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July 14, 2009

Can’t get en’hoff

srikanth @ 9:30 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1247607002 ) Play

Question 5 of the five-question theme round.

(1) was the designer of (2). He had, in fact, used the effect highlighted in (2) earlier elsewhere. Where?

Theme round closed.

Cracked by p vs np , Rogi , krudebox , Raghuvansh , Johny Walker , Advaith , Higgers , lordmaldy , achyuth , Ananth , Logik , nishansolo , Dibyo and udupendra.

No theme cracks on this one.

Answer:

Glen Larson was the designer of the Centurions in Battlestar Galactica. He borrowed the moving red eye effect from an earlier project of his, KITT from the Knight Rider show!

Theme answer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nZ9PjLfSW4 the AT&T text-to-speech technology commercial :-)


17 Responses to “Can’t get en’hoff”

  1. p vs np
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    Glen Larson, in KITT.


  2. p vs np
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    And Birthday greetings to our BB mod :)


  3. Rogi
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    Glen Larson used that effect earlier in the Knight Industries Two-Thousand (KITT) and, before that, in the original Battlestar Galactica series.


  4. HAL


  5. krudebox
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    2 is a Cylon from Battlestar Galactica
    The effect was used on KITT, the car in Knight Rider for its Anamorphic Equalizer.


  6. Raghuvansh
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    1 is Glen Larson. No clue what 2 is, but the red light looks like the thing off KITT’s front end.


  7. Johny Walker

    KITT


  8. Advaith

    KITT from Knight Rider


  9. Higgers

    KITT


  10. Glen Larson of Knight Rider / Battlestar Galactica (the 1978 one) fame… K.I.T.T’s glowy thingie did the same thing the cylons did


  11. KITT from Knight Rider.


  12. Ananth
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    Glenn Larson in Knight Rider.


  13. Logik
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    1 – Glen A. Larson
    2 – Cylon – Battlestar Galactica
    Used for KARR (Knight Automated Roving Robot)
    the prototype version of KITT. the knightrider automated vehicle.


  14. joe

    hal 9000?


  15. nishansolo

    1. Glen A Larson
    2. Night Man

    Night Man has advanced sight functions through the round red lens over his left eye, which was inspired from his previous creation Night Rider.


  16. Dibyo
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    1: Glen Larson
    2: Cylon

    A: KITT


  17. udupendra
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    KITT in Knightrider


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