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Post by growup » Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:10 pm

What if Kitt was placed on it's roof. Would he be able to right himself without any help?

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Post by Knight of Sweden » Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:22 pm

maybe he would use Auto roof left and auto roof right because they open UP like _ .. then use his doors.. and maybe Turbo boost.. because he
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needs to be on his weels i think..
like when in Out of the woods.. when he stands still and turbo boosts.. ;)

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Post by growup » Thu Mar 25, 2004 2:35 pm

We know in reality that the tops open out but, in the show I can't recall ever seeing the tops actually open. They were either there or not. I still think that KITT when on his roof would be much like a turtle, basically trapped

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Post by March2875 » Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:02 pm

James Bond flipped his car back over using the mechanical roof parts in the last Bond film.

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Post by neps » Thu Mar 25, 2004 3:14 pm

The tops have opened in the show, usually when the ejection set was used. Sometimes it raised vertically, others it retracted.

I'm sure if it ever happened, the crafty writers would have created a feature on KITT that we never knew he had that allowed him to return upright.

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Post by KnightGoddess » Thu Mar 25, 2004 4:33 pm

88888 yea a little spings tha will come out a nd go BOING

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Post by SwEeTiNsAnItY » Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:21 pm

lol! Great question. The image of KITT on his roof revvin' his engine and trying to use each of his funtions to turn himself right-side-up again sent me into a fit of giggles... but I agree, either they would've never put KITT in a situation like that or would've come up with something we never thought KITT had...

In a comic I found on the web makin' fun of KR, KITT tripped over a pothole and landed on his roof lol but he had a button labeled "flap-jack" that magically flipped him back over lol.

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:04 pm

I forgot about the "flap-jack" button! Good one, SI.

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Post by jup » Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:53 pm

There just isn't a whole lot KITT could do...that we have seen.

It may be possible that wherever that parachute came out at could also contain some micro-explosive powerful enough to flip KITT. But, I highly doubt that.

It may also be possible that use of the wenches could eventually drag KITT somewhere where flipping becomes a possibility.

I could even see the writers bending the laws of physics by making KITT's turbine system go into reverse and sucking in so much air that he 'magically' floats. :lol:

But, I do think the most likely possibilities come down to two...

1) KITT (without occupent inside) pressurizes the cab into an incredibly high amount of PSI, suddenly bursting it through a quickly opened T-Top. (The novel spoke of how quickly KITT's windows could open and close. (Something not possible to do in the show, itself.) Which makes more sense when Tanya fires on Michael, only to hit herself. Because the window was open when she started to squeeze the trigger. But, it fully closed as the bullet started to explode.)

2) KITT calls the semi for help and remains in that position.

I really think that if KITT just tried to TB, we'd only see a prime example of a break dancing car. :D

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Post by Knight Industries 3000 » Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:25 pm

Maybe KITT can pop his own hood quickly enough and with enough force to toss him back right-side-up.

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Post by Knight of Sweden » Fri Mar 26, 2004 7:19 am

yeah thats a thought :)

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Post by kido » Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:36 pm

What about ski mode?
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Post by Knight8815 » Fri Mar 26, 2004 8:59 pm

remember in the episode "Out of the Woods"? KITT used "hydrolic lift"...how many times have we seen that on other episodes?

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Post by Knight of Sweden » Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:04 am

yeah but that will only move his wheels.. would it =)

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Post by Jake » Sun Mar 28, 2004 3:27 am

Interesting question! In "Goliath" K.I.T.T was placed on it´s side and in that case it was possible to recover using turbo boost (if I recall correctly). In this "on the roof"-case I don´t think recovering would be that easy. Of course, if there would be Michael with K.I.T.T he might propably be able to turn K.I.T.T right way around if everything goes well. But if K.I.T.T is alone then the situation is bad - really bad!

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Post by Knight8815 » Sun Mar 28, 2004 2:55 pm

Wouldn't Michael just call FLAG and have the semi pull KITT back over?

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Post by Jake » Mon Mar 29, 2004 12:03 am

Knight8815 wrote:Wouldn't Michael just call FLAG and have the semi pull KITT back over?


Very good point, Knight8815! I didn´t think of that. Of course, sometimes in the episodes when K.I.T.T has been hit by something or been turned sideways etc. the phone doesn´t work. In that case Michael must deal the problem by himself.

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Post by Knight of Sweden » Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:43 am

pretty funny that of all his systems its just the phone that does not work :D

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Post by Christine Silver » Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:31 am

The wonders of modern technology... Besides, have you stop to think about how KITT will feel, when he would actually get stuck like this? I think he'd feel pretty miserable. The poor thing.

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Post by Knight of Sweden » Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:51 am

yeah like in KITTNap and Junkyard Dog
when he gets trapped without being able to do anything

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