Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron

Season 2 Episode 8

Volcanus Erupts! / The Origin of Dr. Viper

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 26, 1994 on
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Volcanus Erupts! / The Origin of Dr. Viper
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Volcanus Erupts! Mayor Manx and Mr. Young plan to build an industrial park on tropical Anakata Island, but a bulldozer accidentally plows into and breaks breaks the sacred Talisman Stone, which is said to keep the demon Volcanus asleep within the island's central volcano. Naturally, the beast is soon set free and heads towards the mainland with the intent of smashing everything in sight. Only the Swat Kats can stop him, but Volcanus is impervious to almost everything! Can he be stopped before he destroys the Megakat Nuclear Plant? The Origin of Dr. Viper: Dr. N. Zyme and his colleague Dr. Elrod Purvis co-develop Viper Mutagen 368, a regenerative growth formula derived from snake DNA. When Zyme reveals his intention to donate the formula to the city, the greedy Purvis attempts to steal it to sell to the highest bidder. In the process however, he ends up spilling it on himself and seems to die, but is soon revived as the twisted mutant Dr. Viper! And when Viper hatches a scheme to mutate Zyme, Mayor Manx, and Callie Briggs into freaks of nature like himself, only the Swat Kats can save them all.moreless

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  • The Swat Kats must fight an enormous lava monster that is heading for MegaKat City, and we get to know Dr.Vipers origin.

    6.5
    The first episode was great, and lasted 10 minutes. Just perfectly timed since the villain and the situations are nothing special, really. I would give "Volcanus Erupts!" 8 out of 10. Then there is one episode i was dying to see: "The Origin of Dr.Viper". The episode starts off great, and we get to see Elrod Purvis who gets mutated into Dr.Viper. I was hoping that this episode would explain everything about Dr.Viper. Why he cares so much about plants, and why he wants to mutate the Mayor and Callie? I was really hoping this episode would help define his personality and let us under his skin. Unfortunately, we only see him as a greedy scientist in the first half. And after the accident we don't get to know much more about him. Oh yeah, he calls himself Dr.Viper because it was the name of the chemical that mutated him. I wanted a really good origin story on the heights of "Batman". An origin episode is supposed to explain almost everything about a character, not letting us guessing trough the entire episode. It feels rushed, since it only lasts about 11 minutes. This should have been a regular 20 minutes episode, or heck, a two-parter. This is the most disappointing Swat Kats episode i have seen, and should have delivered more than it did. I would rate it 5 out of 10, and i'm being very generous.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

Clyde Kusatsu

Clyde Kusatsu

Islander

Guest Star

Paul Eiding

Paul Eiding

Dr. N. Zyme

Guest Star

Robert Ito

Robert Ito

Mr. Young

Guest Star

Frank Welker

Frank Welker

Volcanus / Dr. Viper

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (5)

  • QUOTES (15)

    • Dr.Zyme:(To Commander Feral after Purvis failed to steal the formula) He was planning to steal the formula, Commander. When it all spilled on him....the shock to his system must've been too great.
      Commander Feral: It wasn't your fault, Dr. Zyme. His own greed did him in.

    • Dr. Zyme: Purvis?
      Dr. Purvis: Right behind you, Zyme!
      (Dr. Purvis punches Dr. Zyme and escapes)
      Dr. Zyme: No, Purvis, you treacherous thief!
      Dr. Purvis: Nothing can stop me now! Now look what you made me do, but don't worry, I'll just use your notes to whip up another ba--ba-- batch!

    • Dr. Zyme: Are you coming, Purvis?
      Dr. Purvis: You go ahead, Dr. Zyme. I wanna tidy up my office before the mayor arrives.
      Dr. Zyme: Very well, then. See you in the morning and congratulations.
      (Dr. Zyme leaves to the elevator)
      Dr. Purvis: What an idealistic fool. Now's my chance.

    • Dr. Zyme: Who, who's there? Is that, is that you, Purvis?
      Dr. Viper: Not anymore! Just call me Viper, Dr. Viper (laughs sinisterly).

    • T-Bone: You okay, Miss Briggs?
      Callie Briggs: Fine. Thanks to you.
      Razor: (holding The Mayor's toupee) Hey, T-Bone. At least your aim is improving.
      Mayor Manx: (snatches his toupee from Razor's hand) Give me that.
      Razor: Oh sorry. (puts toupee on Manx's head) Here, lemme help you with that.

    • Dr. Viper: You haven't seen the last of Dr. Viper!

    • (Encountering Dr. Viper for the first time)
      Callie Briggs: Who, or what, are you?
      Dr. Viper: I used to be Dr. Purvis. But now, you can call me Dr. Viper.

    • Dr. Zyme: Viper Mutagen 368 will able to restore forests that have been burned to the ground. Devastated fields of crops will grow again, feeding millions!

    • Dr. Zyme: After all, Mayor Manx, it was your grant to the lab that paid for this research.
      Mayor Manx: So it was. Then I guess you'll be calling it the Manx Formula then, eh, Zyme?
      Dr. Zyme: Well, no, it's called Viper Mutagen 368.
      Mayor Manx: What?

    • (After T-Bone's boomerang decapitates a cardboard cutout of Mayor Manx)
      Razor: Looks like Megakat City is gonna to need a new mayor. That's an automatic game-over.

    • Chance: Looks like Anakata Island has become a real hot-spot, thanks to Mayor Manx, and ol' Volcanus. Sure you don't, uh, want a piece of him for a souvenier, buddy?
      Jake: Are you kidding? Just thinking about Volcanus makes me do a slow burn.

    • (After the first attempt to destroy Volcanus fails)
      T-Bone: Any other ideas, buddy, before flame-face turns Megakat City into a pile of nuclear litter?

    • (Watching the news broadcast of Volcanus' rampage)
      Jake: Whoa, looks like I'm missing a pretty cool horror flick. Oh, what a cheesy-looking monster!

    • Islander: You fools! For a thousand years we've kept the demon Volcanus asleep! Now he will destroy us all!

    • Islander: Stop that machine! It might break the Talisman Stone! The one that protects Anakata from Volcanus, the fire demon!
      Mayor Manx: Why, that's just superstitious hoo-doo nonsense!

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