Knight Rider (1982–1986)
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While on the trail of toxic polluter "Acid" John Birock, K.I.T.T. ends up in a pit filled with acid and is all but destroyed. The car has to be rebuilt from scratch by the original design ... See full summary »

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... Michael Knight
... Devon Miles
... Bonnie Barstow
... 'Acid' John Byrock
Heather McNair ... Fran
... Dr. Von Vorman
Alex Kubik ... Mike Zoormagian
Jim Raymond ... Stiles (as Jim B. Raymond)
... Tori
Louie Elias ... Chuck (as Louis Elias)
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While on the trail of toxic polluter "Acid" John Birock, K.I.T.T. ends up in a pit filled with acid and is all but destroyed. The car has to be rebuilt from scratch by the original design team consisting of Dr. Von Voorman, Dr Breland and Dr. Numata. But once reassembled, the world's most sophisticated car seems to have lost it's nerves. Written by The TV Archaeologist

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3 February 1985 (USA)  »

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As KITT was being pulled from the acid pit, only the inside parts such as the seats and the console were melted, but the tires remain intact. See more »

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Bonnie Barstow: K.I.T.T., what's the square root of 256 and the capitol of Montanna?
K.I.T.T.: Bonnie, really.
Bonnie Barstow: K.I.T.T., do you know the answer?
K.I.T.T.: Can Michael Jackson moonwalk?
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Edited from Knight Rider: Knight of the Phoenix: Part 1 (1982) See more »

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This dog still has bite
7 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

You can't beat the opening of 'Junkyard Dog' with its pastoral images of frolicking animals (just as the toxic waste tanker rolls in). Not only that, but the bad guy behind all the pollution is as cartoonish a villain as they come. I guess when you have an environmental message, you lean into it with everything.

But this is really about Michael and K.I.I.T., the latter of whom is nearly destroyed by that very sludge. It's not enough that he can be rebuilt (from the ground up), he also has to be able to hit the streets with honed instincts and full confidence. It's a nice story of how man and superpowered machine need each other. It's also a reminder of those things we take for granted; whether it's assuming Bonnie will be there to work miracles or how we always know K.I.T.T. as a gleaming black superhero.

Because seeing him down to bare metal pieces is startling.

7/10


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