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"remote Kitt"

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:32 pm
by pheonix_knight
I remember reading that original 'attack Kitt' was auctioned off for charity but I dont think we've seen the 'remote Kitt' since the series started.

It should definitely make an appearance.

Question....

How expensive is it to adapt a mustang to be remote controlled and how robust are the electronics involved....

What i'm getting at is

COULD THEY SEND A REMOTE KITT UP A RAMP TO DO A LIVE ACTION TURBO BOOST?? (im not suggesting sending a shelby gt500kr up a ramp, only a lightened 'shell....' which could be maintained more cheaply...)

Re: "remote Kitt"

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:58 pm
by Stuntman Lee
They could in my opinon. I've mentioned the same idea on here before.

I don't know about costing as such, but I assume jumping a fake Mustang would be cheaper than a real one. And it would certainly look better! It worked ok in the original series.

Re: "remote Kitt"

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:26 pm
by GT500KR
maybe the just dont have the funding........like maybe in season 2 they will get better funding because tehy made it to a 2nd season

Re: "remote Kitt"

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:36 pm
by My_Friend_KITT
If they are that strapped for cash...Why not employ the technique the original series used...Do the stunts with models...We get our stunts and they save money....

Re: "remote Kitt"

Posted: Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:17 pm
by pheonix_knight
My_Friend_KITT wrote:If they are that strapped for cash...Why not employ the technique the original series used...Do the stunts with models...We get our stunts and they save money....


I thought that was 'later' seasons not S1????

I like the new show and the chemistry of MK jnr and Ki3t (IMO) IS spot on

However, I maintain that KOTP is by far a superior piece of narrative AND action than anything we've seen so far such as, talking car, auto cruise, turbo boost, ski mode, oil slick, smoke screen, AI humour and bonding with it's driver amongst other apects missing not only from the Feb pilot AND the first Ep of the Series but ALSO from the Series itself when these things should already be established.

I understand GST wanted to incorporate the 'learning' aspect and i'm not knocking that, It kinda makes sense in a way because KI2T was already 'online' way before being put into the car that became the 'Knight 2000' whereas Ki3t is new.

I AM a fan of the new show's potential, please don't get me wrong

Re: "remote Kitt"

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 12:09 am
by Glissard
I think KR08 could use one of these. If it works for V Dub, it might work for KITT.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48CsfoRihqg

Image

Re: "remote Kitt"

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:47 am
by My_Friend_KITT
Wow!So it is the VARR...Volkswagon Automated Roving Robot...I love how they had a guy sit in just in case it would go rogue :twisted:

Re: "remote Kitt"

Posted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:38 pm
by Kram061-1
i think that the models would look better also, because in conjunction with CGI, they could probably be made to look even better.