Airdates: December 10/11, 1994
Written by Jim Katz
T-Bone and Razor enter a parallel dimension where evil counterparts of the SWAT Kats and Callie Briggs are conspiring with Dark Kat to blow up Enforcer headquarters. It’s fun to watch the three evil twins verbally abuse each other, but this episode has little else to offer because Katz fails to take full advantage of the alternate universe concept. What if more of the good characters had been evil in the parallel world? What if some of the villains had been heroes? “Dark Side…” just isn’t as good as such similar tales as Star Trek’s “Mirror, Mirror” and Darkwing Duck ‘s “Life, The Negaverse and Everything.” B-
Musings: One of this episode’s best moments is a silent sequence in which both sets of SWAT Kats infiltrate Pumadyne (a high tech weapons company that appears in several other episodes) to retrieve the “mega-detonator” for Dark Kats’ bomb. The good ones are content to sneak past the guards; the evil ones knock them out for the sheer sadistic pleasure of doing so.