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Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:22 pm
by KnightCrusader99
I was watching Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home the other night (the one with the whales and them going back to 1986)... and it looks like Captain Kirk took a tour of the FLAG semi:

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Background look familiar?

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I know they liked to reuse props, but Knight Rider is Universal and Star Trek is Paramount... but they share props between companies and studios?

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:51 pm
by ws6air
Now this is a awesome find.... man that is awesome. You know your shows and that to me is a very cool find. AWESOME! :good:

Marc

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:58 am
by Victor Kros
Very nice find. I would say the simularities are too numerous to debate its the same computer.

Thanks for sharing.

=VK=
:dash:

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:08 am
by Sky_Blue_Civic
It's similar, but I don't see why it couldn't be inspired by Star Trek...

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:31 am
by Victor Kros
Scheffe says on page 34 of The Knight Rider Companion that many of the props used in Knight Rider were rented from a rental house called "Modern Props". I'd say there's no reason why Paramount couldn't do the same.

This was in response to Scheffe stating he was not involved with the design of the F.L.A.G. semi.

=VK=
:dash:

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 4:50 am
by KITTfan
I saw that computer in V -series also, don't remember which one of the series it was though.

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:22 am
by Knight Racer
Speaking of props being reused,

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this was from an episode of seaquest.Looks like kitt was a stand in on other shows.

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:22 am
by jimknight
just watching Knight to Knigs pawn and noticed this as KARR transformed back into the mustang

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Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 3:30 am
by Kaine
no way!!! this is awesome!

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:25 am
by Victor Kros
Yeah I noticed the Semi computers in the background too.

Left side behind the bald guy's head.

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I wonder if the production team tracked down the same computers or is it some CG magic from MKF?

=VK=
:dash:

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:52 am
by necrophilissimo
Interesting. Does anyone know are those real vintage computers or something props team put together?

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:53 am
by knight-online
Hi,

the Computer is from Modern Props. It is called "Boomerang (angled) radar wall unit with dual tracking screens, lights, and switches":

http://www.modernprops.com/Details1b.as ... 490&item=1

Greetings from Germany!
Elmar

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:54 am
by dag268
Victor Kros wrote:Scheffe says on page 34 of The Knight Rider Companion that many of the props used in Knight Rider were rented from a rental house called "Modern Props". I'd say there's no reason why Paramount couldn't do the same.

This was in response to Scheffe stating he was not involved with the design of the F.L.A.G. semi.

=VK=
:dash:


good call victor

http://www.modernprops.com/Details1b.as ... 490&item=1

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:58 am
by necrophilissimo
knight-online wrote:Hi,

the Computer is from Modern Props. It is called "Boomerang (angled) radar wall unit with dual tracking screens, lights, and switches":

http://www.modernprops.com/Details1b.as ... 490&item=1

Greetings from Germany!
Elmar

Awesome, thanks for the heads up!

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:54 am
by Sky_Blue_Civic
Wow, this computer's appeared a lot... :lol: And I just hit my 900th post! :D

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:39 am
by AZKNIGHT
Wow...I never catch things like this. This is awesome!

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:49 pm
by Vegasmike
Wow! very cool! good catch!! :good: :dash4:

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:06 pm
by CJaguar442
radical catch dudes :good: :good:

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:32 pm
by SKI MODE
Wow, you guys got an eye for detail there. Good find.

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 5:30 pm
by Alex
KnightCrusader99 wrote:I was watching Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home the other night (the one with the whales and them going back to 1986)... and it looks like Captain Kirk took a tour of the FLAG semi:

Image

Background look familiar?

Image

I know they liked to reuse props, but Knight Rider is Universal and Star Trek is Paramount... but they share props between companies and studios?


I also have the film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and now I see that it is there equal in the series Knight Rider, because I didn't know about that.

Good work KnightCrusader99! :good:

Alex.

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Sun May 10, 2009 3:27 pm
by Showpro1
A friend of mine who works for one of the big prop rental companies such as Modern Props has pointed out is that
a suprising amount of props are rented out rather than built specifically for the series.
D. Doggett.

Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 4:00 pm
by tedpro
"Airplane II: The Sequel" was released December 1982. You can see the computer from the Semi in the background, when First Officer Dunn and Navigator Unger tried to deactivate the computer room. Unfortunately, they get blown out of an airlock, so Dunn and Unger were over and done.

William Shatner played Buck Murdock and John Vernon played Dr. Stone.

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Re: Captain Kirk Visited The Semi!

Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:53 pm
by CJaguar442
tedpro wrote:"Airplane II: The Sequel" was released December 1982. You can see the computer from the Semi in the background, when First Officer Dunn and Navigator Unger tried to deactivate the computer room. Unfortunately, they get blown out of an airlock, so Dunn and Unger were over and done.

William Shatner played Buck Murdock and John Vernon played Dr. Stone.

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