Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron

Season 2 Episode 9

The Dark Side of the Swat Kats

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Dec 10, 1994 on
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Episode Summary

The Dark Side of the Swat Kats
A stray lightening bolt hits the Turbokat while the Swat Kats are testing their new dimensional radar system, which results in them being hurled into an alternate dimension where evil versions of themselves are not only wanted for just about every crime in Megakat City, but are also working for Dark Kat. Mistaken for the Dark Swat Kats by Dark Kat, T-Bone and Razor are sent to Puma-Dyne to steal the Mega-Detonator, a key component for an implosion bomb which the criminal mastermind plans to use to destroy Enforcer Headquarters. When Dark Kat realizes he's been had, he sends the real Dark Swat Kats to kill their good counterparts and acquire the Mega-Detonator. Making things even more complicated for the vigilante duo are the fact that Callie Briggs is also evil and in on Dark Kat's plot, but the Enforcers mistake them for the Dark Swat Kats and are after them, too.moreless

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  • Good kats turned bad.

    This is definitely a good episode. Just imagine, the Swat Kats on the wrong side of the law and to top it all off allies with the Dark Kat.

    Sure, the "alternate reality where the good guys are bad" story line has been (over)used for some years now, but this episode has something that makes it special. I just loved watching the Dark Swat Kats argue all the time (as opposed to the regular Swat Kats who work as a team), and the great fight scenes between the characters. One thing I would have liked to see was the Dark Kat turning good (after all, this was an alternate reality). It would have been a nice twist. But the episode was good enough even without that.moreless
  • The SWAT Kats get zapped into an alternate dimesion, where THEY are the bad guys.

    Come on. This was a great episode. Sure, the old evil version things isn't new. But the SK counterparts were so completely opposite from the originals, that you just enjoyed watching them argue as they went about their dirty work. In contrast, the originals worked together as a team. Funny that Dark Kat was still evil, considering this was an alternate dimesion. You'd think Feral would be the evil one, would've been really cool though. Imagine when the originals were first locked up, to have them come face to face with the one they loathe, only to have him spring them from prison.

    But still a really great episode.

    Loved it.moreless
  • The Swat Kats are stucked in an alternate dimension in which the SK are the most dangerous criminals of them all!

    This is a preety basic storyline for every cartoon of this type. But the great thing about this show was that it may start with 100 times seen before cliche ,but it will end totally unpredictable. The excuse itself for Swat Kats being transported into another dimension is preety ridiculous ,but beside that ,the plotline is exciting enough. The Dark Swat Kats are great villains ,and their charateristics are preety nicely described ,cause wherever good Razor and T-Bone are agree and depend on each other ,the Dark SK are arguing and fighting. That is preety nice way to describe the relationship between the SK. I don't think the Dark SK are actually died at the end of the episode. They ended safely enough to have a decent excuse to appear in the third season ,if it was a 3rd season. All in all ,great and memorable episode.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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: After the Dark SWAT Kats enter through the fence of Puma-Dyne, Dark Razor attacks a watchmen, but he's colored like Dark T-Bone.

    • Among the differences in the alternate dimension are that Commander Feral has a respect for vigilantes and the Enforcers are using fixed-wing aircrafts rather than helicopters.

    • The good and the evil SWAT Kats look slightly different, most noticibly the shade of their furs and the symbol on their helmets. Why did nobody noticed that and get confused?

    • This is Dark Kat's fifth and final appearance on the show.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • (The Swat Kats are testing out their new 3-dimensional radar)
      T-Bone: Hey, check out that Enforcer chopper.
      Razor: (while zooming into the cockpit) Well well, look who's flying. Mr. Personality himself, heh.
      T-Bone: Commander Feral. (over the intercom) Hey commander, what're you doing out in this storm, looking for a donut shop?
      Commander Feral: (confused) What the.....?
      Razor: (laughs) Did you forget to shave this morning, Feral?
      Commander Feral: (rubs his chin before angrily slamming his hand onto the cockpit) I don't know how you can see me, but get off my frequency, you clowns. This band is for Enforcer business only.
      (The Turbokat flies extremely close to Feral's chopper, startling himself)
      Commander Feral: YOU HOTSHOT JERKS. One of these days, I'm going to.......
      T-Bone: What a grouch. Why don't you get yourself a nice, prune donut?
      Razor: Yeah, that outta relax ya.

    • Dark Razor: Did you find them yet?
      T-Bone: Them? I thought there was only one mega-detonator.
      Dark Razor: No, the imposters, stupid!
      T-Bone: Yeah, I think I just found one!
      (Then punches Dark Razor)

    • Dark Kat: I have waited years for this moment!
      Dark T-Bone: Well then I guess two more minutes won't kill ya!

    • Dark Kat: Have you forgotten... that Feral has put a price on your heads?
      Razor: Well... who could forget something like that?

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