I found the studio set for the semi

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I found the studio set for the semi

Post by Knight Racer » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:56 pm

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I was watching the episode return to cadiz today.On the bottom right you can see where the studio set for the semi ends.You can also see where the car has a curb to stop.

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Re: I found the studio set for the semi

Post by Joe Huth » Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:40 am

This was the first filmed episode for season 2; as such, note the back wall - it is still the season 1 style, without the wood grain around the computers and on the door!

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Re: I found the studio set for the semi

Post by Michael.Knight1 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:56 pm

i thinks there no semi interior for kitt in 1982 but just is garage , because ib many episode kitt enter the semi and the interior was in black shadow nothing on it :P
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Re: I found the studio set for the semi

Post by Michael Pajaro » Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:41 pm

It amazes me that things like this make it to the final cut, and it amazes me that as viewers we so often miss it. Good eye!
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Re: I found the studio set for the semi

Post by KITT Conversion » Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:08 pm

Michael Pajaro wrote:It amazes me that things like this make it to the final cut, and it amazes me that as viewers we so often miss it. Good eye!


I've never noticed that either.
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Re: I found the studio set for the semi

Post by Skav » Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:24 pm

KR is riddled with screw ups. Apart from seeing the blanket used to hide the stunt driver behind the seat every time KITT drove himself (apart from season 4 when they did a better job of blocking it), the other most blatant goof was in Slammin Sammy's when we saw Hasselhoff's hands holding the round steering wheel when he was about to do a stunt on the track. The camera guy should have got fired. And the director replaced.

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Re: I found the studio set for the semi

Post by KITTfan » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:39 am

Never noticed this in the 80's when the show was on tv. I remember somewhere an explanation that with CRT televisions back in those days the frame was slightly cropped so perhaps the studio floor didn't appear on CRT TV but shows up with our modern DVD & wide screen computer monitors and TV's.
Also, with 80's blurry TV and VHS quality, many slight mistakes went unnoticed, now we have laser sharp image quality which reveales everything. The show was probably designed to look good with 80's TV technology and that it did well.

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Re: I found the studio set for the semi

Post by Tommy Knight » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:20 pm

another one from the same episode. :D
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Re: I found the studio set for the semi

Post by Knight Racer » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:40 am

Actually it was on tv channel G4 and I spotted it there.I then compared it to my dvd and found it was there even larger.Then again it did take it being on a 50 inch to clearly be shown.That and surprisingly the dvd is much more clearer than what G4 is showing.Its an HD channel but showing the episodes in regular resolution like they originally showed in the 80's.

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Re: I found the studio set for the semi

Post by neps » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:24 pm

With the format of TV in the 80s, a lot of the outer image was lost as the curvature of the screen tube and the rounded corners. When designing for this older resolution, you have to worry about Title and Image "safe" (the area guaranteed for the screen to see) - its possible that the filmmakers of the time made sure the image met these safes, but not others. It's only with the larger screens, that display full resolution (computers, hdtv) that you see these goofs.

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