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Preview- Knight Rider: The Complete Collection (Bluray Box Set)

“Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist.

Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless in a world of criminals who operate above the law…”

Gear up for action with superstar David Hasselhoff and his supercar K.I.T.T. as they throttle crime in all 90 high-octane episodes of Knight Rider now fully restored and sourced from hi-definition masters.

Guest stars include Jason Bateman, Bobby Brown and Geena Davis.

Michael Knight, a detective thought to be dead, is given a new face and identity. His assignment to fight crime with the help of an artificially intelligent, talking car named K.I.T.T., a high-speed, futuristic weapon outfitted with high-tech gadgets and a personality of its own. Driven by justice, they set out to take down criminals who operate above the law.

Creator Glen A. Larson (Battlestar Galactica, The Fall Guy, Manimal, Automan) was once referred to as “Glen Larceny” due to the similarities between his shows and many feature films eg Battlestar Galactica/Star Wars, Automan/Tron, Alias Smith and Jones/Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. Larsen has likened K.I.T.T. to Tonto from The Lone Ranger “riding across the plains and going from one town to another to help law and order.”

KITT for TATT: K.I.T.T. – Knight Industries Two Thousand, was originally named T.A.T.T. -Trans Am Two Thousand. It was 6 months into filming before David Hasselhoff and William Daniels (voice of K.I.T.T.) met face to face. Michael’s boss was played by Edward Mulhare – an Irish actor who had learnt his trade in London’s West End with Orson Welles and John Gielgud. The mechanic Bonnie was played by Patricia McPherson.

Just after Larsen approached Vista Group who represented GM about using the Pontiac Trans Am for Knight Rider, a train carrying 32 brand new Trans Ams derailed. Most of the cars were still in pristine condition but laws restricting the sale of cars involved in a crash meant that GM donated all the cars to Larsen as long as they were never used on the road. Half were used on Knight Rider and half on The Fall Guy. It was a good move by GM. Due to the success of Knight Rider Pontiac was swamped with customers requesting black Firebird Trans-Ams with T-tops, tan interiors, and red lights on the front bumper. The scanner based on the Cylon light bar in Battlestar Galactica was available in kit form for Trans-Ams for several years following the shows cancellation.

The “auto-cruise” car was driven by a stunt driver hiding inside the driver seat. In part 2 of Episode Knight of the Phoenix while KITT is driving back from the Sheriff’s station you can see the driver’s arm appearing out of the upholstery.

Extras: “Knight of the Phoenix” commentary with David Hasselhoff & writer/creator Glen Larson, Knight Moves, Knight Rider: Under The Hood, Photo Gallery, Blueprints Gallery, The Great 80s TV Flashback.

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