Bride of the Pastmaster
Tomorrow at sunrise you will become my bride! - The Pastmaster
The SWAT Kats, low on resources, are unexpectedly taken back in time to the Dark Ages where they must aid Queen Callista in her fight against the Pastmaster.
Caught in one of the Pastmaster’s time vortexes, the SWAT Kats are drawn back to the Dark Ages. They find the wretched warlock invading “Megalith City” with an army of magical monsters, threatening to destroy the town unless its leader, Queen Callista, Callie Briggs’ lookalike ancestor, agrees to marry him.
And that’s not the only romantic complication; when Callista sees Razor pull a certain sword from a certain stone, she falls for him, causing T-Bone to become jealous.
This fun episode puts the SWAT Kats in unfamiliar territory, both physically and emotionally , this is the first time either of them has a requited love interest.
Queen Callista is as courageous, intelligent and likable as her present-day descendant. (Tress MacNeille’s excellent vocal performance, subtly different from her Callie Briggs voice, adds a lot to the Queen’s appeal.) “Bride” also uses a clever framing device: the episode begins and ends with the SWAT Kats in mid-battle against two worm-like sea monsters who are attacking oil tankers. A-.
Animato summary written by Mark Lungo
Quite frankly, Mr. Clawson, I'm looking to hire out bodyguards for myself while I'm conducting my business in Megakat City. My assistant insisted on a police escort so I naturally thought of Chance. But since you both are no longer with the Enforces and you have the proper background, I would like to hire you."
"Bodyguards?" Jake repeated. "Do you mind explaining to me, Ms. Furfax, exactly why you would be needing them?"
With a small motion, Tawny had a card in her hand and smoothy handed it to Jake. "Furfax Industries is one of the biggest privately owned technological engineers in the world just short of government owned facilities like Pumadyne. As CEO, that alone makes me a target.
"But my main concern while here is that page three story."
"The trial?" Jake asked.
Chance's face darkened with disapproval.
"I'm not allowed to go into the details, but I am going to be a witness at the trial. The Bombays are a very powerful mafia family, both here and in Purrson Heights. I've already had several attempts on my life, trying to scare me away from testifying. I won't sugar coat it, Mr. Clawson, if you take the job, chances are you will be in danger. I have already lost my previous bodyguards to gunshot injuries. No fatalities as of yet, but-"
"But there's always a first time," Jake responded.
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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.