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Early Comlink??

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:33 pm
by whet
I Have just watched "Knight of the Phonenix" agian and I have never noticed until now that Wilson is talking into his watch.
At least that is what it look's like :shock:
maybe this was where the idea for Micheal's comlink came from??
Sorry if this has been talked about before I haven't noticed any thread's for it, but then agian it took me 22 years to notice it at all :oops:

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:23 pm
by knightimmortal
The talking to the watch thing has been around for a very long time, secret service agents used watch communicators back in the Kennedy era. Dick Tracy had his watch communicator. So basically, the commlink was one of those items that they snuck in there that had already existed. Admittedly, the commlink did more than just be a two way radio, however.

KI

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 9:28 pm
by Knicks4973
What episode was the commlink first used?

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 10:41 pm
by neps
The Pilot.

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:05 pm
by Benjamin Knight
As I thought... The commlink was a good idea. But I have seen MK use the commlink when he is a meter awat from KITT... That was in Knight of a Thousand Devils. KITT must be able to hear a bit better then that... In Murchants of Death. He says he is reading screaming from inside the plane. About 20 meters away. Why is this?

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:08 pm
by Army_F_Body
did the TKR guys have comlinks?

I don't remember.

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:11 pm
by ramon88us
Has anyone else pretended that you talk to your watch?

I did once when I went to target and someone saw me do that.

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:17 pm
by neps
Yup they did. Michael has a large mock up of one:

Image

Story of it here: http://bb.knightrideronline.com/viewtopic.php?t=2441

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2004 11:20 pm
by ramon88us
I remember that big watch lol!

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:43 pm
by jup
...Team Knight Rider logo...*snicker*

Why did that series ever do that???

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 7:14 pm
by Michael Pajaro
So, did FLAG install their Comlink into Michael Long's original watch?

Just kidding.

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:37 pm
by Knicks4973
He never spoke to KITT in the pilot. He had a watch that is now the comlink, but he never used it as one. If he did, what part of pilot did he use it?

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:04 pm
by ramon88us
I dont think he did ever use it.

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:09 pm
by The Real Michael Knight
He used the comlink in the beginning to talk to his partner Muntzy I believe. (when he was still Michael Long)

Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 11:49 pm
by ramon88us
I dont remember if it was a watch or something.

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 12:18 am
by knightshade
Michael Pajaro wrote:So, did FLAG install their Comlink into Michael Long's original watch?


ROTFL!

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 5:25 pm
by ramon88us
Yep they did. lol

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 9:04 pm
by Knicks4973
So nobody knows which episode Michael used the comlink to talk to KITT?

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:16 pm
by Benjamin Knight
Also every episode... Surely you must know that!

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:27 pm
by ramon88us
When did Michael first talk to kitt via comlink?

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:40 pm
by knightshade
The Real Michael Knight wrote:He used the comlink in the beginning to talk to his partner Muntzy I believe. (when he was still Michael Long)


I would guess that that was some sort of police radio, since he wasn't with the Foundation yet, at that point.

This isn't canon, but I'll throw it out anyway. In the novels, the Comlink made it's first appearance in the Trust Doesn't Rust novel. I'm sure that wasn't the case with the episodes though. He must have used the Comlink before that.

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:43 am
by jup
Semi-off topic...but an interesting fact...

When I used to go to the flea markets, they sold these wrist watches that doubled as radios. So, the tech is in existance.