Wednesday, 13 April 2011

K is for Knight Rider

Knight Rider


Michael Knight

Knight Industries

I think this qualifies on 4 accounts !

"Self-made billionaire Wilton Knight rescues police detective Michael Long after a near fatal shot to the face, giving him a new identity (via plastic surgery) and a new name: Michael Knight. Wilton selects Michael to be the primary field agent in the pilot program of his Knight Industries-funded public justice organization, the Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG). The other half of this pilot program is the Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT), a heavily modified Pontiac Trans Am with numerous features including an extremely durable shell and frame, controlled by a computer with artificial intelligence. Michael and KITT are brought in during situations where "direct action might provide the only feasible solution".
Heading FLAG is Devon Miles, who provides Michael with directives and guidance. Dr. Bonnie Barstow is the chief engineer in charge of KITT's care, as well as technical assistant to Devon" source

Of course once you start thinking about 80's TV programs you realise that if you can overlook the poor acting, the dire effects, wobbly sets and recycled plots, TV was just so much better than today's diet of reality junk ! 
To support my case, I put to you ....

And the list goes on and on ....

If I have caught your interest check out this site with links to dozens more 80's classics.

So which 80's TV show do you remember most ????


Anonymous said...

We used to like Three's Company.

baygirl32 said...

they just don't make tv like that anymore! love your K post

Duckie. said...

CHIPS stands out well, both being ex-bikers or didn't you want that to come out!
Not bad with haddock too.

Tundiel said...

Love you live traffic feed!!

As to your post, well, I think you covered most of my faves. I used to love Knight Rider. And Magnum P.I. Oh, and Miami Vice.

Hahaha, maybe you missed a couple after all. :)

Lucy Adams said...

The Dukes of Hazzard.

80s TV doesn't get any better than that.


Plain Jane said...

The digital speedometer was the height of cool! I LOVED Knight Rider...and all that eighties hair.

Spenc said...

Memories, although I was pretty young when these shows were popular, but back then there was only one t.v. in the house and my parents decided what we watched so I grew up with Knight Rider, Chips and MacGyver because those were my mom's favorites. My parents also watched Air Wolf, but when that came on it was time for bed, all I remember about it was there was a helicopter that landed in a mountain or something like that.

RJR said...

Spenc, I think you hit on an interesting point, there, kids today don't have to watch TV chosen by parents. I also remember car journeys when younger and the music was parent chosen. It probably resulted in a generation of broad minded young adults ?


Dino said...

Knightrider, Magnum and The A Team are what my childhood was made of. I still have a soft spot for these cheesy shows.

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