The Wrath of Dark Kat
Well let your men come! By the time they arrive, Megakat City will be in ruins! Welcome aboard the Doomsday Express, Commander! Enjoy the ride! - Dark Kat
Dark Kat, the SWAT Kats’ arch-nemesis, has returned. The SWAT Kats must face their own past to stop him from destroying Megakat City with a nuclear bomb.
When Dark Kat steals the material for a homemade nuclear bomb to destroy Megakat City, neither the SWAT Kats nor the Enforcers can break through his defenses.
Commander Feral tries to sneak aboard Dark Kat’s ship (a plan even he admits is “desperate and stupid”) and quickly gets captured. The ambitious Lt. Steel (Hal Rayle), Feral’s yuppie scum aide-decamp, would rather advance his career than rescue his boss, so it’s up to the SWAT Kats to save both Feral and Megakat City.
A suspenseful, exciting episode, but what makes it special is a flashback sequence that shows as much of the SWAT Kats’ origin as we’re ever likely to see, which is why this should have been the first episode broadcast.
Appearances: Burke & Murray appear in the flashback.
Animato summary written by Mark Lungo
Callie blinked. "No?"
"I don't want any investigation!" Manx was practically standing on Callie's desk now. "That will definitely drive Mr. Young away!"
"How could it? We've been in worse situations than this! And, if we don't do something soon, the city will shut down!"
"I don't care! We can't involve the Enforcers in any type of investigation, no matter how trivial." Manx looked even more nervous. "Is there anything else we can do?"
"Well..." Callie paused as if to contemplate something. "Feral did tell me that there was one account Hard Drive couldn't get into because he was discovered. We might be able to float the city on that account."
Manx sighed, and then shrugged his shoulders. "Fine. Do it. I'll leave it you."
Callie crossed her arms. "And if we run out of money?"
"I'm sure you'll be able to figure something out, my dear." Manx walked toward Callie's office door. "Now if you'll excuse me, I have a golf game to attend to."
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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.