God damn you all to Hell! Kevin Smith has announced that he’s going to showrun a Netflix revival of the original Masters of the Universe cartoon from the 1980s. Not a reboot, but a continuation of wherever that original He-Man cartoon left off. Ridiculous.
It’s going to be called Masters of the Universe: Revelation.
First of all, what a dumb name. Could you be any more generic? Did someone not like Masters of the Universe: Vengeance?
Second of all, who really cares or remembers how the original 1980s cartoon left off? I watched that cartoon as lovingly as I watched all the other 80s cartoons and I don’t care one lick! I know that original Masters of the Universe fans still exist, but come oooon. Are those few people really so passionate as to catch Netflix’s attention? So much so that it has to be a continuation and not a reboot?
Third of all, I’m just really salty that this garbage is probably going to supersede He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cast joining the amazing She-Ra and the Princesses of Power cartoon. I just did a List of Six about this, people! That’s supposed to be part of the She-Ra endgame!
It’s a pretty slow Monday in stuff I have ready to post on the internet, so I think I’m going to take this moment to remind you all that season 3 of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is out on Netflix!
It’s a great season and a great show!
Also out is the third season of GLOW, which is another amazing show! Seriously, two of my favorite shows these days came out with their third seasons within a week of each other! I’m thrilled. And the next season of BoJack Horseman should be available soon.
Honestly, TV is great these days! I’m a very happy geek.
I absolutely loved the first season of She-Ra and the Princess of Power. It was pretty much perfect, and everything I could want from a modern cartoon reboot of an 80s classic. And season is arrives on April 26!
Of course, that’s the same weekend Avengers: Endgame arrives, so it’s going to be a busy weekend! We just have to get through the entire month of April first…
Sometimes a piece of entertainment comes along that makes you change everything you thought you had planned for your blog. I don’t review TV shows often (unless they’re superhero shows), but after watching the first season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power on Netflix, I knew I had to do more to preach the good word about this cartoon. Holy cow, you henchies, it’s good!
TV Rating: 10/10 – Fantastic
Based on the He-Man spin-off from the 1980s, She-Ra and the Princess of Power is about Adora, raised and trained by the evil Horde to help conquer the planet of Etheria. When she finds a magic sword that transforms her into a golden Amazon named She-Ra, she starts to learn just how evil and damaging the Horde really is. Adora switches sides and joins the Rebellion, making fast friends with some of the titular Princesses of Power along the way.
The new show was adapted and brought to the screen by Noelle Stevenson, one of the genius co-creators behind Lumberjanes. You can easily see Stevenson’s style in She-Ra, and I already loved her from Lumberjanes. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is everything I want from modern cartoons! You can find it on Netflix!
Join me after the jump for my review/thoughts on the first season of the show! Except FULL SPOILERS for the season.
I started watching the new She-Ra and the Princesses of Power cartoon on Netflix this past week and I’m already in love! We have genius showrunner Noelle Stevenson to thank for that, creator of the beloved Lumberjanes. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power hits all the sweet spots that I love in modern day cartoons, with deft attention paid to characters, story, lore and world-building.
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power is only the latest in a long line of cartoon reboots of 1980s classics. There’s a new DuckTales, a new My Little Pony, a new Voltron, a new Inspector Gadget, a new Danger Mouse, and the unending lines of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Transformers reboots. There was an old Thundercats reboot and a new one coming up. We’ve also got new Care Bears on the horizon. The 80s are ripe for nostalgia reboots!
So what’s left? And what do I want to see? Join me after the jump for six suggestions!