History Trivia / SWATKats

23rd Oct '16 12:05:16 AM MarkLungo
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: No longer in effect, as Creator/WarnerBros, through their Warner Archive DVD-on-Demand program, released ''SWAT Kats'' in December 2010, with some missing scenes restored (the title card for "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice", and the farmer getting devoured in "The Giant Bacteria"); although in January 2012 they issued an updated version, mainly because the original [=DVDs=] had the ending credits wrong for many of the episodes.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: No longer in effect, as Creator/WarnerBros, through their Warner Archive DVD-on-Demand program, released ''SWAT Kats'' in December 2010, with some missing scenes restored (the title card EpisodeTitleCard for "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice", and the farmer getting devoured in "The Giant Bacteria"); although in January 2012 they issued an updated version, mainly because the original [=DVDs=] had the ending credits wrong for many of the episodes.



** It isn't that Creator/HannaBarbera ''hadn't'' done DarkerAndEdgier shows before, but this and ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' were the studio's first attempts at full-blown, no-holds-barred action and adventure, and is a far, far cry from the FunnyAnimal cartoons they established themselves on in the 1960s. More than that, they were the studio's first truly creator-driven shows.

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** It isn't that Creator/HannaBarbera ''hadn't'' done DarkerAndEdgier shows before, but this and ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' were the studio's first attempts at full-blown, no-holds-barred action and adventure, and is they're a far, far cry from the FunnyAnimal cartoons they established themselves on in the 1960s. More than that, they were the studio's first truly creator-driven shows.



** "Razor's Edge" and the ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' episode "Modo Hangs It Up", both written by the same author, share similar plots: one of the heroes suffers a HeroicBSOD followed by a TenMinuteRetirement.
** Elements of the unfinished episode "Succubus!" were later recycled for ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', and the episode "Eclipse" of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' (Glenn Leopold, who wrote the episode, wrote for both of those projects; Davis Doi, co-producer of ''SK'', also co-produced season 2 of ''Quest'').

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** "Razor's Edge" and the ''WesternAnimation/BikerMiceFromMars'' episode "Modo "[[Recap/BikerMiceFromMarsS2E32ModoHangsItUp Modo Hangs It Up", Up]]", both written by the same author, share similar plots: one of the heroes suffers a HeroicBSOD followed by a TenMinuteRetirement.
** Elements of the unfinished episode "Succubus!" (aka "The Curse of Kataluna") were later recycled for ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', and the episode "Eclipse" of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' (Glenn Leopold, who wrote the episode, wrote for both of those projects; Davis Doi, co-producer of ''SK'', also co-produced season 2 of ''Quest'').
22nd Oct '16 11:08:51 PM NWolfman
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* PlayingAgainstType: For Creator/HannaBarbera as a whole, though for people who remembered their 60s action series, and some of their other 80s-90s action shows (''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', even the ''[[MerchandiseDriven Super Powers]]'' era of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''), it's less of a drastic turn. On the casting level, it served as this for Creator/CharlieAdler, who tends to do more comedic roles (like [[WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken Cow, Chicken and the Red Guy]]), and for Creator/GaryOwens, who either tended to be an announcer (like on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''), or a full-fledged superhero (WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost and [[WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder Blue Falcon]]), not an police commander with a [[AntiHero big chip on his shoulder towards vigilantes]], [[OnlyICanKillHim ego issues]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a tendency]] to call for [[RedshirtArmy tons of backup that gets demolished]].

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** It isn't that
Creator/HannaBarbera as a whole, though for people who remembered their 60s ''hadn't'' done DarkerAndEdgier shows before, but this and ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'' were the studio's first attempts at full-blown, no-holds-barred action series, and some of their other 80s-90s action shows (''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', even adventure, and is a far, far cry from the ''[[MerchandiseDriven Super Powers]]'' era of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''), it's less of a drastic turn. On FunnyAnimal cartoons they established themselves on in the casting level, 1960s. More than that, they were the studio's first truly creator-driven shows.
** Casting-wise,
it served as this for Creator/CharlieAdler, who tends to do more comedic roles (like [[WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken Cow, Chicken and the Red Guy]]), and for Creator/GaryOwens, who either tended to be an announcer (like on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''), or a full-fledged superhero (WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost and [[WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder Blue Falcon]]), not an police commander with a [[AntiHero big chip on his shoulder towards vigilantes]], [[OnlyICanKillHim ego issues]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a tendency]] to call for [[RedshirtArmy tons of backup that gets demolished]].
9th Aug '16 10:39:08 AM themisterfree
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* PlayingAgainstType: For Creator/HannaBarbera as a whole, though for people who remembered their 60s action series, and some of their other 80s-90s action shows (''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', even the ''[[MerchandiseDriven Super Powers]]'' era of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''). On the casting level, it served as this for Creator/CharlieAdler, who tends to do more comedic roles (like [[WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken Cow, Chicken and the Red Guy]]), and for Creator/GaryOwens, who either tended to be an announcer (like on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''), or a full-fledged superhero (WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost and [[WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder Blue Falcon]]), not an police commander with a [[AntiHero big chip on his shoulder towards vigilantes]], [[OnlyICanKillHim ego issues]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a tendency]] to call for [[RedshirtArmy tons of backup that gets demolished]].

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* PlayingAgainstType: For Creator/HannaBarbera as a whole, though for people who remembered their 60s action series, and some of their other 80s-90s action shows (''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', even the ''[[MerchandiseDriven Super Powers]]'' era of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}'').''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''), it's less of a drastic turn. On the casting level, it served as this for Creator/CharlieAdler, who tends to do more comedic roles (like [[WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken Cow, Chicken and the Red Guy]]), and for Creator/GaryOwens, who either tended to be an announcer (like on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''), or a full-fledged superhero (WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost and [[WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder Blue Falcon]]), not an police commander with a [[AntiHero big chip on his shoulder towards vigilantes]], [[OnlyICanKillHim ego issues]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a tendency]] to call for [[RedshirtArmy tons of backup that gets demolished]].
9th Aug '16 10:08:24 AM themisterfree
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* PlayingAgainstType: For Creator/HannaBarbera as a whole, though for people who remembered their 60s action series, and some of their other 80s-90s action shows (''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', even the ''[[MerchandiseDriven Super Powers]]'' era of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''). On the casting level, it served as this for Creator/CharlieAdler, who tends to do more comedic roles (like [[WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken Cow, Chicken and the Red Guy]]), and for Creator/GaryOwens, who either tended to be an announcer (like on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''), or a full-fledged superhero (WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost and [[WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder Blue Falcon]]), not an police commander with a [[AntiHero big chip on his shoulder towards vigilantes]], [[OnlyICanKillHim ego issues]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a tendency]] to call for [[WeHaveReserves tons of backup that gets demolished]].

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* PlayingAgainstType: For Creator/HannaBarbera as a whole, though for people who remembered their 60s action series, and some of their other 80s-90s action shows (''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', even the ''[[MerchandiseDriven Super Powers]]'' era of ''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''). On the casting level, it served as this for Creator/CharlieAdler, who tends to do more comedic roles (like [[WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken Cow, Chicken and the Red Guy]]), and for Creator/GaryOwens, who either tended to be an announcer (like on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''), or a full-fledged superhero (WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost and [[WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder Blue Falcon]]), not an police commander with a [[AntiHero big chip on his shoulder towards vigilantes]], [[OnlyICanKillHim ego issues]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a tendency]] to call for [[WeHaveReserves [[RedshirtArmy tons of backup that gets demolished]].
9th Aug '16 10:07:12 AM themisterfree
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* PlayingAgainstType: For Creator/HannaBarbera as a whole, though for people who remembered their 60s action series, and some of their other 80s-90s action shows (''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', even the ''[[MerchandiseDriven Super Powers]]'' era of ''WesternAnmation/SuperFriends''). On the casting level, it served as this for Creator/CharlieAdler, who tends to do more comedic roles (like [[WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken Cow, Chicken and the Red Guy]]), and for Creator/GaryOwens, who either tended to be an announcer (like on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''), or a full-fledged superhero (WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost and [[WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder Blue Falcon]]), not an police commander with a [[AntiHero big chip on his shoulder towards vigilantes]], [[OnlyICanKillHim ego issues]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a tendency]] to call for [[WeHaveReserves tons of backup that gets demolished]].

to:

* PlayingAgainstType: For Creator/HannaBarbera as a whole, though for people who remembered their 60s action series, and some of their other 80s-90s action shows (''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', even the ''[[MerchandiseDriven Super Powers]]'' era of ''WesternAnmation/SuperFriends'').''WesternAnimation/{{Superfriends}}''). On the casting level, it served as this for Creator/CharlieAdler, who tends to do more comedic roles (like [[WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken Cow, Chicken and the Red Guy]]), and for Creator/GaryOwens, who either tended to be an announcer (like on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''), or a full-fledged superhero (WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost and [[WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder Blue Falcon]]), not an police commander with a [[AntiHero big chip on his shoulder towards vigilantes]], [[OnlyICanKillHim ego issues]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a tendency]] to call for [[WeHaveReserves tons of backup that gets demolished]].
9th Aug '16 10:06:36 AM themisterfree
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* PlayingAgainstType: For Creator/HannaBarbera as a whole, though for people who remembered their 60s action series, and some of their other 80s-90s action shows (''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePiratesOfDarkWater'', even the ''[[MerchandiseDriven Super Powers]]'' era of ''WesternAnmation/SuperFriends''). On the casting level, it served as this for Creator/CharlieAdler, who tends to do more comedic roles (like [[WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken Cow, Chicken and the Red Guy]]), and for Creator/GaryOwens, who either tended to be an announcer (like on ''Series/RowanAndMartinsLaughIn''), or a full-fledged superhero (WesternAnimation/SpaceGhost and [[WesternAnimation/DynomuttDogWonder Blue Falcon]]), not an police commander with a [[AntiHero big chip on his shoulder towards vigilantes]], [[OnlyICanKillHim ego issues]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking and a tendency]] to call for [[WeHaveReserves tons of backup that gets demolished]].
23rd Jul '16 12:44:27 PM Kooshmeister
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* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: Morbulus was originally named ''Occulus'', which was a better name for him, given his extra eyes; however, Creator/MarvelComics already had that name, so H-B redubbed his dialog to refer to him as Morbulus ([[ShaggyDogStory though Marvel didn't even complain about the original name]]). However, his model sheets and such still used his orginal name, as did at least one script after the name change (apparently the crew were still using the original name).

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* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: Morbulus was originally named ''Occulus'', Occulus, which was a better name for him, given his extra eyes; however, Creator/MarvelComics already had that name, so H-B redubbed his dialog to refer to him as Morbulus ([[ShaggyDogStory though Marvel didn't even complain about the original name]]). However, his model sheets and such still used his orginal name, as did at least one script after the name change (apparently the crew were still using the original name).



* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: No longer in effect, as Creator/WarnerBros, through their Warner Archive DVD-on-Demand program, released ''SWAT Kats'' in December 2010, with some missing scenes restored (the title card for "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice", and the farmer getting devoured in "The Giant Bacteria"; although in January 2012 they issued an updated version, mainly because the original [=DVDs=] had the ending credits wrong for many of the episodes.

to:

* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: No longer in effect, as Creator/WarnerBros, through their Warner Archive DVD-on-Demand program, released ''SWAT Kats'' in December 2010, with some missing scenes restored (the title card for "The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice", and the farmer getting devoured in "The Giant Bacteria"; Bacteria"); although in January 2012 they issued an updated version, mainly because the original [=DVDs=] had the ending credits wrong for many of the episodes.
23rd Jul '16 12:39:39 PM Kooshmeister
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** Elements of the unfinished episode "The Curse of Kataluna" were later recycled for ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', and the episode "Eclipse" of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' (Glenn Leopold, who wrote the episode, wrote for both of those projects; Davis Doi, co-producer of ''SK'', also co-produced season 2 of ''Quest'').

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** Elements of the unfinished episode "The Curse of Kataluna" "Succubus!" were later recycled for ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland'', and the episode "Eclipse" of ''WesternAnimation/JonnyQuestTheRealAdventures'' (Glenn Leopold, who wrote the episode, wrote for both of those projects; Davis Doi, co-producer of ''SK'', also co-produced season 2 of ''Quest'').



** In "Succubus!", Commander Feral begins dating the wealthy and beautiful Katrina Moorkroft, unaware she is a succubus who plans to drain his lifeforce on a full moon. Elements from this story were recycled by Leopold for the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRealAdventuresOfJonnyQuest Real Adventures of Jonny Quest]]'' episode "Eclipse" and the movie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''. The plot summary and script for it can be read [[http://swatkats.info/encyclopedia/official/succubus-plot-summary here]].

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** In "Succubus!", Commander Feral begins dating the wealthy and beautiful Katrina Moorkroft, unaware she is a succubus who plans to drain his lifeforce on a full moon. Elements from this story were recycled by Leopold for the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRealAdventuresOfJonnyQuest Real Adventures of Jonny Quest]]'' episode "Eclipse" and the movie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''. The plot summary and script for it can be read [[http://swatkats.info/encyclopedia/official/succubus-plot-summary here]].
23rd Jul '16 12:37:36 PM Kooshmeister
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** In "Succubus!", Commander Feral begins dating the wealthy and beautiful Katrina Moorkroft, unaware she is a succubus who plans to drain his lifeforce on a full moon. Elements from this story were recycled by Leopold for the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRealAdventuresOfJonnyQuest Real Adventures of Jonny Quest]]'' episode "Eclipse" and the movie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''. The plot summary and script it can be read [[http://swatkats.info/encyclopedia/official/succubus-plot-summary here]].

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** In "Succubus!", Commander Feral begins dating the wealthy and beautiful Katrina Moorkroft, unaware she is a succubus who plans to drain his lifeforce on a full moon. Elements from this story were recycled by Leopold for the ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRealAdventuresOfJonnyQuest Real Adventures of Jonny Quest]]'' episode "Eclipse" and the movie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''. The plot summary and script for it can be read [[http://swatkats.info/encyclopedia/official/succubus-plot-summary here]].
23rd Jul '16 12:36:39 PM Kooshmeister
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** In "Succubus!", Commander Feral begins dating the wealthy and beautiful Katrina Moorkroft, unaware she is a succubus who plans to drain his lifeforce on a full moon. Elements from this story were recycled by Leopold for the ''[]WesternAnimation/TheRealAdventuresOfJonnyQuest Real Adventures of Jonny Quest]]'' episode "Eclipse" and the movie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''. The plot summary and script it can be read [[http://swatkats.info/encyclopedia/official/succubus-plot-summary here]].

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** In "Succubus!", Commander Feral begins dating the wealthy and beautiful Katrina Moorkroft, unaware she is a succubus who plans to drain his lifeforce on a full moon. Elements from this story were recycled by Leopold for the ''[]WesternAnimation/TheRealAdventuresOfJonnyQuest ''[[WesternAnimation/TheRealAdventuresOfJonnyQuest Real Adventures of Jonny Quest]]'' episode "Eclipse" and the movie ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooOnZombieIsland''. The plot summary and script it can be read [[http://swatkats.info/encyclopedia/official/succubus-plot-summary here]].
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