Swan Song
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Episode 4.16
Original Airdate September 25, 1989
Writer(s) William Overgard
Previous Episode Shadowmaster
Next Episode Touch of Amortus
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Swan Song is an episode from the original series of ThunderCats. Written by William Overgard, it originally aired on September 25, 1989.

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An “environmental health inspector” is on his way to New Thundera to ask the ThunderCats to help him apprehend Two-Time, the evil robot who has been poaching endangered species as well as land masses.

Unfortunately for the inspector, Two-Time is expecting him. Using his mighty ship Dome-Down’s holographic projector, the two headed robot tricks the inspector and causes his ship to crash in the Mountains of the Moon. The ThunderCats suffer the same fate at the hands of Two-Time when they arrive at the scene in the Feliner. The contented robot then dumps a large quantity of sludgy waste on the damaged Feliner before flying off in his gigantic ship.

The ThunderCats salvage parts from the Ecology Inspector’s ship to repair the Feliner and then pursue Two-Time. They are shocked to their core when they see, or rather don’t see Cats’ Lair. It turns out that Two-Time has grabbed the entire ThunderCats fortress using Dome-Down, ripping it clean off its foundation, with Snarf and Snarfer still inside. The ThunderCats sneak inside Dome-Down but find themselves over their heads, or more correctly, on their heads, thanks to Two-Time using his reverse gravity field on them. Eventually, the Sword of Omens rescues the day by spinning and throwing Two-Time out of Dome-Down like a shot-put.

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  • In one scene we see Snarfer reading a comic book which has a picture of a Snarf dressed as a superhero on the cover, complete with an eye mask and a cape!
  • The Ecology Inspector’s spaceship and the Feliner both crash in the Mountains of the Moon, an area that has super strong gravity and requires anti-gravity boots to navigate. Yet the ThunderCats, the inspector, and his pilot move about freely without any such gear.
  • It turns out that Panthro enjoys golfing when he reveals that he would like Dome-Down to transport a Space Golf Course to Cats Lair.

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ThunderCats 1980s - Episode Guide - Season 4
Return to Thundera - Part I | Return to Thundera - Part II | Return to Thundera - Part III | Return to Thundera - Part IV | Return to Thundera - Part V | Leah | Frogman | The Heritage | Screwloose | Malcar | Helpless Laughter | Cracker's Revenge | The Mossland Monster | Ma-Mutt's Confusion | The Shadowmaster | Swan Song | The Touch of Amortus | The Zaxx Factor | Well of Doubt | The Book of Omens Tygra.png
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