The SWAT Kats find themselves in an alternate universe, where evil SWAT Kats are in league with Dark Kat, in a plot to destroy the Enforcers.
T-Bone and Razor enter a parallel dimension where evil counterparts of the SWAT Kats and Callie Briggs are conspiring with Dark Kat to blow up Enforcer headquarters.
It’s fun to watch the three evil twins verbally abuse each other, but this episode has little else to offer because Katz fails to take full advantage of the alternate universe concept. What if more of the good characters had been evil in the parallel world? What if some of the villains had been heroes? “Dark Side…” just isn’t as good as such similar tales as Star Trek’s “Mirror, Mirror” and Darkwing Duck ‘s “Life, The Negaverse and Everything.” B-
Musings: One of this episode’s best moments is a silent sequence in which both sets of SWAT Kats infiltrate Pumadyne (a high tech weapons company that appears in several other episodes) to retrieve the “mega-detonator” for Dark Kats’ bomb. The good ones are content to sneak past the guards; the evil ones knock them out for the sheer sadistic pleasure of doing so.
Animato summary written by Mark Lungo
Provided by the Tremblay Bros., this is the official script for The Dark Side of the SWAT Kats.
1 comment on “The Dark Side of the SWAT Kats”
Definitely an interesting episode. It is rather unusual to see a “mirror-universe” of sorts where only three of the characters have reversed alignments though. Of course, I suppose you could envision it as almost an alternate timeline where Jake and Chance decided to turn their talents against the city after the Enforcer Headquarters incident, and where Manx’s lack of attention to his mayoral duties caused Callie to become contemptuous of him.