No Riffing on Mail Call video today, unfortunately. I have the new episode written, I just have had no time to actually sit down and record it. I will shoot for Monday.
In the meantime, it is for just such an occasion as this that God invented Lazy Bastard Friday! Why spend time making your own video when you can just post one that belongs to someone else?
So, I have been in a He-Man phase for the last, oh, twenty-five years or so. It was my favorite cartoon growing up, and probably still is, I collected all the toys, and now I have every episode of the original He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Filmation series on DVD. I await with trepidation the long in-the-works live action film (no Dolph Lundgren this time, alas) which will no doubt miss the goofy made-up-as-it-goes-along charm of the series entirely and try to make it into another Lord of the Rings (as was apparently the case with the now-abandoned-thank-Christ Grayskull script).
Here are two He-Man-related gems. The first is the full first episode of the series, courtesy of the official He-Man YouTube channel:
And the second is a real treat. Someone actually made a video using the storybook and accompanying record that came with the Talon Fighter vehicle, “The Power of Point Dread”. I still own this very book and record, buried somewhere in the basement of the old Shives homestead in Clear Spring. It predates the Filmation series, and depicts He-Man from before they decided he had a secret identity as Prince Adam, when he was basically just a wandering hero. Very cool, and something that brings back very warm childhood memories.