Knight Rider the Series

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  1. vegaspl

    vegaspl Tivo'er since '99

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    Yeah, I too have been trying to remember his name. Although you couldn't actually see him, his voice characterizations could not be matched by anyone including Val Kilmer:thumbsdown:

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  2. Spire

    Spire Fallen

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    Phil Hartman could have done it.
     
  3. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

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    William Daniels.

    The lead actor doesn't look like he can act out of a wet paper bag from the preview I saw.

    This will probably suck but I set it to record.
     
  4. Einselen

    Einselen ɹǝsn pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝɹ

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  5. vegaspl

    vegaspl Tivo'er since '99

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    "William Daniels" Little Guy with a "Classy" voice. Thanks now I can sleep again

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  6. Dkerr24

    Dkerr24 Lost in Big Bend

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    Think about it. The car used in the show will obviously get wrecked and replaced by another car countless times. Think how hard it would be to get so far unavailable Camaro's for the show, when Mustangs are a dime a dozen. It's all about costs, my friend... nothing to do with a Ford vs GM debate.

    But we all have to remember, the reason why the Firebird/Camaro was pulled was due to poor sales. The 'rustang' was outselling the GM twins combined back in 2002 when GM yanked it.
     
  7. dzirpolo

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    I am glad they are replaying it on Saturday the 23rd, my guide for this program was an hour off. My recording started an hour into the program.
     
  8. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    Did you watch the original series? It's an indestructible car. It only gets destroyed for season-ending cliffhanger episodes.:eek:

    The Rustang outsold the Firebird/Camaro due to more aggressive, more effective marketing. For the last 10 years of the Camaro/Firebird's production, they outperformed the mustang, for the same price, and looked better while doing it. Unfortunately, you don't make money by producing the best product, you make money by selling it. It's neither the first, nor the last thing GM has screwed up.
     
  9. lordrichter

    lordrichter Registered User

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    How many cars do you think the production company will need during a season to complete the illusion that the car is indestructible?
     
  10. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    Sorry. Allow me to clarify

    [HUMOR]Did you watch the original series? It's an indestructible car. It only gets destroyed for season-ending cliffhanger episodes.:eek:[/HUMOR]

    Laugh a little more often. It's healthy!:D
     
  11. dcheesi

    dcheesi ...I'm not.

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    I think it's a little more complicated than that. I'll agree that the performance of the standard 'Stang was pretty anemic (supposedly my little 4-banger Sunfire GT could keep up with them!). But it was more than just marketing that helped Ford win. Or perhaps I should say it's more a lack of Marketing on GM's part.

    First, I'd challenge the idea that the GM twins looked better than the Mustangs of the time. Certainly the '80s Mustangs were butt-ugly, but the '90s redesign was actually pretty nice looking, especially after a few tweaks (the initial body style was too soft/rounded for my tastes).

    Meanwhile the Camaro/FB were these ridiculously big, long cars with Automatic Trans (a plus for me, but a minus for most performance fans). Personally I thought they were kinda fugly, and I'm not the only one. But YMMV :)

    Secondly, the Camaro and Firebird names were firmly stuck in the stereotype of "redneck car", which was a big turnoff to many people. The redesigned Mustang managed to (mostly) avoid that trap, while still playing on the nostalgic "pony-car" image...
     
  12. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    At any rate, fords marketing was superior to GM's.

    I never saw a 90's mustang that appealed to me, but too each his own. I'll acknowledge your point that the GM twins were a little big, but I stand 6'3", and I'm inclined to prefer the larger GM car. The mustangs I rode in felt like they were 1 notch bigger than a subcompact. Their GM counterparts didn't have that much more, but even if it's an inch, I'll take it.

    Nothing says "mullet" like "TRANS AM!" You have a point there, but I've seen pretty redneck dudes in some mustangs, all the same.

    As I recall, the Camaro/Firebird came standard with a 6-speed, if you got the V-8, while the best the mustang could offer was a 5 speed. I know that was the case at least until the late 90's. When did that change?
     
  13. Dkerr24

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    I gotta admit, the Knight Rider pilot episode was definitely a Ford marketers dream. Now if only that will convert into hard sales at the dealerships.

    Frankly, I'll keep my Toyota... whether or not it creates a 'image'. :)
     
  14. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    Did you catch the way they did the ford commercials? I think there were 5 or 6 of them, they tied in with the show, and were at the beginning of most commercial breaks. They were more entertaining the most of the superbowl commercials this year.
     
  15. weymo

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    Why no...THAT's why I got a TiVo!
    I was full-on gonna hate this show regardless...but I turned it on and my young'un thought it was awesome...and in the end, I wasn't completely unhappy with it as a 'next generation' plot as opposed to a re-envisioning.
    It was even nice to see Hoff.
    What I can't remember is what Hoff's character looked like in the pilot of the original series. I mean, they didn't have a lot to work with after the officer was shot in the face, but I guess Hoff's face was a pretty good approximation of the evil Knight son...and his nose was too much for poor Mr. Garrison on South Park (while a fancy new vagina was not.):up:
     
  16. sieglinde

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    I haven't watched this yet but I read an article in Monday's LA Times how NBC is going to do even more product placement.
     
  17. CrashHD

    CrashHD I am the me.

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    Then you missed something funny. Kitt getting all jealous and wrecking Michael's date...it was funny.
    I think it was a completely different actor, with the "Hoff"'s voice dubbed in.

    Nice segway. From the Hoff-->animated transsexual genitals. Not everyone can make that leap. Those that can, watch too much South Park.(me)
     
  18. redtape

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    Laurel,...
    Michael Long was played by Larry Anderson: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0027055/
    after he was shot, in the show, he was given plastic surgery and re-named Michael Knight.
    (Of course most of the readers here know the story...)
     
  19. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Cynical old guy

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    What a terrible movie/show. The first 5 minutes showed a lot of promise. The kinky sex and les scenes were uneeded. Female lead actor - good. Car - good. Male lead actor - bad. Won't be watching this show. Its right up there with "son of mask"
     
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