The new KNIGHT RIDER, 2/17...what do you think?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by gastrof, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Feb 18, 2008 #81 of 193

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004


    It shoulda morphed into a 1972 Ford Pinto Hatchback
  2. Feb 18, 2008 #82 of 193

    DrWho453 New Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Raleigh NC
    I agree. I was like ok so KITT doesn't budge during the crash not very credible but I will live with it. At least they didn't have a helicopter falling off a damn with three angles chasing after it, starting the generator up, activating the main rotor, and tail rotor, and then pulling the helicopter out of a fall inches before they hit the ground. I am sorry as interesting as it was to see them try that, there is no way that would work and was too outrageous for me.

    I don't mind giving up logic and real world physics as long as its not totally ridiculous. Oh well, enough ranting, back to our regularly scheduled program.
  3. Feb 18, 2008 #83 of 193

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    Maybe KITT can change his density. It's not completely unbelievable if the nanotech is supposed to be manipulating things at the molecular level.
  4. Feb 18, 2008 #84 of 193

    unicorngoddess Wooooonicorngodess

    Nov 19, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    The part that bugged me on that end chase was that Mike kept slamming into the side of the SUV to try to run it off the road. You would see the side view mirrors smash and shatter....then in the very next scene the mirror would be back.

    And it couldn't have been the nanos because KITT was turned off at the time.
  5. Feb 18, 2008 #85 of 193

    fog00 New Member

    Jan 3, 2007


    To increase it's density, it would either have to decrease its size, or create matter and I am pretty sure that is against the law.
  6. Feb 18, 2008 #86 of 193

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Sounds like KITT got one of those faulty Pentium chips to do his math as according to Google Maps, it's 540 Miles from Stanford University to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (and the Montecito is across the street from Mandalay Bay as all good viewers of Las Vegas knows).
    So unless KITT decided to take a detour through Sausalito, I don't see where he came up with the 620 figure.

    Well, if Mike was conceived before the original pilot, it wouldn't have been necessary to hide him as he would have been the son of Police Officer Michael Long, who was killed in the line of duty outside of Las Vegas.

    Although there was that one villain played by the stentorian John Vernon who figured out Michael Knght was really Michael Long.
    I forget if he died in that episode or not.
  7. Feb 18, 2008 #87 of 193

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    On impulse I did a manual recording of it just out of curiosity. I found myself still watching after an hour. I never did finish it, but I'm surprised it was as good as it was. I'll probably catch the rest later. Did anyone notice in the opening scenes they showed the engine, and it was the engine from a 1987 Corvette and NOT a Mustang? Only reason I know is because I used to have one. So that was the only fairly glaring technical error. Otherwise, everything the car could do makes perfect feasible sense. :rolleyes: :D

    I don't "think" I'd watch a series, but it was fun for a one time thing. We'll see... :)
  8. Feb 18, 2008 #88 of 193

    Bardman Member

    Aug 25, 2002
    Trimble, MO
    I took it that these were parts from previous KITT car(s), as there was also a steering "wheel" and something else reminiscent of old KITT.

    IIRC, there was also some dialog about "another trans am? No, a mustang"
  9. Feb 18, 2008 #89 of 193

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA
    i thought the dialog made the show...the kitt interactions were almost like the old days.

    that annoyed me to no end...i guess they want to sell their suv or something!

    for those not aware, Mike is an All my Children cast member and if you've ever watched it, it just doesnt seem right seeing him in this show.
  10. Feb 18, 2008 #90 of 193

    Pralix Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    The minute they bring back "super pursuit mode" the show is done...
  11. Feb 18, 2008 #91 of 193

    unicorngoddess Wooooonicorngodess

    Nov 19, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    There needs to be a turbo boost...along with the sound effect.
  12. Feb 18, 2008 #92 of 193

    unicorngoddess Wooooonicorngodess

    Nov 19, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    They wouldn't need an engine from an 87 Mustang anyway. What they would need is an engine from an 87 Pontiac Trans Am. (I believe 87 would be an accurate year though since I believe the show ran through '87)
  13. Feb 18, 2008 #93 of 193

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    Dec 22, 2006
    Yes, I made it out to be a Yukon Denali (not 100% on the model).

    Overall, I didn't think it sucked as much as I thought it was going to. I'd certainly give it a chance if they make a series of it.
  14. Feb 18, 2008 #94 of 193

    doom1701 Time for a new Title TCF Club

    May 15, 2001
    I just skimmed through it again, and I also noticed that the cop vehicle that pulled up after the big collision was a Chevy--with a very, very obvious Chevy emblem.

    And I didn't find any place where they mentioned Mike being born to Michael Long. Graiman they said they put into hiding (yeah, good hiding--he's making public appearances, his daughter is a high profile professor?) right after the first KITT was built, but Mike and his mom were given no time frame--they were just put into hiding at the "request of Mike's father".
  15. Feb 18, 2008 #95 of 193

    Hoffer Eat Lightning ----- Poo Thunder TCF Club

    Jun 1, 2001
    Twin Cities, MN
    Weird, I had no idea there was a new Knight Rider until 1 minute ago. Off to usenet so I can check it out. :)
  16. Feb 18, 2008 #96 of 193

    hanumang Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yeah, she says "your father is Michael Knight" though I'm not sure what that is supposed to mean, exactly. As in did she not know about his 'past life' as Michael Long? Or was she simply talking in shorthand?

    Regardless, while I might be off on the exact details, the whole thing - at the risk of being overly geeky - still comes across as clumsy to me.
  17. Feb 19, 2008 #97 of 193

    getbak Well-Known Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    Calgary, AB
    After the crash, when they walk up to check on the inhabitants, you can clearly see the Chevrolet "bowtie" logo on the steering wheel (in front of the undeployed air bag). It made me laugh that the only car that got wrecked was the GM product, while pretty much every other vehicle shown (including the Volvo and the limos at the funeral) was a Ford product.
  18. Feb 19, 2008 #98 of 193

    Craigbob Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2006
    Land of...
    It was designed as a backdoor pilot. FWiW, It was okay, but I did have some problems with it.

    1: The whole thing was one long Ford Commercial. In the original series they did not push it down our throats that it was a Trans Am. It was a car and that was it.

    2: Val Kilmer's Voice. I hated it. It really need William Daniels. I don't know Will Arnett from Adam, but I miss William's voice.

    3: The quick cuts just annoyed me. But I guess that is a current fimic style these days.
  19. Feb 19, 2008 #99 of 193

    newsposter Poster of News

    Aug 18, 2002
    SE PA

    sooooo let me get this straight...there was a shootout and 2 cars zoomed away from the scene at 400mph....yet the woman cop and friends come from the OPPOSITE direction when there's the accident? how did they get there so fast?

    oh and i hate that it's mike! it should be michael!
  20. danplaysbass

    danplaysbass I watch too much TV.

    Jul 19, 2004
    I thought the execution was pretty good. The production value and effects were pretty good. I really liked the soundtrack. I'll give it a shot...

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