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

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  1. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I enjoyed it. Val Kilmer's "Kitt" didn't bug me as much as I thought it would. Could have used a bit more sarcasm in general though, ala William Daniels.

    I'm not excited about Michael Knight Jr., or the hot nano-chick. But they'll do, I guess. I'd watch it if it were a series. But I'm a sucker for the 70's remake.
     
  2. Sirius Black

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    It is pure coincidence that Top Gear had re-aired the episode where they had both a Shelby Cobra Mustang (2007) and a Rousch Mustang comparison run on their test track Monday night. The Rousch beat the Sheby by 3 seconds, IIRC.

    This is one show that had no need to be remade. Val Kilmer's KITT had no chemistry at all with the new guy. Granted this might be because of the last minute casting change but still... I'd imagine Will Arnett having much more fun with the role.

    ...and that doesn't even mention the story or plot.
     
  3. DrWho453

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  4. pmyers

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    I had to download it but I enjoyed it....then again I'm a sucker for anything Knight Rider!
     
  5. pendragn

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    As a Trans Am guy of course I think it's sacrelig that they're using anything besides a Trans Am. But since there are no new Trans Ams for them to use I can kind of understand. It would have been cooler if they would have used a concept Trans Am like they did for the Camaro in Transformers. That might have gotten enough excitement for them to bring it back.

    I haven't watched this yet, but it sounds like it's not nearly as terrible as I thought it would be. I'll give it a watch.

    tk
     
  6. kdelande

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    KD
     
  7. mclark11

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    I did not like the actriss playing the daughter. I saw her smirking during the whole show. She was thinking this is really stupid or this is geeky fantastic. Either one made me cringe.
    My wife came in halfway in the show and also noticed that the actress was bad... She could not really explain why but it could be her smirkiness...
    I don't think the show can be a hit. They should make it movie specials. Maybe 6 per year. Anymore than that and it would get very tiresome..
     
  8. newsposter

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    actually my wife tells me that he married the actress playing babe for real...so they both left the show :eek:
     
  9. pmyers

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    I don't see how the daughter could survive if this gets picked up.....Mike has to be single and having her baggage would not be good.
     
  10. bigray327

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    Loved the car. Loved the cheese. Loved the chick.
     
  11. newsposter

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    i thought she was partial brains behind Kitt?
     
  12. pmyers

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    no...she was the partial brains behind the encryption for that Prometheis project.
     
  13. Langree

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    I bet they kill off dad so she has to step in as system support ala Bonnie.
     
  14. jcoulter

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    That's exactly what we talked about at work today. Everything was a Ford product except for the one vehicle that gets completely demolished. They even went so far to install an aftermarket grill in it. If this does become a series I hope this practice becomes less obvious.

    All that aside I loved the show! As I was ~10 when this show originally aired I was looking forward to it.

    Maybe they will resurrect "A-team"???:D
     
  15. hanumang

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    They're hoping to - as a feature film.
     
  16. FuzzyDolly

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    In one of the tv movies they used the Banshee concept which later on became the most current generation of f-body.
     
  17. DrWho453

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    Well I just transferred Knight Rider to my laptop and re-watched the first part of it. I was able to see the original KITT in the garage. When I had on the TV because it was so dark I could only see the steering wheel and license plate from the original kit so it was interesting to see that had the car in the garage.

    The other thing I was able to do was I as able to pause the screen when the daughter asked for the name of the car and it showed the biography of the car on the screen. I saw that it had 23 redundant cpus and 32 terabytes of memory. Talk about your supercomputer on wheels :D
     
  18. Sadara

    Sadara huh?

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    I'm not able to read through 4 pages of posts right now.

    I do like it, we enjoyed it and we hope they do make it into a series.
     
  19. mrmike

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    It also had testing performed for High Velocity Breaking.

    Oops.
     
  20. Todd

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    After watching it, all I keep thinking is...seriously, KITT can't outrun a Ford Edge???

    lol
     

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