Twin Peaks, Futurama, Arrested Development, Doctor Who, and more star in Tim Doyle's new show opening Thursday at Spoke Art. The first 100 attendees receive the free Masters of the Universe print you see below, and prints will be on sale online on Friday.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is actually a VERY important show in the history of Television, strangely. It was the first children's TV show to be based on a toy-line. It actually required FCC deregulating children's Television to allow it to be aired, as previously it was not permitted to have shows that were essentially a 30- minute commercial targeted at children. Think about that fact for a second- the entirety of what you and I (assuming you and I are in the 35-ish age range) consider to be our pop-culture heritage- G.I. Joe, Transformers, He-Man and all the rest exist PURELY out of the government throwing up it's hands and deregulating an industry. Now, while in other areas of our life, like Banking and Campaign Finance, deregulation has been disastrous, when it comes to Television, it's brought us awesome things like Shipwreck, Starscream, and a floating idiot wizard with an 'O' on his chest, who I'm pretty sure is the Smurf no-one wanted to hang out with. Go USA!
This print will never be available for direct purchase through the SpokeArt OR the Nakatomi site, so if you can, make it down to the gallery opening!