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Intro title screen for Knight Rider.
|Creator(s)||Glen A. Larson|
|Genres||science fiction, action|
|Country of origin||USA|
|The Knight Rider Wiki|
Knight Rider is an American television series created by Glen A. Larson that originally ran on NBC for four seasons from 26 September 1982 to 8 August 1986. The series starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, a high-tech modern-day knight fighting crime while driving a sentient talking car with artificial intelligence.
At the beginning of the series, an undercover Las Vegas police detective, Michael Arthur Long, is shot in the face and nearly killed. Intending him to be the muscle in a pilot program of the Foundation for Law and Government (FLAG), self-made billionaire Wilton Knight rescues the injured detective and, through plastic surgery, gives him a new face and a new identity, "Michael Knight". The other half of the pilot program is the Knight Industries Two Thousand (KITT), a Pontiac Trans Am car that is controlled by a computer with artificial intelligence. Michael and KITT are brought in during situations where "direct action might provide the only feasible solution".
A sequel series, also called Knight Rider, ran on NBC for one season in 2008-09, but was then cancelled.
- Adapted from the Wikipedia article on Knight Rider.