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by Darknight
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: J.J. Abrams can save Knight Rider
Replies: 63
Views: 51348

Re: J.J. Abrams can save Knight Rider

Boys, what does horsepower for the stock vehicle have to do with anything? The 1982 1/2 Trans Am was not the fastest car on the block by any measure. KITT was not the "worlds greatest car" because of Pontiac's Crossfire V8 in their production vehicles. We need a vehicle that conveys KITTs ...
by Darknight
Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: J.J. Abrams can save Knight Rider
Replies: 63
Views: 51348

Re: J.J. Abrams can save Knight Rider

Last pic has me wondering when WalMart began offering models and car rentals.

No offense intended of course.
by Darknight
Fri Dec 05, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ejector Seat
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

Re: Ejector Seat

Hard to tell. I assume it falls within the same category as the smoke and oil dispensers, both of which are standard fare for "spy shows." Speaking of which, I just watched "Nobody Does it Better" and noticed a definite Bond-esque vibe in parts of it, especially the musical score...
by Darknight
Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: J.J. Abrams can save Knight Rider
Replies: 63
Views: 51348

Re: J.J. Abrams can save Knight Rider

KITTs lines were unique in that they were sleek but not weak. He had angles but they were not harsh, and subtle curves that did not interfere with his overall masculine look. The asymmetrical hood bulge also had the effect of making KITT appear as a gentleman with hair parted to one side. This speci...
by Darknight
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Meet the World's Newest Knight Rider Fan!
Replies: 2
Views: 3933

Meet the World's Newest Knight Rider Fan!

This is Sarah Isabella Dillon, born yesterday at 6:28pm. She is 9 lbs and 21 inches of awesomeness. Her mom and I thank God that there were no significant complications during delivery.
by Darknight
Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider engine question
Replies: 21
Views: 7941

Re: Knight Rider engine question

The CGI turboboost sequence is painfully obscure. Frankly, it looks like the work of someone given instructions to "make something that looks impressive but is mechanically unfeasible." More specifically, there appears to be a transmission between the air intake and combustion chamber (a l...
by Darknight
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider engine question
Replies: 21
Views: 7941

Re: Knight Rider engine question

Knight2000 without a doubt. K3000 was clearly piston and crankshaft, and unless Knight Industries had developed a new material to make that type of engine, it is a severely limited form of engine. The best top fuel dragster can only hit 3,000+/- hp out of an engine that is built to last about 3-4 se...
by Darknight
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope they never make the KR movie
Replies: 32
Views: 10474

Re: I hope they never make the KR movie

I've been thinking a lot about this as well, and here are a couple points to consider. Nothing will change the KR we grew up with. If they make the movie a flop, are we going to feel any differently about the original series? I doubt it. If the movie turns out a storytelling success, more people wil...
by Darknight
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Devon's Appreciation of Michael's extra work
Replies: 1
Views: 1382

Devon's Appreciation of Michael's extra work

It has been discussed at length about Michael not getting enough vacation time, but I was thinking about this recently. From Devon's perspective, Michael seems to always have other things on his might besides getting to the next Foundation case, but does Devon appreciate the fact that Michael is oft...
by Darknight
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The board is my internet home.
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

The board is my internet home.

Been away a long time, but somehow when I get to come back it always feels like home. I'm glad there is a place like this for wandering KR loving spirits to come back to.
by Darknight
Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1982 Trans Am "Dated?"
Replies: 19
Views: 15888

Re: 1982 Trans Am "Dated?"

Knight Racer, I think you're right. As time passes I find myself no less enthralled with the KITT design than when I was a kid. If anything, I'm amazed that designers could have envisioned such a vehicle over thirty years ago. I guess that's when you know you have a classic, if it seems just as impr...
by Darknight
Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1982 Trans Am "Dated?"
Replies: 19
Views: 15888

1982 Trans Am "Dated?"

I know this has been brought up before, but I think it's worth revisiting. I have heard several people state that the '82 TA body style is dated. Yet, when I view the 2013 models on car lots, I have to think that the 82 TA would more than hold its own among these modern designs, even the more expens...
by Darknight
Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Who do you think The Client is?
Replies: 21
Views: 4731

Re: Who do you think The Client is?

I think it's pretty clear that Iran, China, Russia, Venezeula, Syria, al quaeda, Lybia, and several other countries would jump at the chance to exploit any potential leverage against the U.S. that might become available. Sensitive technological or defense information would have no lack of state or q...
by Darknight
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: BIGGEST PLOT HOLES!
Replies: 16
Views: 4720

Re: BIGGEST PLOT HOLES!

KITT had a turbine, not a turbo. The high pitched whining sound was a result of that. I was disappointed with no references to any turbine, and in fact, the lack of that technology leaves the new KITT reliant much more on an ordinary internal combustion engine. I heard the part about being partially...
by Darknight
Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Threesome and Lesbian Scene Trash
Replies: 99
Views: 38283

Re: Threesome and Lesbian Scene Trash

I think we need to look at this with some more perspective. I believe the question never was about the rating of the show. Clearly, the rating indicates that the show is no longer intended to attract children, but I think that in itself is the complaint of many fans who fell in love with the origina...
by Darknight
Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:34 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: mustang gt 0-60 similar to cobalt.
Replies: 32
Views: 10343

Re: mustang gt 0-60 similar to cobalt.

I think the way this should be analyzed is from FLAG's point of view. FLAG would want a vehicle with a low coefficient of drag and high lateral g capability. If my memory serves me correctly, I believe KITT"s COD was between .32 and .29. On the skid pad, the 3rd Gen could pull .78 Gs. Character...
by Darknight
Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: General Archive 2007
Topic: Another found KITT kiddie ride
Replies: 4
Views: 4701

Re: Another found KITT kiddie ride

There is one of these rides at KMart in South Point, OH. I'd love to have a collection of them restored to their original paint schemes.
by Darknight
Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: General Archive 2007
Topic: Should Michael & KITT still help the powerless?
Replies: 11
Views: 5442

The basic concept of the show is still sound. Movies are made all the time about individuals and their problems. Just because the venue is larger doesn't mean the conflict has to be on a larger scale. Its the power of the story that matters most--the interplay of characters that could be subject to ...
by Darknight
Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: BREAKER ONE, BREAKER ONE...
Replies: 4
Views: 2790

Ah, Lyn, I think it's Dave who should be welcoming you, as he's the real old timer here.

Good to see ya again, Dave. A lot of us don't get the chance to come around like we used to. Work, marriage, school...some of us have all three going on.
by Darknight
Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:58 pm
Forum: General Archive 2007
Topic: The Hoff & KITT reunited on America's Got Talent
Replies: 23
Views: 11268

Just saw the performance the other night. Terrific!

David is keeping KITT in the public eye. Keep your scanners peeled for more appearances!
by Darknight
Sat Jun 03, 2006 12:13 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: Hasselhoff at the Mavericks game..
Replies: 8
Views: 2288

I saw the game with Dave in it. It's a pity he's rooting for a Western Conference team (at least it isn't Phoenix!) which will get STOMPED by the Miami Heat in the Finals.

Good luck, DH, the Mavs will need it!
by Darknight
Sun Apr 16, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: Super pursuit question
Replies: 14
Views: 4410

The more I think about it, the more oddly it strikes me that anyone would increase the speed of a car by almost half to make up for a lack of structural toughness. Does that seem logical? I understand, of course, the thinking that if KITT couldn't withstand rockets and bullets he would need to dodge...
by Darknight
Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: Michael (Long) was a dirty cop?
Replies: 18
Views: 5687

Knight Racer wrote:The value of money doubles every 9 years.


Unfortunately, the value of money actually does the opposite, or divides, every decade or so because inflation, or the amount of money needed to purchase common goods, grows each year by (hopefully) a small amount.
by Darknight
Mon Jan 09, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: The Hoff sings Madonna!
Replies: 25
Views: 9871

The Hoff's fame in Germany must be some kind of universal constant, like the speed of light in a vacuum, or something. I've always thought Coca-Cola should make use of his immense status there if they want to increase their sagging sales in that country. It is also strange that the country which inv...
by Darknight
Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: best goliath appearance
Replies: 10
Views: 3077

If the question had been about the best appearance of Garthe, I'd have to go with "Goliath Returns." However, since it's about Goliath, I have to say "Goliath." The build-up to the unveiling of Goliath is well done, and seeing individual parts at a time (especially that huge grill) really whets a pe...