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by KITTfan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real computers in Knight Rider episodes
Replies: 3
Views: 2769

Re: Real computers in Knight Rider episodes

Searched for the Randy's home computer in Soul Survivor where they found the "Orhpeus" file. Didn't find exact match but TEI Terminal Processor PT-208 from 1977 looks really close: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos.asp?t=1&c=410&st=1 Just the photo: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photo...
by KITTfan
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing battery in ERTL 1:18 Die Cast KITT
Replies: 4
Views: 1692

Re: Changing battery in ERTL 1:18 Die Cast KITT

Addition to the instructions I posted above, ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES when handling button cell batteries, or maybe even all batteries, especially if they look even slightly dodgy. Noticed today that my Hotwheels KARR scannerlight didn't work at all so opened the battery compartment and this is wh...
by KITTfan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hollywood Rides Diecast Metal Kitt on sale at Walmart toys department
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Hollywood Rides Diecast Metal Kitt on sale at Walmart toys department

These seems to be now available in Europe as well: CK-modelcars: https://ck-modelcars.de/en/jadatoys-1-24-pontiac-firebird-kitt-tv-series-knight-rider-1982-1986-black-30086/p-52229/ Modelissimo: https://ssl.kundenserver.de/modelissimo.de/Mitte.php4?SeiteAnzeigen=1&a=1&Ident=1550937947&Sprache=1&Sort...
by KITTfan
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From sci-fi to roadworthy, but how soon?
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: From sci-fi to roadworthy, but how soon?

As an industrial worker I have found that there are too often lots of faults in the automation, that I don't trust them working reliably in a car either, at least not for long. Diagnosing and repairing takes always a specialist with laptop going through the electronics, coding new parts into the sys...
by KITTfan
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hollywood Rides Diecast Metal Kitt on sale at Walmart toys department
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Re: Hollywood Rides Diecast Metal Kitt on sale at Walmart toys department

Do you mean this 1/24 Jada Toys KITT model? https://www.walmart.com/ip/Jada-Hollywood-Rides-1-24-Scale-Knight-Rider-K-I-T-T-1982-Pontiac-Firebird-with-Scanner-Lights-Diecast-Model-Car/727475874 Just noticed there's also 1/32 scale KITT: https://www.walmart.com/ip/1982-Pontiac-Firebird-Trans-Am-Black...
by KITTfan
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Knight Rider: Original Series
Topic: Malibu Wildfires - The house from Soul Survivor
Replies: 3
Views: 714

Re: Malibu Wildfires - The house from Soul Survivor

Nice to see that "our" house survived :)
That house may have been pretty new at the time they made that episode as there didn't seem to be any houses nearby. Now the area is fully built.
by KITTfan
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Collectible
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Re: Collectible

Sort of on-topic, found a Knight Rider poster I had in my room in the 80's as a kid :) It's from Finnish magazine called Seura, issue 14/1984. I was 9 years old at the time when I first got it and I remember it was really cool. Too bad it later got lost when we moved but glad I found it again now af...
by KITTfan
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Knight Rider notion comes into being.
Replies: 4
Views: 1876

Re: Another Knight Rider notion comes into being.

They should add Pac-Man and Intellivision's Auto Racing ;)
by KITTfan
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kitt as an 80's camaro
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

Re: Kitt as an 80's camaro

Back in the old days when I had the Geocities web page, used to have edited pic of 3rd gen Camaro as KITT there. When I have time, I'll have to look my backups if I could find it and post it.
by KITTfan
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Found my first videogames and computer
Replies: 2
Views: 1593

Re: Found my first videogames and computer

Just checked with e-bay and found one of those Conic pong consoles. Granted, it's a more complicated version with a light gun and is sold as sealed. Going for 129 EUR. (Translates to $160 and change.) That Q&Q King Kong has a listing for 79 EUR. (Or nearly a hundred dollars.) And nothing on the Sal...
by KITTfan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What sort of computer is in KITT?
Replies: 8
Views: 4403

Re: What sort of computer is in KITT?

In case anyone is interested, here's few pics of the Intellivision game "Auto Racing": https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1827/42733967384_93146f88f5_z.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/28563316577_8ff94e14a8_b.jpg This is the first screen what comes on after you power on the console with game car...
by KITTfan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: An interesting bit of nostalgia.
Replies: 3
Views: 1707

Re: An interesting bit of nostalgia.

Great MacGyver episodes :) MacGyver's boss, Pete Thornton (Dana Elcar) was in Knight Rider episode "Merchants of Death".
by KITTfan
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot wheels Retro Entertainment Unreleased?
Replies: 5
Views: 2189

Re: Hot wheels Retro Entertainment Unreleased?

If Mattel / Hotwheels won't do it, maybe it's worth asking Greenlight Collectibles doing it instead? Greenlight has made MacGyver modelcars in 1/64 which was surprise to me. Not sure what other merchandise there is for MacGyver franchise? https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4296/35422108343_62c76acfb8_b....
by KITTfan
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Airwolf and Street Hawk, revisited
Replies: 24
Views: 16833

Re: Airwolf and Street Hawk, revisited

Found Street Hawk toy motorbike from 1984 which I didn't even know it existed until now. Of course had to see how it looks like with 1/18 KITT. Seems the Street Hawk bike may be a bit bigger scale. Just for fun I placed small football model inside KITT's trunk to mimic S.I.D., must be tough case :P ...
by KITTfan
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knight rider slammy sammy episode tv spot error
Replies: 7
Views: 2714

Re: knight rider slammy sammy episode tv spot error

I wonder if they had any idea that Knight Rider will be a cult classic TV-show which fans will talk about and analyze to the last detail even 35 years later, would they done things differently and perhaps put better attention to details, continuity, etc. ? :)
by KITTfan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 1980's music thread :)
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Re: 1980's music thread :)

Here's one from Kitaro, famous from epic 80's tv-series "Silk Road" theme. Here's their song "Mandala" from 1981, doesn't it have sort of Knight Rider vibe from Soul Survivor, the "hypnotic" music ;) First it lures you relaxing with the beautiful intro, then suddenly start the "evil" low frequency s...
by KITTfan
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: 1980's music thread :)
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

1980's music thread :)

Let's try listing here great 80's music, pophits, synth wave, rock, whatever you like. Doesn't matter if it was in Knight Rider or not. Just to bring some activity here. Youtube links would be nice :) I'll start for example with Sandra, Maria Magdalena. Love this synth pop music :) Might've been nic...
by KITTfan
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know the name of the COMTRON Font?
Replies: 4
Views: 1483

Re: Anyone know the name of the COMTRON Font?

Commodore Amiga had Fonts library already in the 80's.
I have similar Font in my computer (PC, Win10) called Computerfont. I have forgotten though where I downloaded it.
by KITTfan
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never Did Like Devon When Series Progressed
Replies: 26
Views: 6986

Re: Never Did Like Devon When Series Progressed

Wasn't Devon originally an engineer who was the team leader for creating KITT and probably KARR as well? Engineers and humanists seems to be totally different people When Wilton Knight died, Devon sort of took his position at the Foundation. There was still higher bosses so for example Devon had to ...
by KITTfan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What have I found???
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Re: What have I found???

I believe the model in question is the ERTL Joyride 1/18 KITT model. The original version, released in 2004 had the outermost foglights in amber colour, silver base, etc. and later it was updated to have all clear foglights and black base. Here's my original 2004 KITT with small mods (amber foglight...
by KITTfan
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MBS question
Replies: 35
Views: 7694

Re: MBS question

MBS becoming true? m Plastic car headlight lenses tend to become foggy and "yellow" because of UV light, maybe something similar was happening to KARR's scanner lens? Another old plastic phenomena is old computers which originally were light beige but turn yellow in time. Apparently it can...
by KITTfan
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Found my first videogames and computer
Replies: 2
Views: 1593

Found my first videogames and computer

Recently found from my parents storage the first videogame console I ever played with, a Conic TVG 201-4. My parents bought it maybe in the late 70's and loved playing with it as a kid. It's been in cold storage at least 25 years and unfortunately batteries were still inside, rusted through, leaked ...
by KITTfan
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider: The Laserdisc!
Replies: 5
Views: 1848

Re: Knight Rider: The Laserdisc!

Cool item! Knight Rider being such a high tech show, it's been only a right thing to do to put even some episodes on the highest tech media available at the time, the Laserdisc :)
by KITTfan
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rank the Seasons
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: Rank the Seasons

Interesting topic For me it's almost the same as above. From best to weakest: 1. Season 2, lots of memorable and exciting episodes like Soul Survivor, Knightmares, etc. If hard pressed, maybe Mouth of the Snake, Return to Cadiz and Brother's Keeper are my less watched episodes. 2. Season 1, the orig...
by KITTfan
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight rider on the PS2 system -users have played that?
Replies: 12
Views: 2939

Re: Knight rider on the PS2 system -users have played that?

Here's pics of my PS2 version of the Knight Rider 2 game, front and back cover, inside the case and the purple disc. Until now I thought PS2 uses DVD discs for games but Knight Rider 2 game is in CD format. Checked out GT3 and GT4 and they are DVD discs though. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4681/24...