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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:55 am

Sue wrote:Well I agree that it doesn't look like Stanford's Hoover tower. As that has a rounded roof. It's hard to imagine what else it could be. It's certainly an old building, and by the red tile roof I would guess California.
I think Cal State was used as Stanford in KR 08.
Did that shot start as a wider shot and then push in? Maybe there were other clues.


Sue, you are right. The scene began with a wider shot and the bay in the background.
There is also a church on the left of the following scene.
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Google "San Francisco church" with images leads to:
St Ignatius Church
650 Parker Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118-4267

This in turn reveals the name of the university:
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

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I also found out the university scene in KR was shot on Twin Peaks!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:USFTwinPeaks.jpg

Just realize I have a photo matching another scene in the beginning of the episode.
It's a shot from the top entrance of the famous 'Lombard Street'. In addition,
I also went to the Coit tower in this scene. It was a wonderful SF+KR tour!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Alex » Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:30 am

Good work, one_man! :D

You are the best! 8)

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Re: Locations ?

Post by stelios_z28 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:49 pm

by watching the image and colour differences between now and then..all i wish is......we could be able to see all the episodes again in HIGH DEFINITION QUALITY!!!!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:27 pm

Now the big question....any idea where the prison is located in San Francisco?

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:33 pm

Here's another from "Brother's Keeper" - Eric Fenton's Marine Yacht Sales...this was filmed at Burton Chase Park in Marina del Rey, CA (as was Lisa's photoshoot and attempted abduction):

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:55 pm

Another from "Brother's Keeper" - the parking garage where the Minotaur bomb was placed.

Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center Hotel
150 E. Angeleno
Burbank, CA 91502

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:02 pm

From "Merchants of Death" - Congressman Ebersol's Campaign office:

Corner of Lyons Ave and Atwood Blvd, Valencia, CA:

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Actually...this location is one block away from where KITT was stolen by the car thieves in the Pilot!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Sue » Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:47 pm

one_man wrote:
Sue wrote:Well I agree that it doesn't look like Stanford's Hoover tower. As that has a rounded roof. It's hard to imagine what else it could be. It's certainly an old building, and by the red tile roof I would guess California.
I think Cal State was used as Stanford in KR 08.
Did that shot start as a wider shot and then push in? Maybe there were other clues.


Sue, you are right. The scene began with a wider shot and the bay in the background.
There is also a church on the left of the following scene.


Google "San Francisco church" with images leads to:
St Ignatius Church
650 Parker Ave
San Francisco, CA 94118-4267

This in turn reveals the name of the university:
University of San Francisco
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117



Nice work! Aren't Google image searches so frustrating. I feel like I must have looked at pages of images under the term San Francisco University and couldn't spot that tower. Hidesite is 20 20 now though :P
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:40 am

Joe Huth wrote:Season 2, "Custom KITT". Nora Rayburn steals KITT and takes him to a warehouse:

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Location: Intersection of Chandler Blvd and Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA

Notice the M&M Hardwood building in the background of the second picture above? Here it is today:

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And the warehouse where the stolen cars were stored? Torn down:

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Over a year later, and I've found the location where Michael breaks into Suzanne Weston's warehouse and then captures Carrie on the motorcycle. If only Michael knew how close he was to the real location of the hidden cars!!

These scenes all take place on Chandler Blvd/Vineland Ave and Blakeslee Ave in North Hollywood:

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Entering warehouse:
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where KITT hid until Michael called him (buildings now torn down):
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Carrie riding the motorcycle, and later, KITT coming to stop Carrie:
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Carrie turning onto Blakeslee:
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Michael coming out of the warehouse, running down a small alley between buildings and catching Carrie:
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Another one scratched off the list!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by stelios_z28 » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:52 am

excellent job guys!!i have a task for you!can anyone find the spot where kitt was pushed by the bulldozer in the episode big iron??

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Alex » Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:37 am

Joe,
Good work! You are the best. :good:

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:08 am

Well, I found Rita's apartment building from "Goliath", but it looks nothing like it did back in 1983.

You can see in the screenshots below that the building is the Casino Center Apartments, phone number 384-3134, and the address number is 414:

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Well, the name of the apartment building and the phone number are still the same, but here's what it looks like today:

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414 South 1st St
Las Vegas, NV

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Sun Sep 20, 2009 7:31 am

Another one....from "A Knight in Shining Armor"...the location where Stone picks up Katherine.

This is another one of those situations where the real location is mentioned in the episode...

Stone says he'll pick Katherine up at "Aberdeen and Vermont"...located in Los Angeles!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:15 am

These two locations on the Pacific Coast Highway were posted back in page 10:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11725&start=225#p146223

I've always dreamed of driving on the pacific coast highway (SR-1) since I watched KR a long time ago.
Here are photos of my trips back in June.

Season 4, Knight Racer
coordinates: 34°19'16.36"N, 119°22'36.01"W

KR-scene:
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today:
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Season 4, Out of the Woods
coordinates: 34°20'12.65"N, 119°24'32.15"W

KR-scene (bird's eye view)
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KR-scene:
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:24 am

Nice to see this thread alive again! I have been working on a HUGE location that I'm about 50% done with...will post when it's all finished!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:28 pm

This isn't the big location I've been working on, but I've found the jewelry store from the beginning of "The Ice Bandits":

Corner of Omar St and Boyd St, Los Angeles, CA
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Bikers turning right on to San Pedro Ave from Boyd St:
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Bikers heading into aquaduct:

Turning under the 6th St bridge from Santa Fe Ave:
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Re: Locations ?

Post by krrdr2010 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:46 pm

This is Absolutely COOL!!! I've always wondered where some of the locations were :good: :good: :dash4:

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Re: Locations ?

Post by KITTfan » Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:39 am

Joe Huth wrote:Bikers heading into aquaduct:

Turning under the 6th St bridge from Santa Fe Ave:
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Cool find! I wonder if this is the same location or area from Just My Bill when KITT, Michael and Maggie chases the bad guy from the congress hall parking lot to the area which looks like it's under a bridge like this. Some other episode had similar place too in a chase scene but don't remember it right now. This kind of location was also used in Street Hawk episode.

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:44 pm

KITTfan wrote:
Joe Huth wrote:Bikers heading into aquaduct:

Turning under the 6th St bridge from Santa Fe Ave:
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Cool find! I wonder if this is the same location or area from Just My Bill when KITT, Michael and Maggie chases the bad guy from the congress hall parking lot to the area which looks like it's under a bridge like this. Some other episode had similar place too in a chase scene but don't remember it right now. This kind of location was also used in Street Hawk episode.


Exactly what I was thinking! I will have to go back to "Just My Bill" and check it out!

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Post by Slade » Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:19 am

Ah I remember that StreetHawk episode,it was the one with George Clooney in it :) good times :D
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Post by one_man » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:31 pm

Slade wrote:Ah I remember that StreetHawk episode,it was the one with George Clooney in it :) good times :D


check out this interesting video:
Street hawk vs Knight Rider the Chase
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXAh8sACK2Y
(fast forward to the part after 2:10)

and 1:54 in this video:
Street Hawk vs Knight Rider Deathmatch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fzrd3Q44 ... re=related
definitely the same entrance to the aqueduct
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Post by Slade » Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:36 pm

Epic :D
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Re: Locations ?

Post by FLAGCEO » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:07 pm

Joe Huth wrote:This isn't the big location I've been working on, but I've found the jewelry store from the beginning of "The Ice Bandits":

Bikers heading into aquaduct:

Turning under the 6th St bridge from Santa Fe Ave:
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Joe, looking at the Santa Fe Ave pics, the new KR08 also filmed much of Knight in the City in that area. I found most of those locations (including where KI3T does a sideways turbo boost) in the Filming Locations Thread http://knightrideronline.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1047&t=12358&start=25#p179967

I hope the KR08 crew had some idea of the fact that they were filming on the same streets at TOS.
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Joe Huth » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:17 pm

Last night I found John's apartment from "KITT vs KARR":

Intersection of Ocean Ave and 12th St, Seal Beach, CA:

Unfortunately, John's apartment has been torn down and a new building is being constructed:

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but check out this comparison...ironically, in 1984, a Camaro is parked across the street. In Google Streetview, there's a Firebird!

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See the building in the background of this shot?
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It's still there today:
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Lost Knight » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:26 pm

It looks to be in the exact same spot, too! Nice work. :kittside:
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