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

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

  1. mrpantstm

    mrpantstm Well aren't you

    6,950
    1
    Jan 25, 2005
    Fredericksbu...

    Advertisements

    How exactly did the female cop get reinforcements and get in front of the accident? That um doesn't work for me.

    Exactly what I expected. Not sure I'm interested in watching a Ford commercial every week.
     
  2. Sirius Black

    Sirius Black Grey Warden Reject

    4,312
    0
    Dec 26, 2001
    A City by...
    Does anyone know if the extreme Ford product placement was just for the TV movie or will it be a recurring theme? I seem to remember Viper using nothing but Dodge cars/trucks. It didn't work for me in that show either.
     
  3. andyw715

    andyw715 Well-Known Member

    8,477
    844
    Jul 31, 2007
    I liked the show...

    The biggest disappointment for me was the car...Mustang???

    This would have been a great opportunity for KITT to finally grow up and become a supercar, and for Chevy to show off the new 2009 Corvette ZR1 Now thats a bad ass car.
     
  4. unicorngoddess

    unicorngoddess Wooooonicorngodess

    11,247
    0
    Nov 19, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    Does anyone know when/if there will be word on a series???
     
  5. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    16,819
    290
    Sep 5, 2001
    Orange...

    Advertisements

    A Corvette is the most I would have wanted it to be. But I'm totally fine with a Mustang. Like the Trans Am, I'm glad it is a somewhat pedestrian car. To me it shouldn't stick out like a sore thumb.
     
  6. mrpantstm

    mrpantstm Well aren't you

    6,950
    1
    Jan 25, 2005
    Fredericksbu...
    The Trans Am stuck out like a sore thumb plenty. The mustang isn't particularly daring either. Nothing overly cool about it. The Lamborghini Reventón looks cooler and way more advanced than KITT! :D

    (Course it's ridiculously expensive.)
     
  7. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    11,547
    593
    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    But that does stick out like a sore thumb. Can you imagine it trying to hide by changing its color?

    Bad guy #1: What happened to that black Lamborghini?
    Bad guy #2: I don't know---all I see is this silver Lamborghini...
     
  8. DrWho453

    DrWho453 New Member

    311
    0
    Jul 16, 2005
    Raleigh NC
    Apparently from today's news (found in this thread http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=385272&highlight=nbc), NBC is going to do away with the fall schedule and will now have year round schedules of shows. They said that since Knight Rider did so well in the ratings it will most likely be in the schedule that will be released in April.
     
  9. mrpantstm

    mrpantstm Well aren't you

    6,950
    1
    Jan 25, 2005
    Fredericksbu...
    Well I think any car, even a VW Beetle, isn't terribly disguised by changing color. To me, that's the lamest addition to the show.

    And sticking out like a sore thumb is the point. If you watch the old show, despite being a man with no past, Micheal Knight was never low key. Nor in car or style. KITT wasn't the best kept secret either.
     
  10. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    15,135
    2,608
    Mar 14, 2003
    NJ
    I remember a number of times in the old show where KITT "disguised" himself simply by changing his license plate (he had a revolving fake plate).
     
  11. mrpantstm

    mrpantstm Well aren't you

    6,950
    1
    Jan 25, 2005
    Fredericksbu...
    Well yeah, that's incredible deceptive! :D :p

    Bad guy #1: What's the license plate?
    Bad guy #2: KITT-001
    Bad guy #1: No, we're looking for KITT-000
     
  12. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    31,559
    1,571
    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
    [Geek mide]
    KITT's actual license plate was "KNIGHT".
    The plate it switched to (only used once by the way) was "KNI 667".

    (Which was horribly out of sequence for California license plates at the time)
     
  13. Indiana627

    Indiana627 Member

    532
    2
    Jan 24, 2003
    Vestal, NY
    I just finished watching it last night. I thought it was pretty bad. Val Kilmer was terrible as KITT's voice, but I'll cut him some slack since he did his voice overs pretty late in the game. I thought the acting was terrible too. Mikey Jr. was horrible.
    (Nice how he groped his dieing mother and then the look on his face when she died was some of the worst acting I've ever seen.)
    The FBI agent was bad acting too. Just bad, bad, bad IMHO.
     
  14. unicorngoddess

    unicorngoddess Wooooonicorngodess

    11,247
    0
    Nov 19, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    Close your eyes and imagine this with me...well, wait...leave them open.

    [​IMG]


    [val kilmer]Hello Mike.[/val kilmer]

    Nah, I don't think it would work.

    ETA: Although I bet William Daniels could pull it off nicely.
     
  15. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets TCF Bookie

    9,629
    0
    Jul 12, 2005
    East Hell
    Mr. Feeny has more important things to do than worrying about voicing a car. :p

    I can't help but get a good chuckle out of those who want stunning realism out of Knight Rider.

    I'm not sure why people are complaining that a Shelby Mustang is a boring car either. But hey, what the hell do I care. I'd take one over a Trans Am any day of the week, and three times on Wednesday.

    I thought it was enjoyable. Sure, it seemed like a commercial at times, but not the entire time. I'll watch it as a series. I was a big Knight Rider fanboy back in the day...loved my toy KITT, which would talk if you pressed down on the license plate.

    I also hope they ease off the morphing a bit in the future.

    I didn't really like the plane at the end, but we'll see if it grows on me in the future.
     
  16. kmccbf

    kmccbf New Member

    2,242
    0
    Mar 9, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    The plane was dumb. The plane was old. I could see using a plane if you are going to take KITT to different countries. But I would prefer a return of the Semi.

    I also was bothered by KITT remaining rock solid during the wreck. Having it move would have been fine, and easier make it more likely that the father would have survived.

    I like the relationship between the old and new Michael at the end, mainly because it was obvious that there wasn't any chemistry between them. They both looked uncomfortable and should have after all Knight had been absent the whole time while Mike was growing up and Mike just recently found out who his father was.
     
  17. ClutchBrake

    ClutchBrake Pass the gravy!

    16,819
    290
    Sep 5, 2001
    Orange...
    My thought was that they would definitely return to the semi. I bet they just drag out the plane for special occasions.

    The wreck was the only thing I found uber lame. Heck, I think it would have been cooler to have had them hit KITT really hard and throw or flip it only to have it repairing itself in realtime (a la gunshots).
     
  18. Gai-jin

    Gai-jin Active Member

    7,770
    2
    Feb 28, 2000
    Quad City...
    I actually thought those commercials were a nice touch. Still obviously commercials, but when FF through, they catch your eye enough to make you think you're missing the show. Then you watch the commercials, and there's at least some relation to the show, so it's not as bad as watching a regular commercial.
     
  19. TonyTheTiger

    TonyTheTiger Pro Troll Magnet

    14,683
    749
    Dec 22, 2006
    I agree with the return of the semi, but I thought the plane was a nice touch. They DID say something about a problem in Europe in the scene before, too, so maybe it was supposed to be an international mission.
     
  20. unicorngoddess

    unicorngoddess Wooooonicorngodess

    11,247
    0
    Nov 19, 2005
    Lewisville, TX
    Those commercials could have also been considered a really big spoiler though. Hmm...if we see Mike and know he's with KITT in these commercials then we OBVIOUSLY know he's going to take up the foundation on their offer to be KITT's new driver...

    But did anyone doubt that. He'd kinda have to if it was gonna be picked up as a series :p

    But stil...for all the spoiler nazis...
     

Share This Page

spam firewall

Advertisements