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

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

  1. Gai-jin

    Gai-jin Active Member

    Feb 28, 2000
    Quad City...


    It really should have been 448. (GHT on a touchtone phone) Then again, that was before typing on a phone keypad was common.
  2. brnscofrnld

    brnscofrnld where is this place?

    Mar 29, 2005
    NW. DC.
    They were def in Europe at the end of the show. Look at the buildings on the horizon, they looked European to me.
  3. Test

    Test Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2004
    Would it have been over kill for the inventor to use that 25 year old molecular bonded paint/shell they invented for old kitt on the new kitt? This way he would be protected incase the computer had to reboot???
  4. kmccbf

    kmccbf New Member

    Mar 9, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Good point - Why didn't they?

    Or maybe they did use a lesser quality version of it. There was not nearly enough damage to KITT during the ramming scene and that might account for why there wasn't. But then the SUV had to have the same paint, it also held up to well.
  5. TheGreyOwl

    TheGreyOwl New Member

    Aug 18, 2003


    Yes, just before the car left the plane, they said they were sending him on a mission in Hungary.
  6. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2001
    Gilbert, AZ
    I totally missed that, but if that is the case then I love the plane idea. That gives them the ability to go alot more places than just Southern California.
  7. doom1701

    doom1701 Time for a new Title TCF Club

    May 15, 2001
    I think getting rid of the molecular bonded shell of the original KITT makes storylines a little easier. There were numerous storylines in the original series where KITT had to suffer some sort of damage, and they had to come up with some crazy reasoning for it. The old KITT was too safe to really make you feel like there was any real tension.
  8. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles

    I think that you can make the arguement that at least two of the three people that Wilton Knight entrusted the parts of the formula to are dead.

    Of course, Garth Knight and his mother know it......
  9. Test

    Test Well-Known Member

    Dec 8, 2004
    ...and they used up the last of it repainting GOLIATH!


    haha man that was a great show...
  10. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

    Mar 5, 2002
    Los Angeles, CA
    A friend suggested that as a nice touch to the original, William Daniels should have played Graiman. Since he created the original KITT, he would have recorded his own voice. I like it.
  11. Sherminator

    Sherminator ɹǝs∩ pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝᴚ

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lafayette, IN
    Watched the second showing with the wife last night, she felt it paid homage to the original whilst taking the show in a new direction.

    A few things:

    The bad guys: Blackriver? More like Blackwater.
    Once KITT had abandoned the SUV, shouldn't Sarah have jumped into the driver's seat? If Blackwaterriver was properly on top of their game, it wouldn't have been beyond the realms of imagination for their chopper to fly low to spot any cars with no-one in the driver's seat, OK, they're not expecting the car to morph (just yet), but it could have been something that they gleaned from the computers display.
    Where did KITT obtain the material to replace the shot out glass left on the road?​
  12. Mike Farrington

    Mike Farrington Lost Member

    Nov 16, 2000
    I had no intention of watching the new Knight Rider, but was sucked in since there really wasn't anything to watch last night.

    An obvious reference. I'm surprised they didn't wink at the camera as well.

    I wondered the same thing, but figured that KITT had to go to his base configuration for his super speed, the extra wings, and possibly whatever scanning functions the red cylon-style lights provide.

    It must have a store of raw materials. After all, it is able to generate one or two rear spoilers when needed.

    I don't get why KITT just couldn't turn off it's communications. Can hack into the car when the transceivers are off. I guess one shouldn't think to hard with shows like this.

    I was hoping for a theme that kept to the original a bit more. It started off with the familiar bass-line, but then it lost me.
  13. gossamer88

    gossamer88 UHDTV Snob

    Jul 26, 2005
    Da Bronx
    30 minutes in I deleted both the episode and the SP. Especially hated how KIT morphs into another type of car. Bye, bye.
  14. Adam1115

    Adam1115 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Dec 15, 2003
    Denver ish
    How did you make a season pass for a movie...? :confused:
  15. brnscofrnld

    brnscofrnld where is this place?

    Mar 29, 2005
    NW. DC.
    I don't remember him morphing into another type of car. They were all mustangs with various paint jobs and wings. If it was morphing into a completely different model car or SUV, then that would have been weird.
  16. Sherminator

    Sherminator ɹǝs∩ pǝɹǝʇsıƃǝᴚ

    Nov 24, 2004
    Lafayette, IN
    I also thought that the show revealed the local Sheriff's allegiance too soon. If they had shown him calling the bad guys after the scene where Revi points out that the hard drives were missing, it would have made for better story telling IMHO.

    And Hard Drive? that's as bad as my Mom in Law calling it the "CPU".
  17. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    Silicon Valley
    Is there a more modern term than "Hard Drive"? What do you call them? :confused:
  18. laststarfighter

    laststarfighter New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    Damn, I just could not make it through the whole thing. The writing was so bad. And KITT has zero personality. Deleted after about an hour
  19. Skyler

    Skyler Member

    Oct 9, 2002
    Snohomish, WA
    "Computer" is the entire box which typically contains a hard drive, optical drive, motherboard, CPU chip, RAM, and power supply. Some non-tech-savvy people refer to the whole box as a "hard drive" or a "CPU".

    In Knight Rider they were clearly using the term incorrectly when they said "They took the hard drives" and then they showed the non-dusty footprint of a whole computer missing from a dusty table top.
  20. brnscofrnld

    brnscofrnld where is this place?

    Mar 29, 2005
    NW. DC.
    Maybe there were large external hard drives sitting on the counter...

    I'm just say'in:D

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