podcast interview:

    http://masterscast.com/?p=46

    Quote Originally Posted by Brakk View Post
    I flipped through the thread , maybe I missed it but I couldnt find the answer to my question - was there any specific reason why in the first episode, when we're still on Eternia, there arent any of Skeletors henchmen around, like BeastMan or Trap Jaw? Why werent they who encountered Flipshot and Hydron? Was it some licensing issue?

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    Thank you sir! May I add it was The New Adventures that got me into the mythology, and yes, I even like the animation - it has a certain great early 90s charm to it, done in style of TMNT

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    I would just like to say that I watched and still watch a S... load of 80,s and 90,s toons and your unique name sprang up enough times for me to have taken note . Thanks for all your hardwork and your lifetime contributions keeping us snot nose knee highs happy and entertained . Would also like to point out that I choose no avatar , because you have none . SALUTE .



    I have 3 NA questions .

    This seems kind of out of place for both Eternia and Primus fashion culture not to mention very inconvenient for combat .

    1. Why was He Man wearing LEVI,s ? Was this advertising sponsorship ?


    This one is almost an inexcusable sin but i think regardless of any horrible horrible childhood trauma I may or may not have suffered , I am nice guy , so its cool bro .

    2. HOW COULD YOU GUYS LEAVE OUT BATTLECAT ? crying


    I love pointing this out to the silly willy NA Haters / MOTU purists . SOLID BURN !!!!

    3. How does it feel knowing that NA HeMan was a much bigger success than 200X which did its best to forget anything NA , paying homage only to Filmation classic .
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    Thank you for your comments.

    Answers:

    1. Personal preference. He's in Levi's because -- other than when I have business meetings -- I live in Levi's.

    2. As I mentioned in the podcast interview with me on NA, Battlecat's not going along with He-man is one of my great sadnesses. It was not my decision, although I lobbied for it because I felt he could have added tremendously to storylines.

    3. Oh you're really opening yourself up for a lot of vitriol with this one. That said, NA ran for 65 episodes and -- conventional wisdom aside -- it generated tens of millions of dollars in revenues. With a typical season in television being 13 episodes, because NA was a syndicated series and we produced 65 episodes, it ran for an equivalent of 5 seasons. You do the math. However, I never disparage other's work because I know how much effort it takes. 200X had a highly talented team of writers imo.

    For more about my work, here's a link to my website. Perhaps it will bring back some fond memories. While 2016 shattered all of my production company's previous years in revenues, I regrettably do very little work in children's television nowadays. We do have two children's projects in the pipeline, along with four adult primetime series for 2017 Spring Television Pitch Season and three feature films, so that may change:

    http://jackolesker.com



    Quote Originally Posted by Lokus View Post
    I would just like to say that I watched and still watch a S... load of 80,s and 90,s toons and your unique name sprang up enough times for me to have taken note . Thanks for all your hardwork and your lifetime contributions keeping us snot nose knee highs happy and entertained . Would also like to point out that I choose no avatar , because you have none . SALUTE .



    I have 3 NA questions .

    This seems kind of out of place for both Eternia and Primus fashion culture not to mention very inconvenient for combat .

    1. Why was He Man wearing LEVI,s ? Was this advertising sponsorship ?


    This one is almost an inexcusable sin but i think regardless of any horrible horrible childhood trauma I may or may not have suffered , I am nice guy , so its cool bro .

    2. HOW COULD YOU GUYS LEAVE OUT BATTLECAT ? crying


    I love pointing this out to the silly willy NA Haters / MOTU purists . SOLID BURN !!!!

    3. How does it feel knowing that NA HeMan was a much bigger success than 200X which did its best to forget anything NA , paying homage only to Filmation classic .

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    Well I grew up in mid Europe and it certainly was a huge hit there, thats for sure. In 1990, this and TMNT were the biggest and most popular cartoons everyone was watching religiously, discussing everyday, waiting for, and acting out. We would all play He Man everyday, rewatch the episodes on vhs with those who had them taped, and none of us of course at that age and time knew of the original Filmation series, so at least in some countries in Europe it did really good. IT WAS THE series to watch, and something that all kids had in common, from the neighborhood, school, cousins etc

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    Hey Jack,

    Thanks for interacting with the fans this way, glad to see you are still present on the boards!

    Some background, the original MOTU and She-Ra series mean a lot to me (despite not understanding what was said at the time, not being a native English speaker), and I freakin loved the 2002 revival (was fluent in English by then). As for NA, I was around 10,11 when it first came out. Didn’t know it was coming, it was just on one day on TCC in England, which we had on satellite. I was good enough in English at the time that I probably could have followed the story – but the visuals is what drew me into MOTU before, and the visuals in NA simply didn’t cut it. I swore it off instantly as “Not He-Man” based on the visuals alone, and went back to Ducktales and Turtles, both of which I was a fan of at the time.

    But when the NA DVD’s came out a decade ago, it did not escape my attention that the series was getting a second assessment from the fans, and a positive one at that. I understood that I had probably dismissed it too quickly based on the artwork alone back then, so I acquired the DVD’s. However, but I never found the time to sit down and watch them - I didn’t have time to watch 65 animated episodes back to back while doing my masters degree.

    The years passed, and now in 2017, I definitely don’t have the time, but have made a point of watching at the very least the episodes that drive the series forward anyway! So here we are...

    So far, I have finished the first 6 episodes.

    About the visuals, I still hold the opinion of my ten year old self. Maybe the animation is technically superior to the original series, but the artwork simply isn’t up to par. But I can accept that now. Back then, I thought Primus was Eternia of the future - and in my defense of my ten year old self, the two look just the same! I now know they are different worlds, which makes it easier to rationalize the new art. I firmly believe that if the powers that be had made an effort to make Eternia in the first episode look like Eternia from the Filmation series, many more would have been accepting of the series as a whole, and certainly considered canon. As it is, the Eternia in NA comes across as an otherworlds Eternia due to the art alone.

    That of course, is not your doing, so please do not take this as critique of your work – because visuals and Scientist precursors to Jar Jar Binks aside, I really enjoy what you’ve done with the writing!

    I actually enjoy the series, more than I thought I would. My favorite is Skeletor, I can see you must have had a lot of fun writing him, because he pops off the screen and comes alive in a way none of the others do – this incarnation of Skeletor is highly underrated, and I really appreciate your take on him.

    I’m sure I will have more questions as I progress, but six episodes in, I have these ones:



    How far into the future are the events on Primus?

    Primus is in the Tristar Galaxy, which is cool sounding name – but I guess it technically is the Tristar solar system, right? (A galaxy of three stars would be a puny galaxy). Also, is the mutant homeworld and its skull moon in the same solar system?

    Finally, where do the humans on Primus come from? Have humans sprung up several places in the universes independently of each other, or was Primus colonized by other spacetravelling humans in the distant past?

    Was Skeletor's ram servant on Eternia meant to be Beastman?


    Hope you can answer, and I look forward to seeing more episodes.
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    Thank you for your comments. As for thanking me for interacting this way, I've often said in the past that writers, directors, producers and actors are nothing without fans. So it's me that should be thanking you. When I'm directing and producing it's another story. But I spend much time writing and it's a very solitary existence -- albeit one I love passionately -- so I am grateful for fan interaction.

    To answer your questions:

    1. 10,000 years in the future.

    2. Yes. As for it being a three-star galaxy, it was a covert reference to the Trinity. I do a lot of subtle theological references in all of my work as I cut a deal with God forty years ago. In my thread in this forum, Primus Revealed, you'll see that I envisioned Primus as Purgatory, with Skeleton as Satan, He-man as St. Michael, Serbian as God, their battles pretty much taken from Book of Revelation and... Well, I don't want to get too much into theological matters, reserving that for he-man.org's Swamp forum, which I love dearly, so let's just say I had a bit of fun with it.

    3. They were not humans. They were people indigenous to Primus.

    4. As for Skeletor's ram servant, he was intended as a familiar. See Answer 2.

    And now I'll ask a few questions. What's your Master's in? My wife, Kim, who is a United Way President & CEO (excuse the proud husband), just completed her Master's program so I admire all that can get through that. When I pushed her to start her PhD program she asked "Why?" I told her I look forward to making dinner reservations for Dr. & Mr. Olesker. She did her Irish angel eye-roll and sighed.

    Also, if it's not too personal, where do you live? I like to know where our far-flung orgers reside.

    Finally, you'll get a lot more NA info by listening to my podcast interview on the subject, noted a few posts above.



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    Hey Jack,

    Thanks for interacting with the fans this way, glad to see you are still present on the boards!

    Some background, the original MOTU and She-Ra series mean a lot to me (despite not understanding what was said at the time, not being a native English speaker), and I freakin loved the 2002 revival (was fluent in English by then). As for NA, I was around 10,11 when it first came out. Didn’t know it was coming, it was just on one day on TCC in England, which we had on satellite. I was good enough in English at the time that I probably could have followed the story – but the visuals is what drew me into MOTU before, and the visuals in NA simply didn’t cut it. I swore it off instantly as “Not He-Man” based on the visuals alone, and went back to Ducktales and Turtles, both of which I was a fan of at the time.

    But when the NA DVD’s came out a decade ago, it did not escape my attention that the series was getting a second assessment from the fans, and a positive one at that. I understood that I had probably dismissed it too quickly based on the artwork alone back then, so I acquired the DVD’s. However, but I never found the time to sit down and watch them - I didn’t have time to watch 65 animated episodes back to back while doing my masters degree.

    The years passed, and now in 2017, I definitely don’t have the time, but have made a point of watching at the very least the episodes that drive the series forward anyway! So here we are...

    So far, I have finished the first 6 episodes.

    About the visuals, I still hold the opinion of my ten year old self. Maybe the animation is technically superior to the original series, but the artwork simply isn’t up to par. But I can accept that now. Back then, I thought Primus was Eternia of the future - and in my defense of my ten year old self, the two look just the same! I now know they are different worlds, which makes it easier to rationalize the new art. I firmly believe that if the powers that be had made an effort to make Eternia in the first episode look like Eternia from the Filmation series, many more would have been accepting of the series as a whole, and certainly considered canon. As it is, the Eternia in NA comes across as an otherworlds Eternia due to the art alone.

    That of course, is not your doing, so please do not take this as critique of your work – because visuals and Scientist precursors to Jar Jar Binks aside, I really enjoy what you’ve done with the writing!

    I actually enjoy the series, more than I thought I would. My favorite is Skeletor, I can see you must have had a lot of fun writing him, because he pops off the screen and comes alive in a way none of the others do – this incarnation of Skeletor is highly underrated, and I really appreciate your take on him.

    I’m sure I will have more questions as I progress, but six episodes in, I have these ones:



    How far into the future are the events on Primus?

    Primus is in the Tristar Galaxy, which is cool sounding name – but I guess it technically is the Tristar solar system, right? (A galaxy of three stars would be a puny galaxy). Also, is the mutant homeworld and its skull moon in the same solar system?

    Finally, where do the humans on Primus come from? Have humans sprung up several places in the universes independently of each other, or was Primus colonized by other spacetravelling humans in the distant past?

    Was Skeletor's ram servant on Eternia meant to be Beastman?


    Hope you can answer, and I look forward to seeing more episodes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post

    And now I'll ask a few questions. What's your Master's in? My wife, Kim, who is a United Way President & CEO (excuse the proud husband), just completed her Master's program so I admire all that can get through that. When I pushed her to start her PhD program she asked "Why?" I told her I look forward to making dinner reservations for Dr. & Mr. Olesker. She did her Irish angel eye-roll and sighed.

    Also, if it's not too personal, where do you live? I like to know where our far-flung orgers reside.

    Finally, you'll get a lot more NA info by listening to my podcast interview on the subject, noted a few posts above.
    Thanks for your answers! I'm sure I'll have more as I progress through teh series. Yeah, I listened to the podcast, most interesting.

    As for me, I did an Msc in Management with Finance back then - now, I work in banking, and I am a husband and a father to boot, so time is a luxury I haven't got too much of at the moment. And, I'm from Norway. You might detect an accent in my keystrokes here and there, but I'm pretty fluent in English, really.

    I'll be back with more questions as I progress through the series, no doubt - but I have one more already:

    You obviously had a huge influence on shaping the story, but who came up with the basic premise you fleshed out?
    The whole "He-Man and Skeletor 10.000 years into the future on another world" concept. Was that a given from Mattel?

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    That element came from Mattel. I believe since they felt the original series' toy sales had reached saturation levels, they wanted to move He-man and Skelly to an entirely new venue, far removed from Eternia with new characters/action figures.

    Quote Originally Posted by norse_sage View Post
    Thanks for your answers! I'm sure I'll have more as I progress through teh series. Yeah, I listened to the podcast, most interesting.

    As for me, I did an Msc in Management with Finance back then - now, I work in banking, and I am a husband and a father to boot, so time is a luxury I haven't got too much of at the moment. And, I'm from Norway. You might detect an accent in my keystrokes here and there, but I'm pretty fluent in English, really.

    I'll be back with more questions as I progress through the series, no doubt - but I have one more already:

    You obviously had a huge influence on shaping the story, but who came up with the basic premise you fleshed out?
    The whole "He-Man and Skeletor 10.000 years into the future on another world" concept. Was that a given from Mattel?

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