Episode 109
Aired week of December 1, 1997


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The team must subdue the latest in military technology gone awry: fighting machines clad in "super suits" impervious to gunfire, laser and human commands. Duke: Duane Davis.





Sound files:

Erica: Big fat clue
Beast: You love me
Trek: Naked guy wants Erica
Trek: Knight Rider in shining armor
Beast: Time for tough love
Ventilator man: Adventure can fall into place



Plot Summary:

Jasper Killian, CEO of Highland Enterprises, hosts an international auction for high- tech weapons at Edwards Air Force Base. During a demonstration, three men in "exo-trooper" suits go beserk and escape.

Trek is late for the mission briefing, having to pick up the last remaining ashes of the late Gene Roddenberry (the ones not sent into space), which he bought on an internet auction. Dante blackmails Trek: He will cover for Trek if he installs a new AI computer chip with 5 million more megabytes of memory (Trek already gave one to Plato). Soon Kat, and Domino want one too; Beast wants a new cannon. Unfortunately, the vehicles find out that there's no budget for new chips, and they quickly snitch on Trek. Trek is able to tap into a video signal from the suits- they are attacking FLAG headquarters.

The vehicles' lasers are mostly ineffective against the exo-troopers. One of the men uses the suit to scan an ID card from "Brad Feller", an agent on special assignment who is caught in an embarassing situation with "Dawn". Dante and Beast team up and use grappling hooks to capture one of the men. Domino fires a laser blast at the suit, and Beast throws a net on top. Eventually, they wear him down and capture the suit.

Jenny and Erica question John Baskin, the man in the captured suit, but he has no recollection of his actions. Trek learns that the suit is receiving radio signals, telling it where to go. Duke puts on the suit, hoping the homing signal will lead the team to the other suits. He meets up with "Starr" a beautiful blonde artist (in her opinion) who takes an instant liking to Duke, even though she has a shirtless muscular "boy-toy" named Roland to do her bidding. She speaks to an unknown contact, who communicates back through a text display.

Doctor Feison examines Baskin, and explains that the suit acts as a mind control device. His lengthly explanation bores Trek. Trek access Duke's video feed as Starr begins to seduce Duke. It is rather erotic as Trek, Kyle and Jenny look on. (Trek asks, "should we be taping this for Erica? She'll want to see this") Erica visits Brad Feller in the hospital, dressing up as "Eileen Bernstein", telling Brad they went to high school together. She flirts with him and gets him to sign her old yearbook. A pressure plate under the page transfers his signature to Trek, who uses it to access secured computer files. She tries to get him to reveal his password- it's not his dog "Beachwood", nor his AOL handle "RaidersFan". His high school nickname "Clutch" works. Trek uncovers files for "The Prometheus Project", a government research project for high-tech weapons in Grand Junction Colorado. Feller was involved with a project using computer chip implants for mind control.

Starr and the three exo-troopers (including Duke) break into the Prometheus Project and she steals some of the computer files. Team Knight Rider arrives, and they engage in laser battles with the exo-troopers. Jenny jumps Duke from behind and tears off his helmet as Trek injects him with an antidote developed by the TKR doctor. Starr pulls a gun on Duke, threatening to kill him. Trek opens the vial of Roddenberry's ashes he wears around his neck, and throws it in Starr's face. She drops the gun, but activates a self-destruct function on Duke's suit. They struggle to remove the suit, but are able to free Duke with the help of Beast's laser.

Starr manages to contact her employer from jail; it is the same ventilator man from the episode "The A-List". He tells her now that he has the spy chip, the rest of this little adventure can fall in to place.



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