Knight Rider Forums

NBC (ended 1986)

Wasn't there a finale episode?

  • Avatar of WraithTDK

    WraithTDK

    [1]Feb 23, 2008
    • member since: 06/19/05
    • level: 11
    • rank: Red Shirted Lt.
    • posts: 94
    I could swear I remembered a series finale episode, where Michael was going to marry Dr. Barstow, but she was shot...
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of tjoceasde

    tjoceasde

    [2]Feb 23, 2008
    • member since: 07/10/05
    • level: 18
    • rank: Land Shark
    • posts: 1,175

    You're thinking of "The Scent of Roses." It aired three months before the final episode and he wasn't marrying Bonnie, he was marrying his old girlfriend, Stevie. According to the tv.com profile, it was supposed to be the series finale, but they changed the order around.

    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of WraithTDK

    WraithTDK

    [3]Feb 23, 2008
    • member since: 06/19/05
    • level: 11
    • rank: Red Shirted Lt.
    • posts: 94

    Ahhh. Figures. Inevitably, if they're going to screw up a program, it'll be the ending. End it with a cliff hanger, then don't renew, end it with a movie, but air it before the final episode, etc.

    I still consider that the ending.

    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of tjoceasde

    tjoceasde

    [4]Feb 24, 2008
    • member since: 07/10/05
    • level: 18
    • rank: Land Shark
    • posts: 1,175

    At lest the series ended with some closure (no cliffhangers).

    Knight Rider is not alone. I can think of 3 other shows where the "final" episode wasn't shown last. Happy Days (the one where Joanie marries Chachie is shown as the last one in syndication), The A-Team (the last 2 are switched), and Magnum PI (they had 2 series finales).

    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of llykej

    llykej

    [5]Feb 25, 2008
    • member since: 02/26/08
    • level: 3
    • rank: Soup Nazi
    • posts: 11
    On The Powers of Matthew Star, the last episode shown was actually the pilot!
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of jekyll

    jekyll

    [6]Mar 3, 2008
    • member since: 05/24/02
    • level: 86
    • rank: Agent 86
    • posts: 6,738
    In some foreign syndication packages, "The Scent of Roses" was shown as the last episode.
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of WraithTDK

    WraithTDK

    [7]Mar 8, 2008
    • member since: 06/19/05
    • level: 11
    • rank: Red Shirted Lt.
    • posts: 94

    llykej wrote:
    On The Powers of Matthew Star, the last episode shown was actually the pilot!

    Matthew...STAR?

    Wait...I didn't just imagine that? That was a real thing? HOLY CRAP. I thought I just had a really, reeeally weird imagination as a child.

    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.
  • Avatar of annericelover

    annericelover

    [8]Mar 6, 2011
    • member since: 01/09/07
    • level: 7
    • rank: Talk Show Host
    • posts: 46

    You can kind of say Knight Rider 2000 is the official series finale, with Devon dying that is pretty final. I do know that it was supposed to be a TV movie meant to restart a new series, than of course we got two other continuing shows(Team Knight Rider & Knight Rider 2008 ), so really there is no proper finale. Perhaps Glen Larson will produce a TV movie that will end this franchise before making his vision of how he originally conceived the series.

    Edited on 03/06/2011 1:54pm
    You must be registered and logged in to post a message.