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the new adventures of He-Man
« on: March 05, 2006, 06:52:01 pm »
the 1987 series - does anyone remember it? i watched it religiously when i was little. out of sheer nostalgia, i got all 65 episodes off ebay.

aside from the corny lines and the cliche good vs evil battle, i think the author had a detailed depiction of the future in mind. look at the players - pacifists on a utopian planet, mutants with an inherent desire for battle, complicated robot systems running or guarding certain systems.

for the mutants - why are they all outfitted towards combat in a specific environment? it seems to me like they were designed for combat in specific situations rather than just random freaks. so we engineer soldiers to fight wars far away on other planets while we create a utopian society here. if our mutant army figures that out, i can see them getting pissed and turning on us. or what if the war gets won and people don't want "freaks" coming home? i can see a bit of X-Men like paranoia...

then there's these subtle references to chemical wars and weapons being outlawed. in one of the first episodes, it somehow didn't occur to them to raise their starship against attacking mutants....
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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2006, 07:42:01 pm »
Being afraid of loosing control of mankinds own creation is a quite common theme in science fiction.

On the topic of overinterpreting cartoons, I recently stumbled across theories that the Smurfs are either communist or white supremacist propaganda.

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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2006, 08:14:21 pm »
part of the reason i decided to rewatch them is that G.I. Joe and the original He-Man were both sponsored by the American government. i remember liking the entire he-man series ever since i was really little and i can't help but wonder how much my opinons are influenced by propaganda.
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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2006, 11:24:18 pm »
Heman: Homosexual?

Discuss.

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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2006, 11:31:25 pm »
heman sucks!  :)

I think even as a child, even though I liked to watch the series, I still saw how poorly made it was. And the moral of the story at the end of every episode... uaah shivers down my spine...

still had some action figures :)

and G.I.Joe... is that a cartoon series too? only knew the c64 game (can still whistle the "sountrack") and had some cool action figures...

anyone knows saber rider and the star sherrifs? This one has been quite popular in Germany, partly maybe because of the sometimes funny synchronization. Originally a japan Anime and heavily censored for Europe and the U.S. it still has quite some action and nice drawings for that time IMO. I have been watching some episodes lately...

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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2006, 11:40:50 pm »
I watched He-man was I was so small, I can barely remember anything of it. I think it had lizards and that skull guy (Skeletor?), and there was an arid-looking planet. I wondered if his wife was She-woman.

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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2006, 11:57:07 pm »
Aaaah, Saber Rider... yeah, that was awesome :)


She-woman? No, but there was a show for the girls called She-Ra... *arghl*

He-Man was somehow funny, but Saber Rider ftw!
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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2006, 01:04:02 am »
anyone seen the Skeletor and Beastman video?

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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2006, 02:21:40 am »
Heman: Homosexual?

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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2006, 05:57:15 am »
Heman: Homosexual?

Discuss.

that video is definitely gay. i don't think he-man is though. just because he runs around with his shirt off doesn't make him gay.
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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2006, 07:45:20 pm »
that video is definitely gay. i don't think he-man is though. just because he runs around with his shirt off doesn't make him gay.

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Re: the new adventures of He-Man
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2006, 08:49:03 pm »
that video is definitely gay. i don't think he-man is though. just because he runs around with his shirt off doesn't make him gay.



i don't remember that. anyway, the topic is the lesser known 87 series, not the 84. if that picture is for real, i can see why the original series got cancelled.
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