The Knight Rider theme received its commercial airings in the fall of 1982. The second theme was produced by Roger Kellaway. It's based on the 1972 hit single from the rock group, The Spencer Davis Group \"Keep On Movin'\" written by Peter Dexter and Steve Winwood, as well as the 1972 UK #1 from Jeff Beck, \"Rough Boys\". The third theme was created solely by Nick Symmonds.
Toei Animation realized a great volume of merchandise, including figures, occasionally, dolls, animated toys and manga and had many commercial licenses. The characters of KITT and Michael Knight were also featured in the game Super Mario Bros. and in Dot Matrix Hasegawa Model Foods menu. In other markets, he was called K.D. Mach 1, which is the name of the game Kart Rider for the Super Nintendo.
The Foundation and KITT (the car) became so popular that rival engineer and billionaire Thomas J. R. Kissin envisioned a space-age version of the Knight Rider KITT. He developed a micro-shuttling car called Project Genesis that fires plasma through round-shaped, microscopic fusion generators, causing each driver to experience a high-intensity, near-fatal collision. He then replicates the technology into a self-contained car nicknamed the TKR, but was forced to escape on foot during the crash to avoid burning to death. He then later escapes to the west coast to begin Operation Knight Rider.
When Kissin finds that Michael Knight is still alive, he enlists Knight’s assistance in locating and destroying the TKR in order to prevent its use against the Foundation, something which Michael Knight is eager to do as the unintended damage it did to cars in his country is roughly comparable to that wrought by the Japanese Kamikaze pilots during WWII. 7211a4ac4a