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S1E13 Katastrophe

Postby Felony » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:20 pm

It's always a treat to see some of the villains team up against the heroes of a series and SWAT Kats gave us one with Katastrophe. The SWAT Kats' biggest nemeses of the first season Dark Kat, Dr. Viper and the Metallikats team up for an alliance of evil against the SWAT Kats. However like most baddies, everyone was out to doublecross the others and thus ended up failing in their plan.

We also see a bit of a team up with regards to Commander Feral aiding the SWAT Kats, though he claims he's there to save Manx and Callie. I particularly liked this episode overall. There were several quotes and some good action. My favorite line Dark Kat uses in the whole series is "If I lose, everyone loses!"

So what's everyone's opinion on this episode? Do you think it is the best of the villain team up episodes in the series? Would you have liked to see another villain in the mix? Share your thoughts on this final episode of Season 1. ^_^
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Re: S1E13 Katastrophe

Postby zaba11 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:35 pm

That episode is very unique, becouse show emotions in cartoon.
And have character developer, like Feral with Swat Kats, and villans each other's.
For me that is more important that action, but still is very good in this episode.
Animation is very good, almost good like a second seson.
I like this episode, but i like more episode's with LT Felina Feral.
Meanig emotions is thinks about scene where Callie cry, that was very strong scene.
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Re: S1E13 Katastrophe

Postby Felony » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:01 am

Oh yes the animation in this episode was one of the better ones in the first season. And I agree about the character's having depth in this one. Callie really was upset thinking the SWAT Kats had perished and I love that scene too of her tears. Very dramatic.

Heh one of my favorite scenes is when all heck breaks loose and Dark Kat says to the other villains "who do you hate more, me or the SWAT Kats?!" to which the baddies quit firing at him and joined him in going after the heroes again.
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SWAT Kats Gifs from "Katastrophe"

Postby Betaruga » Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:51 am

Here we go again! ;) Another episode with Kunio Shimamura as overseas animation director, kicking tail and taking names in Season 1.

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I'm sorry, but... could somebody please explain
what the heck is up with MKC "sewer" system? Is that kitty litter?
How do they even flush it? Is that water or...-__-
How does plumbing even happen.

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Dark Goof.

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Chance must have been taking those anger management classes Jake's been
trying to rope him into. They still have a TV! ;)

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"T-BONE YOU BLOW UP TVs AND MONEY?!"

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Interestingly enough, while making this gif I discovered
that the animators actually made a few background mistakes,
which I actually cut out to make the shot more "sensible".

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One of those animation inconsistencies I can't help but love.
Just look at Feral here. He's ghastly!

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"That's not true, Callie! I didn't break all the TVs."

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"See! Here's one with Dark Crud on it!"

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Okay, you realize at this point Feral thinks he just saw them die?
His body language when he hand goes up to his mouth?
Suggests he finds the event "unspeakable", like.
You never see him do that when he sees Enforcers blow up.
But the SWAT Kats? That got to him, man.

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Do you guys remember every SWAT Kats bumper in 1996? ^ This.

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^FAV

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Dark Kat has no cruds to give.

INCIDENTALLY, I noticed something that... disturbed me while making this... just.. look at this.
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....Dark Kat shows... quuiiiite a bit of thigh. Like, upper, upper thigh. Like. Right at Viper's eye level....


....Send help.

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"That's right, I'm evil and I'm going commando!
And there's nothing you and fungis face can do about it!"

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"Hehehee, I guessssss they sssshhould call you 'Flasssh Kat..."

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"Yeeeeaaaah you're not allowed to live anymore."

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"Viper's really one to talk though, isn't he?"

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Feral proving the obvious superiority of pants.
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"So you SWAT Kats were telling the truth!"
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Re: S1E13 Katastrophe

Postby Felony » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:38 pm

*dying at your commentary lol!* I don't know what the animators were thinking with shots of DK's um... self XD when having that robe open some. Pants are superior! Shoes? That's another story I suppose.

Another great selection of gifs!

And yeah the whole "do the kats use litter?" debate has no real answer. All I can think is maybe it's flushable litter? XD
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Re: S1E13 Katastrophe

Postby Kooshmeister » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:52 pm

I believe Big Purple's bare thigh is also glimpsed in Night of the Dark Kat, when he's on his throne at the end.

Can someone do a gif of Fungusface oozing out from underneath the door and rising up behind that guy? That's one of my favorite shots of the episode.
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Re: S1E13 Katastrophe

Postby Betaruga » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:17 pm

Kooshmeister wrote:I believe Big Purple's bare thigh is also glimpsed in Night of the Dark Kat, when he's on his throne at the end.


Really? I must have blocked that out ;)

Kooshmeister wrote:Can someone do a gif of Fungusface oozing out from underneath the door and rising up behind that guy? That's one of my favorite shots of the episode.


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There you go! Second one's too large for Tumblr use fyi. Amazed I managed to do this with all the tech issues I've had the past few days.

Also, here's a sassy guard.
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Cuz sassy guard is awesome.

(Thanks Kooshmeister, LOL I dunno why I called them cops. I blame the donuts, man.)
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Re: S1E13 Katastrophe

Postby Kooshmeister » Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:03 am

I believe they're security guards, not cops. :lol:

But thanks! :D
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Re: S1E13 Katastrophe

Postby Cait » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:27 pm

This episode was one of my favorites, but I always had some questions after seeing it... Why Metallikats didn't tell Dark Kat and Dr. Viper the real names of SWAT Kats, being that a great advantage? Even Jake and Chance don't mention that during the episode.
And why Metallikats are reactivated again with all their memories except that one after been shoot by the neural neutralizer, witch is supposed to deactivate them permanently?
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Re: S1E13 Katastrophe

Postby Betaruga » Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:28 pm

Cait wrote:This episode was one of my favorites, but I always had some questions after seeing it... Why Metallikats didn't tell Dark Kat and Dr. Viper the real names of SWAT Kats, being that a great advantage? Even Jake and Chance don't mention that during the episode.
And why Metallikats are reactivated again with all their memories except that one after been shoot by the neural neutralizer, witch is supposed to deactivate them permanently?


I think the neural neutralizer scrambled their recent memories up to and including the actual neutralizing by Feral? They don't have to remember the account to know it happened. Their memories are probably fuzzy in either case. But, it would have been smoother storytelling wise for the writers to have at least addressed their lapse in memory. As for why Chance and Jake don't act concerned about it afterwards--well, yeah, bad storytelling, but for all we know, they could have asked Professor Hackle about it after the fact.
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