He-Man and the Masters of the Universe

Season 1 Episode 1

Diamond Ray of Disappearance

Aired Unknown Sep 05, 1983 on USA
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Episode Summary

Skeletor has managed to find the legendary 'Diamond Ray Of Disappearance', a mystical jewel that sends who or whatever it is aimed at vanishing into another dimension. Calling his warriors from around the Universe, Skeletor plans to use the magical gem to get rid of He-Man once-and-for-all. His first victims are King Randor, Queen Marlena, and Man-At-Arms, as well as The Sorceress of Grayskull, and it is up to He-Man to destroy the jewel, freeing his friends from the distant limbo-like dimension that they are trapped in...moreless

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  • Diamond Ray of Disappearance

    Diamond Ray of Disappearance was a superb start to the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe series. I loved the music, backgrounds and characters. Theres definitely a format and it seems a moral lesson to be learned. I like how a character discusses it at the end. Skeletor summoning his minions was awesome if not a little product placement-y! The story was great and the action was exciting. I like the humor as well. I look forward to watching the rest of the series!!!!!!!!!

  • Diamond Ray of Disappearance.

    Skeletor finds the lost ‘Diamond Ray of Disappearance’, which has the ability to make anything or anyone disappear to another time dimension when pointed at them. He rounds up his army from the Universe, and they attack Eternia. Skeletor makes the King, Queen and Man-at-Arms disappear and He-Man, along with Teela, Orko and the others have to stop Skeletor and destroy the diamond ray in order to get everyone back.

    This was a good episode such that we get to see all the good guys and bad guys of the show fighting each other. This moral of the episode in this story was not to take the easy way out, even if it might seem tempting. Hard work always has best results. This series used to be my favorite as a child, and I am glad that they decided to put this on DVD.moreless
George DiCenzo

George DiCenzo

Some additional voices (not credited)

Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

voice of: Skeletor, Man-At-Arms, Cringer/Battle Cat, Merman, Buzz-Off, Roboto, Melaktha, Yuckers and others

Lou Scheimer

Lou Scheimer

voice of: Orko, King Randor, Stratos, Trap Jaw, Tri-Clops, Man-E-Faces, Kobra Khan, Mekaneck, Fisto, Clawful, Modulok, Sy-Klone,

Linda Gary

Linda Gary

voice of: Teela, Evil-Lyn, The Sorceress, Queen Marlena, Dree Elle, Delora, Queen Elmora, Lady Valtera, Shokoti, Kittrina and ot

John Erwin

John Erwin

voice of: Prince Adam/He-Man, Beast Man, Ram Man, Whiplash, Webstor, Granamyr, Icer, Count Marzo, Squinch the Widget, Zagraz, Pr

Erika Scheimer

Erika Scheimer

Queen Marlena (in some episodes), additional voices (not always credited)

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Skeletor is about to attack  Grayskull he says "Without He-Man to defend it". Skeletor didn't send He-Man anywhere so why did he think He-Man wouldn't be there?

    • When Teela points her sword at Trapjaw, her collar is colored white!

    • Adam's belt is red in one shot when Orko is preforming his magic show.

    • When Stratos swoops down and catches Evil-Lyn in her own cloak, there appears to be a few frames where his beard disappears!

    • When He-Man grabs Beast Man during the battle outside Castle Grayskull, there is a shot from behind Beast Man where his ears are mis-coloured, as orange the same as his body, not the correct beige to match his face.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (Today's moral)
      He-Man: (Speaking to the camera) In today's story, Skeletor was looking for a shortcut, a quick way to riches and power. You may know some people like that - always looking for the quick way to get ahead of everybody else. Well, it doesn't work that way. The people who succeed are the ones who work for what they want, so don't be fooled by those who say they have a sure thing - there's always a catch to it. Don't sell yourself short. The right way is the best way. (Saying goodbye) Until later.

    • He-Man: By the power of Greyskull I command the draw-bridge open!

    • Trapjaw: My energy bow will finish you!
      He-Man: (After deflecting three energy blasts) I guess they just don't make energy bows like they used to.

    • Prince Adam: By the Power of Grayskull!
      (transforms into He-Man)
      He-Man:I have the Power!

  • NOTES (2)

    • Although not neccessarily introducing the characaters and premise as much as one might expect the first episode to do, this episode does have signs of being the first one; most notably as Skeletor has Beast Man call their key warriors (Mer-Man, Evil-Lyn, Tri-Klops, and Trap Jaw) from around the Universe to bring them in on his latest plan.
      Surprisingly, after the evil warriors introduction, the key heroic warriors are given relatively little introduction, much less than one might expect for the first episode.

    • The series made it's U.K. debut with this episode, on September 5th 1983, as part of Children's ITV (scheduled 4:20 - 4:45 p.m.)


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