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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:23 pm

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Sue wrote:I believe that is the Tunnel on Malibu Canyon road. It's not very far from where KARR was dug up.
Looks like I'll have to go back to the beach, darn.


Thanks a lot, Sue!
The tunnel is indeed located on Malibu Canyon Rd.
Coordinates: 34° 4'9.02"N 118°42'28.82"W
Here is a bird's eye view using MS Virtual Earth.
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It turned out to be a legendry location:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_Lady_(art)

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Re: Locations ?

Post by mightymouth » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:52 am

Sue wrote:I’m surprised no one has answered this one yet. I’ve still got Rookie status but I’ll give it my best shot since most of these places are in my neck of the woods.
I would start with the Universal Studios tour. I know a lot of scenes were shot on the lot. I can think of one in particular, “Halloween Knight.”
Next I would drive around the area. I have recognized near by streets like Lankershim Boulevard and Barham Boulavard as frequently traveled streets. I can recall an episode I think in season one where Michael says, “I wish we could be back in LA.” And right behind them is the Lankershim street sign. Ha Ha. And I know an oft repeated shot of KITT backing out of the Semi was shot on Barham outside of Griffith park. I think some others might have been Mulholland Drive.

Next up the Greystone Mansion. http://www.greystonemansion.org/
This was the Knight Estate in the pilot episode.

Then comes the Arden Villa. http://www.knightindustries.50megs.com/
FLAG headquarters.

Farther out of town you will find the Templin Highway. This is the one you are after if you are looking for a drive. Both Classic Knight Rider and the new Knight Rider movie were shot on this highway. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Templin_Highway

And close to that you will find the Saugus Speedway. http://www.saugusspeedway.com/
The location of “Slammin Sammys” and I think some other episodes.

Now come on you guys, if I a newbie can pull that off the top of my head I think some of you operatives out there must have some more trivia to offer.



Hello Sue, I'm mightymouth and I have just joined this amazing forum about KR !! I'm from Milano/Italia :D

This TOPIC titled "Locations" is fantastic, especially for someone like me, living so far from where the Series
were filmed :cry:

I have a curiosity that no one has been able to solve;it's about an internal location
I have visited the Arden Villa web page, but even there I did not find an answer

WHERE IS DEVON'S OFFICE LOCATED IN THE ARDEN VILLA?
WHICH IS THE ROOM OF DEVON’S OFFICE ON THE MAPS SHOWN ON THE WEB PAGE

Hope you can help me solving this curiosity, thanks for your time !!!!! :good:

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Re: Locations ?

Post by MR2NR » Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:42 am

Hey guys this is great! I plan on visiting LA sometime too see some of the sites this threads has in person. I couldn't read through the whole post so excuse me if this has all ready been posted but can anybody get a few Longitude and Latitudes (POI's) on the mansion, hangars, famous tunnel, and the beach where KARR was dug up? It would be really cool if MIO included these POI's on the new KRGPS!!! I might have to give them a call :). But I will have a tough time getting exact coordinates living in Missouri :(.

Also did they ever find the KI Jet? I figure it would be in a museum somewhere or someone has it in their backyard. If it is still flying it would be almost infeasible but a slim possibility.

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Sue » Sun Oct 05, 2008 5:51 pm

Acid_John_Byrock wrote:sorry Sue but I don't know if you're looking for that building becuse I didn't see some that looks like a restaurant... I hope will be usefull. If you need another picture, you can ask me!.
Have a nice day :D
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This is what it looks like now, Not quite as nice
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This was right next door, Its from KOTP
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Re: Locations ?

Post by xmguy » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:10 pm

Very Cool!!! Great work all of you.
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:45 am

Season 1, Episode: No Big Thing
Time code on DVD: 6:30

KITT said: I'm afraid there'll be a slight delay.
I'm going to have to make a pit stop very shortly.
... Michael drove into a Mom & Pop gas station, and
the owner tried to damage KITT an icepick ...

Address:

SEVAN GAS STATION
1638 N SAN FERNANDO BLVD
BURBANK, CA, 91504
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This location is a little bit tricky to find.
The cue comes from the 'Alfa Italia' shop
in the background (1700 N SAN FERNANDO BLVD),
which still exists after 25 years. :good:

http://www.alfaitaliaburbank.com/
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The following is the scene where Michael got away with free gas 8)
Could anyone in LA make a 'pit stop' at the gas station?
and take some pictures, thanks :mrgreen:
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Thu Oct 16, 2008 4:28 am

Season 1 (Disc 2A): The Final Verdict

Scene: On the way to Claremont Bay (to find Marty Keene)
"... KITT, we can cut a hundred miles off this trip by
going through the desert. ..."

BTW, Claremont Bay is actually San Pedro Bay in the real world.

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Season 1 (Disc 2B): The Topaz Connection
Scene: On the way to Las Vegas!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4P9VBG4IfY

"KITT, plot me a route to Las Vegas off major highways."

Music: Traveling in a fried-out combie ... 'Land Down Under' by Men At Work

"... KITT, get me Devon ...
... Wonderful. I'll call you from Las Vegas.
... I got a plane to catch. ..."
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Top: KR scene, Bottom: same location today (paved road)
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Top: KR scene, Bottom: Bird's eye view (Virtual Earth)
One of the cue to this location is the gate in red circles.
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Coordinates: 34°28'12.22"N 117°38'35.45"W

Approx. address:
12121 Oasis Rd
Pinon Hills, CA 92372
(see street view on Google Maps !)

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I finally solve the mystery of the 'route to Las Vegas'.
The same scene first appeared in 'Final Verdict' where
Michael cut thru the desert to save mileage.
The road is located in Mojave desert (off major highway
I-15), between LA and Vegas, indeed! The runway where
Michael and KITT took off is on Van Nuys Airport in the
real world (see the image below). The distance between
the airport and the desert route location/Las Vegas is
70/277 miles. Even if their speed was 300 miles/hour,
was it possible to outrun the airplane? In real life,
they have to get out of heavy traffic in LA first!

Route to Las Vegas:
A. Van Nuys Airport
C. desert route location
B. Las Vegas
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Van Nuys Airport:
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Re: Locations ?

Post by Crumbling Down » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:19 am

hey bonnie has a town named after her last name on that map lol. Look above the indicated blue path where it crosses through interstate 40.
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Post by Sue » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:02 pm

Very cool one_man :good: It looks pretty out there. Great detective work!
Crumbling Down wrote:hey bonnie has a town named after her last name on that map lol. Look above the indicated blue path where it crosses through interstate 40.

I was just thinking the same thing, lol.
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Post by Sue » Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:35 pm

Here is your mom and pop gas station from No Big Thing.
Though I must admit with google earth you hardly need me. :D
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Re: Locations ?

Post by one_man » Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:23 am

Crumbling Down wrote: hey bonnie has a town named after her last name on that map lol. Look above the indicated blue path where it crosses through interstate 40.


Everytime I drove to Las Vegas, I always took a stop at the Barstow mall,
where one can eat and fill the tank before hitting the road again.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barstow,_California

It might just come in handy to use the name of this famous town of the
Mojave desert where KR was filmed.

Sue wrote:Here is your mom and pop gas station from No Big Thing.
Though I must admit with google earth you hardly need me. :D


Fantastic, Sue! It's wonderful to visit the same location in person 25 years later!
Google earth does not have the function to 'beam' people there :mrgreen:
Your field trip is very much appreciated :good:

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Alex » Fri Oct 17, 2008 1:57 pm

I liked to know where I place the old headquarters of the Foundation for the Law and the Government (FLAG)?

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Dr. Graiman » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:24 pm

Alex wrote:I liked to know where I place the old headquarters of the Foundation for the Law and the Government (FLAG)?

Alex.


Try to find 1145 Arden Road, Pasadena California on Google Earth and you'll find ... today it's painted yellow.
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Post by Alex » Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:41 pm

Thank you very much, Dr.Graiman! :D

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Post by Sue » Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:52 pm

Alex wrote:I liked to know where I place the old headquarters of the Foundation for the Law and the Government (FLAG)?
Alex.

We covered that on page one of this long long thread :D .. But here was my attempt to photograph it.
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Post by Alex » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:09 pm

Thank you, Sue! :D

I did not know that you were there...but I liked it very much!

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Re: Locations ?

Post by Sue » Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:25 pm

one_man wrote:Here is a location I'd like to find out. Anyone knows where this tunnel is?
It's a scene right after KARR was discovered, and Michael was honking in the tunnel
Sue wrote:I believe that is the Tunnel on Malibu Canyon road. It's not very far from where KARR was dug up.
Looks like I'll have to go back to the beach, darn.

Thanks a lot, Sue!
The tunnel is indeed located on Malibu Canyon Rd.
Coordinates: 34° 4'9.02"N 118°42'28.82"W
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It turned out to be a legendry location:
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SHADO and I went and took some pictures for you. It looks a bit nicer since the 1980s.
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Re: Locations ?

Post by MR2NR » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:18 pm

Where did the naked lady go :). Looks good Sue.

BTW is FLAG Headquarters now a residence? Did you try and contact the person who owns it? I'd get a pizza logo and take SHADO on a delivery mission and get some better pics :).
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Post by Sue » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:53 am

MR2NR wrote:Where did the naked lady go :). Looks good Sue.

Read the Wiki, it was interesting.
MR2NR wrote:BTW is FLAG Headquarters now a residence? Did you try and contact the person who owns it? I'd get a pizza logo and take SHADO on a delivery mission and get some better pics :).

Yes, it appears to be a residence, and yes I did try. .. I know, I know.. what's up with that? Sue couldn't talk her way into someplace??
Hummm pizza eh? lol!
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Post by Sue » Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:37 pm

Here's one from KITTNAP.
I figured there couldn't be too many sewage treatment plants around here, all I had to do was find the one next to a shipping yard and a bridge.
http://www.lacity.org/SAN/lasewers/treatment_plants/terminal_island/index.htm
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Post by one_man » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:59 am

Sue wrote:SHADO and I went and took some pictures for you. It looks a bit nicer since the 1980s.


Sue, thanks for the tunnel pictures! Did you honk in the tunnel :D
I just discover that in two or more episodes, they exited from
the opposite end of the tunnel!

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Here is a location where everyone needs to drive carefully!

Season 1, Episode: No Big Thing

Scene: In the beginning of the episode, Devon made a left turn at an intersection.
The cue lies on the sign: '14 <- Los Angeles' as seen in the inset below.

Location: Sierra Highway & Crown Valley Rd, Acton, CA, 93510 (off highway 14)
Coordinates: 34°29'34.48"N 118°11'53.93"W

Top: KR scene; Bottom: today on Google street view (looks very different)
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Devon was pulled over by the cops.
cue: SYRACUSE Ave in the red circle.
Also, there was a school (bus) in the background.

Location: on Crown Valley Rd (near Syracuse), Acton, CA, 93510
Coordinates: 34°28'16.58"N 118°11'50.19"W

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Post by Sue » Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:45 pm

one_man wrote:
Sue wrote:SHADO and I went and took some pictures for you. It looks a bit nicer since the 1980s.


Sue, thanks for the tunnel pictures! Did you honk in the tunnel :D
I just discover that in two or more episodes, they exited from
the opposite end of the tunnel!

If you see any other tunnels go ahead and post the screen grabs and what episode it's in.
I feel like I remember seeing them going through the Kanan Dume tunnels as well.
...Come to think of it I took a picture of one of those a while back.
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Post by kitt34 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:20 pm

Love the flag mansions.

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Ooops didnt mean to post this...
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Post by Handzus' Stupid Fro » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:19 pm

Hey everybody. In looking for the House of the Rising Sun building in Knight of the Phoenix I noticed the sheriff's office is actually the Santa Clarita sheriff's office, which is located in the Santa Clarita Courthouse complex.

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