Knight Rider “Knight of the Phoenix” (part 2 of 4)

More unobserved time passes. We learn a little more backstory about Wilton and Devon: They stole a body from a medical school morgue to plant in the location where Long’s body should have been. Later on, Wilton and Devon will mention that Long was specially chosen as just the right kind of man. So, again: Wilton was planning for quite a while to snatch Long and use him in his supercar scheme. Did Long have to be blasted in the face for this to work, though? How could you plan on that? Would Devon have been called on in a pinch to be the trigger man? Yikes!

I suppose the alternative theory, which makes even less sense, is that Wilton is the ultimate opportunist, who’s able to work really, really fast. Once he found out that Long had been shot—how, exactly?—he pounced like a puma. He was able to find someone—a locally available, dead someone—who generally matched Long’s build. And did the police worry about fingerprints? Nah! Why would they use those to ID a guy who had his face blown off?

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Mark M. Meysenburg

Mark teaches at Doane College, a liberal arts college in Crete, Nebraska. Most of his teaching involves computer science, but Mark also occasionally teaches mathematics and the history of science; he has also been known to offer three week courses on the worst movies ever made. Mark's bad movie obsession was kindled in the early 1980s by the Medved brothers, then fanned to full flame by late-night showings of Plan 9 from Outer Space. Who could have predicted the long term effects of satin-pajama-clad, mincing alien menace? Mark's other interests include homebrew beer and wine, and practicing and teaching martial arts.

Multi-Part Article: Knight Rider "Knight of the Phoenix"

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