Rev. Warlock DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE (dblackthorne) wrote,
Rev. Warlock DRACONIS BLACKTHORNE
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KR synopses & commentary

KNIGHT RIDER
KNIGHT RIDER

[Synopses & commentary on various episodes, incrementally added, distilled from Diary entries]

[Knightlines]: Mike goes undercover by posing as a construction worker prole to find out what happened to a worker who fell off the building. Leading him to his grieving widow, a gorgeous blonde who wants revenge! Mike eventually deciphers those responsible, and deals with them in the construction yard, both by taking out a control booth, and KITT dumping liquid concrete on the other!

[Trivia: This looks like it took place at that building that was seemingly perpetually under construction near St. Charles - always with that looming crane. In one scene you can actually see the black Universal Building in the background!]

[Buyout]: An earlier appearance by the Juggernaut here, equipped with armor piercing bullets and missiles! Mike testdrives a bulletproof limo for a crooked businessman who tries to bake him in a thermal room! To be rescued by KITT and a lady. Another lady on the take, and crime partner with the businessman tries to tempt him with 1/2 the ill-gotten haul, but ends up going to prison.

[Junkyardog]: KITT gets dumped into an acid pit by a bulldozer! He has to be completely rebuilt [then again in Knight of The Drones}, but he always comes back better, stronger, faster... like the Bionic Man!

He eventually turns the tables! While the loophole and redtape riding a-hole that did it will now feel the side of the law that cuts! He ends up getting exposed on the cover of a national magazine, with his associations with a professional arsonist burning businesses for the insurance money, and illegally dumping deadly toxic chemicals that kills animals, all receiving turbo justice! Boy: "Yeah!"

Oddly, I always thought this title was referring to the other junkyard episode [Blindspot] where KITT almost gets compacted. But this also makes complete sense - the rotten proprietor is the junkyard dog, while the junkcaryard owner could also be referred to as such.

[Knight By A Nose]: Mike has to see what's really going on when a blind girl's horse mysteriously falls dead on the racing field, turns out it was merely drugged to look dead, and falsely shot with fake bullets, all to give over to a diaperhead who pays big bucks so that her false "friend" with the unlikely name of 'Tommy Lee' can pay his gambling debts to a drugpin {who also plays a police sergeant in Final Verdict}. Lee sounds and looks like Underwear King Normanmeyer from the Addams Family cartoon!

[Custom Made Killer]: An assassin with a killer car goes about pushing people off cliffs, into trains, making impressively clean getaways when the paint melts right off the car by going through a carwash, even avoiding Mike & KITT for awhile. But when he turns on Mike & KITT, is when his real trouble starts, when KITT does an excellent maneuver while being rammed from behind, essentially then becoming the rammer! Didn't even need Turbo Boost! The assassin ends up on the edge of a cliff at what appears to be Mulholland Drive, with KITT edging him off; well, he sings like a canary, as it were, giving all the recorded evidence needed to then prosecute a known criminal {who was also just recently in Bionic Woman episode 'Biofeedback'!}. The killer wearing a helmet, especially the ending scene with the sunset in the background really gave it an MTV / HEAVY METAL effect!

[Knight of The Chameleon]: Mike has to try to prevent a camouflage expert from securing missiles, the father of a girl who looks like the Thompson Twins {whose even a dancer, singer}, who even manages to attain a levitation backpack jet! Great character, too bad he's a criminal. He's like a synthesis between 007 & Inspector Gadget! Donald Gibb is in this one as well {who played 'Ray Jackson' in Bloodsport} as the chameleon's henchman.

[Knight In Disgrace]: Mike has to clear his name after a pusher plants cocaine in his pocket. He and Devin devise a master plan to fool Kung Fu grip and goon {also in Redemption of A Champion}, but it is rather disturbing in the meantime, like when Devin is "shot" as they put on an act to thwart the criminals.

[The Rotten Apples]: Features a very lovely, but seemingly gratuitous character named "Marilyn" who ends up getting on a bus to wherever it's going. Then Mike has to rescue some inner-city kids from redneck shenanigans {juvies/miscreants/brats}. One of them cut the brake fluid line, sending the bus down a doomed path down the twisting roadways. KITT ends up microlocking the brakes, but Mike has to board to keep the wheels steady, otherwise they could have gone over the cliffs!

[KITT vs KARR]: Some guy in a hairshirt wearing a tanktop with all that pubic hair bursting out like hay - is always a disturbing display. Butt at least there's a nice looksie at the girl's smooth posterior when she ascends a hill after just being let out of the cab by KARR, right before the battle!

[Halloween Knight]: Always a pleasure to watch this Halloween episode, the scenes at the Psycho House {at Universal}, the references to Norman {wearing a jack o'lantern headmask reminiscent of Halloween 3}, the Cylon Centurion {from which inspiration for KITT's visor was derived} with an awful cardboard sword {I think a Cylon with a darksaber would be awesome!}, and the hellographic projector displaying the goblin demon! Not to mention The lovely redheaded Witch, and when KITT was actually parked within a pentagram!

[The Ice Bandits]: Watched in correlation with DS movies. Back & forth, but primarily remained with DS. Monks waste their time when they could be indulging in sumptuous pleasures, but maybe they like that repressive homo environment? I still want a portrait of Mike for the entertainment area, as well as that KITT sculpture from Blind Spot!

[Night of The Drones 1]: Takes place in San Francisco, always look at the background scenes to see if The Black House is anywhere to be witnessed.

The Barbarian Brothers play a couple of assholes who brutalize an old man shopkeep, then even one of the criminal participants' girlfriends! And otherwise just hang around lifting weights. Mike gets into an altercation with the eggroll brothers in China town.

[Night of The Drones 2]. Mike has a runin with The Barbarian Brothers, doing no damage whatsoever, and takes a flying leap off a wall, while romancing the lady. KITT takes a missile into the exhaust {ironic considering it's SF}, rendering him inoperable to have to be fully repaired.

[Big Iron]: It's still a trip to see the actor who played the priest in DEMONOID herein. So this guy's wife is a backstabbing megaslut f'ing her husband's competitor, and ends up using all his money to keep her comfortable and having parties.

[Speed Demons]: KITT joins the dirtbike frey and uses ski mode in this one, which is always an enjoyable spectacle. And Devin breaks out a WW2 motorbike he cracks a wheelie on, to be turboboosted over.

[Race For Life]: An adorable little girl with precious freckles has bone marrow cancer or some such, so Mike has to go find a donor in a gang in East LA. It's The Vengadores vs. The Conquistadores! After some problems avoiding and fielding pests, as well as weather issues, they make it to the hospital where she receives the operation, and recovers nicely. KITT puts on an amusing display for her at the end in celebration of her recuperation.

Amusingly, the picture is sharp enough to see the details of the freckles on her face, but also the pubic hairs on Michael's chest!

[White Line Warriors]: A crooked cop on the take gets busted on the radio! Seems he was taking part in a burglary ring striking every time the song "Walls Tumbling Down" is played.

[Knight In Shining Armor]: Hot chick with daddy issues? Yes please! I'm pleased to say that I have been the fortunate recipient of such affections!

[Silent Knight]: Takes place all over downtown Covina, and the flower shop across the street from the Fox Theater and the Tastee Freeze!

[Knightmares]: Mike loses his memory due to an altercation with a real asshole named "Frank" {as in 'dick'}, being shot and bumping his head over at Hanson Dam, taking him all over the valley to find a semblance of himself, until a pinch faced girl like a pomeranian provides him with a clue, which connects Frank an angry artist, taking Mike back to the dam with incremental flashbacks as he heals.

In a sort of classic villain and damsel dynamic, Frank puts "Cara Caulfield" {'face' in spinach - Cara mia!; I'd know what I'd like to do to her cara! Morticia too!}. Mike & KITT save her from being drowned in a watertank by striking a precise portion upon the adjacent wall.

[Ring of Fire]: This is like KITT being sent to Dagobah, halfway expecting Yoda to come out if a treestump. I also kept thinking "Use The Force, Michael... use The Force!"

This takes place in Louisiana, with "the dirty French", who have a penchant for consuming scraps and revolting soups made out of the filthy swamps themselves! Quite honestly, with the exception of the judge, the people seem atrocious and the environment completely miserable. All hot & muggy, mudcaked, sweaty, bilgy, like elsinore.

But that little gal "Leilah" is a cutie, and at one point seeing her at quite an angles was very gratifying! Michael should have been able to fuck her right before he left as a reward for rescuing her and all, and for My contemplation, he did. Then she can go off with that priest whatever.

[Soul Survivor]: Horsefaced lady seduces a dopey computer wizkid into removing KITT's central processor & remote controlling his frame in order to rob an armored car. The so-called "soul" is examined as really being the personality. After acquiring transport {a hilariously broken-down jalopy that barely runs} from a hayseed gomer.

[Custom KITT]: Dr. Bombay! Dr. Bombay! Your car is on the way! Mike's got 2 women going after him in this one!

[BIG IRON, Junkyard Dog]: KITT perseveres through dire straights on both occasions, from being buried in gravel & dirt, to launching out of a car crusher! Interesting to note that actor Stuart Whitman, who plays Stuart Sanderson, one of the bosses in Big Iron, also plays the priest in the film Demonoid.

[My Bother's Keeper]: Hot daughter I'd love to F! The episode is very 'the fugitive'-like.

[Chariot of Gold]: MENSA-like Members of a secretive technological thieving ring try to use KITT to gain ill-gotten funds, brainwashing Bonnie in the process, who at one point actually points a gun at Michael! Of course, despite attempts to manipulate KITT, he eventually comes to his AI computerized senses to rejoin Michael as his proper driver. Seems that even intelligent people sometimes have to reminded or disciplined.

[Slamming Sammy's Stunt show!]: KITT is defaced with those awful stickers, and some jealous asshole on the take tried to sabotage Mike with a jimmy, but it caught, and he prevails. Also foiled another jerk who tried to blow up the place and spoil the show!

[Redemption of A Champion]: Don King looks like a crazy orangutan, and the boxers like gorillas. Part of this mission takes place at Hanson dam, which reminds Me of the time I went there with Rick to fish for tadpoles, where we talked briefly to a dirty old man who said that we should leave there.

[Deadly Knightshade]: It is always evocatively thrilling to see the Dracling's haunting grounds! The Northollywood Tujunga Y, park, & dojo areas.

[Knight & Knerd]: Sensei Bill Ryusaki {Ryu Dojo Karate, one of My dojos} goes unaccredited in this one, even though he pays a major role; and the Takishi demonstrations at Rocky's! My gym at the time! It's a trip seeing the orange and brown stripes motif, and the church across the street!

[10 Wheel Trouble]: Mike investigates a murdered trucker who went off a cliff after failing breaks, right after an altercation. The family seeks the aid of FLAG, but who don't trust Mike one iota at first, until he proves to them that he's there to help. So Ichabod crane there turns out to be the culprit along with his rotten boss giving him orders to take over the trucking company.


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