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NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 11:34 am
by Joe Huth
I thought we could have a little fun with a new game. The "Locations" thread is so much fun that I wanted to throw this out there....a game I call "Spot the Comtron Truck".

In the Pilot, there were numerous scenes that showed Comtron trucks...the trailers were typically white with red/orange stripes while the cabs were red with red/orange stripes. See example below:

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After the Pilot, the Comtron trucks were used for the Knight Rider crew to haul filming equipment, cars, etc. On occasion, you can spot these ex-Comtron crew trailers in other episodes. I'll start you guys off with a few:

"Knight Moves" - the red cab:

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"Soul Survivor" - hard to see, but I believe they are the trucks on the far right:

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"Mouth of the Snake":
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"Custom KITT":
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"KITT the Cat":
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Good luck!

Joe

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:51 pm
by My_Friend_KITT
Never noticed before now...Sounds like fun...I'll keep my eyes open. 8)

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 1:51 pm
by Joe Huth
Here's another I just found in "Trust Doesn't Rust":

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Joe

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:39 pm
by My_Friend_KITT
Eagle Eyes...Good Job I still and 0 for 0...Better clean my glasses... 8)

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:34 pm
by Vegasmike
So was the Comtron truck seen in all 4 seasons or just the first 2?

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:29 pm
by Joe Huth
I can confirm its use at least through season three's "The Ice Bandits".

Joe

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:35 pm
by Vegasmike
Thanks Joe,
I only have season 1 on DVD, maybe santa will bring me the box set for christmas?
:kitt:

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 4:19 am
by My_Friend_KITT
Okay Joe, I have one...
(Sorry, I do not have the ability yet to do the screen grabs. Sue has been trying to teach me but I guess I am just a poor student. Thanks Sue for trying.)

Season 4-Knight Racer-

I would say about 10 minutes into the show.
Micheal and KITT run a lap of the race course to prove that Micheal can drive the race car.
At the completion of the lap, he pulls in front of the crowd of rejoicing time keepers...
In the background just to the left of the shack with the DieHard sign, you can see the distinct stripes of the Comtron Truck.

Another minute or two later, the truck is more visible with the sign "Thomas Racing" hung like a flag on its side.

If you want to post the pics for others, I do not mind. :)

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 7:28 am
by Joe Huth
Nice find! Here's the image:

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Also, earlier in that episode, you can spot the Comtron "delivery truck":
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Also, I found this one in "Voo Doo Knight", which proves they used those trucks during the entire series!
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Joe

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:41 am
by one_man
Given the frequent appearance of the truck, I guess it might be part of the filming fleet.
It could have been used to transport filming equipment, sets, and etc.

The Comtron Truck is a good idea to look for 'meta'-information beyond single episodes.
During the search for filming locations, I learned that there were only a 'finite set' of
locations, roads, and etc. in KR. The same location usually appeared multiple times with
slightly different angles.

Now, how about the Comtron building itself ? Maybe it reappeared in other episodes.

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:50 am
by Knight Racer
Anyone see the stuntman in the last picture?

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:32 pm
by My_Friend_KITT
I passed by the pic so fast I thought it was Micheal...:) Who is he?

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:51 pm
by Vegasmike
Stunt double perhaps?
Is that blur RC3?

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 3:31 pm
by Drake
It's a conspiracy! :lol:

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:45 pm
by JJSoCrazy
I found one in KITT VS KARR when the guy who finds KARR on the beach drives and a truck cuts in front of him, can anyone post that pic up?

Thanks!

Joe

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:58 pm
by My_Friend_KITT
Good Job JJ...Have to check it out.

Season 4- same disc as Knight Racer, next episode-Knight Behind Bars

About 5 minutes in--Micheal calls KITT to assist him after KITT announces the girl to be a blonde. As KITT pulls into the front of the Maximillian Hotel, you can see the Comtron truck in the distant background.

30 seconds later, as Micheal and KITT are pulling out of the hotel to chase the grey (looks like) Chrysler, you can see two Comtron trucks in the parking lot across the street, just beyond the stop sign.

*Note- Is that the same rv? Is it Hasselhoff's RV?

This is fun Joe....

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 3:34 pm
by Joe Huth
Here's the one from "Knight Behind Bars" - good eyes!

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Regarding "KITT vs KARR" - I don't think that's a Comtron truck...take a closer look at the colors:

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Let's keep going!
Joe

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:10 am
by My_Friend_KITT
Joe, I have another one for ya...

Season 4- same disc next episode-Knight Song (really liked this episode :D )
*Sorry to be so sequential in my sightings. I can only watch my KR dvd's on my lunch at work during my work week.*

About 20-25 minutes into the episode, KITT and Charlie are first introduced on their way to the realty office. Directly following "Nice to meet you Mr. KITT." They show the Eastside Realty window and then the whole block shot.
At the end of the block, you will see a familiar delivery truck bearing the Comtron colors...
I ended up having to stop there, ran out of lunch time.

Thank You Joe :D

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:06 am
by one_man
Here is another shot during the Demolition Derby in the pilot episode.
The scene even made it on a website of Lincon car history.
http://jhkaster.bizland.com/history.htm
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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:17 am
by Joe Huth
Nice find! Here it is:

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Joe

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:40 pm
by Vegasmike
This is a fun thread. Keep going! :good: :kitt: :kittside: :kitt2: :dash4:
:karr:

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:05 am
by My_Friend_KITT
Tomarrow there will be new sighting, I hope...That's when I can get a chance to watch Knight Rider again. I really like this game... :D

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:00 am
by excalibur
Was watching Inside Out from season 1 tonight and there it was! We were sitting there on the sofa and all of a sudden I blurt out "there's a Comtron truck!" and my husband's like, wha...?? :lol:

But this was an easier one to spot compared to some of the ones you guys have found already. This is fun, we're going to have a collection here, lol. :D

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Michael standing on Kitt's hood...

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Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:13 am
by My_Friend_KITT
Great Job, Excalibur...I say the same thing when I see it too.

Hey Joe I have another one...(maybe)

Season 4- same disc as before- side 2 -Killer K.I.T.T.

This one was really hard to see...About 5 minutes in-
Micheal is on foot chasing the bad guys who had fired their massive weapon at him and KITT; just after the scene with the Bonnie fake changing KITT's CPU. The bad guys jump a wooden railing and then Micheal quickly follows suit. If you pause it right there, wayyy off in the background you can see 2 semi-trucks with very distinct red-orange stripes and that RV again. I'm still curious who that belongs to.

It was hard to see but I think I found it.

Re: NEW Game: Spot the Comtron Truck

Posted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:43 am
by Joe Huth
Good eye, My_Friend_KITT!

Here's the snapshot. Definitely Comtron trucks!

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Joe