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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by excalibur » Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:30 pm

Nice find, My_Friend_Kitt. You're good at this!

Well, it was another night of sitting on the sofa and watching KR. :D And another Comtron truck, LOL. These things are everywhere... :shock:

Managed to spot this one in A Nice Indecent Little Town where Michael is cruising past in Aunt Martha's vintage car. Hmmm, wonder if that's a Comtron bus parked behind it... hard to tell since its in the background though. Maybe the filming crew rides in that?

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by one_man » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:20 am

The Comtron fleet were like ghosts in the pilot episode :shock: Here are a few more frames.
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by My_Friend_KITT » Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:50 am

Good Job Excalibur, Your becoming my competition. :good: Keep it up.

Wow one man. I was only looking for the semi and the delivery truck...the rv I keep seing in the background is helpful in making me believe I found it.

I watched Scent of Roses through and through and I believe that it is the first episode I have not seen the Comtron truck in any background. Darn.
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by Hardkore » Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:56 am

Wow! This thread is pretty cool,like finding hidden Easter eggs on a movie DVD. I need to get the DVD sets to find some myself.

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by one_man » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:02 am

oh man, this town was haunted by Comtron (pilot episode).

scene: two thieves were trying to steal KITT
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top: 0:35:24 (not sure if that's a Comtron semi in the red circle)
bottom: 1:02:24 well, Comtron literally owned the town and the police :D
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by My_Friend_KITT » Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:37 pm

Hey Joe, I have another one for you...Once again, Thank you for posting the pics for me. 8)

Season 4-Disc 2-Side 2- Out of the woods...

I would say, about 15 minutes in. It looks like the second time he pulls into the mill, but that isn't the mill it is like a secondary station. Just after he is run off the road by a logging semi coming at him down the center of the road. As he is pulling up, you can see a backhoe loading logs onto a flatbed. That truck's cab can only be seen from the back but I swear that is a Comtron Truck Cab. You tell me, Joe.

I also have a Blooper for ya...If you could post it too, I would love that...

About 30-35 minutes in...When Sam Dutton approaches Nash to tell him to get rid of Micheal just after Micheal and Devon talk to her and her dad, the camera pans over as she is approaching Nash. She says, "Nash, Nash. I thought you took care of the job." Watch the bottom of your screen as she walks over to him...That looks like the very top of KITT's T-tops...He's not supposed to be there.

Check it out....This is a fun game...
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by Knight Rider Archive » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:20 am

No screengrabs to hand, but in Return To Cadiz -- look behind K.I.T.T. at the hospital when Michael drops the "shell". :)

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by excalibur » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:32 am

My_Friend_KITT wrote:Hey Joe, I have another one for you...Once again, Thank you for posting the pics for me. 8)

Season 4-Disc 2-Side 2- Out of the woods...

I would say, about 15 minutes in. It looks like the second time he pulls into the mill, but that isn't the mill it is like a secondary station. Just after he is run off the road by a logging semi coming at him down the center of the road. As he is pulling up, you can see a backhoe loading logs onto a flatbed. That truck's cab can only be seen from the back but I swear that is a Comtron Truck Cab. You tell me, Joe.


Here it is :D I figured I'd help Joe out and it's an excuse to do more screen grabs, Lol. After wanting a DVD drive in my computer for so long, I finally got one Dec 4 and am able to do grabs so I'm very happy to do them.
Hey, that's a good catch! I swear it's a Comtron truck too because of the color and placement of the stripes. Joe??

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My_Friend_KITT wrote:I also have a Blooper for ya...If you could post it too, I would love that...

About 30-35 minutes in...When Sam Dutton approaches Nash to tell him to get rid of Micheal just after Micheal and Devon talk to her and her dad, the camera pans over as she is approaching Nash. She says, "Nash, Nash. I thought you took care of the job." Watch the bottom of your screen as she walks over to him...That looks like the very top of KITT's T-tops...He's not supposed to be there. Check it out....This is a fun game...


Lol, that's him all right...

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Knight Rider Archive wrote:No screengrabs to hand, but in Return To Cadiz -- look behind K.I.T.T. at the hospital when Michael drops the "shell". :)


Another good catch... I can't seem to find them like that, they have to be pretty much in my face lol.

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by Joe Huth » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:35 am

Yep, all look like valid Comtron trucks! Great job, everyone!

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by My_Friend_KITT » Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:22 pm

Thank You Excalibur, for posting the screen shots for me. I appreciate it. :good:
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by Joe Huth » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:15 pm

Here's one in "KITTnap":

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I'm starting to think that cab seen here IS NOT a Comtron cab, but I could be wrong. The trailer definitely is.

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by Stealthwalker » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:28 pm

That truck's appearance is an unintentional running gag, Universal has been known for recycling clips of movies, sets & even props.
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by Vegasmike » Thu Dec 11, 2008 1:46 pm

Stealthwalker wrote:That truck's appearance is an unintentional running gag, Universal has been known for recycling clips of movies, sets & even props.


I would swear i've heard computer sounds that were recycled from The Six Million Dollar man & The Bionic Woman in Knight Rider (TOS).

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by My_Friend_KITT » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:33 am

Hey Joe, I may have another one for you...

Season 4-disc 2-Side 2- Deadly Knightshade

This one is a pure guess for me:

About 30-35 min. into the episode:

After the scene where Micheal questions the magician's assistant the second time about the location of the warehouse, the magician's assistant repeats that he will not reveal any secrets, discussing the magician having sold his soul to the devil. His last sentence is "You will have to catch him in the act."

Scene changes to a blue and white taxi pulling out from in front of the hotel. As it gets even with a telephone pole and palm tree coming up to even with the FLAG semi -Pause- in the deep background - You can see a red cabbed semi-truck with its side trailer door open-

It's a guess- I see the orange stripes on the back of the cab.

Joe, could you post the screen shot and give me a verdict??? Thanks loads
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by one_man » Fri Dec 12, 2008 8:35 am

it might be off the topic, but check this out :mrgreen:
I found photos of Comtron toy truck on a Japanese blog (I don't speak Japanese, though):
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by luizel » Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:34 pm

this is too funny, u guys are way cool for having the time!

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by My_Friend_KITT » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:24 pm

One_Man, the Comtron toy truck pics are awesome. It makes me want to find one to play with.
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by Vegasmike » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:28 pm

I stil have 2 of the matchbox KITT's. Never saw the Comtron truck in the stores, was it available outside of the US only?

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by one_man » Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:57 pm

Vegasmike wrote:I stil have 2 of the matchbox KITT's. Never saw the Comtron truck in the stores, was it available outside of the US only?


It was sold by an American company, according to Joe Huth's book (p. 346):
KNIGHT 2000 CRASH SET, Kenner, 1983

found it on e-bay, LOL
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by Joe Huth » Fri Dec 12, 2008 7:26 pm

My_Friend_KITT wrote:Hey Joe, I may have another one for you...

Season 4-disc 2-Side 2- Deadly Knightshade

This one is a pure guess for me:

About 30-35 min. into the episode:

After the scene where Micheal questions the magician's assistant the second time about the location of the warehouse, the magician's assistant repeats that he will not reveal any secrets, discussing the magician having sold his soul to the devil. His last sentence is "You will have to catch him in the act."

Scene changes to a blue and white taxi pulling out from in front of the hotel. As it gets even with a telephone pole and palm tree coming up to even with the FLAG semi -Pause- in the deep background - You can see a red cabbed semi-truck with its side trailer door open-

It's a guess- I see the orange stripes on the back of the cab.

Joe, could you post the screen shot and give me a verdict??? Thanks loads


WOW...I don't think I would have ever seen that one...and yes I do believe it's a Comtron truck!

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by Joe Huth » Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:29 pm

Found another one last night, this time in "Knight of the Rising Sun", and it came with a special bonus! Notice the TWO KITT cars parked in front of the Comtron van. Now you see them:

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Now you don't!

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by My_Friend_KITT » Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:26 pm

Hey Joe, good find. I love your magic act...Do it again! Do it again! :shock:

I haven't seen a Comtron truck now in 5 episodes. Gonna have to clean my glasses again. 8)
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by Joe Huth » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:28 pm

"Fright Knight" was loaded with Comtron trucks:

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Also something interesting of note. Take a look at this screenshot from "Fright": you can see the arched opening used in Devon's office set:

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by one_man » Thu Dec 18, 2008 2:13 am

Here is another one. In the beginning of 'Big Iron', Michael walked into an Motel.
A comtron truck can be (barely) spotted in the distant background.
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Post by My_Friend_KITT » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:17 am

Hey Joe, I was beginning to believe that I had lost my touch...Until today

Season 4-Disc 3-Side A- Hills of Fire

About 5-10 minutes in...

After Bonnie introduces SID to Devon...The scene changes to KITT pulling into a driveway passed 2 male walkers and a telephone pole- PAUSE - beyond the pole, you will see a Comtron trailer-

For those of you into the Locations thread, I see a street sign. :D

Thank You Joe, for posting the Screen Shot for me. Again. I appreciate it.
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