Michael Knight lends his services to a racing team whose previous
driver was the victim of foul play...
wonders why Universal has decided not to release this series
in the correct order from the beginning. Knight Racer,
in common with the other two episodes on this disc, hails
from 1985. This is the era of KITT's "super pursuit mode"
(cue some very obviously speeded-up footage, and watch out
for the other cars in the background).
racetrack episode is something of a whodunit, with Michael
(David Hasselhoff), KITT (voiced to prissy perfection by William
Daniels) and Bonnie (Patricia McPherson) attempting to deduce
who would gain the most from the racing team's failure. What
is it with racetracks, anyway? An episode on The Incredible
Hulk Volume 2 (see the review on this web site) uses a
Racer features a particularly unlikely and convenient
gadget: an imprint reader that can highlight the incriminating
impressions left on a notepad. No car should be without one.
Of course, Michael could have just used a pencil to similar
effect, but then this is Knight Rider! Further unnecessary
vehicular intervention occurs when KITT throws out a grappling
hook when Michael is thrown into the sea by a bad guy - as
if he couldn't have swum ashore unaided! All in all, this
episode is silly even by Knight Rider standards.
passenger jet with Bonnie on board is hijacked by terrorists.
Secure in an impregnable bunker, the terrorists threaten to
kill the passengers unless their demands are met...
stakes are higher than usual in Sky Knight, as Bonnie
and her fellow passengers are faced with a threat that surely
strikes fear into the heart of every air-traveller. Even before
the tragic events of September 11, terrorist hijackings were
a particularly emotive topic. Of course, this being Knight
Rider, none of the innocent passengers end up getting
fans should look out for Brian (alien bounty hunter) Thompson
playing one of the gun-toting heavies in this exciting episode.
entire Knight Industries 2000 team go undercover when a lethal
bacteria falls into the wrong hands...
accordance with the "sting" operation that takes place during
Knight Sting, the slinky and swanky musical score for
this episode evokes the generic signatures of gangster movies.
Even KITT goes undercover, disguised as a collectable racing
car in order to attract the attention of the wealthy but corrupt
diplomat (Walter Gotell) who possesses the deadly germ.
a double treat here for Bond fans, who may recognise not only
Gotell (better known as the recurring character of General
Gogol in the movie series) but also Kabir Bedi. Bedi previously
portrayed a villain's henchman, Gobinda, in Octopussy,
and he plays a henchman once again here.
tradition of this series is the "cute" scene in which an individual
is surprised to hear KITT speaking. In this instance, as in
the episode Knight Racer, the individual who has reason
to doubt his own sanity is a prying mechanic.
David Hasselhoff's boisterous attempts to steal the show,
the car - as ever - remains the star. The result is jolly
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