Or did Glen A. Larson just really like the cool effect?

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    Clearly, KITT is a Cylon scout in disguise. Apr 14, 2012 at 21:40
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    It is a cool effect. I did electronics at school about 25 years ago and it was one of the first things I tried :) Dec 10, 2015 at 16:40

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From Wikipedia:

KITT's scanner is similar to that of Cylons from the science fiction series Battlestar Galactica. Glen A. Larson, the creator of both Knight Rider and Battlestar Galactica has stated that the two shows have nothing else in common and to remove any fan speculation, he stated in the Season One Knight Rider DVD audio-comments, that he simply reused the scanning light for KITT because he liked the effect.

  • Editing my post. Apr 14, 2012 at 21:30
  • Much better, thanks! (Looks like my guess in the question was correct...) Apr 14, 2012 at 21:35
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    You're welcome. You're right, of course, I didn't answer the question originally. I was going to delete my answer until I found that. :) Apr 14, 2012 at 21:39
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    Also, thank you for moving the link url to a link around 'Wikipedia'. In the future I'll figure out how to do that and do it myself. Apr 14, 2012 at 21:43
  • You're welcome. You can use the link button in the question and a similar format for comments. The section link in Wikipedia came from clicking in the table of contents on the KITT page. Apr 14, 2012 at 21:52

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