Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron

The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/11/93
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  • Episode Description
  • Two grave robbers accidentally release the Pastmaster from his 800-year imprisonment within the Casket of the Ages. Disgusted with the modern era, he steals his spellbook, the Tome of Time, from the Megakat City Museum of History and attempts to magically transform the metropolis back to the medieval state he prefers. He summons dinosaurs through a magical time vortex to act as his bodyguards, one of whom knocks the Swat Kats through the portal and into the prehistoric era. Low on time and fuel, the Swat Kats must figure out a way to get back to the present-day Megakat City to stop the Pastmaster.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)
  • When two graverobbers accidently release an evil sorcerer named The Pastmaster the Swat Kats are called in to stop him.

    By callie665573, Mar 25, 2008

  • the first episode of the series.

    By isildurelendil, Apr 13, 2007

  • Two thieves awaken the Past Master, a medieval sorcerer who can control time, from his slumber. He decides to make the city as it was in the medieval ages. Our only hope are two heroes, T-Bone and Razor, two daring cats with a super-cool jet.

    By Apocalypse555, Sep 24, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (25)

    • Mayor Manx: Feral, you've only got three minutes, to blast that sorcerer out of the clock tower. Commander Feral: My pleasure. (turns off transmission on radio) The fool should've given the order an hour ago.

    • (The alarm goes off) T-Bone: Jake, Callie's calling us. (T-Bone stops the centrifuge and goes to answer, while passing Razor who passed out yet again) T-Bone: Oh, and by the way, eleven seconds at Mach 5.

    • Dr. Sinian: (while observing the Sabre-Toothed tiger) Only a sorcerer's dark magic would be able to bring these ancient bones back to be life. It must have been the Pastmaster. Callie: If you mean that weird little guy in the hood, why don't you just ask him?

    • (In the centrifuge) T-Bone: Why don't ya... (cuts to Razor) T-Bone: ...just admit it?... (cuts to Razor again) T-Bone: ...I can take more... (cuts to Razor once again) T-Bone: ...gee's than you. Razor: I'll believe it, when I see it.

    • (Commander Feral arrives on the scene) Enforcer Commando: It's no use, Commander. We've thrown everything at that lizard. Commander Feral: I'm surprised those meddling Swat Kats aren't here. Enforcer Commando: Uh, they got taken out early, sir. Commander Feral: (surprised) Really?! (in normal voice) Well, we can handle this. Launch gas grenades. Enforcer Commando: Yes sir.

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    Notes (4)

    • Some airings of this episode don't include the title card.

    • This is the series premiere.

    • This was one of the four episodes in the first season animated by Mook.

    • Most episodes of the series were originally preceded by a short prologue in which Razor would say, "Today on Swat Kats...," with a brief action scene from the episode. Since The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice was the first episode aired, it ran with a different prologue in which Razor narrated a brief overview of the show's format over an assortment of clips, all from The Giant Bacteria except for one close-up of the Pastmaster from this episode.

    Trivia (9)

    • Just before the Swat Kats return to the Present through the time vortex, the clock tower marks 11:58 am, but when Callie tells T-Bone and Razor that they only have one minute to save Megakat City, the clock tower marks 11:55 am. This continues to happen throught the the remaining scenes, except when the missile hits the clock's face, where you can definitely see that marks 11:59 am.

    • This episode marks T-Bone/Chance Furlong, Razor/Jake Clawson, Callie Briggs, Mayor Manx, Dr. Abby Sinian and Commander Ulysses Feral's first appearances.

    • How did the Pastmaster knew, from the moment he woke up, how long was he imprisoned?

    • This episode marks the first appearance of the Pastmaster.

    • The Pastmaster had more than four pterodactyls, yet only four are shown being gotten rid of. Similarly, we only see three Enforcer choppers get destroyed and the rest simply disappear.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Episode Title: The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice. The title is taken from the novel The Postman Always Ring Twice by James M. Cain.

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