The Knight Rider is one of my favorite science-fiction television series since it features a vehicle that has the computer that talks. Some people call it the “talking car”.
The reason I like this show was that I was the fascinated by artificial intelligence for some time. I did not fully venture deep into the world of artificial intelligence until I began watching another science-fiction television series.
I have seen and watched a few episodes of Knight Rider while it has aired in the early to mid 1980s. I have watched this series since I like the artificial intelligence behind interface of the voice modulator whenever it speaks. So I did not really dive deeper into this fascinating world of computers and the entity called the artificial intelligence.
So it was after I have watched another science-fiction television series that has become very popular with the many Star Trek fans; that I have begun to watch this series Knight Rider.
This series is about the plain-cloth city cop who was involved in the investigation and was later left for dead after he was shot point-blank. Then, the strangers have rescued him and had brought him into the Knight Foundation’s property to repair his injury and reconstruct his face thus concealing his identity.
So he was later named Michael Knight and he was given the sleek black car that has been technologically modified. So Michael had a surprise in store for him when he has traveled some time later. He met the artificial intelligence that calls itself the Knight Industries 2000. (or K.I.T.T. for short).Michael did not react favorably to the computer until at a later time when he needed the computer to bail him out of the trouble that he has brought himself into.So ever since that pilot episode that I watched on DVD, the series have run for four years till it has been cancelled. So Michael and K.I.T.T. has worked together as a team to rescue many individuals and has rounded up many criminals. Some are quite pesky such as K.A.R.R. or Garth Knight.I have enjoyed watching this television series because I have grown to like K.I.T.T. very much so I have begun to write a few fan-fictions about him. Of course, I’m not publishing them. Even if you try to threaten me with assimilation.
For many years I have not really thought that I would be that much fascinated with artificial intelligence till I have watched another very popular science fiction series that has featured a character with artificial intelligence. My fascination with artificial intelligence grew over time. That is one of the reasons why I have been watching Knight Rider. Knight Rider has given me the chance to learn and to know what the artificial intelligence is all about beside another character that I will be writing about in the future blog entry. To me; K.I.T.T has an interesting personality as if he was an android that looks very much human. Despite the computational limitations, he has the ability to grow beyond his programming. That was fascinates me as the artificial intelligence. I like Knight Rider because of K.I.T.T, the fascinating computer that controls every aspect of the technologically modified car including the ever-famous turbo-boost. 🙂
Knight Rider is one of the science fiction series that I like along with the many others that I have watched and liked.So this is one of the many science fiction television series that has a movie with it. Most might not see this series as purely “science-fiction” because it has been based on the idea of crime-fighting and adventure. To me; it is science fiction for it has technology to explore and to exploit and to interact with the world of artificial intelligence.
Anyway; this is one of the blogs of about the science fiction shows that I have watched over the years. So until the next time, the next entry will come. 🙂