By James H. Burns: I’m just a little too old for the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoon series to have been part of my youth! But it’s intriguing to note that in the last era before video tapes proliferated (1983…), He-Man would have been one of the first times so many American kids were introduced to some of the basic tenets of fantasy and science fiction. It also seems that each day, more and more people forget about how much fantasy and science fiction — and humor! — was produced by Filmation Associates and its founders Lou Scheimer, Norm Prescott and Hal Sutherland, and such key figures as Don Christensen and longtime fan artist-turned- wonderful pro, Bob (Robert) Kline.
None of which really goes to explain why I got such a kick this weekend, when I caught this ad, featuring He-Man’s old arch nemesis!