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Knight Rider
Knight Rider
Star(s)
David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Patricia McPherson, Rebecca Holden, Peter Parros
Creator(s)
Glen A Larson
Country of origin
US
Original channel
NBC
Genre(s)
Action, science fiction
Years on air
1982-1986
No. of seasons
4, plus one TV movie
No. of episodes
90

Knight Rider was a US science-fiction action show created by Glen A Larson for NBC. It ran for four seasons, plus a TV movie, Knight Rider 2000. It spawned three spin-offs, Code of Vengeance, Team Knight Rider and Knight Rider (2008).

Series summaryEdit

Self-made billionaire Wilton Knight rescues police detective Michael Long (David Hasselhoff) after a near- fatal shot to the face, giving him a new identity (via plastic surgery) and a new name: Michael Knight. Wilton hires Michael as the primary field agent in his privately funded crime-fighting organisation, the Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG). Michael is partnered up with KITT, a heavily modified, artificially intelligent Pontiac Trans Am with gadgets that can be used to fight crime.

Westphall connections in Knight RiderEdit

  • In the Star Trek episode "The Changeling", Kirk and the crew have to deal with Nomad, a space probe from the 21st century created by artificial intelligence pioneer Dr Jackson Roykirk. Dr Roykirk subsequently appeared as a character in the Team Knight Rider episode "Apocalypse Maybe".

Spin-offsEdit

  • Code of Vengeance was a spin-off from Knight Rider that ran for five episodes, including a TV-movie pilot.
  • Team Knight Rider was created as a continuation of Knight Rider; in the final episode, Michael Knight, the protagonist from the original series, appears, viewed from behind.
  • A 2008 version of Knight Rider attempted to return the brand to TV, but was swiftly cancelled.

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