Night of the Dark Kat
Amazing as it may seem, our beloved SWAT Kats have destroyed two skyscrapers- Make that four skyscrapers! - Ann Gora
Dark Kat employs techno-crook Hard Drive to carry out his revenge against the SWAT Kats by impersonating them as criminals.
Dark Kat enlists Hard Drive to help him destroy both the SWAT Kats and their reputation.
After the villains lure the pilots into a conveyor belt death trap, Hard Drive uses the stolen Turbokat to pose as the SWAT Kats and frame them as criminals.
Good points: 1. Mook’s animation is well done. 2. Callie has a strong role that tests both her courage and her trust in the SWAT Kats; she even gets to save their lives for a change.
Bad points: 1. The cliched “make the heroes look like villains” plot. 2. The whole death trap business. Dark Kat is foolish not to kill the SWAT Kats outright; even Hard Drive sensibly complains to his partner, “I still say you should have let me fry those two!” 3. Hard Drive’s introduction is marred by a clumsy, contrived monologue meant to explain the “high-voltage lowlife’s” powers to the audience.
The verdict: I’ve seen worse, but this one needed one or two rewrites. B.
Animato summary written by Mark Lungo
Kooshmeister wrote:Stop me if I'm wrong, but that looks like a church in the background at the park:Obviously that's a cat-hedral. Statistics: Posted by Mikazo — Mon Jun 18, 2018…
He trusts he can lead us that far down the path.
But, I can't see it.
I can see only the deal. A chance to fly again. A chance to make Feral pay.
It's now or never.
Again, I look to my friend. "Jake?"
Dark Kat too levels his gaze on Jake. "You do want to get back at the Commander, don't you?"
He finally admits what's been brewing inside even him. "Yes," he says flatly. "I'm in."
I blink at my partner's abrupt change of heart... and his tone of voice.
But, I turn to Dark Kat anyway. I blind myself again. I want this. "Alright. You got yourself a deal."
"Then, a deal it is," Dark Kat returns, offering me a hand to shake.
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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.