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
To celebrate our tenth episode of The MEGA SWAT Kast, our podcast for Night of the Dark Kat is also a VIDEO cast as well!
Dark Kat decides to diversify his work force with an aggressive hire in the name of Hard Drive, and like most new hires, his suggestions are thoroughly ignored. The crud, as they say, seems to roll downhill. Meanwhile, the SWAT Kats will have to prove that they’re more than just two jerks in flight suits… they’re two jerks in mechanic’s overalls as well. Please adjust your humor targeting displays to the lowest common denominator, and note that the accuracy of recollection missiles may vary.