I was watching an episode of Top Gear (series 2, episode 8) and they said "Have you ever wondered who is the fastest Master of the Universe in a Honda?"

Photo of 5 cosplayers on tarmac at a fenced-off facility of some sort.  From left to right are Darth Vader; a silver suit with a silver mask with a stylized frowning mouth, round eyes and bulky ear covers connected over the top of the head like headphones; a bald man in a blue robe with a white cape and a head-high, stiff, circular flaring collar; a Next-Generation-era Klingon; and a black pepper pot with silver studs and plungers sticking out in place of arms.

Darth Vader and the Klingon are obvious, but I have no idea what the other three are supposed to represent, or why they would be considered Masters of the Universe.

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    As far as I'm conscerned, there is only one MOTU (hint: I don't mean she-ra)
    – Sam
    Commented Feb 8, 2012 at 14:19
  • Now I've got to find that episode. I'm guessing the Dalek didn't do well, not having the appendages to control a Honda well. Commented Feb 8, 2012 at 21:59
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    How do you not recognise the Dalek?! Commented Feb 13, 2013 at 22:38

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L to R: Vader, Cyberman, Ming the Merciless, Klingon, Dalek.

Darth Vader: Sith Lord, sometime Jedi, master of the Force, and protagonist/antagonist of the Star Wars saga.
Cybermen: A master race of emotionless, superior, cybernetically augmented humanoids from the Doctor Who series.
Ming the Merciless: Despotic ruler of the planet Mongo and archenemy of Flash Gordon.
Klingons: A species of honorable warriors from the planet Qo'noS in the Star Trek universe.
Daleks: Genetically engineered aliens (biological creatures integrated within impregnable robotic tanks), with advanced technology and a relentless drive for universal domination; greatest enemies of the Doctor.


From left to right, the other three are a Cyberman (from Doctor Who), Ming the Merciless (from Flash Gordon), and a Dalek (from Doctor Who).

  • Missed it by one minute and only 1/3 the votes. :(
    – FreeMan
    Commented May 6, 2021 at 16:27

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