Commander Feral begins dating wealthy heiress Katrina Moorkroft, who Felina suspects is an evil succubus slowly draining her uncle’s life away.
From the April 15, 2018 SWATKATS.info live stream event, Glenn Leopold recounts some details about the unproduced SWAT Kats episode Succubus! after commentating on its spiritual successor, The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest episode Eclipse (both written by Leopold).
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In this episode, our panel talks about the most infamous of the unfinished episodes of SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, known to many for years as The Curse of Kataluna, but now known officially as Succubus!
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Oral summary of the plot of SWAT Kats Episode #9409, Succubus! (also known as “The Curse of the Kataluna”), the first of the famous unfinished episodes of the series, including a detailed description of the plot as well as differences between the two drafts of the script.
“When an ancient female demon sets her sights on Feral, seeking to drain his lifeforce, it’s up to his niece Felina and the SWAT Kats to save the lovestruck Enforcer Commander.” – Official Hanna-Barbera plot description.
Fan made title card by MoDaD. Revised 5/17/74 script PDF available below. (currently, the 5/13/94 draft is unavailable). Special thanks to: Christian Tremblay, Yvon Tremblay, Mark Lungo, MoDaD and Glenn Leopold.
Mark Lungo was kind enough to send Kooshmeister a copy of Glenn Leopold’s script for Succubus!, a.k.a. “The Curse of Kataluna” (a name never mentioned once in the story). From what Mark theorizes, the title was probably deemed too sexually suggestive, and by the time Hanna-Barbera had actually moved on to production of the episode, shortly before the series’ cancellation, the title would’ve been changed. As well as a lot of the dialogue, since the word succubus is mentioned a lot, and the villain’s monster form is even called “the Succubus.”
For the time being, the events of Succubus! are being considered (tentatively) canon to the series.
Provided by the Tremblay Bros., this is the official script for the unproduced episode Succubus!