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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!
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The Pastmaster allies with the Metallikats to create a dystopian future controlled by robots to entrap the SWAT Kats.

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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.

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A Bright and Shiny Future

A Bright and Shiny Future Stills Gallery

A Bright and Shiny Future Stills Gallery

A Bright and Shiny Future Background Art

A Bright and Shiny Future Background Art

2 comments on “A Bright and Shiny Future”

  1. MoDaD says:

    This episode has so many great establishing shots that really set such a grim mood and aesthetic that really sells things.

  2. Kilmarnock228 says:

    Don’t believe that I’ve seen this episode yet, though it looks like a fun one. I’m a little disappointed that the characters from the alternate future didn’t have their designs changed up a bit more; from the screenshots they just seem to be a bit ragged around the edges. Might have been fun to see them aged up more, or see Callie trade in her suit for a resistance fighter outfit or something.

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