A Bright and Shiny Future
I just had to see the look on your faces when you saw the future I arranged for you. Now, I’ll return to mess up your past! - The Pastmaster
The Pastmaster allies with the Metallikats to create a dystopian future controlled by robots to entrap the SWAT Kats.
The Pastmaster sends T-Bone and Razor to Megakat City’s near future, a nightmare world where The Metallikats rule as fascist dictators, killer robots confine “non-metallic creatures” to slave labor camps, the SWAT Kats’ friends are fugitive freedom fighters, and the SWAT Kats’ future selves are dead.
This is one of SWAT Kats’ highlights; the story is intriguing, the team up of high tech and magical villains is unique within the series, Mook’s animation is excellent, and the art staff really earn their pay in creating the dystopian setting. A.
Animato summary written by Mark Lungo
This was my father's car." Callie growled through her teeth. "It's got heart. It's made of good, old-fashioned Megakat steel, and I am not replacing it."
"There's a company we work with out of Fursdale which specializes in vintage cars, and they might have parts for this…but they don't come cheap." Larry shrugged. "Sorry, Missus Briggs, but as good as this car used to be, now it's more of a clunker. You'd be better off trading it in...no, scratch that. At this point, it's only good for scrap."
Callie fought down the twitch above her eyelid. Taking in a breath to calm herself, she reached one paw up and removed her glasses, then made a deliberate show of cleaning them.
"Well, for as honest as you're being with me, I think I'll need to seek out a second opinion." She set her glasses back on and stared hard at the older, overweight tom.
"Sure. That's your prerogative." Larry shrugged. "I'm just saying, as it is, you'll be lucky to get another 150 miles out of it. You go anywhere else in town, they'll either laugh you out of the shop or promise you the moon and then rip you off. I'd think seriously about my offer."
Callie chuffed at that. "My father was an auto mechanic for his entire life. He'd roll over in his grave if I accepted your offer."
Larry cracked a smile. "Well. Guess you're out of luck, then. Will you be wanting to drive it out of here then?"
"Take my advice, drive it right to the salvage yard outside of town." Larry chuckled. "Hell. You might even be able to convince those two bums out there to take a crack at it."
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In 1993, Hanna-Barbera released SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, an animated action show taking place in the world of Megakat City. It was based on characters created by Christian and Yvon Tremblay. Despite early cancellation in its second season, the series remains popular with an active fanbase. In the United States it can occasionally be found in syndication on the Boomerang Cable Network.