With the exception of 4 episodes, animation for SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron’s first season was done by Hanho Heung-Up, an animation studio based in Seoul, South Korea, that had worked on shows such as The Real Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Christian Tremblay, co-creator of SWAT Kats, has publicly stated his disappointment with the quality of Hanho Heung-Up.
Despite Season One’s animation issues, it features some of SWAT Kats most memorable and important stories and characters, and is considered by some to overall have stronger writing than Season Two. Season One aired in Fall 1993 for 13 total episodes.
MoreTwo grave robbers accidentally awaken the Pastmaster from an 800-year imprisonment. Now free, this evil sorcerer seeks to use the Tome of Time to take Megakat City back to the Dark Ages.
MoreDr. Viper intends to steal Katalyst 99 from Megakat Biochemcial Labs with his Giant Bacteria monster. How can the SWAT Kats stop a creature that only divides when it’s attacked?
MoreDark Kat, the SWAT Kats’ arch-nemesis, has returned. The SWAT Kats must face their own past to stop him from destroying Megakat City with a nuclear bomb.
MoreDr. Viper seizes control of Megakat Tower with an army of Plantimals, and it’s up to the SWAT Kats to stop him before his Spore Pod explodes.
MoreMac and Molly Mange are brought back from the dead as robotic gangsters. The bloodthirsty bionic duo seek their revenge against their enemies, including Mayor Manx, who they think denied their parole.
MoreThe SWAT Kats, low on resources, are unexpectedly taken back in time to the Dark Ages where they must aid Queen Callista in her fight against the Pastmaster.
MoreDark Kat employs techno-crook Hard Drive to carry out his revenge against the SWAT Kats by impersonating them as criminals.
MoreConvict Rex Shard has an accident while using an experimental device to mine for gems that turns him into a giant monster that allows him to turn everything he touches into crystal.
MoreThe Red Lynx, the most evil pilot in history, comes back from the dead to get revenge against the living ancestor of the pilot who shot him down: Mayor Manx.
MoreThe Metallikats return and discover the secret identities of the SWAT Kats. Armed with this knowledge and a pair of giant Puma Dyne Mac Robots, the Metallikats draw the SWAT Kats out into a destructive showdown.
MoreMASA scientist Dr. Harley Street inadvertently brings back the alien Ci-Kat-A and falls victim to their bite, which turns him and others into slaves that begin to mutate into Ci-Kat-A themselves.
MoreInstitutionalized comedian Lenny Ringtail strikes a bargain with the vengeful spirit of the Medieval court jester Madkat to get revenge against the modern day jester, king, queen and knight who he blames for his failed career and imprisonment.