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
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…
Burke knelt down and pulled back a ratty-looking rug, revealing what appeared to be a kathole cover or a hatch of some kind. Murray blinked.
"It looks like a hatch."
"I know," Burke replied. "What I don't know is what it's doin' in the middle of the floor here in their pad."
Murray scratched his head under his cap, thinking. He suddenly snapped his fingers. "I know what it is!"
"What?" asked Burke.
"This place used to be a base or something like that back in Mega War II, and it had a big underground bunker and stuff like that," his brother said. Burke's eyebrows furrowed under his cap. "I used to ta' have the skematics of the place from the city hall of records, but I lost 'em."
"So you're sayin' there's a whole underground complex under our feet that nobody's been down to in over fifty years?" There was wonderment in Burke's voice.
"Yup," said Murray. "And I'll bet ya two cans of tuna that that's where those jerks Clawson and Furlong are hidin'!"
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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.