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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Pierre » Oct 28, 2011 9:25 am

I'll defintly buy it

Do you plan, of doing something like that for KRO8 in the futur? Also It would be really cool to have a knight3000 owner's manual like you did with the 2000 and top of the top would be an engraved vinyl portfolio like the one that come with the shelby but with the KR logo
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Yetiii » Nov 03, 2011 9:15 am

Sounds liek an amazing book, really excited by the thought of it, was wondering...with all the different series and stories behind them, would you consider doing an OPUS style book? Probably the only way of doing something as big and expansive as Knight Rider justice....love to hear your thoughts on that.
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Joe Huth » Nov 04, 2011 7:37 am

This just in! Janet Julian, who played Jody Tompkins in "The Ice Bandits" - has been added to the list of interviewees for the new book!

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Kal-el4 » Nov 04, 2011 8:32 am

count me in for a copy as well joe
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Joe Huth » Dec 17, 2011 10:55 am

Hey guys -

Just a quick update. The book is slowly but surely coming together. Season 3-4 producer Burton Armus has been interviewed, and there's a number more in the pipeline! We will announce those once the interviews are done.

We also have something really cool - a special section with an interview from the company who made the original KNIGHT license plates for the series, complete with BUILD photos!

Much more to come soon!

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby 1982 » Dec 23, 2011 3:36 am

Good luck with your book.

Your interviews should help you with filming locations, if you thought of it. I don’t know if you got to interview Charles Napier before he passed away, but that was an opportunity for the “House Of The Rising Sun” location and to see some cast photos taken there. Of course there are others that may remember, don’t let an opportunity slip by. Lance LeGault or Phyllis Davis just might have ComTron for you.
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Joe Huth » Dec 23, 2011 12:07 pm

Hey guys,

The book is coming along nicely. As we stand now, we are at 400 pages. Once we finish interviews and add pictures, it will probably be 450-475 pages, but I will let you know. We also have 65 photos for the book, with hopefully more coming.

The title of the book will be....

KNIGHT RIDER: 30 Years of a Lone Crusader and His Talking Car

Happy Holidays! More updates soon...until then, I will leave you with this...yes these are real license plates!

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby TONY1977 » Dec 24, 2011 5:58 am

Joe, I'm very happy your new book is comin' along. You never cease to surprise me with your news.

Let me wish everybody a very Merry X-mas, to you and your kin, folks. Happy holydays.

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Mark J.Cairns » Jan 02, 2012 7:35 pm

Looking forward to the new book, Joe. Always love to see folks producing new stuff for our favourite shows.

Best of luck with it. :good:
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Joe Huth » Feb 07, 2012 9:36 pm

We are still plugging away! We have added a few more familiar faces to the list of interviews for the book!

Harvey Jason (Marco Berio from "Killer K.I.T.T."):
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Ann Turkel (Adrianne Margeaux from "Soul Survivor" and "Goliath Returns"; Bianca Morgan from "Knight in Retreat"):
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And Peter Parros (RC3)!
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby scatpack » Feb 08, 2012 9:13 am

I'm looking forward to the book!
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Knight Racer » Feb 09, 2012 8:14 am

Have you tried to get an interview with Patricia Mcpherson or is she threw with anything knight rider related?
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby kitt1 » Feb 09, 2012 12:26 pm

Harvey Jason eh? How did you find him? :wink:

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby krfan1 » Feb 12, 2012 2:54 pm

After not stopping in at KRO for a while, what an awesome surprise to see a new book coming from you. I'll definitely be buying a copy to add to your other two books.

Can't wait for the book!
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby nee716 » Feb 12, 2012 6:21 pm

I cannot wait !!!
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Joe Huth » Mar 02, 2012 8:42 am

The list of interviewees keeps growing!

Daphne Lee Ashbrook (Katherine Granger, "A Knight in Shining Armor") is now a part of the new book!

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Head of Hair/Make-up Allen Payne has also been interviewed!

Some more BIG names coming soon!

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby manlai » Mar 04, 2012 4:27 am

Firstly, this book is looking amazing! I love the format and the angle. It's mind boggling that you are interviewing individual episode guest stars for each and every episode. I can't even imagine what kind of an undertaking it has been for you guys. I've never been much of a behind the scenes guy but this sounds truly special. Could we get a sneak peek or 2 of these interviews? An interview with Ann Turkel! Are you kidding me? I'm geeking out!

Secondly, I sincerely hope you'll put it out in hardcover (or at least have a hardcover edition). It would be awesome if it had one of those hard cover sleeves as well. I understand you want to hit a reasonable price point in order to get the most sales but I'm sure there are many of us who will fling sweaty wads of cash at you for a premium hardbound version!

Keep up the good work. I'm looking forward to picking one up.
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Joe Huth » Mar 09, 2012 6:42 am

THIS JUST IN!

After numerous requests from you guys and an analysis of costs, we are pleased to announce that Knight Rider: 30 Years of a Lone Crusader and His Talking Car will be released in a limited edition hardback version AND a regular paperback version!

The hardback version, with a sleeve, will still be priced under $50...hopefully closer to $40. It's still looking like the book will top out around 450 pages. As for a release date, we are hoping for the June-July range.

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Joe Huth » Mar 30, 2012 6:36 am

The list keeps growing! Interviews have now been completed for:

Lenore Kasdorf (Lori Wainwright, "Lost Knight"; Karen Bennett, "Fright Knight") - Special thanks to Marty Grant for putting me in contact with her!
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Ed Crick (Eddie, "K.I.T.T. vs K.A.R.R.") - Special thanks to Mark Puette for putting me in contact with him!
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby kitt1 » Mar 30, 2012 2:41 pm

Joe,
Thanks for the nod. I'm still trying to track down a few more for you.

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Joe Huth wrote:The list keeps growing! Interviews have now been completed for:

Lenore Kasdorf (Lori Wainwright, "Lost Knight"; Karen Bennett, "Fright Knight") - Special thanks to Marty Grant for putting me in contact with her!
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Ed Crick (Eddie, "K.I.T.T. vs K.A.R.R.") - Special thanks to Mark Puette for putting me in contact with him!
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Joe Huth » Apr 01, 2012 5:23 pm

Busy week! Previously announced interviewee, Peter Parros, has graciously given his thoughts on EVERY episode he appeared in....lots of good info!

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Joe Huth » Apr 08, 2012 9:03 am

We can see the "light at the end of the tunnel"! Final interviews are being conducted, book formatting and editing is taking place. Along with everything else, there will also be a detailed analysis of early script variations for each episode. We are trying to keep the book to 450-475 pages of nearly ALL NEW material....won't be much longer!

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby KITT » Apr 15, 2012 8:52 pm

this sounds interesting. have you interviewed the main characters too? (david hasselhoff, patricia mcpherson, william daniels, etc.) only wish edward mulhare was alive for the 30th anniversary.
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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby Joe Huth » May 01, 2012 2:48 pm

Hey guys,

A few people have asked me for a complete list of people interviewed for the new book. There are still a few in the pipeline, but below is a list of all completed interviews for the book:

Burton Armus (Writer/Producer, Episodes 44-84)
Daphne Ashbrook (Katherine Granger, “A Knight in Shining Armor”)
Guerin Barry (Photographer, “Custom Made Killer”)
Lance Burton (Austin Templeton, “Deadly Knightshade”)
Paul Carafotes (Velez, "Knight Song")
Eloy Casados (Raul, “Knight Flight to Freedom”)
Dave Cass (Alex Webster, "Not a Drop to Drink"; Louis, "Knight By a Nose")
Catherine Clinch (Writer, “Just My Bill”)
Phillip Coccioletti (Mario Lutenzo, “Slammin’ Sammy’s Stunt Show Spectacular”)
Nicolas Coster (Paul Manley, “Return to Cadiz”)
David Cowgill (Scott, “A Knight in Shining Armor”)
Ed Crick (Eddie Dexter, “K.I.T.T. vs. K.A.R.R.”)
Brian Cutler (Bar Manager, “Pilot”; Dobie, “Custom K.I.T.T.”)
Alex Daniels (Lonny Spencer, “Good Day at White Rock”)
Paul Diamond (Writer, “Knight Racer”)
Alan Feinstein (Mark Taylor, “Knights of the Fast Lane”)
Julie Friedgen (Writer, “Big Iron”)
Richard Fullerton (Frank, “Knight of the Juggernaut”)
Dick Gautier (The Chameleon, “Knight of the Chameleon”)
Andy Gill (Stuntman, Episodes 3-84)
Jack Gill (Stunt Coordinator, Episodes 1-84)
Bruce Golin (Associate Producer, Episodes 46-84)
Bruce Gray (Russell Forbes, “Just My Bill”)
Gino Grimaldi (Producer, Episodes 44-84)
Tyler Ham (Property Owner, “Knight of the Drones”)
Richard Herd (Lyle Jastrow, “Knight Strike”)
Rebecca Holden (April Curtis, Episodes 22-43)
John Hostetter (Police Man, “Trust Doesn’t Rust”)
Fitzhugh G. Houston (Speaker, “Just My Bill”; Brewster, “Brother’s Keeper”)
Aharon Ipale (Durante/Kurt Rolands, “The Scent of Roses”)
Harvey Jason (Marco Berio, “Killer K.I.T.T.”)
Marvin Karon (Marty Keen, “The Final Verdict”)
Lenore Kasdorf (Lori Wainwright, “Lost Knight”; Karen Bennett, “Fright Knight”)
Sandra Kronemeyer (Monica Brown, “Knight in Retreat”)
Harvey Laidman (Director, "Nobody Does It Better", "Soul Survivor", "Knight in Disgrace", "Custom Made Killer", "Circus Knights", "Out of the Woods")
Judy Landers (Mikki, “Forget Me Not”; Sheila, “Knight Strike”)
Janet Julian Lansbury (Jody Tompkins, “The Ice Bandits”)
Stephen Liska (Casey, “Silent Knight”)
Leigh Lombardi (Croupier, “Knight By a Nose”)
Robert Lyons (Jeffery Cavanaugh, "K.I.T.T.nap")
Mario Marcelino (Julio Rodriguez, “Race for Life”)
Mary Kate McGeehan (Jennifer Knight, “Knight of the Juggernaut”)
Stephen Meadows (Matt Erikson, "Knight Behind Bars")
Alan Myerson (Director, “The Topaz Connection”, “Return to Cadiz”, “Merchants of Death”)
Bruce Neckels (Lew Jonas, "Knight of a Thousand Devils")
Taafe O’Connell (Denise Grant, “Halloween Knight”)
Jack O’Halloran (Rawleigh, “Knight Strike”)
Richard Okie (Writer/Story Editor, Season 3)
Peter Parros (RC3, Episodes 64-84)
Allen Payne (Hair/Make-up Department Head, Episodes 22-84)
Babette Props (Sally Flynn, “Ten Wheel Trouble”)
Rudy Ramos (Roberto Laguna, “Hearts of Stone”)
Peter Mark Richman (Klaus Bergstrom, “Goliath Returns”; Kleiss, “Many Happy Returns”)
Michael D. Roberts (Jackson, “Pilot”)
Joel Rogosin (Supervising Producer, Season 1-2)
William Sanderson (The Rev, “Trust Doesn’t Rust”)
Gerald Sanford (Producer, Season 3)
Wendy Schaal (Jamie Downs, “The Nineteenth Hole”)
Marty Schiff (Cab Driver, “Knightmares”)
John Alan Schwartz (Writer, “Slammin’ Sammy’s Stunt Show Spectacular”; “The Final Verdict”)
Hannah L. Shearer (Producer, Season 1)
Ann Turkel (Adrianne Margeaux, “Soul Survivor”, “Goliath Returns”; Bianca Morgan, “Knight in Retreat”)

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Re: Special Announcement: Coming Summer 2012...

Postby crashb648 » Jun 22, 2012 8:45 am

Just thought id "bump" this topic since its pretty major stuff.

Im really excited about this book, I already have KRL and KRC books, and i would never turn down another book :)

How's it coming along? Any updates on the price and release date?
Also im in the Uk, so how much will postage be etc?
And where will we be able to purchase the book?

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