Sunday, February 24, 2008


A fellow enthusiast for the crossover, and a frequent commenter at the Tommy Westphall LiveJournal (link to the left), "RAF" wrote to "Inner Toob" recently after the premiere of the 'Knight Rider' TV movie sequel:

"There is also a connection between 'Knight Rider' and the 'Seaquest's. In an episode, a poster for Knight Industries can be seen on a season 2 episode of 'Seaquest DSV', just one [of] the many links on my list."

Checking out his claim, I found this mention in an "Easter Egg" site:

In Season 2, Episode 9, 11 minutes in, you see Brody and a woman hiding next to a billboard pole on a pier. As they talk you can see a poster right next to their heads for a
car show. One of the manufacturers listed is Knight Industries, a clear reference to Knight Rider which was also produced by NBC.

So I ordered up the appropriate disc from Netflix and found the evidence this morning:
However, I believe that we have to put 'SeaQuest DSV' into an alternate TV dimension. Even though it's set in the future, it's not far enough into the future to make it likely that all of the scientific advancements promised by the series will come to pass by the time the real world, or even the main Toobworld, catches up to its timeline.

As such, I think then that we can say 'SeaQuest DSV' shares the same dimension with the 'Knight Rider 2000', which was set in a TV Universe in which guns were outlawed and prisoners were cryogenically imprisoned.

But that's... okay, as Stuart Smalley would say. It's nice to know that 'Knight Rider 2000' won't be lonely in its dimension. (I think we can even put the 'Birds of Prey' series in with them!)

Toby OB

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

glad to see that you were able to find the poster Toby

did you get the list I sent you