Filming location: The Bridge

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Filming location: The Bridge

Post by Michael Pajaro » Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:56 pm

Michael finds (and loses) "the package" under a bridge. That bridge is in Pasadena, CA near the Rose Bowl.

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If you look closely at the green sign in the background, it says "U.S. Naval Observatory". The actual sign is for the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, so the fx guys were at it again. (Don't think we don't notice these things guys!)

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And I don't know if they added some digital trees or did a lot of color-correcting, but the place sure looks a lot more lush on TV than it does in person

When I went to the bridge, there was an older Mustang parked nearby.

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by Sue » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:40 pm

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Knight Rider filmed down the street from me and I missed it! ... Oh! Wait... and Mike might be dead! :shock:
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Post by KFCreator » Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:23 pm

What I loved was how the D.C. metro looked absolutely nothing like the real thing. As a D.C. metro resident, I was personally laughing my ass off when I saw the metro on TV. I know the production team couldn't afford to travel to D.C. to shoot any actual footage but I was a bit surprised how different they let the actual metro station on TV look versus the real thing. I wonder if that trend of apparent reality discontinuity will continue in future episodes when scenes call for being in a different city/location? Thing back on TOS, the crew usually did their best to shoot in different locales when called for or at least they would use stock footage to try and make it look convincing. Curious to know what everyone else's thoughts are on these scenes?
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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by 1991firebirdkitt » Fri Sep 26, 2008 9:26 pm

Nice Job finding the locations, keep up the good work.
I just wish we could stumble on them when their shooting a scene. :kitt:

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by derrwill » Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:14 am

I got one!!!

BTW, so glad that I happened to find this site tonight, as I am a diehard fan of the original series!! Anyway, saw the premiere episode tonight and almost instantly was able to recognize one of the shooting locations! The scene actually Knight Industries HQ is located right down the road from me here in Irvine, CA. It is the Tustin MCAS Hangar off of Jamboree Rd near The District shopping center.

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by Sue » Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:26 am

derrwill wrote:I got one!!!

BTW, so glad that I happened to find this site tonight, as I am a diehard fan of the original series!! Anyway, saw the premiere episode tonight and almost instantly was able to recognize one of the shooting locations! The scene actually Knight Industries HQ is located right down the road from me here in Irvine, CA. It is the Tustin MCAS Hangar off of Jamboree Rd near The District shopping center.

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by PHOENIXZERO » Sat Sep 27, 2008 3:05 am

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by GarthKnight08 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:57 am

[quote="Sue"]Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Knight Rider filmed down the street from me and I missed it! ... Oh! Wait... and Mike might be dead! :shock:

Did they digially add the stairs?
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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by Alex » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:43 am

Sue wrote:Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Knight Rider filmed down the street from me and I missed it! ... Oh! Wait... and Mike might be dead! :shock:


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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by ozikool » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:42 am

I found two of those hangars,Which one did they use ?
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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by Max89 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:08 am

I think it`s that upper hangar.

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by ozikool » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:43 am

Actually its the bottom one

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Post by Slade » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:55 pm

ZOMG :!: :!: :!: ....I was on Jamboree Rd like 2 weeks ago,if I would of seen this thread earlier I would of stopped by...Doh!!!
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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by Charlie Brown » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:10 am

I believe the bottom hangar is the one they use. It is much closer to the street so it'd be easier to access.

The one exception might be the long distance shot they used in "Knight to King's Pawn" (when Billy, Zoe, and Mike were trying to break back into the abandoned SSC through a secret entrance). To get such a vast space of field, they'd have to have used the top hangar. The bottom hangar is surrounded on 2 1/2 sides by commercial and industrial zones. The top hangar, if viewed from the Northwest, has a 3/4 mile span of field before you'd see a road.

I mentioned this a few months ago about the hangars being in Tustin/Irvine, CA. If you scrolled down on the Google Map, you'd see The District Shopping Center.

So remember: every time you see Michael and KITT dashing out of the SSC, they're driving towards Costco. :D

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by Knight007 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:47 am

WOW :shock: we finally get to see the SSC. amazing. I still wounder what gave GST the idea to use this building in the show? the concept it self, the bat cave :lol: Image :kitt:

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by ozikool » Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:46 am

In google earth i found out that the top one is a different shape than the bottom one , and it is in tustin

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by Slade » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:57 pm

Im almost thinking of going back down there next time Im in the area.
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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by ozikool » Tue Apr 14, 2009 7:30 am

Yes that would be cool,Can you make a video ?

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by Knight007 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 5:11 am

and When you arrive to the location, just see if you have a sign that says " The Knight Rider was here!!" 8) Image :kitt:

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by Slade » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:06 pm

Well I have a camera and I will take pics.As for Video,I dont know,my camera can make video but its not the greatest qaulity...so well see.

Its be great to drive down the runway tho :D Ah if only I have mustang it would make it even better :D

But yeah Ill do what I can when Im down there again :wink:
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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by ozikool » Thu Apr 16, 2009 2:46 pm

It would be cool if you can go into the area, inside the hangar

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by Slade » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:48 pm

Ok I cant find an address for the place,I dont wanna get lost,not to mention I was only on Jamboree rd once and I was going to the Irvine park so I dont know how far away I was from the base.

Any help would appreciated,then I can plan to go down there soon and take pics and such :)
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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by ozikool » Thu Apr 16, 2009 4:52 pm

cant you use google earth , google maps or a map

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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by Slade » Fri Apr 17, 2009 1:18 am

I have tried but its just making me more lost :?
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Re: Filming location: The Bridge

Post by ozikool » Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:54 am

Oh,that is a bit wierd ?

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