Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron

Destructive Nature

Season 1, Ep 4, Aired 10/2/93
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  • Episode Description
  • The new, 300-story office building Megakat Towers is open for business, and Mayor Manx is trying to persuade foreign investor Mr. Young to house his corporate headquarters there. But Dr. Viper is back and he ruins Manx's plans as he seizes control of the tower with his army of acid-spitting "plantimals." He places a huge spore pod on the roof: when it explodes, it will shower Megakat City with spores, turning the metropolis into one big swamp ("Megaswamp City"). Obviously the Swat Kats won't allow this. While T-Bone runs interference in the Turbokat, Razor sneaks inside the building to stop Viper with the help of Callie Briggs, who happened to be inside when the building was taken.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Tress MacNeille

    voice of Callie Briggs

  • Jim Cummings

    voice of Mayor Manx / Enforcer Sergeant

  • Barry Gordon

    voice of Razor (Jake Clawson)

  • Gary Owens

    voice of Commander Ulysses Feral

  • Lori Alan

    voice of Lt. Felina Feral

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Dr. Viper takes over the new Megakat Towers building with Callie still inside and the Swat Kats have to save her and the city.

    By callie665573, Mar 25, 2008

  • The Swat Kats must stop Dr.Viper from turning Megakat City into a swamp with him as the definite ruler.

    By macabre190788, May 07, 2006

  • My favourite Swat Kats episode

    By McRazor, Apr 05, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • (After a plant covers the screen of Chance's game, who losses) Chance: Hey! But bad for my game, and I was going for a personal best. Jake: Relax, there is always another universe that needs saving.

    • Commander Feral: (To an Enforcer Commando) Report. Enforcer Commando: According to eyewitnesses, sir, this stuff just sprang up in minutes. But it'll take us a week to cut through. Commander Feral: Not if we burn our way in. Enforcer Commando: That's a ten story brush of dried grass, sir. If our fire gets out of hand, it might torch the whole city. Commander Feral: Objection noted.

    • Commander Feral: Viper? Should've known that crazy lizard would be behind this mess.

    • (Mayor Manx is trying to make a deal with Mr. Young) Mayor Manx: How'm I doing? Callie Briggs: Greed brings out the best in you, Mr. Mayor. Mayor Manx: Thank you.

    • Dr. Viper: It's just you and me now, sweetness. Feral is helpless, and the SWAT Kats have run away in their stupid jet. Aww, you're so beautiful! It's going to be a shame to have you explode!

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    Notes (2)

    • A big part of this episode is based on the The Outer Limits episode Demon With a Glass Hand. Lance Falk also cited Die Hard as an inspiration in Mark Lungo's Animato! article.

    • In Lance Falk's original script for Destructive Nature, the villain was a botanist, Dr. Greenbox, who became a plant/cat hybrid. He rewrote it after it was suggested that they bring Dr. Viper back for a second appearance. The Greenbox character would later appear in Chaos in Crystal and Unlikely Alloys, albeit as an inventor and not a botanist.

    Trivia (3)

    • Razor ejected along with his ejector seat. But when he got back in the Turbokat, the seat was there.

    • If the super-rocket coolant is strong enough to freeze the plantimals even while they're flying away from the building, it should've frozen the Turbokat also.

    • After Mayor Manx hangs up on him, Commander Feral angrily throws down his walkie-talkie and breaks it. However, in the very next shot the Sergeant is holding it and it is undamaged.

    Allusions (1)

    • The fact of the action of this episode taking place inside of a sky-scraper is an allusion to John McTiernan's movie Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis.

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