First and foremost you are free to believe what you wish to believe but to sit there and slander me by claiming that my book, a book that is 680 pages in length is nothing more than a rehash of Legacy is absolutely unfair. I have explained several times the differences in page length alone that prove my book is its own creation with new material that has not been published before.
I have presented a superior format with superior photos, 600 or so of which you never received in Legacy. If you wish to debate the nature of the interviews with the cast that is fine. I have however worked my butt off for the last year giving YOU FANS the book YOU ASKED FOR.
I went out and meticulously found and composed 30 authentic autograph signatures to put in the book, I recreated the logos from Knight Rider, I busted my butt making, researching, and composing a vehicle stats guide to the book. I recreated Michael Scheffe's dash art for the book.
I worked night and day cleaning up EVERY IMAGE I could to make sure that every image in my book could be presented in the quality it deserves and the highest quality possible. I restored and digitially curated several well known Knight Rider press shots, posters, and so on in desperate need of repair.
I released a book in full color like YOU ASKED FOR. I created full page imagery like YOU ASKED FOR. You have the nerve to attack me because of interviews? Because my "Did You Know?" happens to be modeled off material that was given to me? Really?
If that is the extent of your gratitude, then by all means no one is forcing you to buy my book and you're welcome to "pass on it" but please do not cheapen or insult my creative approach to The Knight Rider Companion
. Do not sell my work short because you haven't experienced the book for yourself
I'm not going to lower myself to point out every single difference between The Knight Rider Companion
and Knight Rider Legacy
. The number of pages should be clear enough.
I understand you seem to believe I "stole" from Joe and let me be very clear here, I was given material that I was told belonged to Richie and I guess this isn't the case. You want to blame someone, blame him.
I had no intentions of stealing from anyone and I have made that crystal clear. How you wish to continue to view that point is your decision to make and I respect that. This matter is between Joe and I alone.
Go through my book page by page, in fact I invite you to do so. Eventually you're going to run out of pages because over half of Legacy's chapters that Joe did were purposely excluded.
As far as the grievance over trivia is concerned. Trivia and observations about the series are common knowledge, it's public domain. Debate whether my words match Joe's or not but have the respect to look deeper, don't judge a book by the cover someone else presents you.
Yes I did use the work that was given to me as a framework for constructing my book, I've never denied that and again I was working with material that I assumed was not Joe's work on Legacy. He never emailed me to inquire about the book, he never bothered to contact me in any way, shape, or form while the book was being produced neither in its original rejected format with BearManor Media or the prototype from Saugus. So if you were in my position what would you expect? I had no way of knowing if the material belonged to Joe because Joe never bothered to ask me about it.
This is not an attack on Joe, these are the facts you the public do not seem to understand.
I have updated several episodes of "trivia" that is more current and up to date than Legacy. Here's just a few examples - Chariot of Gold, Ten Wheel Trouble, Knight Strike, Fright Knight, A Good Knight's Work
There are no highlights, no commentary, no "script to screen" comparisons, no "from the novel" excerpts, and no "quotes" listed from the episodes as depicted in LEgacy. There are common placed information and cast reflections. There is no Knight Family, no After the Sunset, no Knight Rider Fanfiction, Knight Replicas, No TKR. None of these sections are in my book.
I will not cheapen the work on Knight Rider Legacy
, it's a great book if you want to read the story of Knight Rider. My book is its own format in its own direction. What Joe and Richie started is a wonderful thing and I own it just like the rest of you out there. I posted a fair and reasonable review on Amazon.com.
I'm not the bad guy here and I should not be viewed as such.
I honestly am both offended and appauled that you would accuse me of not doing my research and sit there and ridicule me for some simularities
to Legacy while neglecting to recognize the countless other original material I have generated for my
As far as interviews go, I went out and personally gathered Larson's approval and his new foreword. I went and attained new information with Robert Foster,Tom Greene, Stu Phillips, Don Peake, Michael Scheffe. I went and found material for a tribute to Edward Mulhare. I did all of this FOR YOU to give YOU the fans the most in depth coverage availible with the most up to date information availible.
I'm not attacking anyone at this point, I am defending my creative work and I have a right to do so. You can continue to make your assumptions about invading Joe's territory or whatever but please have the respect to recognize where my book differs
This book isn't about money. My father and I had to shell out 30k just to get it made in the format YOU ASKED FOR. You asked for color we gave it to you, you asked for photos, we gave that to you. We've given and given and now at this point the only thing I'm asking in return is for your respect
and if you can't give me that than I really don't know what to tell you.
I've said what I needed to say and now The Knight Rider Companion
can speak for itself.