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So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:23 pm
by Knight_Rider_1980
Can somebody explain to me i think he has both.What do you guys think?

Michael H
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Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:12 pm
by Victor Kros
Knight_Rider_1980 wrote:Can somebody explain to me i think he has both.What do you guys think?

Michael H
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- I would say both. We've seen both mentioned in the show throughout various episodes. How exactly they work however is another matter. I think another term for "skin" you're looking for in this context is "armor".

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Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:26 pm
by Knight_Rider_1980
Yeah i would love to see these explained.Yeah Victor i meant armor.I think when you look at it from an editing point the shield effect ie blue ripple when a bullet hits, is probally easier to do i would still love an explinantion in the show if it gets a second season.If you look at KITT when he repairs himself after his fight with KARR there is a blue tint to the effect.My guess would be he has nano shields for bullets and various other things and nano armor for damage repair.

Michael H
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Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:11 am
by PHOENIXZERO
However now we have sparks from the bullet hits (thanks MKF!) so now I would assume that the blue ring we see from the impacts is the "shield" or whatever absorbing or dissipating the energy of the bullet so it doesn't ricochet.

Anyway, that's how I'm explaining it to myself, even if it isn't totally correct. <_< >_>

Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:13 am
by Knight_Rider_1980
Of course why didn't i think of that PHOENIXZERO ur a genius the little spark on the window when a bullet hits is the window repairing its self and the window doesn't break completely because the blue ripple is disperced energy.Thats why in Exit Light, Enter Knight when KITT covers for the S.W.A.T team none of the team are killed by ricocheting bullets.It would still be good to see a load of bullets hit KITT then the blue ripple is the absorbing energy then we see the bullet fall to the ground.Even if they have to do a pricey fx shot only once to illustrate it that would be cool.

Michael H
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Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:30 am
by Knight_Rider_1980
Hey Victor iam just wondering what you or Glen thought about the show since the reboot.

Michael H
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Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:17 am
by RC-1337
That blue stuff is just for looks. Ya see, Gary Scott Thompson just REALLLLY loves shiny blue visual effects!

Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:10 pm
by Slim_Knight
If I remember right, KITT has both a nano skin and shields. I don't remember which episode it was, but Dr Graiman mentions that KITT has shields that keep him hermetically sealed against foreign agents, such as chemical or biological agents.

Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:01 pm
by KnightRiderKR
Nano Skin, the blue effect is the nanobots instantly repairing KITT when he gets hit. I wish he had energy shields then the robots could take their sweet time.

Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:27 pm
by Atlantean2005
PHOENIXZERO wrote:However now we have sparks from the bullet hits (thanks MKF!) so now I would assume that the blue ring we see from the impacts is the "shield" or whatever absorbing or dissipating the energy of the bullet so it doesn't ricochet.

Anyway, that's how I'm explaining it to myself, even if it isn't totally correct. <_< >_>


Exactly what I was thinking about at work today!! Couldn't have put it better myself!! :D :good:

Slim_Knight wrote:If I remember right, KITT has both a nano skin and shields. I don't remember which episode it was, but Dr Graiman mentions that KITT has shields that keep him hermetically sealed against foreign agents, such as chemical or biological agents.


The episode is "Knight Fever". Its the one with the nano virus Sarah's ex let loose because he wasn't happy with the way the military "handled it".

Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:16 pm
by Slim_Knight
Okay. I am going to venture that the shields do not protect from damage, just KITT from foreign substances.

Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 5:06 am
by Knight_Rider_1980
Probally from bullets and chemicals gases and things like that but to actually damage the car they wouldnt help it would be the nano armor that would repair itself.Ya gotta think if something does damage to KITT it isnt going to totally destroy him it would constantly be reapairing itself like its in a constant state of flux thats why you don't see totall annihilation of the car.Take the pilot episode when KITT picks Sarah up at the colledge when the bad dude shoots at KITT thats why the bullet doesn't go thru the cars body because the cars nano is in a constant state of flux constantly repairing itself.Think about it KITT is always shiny and always scartch free on the outside.Thats why he dosen't get damaged during turbo boosts and other stunts.Like KITT said in episode 2 when they were mid turbo boost and Mike wanted him to change back it would affect his structurel integrity probally because the nano wouldn't be able to repair itself.

Michael H
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Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:06 am
by Slim_Knight
That works. Doesn't everyone love discussing theories? :D

Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:59 pm
by Knight_Rider_1980
I think my thorey works iam glad u like it.I just wish they would explain it on the show.

Michael H
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Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:27 pm
by Mr.Marcus
The pilot film made it seem like the nanotech was a symbiotic entity that spread around the body of the car like a virus replicating. Almost like cells aggregating together to form a skin over the car. But the series made the concept much more mechanical. I prefer the series approach over the film one.

Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:30 pm
by cloudkitt
I much prefer the self-repairing skin to the shield though.

Re: So does KITT have nano skin or nano shields?

Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:32 pm
by Knight_Rider_1980
I think KITT has both they just do whats best for the story and cost wise.I like both of them.