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by jup
Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video footage of George Barris's garage sale by Adam The Woo.
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Video footage of George Barris's garage sale by Adam The Woo.



A major hit event in Hollywood. RIP, George Barris.
by jup
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airwolf and Street Hawk, revisited
Replies: 24
Views: 12356

Re: Airwolf and Street Hawk, revisited

Reading a little further up the thread, tonight ... Airwolf in it's first x set of seasons is a pretty powerful show. Yes. The tone was darker. But, that's alright. They managed to pull a lot out of a notion of 'rogue pilot steals top secret heli and does missions in exchange of favors for lost fam...
by jup
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airwolf and Street Hawk, revisited
Replies: 24
Views: 12356

Re: Airwolf and Street Hawk, revisited

Totally agreed. Airwolf shall always remain a true classic and a wonder from the days of TV when they had to milk every penny without having too many shortcuts available to produce some amazing shows. And that show still stands up rather well to this day.
by jup
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What sort of computer is in KITT?
Replies: 8
Views: 2192

Re: What sort of computer is in KITT?

Time will tell about old companies releasing new systems. Be very weary about placing any hope into the whole lot of them. The Coleco Chameleon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chameleon_(video_game_console) - Oh, brother. Was this "Chameleon" far worse at concealing it's true nature over that of the ...
by jup
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Released?
Replies: 41
Views: 28580

Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Released?

I can dare to dream of what it might be like to totally build a scale model Kitt. Not sure how small one could go. But, I'd 3D print as much as possible. Throw in a Raspberry Pi (or some other micro chip computer) to run the thing. Drive motors and gears for forward/backward motion. A stepper motor ...
by jup
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airwolf and Street Hawk, revisited
Replies: 24
Views: 12356

Re: Airwolf and Street Hawk, revisited

Funny to think how any random person can now own a "S.I.D." (Though, nobody has placed a drone inside a football...or how that would even work.) SID was only about 30 years ahead of it's time. (Just like self driving cars.)
by jup
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider: The Fan Game
Replies: 872
Views: 353535

Re: Knight Rider: The Fan Game

While this may be very possible, I also know that MSKen has been with this idea for a very long time. He's funding it out of his own pocket and available hours. Something to this amazing degree is comparable to RockStar. They seemingly have endless wallets and endless personnel to make their limitle...
by jup
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knight rider slammy sammy episode tv spot error
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: knight rider slammy sammy episode tv spot error

I believe the answer to that one is rather simple. Making a show of this complexity on a television budget and on a time constraint probably couldn't give them the luxury of reshooting a scene when someone changed wardrobe or when that mysterious hand appeared or when the camera caught something it ...
by jup
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider: The Fan Game
Replies: 872
Views: 353535

Re: Knight Rider: The Fan Game

It comes when it comes. And every Knight Rider fan should be thankful for when it comes and not press for a release date any sooner then when it comes.
by jup
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knight rider slammy sammy episode tv spot error
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: knight rider slammy sammy episode tv spot error

Michael can change clothes via the same technology that allows Kitt to bank recorded video off of thin air, of course. It's called Smoke 'n *cough, cough...agic* Mode. And we already know that Thing from The Addams Family is a regular co-pilot. ;P But, hey...I also try to explain why in a Superman g...
by jup
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knight rider slammy sammy episode tv spot error
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: knight rider slammy sammy episode tv spot error

That's a very good point. I never replayed the show so many times to ponder all the hidden images being reflected. Even those times when "Thing" made a quick appearance to open/close the driver's side door had escaped my notice. I had only reached the awareness as to scenes when KITT had to make a q...
by jup
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's excited for READY PLAYER ONE ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Who's excited for READY PLAYER ONE ?

The other day, one of my favorite video game streamers was engaged in this game...that kind of seems anti-game. You play this "game" as a janitor. One of those crime scene janitors that has to restore a place to it's former glory. Despite it's semi-science fiction theme, this virtual job took hours....
by jup
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KNIGHT RIDER AND CADILLAC
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Re: KNIGHT RIDER AND CADILLAC

Oh...a 'supervisor'? What's the next upgrade to this going to be? A traffic citation printer inside the dash, just in case you stop watching the road a little too long? Is it going to be judging how much the atmosphere is distracting this 'supervisor', too? I think this partially nullifies the whole...
by jup
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knight rider slammy sammy episode tv spot error
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: knight rider slammy sammy episode tv spot error

It's really quite fun to find all these little odd flaws in the show. I know that editing together a show this complex, must have proved to be a challenge just a little over their heads. But, they really needed to add just a few more notes to SFX clips like what season each dash came out of. Then ag...
by jup
Wed May 02, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never Did Like Devon When Series Progressed
Replies: 26
Views: 2227

Re: Never Did Like Devon When Series Progressed

Well, I should hope so. After all, 'Michael Knight' doesn't exactly have a day job, per say. At least, the 'ATM' is within arm's reach.

Hard to remember such a momentary detail. But in the pilot, didn't Devon hand Michael a set of personalized cards. Say...driver's license, ID...credit card?
by jup
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never Did Like Devon When Series Progressed
Replies: 26
Views: 2227

Re: Never Did Like Devon When Series Progressed

Oh...like this one scene where Michael comments that sleeping in Kitt is better then a good night's motel rest. (Or something like that.) Those really got to be some comfortable seats to earn such praise.
by jup
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never Did Like Devon When Series Progressed
Replies: 26
Views: 2227

Re: Never Did Like Devon When Series Progressed

"KITT could come and go as he pleased." Not sure I follow what that means.
by jup
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Episode with the most Turbo Boosts?
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Episode with the most Turbo Boosts?

That actually makes a lot of sense. As I certainly expect that by season four, the ratings just weren't justifying the same budget as Season One would have gotten. And, who knows just how much was spent on making that SPM look a reality. They may have also been afraid of wrecking the stunt cars if t...
by jup
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Awww...how did the KR toy division not make this connection?
Replies: 0
Views: 476

Awww...how did the KR toy division not make this connection?



Seriously. This shell and internal electronics was just so begging to be mildly altered to be a perfect match. The year and theme of creation fits, too.
by jup
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who's excited for READY PLAYER ONE ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Re: Who's excited for READY PLAYER ONE ?

Just came back from the movie, in 3D, no less. So... SPOILER ALERT. Most certainly hits base with a few generations. And I bet that people will be going through the DVD frame-by-frame to see all the little nostalgic references. Though, my overall feeling is that this movie may not age too well. It d...
by jup
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider (The Original Series) in Chronological order
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Knight Rider (The Original Series) in Chronological order

There is a lot of challenge to that, for sure. First and foremost, acquiring the list of air dates will lay down the foundation. But...NBC was known to shuffle around episodes to try and draw in audience numbers. Maybe there is a hint if a 'new tech of the day' gets repeated uses. But they usually d...
by jup
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: current status of knight rider the fan game ???
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Re: current status of knight rider the fan game ???

This project is in a weird spot. The best scenario of the lot would be if Universal could 'officially' recognize that this was a fan made tribute that was totally made 'not-for-profit' and honor the ideals of Fair Use for non-profit entertainment. Things are rarely that straight forward. The next be...
by jup
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: current status of knight rider the fan game ???
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Re: current status of knight rider the fan game ???

While I still think the patch/DLC is the safer way to go, I got a better idea for sneaking by the legal catch. First off, DON'T name the game Knight Rider (anything). Be cleaver about it. KR related. And, to me, going with a suggestive title sounds better. Like call it "The Phoenix.' (Get it? As in ...
by jup
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: current status of knight rider the fan game ???
Replies: 12
Views: 1501

Re: current status of knight rider the fan game ???

I still say the wisest approach to all this is to release a generic driving game. Universal downloads the game, sees nothing at all of their material and thinks nothing more of it. Now the Knight Rider material is a side option patch that isn't directly present upon the main page. Sure. The code may...
by jup
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 3rd KR GPS Mod
Replies: 76
Views: 54374

Re: My 3rd KR GPS Mod

I made a quick Google search and came across a link to a 'free KR GPS map update'. But... the offer expired almost ten years ago and needed a registration authorization to go with it. I know site owner Neps had one of these. Alas, I've no idea if he can be reached, even via this site's internal e-ma...