History Headscratchers / SwatKats

19th Jan '16 11:56:25 AM MarkLungo
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2. That seat came from the very same magical cartoon place where all those Turbocat missiles and devices manage to fit into. Or...Cartoon logic."

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2. That seat came from the very same magical cartoon place where all those Turbocat [sic] missiles and devices manage to fit into. Or...Cartoon logic."
19th Jan '16 11:01:42 AM Kooshmeister
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*** Only the first one really carries any weight, since her being found offscreen is perfectly logical, but Falk appealing to "cartoon logic" in a show that typically doesn't use it (if it did, half the dead characters would've survived) seems a little lazy, bordering on a non-answer. BottomlessMagazines and {{Hammerspace}} is one thing, but the seat is established as not being ''in'' the jet and then is back in later without explanation, meaning it isn't cartoon logic, it's a continuity error. I'm going to assume Falk is just joking. Also, did he actually write it as "Turbo''c''at?"
19th Jan '16 10:55:52 AM Kooshmeister
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Razor using the ash-tray to destroy Mac's body seemed to work very effectively, so why didn't he build a "sand-blaster" gun of some sort for later Metallikat encounters? Granted, in "Metal Urgency" it was unknown that the Metallikats had been rebuilt/gotten loose, but it would have made sense to have that around for later encounters.

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Razor *Razor using the ash-tray to destroy Mac's body seemed to work very effectively, so why didn't he build a "sand-blaster" gun of some sort for later Metallikat encounters? Granted, in "Metal Urgency" it was unknown that the Metallikats had been rebuilt/gotten loose, but it would have made sense to have that around for later encounters.


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* The Behemoth really sucks, with a number of horrific design flaws indicating it needed to really go right back to the drawing board. Firstly, it appears to lack redundancy, with the much-ballyhooed thought-controlled arsenal ''only'' being capable of controlled via thought, with no conventional means of firing when/if the mental control system is disabled, leaving the vehicle and its operator completely defenseless, and secondly, upon having its having system shorted out, rather than simply stopping, it spazzes out, goes rogue and just drives itself wherever, not stopping until colliding with something sufficiently heavy to halt its momentum. I know it's just a prototype, but, dang. Did Pumadyne really think any of this was a good idea?
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20th Nov '15 10:08:57 AM MarkLungo
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** Lance Falk, writer of the episode, [[WordOfGod answers both questions]] via [[https://www.facebook.com/Televisions.Lance.Falk/posts/10154487706338782?comment_id=10154487731818782&notif_t=feed_comment this]] Website/{{Facebook}} post:
-->"1. Let's assume someone found the guard and untied her. Yeah. That's what happened.\\
2. That seat came from the very same magical cartoon place where all those Turbocat missiles and devices manage to fit into. Or...Cartoon logic."
19th Nov '15 4:40:36 PM Kooshmeister
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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What happened]] to the guard Razor tied up in his ejektor seat and left under a sheet? Unless I missed something, she's never mentioned again. Was she found? Did she manage to get herself free? 'Cause if not, well, the entire ship crashes into the ocean. I know she's just [[WhatMeasureIsAMook a nameless enemy soldier]] working for the villain, but dang, that's harsh.

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What happened]] to the guard Razor tied up in his ejektor seat and left under a sheet? Unless I missed something, she's never mentioned again. Was she found? Did she manage to get herself free? 'Cause if not, well, then, she was still sitting there bound and gagged as the entire ship crashes into the ocean.ocean later. I know she's just [[WhatMeasureIsAMook a nameless enemy soldier]] working for the villain, but dang, that's harsh.
19th Nov '15 4:39:54 PM Kooshmeister
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* What happened to the guard Razor tied up in his ejektor seat and left under a sheet? Unless I missed something, she's never mentioned again. Was she found? Did she manage to get herself free? 'Cause if not, well, the entire ship crashes into the ocean.

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* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What happened happened]] to the guard Razor tied up in his ejektor seat and left under a sheet? Unless I missed something, she's never mentioned again. Was she found? Did she manage to get herself free? 'Cause if not, well, the entire ship crashes into the ocean. I know she's just [[WhatMeasureIsAMook a nameless enemy soldier]] working for the villain, but dang, that's harsh.
19th Nov '15 4:37:46 PM Kooshmeister
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* Also, the guard never being found creates a continuity error: Razor suddenly has his ejektor seat back later. The guard is tied to it when he leaves her, but it's back in the Turbokat later.
19th Nov '15 4:36:41 PM Kooshmeister
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*What happened to the guard Razor tied up in his ejektor seat and left under a sheet? Unless I missed something, she's never mentioned again. Was she found? Did she manage to get herself free? 'Cause if not, well, the entire ship crashes into the ocean.
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12th May '15 3:10:05 PM MarkLungo
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** Alternatively the amount of offscreen time for converting the truck and repairing the [=TurboKat=] could have been different. They seemed to have equipment ready to convert the truck already available and didn't seem to be taking too long for the conversion. However, in the time it took to launch the [=TurboKat=], enough time passed for the Enforcers to send search parties for downed pilots and prepare a second wave of fighters for an attack against Mutilor's ship, suggesting that hours, maybe even days could've passed while the SWAT Kats completed repairs on the [=TurboKat=].

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** Alternatively Alternatively, the amount of offscreen time for converting the truck and repairing the [=TurboKat=] could have been different. They seemed to have equipment ready to convert the truck already available and didn't seem to be taking too long for the conversion. However, in the time it took to launch the [=TurboKat=], enough time passed for the Enforcers to send search parties for downed pilots and prepare a second wave of fighters for an attack against Mutilor's ship, suggesting that hours, maybe even days could've passed while the SWAT Kats completed repairs on the [=TurboKat=].
** Maybe they were hoping to make a Thunder Truck [[MerchandiseDriven toy]]?



** Almost certainly it does. It's a standard cliche of sci-fi (see Franchise/StarTrek) that ships will throw up a forcefield around a hull breach to prevent the escape of oxygen/gravity.

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** Almost certainly it does. It's a standard cliche of sci-fi (see Franchise/StarTrek) ''Franchise/StarTrek'') that ships will throw up a forcefield around a hull breach to prevent the escape of oxygen/gravity.
12th May '15 3:07:42 PM MarkLungo
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*** Actually, it's made quite clear that that the Enforcers are somehow some sort of multidisciplinary force--hell, even they function essentially as just some militarized police force with it's own army, naval, and air arm. There's clearly a lot of cross-training involved, and even the SWAT Kats themselves were ex-Enforcers.

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*** Actually, it's made quite clear that that the Enforcers are somehow some sort of multidisciplinary force--hell, even they function essentially as just some militarized police force with it's its own army, naval, and air arm. There's clearly a lot of cross-training involved, and even the SWAT Kats themselves were ex-Enforcers.
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