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Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Joe Huth » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:38 am

Next year, Knight Rider is turning 30! It's time to catch up with some old friends...

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary, David Bronstein and I are co-authoring a new book, scheduled for release in Summer, 2012. This book will feature all new material and interviews with the faces you see in the picture above, plus many more! Our goal is to provide a behind the scenes interview for each episode made, and we are almost there!

This book will also feature never before published, never before seen photos from the personal collections of the cast and crew who were there.

More details to come over the coming months. Stay tuned!

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Alex » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:12 pm

Joe,

This is very good,

I want your new book Knight Rider to read next year!

And also wanted to see the photos of the cast, but also has Patricia McPherson? :roll:

Until next year in 2012.

Thank you.

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Matthew » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:55 pm

Hey Joe,

This is fantastic news, and I can't wait to hear what else you've got in store for us. :good:

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Knight Rider Archive » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:22 am

Excellent news, Joe!

I'm sure you will far surpass The Knight Rider Legacy, and give the fans *the* book about the show!! I can't wait to read it!!

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Post by Skav » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:48 am

This sounds good. Out of all the interviews, the one with Peter Richman will be the one that I am most looking forward to reading! Not that he'll mention these people but he's worked with such legends as Bruce Lee and has been in many famous series and movies.

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Knight Racer » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:05 pm

I can't wait to get your book and read it Joe.Put me down for a copy.Any chance you got an interview with Peter Parros?I've read so many interviews from the last 2 books published but wondered what he had to say at knightcon or about his experiences on the final season.

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Joe Huth » Sun Oct 16, 2011 6:40 am

We are hoping to get Peter, but nothing yet...stay tuned!

We've got a lot of really great stories. A few teasers:

- Find out which KR guest star also tried out for the voice of KITT
- Learn the behind the scenes story behind the special episode dedication at the end of "Race for Life"
- Find out how writing the script for "Deadly Maneuvers" ended a long friendship
- Find out more details behind the modifications done to the cars and how the ejection seat really worked
- Learn how difficult it really was to set up the Camaro jump in "The Nineteenth Hole"

...and that's only the beginning. 8)

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Skav » Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:14 am

Knight Racer, if you haven't already:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyeCUAjN ... r_embedded

Parros talks a little in this one but you'll have to find out where in the video for yourself.

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Knight Racer » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:09 am

Thank you Skav for that clip.I have never seen a Q and A with the cast of knight rider and I only saw the clip on this site of David,Mike,Peter and Rebecca on the catwalk.Thank you very much MJKnight for putting that clip up.I read about the tan problem where they had to do something to compensate for the Hoff's tan and they always ended up getting makeup for that.I never knew Rebecca's first scene was that beach scene where she was in that tied bottom shirt in Return to Cadiz at the end of the episode.I would have liked to have heard Peter mention something about the KnightSong episode where he went back to his old neighberhood and made a difference there and is the only real episode focusing on Peter.Wish he would have said something like it was his favorite episode.Great clip though.

Joe I'm going to need you to charge me for the book now just to put me at ease to know mines reserved. :lol:

Also hope to get an autographed copy but i guess the time to ask for that will come when the book comes out.

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by whereismichaellong? » Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:37 am

Hi everyone!

This is David Bronstein,
Just wanted to say a quick hello and that I am very excited about this book
with Joe Huth. Joe has been fantastic to work with and we have encouraged each other
to make this the best possible book we can on the greatest program of all time.

We have many interviews spread over a few hundred pages, with more to come.
Coupled together with Joe's expertise on the show, this is a book written by the fans for the fans- cliche I know, but the bottom line is putting out a book
that you will hopefully all love.

It continues to be a pleasure to work on this book in time to say
a 30th Happy Birthday to Knight Rider! See you all soon.

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Post by magictorch » Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:48 pm

hey please tell us all where and when we can send payment! it sounds like an ORIGINAL idea:)

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Post by weeezl » Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:19 pm

Sweet, looking forward to this!

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Pierre » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:15 am

It would be nice to have something about KR08 like a compagnon or some prop replicas^^

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Alex » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:41 am

Joe,

You will write your new book many pages stories Knight Rider? :P

300 pages...5000 pages?

Okay, Joe... :roll:

Please don't you forget about writing the Bonnie Barstow... :mrgreen:

Until next Summer...2012! 8)

Thank you.

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Joe Huth » Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:57 am

I don't want to give away all the secrets! But I will tell you this...

The book's format will be different than Knight Rider Legacy. In Legacy, I had regular chapters and then an episode guide. This new book is basically the story of Knight Rider, told episode by episode. So, It will be similar to a giant episode guide, with many pages and interviews per episode. Current page count is around 300, but that's just text - we still need to add in a ton of photos and some more interviews. We tried to not repeat information from previous books where we could, but a little bit is just so things make sense.

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Alex » Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:59 am

Ok, Joe. :)

I saw your site Knight Rider Historians that you appears beside your photo of your friend AJ Palmgren!

And I saw Patricia...

You are the best.

Thank you.

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Post by Skav » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:46 am

Joe, I know it's still early in development but do you have any idea if foreign customers will be able to purchase the book?

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Joe Huth » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:53 pm

YES! The book will be released WORLDWIDE....

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Post by crashb648 » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:25 am

So i thought 1 book was a suprise. Then a second knight rider book came out and now a THIRD! 3 books on one tv series! Boy, you spoil us you people! I do have a couple of questions:

1) I have read the knight rider legacy and the knight rider companion books to death, and both are excellent reads :D
Will this book have different content to both of them books?

2) How much will the book cost roughly when it will be released? Any targets?

3) Will the book be based just off the original series (which i will not complain about at all!) or will it have elements off KR2000, TKR and KR2008?

4) Im guessing it will be in colour?

5) Similar size to KRLegacy or will it be bigger?

6) Any ideas for a name for the book, or do you want some ideas from us fans?

Sorry if i am overloading with questions, really excited! THe knight rider universe has been a bit quiet lately, so this is exciting :)
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Joe Huth » Sat Oct 22, 2011 6:55 am

To answer your questions...

1) The content of the new book is approximately 95% new. As I mentioned, the format for this book is closer to a huge episode guide with many paragraphs per episode with the cast/crew reflections. I didn't see a need to rehash the first book, but some information needed to be repeated.

2. We don't have a target price yet, but it will be under $50 for sure, probably less than that.

3. The book really is for the 30th anniversary of the original show - as such, it will only focus on the original series.

4. This is still up in the air. We need to see the cost of printing in color. It's even possible that we offer both B&W and color versions, with different price points.

5. The book will be roughly 6x9, making it the same size as Legacy. As far as thickness, we are still adding content so we don't know.

6. We have a couple ideas for the new book, all focusing around the 30th anniversary theme. Stay tuned :)

Thanks for your interest!
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Alex » Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:07 am

Joe,

I saw Patricia...

The price will be $50? I mean it costs 35.98 Euros? Very good.

I like reading very much the book Knight Rider. Image

The year 2012 will be great!

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Post by Joe Huth » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:02 pm

Babette Props, who played Sally Flynn in "Ten Wheel Trouble" - has been added to the list of interviewees for this book!

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Post by Alex » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:16 pm

Joe,

This is very good.

You are going to interview others characters for your book?

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Post by Joe Huth » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:03 pm

Oh yes, many more in the pipeline :)

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Post by Alex » Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:26 pm

Ok, Joe.

Thank you.

You are the best!

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