Got it today and wow what a read...
Thanks so much for creating this.
This is truly a great guide, get it while you can...
Hey, Busta T! Just letting you know that your book reached my fiery realm today. I'm just starting to read it but it looks like an excellent read so far. Thanks for the personal inscription. I didn't realize I was your inspiration and that you have idolized me from afar. Well, thanks for the humbling words and should you ever cross the line into The Dark Side you would be a most welcome addition to my wretched hive of scum and villainy. Thanks again!
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Busta, if She-Ra cartoon guide come soon, are there plans to bring SOTS and Xmas Special stuff incluided ( of course if you have this material ) ?
I think you just made my day, Jukka!
And something else I didn't know about the motu series before reading Busta Toon's book is that there were 2 more specials!!!! So 4 in total.
1. The Greatest adventures of all
2. Skeletor's revenge
3. The Secret of the Sword
4. Christmas Special
In fact "The Greates Adventure of All" and "Skeletor's Revenge" are premiere specials. Both aired before respectives seasons in some countries. Later, both were released in VHS. I purchased both recently.
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Here's a little timeline:
Sep 1983- "The Greatest Adventures Of All"
Sep 1983 - Season One (65 episodes) begins
Sep 1984 - Season Two (33 episodes) begins
Sep 1985 - "Skeletor's Revenge"
Sep 1985 - Season Two (32 episodes) begins
Oh, yeah ! I almost forget. I know something about Filmation cartoon James Eatock probably don't know! It's not important but I watched the first ever episode aired in Brazil in early 1984 . Do you know which episode was ? "Quest for He-Man". I can remember "He-Man and the MOTU" was a big hit here.
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I'm pretty sure I mention it in the book, but both "The Greatest Adventures Of All" and "Skeletor's Revenge" had different episodes at one point or another...
I don't know you know but here in Brazil Orko is Gorpo, like you mentioned above. Maybe they didn't change his name because "Gorpo" seens more smooth than "Orko" in Portuguese lenguage.
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I received my copy today, signed and all. I'm very impressed with the sheer amounts of information you managed to cram into this volume! It's very interesting to read all the little tidbits, and the review ratings make me think back to the Episode Review website all those years ago...
Very nice book!
Just got my copy in the mail today. I've been looking forward to this. I think, like others, I'm gonna rewatch all the episodes as I go through it so all the little tidbits that I would probably otherwise would not remember will become more clear.
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i, too, got mine.
this book is absolutely everything i hoped it would be, and more!
i must say that if there is anyone reading this thread that is on the fence about purchasing one...GET IT NOW!!! i would hate for any fan of the show to miss their chance to own this comprehensive guide. james, i hope you don't take this the wrong way, but the finished product of the book is much more "professional" than i'd expected! lol... the cover and layout and page quality is all excellent. of course, the CONTENT is the true draw... just having the synopses in one volume is outstanding, but this thing is chock full of insider/behind-the-scenes nuggets of info, deleted scenes and never-produced story ideas, and james even deconstructs the development of certain characters over time in the series, such as beast man and trap-jaw. it's also quite fun to read his personal reviews, although his and my tastes don't always line up! *grin*
if anyone is familiar with the "complete guide to our favorite family" simpsons books... this is like those, only honestly i believe MORE informative.
again, GET THIS BOOK! the simple fact you've visited this website means you will not regret it!
got mine yesterday. thanks busta! haven't looked through it yet but it's a nice cover looks way better in person!
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I just ordered a copy as well
I can't wait to read it, I'm sure it'll be awesome just like Cereal:Geek!
James is very talented, you can't go wrong with his work!
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I just ordered a copy around 2 weeks ago....would you be able to tell me if it was shipped yet?
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im still going thru the first season, ive learned a couple of things bout the behind the scenes and also the fact some eps feauterd different music very cool/ im still waiting to get to the unproduced abonded eps as im interested to see what eps what might of been. finally i still disagree with some of your ep critiques even though theres a select few i agree with, all in all even though i dont like books much i have read most of this one
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