S1E05 - The Metallikats

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Re: S1E05 - The Metallikats

Postby MoDaD » Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:38 pm

I believe (I think either Mark or Koosh can confirm) that the script for The Metallikats was the first script for the show ever written. It's in a format that would suggest it was written prior to the other scripts. Downloadable as a PDF here:

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Re: S1E05 - The Metallikats

Postby marklungo » Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:45 pm

MoDaD wrote:I believe (I think either Mark or Koosh can confirm) that the script for The Metallikats was the first script for the show ever written. It's in a format that would suggest it was written prior to the other scripts.


Well, the number 9302 and the reference to "The Giant Bacteria" seem to indicate that this was the second episode, but this was still very early in the show's development.

And speaking of Early Installment Weirdness:

T-BONE / RAZOR (SINGING)
When evil rears its ugly head
And the wheels of justice fail
Here come the SWAT Kats to save the day
And whip that villain's tail!


(jaw drops, and not in a good way)

I am so glad they got rid of this.
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Re: S1E05 - The Metallikats

Postby Felix Kayne » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:52 pm

I dunno. I kinda would've liked to hear them sing.

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There's also this in the script
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Re: S1E05 - The Metallikats

Postby Kooshmeister » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:49 am

MoDaD wrote:I believe (I think either Mark or Koosh can confirm) that the script for The Metallikats was the first script for the show ever written.


Mark's right. Its production number 9302 and references to one prior episode mean that The Giant Bacteria was made first. Assuming we ever find its script, I think we'll see it's in a similar format.
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Re: S1E05 - The Metallikats

Postby Prettyshadowj26 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:39 pm

T-BONE / RAZOR (SINGING)
When evil rears its ugly head
And the wheels of justice fail
Here come the SWAT Kats to save the day
And whip that villain's tail!




I like to hear T-bone & Razor sing
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Re: S1E05 - The Metallikats

Postby Swatkatfan21 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:16 am

Prettyshadowj26 wrote:
T-BONE / RAZOR (SINGING)
When evil rears its ugly head
And the wheels of justice fail
Here come the SWAT Kats to save the day
And whip that villain's tail!




I like to hear T-bone & Razor sing


It would have to be done in the style of Kenny Loggins. With the random 'Danger Zone!' added for awesomeness!
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Re: S1E05 - The Metallikats

Postby marklungo » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:19 am

Something I noticed about the "Metallikats" script: It has a big FINAL stamp on the cover, but it has numerous differences from the finished episode. This may mean that the three unproduced scripts might have been revised further if they'd actually been made. Could this explain the "Succubus!"/"Curse of Kataluna" name change mystery? Would any of the plot holes have been filled? We'll probably never know, but it's fun to speculate, isn't it?
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Re: S1E05 - The Metallikats

Postby Kooshmeister » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:16 am

A very good point. It's something that I've often thought about, myself; how different from their scripts would the unfinished episodes have been? The differences between the finished episodes' scripts and the final product is often a lot of little things that add up as opposed to anything major. I.e., the basic stories have remained the same. So I'm pretty sure Succubus! and Turmoil II would've been more or less the same in their final form. But, looking at the outline for The Deadly Pyramid and how it differs from the final episode, it does make me wonder about what The Doctors of Doom and whether we really can consider it even tentatively canon like the other two. Clearly a lot changed from The Deadly Pyramid's outline to the actual episode, enough that I would never suggest its outline was canon, and so I'm prepared to accept that The Doctors of Doom did, too (assuming it ever did proceed to script form), or would've (assuming it never got beyond an outline).
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Re: S1E05 - The Metallikats

Postby marklungo » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:36 am

Kooshmeister wrote:A very good point.


Thanks, Koosh!

Kooshmeister wrote:But, looking at the outline for The Deadly Pyramid and how it differs from the final episode, it does make me wonder about what The Doctors of Doom and whether we really can consider it even tentatively canon like the other two.


"Deadly Pyramid" outline? I must have missed that memo. (goes to look up thread on that episode)
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Re: S1E05 - The Metallikats

Postby Kooshmeister » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:43 am

marklungo wrote:"Deadly Pyramid" outline? I must have missed that memo.


It's in the art book. Part of it, anyway, the first page.
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