1.15 - The Topaz Connection

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1.15 - The Topaz Connection

Postby Joe Huth » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:33 pm

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Re: 1.15 - The Topaz Connection

Postby Joe Huth » Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:41 am

After Lauren's informant is shot, Michael races KITT through a parking garage to try and catch the sniper. This parking garage is actually on the front lot at Universal Studios:

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Re: 1.15 - The Topaz Connection

Postby Joe Huth » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:12 am

The airport scenes (both in LA and Vegas) take place at Brackett Airfield in Verne, CA. It's the same airport used in "White Bird" and can be identified by the unique shape of the control tower:

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Re: 1.15 - The Topaz Connection

Postby simon_a6 » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:23 pm

Joe Huth wrote:After Lauren's informant is shot, Michael races KITT through a parking garage to try and catch the sniper. This parking garage is actually on the front lot at Universal Studios:

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Hi Joe
Where is the road where KITT is driving to enter the parking lot, as I don't see it in your Bing Photo.

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Re: 1.15 - The Topaz Connection

Postby iGav » Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:17 am

This is the location of arguably one of the most famous Turbo Boosts in Knight Rider history.

The road that was cut and levelled to enable the run up for the jump is still visible in the 1989 imagery in Google Earth (the very feint line to the right of the red arrow, which also indicates the direction of the jump) where as it cannot be seen in the Historic Aerials imagery dated 1980.

I wonder if somewhere in that creek, K.I.T.T.’s plexi-turn-signal cover remains where it landed waiting to be discovered? :)

Lang Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks
34°12'45.93"N
118°49'16.09"W

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Anyhow, ‘The Topaz Connection’, Soul Survivor’ and ‘The Nineteenth Hole’… talk about killing 3 birds with 1 stone. :)


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