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Friday, 22 August 2008

K.I.T.T.'s Cave from Knight Rider

I know it is not a movie (there was a feature pilot though), but I was a fan of the original Knight Rider. Here is a photo of K.I.T.T.s lab / cave from the forthcoming series. SCI FI have news on the series.

In the center of the set, on a rotating metal platform, sits the $75,000 2008 Ford Mustang GT500KR itself. When K.I.T.T.'s ready to go, it revs up and speeds down a tunnel inside a soundstage. "They don't let me drive it very much, but I get to sit in it, and it's pretty comfortable," admitted star Justin Bruening, who plays Mike Tracer, the ex-soldier who is the human companion to the super-intelligent talking car voiced by Val Kilmer. (Tracer acquires the codename "Michael Knight" in the show's first episode.)
The computers in the K.I.T.T. Cave are inspired in part by futurists at Microsoft, executive producer Gary Scott Thompson said. "We met with their technology people to see what they have coming up, and we were surprised that we were actually coming up with ideas that they weren't going to be doing for another 10 or 20 years or so. But we used some of their ideas." Among the high-tech gadgetry: tables that that can download information from a telephone or computer set on top of them and computers that can manipulate images at the flick of a finger.

On the day of SCI FI Wire's visit, the "attack car" version of K.I.T.T. sat outside the studio. It's the armored, battle-ready version of the Mustang into which the regular K.I.T.T. morphs.


Anonymous said...

Great "boys own" stuff this. probably watch one or two then the nostalgia effect will wear off but worth a gander.
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