Master of the Universe


He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. So many of us grew up with the uber-macho He-Man and his alter ego, Prince Adam. He-Man had unfortunately named teammates like Fisto and Ram-Man. He fought Skeletor for the safety of Greyskull. And what little boy or girl in the 80s didn’t yell ‘I HAVE… THE POWAAAAAH!” at least once a day? He-Man spawned the spin-off She-Ra, his long lost sister who had her own power sword and alter ego. But just as She-Ra has gotten a heavy reboot, it seems its time for He-Man’s. But how true to the source material will it stay? Or the more important question may be ‘How much fanboy rage will spill out onto keyboards and out into the internet’? With the lead casting announcement, the answer is probably “a lot”.


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ABOVE: Lady Skeletor cosplay. Very rarely do I use the term “skull-fuck” and mean it, but I can’t argue my boner for these bones.  [GAS]


This is a real gem. Sorry, let me rephrase that, this is a real JEM, because this video is chocked full of so much cheesy, 80s splendor it can only be described by such dated references. Let me introduce you to Space Stallions, the 80s cartoon so fantastic you’ll wish with every fiber of your childhood it was real.

Space Stallions is the brainchild of students at The Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark and their video answers the question, “If someone combined the best bits of My Little Pony and Master of the Universe, would it be totally tubular?” Yes. The answer is most definitely yes.

Perfect, simply perfect. I feel as if I’ve traveled to an alternate 80s where such awesomely bad concepts were aired once a week, every Saturday morning. It’s got it all. “Rockin” electronica soundtrack? Check. Bizarrely themed super hero group? Check. That theme is then represented in EVERYTHING? Check. Token chick and black guy to ensure diversity? Check. Villain of an undiscernible species? (I think it’s Larfleeze) Check. You name an 80s cartoon trope and you’ll find it Space Stallions.

Here’s its synopsis:

As darkness is covering the multiverse, far away in the galaxy of the wild stallion, a spark of hope is born. Guided by the light of Mother Mustang, the Space Stallions must defeat the Demon of darkness, Destructo.

The only real burning questions I have is, when can we get more? It could be this video just threw me into a nostalgia high, but I think this show could be a real hit. If you threw in plenty of satire, adult humor, and put it on [adult swim].

What do you think? Admit it, you wish Space Stallions was on when you were a kid.

Source: TDW: Geeks