Season 1 turbo boosts

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Season 1 turbo boosts

Postby knighttwothousand » Sat Dec 20, 2003 5:49 am

I noticed that the turbo boosts in season 1 were far far FAR better than those in the later seasons. The car was really shown "flying"
In season 4, they just showed the model going overhead...
Any body would like to add something else...

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Postby Knight Rider Archive » Sat Dec 20, 2003 5:57 am

I agree, the miniature turbo boost shots could never match the excitement of seeing the real car leaping through the air. But, without the special effects, we could never have had great sequences like K.I.T.T. jumping into Zachary's apartment (A GOOD KNIGHT'S WORK), saving Cara at the dam (KNIGHTMARES), or flying off the cliff in GOLIATH RETURNS.

As a side note, Turbo Boost was often used differently in Season 1, not just to leap into the air, but to leap through something. Take a look at the jumps through other vehicles in the PILOT/KNIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, KNIGHT MOVES, and WHITE BIRD. Those jumps really were something!

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Postby knighttwothousand » Sat Dec 20, 2003 6:00 am

YES, the Turbo Boosts in season 1 reflected micheal's philosophy....
Dont go around trouble, GO THROUGH IT!!!!!!!!!

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Postby kido » Sat Dec 20, 2003 10:45 am

I think it will be cool if KITT can Turbo Boost in MID AIR.
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Postby Skav » Sat Dec 20, 2003 10:58 am

I still find it funny that, when KITT does turbo boost, you never see the car take off or land.

There always seems to be an object in the way. ;)

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Postby Cougar » Sat Dec 20, 2003 12:22 pm

You do see KITT land sometimes. But like you said, when he takes off there is always a bush, mound of dirt, or a car sitting in the way.

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Postby cloudkitt » Sat Dec 20, 2003 5:36 pm

to block the ramp obviously...

BUT, if you look in A nice INdecent little town, when he jumps between the two alley's (which, if I might add, is one of the best turbo boost shots), you can CLEARLY see the ramp.


If they can hide a return ramp they will show him land, if not, they'll cut away just before the Trans Am explodes into a billion little pieces :D
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Postby Skav » Sat Dec 20, 2003 6:00 pm

I was watching 'inside out' the other night and felt weird when michael used ramps to perform that jump for that villain guy cos that's how it's done anyway.

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Postby Knicks4973 » Sat Dec 20, 2003 6:10 pm

In Soul Survivior, I believe I remember seeing KITT land after a Turbo Boost, when Randy was learning how to control KITT's body.

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Postby Skav » Sat Dec 20, 2003 10:37 pm

yes, but i believe it was still quite rare to see kitt land. the majority of the time would have michael bouncing in his chair.

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Re: Season 1 turbo boosts

Postby KnightCrusader99 » Sun Dec 21, 2003 11:20 pm

knighttwothousand wrote:I noticed that the turbo boosts in season 1 were far far FAR better than those in the later seasons. The car was really shown "flying"
In season 4, they just showed the model going overhead...
Any body would like to add something else...


Speaking of Models in the fourth season, what was up with the model in the mud? If anything I could see it would cause much damage to put a real car in the mud and floor it. These cars were obvious models.

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Postby cloudkitt » Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:18 pm

and the lava
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Postby Knight Industries 3000 » Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:43 pm

I can honestly say that I never noticed that miniatures were used to represent KITT in later seasons.

Then again, I haven't seen many later-season episodes in many years.

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Postby knightman » Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:24 pm

i remember one ep when kitt says something to michael who was parachooting behind him said " why dont we just turbo boost over the wall like we always do? and michael said something like
" u dont win friends and influence people by crashing thru there doors kitt." Hmmm isnt that what they always did?? lol :lol: ... just thought it was funny at the time :lol:


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