Subject: Re: Last rites for the Kats
From: Ed Rudnicki
Date: 2/20/1997 5:06 PM

According to at least one web site (sorry, don't have the URL offhand) it
looks like Warner Bros' Road Rovers is being axed from the WB cartoon
lineup from next year.  Significance and relevance to the Kats?  Some time
ago, chance (Andy Hill, no longer on the list) posted a message that he
believed that SWAT Kats wouldn't be a hard sell if Road Rovers succeeded.
But if WB is nuking the Rovers, then there's likely no hope for the Kats at

That was a rather slim hope there, given the rather dismal qualities
(IMHO of course) of Road Rovers vis a vis the Kats. With SK I was
hooked with the first ep, while with RR I grew tired after the

Apparently people are urging others to write their local stations to revive
the Rovers.  If it succeeds, then that series may be renewed; and
consequently, the Kats (or something similar) might possibly be revived.
But right now I think it's a safe bet that the Kats are dead and buried,
living now only in reruns and fanfiction.

At last year's Toy Fair Gordy Toy was still offering a SWAT Kats
product line. This year they no longer do so. They have (gag!) JQ
now though.

Ed Rudnicki
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