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KNIGHT RIDER: LOST KNIGHT

December 9, 1984
SEASON 3, EPISODE 10
WORKING TITLE: "K.I.T.T. Phone Home"
Production #58619
Filmed: June 12-21, 1984 (2)
Reruns: June 30, 1985

Writers: .................... Robert Foster &
............................. James M. Miller
Director: ................... Sidney Hayers

SYNOPSIS:

A surge of electricity wipes K.I.T.T.'s memory while Michael pursues a pair of thieves. After he and the car are separated, K.I.T.T. befriends a young boy -- the only person capable of identifying the criminals.

CAST LIST:

Doug Wainwright: ............ Jason Bateman
Lori Wainwright: ............ Lenore Kasdorf
Bobby Pell: ................. Anthony James
Julius Korso: ............... Karl Johnson
Jim Turner: ................. Duncan Gamble
Conrad Marrs: ............... Bill Cross
Ms. Jordan: ................. Anne Wyndham
Angel: ...................... Pamela Bowman
Nurse: ...................... Alice Nunn

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TRIVIA:

This episode is essentially Knight Rider's homage to the film E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial. At one point during the episode, K.I.T.T. mistakenly calls Doug "Elliot" (the name of that film's human protagonist). Coincidentally, this episode was originally entitled K.I.T.T. Phone Home.

In this episode, K.I.T.T.'s CPU service port is located under the car. In the fourth season episode KILLER K.I.T.T. it is located inside the car, under the dash.

Bonnie includes 5000 MBs of added information in K.I.T.T.'s new memory.

Like K.I.T.T. in this episode, Michael lost his memory the previous season in the episode KNIGHTMARES.

Lenore Kasdorf would go on to guest star in the fourth season's FRIGHT KNIGHT, while Bill Cross previously appeared in the first season episode INSIDE OUT.

SCRIPT TO SCREEN:

The opening sequence of the episode was reshuffled; the script begins with Devon and Bonnie at the Nitro-Plastique demonstration, while the episode begins with Michael and K.I.T.T. setting the scene.

The script specifies that Korso's 4-Wheeler has a super-charger. In the episode the criminals burn nitrous oxide.

K.I.T.T. originally scanned Doug when he first left Michael, right after the voltage surge wiped his memory banks.

A dowdy butterfly collector is stunned to see a display of K.I.T.T.'s capabilities as Doug takes the car for a joyride.

In a cut line, Doug tells K.I.T.T. if he could drive him to school, he'd go every day.

SCRIPT - 1ST DRAFT - REV. 5/30/84
SCRIPT - 4TH DRAFT - REV. 6/11/84

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LOCATIONS:

Wainwright Nursery:
10538 Topanga Canyon Blvd., San Fernando Valley, CA 91311

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TEASER:

Teaser

SOUNDTRACK:

Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)
- Billy Ocean

TIE INS:

VEHICLES:

1984 Jeep Cherokee
AM General DJ-5 Dispatcher
1980 Jeep CJ-7

K.I.T.T.'S FUNCTIONS:

Audio Banks
Audio Playback
Auto Cruise
Auto Door Left
Auto Roof Right
Chemical Detectors
Chemical Scan
CPU Service Port
Eject Right
Energy System Override
Evade
Homing Device
Map Search
Microwave Jammer
Police Frequency
Pursuit Mode
Radar
Surveillance Mode
Turbo Boost (x2)

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