Re: SWAT Kats meet the Flintstones

From: Andy Hill <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 1995 06:26:36 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 13 Jun 1995 wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Jun 1995, Felix Lee writes:
> >> Why doesn't it make sense to put human cartoons in the Kat
> >>universe? We put kat cartoons in the human universe...

> Besides, I think it'd be funny for Jake & Chance to be catching _a_
> cartoon on their Katsui TV which had kat thropomorphized humans on
> it! (Well... maybe not..)

     Hmmm. Two points here. In "When Strikes Mutilor", the Aquians were
initially conceptualized as humans - but they'd have their space-helmets
on for the whole ep, and you wouldn't realize it until the absolute end.
Lance Falk was ordered to change it and "just make them cat-aliens".
Falk was so upset at this interference from this certain individual
(similar occurred on "Turmoil") that he wasn't going to do any more 'KATS
stories until convinced by Davis Doi to do "Unlikely Alloys".

     'KAT-thromorphic humans? There's something I noticed between the
first and second season eps that's kind of interesting. The character
models for Ann Gora and Callie Briggs are very cat-like, as are the
guys, but in the second season all the new women are essentially the
famous anime humanized versions with "cute button noses, pointy ears and
tails". Look at Felina compared to Callie when you see two of them in
the same shot - why do you figure they made Felina look so much less 'KAT
like? I don't know if it's just me, but she seems to mimic similar
creatures in some of the Japanese stuff that's aimed at the _adult_
audience...hmm; another contradiction in the "did you know Razor and
T-Bone watch TV too" tone of things like the fan-letter responses and the
"Katseye News Special" episode.

     Someone's probably going to net-slap me, but although I knew that
'KATS had some appeal to the serious-Furry crowd, I had _no_ idea just
_how_ much until recently. Cool. Perhaps someone did the math a bit
earlier, the beginning of the second season, when they came up
with Felina?


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