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by finalfadeout
Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: The Turbine Whine
Replies: 32
Views: 20253

The turbine sound was different in the pilot and the first few episodes it seems. You could hear some sort of spool down when kitt came to a stop, and it also sounded in general a lot more "turbine" than "whoosh"-like , as in the rest of the series. The scene where Michael pulls ...
by finalfadeout
Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:42 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: K.I.T.T.s speedo/tachometer
Replies: 12
Views: 5114

Yeah, there were quite a few instances of this happening during the show (especially SPM of course). The pilot always stood out for me though, during the test run when Michael exclaims "I'm playing chicken with a ten ton semi!" They were going something like 75, and then begin to speed up,...
by finalfadeout
Wed Jun 07, 2006 2:27 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: how did wilton know
Replies: 22
Views: 8442

I thought it was obvious that the doctor was referring to the severity of the damage to his face by saying they'd "never know what he looked like." They knew what he looked like, hell Wilton probably had a file somewhere detailing every minute of his life....The doctor wasn't being literal...
by finalfadeout
Tue May 09, 2006 3:43 pm
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: LETS SPICE THE NEW MOVIE UP
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Is this post for real? Or is it being sarcastic….I certainly hope so.
by finalfadeout
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: "Saw" actor Tobin Bell in Knight Rider?
Replies: 0
Views: 1329

"Saw" actor Tobin Bell in Knight Rider?

Knight of the Juggernaut has been playing on Sleuth the past couple days (I would love to buy the Season 4 DVD set, but I just can't after hearing all these audio issue comments), and I noticed that Mr. Elliott, the "donor" heavy that is made to look like Devon, looks suspiciously like Tob...
by finalfadeout
Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: Kitt's "Shell" came back when in season 4?
Replies: 10
Views: 5808

I think the fact that KITT was protected by a "shell" was added on later in the series as a convenient plot device by the producers....It is implied in the pilot that invulnerability is not a consequence of some external coating that can be removed, but rather that KITT is comprised entire...
by finalfadeout
Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: The most realistic scene in Knight Rider?
Replies: 20
Views: 7249

The reverse ski mode scene is not as realistic when you notice the smoke coming from the exhaust of the trucks is disappearing back into the exhaust because the scene is being played in reverse. I think most of the sequences from the pilot were well done....Turbo boosting through the truck, the spar...
by finalfadeout
Sat Nov 05, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: K.A.R.R (why did'nt they just fix him?)
Replies: 29
Views: 17110

You notice that in the Pilot Micheal Long drives a stock TransAm, and they had to build KITT quickly is why they used his TransAm because thought KARR was destroyed. I thought from the books that it wasn't the same car? Well, as for Killer KITT, I think they made it appear that KITT was now more me...
by finalfadeout
Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: Nitpicking Knight of the Phoenix
Replies: 15
Views: 7289

It seems he was there for some weeks after the bandages were removed, but I'm not sure how long he was there before that. What has always bothered me was when the doctor remarks to Wilton something like "we'd never know what he'll look like" after explaining that the bullet came out through his face...
by finalfadeout
Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: Movie Question!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2755

It kinda was disappointing they turned Starsky and Hutch into a screwball comedy....the show had its camp moments but it was otherwise quite gritty and serious-toned.
by finalfadeout
Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: RIP John Vernon aka Cameron Zachary
Replies: 6
Views: 4670

He did so many more high-profile things, but that's the first thing I thought of when I heard. Also, I had just seen him in the first episode of the Sledge Hammer! DVD a couple weeks ago.
by finalfadeout
Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:38 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Knight Rider: The motion picture
Replies: 53
Views: 29406

I think Michael Caine would be the best choice, either to play Devon or Devon's brother....out of all the actors I can think of, he looks and talks the most like him.
by finalfadeout
Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:20 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: I Finally Have Seen KITT in Real Life
Replies: 39
Views: 21279

I posted about this months ago, but I've seen that car before! It was being converted around 2003 at a gas station on hendrickson ave. in Valley Stream (my old neighborhood). The body had no paint on it and hadn't even been repainted yet when I first saw it, and the whole interior had been gutted. T...
by finalfadeout
Wed Oct 06, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: I want Knight Rider 2000 on VHS/DVD
Replies: 22
Views: 14270

Yeah, we're lucky it's even available on DVD at all.
by finalfadeout
Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:44 am
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: Where are you from? (Friendly Poll) :-)
Replies: 46
Views: 23683

I'm also in New York.
by finalfadeout
Fri Oct 01, 2004 1:25 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: How is the quality on your DVD's???
Replies: 14
Views: 8233

Knight Rider was definitely cleaned up for this release...and they obviously used the best quality prints available, though the quality is inconsistent throughout the episodes...still it's the best we've seen. However, they did not do a complete frame-by-frame restoration a la THX. There is a BIG di...
by finalfadeout
Mon Sep 20, 2004 5:08 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: movie kitt idea
Replies: 19
Views: 10917

I definitely think KITT should be a GM car...Which one is up for debate. However, one thing it has to be is black. I was thinking it could be a 2002 Trans Am, or maybe an entirely made from scratch concept like they did in Minority Report, if GM is willing to do it (probably not). Or, KITT could ret...
by finalfadeout
Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:02 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Knight Rider - why just 4 seasons?
Replies: 25
Views: 13236

Ratings indeed had dropped by the 4th season, and SPM was a gimmick for more viewers, like when the A-team underwent a format change in season 5, or when aging sitcoms introduce the 'cute kid' or the like. However, KR wasn't cancelled because of ratings alone...though lower, they were still holding ...
by finalfadeout
Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Good day at wite rock
Replies: 12
Views: 6793

You can see that at various points throughout the pilot episode too. Just before KITT escapes the impound is one.
by finalfadeout
Sat Aug 28, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: I actually liked KR2000: A comparison with two episodes
Replies: 11
Views: 7210

In the pilot, even in the same scenes, KITT's voice changes. In the part where Michael first meets him, among other scenes, his voice is quite raspy and distorted, and has a "warbling" effect that sounds similar to a rotating speaker (or Univibe). In fact, in the scene immediately after Michael esca...
by finalfadeout
Thu Aug 26, 2004 2:48 am
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: You Know You're Addicted To Knight Rider When...
Replies: 72
Views: 32156

Sometimes when I'm in a rush, be it running or driving, in my mind I think "Super Pursuit Mode!" and imagine the panel opening, the button pressing, and the sequence with all the gadgets popping out of KITT. Whether I get to my destination any faster is a matter of debate.
by finalfadeout
Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: knight rider dvd comentary
Replies: 10
Views: 6613

Those "trade secrets" are old hat by now. Even back when Knight Rider was first run, you were able to sometimes see the ramps used in Ski-mode and turbo boost shots, reverse footage, models, stunt drivers etc. And many of these techniques were already standard and well known for years before. Glen L...
by finalfadeout
Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: david hassellhoff plays micheal long in pilot
Replies: 15
Views: 9411

Guys...most of the heat between the two was mock tension for amusement and nostalgic sakes....who knows what relationship they shared and how long it had been since they last saw each other? They were both dry and sarcastic and probably making a good amount of in-jokes that only they know about. The...
by finalfadeout
Mon Aug 16, 2004 4:15 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Knight Rider 2000 VS Series
Replies: 43
Views: 28002

I agree with you, except that while it was originally envisioned to use a real Banshee for the movie, Pontiac objected, and so a Dodge Stealth was used to create a replica, but not quite, as they weren't allowed to do it exactly. I think when looking at it next to a real Banshee, you can see the cha...
by finalfadeout
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:16 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Knight Rider 2000 VS Series
Replies: 43
Views: 28002

Change is sometimes for the good, sometimes not, but in this case, I vote not. At some point you have to question whether throwing enough out from the original is enough to warrant still considering it the original (and this goes for anything, not just TV series). Scott has some good points, and I t...