History Series / TeamKnightRider

8th Sep '14 9:43:24 PM firejewel
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* TheOtherDarrin: Plato and Kat were replaced by more realistic motorcycles without explanation, and an even sillier looking HSPV resulted. Also KITT and Michael Knight in the series finale.


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* ThreeLawsCompliant: Subverted.
-->'''Erica West''': Shouldn't you be programmed to happily sacrifice yourselves for the team?
-->'''AI Dante''': Was that supposed to be funny?
-->'''AI Domino''': Are you out of your mind?!
-->'''AI Plato''': Give me a break.
-->'''AI Kat''': No way!
21st Jul '13 12:04:41 PM MarkLungo
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* "Beast", an F-150. Operated by Duke [=DePalma=] (Duane Davis), a former officer of the Chicago police and boxer.

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* "Beast", an F-150. Operated by Duke [=DePalma=] (Duane Davis), a former UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} police officer of the Chicago police and boxer.
21st Jul '13 12:04:14 PM MarkLungo
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* "Domino", a Ford Mustang. Operated by Jenny Andrews (Christine Steel), a former Marine. She was a veteran of the GulfWar.

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* "Domino", a Ford Mustang. Operated by Jenny Andrews (Christine Steel), a former Marine. She was a veteran of the GulfWar.UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar.
21st Jul '13 11:51:29 AM MarkLungo
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* OpeningNarration: Quoted above, and performed by Creator/DonLaFontaine.
27th Apr '13 12:24:03 PM MarkLungo
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Short-lived Revival of the 1982-1986 NBC series ''KnightRider''. Run from October, 1997 to May, 1998. A total of 22 episodes in a single season. Rather than focusing on one man and his car, ''TKR'' featured a team of five operatives and vehicles:

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Short-lived Revival of A short-lived SequelSeries to the 1982-1986 NBC series ''KnightRider''. Run original ''Series/KnightRider''. It ran from October, 1997 to May, 1998. A 1998, and a total of 22 episodes were produced in a its single season. Rather than focusing on one man and his car, ''TKR'' featured a team of five operatives and vehicles:



None of the original cast appeared in this series, though Edward Mulhare was cast in a recurring guest role. His untimely death made this impossible. The characters of KITT and Michael Knight made cameos in the series finale, but were played by stand ins.

''TKR'' aired in syndication as part of the "Action Pack" (which also produced the first seasons of ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''XenaWarriorPrincess'') in 1997.

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None of the original cast appeared in this series, though series; Edward Mulhare was cast in a recurring guest role. His role, but his untimely death made this impossible. The characters of KITT and Michael Knight made cameos in the series finale, but were played by stand ins.

''TKR'' aired in syndication as part of the "Action Pack" (which also produced the first seasons of ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' and ''XenaWarriorPrincess'') ''Series/XenaWarriorPrincess'') in 1997.



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!!This show provides examples of:!!Tropes:



* TheLabRat: Trek, Plato's driver

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* TheLabRat: Trek, Plato's driverdriver.



* TheOtherDarrin: Plato and Kat were replaced by more realistic motorcycles without explanation, and an even sillier looking HSPV resulted. Also KITT and Michael Knight in the series finale.



* TheOtherDarrin: Plato and Kat were replaced by more realistic motorcycles without explanation, and an even sillier looking HSPV resulted. Also KITT and Michael Knight in the series finale.
27th Apr '13 12:20:49 PM MarkLungo
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17th Apr '13 8:33:02 PM rjung
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* AIIsACrapShoot KRO

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* AIIsACrapShoot AIIsACrapShoot: KRO



* CliffHanger The series finale, unfortunately titled "Legion of Doom".
* CoolGarage In this case, a VTOL cargo plane.

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* CliffHanger CliffHanger: The series finale, unfortunately titled "Legion of Doom".
* CoolGarage CoolGarage: In this case, a VTOL cargo plane.



* TheFaceless Several: "Shadow Man", eventually revealed to be a hologram produced by KITT. Michael Knight in the series finale. Moebius, the series BigBad, in his first several appearances. His true identity was never revealed, but he was eventually given the face of actor David [=McCallum=].

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* TheFaceless Several: TheFaceless: Several.
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"Shadow Man", eventually revealed to be a hologram produced by KITT. KITT.
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Michael Knight in the series finale. finale.
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Moebius, the series BigBad, in his first several appearances. His true identity was never revealed, but he was eventually given the face of actor David [=McCallum=].



* ImmuneToBullets though to a lesser extent than its predecessor.
* TheLabRat Trek, Plato's driver
* OffTheShelfFX Most prominent with Kat and Plato; the two motorcycles have odd-looking bits of plastic bolted to them to look "futuristic", and the [[http://cbjam.tripod.com/tkr/tkrprofiles/combo.html combined High Speed Pursuit Vehicle]] looked like two motorcycles slinging a frame between them.

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* ImmuneToBullets though ImmuneToBullets: Though to a lesser extent than its predecessor.
* TheLabRat TheLabRat: Trek, Plato's driver
* OffTheShelfFX OffTheShelfFX: Most prominent with Kat and Plato; the two motorcycles have odd-looking bits of plastic bolted to them to look "futuristic", and the [[http://cbjam.tripod.com/tkr/tkrprofiles/combo.html combined High Speed Pursuit Vehicle]] looked like two motorcycles slinging a frame between them.



* ShoutOut pictures of Edward Mulhare, David Hasslehoff, and KITT are occasionally seen in the background.

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* ShoutOut pictures ShoutOut: Pictures of Edward Mulhare, David Hasslehoff, and KITT are occasionally seen in the background.



* TheOtherDarrin Plato and Kat were replaced by more realistic motorcycles without explanation, and an even sillier looking HSPV resulted. Also KITT and Michael Knight in the series finale.
* WeaponOfMassDestruction In nearly every episode. Superweapons include: a weather control device; an earthquake machine; two mind control devices; Liquified Nitrogen Gas (which is a high explosive. Presumably the writers really meant Liquified ''Natural'' Gas; Nitrogen is inert); KRO; an EMP gun; super-powered armor.
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* TheOtherDarrin TheOtherDarrin: Plato and Kat were replaced by more realistic motorcycles without explanation, and an even sillier looking HSPV resulted. Also KITT and Michael Knight in the series finale.
* WeaponOfMassDestruction WeaponOfMassDestruction: In nearly every episode. Superweapons include: a weather control device; an earthquake machine; two mind control devices; Liquified Nitrogen Gas (which is a high explosive. Presumably the writers really meant Liquified ''Natural'' Gas; Nitrogen is inert); KRO; an EMP gun; super-powered armor.
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armor.
21st Feb '13 5:48:57 PM Earnest
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* SpeaksInShoutouts: Plato and Trek.
14th Oct '12 10:40:03 PM sirbacon
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* AIIsACrapShoot (KRO)

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* AIIsACrapShoot (KRO)KRO



* CliffHanger (The series finale, unfortunately titled "Legion of Doom")
* CoolGarage (In this case, a VTOL cargo plane)

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* CliffHanger (The The series finale, unfortunately titled "Legion of Doom")
Doom".
* CoolGarage (In In this case, a VTOL cargo plane)plane.



* TheFaceless (Several: "Shadow Man", eventually revealed to be a hologram produced by KITT. Michael Knight in the series finale. Moebius, the series BigBad, in his first several appearances. His true identity was never revealed, but he was eventually given the face of actor David [=McCallum=])

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* TheFaceless (Several: Several: "Shadow Man", eventually revealed to be a hologram produced by KITT. Michael Knight in the series finale. Moebius, the series BigBad, in his first several appearances. His true identity was never revealed, but he was eventually given the face of actor David [=McCallum=])[=McCallum=].



* ImmuneToBullets (though to a lesser extent than its predecessor)
* TheLabRat (Trek, Plato's driver)
* OffTheShelfFX (most prominent with Kat and Plato; the two motorcycles have odd-looking bits of plastic bolted to them to look "futuristic", and the [[http://cbjam.tripod.com/tkr/tkrprofiles/combo.html combined High Speed Pursuit Vehicle]] looked like two motorcycles slinging a frame between them.)

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* ImmuneToBullets (though though to a lesser extent than its predecessor)
predecessor.
* TheLabRat (Trek, Trek, Plato's driver)
driver
* OffTheShelfFX (most Most prominent with Kat and Plato; the two motorcycles have odd-looking bits of plastic bolted to them to look "futuristic", and the [[http://cbjam.tripod.com/tkr/tkrprofiles/combo.html combined High Speed Pursuit Vehicle]] looked like two motorcycles slinging a frame between them.)



* ShoutOut (pictures of Edward Mulhare, David Hasslehoff, and KITT are occasionally seen in the background)
* SisterBecky (Plato and Kat were replaced by more realistic motorcycles without explanation, and an even sillier looking HSPV resulted. Also KITT and Michael Knight in the series finale)
* StoryArc
* WeaponOfMassDestruction (In nearly every episode. Superweapons include: a weather control device; an earthquake machine; two mind control devices; Liquified Nitrogen Gas (which is a high explosive. Presumably the writers really meant Liquified ''Natural'' Gas; Nitrogen is inert); KRO; an EMP gun; super-powered armor)

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* ShoutOut (pictures pictures of Edward Mulhare, David Hasslehoff, and KITT are occasionally seen in the background)
background.
* SisterBecky (Plato StoryArc
* TheOtherDarrin Plato
and Kat were replaced by more realistic motorcycles without explanation, and an even sillier looking HSPV resulted. Also KITT and Michael Knight in the series finale)
* StoryArc
finale.
* WeaponOfMassDestruction (In In nearly every episode. Superweapons include: a weather control device; an earthquake machine; two mind control devices; Liquified Nitrogen Gas (which is a high explosive. Presumably the writers really meant Liquified ''Natural'' Gas; Nitrogen is inert); KRO; an EMP gun; super-powered armor)armor.
29th Feb '12 11:00:06 AM MarkLungo
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-->''"Fifteen years ago, all it took was one man and one machine to get the job done. Now, the Foundation for Law and Government has assembled five highly skilled operatives and paired them with the most advanced, state-of-the-art vehicles to take on a new breed of outlaw. They are: Team Knight Rider."''

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-->''"Fifteen ->''"Fifteen years ago, all it took was one man and one machine to get the job done. Now, the Foundation for Law and Government has assembled five highly skilled operatives and paired them with the most advanced, state-of-the-art vehicles to take on a new breed of outlaw. They are: Team Knight Rider."''
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