Recurrent Events: Netflix He-Man Voice Cast, Rick Moranis in ‘Shrunk’ Sequel, Micro Machines Comeback

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The big story this week is the announcement of Kevin Smith’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation Voice Acting Cast. It appears he pulled out all the stops to gets the talent he wanted to bring He-man to Netflix. Probably the wisest choice was casting Mark Hamill as the new Skeletor, who has long been celebrated for his Joker in Batman: The Animates Series. Hamill’s counterpart, the voice of Batman Kevin Conroy, will be gargling as Mer-man.  Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar, will be playing Teela while Alicia Silverstone taking on the role of Queen Marlena. Her on-screen partner King Randor will be voice be Diedrich Bader. Stephen Root, Henry Rolling, Jason Mewes, and Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith will also be taking part in the show. The new series will also have one voice actor from the original Filmation series. Alan Oppenheimer, the original voice of Skeletor, will have the role of Moss Man. I’m glad that there is at least one tie to the original series. Other than the character names themselves, that might be it as the limited-run series gave us the following synopsis: “After a ferocious final battle forever fractures Eternia, it’s up to Teela to solve the mystery of the missing Sword of Power in a race against time to prevent the end of the Universe! Her journey will uncover the secrets of Grayskull at last.” As Mickey points out in this week’s podcast, it may be several episodes before we even see He-man if the power sword is missing.

Here are the rest of the Recurrent Events headlines for the week of Feb 9 – Feb 15, 2020. (Stories marked with *** are discussed on TRN Podcast this week.)

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'80s kid and '90s grad. I've been writing and podcasting about 1980s pop culture since 2011 at my Rediscoverthe80s.com website. I collect vinyl, comics, Batman memorabilia, and all things Mobile Armored Strike Kommand.