Dec 28, 2021

The Return of Faker thoughts

 The Faking Filmation kickstarter campaign gave a Christmas present to backers. A preview of The Return of Faker. To my understanding, this is not the finished version, since some scenes based on the rewards haven't been animated. But from what I've seen so far, it's impressive. There are a few areas that could use some polish, (He-Man vs Faker fight) but again, this isn't the finished version. 

I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way, but the process to making this "episode" in a way it's very similar to the process of making an abridged series. Instead of looking for matwrial to poke fun at the original, it uses audio and scenes from existing episodes cobbled together. It was eerie hearing Linda Gary once again. This enters the morally grey area of DeepFakes. 

Aside some slight hiccups in some of the animations involving new poses/movement, it felt very much in line with what a Filmation He-Man and the Masters of the Universe episode should feel like. Taking in consideration that this was a fan-made episode, the results are Astonishing. I shiver at the thoughts of what James Eatock could do if he had NBCUniversal's blessing, a budget, and Audio DeepFakes weren't frowned upon by the Guild. If there is a person, I'd trust with expanding the Filmation MOTU and POP Universe is James Eatock...

The reason I'm sticking to the technical stuff despitw not being well versed in that area is because I don't want to spoil this... at least not until it's officially released.

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