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Kitt at Universal Studios

Post by brooklyn mark » Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:56 pm

i seen kitt at universal studios and he was really talking and answering my questions. is he a real live machine?

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Post by neps » Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:58 pm

nope, unfortunatly not. what you saw at universal studios was a car that had a audio interface so that someone outside of the car could interact with those that were inside it. it was probably just a minimum wage paid employee.

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Post by RailRoaderKnight » Tue Jul 01, 2003 11:00 pm

I wouldnt think so. They probley pay someone to sit with a microphone and listen to people question and then he answers. But you never know? When did you see him?

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Post by brooklyn mark » Tue Jul 01, 2003 11:19 pm

around 1994

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Post by aussieknight » Tue Jul 01, 2003 11:27 pm

Ummmmm....you serious?
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Post by RailRoaderKnight » Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:06 am

Wow im surpized. I didnt think he was still there. I would have to figure hes gone now

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Post by neps » Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:08 am

He is gone now. But I can verify that he was there in 1994. I personally last saw him in 96 I believe.

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Post by brooklyn mark » Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:28 pm

why is he gone

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Post by knightdriver » Wed Jul 02, 2003 2:01 pm

Because as usual, people disrespect others property and vandalized the hell out of it. so it was pulled and left to rot on the back lot somewhere..
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Post by Carlyn Eliz » Wed Jul 02, 2003 6:23 pm

awww....i should have seen it before they did that, poor kitt :cry:

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Post by neps » Wed Jul 02, 2003 6:29 pm

Also, I would hate to say that he had a pretty prime peace of real-estate, and the actual people who knew what he was most likey dwindling without major events in the series in the recent years.

I'm pretty sure that when he was taken down, the space was used for a new exhibit that was based on a movie of the time, does anyone remember what that was?

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Post by Skav » Wed Jul 02, 2003 6:37 pm

jurassic park?

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Post by neps » Wed Jul 02, 2003 6:53 pm

well I found out was wrong. KITT was moved, and a cafe was put in its place. It wasn't to make room for the latest movie. (And KITT was there after Jurassic Park stuck, as the last time I was at Universal, the Jurassic Park ride, and KITT were both there)

A couple of years ago, KITT was moved right under where the 'U' in the words 'Upper Lot' on the map linked below. After they took him down and removed the water platform, they replaced it with a dining area. At one time they even had Beast from TKR there.

Here is a map of Universal Studios. The area circled in red is where KITT was, right next to the giant shark from jaws. Where the tables and umbrella are now.

http://www.knightrideronline.com/images ... ne2003.jpg

I'll try to get a map up here in the next few days to week with KITT on the actual map for comparison. If someone else has access, please feel free to post it as well

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Post by aussieknight » Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:45 pm

So where were the original pics of KITT on the water feature taken? Where was KITT first displayed? Wasn't there a angled side-on display at one time? Why is the sky blue? Oh, sorry about the last one. :-)
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Post by Tony » Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:13 pm

I have pics of KITT at Universal..
If any one wants pics I will e-mail them to you..
Please e-mail me and let me know..

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Post by brooklyn mark » Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:26 pm

so the one at universal studios is that the one they used in the movie?

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Post by Skav » Wed Jul 02, 2003 10:42 pm

no, it's a replica.

and i am wrong. i remember now seeing the jurassic park ride there when i saw kitt, he was opposite a restaurant me and my family dined in before hopping over and seeing him.

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Post by neps » Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:08 pm

aussieknight wrote:So where were the original pics of KITT on the water feature taken? Where was KITT first displayed? Wasn't there a angled side-on display at one time? Why is the sky blue? Oh, sorry about the last one. :-)


The pics of KITT on the water were taken in the middle of the red circle on the map, next to the Jaws shark. The whole structure that used to be there is now no longer.

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Post by CB2001 » Wed Jul 02, 2003 11:53 pm

They should have sent KITT down here to Universal Florida. They'd probably would have him sitting in the Boneyard, in between Burt Reynold's car from "Cop and a 1/2" and the Lazarus machine from "Casper".

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Post by Michael Pajaro » Thu Jul 03, 2003 1:55 am

One cool thing about KITT at Universal was that sometimes when people came to the front of the car to take pictures, KITT would raise his headlights and say "cheese". It surprised a lot of people, who didn't think KITT could really "see" them. If no one was in line to sit inside, he would call out to people walking by. They had some nice touches.

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Post by knightriderfan3000 » Thu Jul 03, 2003 2:38 pm

If anyone has a pictures of KITT at Universal please send them to me at majorandme@earthlink.net. Thanks

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Post by Dumbledore » Thu Jul 03, 2003 2:45 pm

neps wrote:well I found out was wrong. KITT was moved, and a cafe was put in its place. It wasn't to make room for the latest movie. (And KITT was there after Jurassic Park stuck, as the last time I was at Universal, the Jurassic Park ride, and KITT were both there)

A couple of years ago, KITT was moved right under where the 'U' in the words 'Upper Lot' on the map linked below. After they took him down and removed the water platform, they replaced it with a dining area. At one time they even had Beast from TKR there.

Here is a map of Universal Studios. The area circled in red is where KITT was, right next to the giant shark from jaws. Where the tables and umbrella are now.

http://www.knightrideronline.com/images ... ne2003.jpg

I'll try to get a map up here in the next few days to week with KITT on the actual map for comparison. If someone else has access, please feel free to post it as well


is that the universal studios in florida?

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Post by CB2001 » Thu Jul 03, 2003 8:11 pm

Dumbledore- To answer your question: No. I have been down to Universal three times in my lifetime. I know the place very well, and I can tell you that the map is not to USF, but Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Post by KFCreator » Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:28 pm

well, I'm not sure if I've posted them before, but here are 5 pics. of KITT at Universal Studios in Hollywood. All of the pics. (except one) are all courtesy of my dad, who is an excellent photographer too! :-) Anyway, I'm sorry if they consume board space for a bit but they're really good pics. and I thought I should share them for at least a bit. Enjoy! :-)

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Post by Dumbledore » Thu Jul 03, 2003 9:34 pm

CB2001 wrote:Dumbledore- To answer your question: No. I have been down to Universal three times in my lifetime. I know the place very well, and I can tell you that the map is not to USF, but Universal Studios Hollywood.


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