Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron

Season 1 Episode 13

Katastrophe

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 04, 1993 on
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Katastrophe
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After being beaten by the Swat Kats because they were too busy fighting each other, Dark Kat and Dr. Viper decide to team up and unite against their common enemies. They recruit the Metallikats to their cause, forming the Invincible Alliance of Evil, whose only purpose is to kill the Swat Kats once and for all. Kidnapping Mayor Manx and Callie, the villains give the Swat Kats an ultimateum - surrender by sunrise or risk the deaths of the hostages. Can the Swat Kats find a way to rescue Manx and Callie without giving themselves up? And will Commander Feral lend a helping hand?moreless

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  • When Dark Kat, Dr. Viper, and Rhe Metallikats form an alliance the Swat Kats have to stop them.

    10
    This was an amazing episode and a good season finalie especially compared to the never made episode Blowout which I've read the script version of. Seeing all the major villians team up was a good idea and seeing them cage together had to be one of my favorite parts. There may have been a few flaws but the episode still rocked out loud and is my third favorite episode and my favorite season 1 episode. The episode has a lot of good parts and many fans would like this episode especially since it ends season 1 and we move on to season 2.moreless
  • Three deadly villains (Viper, Dark Kat and the Metallikats) of the Swat Kats team up to bring them to their final fate.

    9.9
    Possibly the coolest episode. Finally we see a cooperation between two very powerful villains Viper and Dark Kat. In the beginning we see Viper in a lab, nothing special. But when we see the Crypling and Dark Cat waiting for Viper in the sewers, the plot thickens. Let alone the appearance of the Metallikats.

    This is the first episode when the Swat Kats, mayor and deputy mayor are all captured. What is unique about this episode is that Feral helps the Swat Kats (although he has a slight despise for them). Lot of twists, especially when the Metallikats turn on Dark Kat. All in all this a super-episode, and if you missed it (and liked the series) you missed a lot.moreless
Tress MacNeille

Tress MacNeille

voice of Callie Briggs

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

voice of Mayor Manx / Enforcer Sergeant

Barry Gordon

Barry Gordon

voice of Razor (Jake Clawson)

Gary Owens

Gary Owens

voice of Commander Ulysses Feral

Lori Alan

Lori Alan

voice of Lt. Felina Feral

Candi Milo

Candi Milo

voice of Ann Gora

Brock Peters

Brock Peters

Dark Kat

Recurring Role

Neil Ross

Neil Ross

Mac Mange

Recurring Role

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Dr. Viper / Fungus Face / Smitty

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • This is the first time more than one villain appears in the same episode.

    • Despite being shot with Hackle's gun by Feral in Metal Urgency, The Metallikats remembers that Callie was the one who denied their paroles, so shouldn't they also remember Swat Kats' secret identities?

    • The main Enforcer Sergeant looks different here than in all but one of his his previous appearances (Enter the Madkat) and all his subsequent appearances, with a differant uniform and sharper features. He only looks like this here and in Enter the Madkat.

    • As he and Callie are walking down the hall, Commander Feral clearly walks past the door marked "Evidence Room." He continues walking, then enters the same door farther down the hall.

    • Chance argues that the loss of the stolen money and the destruction of the Megakat Tunnel isn't his and Razor's fault, citing that Dr. Viper and the Metallikats have teamed up. Unfortunately, the money was destroyed when T-Bone blasted the Metallikat Express, and the tunnel itself when he launched a barrage of missiles at the Metallikats. Therefore, it is entirely the SWAT Kats' fault and the villain teamup has little to do with their excessive use of force. Of course, Callie fails to point this out.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Callie: I hope you guys had a good reason to destroy Megakat Biochemical Lab.
      T-Bone: It wasn't our fault Ms. Briggs. Razor suspects that Viper and the Metallikats are working together.
      Callie: You'll never convince Feral of that. Be careful you guys, Feral is after your heads.
      T-Bone: So is Razor.

    • Jake (answers phone): Hang on, I'll get it. (cement gun hit Chance)
      Chance: I already have.

    • Razor: Commander Feral?
      T-Bone: Don't tell me you came here to save us?
      Feral: I'm here to save the mayor and Ms. Briggs. But as usual, you two are in my way.
      Razor: Yeah, glad to see you too Commander.

    • Mayor Manx: The Swat Kats and Feral working together??????? Now I have seen everything.

    • Mac: Sure was nice of Dark Kat to give us a new set of wheels.
      Molly: Yeah. Too bad you still can't drive.

    • (About the Metallikats.)
      Sergeant: I'm gonna enjoy slamming those tin cans.

    • Dr. Viper: So, Dark Kat wants the katalyst too. Well, Dr. Viper plays second fiddle to no one!

  • NOTES (2)

    • The special goggles that Razor wears in order to use the new swivel turret first appeared in Destructive Nature.

    • Based on an unused script by Lance Falk entitled Blowout, which followed much the same story except that Dark Kat's hideout was in an abandoned amusement park, and some of the order of events are different (for instance, the creeplings steal the Metallikats' heads from the Enforcer lockup before Dr. Viper breaks into Megakat Biochemical). It also contained a sequence that never made it into the final cut of the episode as written by Glenn Leopold, set aboard Dark Kat's mobile command center, the Fear Train.

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