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by Miked
Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: A Question On The Turbo Boost System
Replies: 4
Views: 2545

As for the jumping: I'm not sure what episode you refer to. Any more details? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The jumping was done with real flying cars in the first season, and then later they used miniature cars & trucks for much of the stu...
by Miked
Thu Nov 06, 2003 1:17 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Turbo Boost - Lets build it into a TA, no really...
Replies: 21
Views: 12330

Yeah. Definitely an "end-all-excuse." But even a seatbelt won't do enough. A real jump harness basically hangs your ribcage from the ceiling rollbar, on stiff bungee cords. It's different from the usual 4-point harness that racecar drivers wear. One of those newer "HANS" devices for the neck probabl...
by Miked
Tue Nov 04, 2003 1:35 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Who thinks KR is ridiculous?
Replies: 19
Views: 12680

I can't get too into the A-team, because I never loved it as a kid.

They shot at stuff all day, and never hit anything. Boring. As a 7-year-old, I knew that was hard to swallow. Somehow, KITT was easier to suspend my disbelief over.
by Miked
Mon Nov 03, 2003 3:05 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: What if you could change an episode of Knight Rider?
Replies: 44
Views: 23367

It's not quite a "correction," but . . . Here'e my idea for an epic, overkill, 5-season opener: ----------------------------------------------------------------- Michael has left the foundation at the end of season 4, KITT has a dorky new driver he hates, blah, blah, blah . . . Garth Knight comes ba...
by Miked
Mon Nov 03, 2003 2:53 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Who thinks KR is ridiculous?
Replies: 19
Views: 12680

I think KR is definitely a rediculous show. That's why I love it so much. Doing a show about a supercar with a personality, and a "lone crusader" cowboy of a driver? What made it so much fun as a kid, was the fact that they dared to make it so dramatic & straight-faced. -------------------------...
by Miked
Mon Nov 03, 2003 2:29 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Turbo Boost - Lets build it into a TA, no really...
Replies: 21
Views: 12330

(This is a fun debate. But if I'm taking all the fun out of it when I try to shoot-down some ideas, just let me know. I'll shut up!) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unless Michael Knight wants to wear a stuntman's "jump harness," the big landin...
by Miked
Thu Oct 30, 2003 3:47 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Turbo Boost - Lets build it into a TA, no really...
Replies: 21
Views: 12330

I think there's a simpler solution. ---------------------------------- Look at a Harrier jet, or a hovercraft. They had to build the whole object around the idea, just to make it hover. "Sustained flight is not my strength!" Continually holding it up is probably out of the question. But to briefly l...
by Miked
Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:34 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Is Knight Rider badly produced TV show?
Replies: 28
Views: 21973

Part of the credit for spreading musical diversity goes to the internet. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ I went to high school in the mid-1990s, and the internet as we know it today just wasn't there. Yeah, it existed. But people didn't have it in...
by Miked
Sat Oct 25, 2003 12:26 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Kitt jumping over the General Lee?
Replies: 10
Views: 11679

. Actually, the "Dukes" was made from 1979 to 1985. It just had a much older "vibe" to it. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The "Dukes" most popular years were 1980-82. Their big success may have played a role in KR's creation. ERTL sold a boatlo...
by Miked
Thu Oct 16, 2003 6:49 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: 1982 or 2003
Replies: 15
Views: 8575

I vote the old one.

The new (93-02) F-bodies are too stylized. They look like caricatures of themselves.
by Miked
Thu Oct 16, 2003 6:42 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Kitt jumping over the General Lee?
Replies: 10
Views: 11679

The Dukes did indeed run a black remote-controlled car off the road. It was a 1970s police-car-type Mopar 4-door sedan. Later, the bad guys turn the General Lee into a remote-controlled car to replace the car the Dukes totalled. It wasn't the kind of direct swipe at KR, that KR was prone to doing to...
by Miked
Mon Oct 13, 2003 6:43 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Is Knight Rider badly produced TV show?
Replies: 28
Views: 21973

People are quick to forget that it was TV . It was not a film. TV at the time was much cheaper than our modern TV, and light-years behind modern film. It's like trying to argue that the 1960s "Star Trek" shows were crappy compared to the 1970s "Star Wars" movies. They were separated by ten years &am...
by Miked
Wed Oct 08, 2003 8:32 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Knight Rider Movie
Replies: 103
Views: 51198

There was no indication that Michael's T/A was "used" to make KITT.

KITT must have been a long project, and it didn't seem to utilize assembly-line parts, etc.

Michael's T/A was undoubtedly just product-placement.
by Miked
Thu Oct 02, 2003 1:34 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: dukes of hzzard meets kitt the movie
Replies: 29
Views: 14854

Hmm. . .
Could be.

More likely:
My 1969 Charger project car has probably impaired my judgement at this point.
by Miked
Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:24 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: dukes of hzzard meets kitt the movie
Replies: 29
Views: 14854

I still say the General Lee is no joke. ----------------------- An industrial building crane obeys laws of physics. Yoda doesn't. The most Yoda was ever shown lifting was an X-wing outta the mud. So if I get a crane that can lift more than the weight of an X-wing, does that mean the crane is more po...
by Miked
Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:44 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Knight Rider Movie
Replies: 103
Views: 51198

You'd think Glen Larson would eventually sell the rights, with enough money on the table. Who knows? I guess a major unknown factor is the opening-weekend grosses they get out of "Starsky." If it's a hit, it might tip the financing scales in Larson's favor. Or vice versa. ---------------------------...
by Miked
Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:20 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Biggest turbo boost
Replies: 71
Views: 35764

(Howdy, Mr. Gill! I was in Covington in June!) A VW chassis? I thought there were some jump shots that looked like a fiberglass-shell on a dune buggy! That explains that. Using it must have been a real mess. I can't imagine how you'd get a buggy-chassis to fly correctly. Much less vehicle weight, a...
by Miked
Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:45 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: dukes of hzzard meets kitt the movie
Replies: 29
Views: 14854

Ahh, touche.
The General Lee didn't have any lava-resistant capabilities. The most it ever did was drive through some heavy forest fires.
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But in a car-to-car duel, exactly how would lava come into play?
by Miked
Wed Sep 17, 2003 6:27 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Knight Rider Movie
Replies: 103
Views: 51198

Wanna know about the original SPM ideas?
Go to this page (I'm not sure how to link it):

http//:members.fortunecity.com/knightriders/articles/spm1.htm
by Miked
Wed Sep 17, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Biggest turbo boost
Replies: 71
Views: 35764

By the way guys, here's some car-jumping info straight from Jack Gill & the "Dukes" stuntmen: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The nosedives are actually kind of good, from a stuntman's perspective. When the car is jumped that big, hitting squ...
by Miked
Wed Sep 17, 2003 2:22 am
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: kitt vs other cars
Replies: 131
Views: 45142

(Didn't I already post this before? I swear some of my posts are missing.) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I vote that Christine would be the eventual winner in a death-match of all the hollywood cars. I mean, in the end of the movie, they crush...
by Miked
Wed Sep 17, 2003 1:43 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: dukes of hzzard meets kitt the movie
Replies: 29
Views: 14854

I still think you're selling the General Lee a bit short. Yes, it was supposed to be just a Dodge Charger. But in Hazzard, cars, and especially the General, take on major-league unnatural abilities. The General Lee has rolled over, without a scratch. It has rammed-through other cars at full speed. I...
by Miked
Tue Sep 16, 2003 12:32 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: dukes of hzzard meets kitt the movie
Replies: 29
Views: 14854

It's a tough call who'd win that one. ------------------------------------------------ I know everybody says KITT would win. People say "He'd smash a stock Charger to bits!" But . . . I must point out that the General Lee could land nose-down from 30 feet up, and not get a scratch. Whatever it was, ...
by Miked
Mon Sep 15, 2003 3:22 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: KITT vs a tank/
Replies: 41
Views: 19881

I dunno.
KITT is probably too tough to take actual damage from bashing into a tank, yes.

But, he's also probably not heavy enough to wreck the tank, either.

I call this is a rare case of a draw, assuming the tank isn't shooting.
by Miked
Sun Sep 14, 2003 5:12 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Knight Rider Movie
Replies: 103
Views: 51198

I think it's possible that they'd just literally re-make somehting like the pilot episode, and start from scratch.
How many 9-year-olds know the old series very well?