3. SWAT Kats: The Radical Squadron
Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 23 (regular), 1 (special)
Original run: 11 September 1993 – 6 January 1995
It has been awhile since we’ve last had a movie that was about aerial dogfights and fighter jets, if I remember correctly, the last good dogfight we had was probably from the 2012 movie, Red Tails and a recent decent one was in the very underwhelming Jupiter Ascending. So to bring back some really cool aerial manoeuvres and dogfights, Hollywood should really think about employing the help of Chance Furlong and Jake Clawson. Better known as T-Bone and Razor of the SWAT Kats.
This will definitely have to be a CGI movie as it takes place in a universe where cats have evolved to be more human-like and walk on two legs, instead of all four. But then again, with movies like James Cameron’s Avatar that show how much computer graphics and visual design have improved over the years, SWAT Kats can also be done in a good mix of CGI and live-action.
SWAT Kats revolves around Chance and Jake who are friends and partners, who were once part of Megakat City’s paramilitary law enforcement agency, the Enforcers. But after an incident, they were discharged from the Enforcers and reassigned to work at the military salvage yard. While there, the duo built themselves a new jet called the Turbokat and a handful of other vehicles such as the Cyclotron, TurboMole, HoverKat and Thunder Truck.
With their little setup, the SWAT Kats defned the city from evil doers such as the criminal mastermind, Dark Kat; the undead sorcerer, Pastmaster; the evil genius, Doctor Viper; the robotic gangsters, the Metallikats and even an evil version of themselves from a parallel dimension. So there’s definitely plenty of material for sequels! Of course, the most important thing they should retain in the movie is of course that kick-ass intro theme.