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Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron: The Pastmaster Always Rings Twice

The Pastmaster, an evil sorcerer from the Dark Ages, accidentally gets awakened from his 800-year sleep by a couple of grave robbers. On stealing his spellbook from the Museum of History, the Pastmaster gains full control over Time and attempts to bring Megakat City back to the medieval state he is accustomed to. While trying to stop him, the SWAT Kats get sucked into a time vortex which throws them into the prehistoric era. Low on time and fuel, the SWAT Kats must figure out a way to return to modern times and to prevent the sorcerer from casting the spell, otherwise their city will have no future!

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 93003
Airdate: Saturday September 11th, 1993

Director: Robert Alvarez
Writer: Glenn Leopold

Guest Stars
Ed GilbertEd Gilbert
voiced Enforcer Sergeant / Enforcer Commando
Keene CurtisKeene Curtis
voiced The Pastmaster
Linda GaryLinda Gary
voiced Dr. Abby Sinian
Earl BoenEarl Boen
voiced Enforcer Pilot 1/ Jack
Frank BirneyFrank Birney
voiced Enforcer Pilot 2
Episode Notes
This was one of the four episodes in the first season animated by Mook.

Some airings of this episode don't include the title card.

This episode marks the first appearance of the Past Master.

Episode Quotes
The Pastmaster: Here, the past is dead. I prefer my past alive!

Dr. Sinian: Oh good heavens! One of the exhibits has fallen!
(Callie sees the saber-toothed tiger)
Callie: One of the exhibits is alive!

(The Turbokat is knocked into the past)
Razor: Uh, T-Bone? I've got a feeling we're not in Megakat City anymore.

T-Bone: Any idea how to get back?
(Razor notices that the Turbokat is leaking fuel)
Razor: Well, I've got a better question. How does a jet stay in the air without fuel?
T-Bone: Answer: it doesn't!
(The Turbokat cuts into the ground)

Razor: Well, I'd better get to work fixing that torn fuel line.
T-Bone: Fine. The closest gas station is only a million years away.

Razor: T-Bone, follow me!
T-Bone: Into a live volcano?! Razor, you're crazier than I am!

T-Bone: Volcano-hopping was kinda fun, but I don't wanna spend the rest of my nine lives stuck in Dinosaurville.

Mayor Manx: I give the orders around here, Feral, and you're not going to blow up my City Hall, until I know who we are dealing with and what he wants!
Callie: He's an 800-year-old sorcerer from the Dark Ages!
Mayor Manx: Perfect! Well, don't just stand there! Get up to the tower and find out what he wants!

T-Bone: You really think this is gonna work?
Razor: Well, theoretically, the natural volcanic gas mixture should get us off the ground. Or blow us up.

T-Bone: (to the dinosaurs) Feeding time again, guys? Sorry, SWAT Kat ain't on the menu!

Callie: SWAT Kats, you have only one minute to blast the Pastmaster out of the City Hall clocktower!
Razor: Who says we can't fight City Hall?

Episode Goofs
The Pastmaster somehow knew, from the moment he woke up, how long was he imprisoned.

The Enforcers suddenly turned up at the museum.But no alarms were tripped, and neither Callie nor Dr. Sinian had time to call them.

Cultural References
The episode title is taken from the novel "The Postman Always Ring Twice" by James M. Cain.

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