was a wildly popular action show that ran from 1982 to
1986 on NBC. The show starred David Hasselhoff as
Michael Knight, Edward Mulhare as Devon Miles, and
Patricia McPherson as Dr. Bonnie Barstow. The voice of
the car (KITT) was provided by William Daniels. Like
many popular action shows of the day, Knight Rider had a
line of toys, lunch boxes, and just about everything
else you can think of. There were a few made -for-TV
movies released in the 1990’s, as well as a series
reboot in 2008 that did not last long. At the time of
this writing in late 2014, a full featured film was in
start of most episodes featured the following narration,
which described the show’s premise well:
"Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world
of a man who does not exist.
Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion
the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless
in a world of criminals who operate above the law."
of the show will remember that police offer Michael Long
was critically injured in a gun battle. He is brought
back to health by a billionaire named Wilton Knight, who
not only gave Long a new face, but also a new name
(Michael Knight). After Wilton makes Michael the head
agent for a group called FLAG (Foundation for Law and
Government), Michael begins receiving guidance from
Devon Miles (Mulhares), as well as use of an
artificially intelligent Pontiac Trans Am called K.I.T.T.
(Knight Industries Two Thousand). Along with chief
engineer Dr. Bonnie Barstow (McPherson), who is
responsible for K.I.T.T., the trio goes about the
business of solving crimes, helping those in need, and
effectively saving the day.