Turbo Boost and We’ll See Who’s the Fastest

My brain is being eaten by work, so here’s a short post on nothing of much importance. A while back I confessed to my youthful love of Knight Rider. Now I have learned that I can relive that obsession by buying K.I.T.T. Some ten years ago Tim Russo bought one of the Trans-Ams used for close-up views of K.I.T.T. It has a turbo boost button, working video screens, and the red light in the car hood that goes “vrrm vrrm”. The best part of the article: “Most of the buttons don’t do anything, Verhoek said. Nor can the car hold a conversation or drive itself.” Sadly, K.I.T.T. is not street-legal. Of course, if that turbo boost worked you could always out-run the cops.

So: if you could have one television prop, what would it be?

4 thoughts on “Turbo Boost and We’ll See Who’s the Fastest

  1. So: if you could have one television prop, what would it be?

    Wow. What a question. 🙂 There are lots of interesting props to choose from. I remember reading years ago about a group of people who got together as a corporation and purchased from Warner Brothers almost all of the remaining Dodge Chargers used as the General Lee in The Dukes of Hazzard. Each buyer got a car, and they didn’t know what they would end up with. Some were junk, some were much more intact.

    I thought I was going to have a problem answering this, but I just figured it out. I would want one of the real TARDIS exterior props used in Doctor Who. That blue police box is just such an icon.

  2. I dunno if the turbo would let you out-run the cops. I’m not sure I can outrun them in mine …

    But as for TV props … I’d simply be fine with a working phaser.

  3. We are all nerds. There is no denying it.

    I can imagine the stickers that would come with our props. “Does not disintegrate things.” “Unable to move through time at any rate other than 1 s/s.”

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