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 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 12:11 PM   
 By:   AdoKrycha007   (Member)

Could you post some photos of this ? Thx.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

I just finished it and I'm shocked I liked it so much.

https://www.facebook.com/greg.espinoza.9/posts/4961868583831973

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Could you post some photos of this ? Thx.


Now expected between August 22 - September 15... so who knows roll eyes

 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2021 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

I was watching this show and thinking that I've heard that theme somewhere before and I couldn't think where.

An then it dawned on me...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKv_wua6kFE


Strip it down to the basic theme and it reminds me of this... starting at 1:10-



The Man At Arms theme definitely sounds similar to this theme. Of course that theme from Shrek sounds an awful lot like Deep Blue Sea.

As for the show, it is entertaining. I don't have strong nostalgia for the original, but I saw enough episodes back in the day. I am not missing the PSAs at the end of each episode. If you are a fan of the series/toys it is worth checking out.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2021 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   Thierry Schreurs   (Member)

Nice promo featurette on the recording sessions...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKrD79Ek7xQ

I don't know who's the conductor but this is not Bear McCreary, oddly enough....

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2021 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   ghp1977   (Member)

And still no CD, even when Bear said it would be available last week

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2021 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   spook   (Member)

And still no CD, even when Bear said it would be available last week

There’s so much controversy and backlash against this project I wouldn’t be surprised if any proposed cd release has been shelved.

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2021 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

And still no CD, even when Bear said it would be available last week

There’s so much controversy and backlash against this project I wouldn’t be surprised if any proposed cd release has been shelved.


Well, that would probably mark the first time that such a thing has happened.

Oh, wait. That would never happen. Why would a protest by a minor grouping of dissenters stop a soundtrack from getting released?

 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2021 - 10:18 PM   
 By:   AdoKrycha007   (Member)

Photos of this CD-R release, please!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2021 - 12:27 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Saw the show yesterday. Enormous nostalgia connected to the original show, and had plenty of the action figures (and Castle Greyskull) as a kid. I like the animation style of the new one, but was also annoyed by what I call "forced representation" that is very prevalent these days. Conveniently killing off He-Man (not once, but twice) to let the women be the protagonists. It's an aspect I find just as annoying as 'cancel culture'. They are, in fact, alienating those of us who grew up with the show as young boys and loved it because of its testosterone-filled head-to-heads.

There are bits and pieces of McCreary's score that I find nice, but most of it felt a bit like bland filler. Obviously no reference to the exisiting themes. McCreary usually releases over-long soundtracks, much to my chagrin, but perhaps it's possible to playlist it down to something succinct and listenable. We'll see.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2021 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Saw the show yesterday…

Other then getting a nifty Bill Conti score out of the deal, I have had and will never have any interest in this IP, but…

…what's the point of pulling the rug out from under this show? Because no one, and I mean no one, ever watched, let alone wants to watch, a show called He-Man without an actual He-Man headlining it.

It would be like reviving Xena: Warrior Princess with much hoopla, only to … SURPRISE … Subvert Expectations® and actually revolve around second-fiddler Joxer. That would go over well too, I'm sure.

And, as I mentioned up thread, it's easier to get through McCreary's mediocre effort when sped up.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2021 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Saw the show yesterday…

Other then getting a nifty Bill Conti score out of the deal, I have had and will never have any interest in this IP, but…

…what's the point of pulling the rug out from under this show? Because no one, and I mean no one, ever watched, let alone wants to watch, a show called He-Man without an actual He-Man headlining it.

It would be like reviving Xena: Warrior Princess with much hoopla, only to … SURPRISE … Subvert Expectations® and actually revolve around second-fiddler Joxer. That would go over well too, I'm sure.

And, as I mentioned up thread, it's easier to get through McCreary's mediocre effort when sped up.


First sign of trouble was when they pulled "He-Man" from the title. Just another piece of woke garbage.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2021 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

First sign of trouble was when they pulled "He-Man" from the title. Just another piece of woke garbage.

Yes, I'm afraid so. But as I said -- the animation is excellent. I just wish it had been used on better storytelling.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2021 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

I don't have a strong attachment to this series. I was aged out when the toys and cartoons came out, but my younger brother was really into the toys/show, so I ended up watching quite a bit of it because we had one tv, and what else was I going to do? Homework?

Anyway, although I don't believe that they should have ran with this story as the first storyline, it worked for me for.a couple of reasons. First, it added a little bit of depth to some of the cast who would not have gotten the spotlight had He-Man been there. These are all paper thin characters, so having a little bit of nuance helped. (To be fair, they were built as toys first and weren't necessarily intended to make a lot of sense.). Second, Skeletor needed a victory. Despite having a cool and imposing design, thanks to his handling in the original series, and the amount of continued whining he would do after each defeat, he is one of the most pathetic main villains I have seen. Seriously, he gives Cobra Commander a run for his money. A hero is only good as his villains, and when your main villain is pathetic things become a joke fast.

Remember, this is part 1 of the first season. He-Man may not have had a lot of screen time, but his presence is felt in every single episode. Also, if you think he is really dead, you must not have seen anything with a cliffhanger. Prince Adam was stabbed at the end, but clearly still alive. The Sorceress will undoubtedly patch him up, and they will go on a quest to get the sword back and Prince Adam will once again "have the power" and become He-Man again by the end of Part 2. Mattel is heavily involved with this show, and there is no way they will allow a Masters of the Universe to continue for long without the flagship character in the lead. He-Man will definitely be back.

Ultimately, the show is entertaining and added some depth the original show never had. I am personally glad they eliminated the whole dual identity bit where Teela is the only one who doesn't know Adam is He-Man. IMHO, one of the stupider aspects of the show. Personally, I would have waited until the second season to run with this type of storyline, but I am curious to see where they go next.

The score wasn't bad, but not great. I wish Bear had used the classic theme at least once during the show.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2021 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

…I would have waited until the second season to run with this type of storyline…

I was going to make that point earlier.

End 1st season on a cliffhanger with you know what happening to you know who, then spend the first half of 2nd season dolling out things to do for the bit players, and then bring back you know who midseason.

As it stands, the only noteworthy aspect of the revived show is all the bad "ink" it's gotten.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2021 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

As it stands, the only noteworthy aspect of the revived show is all the bad "ink" it's gotten.

You mean other than the overwhelmingly positive reviews?

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2021 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

As it stands, the only noteworthy aspect of the revived show is all the bad "ink" it's gotten.

You mean other than the overwhelmingly positive reviews?


Not to quibble, really, but what show doesn't get "overwhelmingly positive reviews" these days? That's baked in. The way the game is played.

As someone who had and has no intention of watching this show, the only blurbs I've seen in passing were the one that cited the show was being received poorly, and Kevin was on the defensive.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2021 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   Timothy J. Phlaps   (Member)

Not to quibble, really, but what show doesn't get "overwhelmingly positive reviews" these days? That's baked in. The way the game is played.

Of course, I forgot that critics always love everything, especially titles based on 80s toy IP.

As someone who had and has no intention of watching this show, the only blurbs I've seen in passing were the one that cited the show was being received poorly, and Kevin was on the defensive.

That's weird, I also have no intention of watching the show but everything I've seen praised the show for doing something different.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2021 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Not to quibble, really, but what show doesn't get "overwhelmingly positive reviews" these days? That's baked in. The way the game is played.

Of course, I forgot that critics always love everything, especially titles based on 80s toy IP.

As someone who had and has no intention of watching this show, the only blurbs I've seen in passing were the one that cited the show was being received poorly, and Kevin was on the defensive.

That's weird, I also have no intention of watching the show but everything I've seen praised the show for doing something different.


The attention is a self-feeding machine. The show was released and the majority of critics gave the show positive reviews. Then the fans watched it and some hated it and started posting review bombs. Kevin Smith adds fuel to the fire by telling those fans to grow up and then suddenly articles appear about Kevin Smith telling off haters and other articles explaining why some fans hate the show. Ultimately, the noise from the vocal fanbase complaining about the show seems to overtake everything else.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2021 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Of course, I forgot that critics always love everything, especially titles based on 80s toy IP.

Well, I just got back from Rotten Tomatoes and Mediacritic and, heavens to Betsy, the statistical probability of all those reviewers being knowledgeable devotees of the original show, such that they're all prepared to register a favorable opinion of a shiny, new-fangled, Netflix reboot is truly one for the record books.

Who knew?

That's weird, I also have no intention of watching the show but everything I've seen praised the show for doing something different.

Guess what? It can be two things.

 
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