By Susan McDonald on March 09, 2018
"Knight Rider" was a hit action television show that debuted in 1982. Though it only ran for four seasons, during which it had ninety episodes, this Glen Larson production was highly revered by its loyal fans.
In the television show, a handsome police detective named Michael Long was almost killed on the job before he was rescued and given a new identity by the billionaire, Wilton Knight. The new Michael Knight is now a primary field agent for the crime-fighting organization, FLAG, and also has a pair of new wheels! The newly-modified, highly-advanced and intelligent car is known as K.I.T.T, short for Knight Industries Two Thousand. K.I.T.T. was a 1982 Pontiac Firebird, which was popular at that time.
Together the two sought justice for the vulnerable and pursued criminals. They were supported by team members, such as Devon Mills, the leader of FLAG, as well as Dr. Bonnie Barstow, who was Michael Knight’s romantic interest.
"Knight Rider" was a major worldwide success that had many spin-offs after its cancellation in 1986. "Team Knight Rider" and "The Highwayman" were two of them, but they did not last past their initial seasons and were canceled due to poor ratings.
But do you remember the good stuff? You know, the original show? Can you tell us the best parts if we ask you questions about them? Let's see if you're good enough to ride alongside Knight Rider!