He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) s01e49 Episode Script

Temple of the Sun

1 [dramatic music.]
I am Adam, Prince of Eternia and defender of the secrets of Castle Grayskull.
This is Cringer, my fearless friend.
Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my magic sword and said, "By the power of Grayskull!" [chorus.]
He-Man I have the power! [roaring.]
Cringer became the mighty Battle Cat, and I became He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe.
Only three others share this secret: our friends the Sorceress, Man-At-Arms, and Orko.
Together we defend Castle Grayskull from the evil forces of Skeletor.
[dramatic music.]
No water.
No food.
Must go on.
Must Must go on.
I found it! The temple! The Temple of the Sun! I found it! [chorus.]
He-Man Itit has to be here.
It has to be here.
Aha! [electronic chime.]
Nothing? [rumbling.]
[man screams.]
It's here somewhere.
I can feel it! [clattering.]
The Scarab.
It's mine.
It's mine! [laughing.]
The sun.
Sunlight! I must test the Scarab's powers.
Oh, Scarab of Power, make me strong! [laughing.]
It works, and it is mine! After a lifetime of searching, the Sun Scarab is mine, and with it, I, Nepthu, can rule Eternia.
No! The whole universe! [chorus.]
He-Man [upbeat music.]
This is as good a spot as any.
Do you think Orko is at Castle Grayskull yet? Not if he used his magic.
Well, he should be there by now.
Let's give it a try.
Orko, come in.
This is Man-At-Arms calling.
Orko, where are you? [thunder crashing.]
No wires.
Hmm, I could do that.
Orko, are you there? Of course I'm here.
Orko, answer me.
Yikes! Man-At-Arms, how did you make yourself invisible? [Man-At-Arms.]
Calling Orko.
Testing, testing.
Testing? Oh, silly me.
It's Man-At-Arms' new invention, the communicator.
I have it here somewhere.
Now, where did I put it? Ah! No, that's lunch.
Hmm, I'll have to finish reading that sometime.
Nope, not here.
No, no, it's here somewhere.
Aha! [Man-At-Arms.]
Orko, are you there? I guess it doesn't work, Adam.
Orko here.
Works fine, Man-At-Arms.
It's like you were standing next to me.
Good, good.
Adam wants to talk to the Sorceress.
She isn't here yet, but I can hardly wait for her so we can trade a little magic.
I have a lot to show her.
I'm sure you do.
Quiet, Cringer.
Orko, where is the Sorceress? [Orko.]
As far as I know, Zoar is on the way and should be over the Sands of Time about right now.
Then you should see her soon, if nothing happens to delay her.
What could happen? [Zoar screeching.]
After a lifetime of being poor, I now have power.
I can command the wind as my guardian.
Wind, arise and blow! [zapping.]
I have power over the creatures of the land.
[Zoar screeching.]
And the creatures of the air are my subjects now.
A falcon! Surely a good omen.
Come, my pet.
You will be the symbol of my kingdom, the kingdom of Nepthu, the mighty wizard! [Nepthu laughing.]
He-Man [Teela.]
Now watch closely, Adam.
If you don't land squarely with both feet, you'll go off balance.
This is the tenth time.
I'm worn out.
You know Teela.
Keep trying till you get it right.
Here goes.
Nothing to it.
Come on! Ugh! [crashing.]
Well, I guess that's enough for today.
We'll try again tomorrow, and we'll keep trying until you get it right.
If at first you don't succeed What's the matter? Shh.
Adam, help.
Help me! Sorceress? Where are you? Can you hear me? - She's in trouble.
- Try to regain contact.
A man who rules the world should have a proper throne.
Is that not so, my feathered friend? [He-Man.]
Sorceress, can you hear me? [warbling tone.]
Prince Adam, I hear you.
I am weak and very far away, and I am chained.
Where are you? What happened? [Sorceress.]
I was flying over the Sands of Time when I felt the presence of magic below.
I tried to investigate when I I was knocked out of the sky.
- [He-Man.]
Are you hurt? - [Sorceress.]
Just weak.
I can't speak anymore.
I'mI'm [He-Man.]
Sorceress? Sorceress, come back! Come back! [Sorceress.]
Temple of the Sun.
I lost her.
Do you know where she is? The Sands of Time.
A place called the Temple of the Sun.
We've got to rescue her.
W-w-we? Count me out.
I-I-I hate sand.
I-i-it gets in my eyes, in my claws.
Sometimes you get it in your mouth.
Oh, I hate that.
Sorry, you big fur ball, but this is something beyond our mere mortal powers.
Besides, there's nothing to it.
By the power of Grayskull! [chorus.]
He-Man [dramatic music.]
I have the power! [chorus.]
He-Man W-w-wait a minute.
I know you don't enjoy this, old cat, but there is a quest for us.
I know, but every time I turn into that Battle Cat, you get me into some kind of trouble.
I'll make a deal with you.
I'll go with you, but as Cringer.
M-m-maybe I can bring some common sense to this quest.
All right, my feline friend, but when you change your mind, be sure to let me know.
- Fat chance.
- If you two are finished, I suggest it's time to go.
Something is missing, my fair falcon.
Ahh, I know what it is.
If I am to be lord over Eternia, I should have an army, an army to conquer the world! Sand from the very desert that almost destroyed me.
Rise, my sand demon.
I hereby appoint you my general, a general of the Wizard Nepthu's army.
And now for your army, my general.
[dramatic music.]
I think you just imagined you heard a call for help.
N-n-now can we go home? Attack Track, shouldn't we be coming across this temple soon? [Attack Track.]
The data I have is only superficial.
It is not a lot to go on for locating the temple.
Maybe you should try to contact the Sorceress again.
All right.
Sorceress, can you hear me? Sorceress? - Anything? - Nothing.
Must be some powerful magic if she can't use her telepathy.
Strong magic or she's No, she's well, and we will rescue her.
[Attack Track.]
My monitors detect a man-made construction ahead.
By all indications, this is the Temple of the Sun.
My monitors detect a strange wind condition.
Warning noted, Track.
Be prepared for a quick getaway.
Let's look around.
The Sorceress must be inside the temple.
I wonder what the Track meant by - [whooshing.]
- He-Man, look! [He-Man.]
A dust devil.
[air whooshing.]
It's coming right at us, like it was alive! Track, back up! [Attack Track.]
Will do, He-Man.
[wind howling.]
Cringer! Where are you? [Cringer.]
U-u-up here! Help me! I'm going to take some of the wind out of this blowhard.
If I can just whirl fast enough in the opposite direction the wind is going It's working! The wind is slowing down.
I can feel it! [Cringer.]
Well, I don't feel a thing! Do something! [wind whooshing.]
"Strange wind condition.
" That was an understatement.
Attack Track warned us.
Next time, we'll just ask for more details.
I have sand in my eyes, in my ears, and [gags and spits.]
in my mouth.
I hate it! I know I'm gonna hate myself for this, b-but I think Battle Cat might be better suited for this kind of work.
Well, it's a wise man, or cat, who admits to being wrong.
By the power of Grayskull! [zapping.]
[dramatic music.]
- [chirping.]
- Not a moment too soon.
Look at the size of that.
Watch out for the tail.
It's poisonous.
We'd better do something about this big bug.
Monster is more like it.
[claws snapping.]
If you two can keep it busy for a minute, I think I have an idea.
I can keep that nasty tail out of our way with my electro-rope.
[Battle Cat roaring.]
I don't know how much longer I can hold on.
He-man! What are you doing? Here's a quick science lesson.
What is sand composed of? [Battle Cat.]
Beats me.
Sand is a form of silica.
And if you heat silica to its melting point, you get Glass.
So if I rub this sand fast enough and the friction creates enough heat to melt it, I will get glass.
[glass cracking.]
There you are.
A bug in a box.
It doesn't seem too happy about its new home.
He'll dig his way out by tonight.
Now for the reason we came here in the first place: finding the Sorceress.
We better be careful.
That sand tornado and giant scorpion were guarding something or someone.
[Battle Cat snarls.]
Someone who doesn't want us here.
Well, if we're not expected, then we'd better knock, and for that, we need a door, but where is it? I'll try the roof.
We'll look for a front entrance.
The Scarab becomes stronger by the moment.
Look, great bird, at my latest creation.
Behold, this sand demon is as hard as rock.
He is invincible.
Nothing can defeat him.
I will create others like him.
Then I will set my army upon the world.
[chains rattling.]
[chain clinks.]
Once I am the ruler of Eternia, I will make the falcon the symbol of my kingdom.
Will that please you, my No! I will not permit it.
Zoar! A diamond falcon.
An even more precious symbol of my power.
I am pleased.
[laughing maniacally.]
We've gone around the entire structure, and there is no door.
Then we'll make our own.
I think I need a new, stronger general.
You will be my general now.
Now I am tired.
I must rest before I conquer the world.
He-Man! [suspenseful music.]
Sorry about the wall, but you seem to be short a few doors.
You don't frighten me.
My power is beyond even you, He-Man.
I am now the mightiest being in the universe! I don't know who you are, but don't I am Nepthu, the most powerful wizard in the universe! There's no need to shout.
Now, if you'll just turn that falcon back to its original state and set it free, my feline friend and I would appreciate it.
You dare tell me what to do? Look, Battle Cat.
[sand demons growling.]
It doesn't look like they want to shake hands.
They aren't alive.
They're just moving sand.
You must stop them.
Come on, Battle Cat.
Let's scatter these walking piles of sand.
[dramatic music.]
Here, you can join your buddies.
This is just like playing on the beach.
Not all of my army is so easily defeated.
These sand demons have been made as hard as stone.
General, capture these enemies.
These fellas look mighty grim, Battle Cat.
Maybe some exercise would cheer them up.
This is hard sand.
Looks like we have our work cut out for us.
[thunderous footsteps.]
Well, wizard, looks like your army's coming apart.
Want to give it another try? I don't need an army, not when I have the Scarab.
You'll not avoid me for long.
He-Man, here.
Oh, no! You had something of unlimited power.
It could have been used for good, but you misused it for your own selfish reasons.
But no more.
[dramatic music.]
No! No! No! No! [screeching.]
Good work, Man-At-Arms.
My pleasure.
He-Man [He-Man.]
Well, it's too bad the Scarab had to be destroyed.
It's a good thing it was.
It was evil.
No, Cringer.
That Scarab wasn't evil.
It was just used for evil purposes.
Besides, I've restored it.
Look there.
[shimmering and warbling tones.]
Why, it's Nepthu.
He now tends the flowers in the Evergreen Forest.
He seems very happy.
And why shouldn't he be? The evil in him was destroyed with the Scarab.
But you said you restored it.
And so I did.
Lovely, isn't it? [Man-At-Arms.]
Yes, it certainly is.
Now, that makes me happy.
Me too.
Today we met Nepthu, a man who wanted to become a leader and became one, but Nepthu used his leadership for his own selfish glory, and in the end, he got what he deserved.
Being a good leader takes a lot of responsibility, but you must also be responsible when you follow a leader.
Don't do something wrong or dangerous because someone tells you to.
Think before you act.
We can't all be leaders, but we can all choose what's right and wrong for ourselves.