POLL: Weakest Episode of the Show - UPDATED

Talk about the most awesome show in the world, SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron.
Post Reply

What do you think is the weakest episode of the show?

The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice
2
20%
The Giant Bacteria
1
10%
The Wrath of Dark Kat
0
No votes
Destructive Nature
0
No votes
The Metallikats
0
No votes
Bride of the Pastmaster
0
No votes
Night of the Dark Kat
0
No votes
Chaos in Crystal
0
No votes
The Ghost Pilot
1
10%
Metal Urgency
0
No votes
The Ci-Kat-A
0
No votes
Enter the Madkat
1
10%
Katastrophe
0
No votes
Mutation City
0
No votes
A Bright and Shiny Future
0
No votes
When Strikes Mutilor
0
No votes
Razor's Edge
3
30%
Cry Turmoil
0
No votes
SWAT Kats Unplugged
0
No votes
The Deadly Pyramid
0
No votes
Caverns of Horror
0
No votes
Volcanus Erupts!
1
10%
The Origin of Dr. Viper
0
No votes
The Dark Side of the SWAT Kats
1
10%
Unlikely Alloys
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 10

User avatar
MoDaD
Long-Term Resident
Posts: 1161
Joined: Thu May 01, 2014 12:01 pm
Location: USA
x 2743
x 2328
Contact:
United States of America

POLL: Weakest Episode of the Show - UPDATED

Post by MoDaD » Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:59 pm

Revisiting this topic as it's been suggested that the special report episode took too much attention as an obvious choice due to it being a clip-show, so for this poll it's been removed. To clarify, the question being asked isn't which is your least favorite per se, but which episode you think falls short from a critical perspective, be it due to issues with the writing, portrayal of the characters, story shortcomings, production quality, tonal choices or really anything beyond just "I didn't like it" SinianThisCait

Keep in mind this is all meant to come from a good faith position, as I'm sure that most of us probably like all episodes of SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron, but I'm sure you don't like them all equally TboneLaughCait
3 x

User avatar
Rusakov
Long-Term Resident
Posts: 408
Joined: Sun May 18, 2014 2:31 pm
x 566
x 464
United States of America

Re: POLL: Weakest Episode of the Show - UPDATED

Post by Rusakov » Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:49 pm

Pastmaster Rings Twice for me. It just feels like a pretty weak episode.

In fact, I don't find the Pastmaster episodes all that interesting in general (save for Unlikely Alloys A Bright and Shiny Future, which wasn't purely a Pastmaster episode anyway).
Last edited by Rusakov on Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
0 x

User avatar
Echo
Long-Term Resident
Posts: 279
Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:05 pm
Location: North Carolina
x 326
x 525
United States of America

Re: POLL: Weakest Episode of the Show - UPDATED

Post by Echo » Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:12 am

Razor's Edge is my vote on weakest episode, the hospital staff were complete morons and I'm quoting Koosh on this "the commando kats weren't used at all". Also, it felt like Razor just had an emo phase and went back to crime-fighting at the end of the episode.
1 x

User avatar
Kooshmeister
Fandom Veteran
Posts: 2002
Joined: Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:26 pm
Location: North Carolina, USA
x 3020
x 2674
United States of America

Re: POLL: Weakest Episode of the Show - UPDATED

Post by Kooshmeister » Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:24 am

Rusakov wrote:
Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:49 pm
In fact, I don't find the Pastmaster episodes all that interesting in general (save for Unlikely Alloys, which wasn't purely a Pastmaster episode anyway).
I think you're confusing Unlikely Alloys for A Bright and Shiny Future.
0 x
R.I.P. Gary Owens (1936-2015)

User avatar
Rusakov
Long-Term Resident
Posts: 408
Joined: Sun May 18, 2014 2:31 pm
x 566
x 464
United States of America

Re: POLL: Weakest Episode of the Show - UPDATED

Post by Rusakov » Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:17 pm

Kooshmeister wrote:
Sun Aug 22, 2021 10:24 am
I think you're confusing Unlikely Alloys for A Bright and Shiny Future.
Oops, I did! :oops:
0 x

User avatar
EditorElohim
Resident
Posts: 73
Joined: Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:32 pm
x 59
x 86
Paraguay

Re: POLL: Weakest Episode of the Show - UPDATED

Post by EditorElohim » Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:02 pm

Being honest, the second season episodes in general tend to be the weakest plot-wise. As if there is a rule that the quality of the animation is inversely proportional to the quality of the plot.

Anyway...

I agree with Kooshmeister that Razor's Edge is a very weak episode: the Dark Kat plan was good, but there are so many plot holes like the hospital "big conspiracy" thing or how Dark Kat knew that Razor would be the most affected by the fake incident that make that when you think about it, the episode doesn't make much sense.

But my vote goes to "The Dark Side of the SWAT Kats". As with the previous case, the idea is good, but the execution? Let's see, let's start with the premise that our protagonists go to a parallel universe because... because a beam hits Razor's Dimensional Radar. SteeleSweatDropIcon

Once in the parallel universe, we know nothing about why things are the way they are. Or why everyone is such an idiot that they don't get the differences between the two groups of Swat Kats. Hello... One pair of them have skulls on their helmets and dirty green-toned fur, and the other doesn't! Are they blind or what? TboneSwearCait And how come the Feral in that universe captures the Swat Kats and doesn't unmask them? Or does he already know who they are and doesn't bother? And if he knows who they are, why doesn't he arrest them? Their base is still the hangar under the Salvage Yard.

That also raises the question in my mind, if that Dark Kat knows about the hangar, doesn't the one in the standard universe know about it too. RazConfused

And the ending: one flash and they're back home. Either those two particular universes are connected, or they got TOO lucky instead of ending up in a universe with, I don't know... humans or reptilians. Now that the concept of the Multiverse is much more developed, it's amazing to me that they went back to their own universe so easily.

Anyway, sorry if I went on too long.
2 x

User avatar
marklungo
Fandom Veteran
Posts: 452
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:20 am
Location: Berea, Ohio
x 2813
x 731
Contact:
United States of America

Re: POLL: Weakest Episode of the Show - UPDATED

Post by marklungo » Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:18 pm

EditorElohim wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 11:02 pm
Anyway, sorry if I went on too long.
Don't worry, you didn't.

Anyway, my vote for weakest was "Giant Bacteria", because it's obvious the creators were still figuring everything out, from the characters to the acceptable level of violence. However, I agree that "Dark Side" was a cool concept that wasn't fully developed. Also, I wanted to see more of evil Callie, especially of her meeting our Callie. callieeyerollicon
2 x
"Saturday is usually my morning to sleep in."

Post Reply