RETRO SHOCK - “Its raining all sorts of mans” (1983): Fabulous self-produced podcasts were revealed to you the day you downloaded these mp3s and said “By The Power Of Greyskull.” So, after you finish publicly shouting that incantation, join Bob and Tim as they discuss the sci-fi/barbarian/sword and sorcery Filmation mash-up, He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe.
00:00:00 - UNLICENSED AUDIO CLIP-MAN - Another birthday party
00:00:19 - SYNCH-MAN- Dealing with audio / “Strong Enough"
00:05:05 - PLAY-MAN - collecting the toys
00:16:43 - OCTOBER 3, 1983-MAN - a childish cartoon … for children
00:20:57 - COMIC-MAN - a barbaric beginning
00:31:19 - PRESENT DAY-MAN (ALSO GOOD MEMORY/BAD MEMORY) - Re-watching "The Taking Of Greyskull”/“Main Title from He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe”
00:36:51 - YAY-MAN (OR NAY-MAN) - Orko as comic relief
00:43:24 - SHE-MAN - the squandered importance of Teela
00:46:56 - PLOT-MAN - a thorough summation of the … er … stoy(?)
00:52:39 - HERR-MANN - a diabolical fashion statement
00:55:06 - TALK-MAN - Man-At-Arms brings us up to speed
01:00:09 - FAR-OUT MAN - And the acid kicks in
01:06:05 - BACK-STORY MAN - A missed opportunity for an origin
01:07:42 - WRAP-IT-UP MAN - Skeletor, morals and a birthday cake
01:10:45 - GOOD REALITY-MAN/BAD REALITY-MAN - does “He-Man” hold up?
01:12:44 - NAME-GAME-MAN - Bob and Tim challenge each other / “Main Title from She-Ra: Princess Of Power”
01:18:43 - BYE-BYE-MAN - Contacts, plugs and no catchphrase / “What’s Up”
Watch the show’s opening sequence HERE
Watch Prince Adam perform a cover of Four Non Blonde’s “What’s Up” (and LIKE the video) in SLACKCIRCUS’s “Fabulous Secret Powers” HERE
Listen to Skeletor insult all of humanity HERE
Learn about the design and evolution of the original cartoon with these Behind The Scenes videos featured HERE
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MUSIC FEATURED IN TODAY’S EPISODE:
“Strong Enough” performed by Sheryl Crow from her 1993 debut album TUESDAY NIGHT MUSIC CLUB
“Masters Of The Universe” by Haim Saban, Shuki Levy and Erika Lane from the 1983 television soundtrack to “FILMATION’S HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE”
“Main title theme from She-Ra: Princess Of power” by Shuki Levi and Haim Saban from the 1985 television soundtrack to FILMATION’S SHE-RA: PRINCESS OF POWER
“Fabulous Secret Powers” a re-imagining of “What’s Up” originally performed by 4 Non-Blondes and reinterpreted by Ryan Haines and Jay Allen for the 2005 SLACKCIRCUS video “FABULOUS SECRET POWERS”
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