It's easy while talking about all the muscle-bound heroes, warriors, and monsters of MOTU to forget about the "little guys". The ones who are all too easily looked over and taken for granted, and then, before you know it...BAM!! You have either a gigantic strawberry stuck on your head, or you're being whisked away through a portal, taking you from Eternia to mid 1980's Earth!!!

It's in this spirit we felt the need...no, the DUTY to discuss the often overlooked, but never quite loved, Gwildor!!!

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Gwildor was a NEW character, the creative staff over at the "Masters of the Universe" film were basically forced to create after they realized that faithfully getting a believable Orko onscreen was impossible considering the special effects technology of the 1980's.

So we got Gwildor! A Thenurian (a race of troll like being on the planet Eternia) who is equal parts bumbling as much as a genius inventor, who in a rush to avoid capture by the evil forces of Skeletor, accidentally sends himself, He-Man, Teela, and Man-at-Arms into a portal through space and time, where they land on Earth, circa 1987! And then the hilarity ensues! Burning High Schools, shifty pawn shop owners (this baby's from JAPAAAAN), and barbecue ribs!

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Never featured in the animated series, Gwildor DID make it into one comic (the one the vintage toy came with) and frankly, seeing Orko have to interact with his cinematic replacement is sorta heartbreaking.

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Not much care seemed to go in his vintage toy as well. Hollow, and not necessarily matching the aesthetic of the original Mattel figures, Gwildor seems woefully out of place. He was re-released in the early 2000's in the "Classics" line with a much cooler looking sculpt and a "cosmic key" that looked waaaay closer to the original film version. You know, the device the aforementioned pawn shop owner believed to a funky Rick Wakeman style keyboard. Ahhhh those silly, know it all pawn shop dealers.

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Please enjoy our thoughts and take on the one and only Gwildor!

 

As we continue revisiting some of our favorite MOTU characters, it dawned on us (again) how absolutely badass and cool this character truly is!

This is the sort of dude that if you saw coming at you from across the street, you'd throw whatever you had in your hands at him and run for the hills (while openly weeping, of course).

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Blessed (or cursed, perhaps) with the ability to see through and around objects (I only say cursed because seeing through your puppy's body as you're trying to play with him as a kid is 100% nightmare inducing), this skilled assassin/bounty hunter could also use his amazing abilities to see long distances and (in the original animated series) blast lasers from his front facing eye!

Also he was sick shredded and had a jawline that you could cut granite on, and was originally conceived as a heroic warrior, who would later be used as a villain in the series, and was purported to be a near match to He-Man in regards to his strength and awesomeness.

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So without further ado, we present to your, our episode featuring Tri-Klops!!

WE MADE A MINI-COMIC!!!  You read that right.  Remember the mini-comics you would get with your new MOTU characters?  Well, we decided that it has been too long since there has been anything out there like that, so we created our own!  "The Hot Lead Hootenanny" is a comic featuring many of our favorite MOTU characters all based on Carl, Eddie and Jeff's funny antics on the show.  MEGA got together with some of their SUPER talented friends and created the Last Starfighters Entertainment Group, and after many hours and high fives, they created this epic comic.  

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So why are we posting audio?  Well, it doesn't stop there.  We also miss the Golden Books with the 45s that would come along and you would hear the awesome actors and sound effects as you read along with the story.  So, we decided to do that too by creating this audio!  

If you are super lucky to get your hands on the limited run of the comic, feel free to read along.  If you weren't able to get a comic, you can still listen along and enjoy!  If you would like a comic, we are not charging for them - we just have you pay for shipping and processing fees.  Just reach out to us on www.facebook.com/makeeterniagreatagain and let us know you want one and we will do what we can to get one to you!

So sit back, pull yourself up a chair, grab a couple of your favorite MOTU toys and listen along to, "The Hot Lead Hootenanny" featuring Rio Blast, Ram Man, Modulok, the Spirit of King Grayskull, and so many more!

GOOD JOURNEY!

Time for another main character redo!  In this episode, Eddie and Jeff are joined by none other than the super talented and friend to dem MEGA guys, Jesse Kiefer.  The guys have a great time discussing the one and only, Ram Man. 

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They even get the opportunity to sit down with Ram Man himself to ask him a few questions about his story and how things were backstage on the Filmation cartoon! 

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You'll love Jesse's artwork with Tank Zombie Studios and his super funny, nerdy, and informative podcast, The Grawlix Podcast.  He's involved in much more, so be sure to check out everything that Jesse has going on by going to www.jessekiefer.com  

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We hope you are ready for a super ramified episode of MEGA Aunt Cheryl!!!

Good journey!

We decided to revisit the man who proved that you never want to let Man-at Arms know you have an injury, Mekaneck!

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One of the characters to feature one of the more striking action features, this boy in blue with silver boots, could stretch his neck out almost the whole length of his body, allowing him to spy on the enemy and look completely bonkers at the same time! 

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He's one of our favorite characters from the MOTU, and we can only hope he makes it into the live action film coming sometime in 2020! 

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Subscribe to MEGA and enjoy this episode!

 

 

In this installment of Make Eternia Great Again, we shook things up a bit!  Eddie wasn't able to join in on this episode, but do not fret because Carl is BACK!  We also had a good friend and previous guest of the show return for a full episode this time, Lee Searcey from the Covert Nerd podcast...  Jeff, Carl and Lee discuss what they think is probably the best web-crawling villain ever produced...the one and only, WEBSTOR!

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Webstor was unlike the other villains in MOTU...he was actually smart and cunning!  And don't even get us started on just how awesome the toy of Webstor is.  I mean, seriously, why aren't grappling hooks in everyone's car along with their spare tire???  This is 2019 right?!?!

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So sit back and enjoy this episode on the NOT so friendly neighborhood......Webstor!

And be sure to check out Carl's latest podcast adventure, The Goadkicker Podcast on all your podcast stuff machines as well as Lee Searcey with The Covert Nerd Podcast. Thanks for listening and, GOOD JOURNEY!

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Tom Cook

In this episode, Jeff and Eddie were super lucky to get the chance to talk with Tom Cook, animator of He-Man, She-Ra, and many more projects.  Here is a list of what he is most known for:

  • Flintstones
  • Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids
  • Scooby-Doo
  • Heathcliff
  • Thundarr the Barbarian
  • Blackstar
  • Challenge of the Superfriends
  • Bravestarr
  • The Original Ghostbusters
  • Godzilla: The Series
  • She-Ra: Princess of Power
  • He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
  • And many more!

Tom gives so much intricate insight to memories of his time working for Filmation, we could've listened to him talk for days!  Being huge MOTU fans, it was a blast to get to hear about these details of the show that we love so much!

Tom discusses his past on what led him to become an artist and how he was able to get the opportunities that propelled his career.  He also discusses some controversy that has been following him for a few years now in hopes to clear the air.  We were glad that we could be a platform for him to be able to express his thoughts on it all.

We hope this will be one of many interviews with Tom.  He was a great guy to talk with and we had SUCH a blast hearing about so many of the projects he has been a part of.   

So sit down, strap in, and get ready for the longest episode of MEGA's journey with the one and only, Tom Cook!

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We're proud to share with you, our second interview in our "MEGA Chats" series!! We've managed to meet some amazing people who have been involved with MOTU in some way or another, and we thought it'd be super fun to share those great conversations with YOU!

We had the extreme pleasure of sitting and talking all things MOTU and Filmation with our new friend Mr. Andy Mangels at Grand Comic Con!! Andy Mangels has been writing for science fiction, comic, and pretty much anything pop culture for over 35 years, and it just so happens that he's also responsible for helping to create the astounding book "Creating the Filmation Generation" alongside the one and only Lou Scheimer!!

Mr. Mangels' work doesn't stop there by the way, he's one of the most prolific writers in the world of science fiction you've ever seen! Just check him out on Amazon and you'll see what we mean!

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In this SCARY good episode, Jeff and Eddie were extremely fortunate to be able to sit with a VERY special guest, Candy from Omaha's very own, Pop Culture Exchange (PCE). 

Candy loves anything that has to do with skeletons, so we figured what better way to show off his fandom of bones and MOTU by talking about the one and only, SCAREGLOW!!!

Not only do they talk about Scareglow, but they discuss many other skeletony (is that even a word?  It is now!) figures such as the super rare, Skull Force toys and much, much, more!

There were also some excellent tangents trodden, discussing the 1987 MOTU movie, Bill and Ted, and a dive into a pretty rare movie written, directed, and starring Mr. Alex Winter himself - Freaked!  

So, come on in, take off your skin, and rattle around in your bones, with this MEGA big episode! 

And be sure to check out Pop Culture Exchange on Facebook here: Pop Culture Exchange or if you are local to Omaha, stop on by at their store:  

1110 S 71st St., Omaha, Nebraska 68106

Tell them that you heard Candy on MEGA for some free high fives in one of the coolest stores to ever grace Omaha!

Until next time, GOOD JOURNEY!

In this bodacious episode, we decided to completely rebrand the podcast and dedicate it to the greatest hairstyle ever seen by human eyes...THE MULLET!

We're also joined by our most excellent guest, Lee Searcey from the Covert Nerd Podcast!!

Please enjoy as we discuss all things mullet, AND even a few MORE radical things about the 80's and early 90's! Bodacious!!

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