Teela-Na inside Castle Grayskull in "Origin of the Sorceress" from "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe"

In our first episode from Season 2 of “He-Man,” the Sorceress takes He-Man and his new robotic horse on a road trip to Dark Mountain, where they plan to square off against an inter-dimensional sorcerer who looks exactly like Alan Moore.

While they wait for Morgoth the Sorcerer to appear, Sorceress regales He-Man with a story about how she found some great wasteland real estate which granted her mystical powers to become a benevolent guardian of Eternia. We learn her true name, see the early Horde, meet a tavern coot, and enjoy some foreshadowing for future stories.

But let’s return to this robotic horse. We get to meet Stridor, a mighty steed that Duncan built to combat evil warriors and alert He-Man of imminent danger. But could there be more to this horse than anyone knew?

We’ll find out when our heroes test their mettle against the Sorceress’ oldest foe!

Show Notes:
0:00:00 – Episode Start
0:00:28 – Introductions
0:00:42 – Episode Setup
0:02:14 – Season Two Resolutions
0:06:41 – Sgt. Rebekah
0:09:15 – Season Two Episodes
0:10:43 – Act One
0:10:53 – Invention Anticipation
0:11:23 – A Busy Week for Duncan
0:13:16 – Whinny of Warning
0:14:36 – On Rumble Packs
0:15:17 – Sorceress Secrets
0:16:55 – Act Two
0:17:13 – The Story of Morgoth
0:18:02 – Road Trip Crystal
0:20:25 – To Dark Mountain
0:21:10 – How to Ride a Robot Horse
0:21:56 – Proper Noun Clarification
0:23:40 – Young Sorceress Adventures
0:24:52 – Tavern Coot
0:26:28 – The Escape
0:27:23 – Disembodied Head Alert
0:27:50 – The Look and Changes
0:28:41 – Original Sorceress Passes the Mantle
0:31:15 – The Bargain
0:31:47 – Second Thoughts about This Plan
0:32:47 – Foreshadowing
0:34:31 – No Instructions?
0:36:18 – Act Three
0:36:44 – The Sorceress Returns
0:38:33 – Present Time
0:38:49 – Enter Morgoth
0:41:06 – Breaching the Portal with Stridor
0:44:04 – Lab Lessons
0:45:00 – Free
0:47:55 – Very Special
0:49:28 – Moral
0:50:17 – Ratings
0:52:43 – Closing Thoughts
0:54:34 – Episode End