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Coming to Netflix, anime, from Kevin Smith and starting from where the original 80s show left off.

That's all the details I've seen so far.

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Ha. Where did the original series leave off?

I hope this ties into the She-Ra reboot. That is a pretty decent show. He-man could use a similar reboot.


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I think you'll find that's an..uh..minority opinion among He Man fans, at least judging by the response to this announcement.

The old series ended on Eternia, and didn't go off into space which subsequently happened in the 90s. So I'd assume that's what they mean.

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I dread to hear what sort of woke changes they'll inevitably make to the original. He Man (along with an obscure Aussie kangaroo live action show called Skippy) is literally my first childhood fandom/pop culture memory and it holds a special place for me.

   
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 warboss wrote:
I dread to hear what sort of woke changes they'll inevitably make to the original. .

I can only imagine how horrifying it would be if a show that was famous for it's moral life messages in each episode was rebooted in a socially conscious way...

And I have to imagine it, because I honestly can't see how anyone who ever actually watched the original show would be remotely surprised by it.

 
   
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The she ra show is planting all the seeds for he man that the old shows had. Hordak (the creator of skeletor and his master/mentor) was on etheria when it got banished to another dimension. She ra (adora) is descended from the elders (eternians) and was pulled from a portal as a baby to etheria. Which lines up with her being adams long lost twin sister.

Just saying, she ra, like voltron, does all the old stuff justice while updating it to be good. He man could use the extra depth of character on their cast like both of those shows have done.


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Firstly, it's Kevin Smith, it isn't going to be like She Ra, let it go.

Secondly, I've found a slightly broader synopsis that suggests it'll pick up on threads from the old series but also be set some decades further on. So "doing a Picard" a bit I guess.

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 insaniak wrote:
 warboss wrote:
I dread to hear what sort of woke changes they'll inevitably make to the original. .

I can only imagine how horrifying it would be if a show that was famous for it's moral life messages in each episode was rebooted in a socially conscious way...

And I have to imagine it, because I honestly can't see how anyone who ever actually watched the original show would be remotely surprised by it.


Being "woke" should not be confused with any semblance of actual morality, a coherent set of social values, or the messages the original He Man series had. I can't really get into it any further as it's probably off topic.

   
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 warboss wrote:
I dread to hear what sort of woke changes they'll inevitably make to the original. He Man (along with an obscure Aussie kangaroo live action show called Skippy) is literally my first childhood fandom/pop culture memory and it holds a special place for me.

Yes, god forbid a show from the 80s about selling toys be remade in anything resembling good story telling and diverse cast/themes!!!!!

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 hotsauceman1 wrote:
Yes, god forbid a show from the 80s about selling toys be remade in anything resembling good story telling and diverse cast/themes!!!!!


I have no problem with either diverse casts or themes nor with good story telling; please tilt at another windmill, good sir. If anything, being "woke" in the pejorative way is counterproductive to the latter in actual practice given recent show remakes/reboots/additions touting that aspect of their production (like Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, etc) in place of good story telling. I can't comment on She-Ra specifically as I didn't watch it.

   
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I would say pick any 2 episodes of old she ra and 2 of voltron then watch any 2 episode of new she ra or voltron and the rise in quality, cast, and story telling will be self evident. He-man 100% could use the same redo.

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I'm confused how diversity has nothing to do with woke ness. I thought "go woke, go broke" was pretty much code for "don't hire diverse casts."


By "woke", do you mean preachy? Why not just say "preachy"? Also, weren't 80's cartoons really heavy handed sometimes?


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If anyone wants to discuss it further, PM me. I won't derail the thread further for one triggering sentence.

   
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As a fan of the widely-loathed live action adaptation, I gotta say I'm looking forward to this being a dumpster fire of a show at least as much as it being a quality product.

   
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So it says "Anime" series and not animated.
Interesting, I know quite a few people are loathed to to like netflix if they like Anime, but I like how they are making their own now

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My kids liked watching the new versions of She-Ra and Voltron, and I watched a bunch of episodes with them, too. If Masters of the Universe is of the same quality, then that's good enough for me, as a guy who still has lots of He Man figures packed away which will probably end up in the hands of my son in a year or two.

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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
As a fan of the widely-loathed live action adaptation, I gotta say I'm looking forward to this being a dumpster fire of a show at least as much as it being a quality product.

I'm sort of hoping that they approach it with a certain amount of self-awareness for the source material... Because the original cartoon ultimately wasn't actually that much less of a dumpster fire than the movie. Constantly-recycled animation, absolutely absurd stories, the exact same sound effects used in every single other cartoon of the era... Also, watching it back now, Skeletor is really a lot more camp than I noticed as a 10-year-old. I mean, I loved it as a kid, and the episode I watched with my wife a few months ago was entertaining. I'm just under no illusions that the original was actually good.

So any new version should (IMO) be stupid and loud and dialed up to 1000.

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I'm mostly looking forward to the tie-in figures.

He-Man was life when I was a kid - but I admit it's not aged as well as say, Transformers.

I also enjoyed the Dolph Lundgren movie (moo!), and the 2000's update.

New Adventures? Never forgave that for being so bad. Maybe just as I was exactly the right age for He-Man, I was exactly the wrong age for the New Adventures.

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 insaniak wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
As a fan of the widely-loathed live action adaptation, I gotta say I'm looking forward to this being a dumpster fire of a show at least as much as it being a quality product.

I'm sort of hoping that they approach it with a certain amount of self-awareness for the source material... Because the original cartoon ultimately wasn't actually that much less of a dumpster fire than the movie. Constantly-recycled animation, absolutely absurd stories, the exact same sound effects used in every single other cartoon of the era... Also, watching it back now, Skeletor is really a lot more camp than I noticed as a 10-year-old. I mean, I loved it as a kid, and the episode I watched with my wife a few months ago was entertaining. I'm just under no illusions that the original was actually good.

So any new version should (IMO) be stupid and loud and dialed up to 1000.

I cannot suggest the "Power of Greyskull" or "Toys That Made Us" episodes on Netflix with regards to the original enough.

Was fascinating to hear about the cartoon that I saw in syndication as a kid.

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According to slides of the presentation from Powercon that are now floating around the interwebs and youtube, the missing "He Man" from the poster title isn't an accident. Apparently it'll instead focus on Teela and He Man will barely feature in it. Apply salt as needed to taste.

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Works for me. Teela is badass.

 
   
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Disappointing, She Ra is getting so good, I was hoping for a He-Man tie in.

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 warboss wrote:
According to slides of the presentation from Powercon that are now floating around the interwebs and youtube, the missing "He Man" from the poster title isn't an accident. Apparently it'll instead focus on Teela and He Man will barely feature in it. Apply salt as needed to taste.


Is that confirmed? It sounds like one of those rumors that would pop up on angry blogs.


:crosses fingers: come on dumpster fire.

   
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 warboss wrote:
According to slides of the presentation from Powercon that are now floating around the interwebs and youtube, the missing "He Man" from the poster title isn't an accident. Apparently it'll instead focus on Teela and He Man will barely feature in it. Apply salt as needed to taste.


Someone's been sourcing off 4chan.
   
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Well, regarding Kevin Smith and anime, it might be worth revisiting the short lived Clerks: The Animated Series [Which culminated in car chases, bears, Eddie Murphy and Judge Reinhold. No, there isn't an explanation for that]

This one will be fun to sit back and watch the fireworks. I was out of the country when the original started and didn't see it as a kid, so don't care about the show itself. The episodes I have seen were awful. So depending how serious it takes itself and how serious the fans take it, this should be something absolutely hilarious if mildly disappointing.

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 warboss wrote:
I dread to hear what sort of woke changes they'll inevitably make to the original. He Man (along with an obscure Aussie kangaroo live action show called Skippy) is literally my first childhood fandom/pop culture memory and it holds a special place for me.


I'll take any amount of CW like hamfisted preaching the blindingly obvious so long as Kev doesnt find an excuse to shoehorn Depp in

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 warboss wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
 warboss wrote:
I dread to hear what sort of woke changes they'll inevitably make to the original. .

I can only imagine how horrifying it would be if a show that was famous for it's moral life messages in each episode was rebooted in a socially conscious way...

And I have to imagine it, because I honestly can't see how anyone who ever actually watched the original show would be remotely surprised by it.


Being "woke" should not be confused with any semblance of actual morality, a coherent set of social values, or the messages the original He Man series had. I can't really get into it any further as it's probably off topic.


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--Gets called on dragging thread off topic.
--Hey come on everyone, we need to immediately stop dragging the thread off topic right now!

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 Turnip Jedi wrote:


I'll take any amount of CW like hamfisted preaching the blindingly obvious so long as Kev doesnt find an excuse to shoehorn Depp in


I do enjoy Kevin Smith's Flash episodes...
   
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 Compel wrote:
 Turnip Jedi wrote:


I'll take any amount of CW like hamfisted preaching the blindingly obvious so long as Kev doesnt find an excuse to shoehorn Depp in


I do enjoy Kevin Smith's Flash episodes...


oh aye, he can still deliver within a set framework, its just some of his own idea's of late have been a bit iffy, fingers crossed this will be the latter and not involve any wacky space pirates or walrus men

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In terms of Kevin Smith as a content creator, I do consider him to be overrated.

Whilst his films are, for the most part, enjoyable, I don't hold them in the same very high regard as others. Rather I find them, well, competent, but no more.

Here? I'll take competence from a fan of the original, every time. No need to get fancy.

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