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Give Your GPS Sci-Fi Flair With A Wide Variety Of Iconic Vehicles

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serenity2Before I even get into any kind of an introductory paragraph here, let’s get it out in the open that if you don’t own a Garmin GPS device, this story might not be beneficial to you. Unless you know how to get these on other devices. It might be easy as shit. I have no idea. I use a map and smartphone in collaboration.

So, just yesterday we told you about how to convert your cash when you’re traveling to other sci-fi locations. But we didn’t tell you a good way to get to those locations. We’re such jerks that way. Just head on over to GarminHeaven to find a slew of GIFs that you can upload to your Garmin systems to instantly be traveling in style.

[Warning: Giant Freakin’ Robot is not responsible if you turn into a total assface and decide that using a DeLorean icon gives you the right to actually travel 88 mph down any American road, no matter how bad you want to shred on “Johnny Be Goode.”]

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Lego Version Of Knight Rider’s KITT Is Silent But Deadly

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I like the growing consensus of artists who are saying, “Anything you can do, I can do better. And with Legos.” In the next 10 years, I see an influx of Lego builders who will recreate everything the world has ever seen, using solely the multi-colored building blocks. And only then will we find out where Jimmy Hoffa is buried.

“You can play with me, Michael, but I am not a toy.” That’s a made-up line of dialogue I just gave to this snazzy Lego rendition of that most badass of talking vehicles, KITT from the TV show Knight Rider. (Sorry, Speed Buggy.) We just recently oohed and ahhed over Lego architecture artist Orion Pax — real name: Alex Jones — who recreated the Ghostbusters firehouse and the Ninja Turtles Party Wagon, and even though KITT isn’t boasting the same amount of insane detail, it’s still a project worthy of more than a few impressed stares.

KITT

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Meet Polygon Spock And His Shapely Friends

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We’re moving on from fan posters. It’s been done. Instead here at GFR we’re on the lookout for more creative applications of the fan art principle. Here’s one done using nothing but polygons…

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Vintage Cars Ads For Back To The Future, Knight Rider And Mad Max

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Cool alternate artwork inspired by classic movies is nothing new, but these are some of the best vintage sci-fi ads we’ve seen in awhile.

The first three posters come from artist Justin Van Genderen, who has created three vintage car ads for classic, sci-fi vehicles. Below you’ll see dealer ads for the BTTF DeLorean, Knight Rider’s K.I.T.T., and Mad Max’s Pursuit Special. Take a look and don’t accept the sticker price…

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Quick Thoughts On The New Knight Rider

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knightrider_21708.jpgKnight Rider returned to NBC tonight in a 2-hour made for TV movie which may or may not end up being a series. But then if you’re any kind of science fiction geek, or if you grew up in the 80s, you probably already knew that. Actually if you grew up in the 80s, then you’ve probably spent the last two weeks gently caressing your vintage, metal Knight Rider lunchbox in anticipation. I know I have been.

Unfortunately, the whole thing got off on the wrong foot right out of the gate. Within the first five minutes Knight Rider gave us threesomes, lesbian cops having one night stands, and brutal death. Not exactly family television. NBC does know this is a show about a talking car… right?

To me that was the real problem with this new Knight Rider. It never quite knew what to be. It tries to walk a strange middle road between being the fun, cheesy, show we remember from the 80s, and being some sort of strange ripoff of the show Las Vegas. Luckily, it got better as it went on and when KITT finally gets his driver and heads out into the boonies the original show used to spend so much time in, things start to have that old familiar Knight Rider hum… assuming you can ignore all of the script’s ridiculous plot holes.

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