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Old May 18th, 2007   Brian LaBelle is offline   #17
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his origin was in the old cartoon as well back inthe 80's
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Keldor was mentioned briefly in the "Powers of Grayskull" comic and hinted at being a villain but the in the old series (cartoons, Mattel comics, DC Comics & Star Comics.) there is no mention of Randor being responsible for Keldor's accident which lead to him becoming Skeletor.

Skeletor and Hordak were partners in the 80's cartoon before Skeletor banished him to Etheria. In the new series, Hordak is quite clearly the master and Skeletor the flunky.
 
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Old May 18th, 2007   booyah is offline   #18
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Whta's up with remaking already awesome Dolph Lundgren movies??? HUH!!!??? HUH???!!!!


Seriously though, I hope this is good, even though I really did enjoy the original.
But Pitt??? NO thanks.
 
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Old May 18th, 2007   Piper is offline   #19
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I don't know why, but I could have swore that the show said Keldor was Randor's brother. Where the heck did I pull that tidbit from?

I absolutely loved the new cartoon. Last year I actually started a thread here on the Bloc to tell people that Boomerang had started showing reruns of it around 11:30, but they didn't keep doing it for very long.

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In the new continuity of the 2002 animated series by Mike Young Productions (see below), Skeletor’s original name is definitely Keldor, his appearance as such is shown and his exploits partially depicted. However it seems unlikely that he would be related to Randor in this continuity, as he has Skeletor's blue skin and some other slightly nonhuman features whilst still Keldor. In an he-man.org interview with one of producers of the 2002 series, it is revealed that Keldor is the half brother of Randor; they have different mothers.
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I must have read it on He-Man.org as I occasionally visited that site when the new show was out. The Wiki entry mentions the possibility of Randor and Keldor being related a few other times as well.
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Old May 18th, 2007   starks is offline   #20
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This could be great if done right. Brad Pitt? No.
 
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Old May 19th, 2007   Marky is offline   #21
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I don't know why, but I could have swore that the show said Keldor was Randor's brother. Where the heck did I pull that tidbit from?

I absolutely loved the new cartoon. Last year I actually started a thread here on the Bloc to tell people that Boomerang had started showing reruns of it around 11:30, but they didn't keep doing it for very long.

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I must have read it on He-Man.org as I occasionally visited that site when the new show was out. The Wiki entry mentions the possibility of Randor and Keldor being related a few other times as well.
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Keldor was Randor's lost brother in the comics that continued after the 80's cartoon. It was implied heavily that Skeletor was Keldor but never explicitly stated although the writer said that that was the case.
 
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Old June 2nd, 2008   Director of Everything is offline   #22
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Here's a script review for Grayskull: Masters of the Universe and it sounds pretty badass!
 
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Old June 2nd, 2008   TheRay is offline   #23
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Here's a script review for Grayskull: Masters of the Universe and it sounds pretty badass!
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No kidding! Wow!
I'm gonna just cross my fingers that the high and mighty crazy multi-conglomerate Hollywood machine doesn't find a way to totally screw this up!
 
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Old June 3rd, 2008   King Krypton is offline   #24
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From that review:

I got some bad news folks, unfortunately, pertaining to HE-MAN, since Silver took a hit with Speed Racer, Warners has been unresponsive to Silver projects.
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.) So if this script gets benched, no harm no foul. At least they gave it their best try. There's no shame in that.
 
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Old June 3rd, 2008   Drink is offline   #25
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I can only ask-- why?

Seriously, there was a cartoon and the toy line about 5 years ago or something. If they were going to do a movie, then would have been the time, when kids were still interested in him.

5 years is a very long time for the kid toy and cartoon markets.
 
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Old June 3rd, 2008   King Krypton is offline   #26
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I can only ask-- why?

Seriously, there was a cartoon and the toy line about 5 years ago or something. If they were going to do a movie, then would have been the time, when kids were still interested in him.

5 years is a very long time for the kid toy and cartoon markets.
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From the sound of things, WB's not hot on going thru with it, so there's nothing to worry about.
 
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Old June 4th, 2008   Jeff Shabazz is offline   #27
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Brook Langton as Teela please.
 
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Old June 4th, 2008   Devlyn16 is offline   #28
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I don't know I think 5 years is just long enough for the toy's target market to mature thus bringing in a whole other batch of 5- 12 yearolds.

I like what I rea dabout the script as well saving the fact it seemed as though Adam wouldn't magically transform to HE man but would Build himself into He-man.

No mention was made if Adam's Motehr was still an astronaut from Earth. I seem to recall she was from reading one of the comic inserts from within the toys
 
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Old June 5th, 2008   King Krypton is offline   #29
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I like what I rea dabout the script as well saving the fact it seemed as though Adam wouldn't magically transform to HE man but would Build himself into He-man.
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He still needs the sword to become He-Man. The training seems more a way to prepare him to bearing that kind of power. Besides, he can't "build" himself to become a Superman/Luke Skywalker/King Arthur hybrid. He's still just an ordinary man without the sword.

No mention was made if Adam's Motehr was still an astronaut from Earth. I seem to recall she was from reading one of the comic inserts from within the toys
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In Filmation, she was. In MYP's cartoon from a few years back, she was Eternian. It's not an important detail.
 
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Old June 5th, 2008   starks is offline   #30
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Some parts I like, but as a whole I don't care for this potential script.
 
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Old June 6th, 2008   Devlyn16 is offline   #31
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He still needs the sword to become He-Man. The training seems more a way to prepare him to bearing that kind of power. Besides, he can't "build" himself to become a Superman/Luke Skywalker/King Arthur hybrid. He's still just an ordinary man without the sword.
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I don't know why but for some reason it sounded to me like Conan at the wheel. Adam builds himself Physically into He-man. He would still need the power of the sword, but there would be no change from adam to he-man & back again.

Once Adam becomes all Schwarzeneggered he isn't going to go back to slim lean Adam. No secret identity.
 
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Old June 6th, 2008   Jay West is offline   #32
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I can only ask-- why?

Seriously, there was a cartoon and the toy line about 5 years ago or something. If they were going to do a movie, then would have been the time, when kids were still interested in him.

5 years is a very long time for the kid toy and cartoon markets.
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That really doesn't matter that much. It's a nostalgia thing and I doubt if they still go ahead with it the relaunch of the property in the early mid 2000's will even be mentioned that much. That relaunch was so minor I don't think it even registers. It'll all be about the 80's version.

Similar on a much smaller scale to the recent very popular relaunch of GI Joe action figures in late 2007. The relaunch was all about the little guys from the 80's and milking nostalgia. The fact that GI Joe had a mildly succesfull toy run from 2002-2006 was sorta ignored. They relaunched a property in less than a year after it has seemingly "died." And their marketing push acted like a Joe hadn't been made since 1982!

In fact Mattel is using Hasbro's model of taping into the nostalgia factor and relaunching He-Man action figures as a collectors line for adults just like GI Joe is now.

As long as the movie is good and taps into the nostalgia of when it was most popular it will be fine. Good being the key adjective though. Granted my above example is for a toy and not a movie, but I think similar marketing strategies apply.
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