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by Kirin
Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Best Scene in the new KR Film!
Replies: 9
Views: 4065

Re: Best Scene in the new KR Film!

That was a great scene because it captured the awe and amazement of a person in the KR universe to a Knight Industries vehcile speeding by. The car is not taken for granted as simply another Ford, but rather something incredibly special. We get to be that trucker and live as a person in that univers...
by Kirin
Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: General Archive 2007
Topic: Knight License Plate For The New Series
Replies: 17
Views: 12228

Re: Knight License Plate For The New Series

It has always made me wonder that why in the world of Knight Rider did know one know who Wilton Knight was? If he was one of the richest men around, wouldn't having a plate that read "KNIGHT" be like having one that read "GATES", "TRUMP", or "FORBES"? Yet in t...
by Kirin
Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: NBC Airs 15 second teaser
Replies: 92
Views: 38330

Re: NBC Airs 15 second teaser

I don't know why they used an old fashioned gage dash board for a version of KITT 25 years removed from the original. If they actually go with that dash, my only guess to their reasoning would be that they may think that today's teenagers would think a tricked out super fancy digital dashboard too c...
by Kirin
Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Plot Hole: M. Long's T/A vs. KARR
Replies: 25
Views: 11342

Re: Plot Hole: M. Long's T/A vs. KARR

The real world problem here is that the writers just didn't care or simply paid very little attention to the series continuity. Things were regularly forgotten about in the next weeks episode, there were no season long story arcs in most of the action-adventure shows of the 80s. I believe the origin...
by Kirin
Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Why does Knight Rider get so many chances?
Replies: 56
Views: 19019

Re: Why does Knight Rider get so many chances?

Don't forget the Highlander franchise guys, it's come back from the dead many times with an endless supply of crappy sequels. For KR, I believe it is because the formula for Knight Rider , a man and a cool car, is very simple and works easily with many ages. People that are 60 can become enthralled ...
by Kirin
Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: General Archive 2007
Topic: Was KITT supposed to be Michael Long's refitted car?
Replies: 2
Views: 5508

Was KITT supposed to be Michael Long's refitted car?

Hi. I am sure this topic has been discussed before, but I would like to bring it up again and gain everyone's perspective on this. In the Pilot episode, police officer Michael Long drives a black Pontiac Trans Am, then later the car the newly christined Michael Knight gets is a black Pontiac Trans A...
by Kirin
Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: Do you think Michael Long was a ladies man?
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

Do you think Michael Long was a ladies man?

Michael Knight, with the new handsome face he recieved from Wilton Knight is a known stud on the series. But what about Michael Long? The actor who played Michael Long had curly hair, but he didn't seem as outrageously handsome as David Hasselhoff. So it always makes me wonder if Long/Knight took fu...
by Kirin
Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: General Archive 2006
Topic: Michael Knight's fist fights
Replies: 12
Views: 3963

The physical fights in Knight Rider, whether old fashion fist brawls or the often made up karate, were absolutely HILARIOUS. It was some of the best unintentional comedy in the history of televsion. My favorite was Hasselhoff's round house kick or that jumping high kick he did. What if you saw someo...
by Kirin
Mon Feb 28, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: GLEN A. LARSON vs. STEPHEN J. CANNELL
Replies: 12
Views: 5009

^Stephen J. Cannell is a prolific writer/producer and author. Cannell co-created The Rockford Files in the 70s as well as Barretta. In the 80s he created or co-created The A-Team, Hardcastle & McCormick, The Greatest American Hero, Wiseguy, Hunter, Riptide, and 21 Jumpstreet. In the 90s he creat...
by Kirin
Sun Feb 27, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: GLEN A. LARSON vs. STEPHEN J. CANNELL
Replies: 12
Views: 5009

Re: GLEN A. LARSON vs. STEPHEN J. CANNELL

HI EVERYONE, I JUST WANTED AN OPINION OF SOME FOLKS, WHO WAS THE BETTER TELEVISION PRODUCER/CREATOR GLEN A. LARSON OR STEPHEN J. CANNELL. EVEN THOUGH I AM A MAJOR KNIGHT RIDER FAN, I THINK THAT STEPHEN J. CANNELL HAD THE BETTER SHOWS. GLEN LARSON'S SHOWS WERE BASED REALLY MORE ON FANTASY BUT SOMEWH...
by Kirin
Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:07 pm
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: What annoys you about Knight Rider?
Replies: 142
Views: 48224

I don't know, I always liked these things that people find "annoying" in Knight Rider. It all added to the unintentional hilarity of the whole show.

:)
by Kirin
Sun May 02, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Knight of the Phoenix - Silly Moments
Replies: 14
Views: 12206

I never liked the scene where the truckers wanted to beat up on Michael and then he tells them he's "heavily trained in martial arts". Then they do a total cop out and don't show any fighting, but instead just have shots of the bad guys thrown around and out of the bar with some karate "ha!" shouts ...
by Kirin
Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:06 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Dukes of Hazzard on DVD
Replies: 20
Views: 10635

^Well to me, swamps or urban, the car stunts on DoH seemed pretty real most of the time. KR's car stunts nearly always came across as phony, with model cars used a little too much.
by Kirin
Tue Mar 09, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Dukes of Hazzard on DVD
Replies: 20
Views: 10635

What is DoH about? Well it was another car themed show from the 80's, aired on CBS, it came out before KR and during the early and mid 80's it was KR's chief rival. This is another one of those shows from the 80's that will bring a nostalgic smile to the face of any Gen Xer born in the 1970's. It w...
by Kirin
Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Do you remember when KR was on in the 80's?
Replies: 18
Views: 8830

Do you remember when KR was on in the 80's?

I'm just wondering how many people here actually remember when Knight Rider was originally on NBC back in the 80's during it's 1982 to 1986 run? I was looking through people's ages here, and I feel like such an old man by seeing the ages and birth years of some of the kids around here. Kids born in ...
by Kirin
Sat Dec 27, 2003 5:53 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Let's Talk about April
Replies: 11
Views: 16468

Even without it being explained here, I kind of suspected what went on behind the scenes just by looking at Patrcia McPherson and Rebbeca Holden. Rebbeca Holden clearly has more of a "hot babe" factor to her, and that's why I figured NBC had her come in and replace McPherson. I mean the 2nd season c...
by Kirin
Sat Dec 27, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Michael Longs body
Replies: 17
Views: 22484

It's bad continuity, basically. There's no real way to explain it. KI Definately. This is all just terrible continuity. In the pilot episode, there isn't even a mention of a Cameron Zachary or him ordering a hit on Michael Long. Tanya killed him out in the desert just to cover her own rear end. Whe...
by Kirin
Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:17 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Michael's Jacket
Replies: 21
Views: 8263

Wearing a black leather jacket in the California heat driving, a black car. Well make your own assumptions. Lets hope KITT had AC. I always wondered why he wore a black leather jacket in sunny California, where the heat can get in the high 70s, 80s, 90s and sometimes even worse. Hell most of the ti...
by Kirin
Mon Oct 06, 2003 8:10 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Where did Michael Knight live?
Replies: 21
Views: 18610

I always assumed he lived in the mansion with Devon.


Bonnie and RC3 probably lived in the mansion too.
by Kirin
Sat Aug 30, 2003 2:59 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: "One woman can make a difference."
Replies: 14
Views: 6505

Some good choices there folks. Now here's mine... Don't laugh... Faye Grant For those that don't know, she's been in various TV roles such as Julie Parrish in V, a guest spot in an Incerdible Hulk episode called 'Slaves' and various movie roles. As for the character, I'd have called her Sarah Knigh...
by Kirin
Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:44 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Thoughts on a KR movie....
Replies: 74
Views: 27628

Knight Rider was a youth oriented show.

That sounds better then saying it was a "children's show" or "kiddie show".
by Kirin
Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:49 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: The Michael Knight Question.
Replies: 39
Views: 15656

My problem with the Michael Knight charecter wasn't so much the 80's-ness of him, or even the....errr...controverisal acting of David Hassellhoff. My problem is, like tkr9 said, he's a bit prepackaged. I know that behind that party boy facade lay an intellegent and seasoned crimefighter, but the on...
by Kirin
Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:37 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: The Michael Knight Question.
Replies: 39
Views: 15656

you can't love the series unless you like david hasselhoff. he's a very big part of the show, and i dont consider anyone a true fan unless they can embrace all parts of the show for what it is. Hmmm... that's an interesting concept. I think I understand what you're saying and completely agree with ...
by Kirin
Wed Aug 20, 2003 5:20 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: The Michael Knight Question.
Replies: 39
Views: 15656

I was talking to a guy at work this morning about this topic and he put it rather well I thought. Back in the 80’s the leather jacket, the big cowboy belt buckle; the open shirt…was all very cool. People watching it these days for the first time would have a different perspective becaus...