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Something else besides a car?

Post by Crusing » Sun Jun 15, 2003 11:30 pm

Do you see KITT in any other form besides a car after some modifications? It would be kinda of cool to see KITT in a F-22 Raptor fighter jet, thats just my opinion.

Also what do you think of this statement this guy who owns a comic book store said: "Dose it really matter what you put KITT in, just as long as he functions the same."

That statement gave this idea for posting this topic.

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Post by djbrad98 » Mon Jun 16, 2003 12:33 am

Knight Boat!! lol from the simpsons

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Post by LoneKnight » Mon Jun 16, 2003 3:22 pm

I always thought a fighter-jet would be impressive, or a multi-role vehicle. Something that could have a harrier-jet capability, be sea-worthy (like the Knight 4000) and could also be used on the road.
I'm thinking versatility here....

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Post by sarfraz » Mon Jun 16, 2003 4:14 pm

If your thinking planes, the SR-71 which is more commonly known as the Blackbird is one mean jet. Flies faster and higher than any other......and its in traditional black with a few red stripes!

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Post by karrwashere » Mon Jun 16, 2003 6:42 pm

bwmmhaha i always dreamed either kitt or karr as a dodge viper gts, rt/10, or vgx he he, vipers rule! or, i thought it would be cool to make a kitt replica out of a '99 trans am. but a f-16 would be cool too

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Post by CB2001 » Mon Jun 16, 2003 7:25 pm

Actually, for the "Knight Rider" "film" series ideas I had for the "Producer's Chair" game, I thought about KITT having a special robotic body that he could download himself into, so he would be able to go into areas that his normal car body couldn't go into (like the top level of a skyscraper).

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Post by Crusing » Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:59 pm

A robotic body like Terminator or mabey something like Robocop

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Post by CB2001 » Mon Jun 16, 2003 10:37 pm

Actually, I thought of it being more of a compact thing. Maybe something like A.M.E.E. from "Red Planet". Something that can fit into a confine space and be ready for use when needed.

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Post by Knight2000 » Tue Jun 17, 2003 4:38 am

Wouldn't it be a problem for KITT to be in a jet fighter?

His primary program is the preservation of life. Gonna be a bit of a problem if KITT is in a military aircraft.

Pilot: Target locked. Missile armed.
KITT: Sorry but I cannot let you do that. Disarming all weapons.
Pilot: wtf?!?!

KITT wouldn't let harm come to anyone, even "the enemy". Thus, he would be useless. On the other hand, if you put KARR in there, with a primary program to obey his master, he should have no problem with it.

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Post by sarfraz » Tue Jun 17, 2003 5:09 am

Ahhh, but thats the beauty of the SR-71. Its primary function is not to kill but to spy.

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Post by Crusing » Tue Jun 17, 2003 2:15 pm

SR-71 is a fine piece of machinery. Able to go speeds of Mach 3 if I am not mistaken. Wonder what would happen if KITT went that fast on the road?

Ashame they put it in retirement. It would be neat if LockHeed Martin would make a new SR-71 complete with a dash inside like KITT's.
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Post by karrwashere » Tue Jun 17, 2003 3:22 pm

i don't even think kitt would like being a plane. but it would be cool

"Yes, you could put me down!"(Kitt)
"Down?"(woman reporter)
"My dear woman, I'm a car, not a plane."(Kitt)

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Post by Darknight » Tue Jun 17, 2003 11:12 pm

The SR-71 is indeed a beauty, but it's a shame that its ramjet engines stall if it falls too far below its standard cruising speed, and that it has very little aerobatic capability. Beautiful, beautiful plane though.

Even though that military genious of former President Clinton(sarcasm fully intended) did officially retire the Blackbird, and there are none officially in operation, given that the project began in secrecy, and that the U2 spyplane (much older) is still in service, I'd bet there's a squadron of SR-71s out there somewhere kept in shape for active duty. With the world sitution as it is currently, the military would be crazy not to do so.

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Post by Rockatteer » Wed Jun 18, 2003 6:11 am

Hey you guys remember that "StreetHawk" show?

Wasn't that basically Knight Rider on a motorcycle?

Kitt as a hi-tech motorcycle would be kewl.

Maybe they could incorporate that idea into the movie with RC3 on a "streethawk" bike....and the Kitt and the bike could fall in love and become secret lovers between missions. :D
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Post by LoneKnight » Wed Jun 18, 2003 12:28 pm

Streethawk followed the same principles as Airwolf, being that both did not have the A.I. that KITT possessed so they required a constant user.

I still say they could make KITT into a multi-purpose vehicle. Air, land and sea. Shoot, why not even make it where he's a low-atmosphere orbiter?! :roll:

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Post by SadArticle » Wed Jun 18, 2003 2:54 pm

Up with same-old same-old, down with change! :wink:

I think KITT suits a car body. Cars are powerful and yet ordinary. A plane requires a runway (or at least space for a run-up, with STOL!), and the pilot has to abide by time-constricting rules (flight plans, etc). It's been mentioned on this board that being in a car left Kitt out of the loop occasionally (buildings, steep inclines, narrow spaces), so a plane would really put a drag on the action! And motorcycles would hinder his autonomy - that, and they don't 'command' a scene like a big, growling, low-slung car. Look at TKR (or don't).

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Post by Rockatteer » Fri Jun 20, 2003 11:50 pm

I still say they could make KITT into a multi-purpose vehicle. Air, land and sea.


THen you could change his name to Seal.
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Post by rusti_knight » Fri Jun 20, 2003 11:53 pm

That's SEAL knothead.

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Post by Darknight » Sat Jun 21, 2003 12:12 am

"knothead" in the context of marine oriented conversation - a sly joke? :) I thought it was cute.

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Post by Rockatteer » Sat Jun 21, 2003 6:47 am

That's SEAL knothead


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Post by Army_F_Body » Thu Jun 26, 2003 3:36 am

I've always wondered about an AI system in an M2 or M3 Bradley fighting vehicle. Kinda scary to have armor that can think on its own!
KITT project is on again!

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