October 2012 Archives

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Our weekly(ish) KITT Bytes - bite sized Knight Rider News:

  • David Hasselhoff visited the LAPD Golf Tournament last weekend, arriving in his own KITT - check out this thread for more pics!
  • Lifetime announces holiday schedule, including the Nov 10th debut of "The Christmas Consultant" starring David Hasselhoff [via Variety]
  • Deanna Russo and CollegeHumor send up Katy Perry once again with I'm not Awake parody video. (and Happy Birthday to Deanna, on October 17th!)
  • Diamond Select Toys is at it again with a Michael Knight 8" action figure, complete with detailed cloth costumes and a highly posable body. This is part of a new line of figures which you can pre-order now for an April 2013 release [via Articulation Times] Also you can bid on winning a 1:15 prototype at this eBay auction - proceeds to benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Knight Rider fan whom lost his job is auctioning off JoyRide Chrome KITT autographed by many including David Hasselhoff
  • A new company Kimera, is seek to put the KITT into Siri, making our smartphones actually intelligent.
  • Photo above courtesy of Jen Catano, who's driving her KITT on the Toyota Speedway race track in Irwindale, California!


Get More: MADE, Full Episodes

Last week, MTV began to air the twelfth season of their series Made, which gives participants the opportunity to have their dreams become real. In the premier episode we meet Chris, who is introduced to become David's new assistant. This episode features heavily David's 60th Birthday party where he was presented with his own KITT (with custom lambo doors) which was restored by Jen Catano.

Be sure to check out some behind the scenes pics from Jennifer on our forum! Or head over to davidNET where they have more footage from the episode.

The lovely Rebecca Holden, who played April Curtis in the second season of Knight Rider, is out with a new single! This time it's a duet with Grammy award winner Jon Secada.

Rebecca writes:

“Dreams Come True” is fast becoming the most popular wedding song in the world! We are receiving requests from around the world for our new single to be used for weddings, renewal of vows and to provide hope and inspiration. 3x Grammy Winner Jon Secada and I are so proud of this recording and would love to share our video with you:

More can be found on Rebecca's website, including information on how to obtain your copy of the single. Congratulations Rebecca!

Knight Rider Historian Joe Huth is out with another great book that takes a look at the original series of Knight Rider from a fresh perspective. In Knight Rider: 30 Years of a Lone Crusader and His Talking Car, Joe Huth and co-author David Bronstein performed over 60 brand new interviews with the cast and crew, giving an insiders look at the behind the scenes of the popular 80s show over the course of 520 pages!

We took the opportunity to ask Joe some questions about the book and his Knight Rider passion, continue to read our Q&A:

Diamond Select Toys is getting very close to releasing their 1:15 scale KITT model, complete with light effects and working sounds! Similar to the very popular Kenner model of yore, this KITT plays through several pre-recorded phrases (activated by pressing the gas tank door, and not the license plate), but DST really steps it up by adding a working scanner and lights and sounds to the presentation. This looks to be a great product for the collector and kid alike. They'll be releasing a KITT only model this year, with a KITT and Michael variant in January.

Check out the video below for a demo on the lights and sounds, as well as their press release after the jump!

9fhnkas141ij25n7gi27.jpegIf you were looking for another way to watch the original Knight Rider, you are in luck! Cable channel G4 will begin airing Knight Rider on October 1st at 11am EST, starting at the beginning with two hour pilot. Head over to TV Guide for more information on episodes airing and check out G4's website for local listings.

thanks to david net for the find!

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