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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Tue May 12, 2009 3:06 am

Slade wrote:Im like 20 minutes away from the 138 :o


Here is another scene on 138 when you have chance to go there.
It's a bridge that appeared in "Merchants of Death" and others.

GPS: 34°25'14.54"N 117°36'28.34"W

Google Street View: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 5,,0,10.23

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Slade » Tue May 12, 2009 11:37 am

Ok looking around it seems I have the Mountain pass 138 which is 20 minutes away,like right in my own backyard,as for the bridge area thats in completely diffrent direction.

LOL I think Im lost :lol:
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Tue May 12, 2009 1:39 pm

Here's a few other filming locations from "Silent Knight":

Marta's flower shop
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Corner of N Grand Ave and East Wingate St, Covina, CA:

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Some other angles of the same location:

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Thugs meet up with Nick
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North Grand Ave, Covina, CA very close to Marta's shop

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See the square yellow sign near the left of this picture below?
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Here it is, now in red!
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Fri May 15, 2009 3:59 am

Season 4, The Wrong Crowd

in the final rendezvous scene, the location where the semi parked.

Address:
a Y-shaped intersection between Hasley Canyon Rd and Del Valle Rd, Newhall, CA, United States

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 06,,0,5.42

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Re: Locations ?

Post by johnbamber » Fri May 15, 2009 10:29 am

Amazing job everyone!

There's one particular location and for some reason I just can't think of the name of it, and the episode is on the tip of my tongue as well... I remember it was in some kind of military depot with a bunch of numbered garage doors. Anything ringing any bells???


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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Fri May 15, 2009 3:26 pm

Yep, that was "Knight Strike" and "The Wrong Crowd", among others. It's been identified already earlier in this thread.

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Re: Locations ?

Post by KITTvsKARR1995 » Fri May 15, 2009 3:28 pm

Well, that road didn't get any betyter from then! :D
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Sue » Sun May 17, 2009 12:33 am

Okay, I just got back from the nana nana nana nana Batcave, Batcave. AKA Bronson Canyon.
SHADO almost didn't want to go. I had to call out AAA to talk him into it.
There were four episodes that I know of filmed there.
I'll start of with Knight and Knerd.
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Post by Sue » Sun May 17, 2009 12:37 am

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And Next on to Knight in Shining Armor
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Post by Sue » Sun May 17, 2009 12:41 am

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Post by Sue » Sun May 17, 2009 12:58 am

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Next on to the mouth of the snake.
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I'm now fairly certain that they covered over the other mouth of the cave, but I'll throw this side in for comparison. You'll see the other side coming up in Burial Ground.
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Post by Sue » Sun May 17, 2009 1:28 am

It looks like the third door to the cave was either not open yet, or was boarded up for this shot for Burial Ground.
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Post by Sue » Sun May 17, 2009 1:33 am

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Here is that opening again. Is it being covered up with bushes here or has it yet to be dug out.
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Post by Sue » Sun May 17, 2009 1:39 am

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If they were to tilt the camera up just slightly they would show you a rather spectacular view of the Hollywood Sign. Though today it was covered with some fog.
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Post by Sue » Sun May 17, 2009 1:46 am

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Phew, that was a lot... I think thats all of them.
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Sun May 17, 2009 6:10 am

Sue, these photos are just utterly phenomenal :good:

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Now here is a revisit to Los Angeles downtown. So far the location hunters
have used Google Maps (with Street View), Google Earth, and Microsoft Virtual Earth.
One of the functions of Google Earth we rarely used is '3D building,' which can be very useful
for the following location in LA downtown that Joe posted in page 13.

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Joe Huth wrote:I think I found another one last night...one of KITT's famous "driving scenes" in the city:

S. Flower St heading towards First St
Los Angeles, CA

Unfortunately, Google Street View doesn't go on that part of South Flower so this is the best I can do:

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Here are buildings 1 and 2 from a different angle:

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sun May 17, 2009 7:16 am

Looks great guys! Nice to see this thread alive and kicking again!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by stelios_z28 » Sun May 17, 2009 3:24 pm

sue i am very jealous!!!great work!!!!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Mon May 18, 2009 7:57 am

Season 3, The Ice Bandits

As mentioned in my post above, I just realized the advantage of Google Earth - 3D Buildings,
which helped me to discover this location:

Scene: Von Decker Auctioneers (diamond auction place in the beginning of the episode)

Address: Boyd St & Omar Ave, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90013

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source= ... 87,,0,7.51

[note: #5 building is the Microwave tower of Pacific Bell; a lot of new buildings emerged after 25 years,
#2 building is hiding behind another building]
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[this is an attempt to recreate the scene with 3D buildings from the cameraman's perspective]
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[and not-so-clear street view on Google Maps; I blurred the people on the street :)]
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Fri May 29, 2009 3:59 am

one_man wrote:Season 1: The Topaz Connection
Scene: "KITT, plot me a route to Las Vegas off major highways"

The desert route (where Michael phoned Devon) after this scene has been posted in page 11.
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There are two major cues to this location:
1. California Aqueduct
2. Crystalaire Country Club (this is the only 'oasis' around)

real location:
approx. 32386 Valyermo Rd, South Antelope Valley, CA
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&g ... iwloc=addr

Here is my recent visit to this location. It's not a through street, though 8)
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The straight segment before the bend on the dirt road is too short in the today's photo.
So I double checked this location on Google Earth. It turns out the precise location is a little bit off.

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The following is a zoom-out from the above scene. 1: location of my field trip photo. 2: correct location.
GPS: 34°28'47.30"N 117°52'5.86"W

p.s. this location is not far from the El Mirage Dry Lake
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Knight Rider Archive » Fri May 29, 2009 4:44 am

one_man wrote:
one_man wrote:p.s. this location is not far from the El Mirage Dry Lake


Those shots were most likely part of the material filmed by Wayne Fitzgerald intended for use in the opening titles. A really nice one along that stretch of road turns up in Dead of Knight, in Season 3:

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(A variation of this shot does turn up in the Season 2 and 3 opening titles... the image of K.I.T.T. on his monitor, as we zoom in on the car to the scanner at about 22 seconds in).

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Re: Locations ?

Post by stelios_z28 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:46 am

also same shots where used in the intro of the knight rider 2000 movie!i wish we were able to see the filming of the intro sequence in the dry lake!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:05 pm

one_man wrote:here is another filming location at San Pedro. look back to page 2 of this thread:
Knight Rider Archive wrote:I'm doing this from work so I don't have access to my photos (maybe Joe can help out here), but here are a few more locations for you:
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WHITE-LINE WARRIORS:
- The location where Michael goes to meet Ron and gets ambushed by Mace is Point Fermin Park.


Season 2, White-Line Warriors
time code: after 41:20
the location where Michael was about to be dumped over the cliff, and later KITT came to rescue.

address: near Point Fermin Park, W Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro, CA

coordinates:
33°42'21.48"N 118°17'29.33"W

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q ... 2866555044

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the red box indicates where the scene took place; this area is usually not open to the public
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Just noticed that the climax of "Goliath Returns" was filmed at Point Fermin Park as well! The scenes after Michael rescues Klaus until Goliath goes over the cliff.

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:43 pm

Found the church from "Race for Life" last night by accident - I googled "Red brick church Los Angeles" and it came up on one of the first image results!

Sacred Heart Church
2210 Sichel St.
Los Angeles, CA

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Here's the alley where KITT picks Michael and Julio up...

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See the house directly in front of KITT in the distance?
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Here it is today:
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Re: Locations ?

Post by scatpack » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:30 pm

great work people!

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