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Masters of the Universe/ Princess of PowerSurvey
 

Hello!  You are about to take part in a survey to find out what MOTU/POP
fans would like to see in a new He-man & She-ra comic book series that is
in the works for the next millenium.  This series is being planned by James
Hislope, a professional working comic book artist heading a small crew of
MOTU/POP fans who want to see He-MAn and She-Ra brought back to life. This
is a very serious project, and requires the help and input of as many fans
as possible to reach fruition!

To fill out the survey, copy the contents of this email (or board message,
depending on where you got it) onto an email addressed to
Geaux0007@aol.com.  Then just fill in the blanks.  Remember this survey is
all about what YOU personally would like to see in a new series--there are
no wrong answers!

PART ONE - ABOUT YOU________________________________________________

The first step in developing (or re-developing) a series like this is to
find out what you, a member of the core fan-base for MOTU/POP, are
interested in seeing in a brand new series.   To help us out in this quest
for information, please let us know a little about you:
AGE
GENDER  LOCATION (state, country)
RACE (optional)
WHERE DID YOU FIND THIS SURVEY (http://members.tripod.com/~BloodVow)

PART TWO- THE LOOK__________________________________________________
We would now like to find out what major characters & places you feel would
need a "facelift" in the new series.  Please take the time to tell us  what
you think (if anything) needs to be changed with some of the major MOTU/POP
characters & places.  We realize this section is long, but please do your
best, and if you have no opinion on something, just leave it blank.
For the characters' section, please consider things like hair, uniform,
body type, even a different character type (such as "Beast Man should be
more intelligent.")  Also, if certain characters or places had drastically
different "looks" between the cartoon, the toy line, or any other
continuity, tell us what your favorite was.  Don't worry if you can't
remember what "look" came from where, just describe your favorite version
of the character (for example, "I liked the version of Catra with a long
cape {the cartoon}, instead of with a fur skirt and tail {the toy line.}")

1. MOTU

Prince Adam - what what you change?

He-Man-

Man-At-Arms-

Teela-

Stratos -

Ram Man-

King Randor-

Queen Marlena-

Orko-

Fisto-

Battlecat/Cringer-

Granamyr-

Skeletor-

Evil-Lyn-

-Beast Man

Mer Man-

Kobra Kahn-

Trap Jaw-

Tri-Klops -

If there are any other characters from MOTU that you feel need makeovers
that we haven't listed here, please list them and decribe what you would
change here:

Other -
2. POP
Adora - What would you change?

She-Ra -

Glimmer -

Bow -

Kowl -

Swift Wind/Spirit -

Angella -

Sea Hawk -

Loo-Kee -

Madame Razz -

Frosta -

Castaspella -

Hordak -

Leech -

Mantenna -

Modulok -

Grizzlor -

Catra -

Shadow Weaver -

Horde Troopers -

If there are any other characters from POP that you feel need makeovers
that we haven't listed here, please list them and decribe what you would
change here:
Other -

3.  PLACES

Please do the same regarding the places in MOTU/POP as you did with the
characters above.  For this section, consider things like structure, and
what the place should be used for (is it a battleground or a safe zone?)
 

Eternia (three towers) -

Castle Grayskull -

Eternos -

Snake Mountain -

Fright Zone -

Brightmoon -

Crystal Castle -

If there are any places you want to discuss that we haven't mentioned, list
them and describe what you would change here:

Other:

3.  HE-MAN & SHE-RA vs. ADAM & ADORA

One of the ideas in the works for the new series is to have drastically
different looks for Adam and Adora, to contrast them with He-Man and
She-Ra.  One thought, for example, was to have them look more like
teenagers, younger than the other characters, so that they wouldn't look so
much like their heroic counterparts.  If you have any ideas on how Adam and
Adora should look to contrast He-Man and She-Ra that you haven't described
above,  please tell us here. If you are set on having them look the same
tell us that, too:
 

4.  THE GROUPS WITHIN MOTU/POP
We are also interested in your  feelings on all the different factions of
characters within MOTU/POP. Please tell us what you liked and/or disliked
about each group.

Heroic Warriors -

            Liked:

            Disliked:

Evil Warriors -

            Liked:

             Disliked:

Rebellion -

            Liked:
 
            Disliked:

Evil Horde -

            Liked:

            Disliked:
Snake Men -
 
            Liked:

            Disliked:

Rock People/Meteoroids -

            Liked:

            Disliked:

The "Preternia" Line -

             Liked:

            Disliked:

5.  THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE

Please list, in whatever order you choose, your three favorite characters:

1.
2.
3.

Your three least-favorite characters:

1.
2.
3.

The three characters you feel were not given the recognition they deserved:

1.
2.
3.

PART THREE - THE "JAR-JAR" FACTOR___________________________________

Perhaps you've heard of the "Jar-Jar" Factor before.  It is a popular idea
that the new Star Wars movie would have been a lot better without the
character of Jar-Jar Binks. The  goofy-looking alien was added to provide
comic relief and to appeal to children, but ended up annoying audiences on
the whole.  Well, MOTU/POP has many of its own "Jar-Jars," characters/story
elements that most people say they would be well off without if MOTU/POP
were given a second life.  Here we have a list of some of the major ones.
On a scale of 1-5, with 1 being acceptable and 5 being "I'd rather have
needles shoved under my fingernails than deal with this again," please
grade how much they annoy you. If there are any notes you'd like to give us
on certain characters, please feel free to do so.

Orko -

The fact that Battlecat/Cringer can talk -

Cringer -

the Energy Zoids, Twistoid and Rotar -

Madame Razz and Broom -

Kowl -

Imp -

Loo-Kee -

Gwildor -

The stupidity of most of the evil characters -

The Widgets -

Other -

PART THREE - CONTINUITY_____________________________________________
As you might be aware, one of the biggest problems with the original
MOTU/POP was keeping continuity among its separate components.  Please tell
us what part of the original MOTU/POP line you are most familiar with in
reference to continuity (i.e. major events, important characters, character
relations, character origins)
 

         - The MOTU and POP cartoons produced by Filmation, as well as the film
"Secret of the Sword"
 
- The MOTU and POP toy lines produced by Mattel, as well as the minicomics
packaged with the action figures

             - The live-action "Masters of the Universe" movie

             -The "New Adventures of He-Man" toyline and cartoon

             -The MOTU Goldenbooks series -The MOTU UK comic book series

            -Other

Now we'd like to ask some more specific questions regarding continuity.
Below are some "either/or" statements, based on inconsistencies in the
original MOTU/POP storyline.  Please tell us, in your opinion, what makes
most sense in keeping with the rest of the storyline.  If you have any
ideas on how to reconcile these differences, enter them below the statement
in question.

1.  The Sorceress was originally referred to as "The Goddess," and wore a
snake headdress instead of a falcon-cowl
OR
The Sorceress has always worn the falcon-cowl.

2.  Teela was created by Skeletor as a clone of the Sorceress, and then
given to Man-At-Arms to care for
OR
Teela is the child of the Sorceress.

3.  Skeletor met Evil-Lyn as a young wizard, before entering under Hordak's
tutelage; together, they worked with Hodark to kidnap the infant Adam &Adora.
OR
Skeletor helped attempt to kidnap the infant Adam & Adora as Hordak's
second-in-command, after years of study under Hordak, and then met EvilLyn.

4.  The Sorceress can only leave Castle Grayskull as Zoar the hawk, they
are the same entity.
OR
The Sorceress and Zoar are two different entities.
If there are other continuity problems that you feel ought to be addressed,
please list them here:

PART FOUR- THE STORY________________________________________________

1. At the moment, our creative team is working on several different ideas
for the basic storyline of the new comic.  We'd like to know what you'd
like to see.  For each of the following story scenarios, please give us
your approval or disapproval. If you have ideas for either of the
scenarios, please feel free to include them.  Would you like to see:
 

A "revamped" MOTU/POP story, with all the same characters, and the same
plotline, but retold with a more mature tone and a "new look"..........

OR

A "part 2" story, set a few years after the old storyline , same
characters, but older, with a shift in power (perhaps one of the evil
forces in control) and an older He-Man called back to fight his old
foes............

2. If you have any ideas for a TITLE for this new series, please tell us!!
You can write your ideas here:
 

3.  If we go with a "part 2" storyline, a long-term project idea would be
to create a kind of "Classic Tales" spin-off series, which tells the
traditional He-Man stories we are already familiar with.  If you have an
idea for a TITLE for this series, or ideas for storylines you'd like
retold, write this information here:

PART FIVE - THE END___________________________________________________

Congratulations!  You have completed our survey!  Thanks for contributing
to a project that will hopefully bring MOTU and POP back into the
entertainment mainstream!  The information you've given us will be
carefully considered as we develop the new series, and you will be the
first to know when a new comic is available for the public.  Our first step
will be to try and introduce a He-Man mini-series onto the market, followed
by a regular series if the mini-series does well.  Again, send your
completed survey to Geaux0007@aol.com.  Thanks again!