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Knight Rider
GenreAction[1]
Created byGlen A. Larson (Characters)
Developed byDave Andron
StarringJustin Bruening
Deanna Russo
Sydney Tamiia Poitier
Paul Campbell
Yancey Arias
Bruce Davison
Smith Cho
Voices ofVal Kilmer as 'KITT' Peter Cullen as 'KARR' 2.0 (Knight to King's Pawn)
Theme music composerChristopher Tyng
Composer(s)Christopher Tyng
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes17 (plus 1 TV movie) (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)David Bartis
Glen A. Larson
Doug Liman
Matt Pyken
Gary Scott Thompson
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Dutch Oven Productions
Universal Media Studios
Gary Scott Thompson Productions
DistributorUniversal Studios Home Entertainment
NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkNBC
Picture format1080i
Original releaseSeptember 24, 2008 –
March 4, 2009
Chronology
Preceded byKnight Rider (1980s series)
Knight Rider (2008 film)
External links
Website

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Knight Rider is a 2008 series that follows the 1982 television series of the same title created by Glen A. Larson and the 2008 television movie.

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Plot[edit]

The series stars Justin Bruening as Mike Traceur, the estranged son of Michael Knight. The series also stars Deanna Russo as Sarah Graiman, Traceur's former girlfriend and love interest. Sarah is the daughter of Charles Graiman. Graiman, played by Bruce Davison, is the creator of a new generation of KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand), which is voiced by Val Kilmer. The series was in production for just one season.

Cast[edit]

  • Justin Bruening as Michael 'Mike' Knight (originally known as Mike Traceur): the son of the original Michael Knight, driver of the first KITT.
  • Deanna Russo as Dr. Sarah Graiman: the daughter of Charles Graiman and romantic interest of Mike Knight.
  • Val Kilmer as the Voice of KITT: the artificially intelligent automobile. Will Arnett was originally cast for the voice of KITT and had his lines recorded but he was later replaced by Val Kilmer.
  • Paul Campbell as Billy Morgan
  • Smith Cho as Zoe Chae (Episodes 13–17, Guest Star in Episodes 1–12)
  • Bruce Davison as Dr. Charles Graiman: KITT's creator and Sarah's father. (Episodes 1–12)
  • Sydney Tamiia Poitier as FBI Agent Carrie Rivai (Episodes 1–11)
  • Yancey Arias as NSA Agent Alex Torres (Episodes 1–12)
  • Peter Cullen as the Voice of KARR 2.0, the evil artificially intelligent automobile

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In the spring of 2007, NBCUniversal chief executive Jeff Zucker hired Ben Silverman as chief NBC programmer, and asked him to help bring NBC out of last place in network ratings. One of Silverman's early moves was to try to revive old franchises like Knight Rider and American Gladiators. Silverman, in a deal endorsed by Ford Motor Company, the car supplier, approved production.[2] In advance of its anticipated weekly run, the new Knight Rider series was introduced with a television movie on February 17, 2008. The new series premiered on NBC on September 24, 2008 and led the network's Wednesday evening lineup, along with Deal or No Deal and Lipstick Jungle.[3] On October 21, 2008, NBC gave the show a full season order of 22 episodes.[4] All of the episodes that aired on TV are also available on the PlayStation Network Video Store,[5]Xbox Live Marketplace,[6]Hulu Plus (available only for computer streaming, not TV or mobile streaming),[7] and iTunes Store.[8] The episodes are available in HD format and SD format.

Retooling[edit]

On November 10, 2008, NBC reformatted the show in an effort to more closely resemble the storyline of its predecessor. Yancey Arias, Bruce Davison, and Sydney Tamiia Poitier's characters were removed from the series after the end of their original thirteen episode commitment starting with a two-part episode scheduled to air in January 2009. The show continued with a more character-driven focus on Michael and KITT.[9]

Cancellation[edit]

On December 3, 2008, NBC reduced its season order to seventeen episodes.[10] The series finale aired on March 4, 2009. When NBC's 2009-2010 schedule was announced on May 19, 2009, it did not include Knight Rider, effectively signaling the cancellation of the series.[11][12][13][14]

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Vehicle[edit]

For the series premiere, many new features in KITT were introduced in addition to those seen on the pilot movie. As an homage to the original KITT's Super Pursuit Mode, the new KITT transforms into Attack Mode[15] - a significantly more aggressive version than the Attack Mode depicted in the pilot movie, which consisted primarily of an extended rear spoiler. KITT also transforms into a Ford F-150 FX4 pickup truck for off-road purposes,[16] a Ford E-150 van, Ford Flex, Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, and a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang for disguise purposes. The series also demonstrated capabilities such as KITT's Turbo Boost, allowing KITT to briefly become airborne, and submergibility, maintaining system integrity and life support for occupants while underwater. Also installed in KITT are a grappling hook, a laser that originates from his scanner bar, double mini-guns, defensive flares, offensive missiles, parachute, a dart gun, a sonic inhibitor and an EMP weapon.

The interior of the vehicle has been reworked, with the single display screen on the center console replaced by touch-enabledhead-up displays spanning the entire interior surface of the windshield. The removal of the center console screen has also seen KITT's 'presence' indicator, reminiscent of the original series KITT's voice modulator, appearing in a pulsing orb mounted high in the middle of the dashboard with a dot in the middle that shifts over to 'look' at whoever he's talking to. Other interior changes include a more conventional steering wheel, replacing the previously seen 3/4 steering wheel, blue lighting in the dashboard over the driver's-side instrumentation and the passenger-side console that becomes red whenever KITT is in Attack Mode, and a standard Mustang rear seat instead of the super-computer laden rear seat of the movie KITT. The interior of 4x4 Mode uses the same customized Mustang dashboard, but the F-150's passenger and driver's seats. KITT also carries a backup mainframe that he can reboot to in the event his primary is damaged. KITT's mechanics are high-tech industrial robots named Katie, Lisa, and Hank. They scan KITT for damages and interact with the human actors.[17]

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KITT's technology includes a surface screen program, enabling the hood to operate as a touchscreen display, similar to the internal head-up displays, a printer in the passenger-side console, and a 3D Object Generator in the rear passenger compartment, as well as a self-destruct program.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
1'A Knight in Shining Armor'David SolomonGary Scott ThompsonSeptember 24, 20087.349[18]
Mike Traceur and KITT go after a mysterious group who abducted a man whose DNA contains a key to an unbreakable code. Whilst on the hunt, Mike realises the group are people connected to his past: a past he has no memory of after disappearing and suffering some kind of trauma. He also learns that before disappearing he proposed to Sarah, but he has no recollection of this. A mysterious woman who is directly linked to Mike tries to leverage him, but realises he doesn't know her. During a final confrontation, Carrie shoots Mike supposedly dead and lets the woman escape, so the world thinks Mike Traceur is dead. In the spirit of fresh starts, Mike chooses to become Mike Knight II and he and Sarah agree to wipe the slate of their past clean.
2'Journey to the End of the Knight'David StraitonPhilip LevensOctober 1, 20087.766[19]
Mike seeks the help of a former military buddy in a mission to infiltrate a drag race smuggling ring, resulting in KITT being seriously damaged and Mike having to steal a rare hypercar to replace one that was totalled in the race. Sarah learns tha the smuggling ring are into more dangerous things than they believes, but also that the friend may have smuggling ties of his own.
3'Knight of the Iguana'Bryan SpicerRob WrightOctober 8, 20086.856[20]
To try and locate a missing US undercover operative, Mike and Zoe (Smith Cho) pose as a couple to infiltrate a terrorist group in Baja California, suspected of stealing a powerful weapons. They are assisted by a helpful local (Johann Urb), who Mike quickly determines is actually part of the group, revealed to be a team of former Soldiers. When Billy and Sarah come to help, they learn the weapons include an experimental missile designed by Knight Research. Now they must stop a devastating terror attack on the US, but things get complicated between the girls when Sarah learns that whilst drunk, Mike and Zoe slept together.
4'A Hard Day's Knight'Allan KroekerDave AndronOctober 15, 20087.470[21]
When Sarah asks Mike to escort her to her friends wedding, Torres gives Mike a supposedly simple mission: pose as a courier for a mysterious tycoon. Unfortunately, Mike is injected with a neural poison as an incentive to complete the job, and has less than three hours to live but the tycoon disappears with the antidote. As the poison starts to set in, Mike starts unwillingly telling the truth which leads to his embarrassment. As Sarah tries to find a cure, Mike and KITT follow the clues which leads to an assassination plan. Mike learns that the only way to save his life is for him to assassinate a billionaire tech mogul in order to set in motion events which will uncover the mastermind, but does he have the strength and time to do it?
5'Knight of the Hunter'Jay ChandrasekharPatrick Massett & John ZinmanOctober 22, 20087.226[22]

KITT disguises as a 4x4 for an off-road mission as Mike is assigned to investigate a right-wing militia group led by PMC leader Walt Cooperton, who started the group after the Department of Defence ended his contract for unknown reasons, which puts a hold on Mikes plans to take Sarah out for his birthday. Posing as a disgruntled Marine, Mike manages to get himself invited into the group after being tortured by Right-hand man Oren Moss and Coopertons girlfriend, Cassandra. Mikes search of Coopertons personal belongings, which include Armani suits and $6000 french wine, lead him to conclude is he isn't actually the radicalist they believe. Unfortunately after he finds large quantities of explosives are somewhere in the camp, he is caught by Cassandra who reveals herself to be an undercover British secret agent posing as one of them. As Mike, Cassandra and KITT try to escape, KITT is severely damaged and forces the others to leave him and meet up later.

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As they learn that the group are leaving the compound on a mission, KITT discovers that Mike suspicions were right: Cooperton and Moss are Mercenaries wanted for bank robberies around the world, but why are they leading a militia-group, and why will they do with their explosives?
6'Knight of the Living Dead'Leslie LibmanGary Scott ThompsonNovember 5, 20085.124[23]
Halloween fun turns dark when a murderous hacker infiltrates the Knight headquarters and activates a self-destruct program hidden inside KITT. Meanwhile, Mike and Sarah have 30 minutes to relay KITT's software to the back-up system and try and disarm the bomb while the others rush to find a killer among them. During the download, KITT and Mike learn that the self-destruct was created after the failure of the 'original prototype': Knight Auto Cybernetic Roving Robotic Exoskeleton (or KARR for short), but Mike is distracted by the haunting feelings of familiarity he gets when he hears the name KARR. Note:This episode reveals schematics of a re-imagined KARR who is once again similar to KITT as a returning nemesis.
7'I Wanna Rock & Roll All Knight'Matt Earl BeesleyRachel Mellon & Teresa HuangNovember 12, 20085.342[24]
Mike and KITT are assigned on a mission to catch a criminal couple, Max and Nikki, who has been blowing up buildings, but when they end up in a standoff they are stopped from firing because Nikki is revealed to be a congressman's daughter, though she has no problems shooting Mike. After creative investigation allows them to learn their next target, they end up in another standoff which this time results in Max abandoning Nikki to allow his escape. Unfortunately this turns out to be a complex ruse to allow Nikki to steal the classified personnel files of everyone at the SSC and then kidnap Agent Rivai. With the impending threat of their secure files being uploaded to the Internet, Mike and KITT must race to find them and save the day.
8'Knight of the Zodiac'J. Miller TobinMatt PykenNovember 19, 20085.205[25]
After captuing a bank robber, Mike goes undercover in his place to Las Vegas to bust a money laundering operation run by a gang who only know each other by signs of the Zodiac, headed by 'Capricorn', who is posing as a Casino Chief-of-Security. Mike then ends up becoming embroiled in a daring casino heist. Billy (Paul Campbell) joins the mission only to spark a romantic adventure of his own. Meanwhile, Dr. Graiman locks horns with an old rival and former flame who comes to assess how 'green' the SSC is. Mike manages to successfully escape with the money, but unfortunately because he was better at his job than the actual robber, the others realize he is a fraud. Mike then discovers 'Capricorn' is actually running a complex con to allow him to keep his casino job, and is saved by Billy and KITT.
9'Knight Fever'Milan CheylovMatt PykenDecember 31, 20084.540[26]
Mike must stop the spread of a computer nanovirus that destroys electronics and threatens a global meltdown. The job gets more complicated when KITT is infected and suffers a series of malfunctions. Meanwhile, Mike's jealousy begins to show when Sarah reconnects with a former boyfriend (guest star Jeffrey Pierce), one of the developers of the virus and the only one who knows how to stop it.
10'Don't Stop the Knight'Bryan SpicerRob WrightJanuary 7, 20095.736[27]
Mike tries to save a kidnapped foreign ambassador (guest star Vanessa A. Williams) from a terrorist who sends Mike on a series of missions to acquire parts for a hafnium nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, Dr. Graiman tries to fix a temperamental robot named HANK. Agent Rivai eventually tracks down the terrorist's hide out but is caught in an explosion when a trip-wire bomb goes off.
11'Day Turns into Knight'Allan KroekerDave AndronJanuary 14, 20095.378[28]
While Rivai clings to life, Mike and KITT transport the terrorist's nuclear bomb, but to keep it from detonating they must maintain a speed over 100 MPH. The bomb is transferred, without stopping, to a C-130 transport plane and harmlessly detonated at high-altitude. Afterward, Mike learns of a second bomb located at a chemical plant in Phoenix, Arizona and he and Sarah rush to intercept it. At the end, Sarah learns her father was killed when the damaged C-130 explodes during an emergency landing. Note:This was the last appearance of Dr. Graiman (Bruce Davison) and Agent Rivai (Sydney Tamiia Poitier).
12'Knight to King's Pawn'Jeffrey G. HuntPatrick Massett & John ZinmanJanuary 21, 20094.928[29]

While Sarah grieves over the loss of her father, Agent Torres (Yancey Arias) and the NSA dismantle the SSC and KITT's AI chip is removed to be installed in his evil predecessor KARR, ( once again voiced by Peter Cullen), who is being kept at Area 51. In a secret message left by Dr. Graiman, Mike learns that he was the original operator of KARR but his memories of the events were erased after KARR went on a killing spree brought on by corrupted files, and that Torres' belief that KITTS files will override KARRs is a mistake and a disaster waiting to happen. To save himself, KITT secretly uploads his files to the internet and Billy and Zoe try to piece him back together. Mike infiltrates Area 51 and installs KITT's reconstructed AI into KITT's body. KARR (who can transform into a walking mech vehicle) forcefully seizes Torres as his new operator and has a final confrontation with Mike and KITT. Torres dies in the final battle. Meanwhile, Sarah uncovers a windfall of funds secretly left by her father, who's ultimate plan was for her to restart The Foundation for Law and Government at the SSC. Note:This was the last appearance of Agent Torres (Yancey Arias). Dr. Graiman (Bruce Davison) appears in recorded messages to Mike and Sarah'.

Guest Star: Peter Cullen as voice of KARR 2.0
13'Exit Light, Enter Knight'Gary Scott ThompsonGary Scott ThompsonJanuary 28, 20096.229[30]
Mike tries to stop a bank heist, but is taken hostage and loses contact with KITT. While inside the vault, Mike learns the thieves didn't come for the money, but what is inside a mob lawyer's safety deposit box - the account numbers and access codes to his clients' off-shore bank accounts. As a SWAT team closes in, KITT tries to warn them of bombs planted in the building and Mike tries to foil the robbers' escape plans. Things get complicated when Mike discovers that one of the hostages is in allegiance with the criminals.
14'Fight Knight'Nick GomezRob WrightFebruary 4, 20094.996[31]
Mike goes to Colorado to help an Army friend (Meghan Markle) investigate the murder of her former drill sergeant (guest star Tiki Barber), and follows leads that the soldier may have been involved in an underground fight club that exploits military veterans. Mike attempts to secure secret footage of the fight that the drill sergeant was in get complicated when he ends up in the ring with his friend against two champions.
15'Fly by Knight'Jay ChandrasekharDave AndronFebruary 11, 20095.482[32]
Mike tries to rescue a kidnapped boy-genius who knows the location of a hidden stash of drugs stolen from a drug dealer. The boy leaves behind puzzling clues that Mike and KITT must solve in order to find him. Complicating things is the DEA agent assigned to the case who has Mike arrested for interfering.
16'Knight and the City'Guy Norman BeeMatt PykenFebruary 18, 20095.317[33]
Mike suspects foul play when the owner of his favorite hangout, 'Sonny's Bar', is killed in a suspicious accident and the place is taken over by an unsavory crowd.
17'I Love the Knight Life'Alex ZakrzewskiPhilip LevensMarch 4, 20095.679[34]
In their first official mission for the Foundation for Law And Government, Mike and KITT try to procure a stolen high-tech serum called HXP that enhances physical abilities before the thieves can sell it to North Korean buyers. When Mike corners Galt, the main suspect, he finds Galt has overdosed on the serum and possesses super-human strength.

On December 3, 2008, NBC reduced its season order to seventeen episodes. The series finale aired on March 4, 2009. On May 19, 2009, NBC announced that they would not renew Knight Rider for a second season.

DVD release[edit]

Knight Rider: The Complete Series DVD was released on July 28, 2009 on a four disc set with bonus material.[35][36]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes22
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Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 26, 1982 –
May 6, 1983
Season chronology
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The first season of Knight Rider, an American television series, debuted on September 26, 1982, and ended on May 6, 1983. It aired on NBC.[1] The region 1 DVD was released on August 3, 2004.[2]

Knight Rider had a 2-hour premiere on NBC, airing at 8PM on Sunday night. The show was put up against Dallas, and would eventually move NBC out of third place in the network race. No other show had ever survived that time slot.[citation needed] The show eventually aired on Friday nights, and in December 1982 became the second-highest-rated show of its day; MASH was number 1. The show was renewed for a second season during the filming of 'Short Notice'.

K.I.T.T.[edit]

A car of K.I.T.T was eventually sent out on tour to various car shows around the country. K.I.T.T. was designed by Michael Scheffe using Pontiac's 1982 Trans Am. Michael Scheffe had worked for Mattel designing toys, and had done some design work on Blade Runner. Scheffe had around 18 days to create his first mock up of K.I.T.T. for the network.

Stuntman Jack Gill says the car was dropped about an inch and a half from GM's stock height. The car also had around $2,000,000 worth of modifications. Spare cars were always on hand, and Universal eventually did all of the modifications that were needed. The hero car was the only one of the vehicles on hand that contained the intricate dashboard. A mock up dashboard was used on a sound stage for closeups of the voice box or other buttons.

Glen Larson wanted the car to have a heartbeat and asked Scheffe to design a beam of light like the Cylons had in Battlestar Galactica to be used on the front of the vehicle. The Pontiac's nose was eventually extended slightly.

Gill claims that they got the cars from Pontiac for $1 apiece. The only car Universal had to pay for was the hero car. Pontiac would call up the studio and ask how many cars were needed. Pontiac often gave the studio vehicles that had already been damaged.

William Daniels, the voice of K.I.T.T., would record his parts after the majority of the episode were filmed. Hasselhoff would work with a guy off camera who would read him K.I.T.T.'s lines. If the vehicle was in motion, the lines would be read through the car radio. The vehicle was usually towed during scenes where Hasselhoff appeared to be driving.

K.I.T.T. received an overhaul in 1984, receiving a new interior to keep up with the times.

The studio had a marketing campaign for Knight Rider. Fans could write the network and they would receive a pamphlet detailing some features about K.I.T.T. The first campaign was held in August 1982. The pamphlet received said, 'The Competition is NO Competition!.' K.I.T.T was parked alongside a vehicle that resembled the General Lee from Dukes of Hazzard. The General Lee featured a double zero on the door. The pamphlet compared the two vehicles.

In the fall of 1985, an ad came out in TV Guide detailing K.I.T.T.'s upgrades.[3]

Season 1[edit]

The premiere episode featured Larry Anderson as Michael Long. In the pilot, the character is eventually gravely wounded and forced to undergo plastic surgery, becoming Michael Knight, as played by David Hasselhoff. As a result of Hasselhoff's voice being dubbed in to all of his lines, Anderson elected to remain uncredited in the episode.[3]

At the end of Season 1, lead actress Patricia McPherson was fired from the show due to a falling out with producer Robert Foster. McPherson would be replaced by Rebecca Holden. Hasselhoff was reportedly angry about McPherson's firing but was in no position to fight the network or the show's producers for her job. McPherson returned for Season 3.

David Hasselhoff eventually got his girlfriend on the show for an episode titled 'White Bird'. Catherine Hickland would play Michael Long's long lost fiancée Stevie Mason. Hickland was brought in to help write the episode. The episode was more mature and dealt with solicitation. At the end of season 1 during the wrap party, Hasselhoff celebrated Hickland's birthday. A cake was presented with a replica of K.I.T.T. sitting on top. Written in icing were the words 'Look Under the Hood.' An engagement ring had been placed under the hood, and Hasselhoff proposed.

The couple honeymooned during the shows second season. During the episode 'Mouth of the Snake' Hasselhoff is barely seen, because he was on his honeymoon with Hickland. Hickland returned to the show on 'Let it Be Me'. NBC was trying to create a spinoff series during the episode 'Mouth of the Snake'. The couple divorced in 1989, and Hickland later married Michael E. Knight.

Theme Song[edit]

Stu Phillips and Glen Larson composed the theme music for the show. Gemini tv chakravakam serial live. The decision to use synthesizers was largely a network decision. Larson claims that they used five or six synthesizers, drums and a Fender bass.[3]

Busta Rhymes sampled the theme song in his 1998 song 'Turn it Up/Fire it Up'.[citation needed]

Stunts[edit]

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Stuntman Jack Gill worked on the show, and had previously worked on the Dukes of Hazzard. In the episode, 'Give Me Liberty..Give Me Death' K.I.T.T. jumps over a General Lee lookalike. In the book, 'Knight Rider Legacy' Gill remembers one jump that was reused several times throughout the show. In the episode, 'The Topaz Connection' K.I.T.T. jumps a 90-foot ravine. A camera was mounted inside a cage on the right side of the car for a point of view shot. The cameras had cables attached to it, but when the vehicle neared the ramp, the cables would be cut loose, and the camera would run for about a minute before shutting down. When the jump was performed, the cable came loose, and the camera tumbled in the vehicle. The cable can be seen in the footage. The footage was used in several episodes including, 'Nobody Does it Better', 'Lost Knight', 'Junkyard Dog', and 'Knight Flight to Freedom.'

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Hasselhoff performed a few stunts on the show. Hasselhoff was often seen doing 180 degree turns in the vehicle. In the book, 'Knight Rider Legacy,' Hasselhoff explains that he achieved this by using the emergency brake while driving around 50 miles per hour. Hasselhoff eventually hit a palm tree and the studio banned him from performing any more of his own stunts due to the liability.

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In the episode 'Return to Cadiz', K.I.T.T. appears to glide across water. K.I.T.T. was actually mounted to a submerged platform that had an outboard motor attached.

For the scenes in which K.I.T.T. appeared to be driving without a driver, Jack would sit behind the driver's seat. Jack would extend his arms and legs through the seat out of sight. A two way mirror was created that hid the stuntman during scenes where K.I.T.T. appeared to be driving solo. K.I.T.T. was never seen driving for long periods of time solo due to the difficulty shooting it.

Spin Offs[edit]

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Code of Vengeance was a TV show that didn't do very well. The show starred actor L. Charles Taylor who had been featured in the Knight Rider episode, 'Mouth of the Snake.'

The network was determined to have a spinoff, a show entitled, The Speed Demons was envisioned. The show was supposed to involve motorcycles that had been modified like K.I.T.T. The show never materialized. Street Hawk aired about a year later on ABC.

Cast[edit]

  • David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight
  • William Daniels as the voice of KITT (Knight Industries Two Thousand) (uncredited)
  • Edward Mulhare as Devon Miles
  • Patricia McPherson as Dr. Bonnie Barstow
  • Richard Basehart as Wilton Knight (Knight of The Phoenix: Part 1), and the voice of Wilton Knight (rest of the series)
  • Peter Cullen as the voice of KARR (Knight Automated Roving Robot)

Episodes[edit]

Main article: List of Knight Rider (1982 TV series) episodes
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1212'Knight of the Phoenix'Daniel HallerGlen A. LarsonSeptember 26, 1982[1]5737557376

After Detective Michael Long is shot and left for dead, he is saved by the eccentric billionaire, Wilton Knight and his associate Devon Miles. He is given a new face by plastic surgery, a new identity as Michael Knight, and the Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT for short) – a dream car with super-spy gadgets and nearly invulnerable armor. Wilton asks Michael to carry on his crime-fighting crusade believing 'one man can make a difference.' Soon Michael manages to locate his shooter, a woman named Tanya Walker, who is stealing technology secrets and embezzling money from a computer company. With the help of a woman named Maggie, Michael lures Tanya into a trap by showing off KITT's abilities as bait.

  • Originally shown as a Two-hour Pilot Movie, but in syndication is shown as 2 separate episodes.
  • Guest stars:Lance LeGault (Colonel Roderick Decker on The A-Team), Richard Anderson (Oscar Goldman on The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman) and Ed Gilbert (Fenton Hardy on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries)
33'Deadly Maneuvers'Paul StanleyWilliam Schmidt & Bob ShayneOctober 1, 1982[1]57305
Michael helps a stranded Army Lieutenant named Robin Ladd who learns her father has died in a suspicious accident. Michael conducts his own investigation which leads to uncovering the theft of nuclear warheads from an Army weapons depot and evidence the top brass may be involved.
44'Good Day at White Rock'Daniel HallerDeborah DavisOctober 8, 1982[1]57303
Michael goes to the sleepy mountain town of White Rock for some rock-climbing, but the place is invaded by a troublesome biker gang. Learning another gang is on its way for a showdown, Michael, with the help of a local woman (Anne Lockhart) and her brother, must find a way to drive off the gangs before they turn the town into a battleground.
55'Slammin' Sammy's Stunt Show Spectacular'Bruce BilsonE. Paul Edwards & John Alan SchwartzOctober 22, 1982[1]57315

Michael investigates a dare-devil stunt show that is plagued with accidents and sabotage. When Michael finds out a disreputable businessman named Blake may be to blame, he joins the show with KITT as his stunt car, hoping to draw out the saboteur and connect him with Blake's scheme to take over the business.

Guest stars:Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine)
66'Just My Bill'Sidney HayersStory by : Catherine Bacos
Teleplay by : Deborah Davis & David Braff
October 29, 1982[1]57311
Devon assigns Michael to protect Senator Maggie Flynn who has made enemies in her political crusade to fight a new energy bill. After numerous attempts on her life, Michael arranges for her to hide out with Devon, much to Devon's chagrin, while he conducts an investigation with Flynn's assistant Jane Adams, who suspects a rival politician to be involved in the attacks.
77'Not a Drop to Drink'Virgil W. VogelHannah L. ShearerNovember 5, 1982[1]57304
Michael is sent to help a group of cattle ranchers who are battling an acquisitive landowner. Getting in Michael's way is a troubled rancher's hot-headed daughter-in-law Francesca, who believes they don't need an outsider's help. After Michael and KITT stop a gang of thugs from destroying a pipeline the landowner resorts to bombing a dam that could flood the valley and kill dozens of people.
88'No Big Thing'Bernard L. KowalskiJudy BurnsNovember 12, 1982[1]57313
Devon is pulled over in a small town for a minor traffic violation, but the officers add 'resisting arrest' to the charges and toss him in the slammer. Devon then learns a fellow cellmate, Frank Reston, is an investigative reporter about to bust the county's Judge Paxton on a corruption scheme, but soon Reston is taken away and eliminated. With Devon is a potential witness, Paxton has Devon taken to a maximum security prison. Michael and KITT then break Devon out in order to prove he is being set up.
99'Trust Doesn't Rust'Paul StanleySteven E. De SouzaNovember 19, 1982[1]57307

Two petty thieves, Tony and Rev (William Sanderson), break into a Foundation warehouse and unwittingly reactivate KARR (the Knight Automated Roving Robot) (voiced by Peter Cullen), which was sitting in storage. Responding to the break in, Michael and KITT arrive to see the two thieves make a getaway in KITT's identical twin. After Michael learns that KARR was KITT's prototype and programmed with an unstable self preservation AI, he goes after the vehicle which the two thieves are using to crash into bank vaults. Things become more complicated when KARR has the thieves kidnap Bonnie so she can repair a malfunctioning circuit. Michael and KITT get Bonnie back, and try to disable KARR using a laser. When this fails, Michael sets KITT on a direct collision course with KARR, banking on KARR's self preservation to defeat him.

Guest Star: Peter Cullen as the voice of KARR
1010'Inside Out'Peter CraneSteven E. De SouzaNovember 26, 1982[1]57302
Michael poses as a wheelman named Dugan so he can infiltrate a criminal training camp led by a retired General named Kincaid. Helping him is a woman on the inside named Linda who only follows Kincaid to avoid being blackmailed. The situation becomes dire when Michael, after unwittingly helping Kincaid in a gold heist, faces off with the real Dugan who shows up and points to Michael as an impostor.
1111'The Final Verdict'Bernard KowalskiStory by : Tom Greene and John Alan Schwartz & E. Paul Edwards
Teleplay by : John Alan Schwartz & E. Paul Edwards
December 3, 1982[1]57316

Michael tries to help a friend named Cheryl Burns who is accused of murdering her boss, and her only alibi lies with a nerdy accountant named Marty Kean who was with her at a bar on the night of the crime. When Michael tries to locate Kean, he finds the man at the center of a police investigation suspecting him of cooking the books of his shady employer. Michael agrees to get the cops, and Kean's employer, off his back if he helps prove Cheryl innocent.

This episode was dedicated to R.A. Cinader, stating 'he was an original'.
1212'A Plush Ride'Sidney HayersGregory S. DinalloDecember 10, 1982[1]57306
Michael infiltrates a bodyguard-chauffeur driving school the Foundation suspects may be training an assassin plotting to eliminate a group of third world leaders meeting at a secret conference. Michael first suspects a woman named Margo Wells until another student named Jacobs tries to kill him. With Jacobs eliminated, Michael goes on his way, but when Jacobs returns from the dead, Michael realizes he's been duped and the leaders are still in danger.
1313'Forget Me Not'Gil BettmanStory by : Chris Lucky and Richard Christian Matheson & Thomas Szollosi
Teleplay by : Richard Christian Matheson &Thomas Szollosi and Karen Harris & Deborah Davis
December 17, 1982[1]57312
Michael works with Marie Elena Casafranca (María Conchita Alonso), a woman whose father is a South American leader visiting the United States. Marie fears a rival figure, Rudy del Fuego, may have hired an assassin to kill him. Michael infiltrates del Fuego's private party where he meets a drunk woman named Micki, but she lays down in a bedroom and overhears del Fuego's assassin discussing the killing plot. When she is caught, Michael sees her being taken away in a car, and gives chase, but Micki escapes by jumping from the car and injures her head. Now Michael must make the amnesiac Micki remember who the assassin is before he strikes.
1414'Hearts of Stone'Jeffrey HaydenRobert FosterJanuary 14, 1983[1]57322

Michael goes to Texas to meet Father Carlos Laguna whose family is feuding with a group of gunrunners in possession of an advanced assault rifle called the X-19. The situation worsens when Carlos' brother Roberto is shot with an X-19 during a drive-by attack. With the help of a bartender named Angie, Michael poses as a gun collector and makes contact with the gunrunners where he offers to buy the whole shipment of X-19s. They strike a deal, but Angie tricks Michael and steals his suitcase full of money which was charity funds provided by Devon.

Note: KITT's voice modulator is upgraded for the first time into the trio of digital bars seen during the remainder of the series run.
1515'Give Me Liberty… or Give Me Death'Bernard L. KowalskiDavid BraffJanuary 21, 1983[1]57323
Michael enters KITT in an alternative fuel race where the coordinator, Dr. Kempler, believes an oil-producing nation is conducting sabotage to see the advanced fuel technologies fail. Michael investigates every driver's background and zeroes in on a reporter named Liberty Cox who has a long criminal record and a radio detonator device in her luggage. Little does Michael know that Liberty is being set up by the real saboteur; a ruthless cable television sponsor named Clark Sellers (Alan Fudge), who stands to make a killing off of the filming rights of the race if every car makes a 'spectacular crash'.
1616'The Topaz Connection'Alan MyersonStephen KatzJanuary 28, 1983[1]57321
A high-profile 'skin magazine' editor named Philip Royce is murdered and Michael helps his daughter Lauren investigate who killed him and why. The clues may be found in Royce's computer, but the file he was working on is password protected under the code name 'Topaz'. The plot thickens when a private investigator Royce hired calls Lauren to reveal the story, but the man is killed by a sniper. Lauren and Michael then follow the P.I.'s leads to Las Vegas in hopes of uncovering the meaning behind Topaz, but quickly come across more thugs who want them eliminated.
1717'A Nice, Indecent Little Town'Gil BettemanFrank TelfordFebruary 18, 1983[1]57317
Michael poses as a freelance bounty hunter looking to capture a counterfeiter named Ron Austin. He tracks the criminal to the small town of Alpine Crest where Devon is presenting a Foundation award for the city with the lowest crime rate per capita. While following Austin, Michael befriends Jobina Bruce (Jean Bruce Scott), a local reporter looking for a big story, but Jobina is also working for a CIA agent named Larken, who is conducting his own investigation of a local religious printing business, 'Hallelujah Press'. While Michael tries to make a connection between Austin and the print shop, he is arrested by Sheriff Moore, a corrupt official who also has KITT impounded.
1818'Chariot of Gold'Bernard L. KowalskiWilliam SchmidtFebruary 25, 1983[1]57326
Michael is called to investigate an archeological dig that dug up something strange, but his contact Dr. Litton, suddenly goes insane and slips into a coma. Meanwhile, Devon and Bonnie speak with Dr. Graham Deauville, (Litton's partner) and leader of the prestigious 'Helios Society' – an organization of genius minds. Michael learns Litton had stumbled upon a secret excavation and is just the latest member of Helios to fall victim to a mysterious death. Deauville puts Bonnie under mind control and has her reprogram KITT to assist in a museum gold heist which is just one phases of a much larger scheme – to fund the building of an underground complex that Deauville believes will save him from the nuclear armageddon of World War III.
1919'White Bird'Winrich KolbeVirginia AldridgeMarch 4, 1983[1]57330
Michael learns that the woman he was once engaged to, Stephanie Mason (Catherine Hickland), has been arrested for her involvement in a money laundering scheme. Unfortunately, he was engaged to her when he was Michael Long and Stephanie thinks he is dead. The Justice Department has given Stephanie the option of turning in her boss Gilbert Cole, or face conspiracy charges if she refuses. The situation intensifies when Cole sends thugs to eliminate her before she can testify before a grand jury. Now Michael must protect the woman he once loved and capture the people who are setting her up, all the while avoiding slip ups that may give away his secret identity.
2020'Knight Moves'Christian I. Nyby IIWilliam SchmidtMarch 11, 1983[1]57332
Michael goes to New Mexico to investigate for the Alliance of Independent Truckers (AIT) whose rigs are getting hijacked on isolated stretches of highway. AIT is led by Rick Calley (James Whitmore, Jr.) who is the latest victim of the attacks when gunmen stole his trailer filled with valuable equipment. More problems arise when AIT's main client threatens to do business with AIT's biggest rival, Prairie Trucking, whose trucks, suspiciously enough, haven't been hit by thieves. When Michael sticks his nose into Prairie Trucking's business, their owner, Falker, sends his thugs to eliminate him.
2121'Nobody Does it Better'Harvey LaidmanDavid BraffApril 29, 1983[1]57331
A CEO of an electronics firm (Robert Ginty) hires the Foundation to help catch whoever is stealing software from his company. Michael suspects someone on the inside – a programmer named Julian Groves (Tony Dow) when he learns of his involvement with a con-woman named Connie Chason. Soon an overzealous private investigator named Flannery Roe (Gail Edwards), hired by Groves' wife, gets into Michael's way, but things become more complicated when Connie is found murdered in Julian's bungalow and the programmer is on the run. Michael doesn't believe Julian is capable of murder and he and Flannery are forced to tolerate each other to find the real killer.
2222'Short Notice'Robert FosterRobert FosterMay 6, 1983[1]57336
Michael meets a hitch hiker named Nicole Turner (Robin Curtis) and they share a hotel room together, only to have a gunman bust in who targets Nicole. During the struggle, Michael shoots the gunman in self defense, but to his bewilderment, Nicole flees the scene. Michael is then arrested on charges of murder but Devon bails him out so he can track down Nicole who is his only witness. Michael then learns the gunman was a member of the felonious biker gang and Nicole's ex-husband Harold Turner is their leader. Turner wants Nicole to hand over a microfilm containing criminal evidence and is holding Nicole's young daughter Natalie as a hostage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuv'Knight Rider: Original - Full Episodes - Season 1'. NBC.com. Retrieved 2014-06-04.
  2. ^'Knight Rider - Season One (1982)'. Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-02-23.
  3. ^ abcKnight Rider Legacy

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Mike Traceur a bitter former Army Ranger and failed race car driver, just got a new lease on life, neither he cares for or wants this chance to make up for his past failings. FLAG wants a new driver, but he is hesitant to join this mysterious group and doubts this super car or he can make a difference. He's got problems, he's in debt and people want to kill him. The choice is all too obvious for him and the Knight Industries Three Thousand (K.I.T.T).
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