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    She-Ra episode review blog!

    Thanks everyone who stuck with me through the reviews of Filmation's He-Man series; this week, we're beginning She-Ra: Princess of Power!

    She doesn't actually appear this week though, so don't get too excited. Here's the first review: Into Etheria!

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...-into-etheria/
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    Cool. Keep up the good work!

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    Excellent, would love to watch along as well!!
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    According to information I have painstakingly stolen from the internet, She-Ra was first introduced in a feature length film which was released to cinemas, called The Secret of the Sword. These were subsequently edited into the first five episodes of the She-Ra series, and they begin with this episode, Into Etheria.

    Ya might have it backwards. The movie was not later made into first of the five episodes. Here's couple links that James Eatock wrote.

    http://old.he-man.org/cartoon/pop/index.shtml

    Filmation and Mattel planned something big to launch She-Ra Princess of Power, so they combined the first five episodes that had been animated, known collectively as "The Sword of She-Ra," and pieced them together renaming the film "The Secret of The Sword."
    http://old.he-man.org/cartoon/pop/sp...ctorscut.shtml

    For those that do not know, the motion picture "The Secret of The Sword" was not really supposed to be a feature length film. Trying to drum up huge publicity for the new She-Ra Princess of Power series, Filmation took the first five episodes which were due to air in September, stuck them together and managed to sell it as a feature film released a few months before the actual series!
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    So to be clear, the movie was made from the already made 5 episodes of she-ra but was shown a few months earlier before the sh-ra series air on tv , i.e. the 5 episodes was earlier made than the movie but the movie was shown earlier than the episodes as a promotional move from filmation. Or I'm mistaken?

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    Ah man, so not only did I painstakingly steal information from the internet, but I painstakingly stole incorrect information from the internet!

    Ladies and gentlemen, this is a clear indication of how reliable my blog is. I would entirely understand if anyone wants to stop reading at this early stage!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by motogp_fanatic View Post
    So to be clear, the movie was made from the already made 5 episodes of she-ra but was shown a few months earlier before the sh-ra series air on tv , i.e. the 5 episodes was earlier made than the movie but the movie was shown earlier than the episodes as a promotional move from filmation. Or I'm mistaken?

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    You are correct.

    Owen, as long as you aren't trying to come off as an expert, I wouldn't worry. Maybe just stick with reviewing and don't worry so much about the history except for what you take note of while reviewing the episodes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    Owen, as long as you aren't trying to come off as an expert, I wouldn't worry. Maybe just stick with reviewing and don't worry so much about the history except for what you take note of while reviewing the episodes.
    Sound advice! And I will try to make sure I get right any other bits of history I do make mention of....

    Thanks for reading anyway, guys - it's always nice to know people are taking a look!
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    Thanks @Firefly

    @Owen, oh don't let some minor correction deter you from a wonderful project of yours. Those guys just pitch in to keep everything smooth and on course.☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by motogp_fanatic View Post
    @Owen, oh don't let some minor correction deter you from a wonderful project of yours. Those guys just pitch in to keep everything smooth and on course.☺
    I know, and I'm not at all deterred... you don't get rid of me that easily! But it really is good to be corrected: I do like to be accurate where possible!!
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    I enjoyed it, minor mistakes and all, I look forward to the next one!
    I too have my own review I am making for my YouTube channel, which I hope to have scripted and up within a week or so.... I'm no expert about all things She-Ra either, the only thing I really have going for myself, is that I have 63 episodes memorized, working on the rest, well, except for Swifty's Baby that is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zentron View Post
    I enjoyed it, minor mistakes and all, I look forward to the next one!
    I too have my own review I am making for my YouTube channel, which I hope to have scripted and up within a week or so.... I'm no expert about all things She-Ra either, the only thing I really have going for myself, is that I have 63 episodes memorized, working on the rest, well, except for Swifty's Baby that is!
    Ooh, sounds fun, Zentron, please share the link for your channel when it's ready!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OwenMorton View Post
    Ooh, sounds fun, Zentron, please share the link for your channel when it's ready!

    Not a fan of Swifty's Baby????
    I will do once it's up.

    No, not a fan of that episode, I actually wish they had left out the unicorns from the series entirely... Loo-Kee too! I really despise the eps he takes part in, though the first one he did, I would have liked it better if his part was replaced by another character!

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    Hopefully my facts are all correct this time ... here's my review of Beast Island.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...-beast-island/

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    And this week, we've got the first actual appearance of She-Ra! It's She-Ra Unchained.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...-ra-unchained/
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    Only two episodes in and I'm already bookmarking these. Glad to hear you gave the series a chance

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    Gradually progressing through the opening five-parter, here we have Part 4: Reunions.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...e-04-reunions/

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    And She-Ra's opening salvo wraps up with the successful Battle for Bright Moon.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...r-bright-moon/
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    Knowing Adam and Adora were destined for greatness, Hordak and Skeletor crept into the Palace to kidnap them. Interrupted mid-kidnap, Hordak escaped with Adora, abandoning Skeletor to the tender mercies of the Sorceress and Man-at-Arms.
    Don't mean to always find things to point out. But its not Sorceress in the royal bed-chamber.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jukka View Post
    Don't mean to always find things to point out. But its not Sorceress in the royal bed-chamber.
    You're right, it's not! Thanks, Jukka. I wrote these reviews a few years ago and am only just posting them, so it's difficult to know what was going through my head at the time! It's possible that I was assuming that the Sorceress and Man-at-Arms would be the ones to dole out justice to Skeletor, rather than Marlena. But it's equally (in fact, more) possible I just screwed up!

    Either way, I've amended the text in my review to reflect reality!

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    Happy Saturday everyone! Here's my review of Duel at Devlan: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...uel-at-devlan/

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    And here's She-Ra's first meeting with Sea Hawk, in the imaginatively titled episode The Sea Hawk: https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...-the-sea-hawk/

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    A day early, because otherwise it would be three days late (I'm going away for a long weekend) - here's The Red Knight. Which I didn't like.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...he-red-knight/

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    This week's offering is The Missing Axe. Or Missing Ax if you must.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...e-missing-axe/

    That's it for a couple of weeks now, but I'll be back in late July.
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    Hello everyone! Today's review is The Prisoners of Beast Island, featuring Sorrowful the Dragon and Bow being an idiot again.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...-beast-island/

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    Rainy Sunday morning, just the time to curl and rewatch The Peril of Whispering Woods!

    http://https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/episode-11-the-peril-of-whispering-woods/

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    And in today's exciting episode, we learn that Bow looks rather fetching in a dress - it's The Laughing Dragon.

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    Today we have a quick return visit to Eternia, and a check-in with Adam and Adora's grandpa, in King Miro's Journey.

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    A day late with this week's update, but don't worry, here it is: the fairly uninspiring Friendship.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...14-friendship/

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    He-Man's back on Etheria this week to help when Shadow Weaver can't turn off the hoover, in He Ain't Heavy.

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    And Sea Hawk's back on the scene this week, with Return of the Sea Hawk.

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    Adora loses her voice today. I have sympathy, what with my current cold.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...oss-for-words/
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    A few days late with this one, but I think we'll all agree it was worth the wait - Horde Prime Takes a Holiday!

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    For the Castaspella fans out there... there must be at least one of you... it's Enchanted Castle.

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    A Madame Razz showcase this week, which I oddly didn't find annoying: it's Three Courageous Hearts.

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    Evening all ... this week's review is The Stone in the Sword.

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    We're a day early today, since I'm busy tomorrow and won't have time for posting! So for anyone who loves The Crystal Castle, it's your lucky day.

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    This week sees a relatively mundane search for a magic artefact - The Crown of Knowledge.

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    And another not enormously exciting episode - The Mines of Mondor.

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    An entertaining Honey I Shrunk The Kids-inspired ep: Small Problems.

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    And here's one of my absolute favourites - Book Burning.

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    He-Man returns to Etheria, but sadly it's not that exciting, in The Eldritch Mist.

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    One of the crazier episodes this week - Bow's Farewell!

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    Another visit from He-Man, in The Price of Freedom.

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    A less than impressive outing for Bow and Madame Razz, in Play It Again, Bow.

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    And here's one I enjoyed, The Reluctant Wizard.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...uctant-wizard/

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    Not my favourite episode this one, though I suppose it could have been worse: Friends Are Where You Find Them.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...you-find-them/

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    Another visit from He-Man, though sadly he brings Orko too, in A Talent for Trouble.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...t-for-trouble/

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    Happy Sunday all - here's your viewing for today, Troll's Dream.

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    Last review before Christmas - so have a good one all - and don't go through any Gateways to Trouble, as Loo-Kee is so keen to remind us this week.

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    Hope everyone had a good holiday! Here's my review of The Unicorn King.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2018...-unicorn-king/

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    Happy New Year all. I wish we could have started with a better episode than The Anxious Apprentice, but there we go.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...us-apprentice/

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    Hello everyone! This week it's a special one (for me, anyway) - the one episode I remember from when I was little, Zoo Story!

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...-38-zoo-story/

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    And here's Into the Dark Dimension, in which She-Ra and Hordak go on a play date with a big pink dinosaur.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...ark-dimension/

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    Time for some adventure on the high seas, with Treasure of the First Ones!

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    Glimmer takes centre stage, ostensibly, with Glimmer's Story.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...limmers-story/

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    I'd have to call this one a near miss - Enemy With My Face.

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    This one's not even a near miss - Welcome Back Kowl.

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    This week, we've got the surprisingly decent Rock People.

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    I rather enjoyed this one too - Huntara.

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    Another good one, which gives Glimmer some character: Micah of Bright Moon.

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    And yet another good episode in a row: The Price of Power.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...rice-of-power/

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    Bringing the run of enjoyable episodes to an end with a crash, here's Birds of a Feather.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...-of-a-feather/
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    This week's episode is Just Like Me, which I didn't like.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...-just-like-me/

    On the other hand, it seems I forgot to post last week's episode here, and that was For Want of a Horse, which I did like, so swings and roundabouts.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...nt-of-a-horse/

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    On this sunny Saturday, we're taking a look at My Friend, My Enemy.

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    And now, a strong contender for the worst episode of the entire series... The Wizard.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...52-the-wizard/

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    Thankfully, a decent effort after last week's appalling showcase, it's Unexpected Ally.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...expected-ally/

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    Today's episode is The Light of the Crystal, which I'd hardly call a highlight.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...f-the-crystal/

    I'm on holiday now for a couple of weeks, so the reviews will resume in early May.
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    As advertised, the reviews are starting up again... here's Loo-Kee Lends a Hand!

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...-lends-a-hand/

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    One of my favourites this week - Of Shadows and Skulls.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...ws-and-skulls/
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    Forgot to post it at the time but Jungle Fever went up t'other day.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...-jungle-fever/

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    It's She-Ra review day: Black Snow.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...58-black-snow/

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    Sea Hawk's getting into his genealogy today, in Anchors Aloft, Part 1:

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...-aloft-part-1/

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    The moment we've all been waiting for, the conclusion to the Anchors Aloft epic.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...-aloft-part-2/

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    Looks like I'm a day late with this one, but since it's the deeply unsatisfying Darksmoke and Fire, maybe I shouldn't have bothered at all.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...moke-and-fire/

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    Getting towards the end of the first season now, with Magicats.

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    Today's episode is Flowers for Hordak, which is definitely one of my favourites.

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    From a high to a low, it's the deeply unsatisfying Wild Child.

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    Did the final episode of She-Ra's first season really have to be about Orko? It's The Greatest Magic.

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    She-Ra's second season kicks off in reasonable style with One to Count On.

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    And here we have Return of the General, another decent showing.

    https://hemanmotu.wordpress.com/2019...f-the-general/
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