New Netflix series Lords of the Universe: Revelation, wrote Kevin Smith, is the latest offering from Powerhouse Animation, which has also produced Netflix shows The blood of Zeus i Castlevania. Author of science fiction Zach Chapman he believes he is superior to his predecessors.
“I think the animation really exceeds The blood of Zeus– certainly in the design and redesign of many characters, ”says Chapman in episode 478 Geek’s Guide to Galaxy podcast. “And then only in the quality of the animation itself. Fighting scenes are better and more interesting on average Castelvania. ”
Lords of the Universe: Revelation captures the story of He-Man who appeared in a 1983 children’s cartoon He-man and the masters of the universe. Geek’s Guide to Galaxy host David Barr Kirtley enjoyed the show, but was surprised to have strayed so far from the classic He-Man formula. “I was disappointed that the show seemed to bypass the characters I really remembered,” he says. “My initial reaction was that I wanted to see more of the He-Man I remember, where it switches back and forth between Adam and He-Man.”
TV writer Andrea Kail he also had trouble characterizing Teele, which appears as the focus of the series. “They often do it with female characters, where their lives are fine: she’s just been promoted, she has a great relationship with her dad – she just hugged him – and then she finds out that someone lied to her, and it’s like, ‘That’s it. I throw my sword and leave, and I never talk to you again for years and years, ”says Kail. “She maintains a stereotype about a hysterical, pre-emotional woman who is angry. So I really wish they hadn’t done that. ”
But a fantasy author Christopher M. Cevasco found Lords of the Universe: Revelation be an almost perfect mix of classic characters and new ideas. “It marked all the frames that I hoped would be, as someone who loved the show of the eighties,” he says. “And I liked the new directions in which they started from that starting point. So I just think it was the best of both worlds and I can’t wait to see what happens next. ”
Listen to the full interview with Zach Chapman, Andrea Kail and Christopher M. Cevasco in episode 478 of Geek’s Guide to Galaxy (above). And take a look at some of the highlighted topics from the discussion below.
David Barr Kirtley on Skeleton:
“The guy who invented Skeletor, as a kid, went to some amusement park and was in a haunted house, and this corpse on a noose fell in front of him and scared him. And he said, ‘It’s a real dead body! I know it’s a real dead body. ‘And it turned out was a real dead body. He was the outlaw who died in the shooting with the police, and no one came for the body, so the guy in the funeral home decided to embalm him and charge the entrance to see him. And then some scammer came who tricked him and sold him to a carnival or something. It changed hands many times and in the end people didn’t realize it was a real dead body, so it finally ended up in this amusement park. … So that’s what inspired Skeletor. “
Christopher M. Cevasco included He-man and the masters of the universe:
“I was actually filming episodes on VHS and looking back and carefully recording the planned project & mdsah; which of course never came to the fore – where I wanted to make a big summary of the whole world with details about history and geography, and biographies of different characters. … I liked the fact that it’s not just an ordinary cartoon where everything is on the surface. With different episodes throughout the series, you discover the layers and layers of history behind the characters, and they bring back certain elements, and the relationships that develop and the mythology behind the world develop more and more. “
Zach Chapman included Beast Man:
“I thought Beast Man should be against Triclops for reasons other than, ‘Hey, don’t hurt Evil-Lyn.’ Why did he make an alliance with her? His alliance should be with the beasts he controls. [The Triclops cult] takes these nano-machines, and drinks them, and they become an integral part of the machine. Therefore, man-beast, being a beast, that he is from the natural world, should have opposed this mixing of technology with flesh and the pollution of the world of nature. I thought it would have been colder if they had gone that route. I immediately thought, ‘You’re only making this guy a bodyguard, when he could be even more interesting.’ ‘
Andrea Kail on women writers:
“While I was watching [Masters of the Universe: Revelation], I looked at the credits right at the beginning and it turned out to me that there is only one woman writer, and the main character – for all intents and purposes – is a woman. I don’t understand why you can’t insert more women writers. And there are no female directors either – it was just two guys. Looking [Power of Grayskull] This morning, the documentary had more women working on the original show of the 80s than on this one. … Now we are looking for stronger female characters, and that is great, but we need more women behind the scenes. We need more women writing women’s stories. ”