Thursday, October 13, 2005

Extremely Short Post (Update. Now it's a long post. Oh Well.)

Off the beaten path of physics and science we cover popular culture in this post. In the early 80s I thought Michael Knight was cool and I wanted to be his sidekick sitting beside him in K.I.T.T. (Knight Industries Two-Thousand) kicking butt on those evil geniuses and anti-government agents. I always wanted there to be a crossover between the A-Team and Knight Rider. They lived in the same time frame so it could be possible. They could go head-to-head, as Michael Knight has to bring in the band of renegades. Face and Michael Knight would go against each other to try to pick up the marginally intelligent scientist of the week who has a PHD but can't tell the difference between leathery-cheese and real substance. Then we'd have a scene where B.A. Baracus gets trapped in the K.I.T.T. car. I can imagine K.I.T.T. telling Mr. T in his faux computerized English accent, "I pity the fool who underestimates my computational power." Mr. T, "What you say fool?!" Ah ha. Ah ha. Too funny! In the end I think Col. Hannibal and Devon, that guy who sits behind the desk at Knight Industries and hires Michael Knight to do his jobs, come to some sort of understanding or they were old war buddies in a covert ops assignment in Cambodia and Michael Knight lets them go back into the world of renegade fugitivism. (I made up that word!) Michael has some misgivings about it but Devon knows best.

As a side note, did you ever notice how everything seemed so futuristic when we used to add two thousand to it when it was the 80s? Think Terminator and 2001: A Space Odyssey. If we were smart we'd realize the mistake of George Orwell and notice the passage of time makes all things seem passé and say made it the Knight Industries THREE thousand!! In a thousand years we'll still seem cool. And the acronyms would still work! Of course in a thousand years we could still be watching the Terminator movies the A-Team and Knight Rider. I know I will.


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Sherri said...

I absolutely loved both of these show's! Every week I would sit glued to the tube watching as they drugged BA to get on the plane, and fell in love with KITT (I was only 9, David Hasselhoff paled in comparison to that cool car.)

mike said...

Hey Lon...nice post...the 80s were a grand time! Come join the fun at and get some inspiration for your next blog!! :) If you've got a pic to share then get it up there as well.

I spent the 80s wishing I was a Duran Duran superhero!!

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LOL, thanks for linking back to Teh Blog Father. You have now been abducted into teh family ;-)

ObilonKenobi said...

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The Phoenix said...

I never watched the Knight Rider reunion shows as they did a major disservice to the original series.

Did they ever do one for The A Team???