Knight Rider 2008

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It was cliche and dull.

You had....

The old man who knows to much, yet somehow falls for the oldest trick in the book at the beginning.

The hot young scientist lady, who was in love with her neighbor from years ago just repressed it and never said anything.

The neighbor, who is now a criminal jock ex military badass.

His obviously smart friend who cannot protect himself.

The bad guys are so smart, they know to carry around Campus security disguises with them, but attempt to apprehend the girl with someone not dressed in such outfit first.

Their main asset turns against them in the end.

The old man does not die in the beginning, but had a cleverly faked death waiting for the equally clever bad guys.

The hot lesbian cop, because we need to address sexual issues on this show, and we won't do it with gay men, so we will use gay women.

And so on, and so on.
 

Gothamite

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Answer: WHO CARES?

It was classic, cheesy Knight Rider brought into the 21st Century. Plus, Val Kilmer as KITT was unexpectedly ****ing badass.

EDIT: Just finished watching it and I really enjoyed it. The show has the potential to be a truly awesome 'guy's show' in the tradition of Las Vegas and CSI: Miami. I hope it's really successful.
 
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Gothamite

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Shouldn't these two threads http://www.ultimatecentral.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7718&highlight=knight+rider&page=2 be merged together under tv as the movie the other thread mentioned turned into this show instead?

I think they're still making the movie. The original creator, Glen Larson was against making this TV movie as he didn't think it was serious enough, or something. He wants to make a movie based on his 'original vision', or something.

Puh-leeze! I thought this pilot had everything in it that I ever liked about Knight Rider, minus the 1980s and plus the equal cheesiness of today's manly shows to put rock music and girls with bikinis in every shot. Mike Traceur isn't the Hoff-Tastic, life-altering experience Michael Knight was, but he's still cool and interesting to watch.

I hope this develops into a series. It seems like the perfect kind of thing to switch on after you stumble in drunk after a night on the town and you just want to watch something that doesn't require much brain activity to unwind. :lol:
 

ourchair

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I think they're still making the movie. The original creator, Glen Larson was against making this TV movie as he didn't think it was serious enough, or something. He wants to make a movie based on his 'original vision', or something.
Glen Larson is a jackass who thinks he is the only one who knows what's right for everything he's ever been involved with/created.
 

Gothamite

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Glen Larson is a jackass who thinks he is the only one who knows what's right for everything he's ever been involved with/created.

He doesn't seem to understand that half the reason that the original Knight Rider was so much fun was because of how Hoff-Tastic it was. Every episode was just so brilliantly tongue-in-cheek, but it was still able to pretend that it was serious so you didn't feel like a complete idiot watching it.

A 100%, darker than the devil, psychological, science-fiction thriller about a man who drives a high-tech car with an in-built Artificial Intelligence would not work and should not be made. Knight Rider should always be just a little bit silly in order for it to be fun.
 

Gothamite

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I hope this develops into a series. It seems like the perfect kind of thing to switch on after you stumble in drunk after a night on the town and you just want to watch something that doesn't require much brain activity to unwind. :lol:


This just in: NBC can read my mind:

From Knight Rider UK:
All System's GO Michael

The news we have been waiting for since Feb has been released! Knight Rider WILL get a 12 part episodic series this year!

"American network NBC have confirmed that their refreshed Knight Rider franchise will be returning to screens following the success of a two-hour pilot movie. For fans of the original or aguably watchable television in general, the news that this is no April's Fool will inevitably cause discomfort.

But strong premiere ratings and Silverman's demand for shows that allow viewers to 'mentally tune out' ultimately won out to the inevitable heckling online. "That's his directive, and I think you'll see that reflected in the programs," says NBC's Marc Graboff.

Beginning this fall, the series will showcase Ford's Shelby GT500KR as the Knight Industries Three Thousand (KITT), voiced by Val Kilmer, and see the return of pilot actor Justin Bruening as Michael Knight, incidentally the Hoff's illegitimate spouse. Whether there will be any future guest appearances by David Hasselhoff is as yet unknown but expect a suitable serving of cheese nonetheless.

The series is expected to make its debut Friday evenings in the Fall schedule but may be subject to change following the announcement of its rivals' network schedules in May. Knight Rider will support recent renewals such as ER, Chuck, Heroes, Life, The Office and My Name is Earl."

I don't expect many people to be excited about this. However...I am.

:rockon:
 

ourchair

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A 100%, darker than the devil, psychological, science-fiction thriller about a man who drives a high-tech car with an in-built Artificial Intelligence would not work and should not be made.
...coming 2009 to Wildstorm Signature from Warren Ellis!!!!111 :crazy:
 
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