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by Starship
Fri Dec 12, 2008 11:30 pm
Forum: General Archive 2009
Topic: The Knight Rider 2008 Constructive Criticism Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 42740

Re: The Knight Rider 2008 Constructive Criticism Thread

Some people say that this show needs to stand on it's own; that you can't keep comparing it to the original series. But we must remember, the name of this show is "Knight Rider." It can't be a carbon copy of the original series, but there must be strong ties, otherwise, you might as well c...
by Starship
Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: THE CAR OF THE FUTURE
Replies: 14
Views: 3966

Re: THE CAR OF THE FUTURE

I like the show so far. I've watched the pilot and the three regular episodes. However, I gotta say that I like the original Trans Am more than the Mustang. And no, it has nothing to do with it being a Ford (I own a Ford) or anything like that. It's just the styling of the car, and really, it has le...
by Starship
Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Knight In Shining Armor? One Word: Terrible
Replies: 77
Views: 33925

Re: Knight In Shining Armor? One Word: Terrible

Well, so far, I like it. Yes, I do have some minor complaints. My main issue is with the "nanotechnology" transformations. I realize that any show like this requires some suspension of disbelief, but to me, these transformations just take it too far. As far as I can tell, the show takes pl...
by Starship
Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Two Thousand / Three Thousand Comparison
Replies: 5
Views: 2991

Re: Two Thousand / Three Thousand Comparison

How can they say that the original KITT didn't have an in-dash audio-video system? What were those screens to the right of the main gauges? And how about 360 degree video survailance? I distinctly remember Michael Knight, using the in-dash monitors, being able to watch an unscrupulious gas station a...
by Starship
Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: General Archive 2007
Topic: Gull-Wing Steering Wheel Illegal?
Replies: 11
Views: 7273

if your care came with an optional airbag and you removed it dont tell your insurance company unless you want your insurance to go sky high!! it is illegal to remove safety equipment from the car if it came from the factory. thats federal law. my advice, tell no one that you did this. or they will ...
by Starship
Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:01 am
Forum: General Archive 2007
Topic: Has anybody got a ticket with their Replica?
Replies: 12
Views: 5177

It's just that, in someone's rear view mirror, a scanner can look like an emergency vehicle. That's one reason it's illegal. And another might be because it could be distracting to other drivers.
by Starship
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: General Archive 2007
Topic: Has anybody got a ticket with their Replica?
Replies: 12
Views: 5177

I actually had the opposite happen to me! Now, I don't have a true replica -- I have a 2002 Ford Escort ZX2 with many Knight Rider style cues inside and out (wrap around dash, overhead consoles, nav screen, center console with a functioning 5.25" floppy drive, front mounted scanner, etc.). But ...
by Starship
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: General Archive 2007
Topic: Gull-Wing Steering Wheel Illegal?
Replies: 11
Views: 7273

I think that Firebirds and Camaros started coming equipped with driver side airbags around 1991 or so. As for the scanner, I guess it depends on where you live, but I know here in Florida, even a yellow scanner (which I have) would be illegal to use while driving. It's not just the color -- it's the...
by Starship
Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: General Archive 2007
Topic: scanner schematic question
Replies: 3
Views: 5466

When Knight Rider first aired and I wanted to make a scanner for my car, I came up with an idea: A motor spinning a contact that would touch a sequence of contacts in a circle. I only used seven lights, and if you number the lights, I had 12 contacts in the circle, numbered 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-6-5-4-3-2. ...
by Starship
Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: General Archive 2007
Topic: Knight Rider 2000....ugh
Replies: 28
Views: 14803

I only saw this TV movie once, when it originally aired in May of 1991. I remember thinking it was okay, though I would've liked to have seen more of the dash of the KI4000. However, I remember thinking that the mind-probe they were using was very far fetched. It was only supposed to take place 9 ye...
by Starship
Wed Nov 01, 2006 2:26 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: The "butterfly" style steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 10768

That's great! I love it! Did you design the electronics on those digital gauges yourself, or did you adapt them from something else? If they're from something else, what did you use? And is that a Compu-Cruise in the center console? Also, what does the keyboard on the overhead console do? I always l...
by Starship
Sun Oct 29, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: The "butterfly" style steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 10768

That's one of my concerns -- the driver's side airbag. I have a 2002 Ford Escort ZX2. I have modified its interior to be similar to KITT's, though it's certainly not an exact copy. If I ever decided to do a butterfly steering wheel, I'd probably just cut and modify the existing, air-bag equipped ste...
by Starship
Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:16 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: The "butterfly" style steering wheel
Replies: 13
Views: 10768

The "butterfly" style steering wheel

I like the way the butterfly/airplane yolk-style steering wheel looks, but I've always been reluctant to make this modification to any of my cars because I'm concerned about losing control of the car in an emergency. I could imagine trying to do a quick lane change, and then reaching for a part of t...
by Starship
Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: Michael Knight's Watch
Replies: 31
Views: 24663

That Armitron watch looks like the one I have, but it looks like it's upside down inside the package in that picture. As for the walkie-talkie watches, I have one of those too! They sold them at WalMart for a little while, and I got one back then. In my car, I wired the alarm to an FRS walkie talkie...
by Starship
Sat Sep 09, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: The Turbine Whine
Replies: 32
Views: 17818

For my car, I recorded a jet-type sound on an infinite-loop answering machine tape. It's a full-size cassette that can be played in an ordinary tape player. I mounted a small WalkMan-type tape player in the car and wired it to a small amp that goes to an outside speaker. The tape player and amp are ...
by Starship
Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: A brief look at Car movies
Replies: 21
Views: 7764

The design of any new KITT could go one of several ways. The original Trans Am is still a sleek, modern looking car, so they could just use the design, but maybe dress it up a bit with some side scoups and/or a spoiler. Or, they could go to a 4th gen Trans Am, though that may not work well because i...
by Starship
Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: 4th gen Knight Rider Dashboard
Replies: 26
Views: 15708

oh yeah I remeber you posting your pics somewhere before, there awesome Thanks! Yeah, I posted some pictures before, but since then, I added the navigation system. When redesigining that panel to accomodate the nav, I kept thinking of KnightDriver's concept dash. One of these days, I'll get off my ...
by Starship
Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:01 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: 4th gen Knight Rider Dashboard
Replies: 26
Views: 15708

I remember seeing KnightDriver's pictures a while back, and I must admit that they are, at least in part, inspiration for this: http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/390000-390999/390119_52_full.jpg http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/390000-390999/390119_54_full.jpg The re...
by Starship
Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: 4th gen Knight Rider Dashboard
Replies: 26
Views: 15708

We really should avoid drama and put-downs here. It's bad enough to see those Mustang, LS1, and other muscle car forums whose members put down anything where someone spent money for something other than a "performance modification." To me, KITT had and still has the most advanced, fantasti...
by Starship
Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: Michael Knight's Watch
Replies: 31
Views: 24663

I found it! However, I don't have a digital camera, so it'll be a little while before I can post a picture. It's by Armatron. I didn't see a model number. It just says radio alarm chronograph. It wasn't expensive when I got it -- maybe around $20 or so. I had the foresight to take the battery out of...
by Starship
Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:58 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: Michael Knight's Watch
Replies: 31
Views: 24663

It's a digital watch with a built-in AM radio! I had a watch that looked very similar to that, though not exactly like it. It wasn't supposed to be a Knight Rider prop; it was just a digital watch with an AM radio. Come to think of it, I got it around the summer of 1982, right before Knight Rider fi...
by Starship
Thu May 18, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: HOFF's Opinion of Dodge Stealth Knight 4000?
Replies: 23
Views: 9701

Dodge Stealth? I thought it was based on the Pontiac Banshee concept car, but I admit I had a hard time figuring out what it was when I saw it.
by Starship
Wed May 17, 2006 4:11 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: Kitt at 500 MPH!!!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5426

Ahhh! Does that bring back memories! I remember that episode when I first saw it way back when I was in college. The whole ramjet scene was one that stuck with me -- not realizing how improbable it would be to be able to "rig up a ramjet." I even remember KITT saying something like "A...
by Starship
Mon May 01, 2006 2:42 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: KITT vs KARR
Replies: 18
Views: 10421

I find this thread interesting. While I don't remember enough about the series to know the titles of all the shows, I do remember watching this episode. And when the big climax came and KARR exploded, I was like, "Huh? What happened?" I was glad KITT made it through, but I couldn't help wo...
by Starship
Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: Question about Knight Rider TV series
Replies: 10
Views: 3207

That almost makes it sound like the old Speed Racer cartoon. In a way, the Mach 5 was kind of a precursor to KITT! It was a sports car with ahead-of-its-time technology that was used for fighting crime. Remember the mechanical homing pigeon? I guess that was before cel phones!