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By the Power of Grayskull! We open up the Listener Mailbag to grab a suggestion (Thanks!) and tackle one of the most iconic bits of 80’s pop culture ever - He-Man and the Masters of the Universe! The genius of it all is that Mattel (home of Barbie and Hot Wheels) figured out how to syndicate a 30-minute infomercial for toys by disguising it as a daily cartoon adventure that was part Conan the Barbarian, part Flash Gordon. And kids ate it up to the tune of over $1-billion. By 1987 the bottom dropped out, just in time for a Masters of the Universe movie from the schlockmeisters at Cannon Films! Sadly, the ill-conceived project was a huge flop (sorry, Dolph Lundgren), mostly because it ignored what made the source material so popular in the first place. Yet He-Man’s legacy remains. Join us as we talk toons, toys, and possible new feature films. Then repeat your daily mantra: I HAVE THE POWER! | 0:00 - Intros | 7:34 - Robocop 2 (1990) and Robocop 3 (1993) | 10:20 - The Death of Stalin (2017) | 13:30 - Floor is Lava (Netflix, 2020) | 15:23 - The Eternal Cylinder and Bugsnax | 19:30 - Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014) | 23:30 - Watchmen (HBO, 2020) SPOILER DISCUSSION | 33:15 - He-Man and the Masters of the Universe | Clips | Scratching The Itch - Sex Cult Girl | Shuki Levy, Haim Saban - “He-Man’s Theme” | The Dead Milkmen - Life Is Shit | Nitzer Ebb - Join in the Chant | Kool & the Gang - Fresh / clip from Bridesmaids / B-Side - Change the Beat | Basil Poledouris - Drive Montage - RoboCop | Christopher Willis - Moscow, 1953 - The Death of Stalin | The Eternal Cylinder - Official Strange New World Trailer | Kero Kero Bonito - Bugsnax | Ollie & Jerry - Electric Boogaloo | Lunachicks - Spoilt / Joss Stone - Spoiled / Monty Python - Spam | Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - A Stronger, Loving World - Watchmen Vol. 03 | Mentos Jingle / Outkast - So Fresh and So Clean / Devo - Fresh | Eminem - Venom | Bill Conti - Masters of the Universe Main Theme | SlackCircus - Fabulous Secret Powers Original ‘Fabulous Secret Powers’ video from slackcircus: Original ‘Cancelled “He-Man movies | 1989-2018’ video from Supervoid Cinema:

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