The following are the most recent posts from a dedicated MegakatCity.com thread for The Giant Bacteria:
Statistics: Posted by Mikazo — Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:27 pm
Statistics: Posted by marklungo — Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:56 pm
On reflection, I might upgrade it slightly to a C- since this was the first episode made and everyone was still figuring things out, and it does have some good moments. However, I still have some big problems with TGB, particularly the subway sequence. It's bad enough that it happened, but the way it's treated is even worse. Here's a scene where dozens of civilians are unambiguously killed, and it's almost immediately forgotten as the story moves on to the next cheap thrill. It shouldn't be that way! When someone dies, it should matter--even in fiction, even if it's just an extra (or a whole bunch of them). If Viper's monster killed that many people at once, there should have been major consequences for him and for Megakat City until he was finally dealt with. I hope your podcast will deal with that. (BTW, compare and contrast this story with a real life commuter train shooting that happened just a few months after it was first broadcast.) And thank you for giving me cause to write this rant, which I've been meaning to do ever since I first came here.
P.S. At least "The Giant Bacteria" isn't as bad as G.I. Joe: Resolute, the adult-oriented version of the cartoon from 2009. There, Cobra Commander actually nukes Moscow, killing 10 million people, but it's given no more emotional weight than the latest fight between Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow. Sigh... My point is that if you absolutely have to write a story with a mass killing, at least have the decency to fully deal with the consequences.
Statistics: Posted by marklungo — Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:51 pm
Well, the eyes are Morbulus', as opposed to the eyespots of real bacteria. It's important to remember the creature used to be a (more or less) ordinary kat, and the model sheet explicitly says he's turning into the bacteria monster, so it was never a true attempt by either Viper or Glenn Leopold to create an actual giant-sized germ. This explains why it's so un-bacteria-like.Probably used as biological raw material by the bacteria.
Speaking of Morbulus' mutation, where did his tail go? I have this disturbing mental image of it falling off during his transformation.
Statistics: Posted by Rusakov — Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:47 pm
Statistics: Posted by Kooshmeister — Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:57 pm
Heh, ah, yeah, well, SWAT Kats isn't exactly known for being scientifically accurate. Real bacteria don't have arms, legs, heads, mouths or eyes (of any number).IIRC one of our hypothesis was that it wasn't a "bacteria" so much as it was Morbulus' biological matter hybridized with the bacteria.
Statistics: Posted by Rusakov — Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:44 pm