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KNIGHT RIDER to ride into a new Dimension on the Silver Screen!

Hey folks, Harry here... Usually I could care less about the latest Television show being turned into theatrical fare... but while I vainly wait in breathless anticipation for a MANIMAL movie, an AUTOMAN movie or... pant pant... a MISFITS OF SCIENCE film... word has come that KNIGHT RIDER - the series that made Hasslehoff Hasslehoff before bouncing shaking cleavage in red onesies in the sand solidified David's ownership of the world. KNIGHT RIDER was very cool - and K.I.T.T. was fetishistically the coolest fucking thing ever for a brief period of my life. Till I realized I could sneak into R-rated movies by simply claiming to be old enough. Having said this... Apparently the movie is being written by Glen Larson - yeah, that Glen Larson - who is planning on making it a darker film, though he wants to keep it PG 13 cuz he doesn't want to alienate the core audience... Because everyone that grew up loving that show from 1982-1986 are still under 13. There is no word if Hasselhoff will be in the film or if William Daniels will reprise his awesome voice work as K.I.T.T. Though a plague upon he that puts William Daniels out of the K.I.T.T. car. The film is being made by DIMENSION and the WEINSTEIN COMPANY.

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  • May 9, 2006, 8:23 a.m. CST

    With all the DUI incidents' involving Hasselhoff...

    by BigTuna

    He better let KITT drive.

  • May 9, 2006, 8:32 a.m. CST

    Knight Automatic Roving Robot?

    by dastickboy


  • May 9, 2006, 8:33 a.m. CST

    Voice of KITT

    by sloughbear

    You just know that the studios will have Eddie Murphy voice the car!!

  • May 9, 2006, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by Randall Flagg

    Hugh Laurie with his own accent? What do you think? Only if they don't get the original guy, of course.

  • May 9, 2006, 8:37 a.m. CST

    I would love to see the "star*" of this film

    by Lost Skeleton

    ...have an evil twin with a mustache and a killer truck! *The real star was the damn car that also had an evil twin K.A.R.R. Wait a minute...this show sucked ass.

  • May 9, 2006, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Shame that Edward Mulhare isn't around anymore

    by roc nathan

    he gave the series a lot of character (in a goofy, early-80s way). Having said that, Goliath kicks ass. Bring on the Hass and for god's sake don't ever shave that chest-mullet.

  • May 9, 2006, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Goliath made using pieces of KARR?

    by vikingkitty

    I remember wanting the Knight Rider vehicle and action figure as a kid. Never got them. I had to make due with my Dukes of Hazard toy.

  • May 9, 2006, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Now if I can get a Hunter and Airwolf movie...

    by Lost Skeleton

    I am geeked. Oh, after The Transformers kick box office ass next year who is willing to bet we will get a lame ass GoBots flick.

  • May 9, 2006, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Goddamnit, it's "Couldn't care less".

    by zer0cool2k2

    Sorry, that just bugs the shit out of me.

  • May 9, 2006, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Yes, let's remake everything from the 80s

    by I Dunno

    They've milked the 70s dry so now we're on the 80s. And yes, I do want a Manimal movie.

  • May 9, 2006, 8:44 a.m. CST

    actually, anyone in the "core audience" IS under 13.

    by HypeEndsHere


  • May 9, 2006, 8:45 a.m. CST


    by paulh

  • May 9, 2006, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Let's hope it opens the same weekend as Transformers

    by Lance Rock

    ..and they cancel each other out!

  • May 9, 2006, 8:48 a.m. CST

    'scrape, scrape, scrape'

    by Orbots Commander

    That's the sound of Hollywood officially reaching the bottom of the barrel. A Knight Rider movie? Hey, where's Steet Hawk: The Movie? Or The Powers of Matthew Starr?

  • May 9, 2006, 8:48 a.m. CST

    It's all about the car

    by Blanket-Man

    Any word on what kind of car they plan to use, since GM discontinued the Firebird in 2002? Will they go back to the classic '82 TA? If not, I can loan 'em my '02 Firehawk, possibly the coolest 'Bird ever built!

  • May 9, 2006, 8:52 a.m. CST

    by moondoggy2u


  • May 9, 2006, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Oh, and this news is OOOOLLLDD.

    by moondoggy2u

    The Hoff had already secured the movie rights months ago and has been hocking the script around LA since.

  • May 9, 2006, 9:02 a.m. CST

    I still watch this when sci-fi has it on

    by DigitalDong

    I'd love to see a movie of it. Sure every episode was always the saem, and the guy Micheal worked for knew all these old friends who remarkably all had hot daughters who were always in trouble. But it was all good fun, and waiting to see the high speed chase where K.I.T.T. jumps never got old. God I miss 80's television.

  • May 9, 2006, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Screw this, I want to see KITT curse

    by MemBirdman

    "What the F, man? Just let me F'n drive, you piece of..."

  • May 9, 2006, 9:08 a.m. CST

    For Automan and Knight Rider fans...

    by Parallax

    ...I stuck in some fairly stupid references to both Automan and Knight Rider in a few of my Flash films ("Retarded Animal Babies") before, but in the latest episode they are more blatant than ever: --Dave

  • May 9, 2006, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Yes! The Powers of Matthew Star!

    by SamuelLappDance

    This is why I come to this geeky site. Because at least one thirtysomething guy somewhere in a cubicle is referencing something horrifically cheesy that this thirtysomething guy somewhere in a cubicle used to love for about five minutes in the '80s. Remember when that show made an abrupt U-turn and turned Matthew into a quasi-government agent. Remember, the look on Louis Gossett Jr.'s face when "An Officer and a Gentleman" hit halfway thru the show's run, and he realized he couldn't get out of his contract for the show and accept any of the great offers being thrown his way (yet never offered again). Remember years later seeing Tom Cruise's audition tape for this show on one of those "Before They Were Stars Show." He read with Heather Locklear! Damn! When will I put all of this useless knowledge to work for me? When will I make some money with these trivia factoids rattling around in my brain? When will I get out of this cubicle?!?!

  • May 9, 2006, 9:21 a.m. CST

    Great news....

    by damned-dirty-ape

    .... I just hope they don't put in that fucking 'super pursuit mode' again. Made the car look like a bus. Does anyone remember that? May the Hoff turbo boost into the sunset once again!!!!

  • May 9, 2006, 9:25 a.m. CST

    F That...

    by Redrockmullet

    I want them to make a RIPTIDE movie. I swear, I think I'm the ONLY person in the world that actually remembers that show with its awesome cigarette boat and huge flesh colored helicoptor with the big red mouth... does ANYONE else remember that show? ANYONE?!?!?!

  • May 9, 2006, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Now I wait for some tabloid to proclaim "A List" names

    by Sequitur

    attached to this project and it'll spread like wildfire! "Hey did you hear? The Sun said George Clooney and Anthony Hopkins are rumore dto be in the Knight Rider movie with Samuel L Jackson as the voice of KITT!!"

  • May 9, 2006, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Eddie murphy as K.I.T.T

    by damned-dirty-ape

    ''Listen Michael, you alright, but if you think i'm jumping over another mutha fuckin canyon, then you got another think comin '' Then he'd say something like he's always getting pulled over because he's a black car.

  • May 9, 2006, 9:30 a.m. CST

    It CAN be Good

    by Jedibobster

    Imagine.. Michael Knight, now a happily married family man with a couple of kids, living in one of those ranches that he visited so many of throughout the 80s. When his family comes under attack for some reason, Michael turns to the law to help him out. Unimpressed with their progress, no doubt a head cop is in with the bad guys, Michael decides to deal with things himself. He goes to a secret abandoned place, be it a cave or warehouse or whatever, and pulls off the dusty tarps to reveal his old friend KITT. After a musical montage, probably including a new character with computer knowledge, in which he and Michael bring KITT back to life, Michael is finally ready to take on the bad guys. THAT first moment when KITT's cylon eye thingy first bounces from one side to the other along with it's groovy sound effect. I'm getting excited just typing about it. I don't want a new car or a new driver...I want the Hoff with the hair and William Daniels back as the voice of KITT and 90 minutes of sheer guilty joy thank you very much. And obviously they gotta keep the theme tune.

  • May 9, 2006, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Samuel, I have another one for 'ya:

    by Orbots Commander

    Do you remember The Phoenix? It was about some surfer-dude looking guy wearing a medallion with a phoenix emblem. Apparently he was a space alien and he wandered the Earth like Kung-Fu or Bill Bixby, getting into adventures.

  • May 9, 2006, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Jedibobster--they already did that in Knight Rider 2000

    by moondoggy2u

    Guess what? The show still sucked big time.

  • May 9, 2006, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Daniels for KITT or no one at all

    by Stewie_Griffin

    I said Feeney!

  • May 9, 2006, 9:39 a.m. CST

    About effin' time!

    by Cletus Van Damme

  • May 9, 2006, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Same Brain

    by Ansai

    It's a little frightning that the first thing I thought reading the article was "Hmm, where is the 'Powers of Matthew Star' reference" ... and then look down to find 2 already added to Talkbalk.

  • May 9, 2006, 9:44 a.m. CST

    I remember Riptide

    by vikingkitty

    The only specific thing from the show I can recall was the nerdy guy who kept breaking his thumb because he made a fist by putting his thumb inside his hand before punching.

  • May 9, 2006, 9:44 a.m. CST

    Michael Knight...

    by brycemonkey

    in the show he was shot in the head at the begining. But he didn't die as he had a metal plate in his head. From *already* being shot in the head! That's why the car had to be so smart. Because Michael was a retard. ;-) Peace.

  • May 9, 2006, 9:45 a.m. CST

    Eddie Murphy as KITT wouldn't work because...

    by BigTuna

    The damn car would always stop in the middle of an exciting car chase to pick up a tranny.

  • May 9, 2006, 10:15 a.m. CST


    by Chilli815

    I had a kick-ass R-Rated idea for a Knight Rider months back that would've had Michael Knight kick some serious f'n ass... and K.I.T.T. be the voice of reason.

  • May 9, 2006, 10:15 a.m. CST

    I vote for Greatest American Hero.....

    by bigdickmcgee

  • May 9, 2006, 10:15 a.m. CST

    Wasn't always something just seriously WRONG with

    by Orbots Commander

    SMALL WONDER? A grown man and his family have a little robot girl living with them who obey their every command with a stoic look on her/its face. That show was just so inherrently, disturbingly, wrong on so many levels I don't where to begin.

  • May 9, 2006, 10:21 a.m. CST

    "Anything for YOU, Automan!"

    by Squashua

    All I remember is the Cursor creating his car and Automan being "sexy enough" for a streetlight to change colors for him. And someone who looks like Paul Rieser as his sidekick. Man, I like that show as a kid. Manimal, too. Thank you Nightman for bringing that back for one shining moment.

  • May 9, 2006, 10:30 a.m. CST

    There WAS an "Automan" movie, Harry...

    by JsynX

    ... it was called "TRON".

  • May 9, 2006, 10:30 a.m. CST

    bigtuna, you made me LMAO

    by DustinDiamond

    Your first one about Hassellhoff's drunk driving made me laugh. The second was even funnier about the tranny. Good job mate:)

  • May 9, 2006, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Knightboat! The crime *solving* boat!"

    by Osmosis Jones

    "You don't have to yell, Michael, I'm all around you."

  • May 9, 2006, 10:37 a.m. CST


    by Chilli815


  • May 9, 2006, 10:38 a.m. CST

    by runfoodrun

  • May 9, 2006, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Tales of the Gold Monkey

    by runfoodrun

    Does anyone remember this show? Sort of a Raiders on a island thing. How about Bring 'em back alive?

  • May 9, 2006, 10:41 a.m. CST

    One of the WORST tv series ever is now a movie?

    by uberman

    Boy, I think a film of a large turd slowly dropping out someones ass would make for more entertainment than this, but then again this is the America that loves American Idol.

  • May 9, 2006, 10:54 a.m. CST

    This is not "cool" new by any means.

    by Trazadone

    What's with the exclamation point on the headline for this? Is there really an audiance for this? Does anyone really want to see this made? It was a crappy show that is severely outdated. Today's cars are practically as sophisticated as KITT anyway.

  • May 9, 2006, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Great!!! But have we seen a decent Trans Am since then?

    by modlight

    Yeah yeah yeah, no more remakes, but come on. We all know this is the one to do. And the only one that could possibly be pulled off and not done as a comedy. But recent american sports cars all look like they should come with a pregnant teenager and a mullet.

  • May 9, 2006, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Horror Movie

    by snowpuff

    This would only be funny iF Michael Knight's brain was transplanted into the car, attached with a bunch of electrodes, and everytime you started up the car he screamed PLEASE KILL ME. LET ME DIE. LET ME DIE. LET ME DIE.

  • May 9, 2006, 11:06 a.m. CST

    And for my desired remakes...Otherworld and Badlands

    by modlight

    2000 or whatever that friggin Road Warrior Spinoff was starring Jocko from the Duracell commercials. In fact now that I think about it all those stupid chain emails talking about "Children of the 80s" with memories of Transformers and A-Team should just say... "Remember Jocko saying OI!!!" no? then you're a poser go back to your Power Rangers.

  • May 9, 2006, 11:09 a.m. CST

    How about jack buck bring him back alive....

    by emeraldboy

    oh wait, they did that already called King Kong.

  • May 9, 2006, 11:11 a.m. CST

    They should make a dark Small Wonder movie...

    by Lost Skeleton

    ...with Kitty Pride playing the Small Wonder created by Kevin Bacon as a sex slave before being caught by Dateline NBC. Small Wonder is then freed from Kevin's grips and is forced into service by Storm Phillips to catch pedophiles during sweeps. Kevin Bacon gets off because you can't actually child rape a robot and hunts Small Wonder down only to be stopped and ass raped by the dude from Oz/Lost. Small Wonder, frustrated by humanity, secretly helps the Iranians create nuclear weapons and the US create Skynet...causing Judgment Day and resulting in the Matrix. Good times had by all...I call it Matrix: Revisionist

  • May 9, 2006, 11:14 a.m. CST


    by Bishop6


  • May 9, 2006, 11:16 a.m. CST

    I'm sorry it wasn't Badlands, it was The Highwaymen

    by modlight

    Pretty much the same thing though.

  • May 9, 2006, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Voice of KITT must be stunt cast

    by Immortal_Fish

    Give it to Queen Latifah. The woman doesn't get enough onscreen work.

  • May 9, 2006, 11:32 a.m. CST

    RIPTIDE Rocked!

    by NightArrows

    I remember that show! Wasn't one of the lead characters always getting his nose broken in fights?

  • May 9, 2006, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Michael, I detect snakes on that plane. Punch it KITT!

    by Darth_Nader

    Those misfits. Misfits of Science, hah! Those wild and crazy scientific guys. I love 'em. Yeah those misfits...

  • May 9, 2006, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Gee I wonder why ticket sales are down?

    by Thumper2k1

    Can we have a Scarecrow and Mrs. King movie too?

  • May 9, 2006, 11:41 a.m. CST

    This could be cool! Also make A-TEAM!!

    by quadrupletree

    I loved Knight Rider as a kid, although my memories of it are far better than the actual show, now that I'm older and have seen some episodes in syndication. Same with the A-Team, when are they going to make that into a movie? I remember as a kid going to Universal Studios and they had KITT there and you could sit in the car and have a conversation with him. I could swear that they had William Daniels there doing it, but whomever it was sounded just like him and probably sat in a room somewhere with a camera and a microphone and interacted with you as you sat in the car! Don't screw this one up please!!

  • May 9, 2006, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Oh Jeez, Time for another META-Remake...

    by MrMxyzptlk

    Plot: Michael Knight (Ben Stiller) and KITT (voiced by Luke Wlson) are drag racing the DUKES OF HAZZARD (Johnny Knoxville & S W Scott) when they are pulled over by TJ HOOKER (Capt Kirk and ex-Mrs. Richie Sambora). They hire some LA LAWyers (Mr. Lisa Rinna & Corbin "The Dentist" Bernsen) who get them off and send them on a LOVE BOAT cruise - where MAGNUM PI hits on all the guys. Big boffo box office babeeeee!

  • May 9, 2006, 11:51 a.m. CST


    by MrMxyzptlk

    After Miami Vice blows up, time to remake BAND OF THE HAND! Laurence MORPHEUS Fishburne! LAuren JIM CARREY's EX Holly! John HEDWIG Cameron Mitchell! James Remar! And Leon!

  • May 9, 2006, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Knight Rider movie plot-

    by RenoNevada2000

    KITT drives to San Fransisco and gets rear-ended.

  • May 9, 2006, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Screw this, 6 Million Dollar Man is what we need

    by Lone Fox

    Still the best opening credits of any TV show ever.

  • May 9, 2006, 12:15 p.m. CST

    I remember Riptide

    by Randy Sims

    I thought the helicopter was pretty cool....

  • May 9, 2006, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Anyone for a Hardcastle and McCormick movie?

    by mattw

    The Coyote rides again!

  • May 9, 2006, 12:36 p.m. CST

    Automan Vs Manimal

    by pokadoo


  • May 9, 2006, 12:38 p.m. CST

    HAHA I remember Automan!

    by Johnno

    As a kid, I wished I was him!

  • May 9, 2006, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember 'The Whizz Kids'?

    by pokadoo

    I loved that! It was sorta like Hackers meets The Red-Hand gang(which was also a great show, when i was 10)!

  • May 9, 2006, 12:53 p.m. CST

    "The Fantastic Car"

    by CuervoJones

    Yes, that was the spanish title!

  • May 9, 2006, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Misfits of Science!

    by I Dunno

    Like the X-Men only gay. With Courtney Cox, when she was hot.

  • May 9, 2006, 1:05 p.m. CST

    "couldn't care less" is the phrase

    by Mister Man

    If you COULD care less, that means you care.

  • May 9, 2006, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Mr. Merlin!

    by Billy Goat

    Yeah, bring back Mr. Merlin! You know, with the guy who played the grandpa in "The Lost Boys"? He played Merlin the Magician, trying to train a San Francisco teenager to become the next great wizard! There was that episode where they formed a rock band, wearing pink wigs, and... and... oh God, shoot me now.

  • May 9, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST

    The A team

    by damned-dirty-ape

    A crack team of commandos??? They never shot anyone! They couldn't aim a gun for shit, but give them a meccano set and you'd get a tank with disco lights and a rocket launcher

  • May 9, 2006, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Harry "could care less"?

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Strange, I didn't think he cared about TV shows into movies at all. But if he says he cares...

  • May 9, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Oh, and the target audience is Germany.

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Hhassellhhoff is big in Germany!

  • May 9, 2006, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Ten bucks says...

    by Gorf

    ...Michael Knight will be played by a rapper or Bernie Mac.

  • May 9, 2006, 2:02 p.m. CST

    This Proves One Thing...

    by BigTuna


  • May 9, 2006, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Make it a comedy...

    by stlfilmwire

    Harold and Kumar Fight Crime... where they somehow mistakenly think KITT is their rental car. Comedy gold.

  • May 9, 2006, 2:20 p.m. CST

    I hope they flesh out...

    by Childe Roland

    ...the unhealthy relationship between K.I.T.T. and Michael's ass. And when they're done with this, I want my The Master and Spencer For Hire movies. They absolutely must get Captain Sisko to say "Spencer" for that.

  • May 9, 2006, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Did you ever notice..

    by beefywhore

    That when E.T. or Inside Edition or any of those Celebrity gossip shows talk about Courtney Cox's early career they talk about Family Ties being her big break, but nobody ever mentions Misfits of Science...Too bad because Friends can suck my left nut, but Misfits of Science OWNS YOUR(and my) ASS!!!!

  • May 9, 2006, 2:28 p.m. CST

    while we're remaking everything from the '80s...

    by Devilman1369

    How about a Fall Guy movie, or an all CG version of The Smurfs? or The Great Space Coaster: The Movie?...or why not do something truly worthwhile, and finally get V: The Return off the ground?

  • May 9, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Lord do we really need this and a Hasselhauf Cameo?

    by The Founder

  • May 9, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I vote for "Supertrain"

    by Mister Man

  • May 9, 2006, 2:56 p.m. CST

    How about a Too Close For Comfort movie?

    by Orbots Commander

    I see John Travolta in the role of the strangely effiminate Munroe. The old guy had 2 smoking hot daughters and Jim J. Bullock never hit on them. Middle American families probably thought he was just being 'wacky'. How about a Fantasy Island movie? I think we are all spiraling into one of the circles of hell with these 80's TV shows to movies fad.

  • May 9, 2006, 3:01 p.m. CST

    'Couldn't' care less Harry, not 'could'

    by mfluder

    Your bastardisation of the language continues unabated. That aside, I would kill for a Knight Rider movie, but only if KITT fought the gay robots from Star Wars...

  • May 9, 2006, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Riptide had a fucking robot!!!

    by Billyeveryteen

    I think it was called Roboz... So awsome!

  • May 9, 2006, 3:20 p.m. CST


    by Darth Pestilence


  • May 9, 2006, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Dude, Where's My K.A.R.R.?

    by GenericGeek

    Oscar gold.

  • May 9, 2006, 4 p.m. CST

    Must Have: Hasslehoff

    by CaptDanielRoe

    Well, what else are you gonna do? Recast him with Keanu Reave's and William Shatner's love child?

  • May 9, 2006, 4:02 p.m. CST

    The Phoenix...remember "Bennu of the Golden Light"?

    by bigdickmcgee

  • May 9, 2006, 4:03 p.m. CST

    while we're at it: Wizards and Warriors

    by bigdickmcgee

  • May 9, 2006, 4:06 p.m. CST


    by paulh

    I'm not sure if anyone remembered that beginning-of-1980 (?) bomb, but let's have Samuel L. on the world's fastest train with Indiana Jones' favorite animal species. It would ROCK!

  • May 9, 2006, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Knight Rider rules

    by Toby___Wong

    Why is there so much hate ? Knight Rider and The A-Team ruled the 80s. A big budget Knight Rider movie would be cool. KITT is still the coolest car ever. And The Powers Of Matthew Star. Where is the frigging DVD box ? It's long overdue.

  • May 9, 2006, 4:18 p.m. CST

    In Harry's defence...

    by Lone Fox

    'I could care less' is usually used when employing sarcasm.

  • May 9, 2006, 4:35 p.m. CST

    21 Jump St - THE MOVIE!

    by Maniaq

    Rumours are rumours... They been shopping around that 6 BILLION dollar man script for years now, and I even heard the rumour about the V remake, among others... They were even talking about remaking Battlestar Galactica - oh wait, they did that one!

  • May 9, 2006, 4:43 p.m. CST

    how about a "Parker Lewis Can't Loose" movie

    by Firebird

    ..or The Famous Teddy Z!

  • May 9, 2006, 4:50 p.m. CST

    by frank cotton

    and i looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was death, and hell followed with him

  • May 9, 2006, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Good one Cotton.KnightRider will usher in the End Times

    by Mace13

    A Knight Rider movie will bring about the uncreation.

  • May 9, 2006, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Yet another attempt to capitalize on 80's nostalgia

    by finky089

    because its uber-profitable for all the late-20's, and 30-somes with disposable cash. Why should Hollywood bother to be original when it's got a demographic to exploit? We hated commies hardcore for 50 years- ewlcome to Capitalism, pals. If it wasn't profitable, they wouldn't still be doing this kind of crap.

  • May 9, 2006, 5:46 p.m. CST


    by finky089

    I meant that "it's uber-profitable TO TARGETall the late-20's, and 30-somes..." I suppose this means in about ten years, we should get a resurrgenc of 90's nostalgia movies, so hopefully that means we can look forward to some "Magic: The Gathering" or live-action Pokemon flicks (ala today's upcoming Transformers movie) and maybe a Barney or Thomas the Tank Engine flick for kids! Sounds swell.

  • May 9, 2006, 6:02 p.m. CST


    by Batman_9

    i'm all for it! one of my two favorite shows from the 80's. the other one being QUANTUM LEAP. so Glen Larson is writing a darker version eh? sounds like KNIGHT RIDER is getting the Micheal Mann MIAMI VICE treatment. bring it on baby! but if they aren't going for comedy, the only logical way to do it would include re-casting Micheal Knight. sorry Hoff, we love you but Micheal is a young man. you know, it would be really cool if the Hoff played Devon or even Milton Knight. then a dying Hoff could utter the words..."One man can make a difference Micheal." Pontiac will have to crank out a new GTO though. KITT will stand for Knight Industries Three Thousand. take a away some of the cheese and just make a straight foward action/sci-fi kick ass summer film! i'm there.

  • May 9, 2006, 6:29 p.m. CST

    re: Batman_9

    by mattw

    I loved Quantum Leap too. I always wanted a Quantum Leap Accelerator for my birthday but my damned parents never got me one. Also, I've found that the old episodes on Sci-Fi don't hold up too well. "Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home."

  • May 9, 2006, 7:12 p.m. CST

    didn't Life Goes On come on after Quantum Leap?

    by Jonesey1111

    o bla di, o bla da, life goes on, yeah! La la la la life goes on!

  • May 9, 2006, 8:05 p.m. CST

    re: Jonesey1111

    by mattw

    Great idea. Get the kid that played Corky on 'Life Goes On' to play Michael Knight in the Knight Rider movie.

  • May 9, 2006, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Kit should be a Toyota Prius

    by veritasses

    or some other Japanese car. I'm sorry to say it but American cars suck ass.

  • May 9, 2006, 10:09 p.m. CST

    I could care less / I couldn't care less

    by speed

    I was under the impression the former is American lingo and the latter is British. Do Americans use both? Australians don't use *I could care less*.

  • May 9, 2006, 10:49 p.m. CST

    There was a Small Wonder movie....

    by Rant Breath

    it was called Artificial Intelligence...yeah they over did it a little.

  • May 9, 2006, 10:53 p.m. CST

    A brunette Paul Walker should play Micheal Knight

    by Rant Breath

    Hasselhoff with a evil mustache should play the villain. You know you want it! "Punch it KITT!"

  • May 9, 2006, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Michael's face was reconstructed to look like Goliath

    by Doc_Strange

    I believe this pissed off Goliath so much that he wanted to Kill Michael. Also Goliath drove a big fuckin' truck which kicked the shit out of KITT. The end happened though, when Goliath and his truck plummetted over a cliff into the rocks below. Also KARR kicked ass too.

  • May 10, 2006, 12:11 a.m. CST

    AIRWOLF vs BLUETHUNDER, with a streethawk cameo

    by RedScab

    Lets bring back every 80's TV show ever. Hollywood has lost it, what happens when they runout of shitty tv's to remake. And by the way AIRWOLF would kill bluethunder in a dogfight. And streethawk was kinda gay, automan was gay and Manimal ruled them all.

  • May 10, 2006, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Manimals pulsing hand.

    by proper

    How can they make the car more advanced than what Xibit does for "average" people every week on MTV???.

  • May 10, 2006, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Wizards & Warriors

    by Bootskin

    Was that the medeival show that was on for like 5 episode,s the bad guy had a metl hand or something? How about a VOyagers movie? Or a Kids Incorporated film? Alf: the next generation? Oh god,make it stop....

  • May 10, 2006, 2:52 a.m. CST

    Masquerade: The Movie

    by HK_Cavalier

    and the hardcastle and mccormick coyote was the coolest car of the 80's. KITT doesn't count. he was more than just a car, he was Michael's friend.

  • May 10, 2006, 3:30 a.m. CST

    I could go for this

    by The Selecter

    as long as they make a badass new K.I.T.T., with two important caveats -- any gizmos they show have to be real, and the driving stunts have to be real, no crappy CG. No unbelievable physics or extended flights through the air. And like the other poster said, no lame super-pursuit mode like they had late in the series.

  • May 10, 2006, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Reading Rainbow: The Movie

    by krullboy

    Starring Le Var Burton, Jaleel White, and a very special appearance by Wilford Brimley

  • May 10, 2006, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Anyone remember the Amish TV show starring Merlin Olson

    by krullboy

    We need more Amish porn

  • May 10, 2006, 6:03 a.m. CST

    FYI Doc_Strange, Goliath was the name of

    by Master Bruce

    the 18-wheeler that GARTH KNIGHT drove. Garth was Wilton Knight's son and Michael's "evil twin" - complete w/the standard evil twin goatee - who was out for revenge against Michael and his late father. I believe he appeared a couple of times before his supposed demise...oh, the wasted memory cells that could've been devoted to so many other things...(sobs quietly for a life that could have been - but wasn't.)

  • May 10, 2006, 6:21 a.m. CST

    Better yet, do a crossover - The A-TeaMcRyder.

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Any other lousy "action" series to fit in there? McGyver, Knight Rider, A-Team... Yo-Yogi?

  • May 10, 2006, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Orbots Commander

    by SamuelLappDance

    I do remember "The Phoenix." Didn't it star Judson Scott of "Star Trek II" fame? Cool shot. OK, as long as we are all referencing truly obscure '80s shows that could get the big-screen treatment, my vote is for "Probe!" Anyone remember that one? Also, "Jason of Star Command" would totally rock.

  • May 10, 2006, 8:19 a.m. CST

    "I couldn't care less" is the phrase. PERIOD.

    by Mister Man

    The use of "could" is a misunderstanding of the phrase, regardless (NOT irregardless!) of intentions of sarcasm.

  • May 10, 2006, 8:22 a.m. CST

    I always thought KITT's steering wheel

    by cromulent

    was so cool I'd make one for my first car when I grew up. When I actually grew up I figured out how shitty that would be to steer with the top and bottom chopped off. Oh well, another childhood fantasies down the drain.

  • May 10, 2006, 8:51 a.m. CST

    Mister Man, "I couldn't care less" is A phrase...

    by Childe Roland

    ...but certainly not the only one. I've actually heard some very entertaining and well-constructed variations on the popular saw sans negative contraction, such as: "I could care less, but I'd have to drink even more" and "I could care less, but then I wouldn't care at all...and neither of us wants that." It also works for "I could give a shit, but I would've had to have eaten a bigger breakfast." It's all in how you use it.

  • May 10, 2006, 9:46 a.m. CST

    anchorite...Wienstein is doing an Equalizer movie

    by Lost Skeleton

    No Shit!

  • May 10, 2006, 9:55 a.m. CST

    80's revival.

    by damned-dirty-ape

  • May 10, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST

    80's revival

    by damned-dirty-ape

    As they are doing everything from the 80's these days, I think they should make a He-man movie, with Dolph Lundgren and courtney cox in it. That would be brilliant. I also think they should do M.A.S.K, Robotix, and a Thundercats movie. A CGI Mumra should be scary as shit. Thunder, thunder, thundercats. Hoooo!!!

  • May 10, 2006, 10:17 a.m. CST

    C3PO Is Dating K.I.T.T.!

    by ZombieSolutions

    Chanting "we're here, we're queer, get used to it!" to a throng of unwashed geeks at a recent convention, C3PO and K.I.T.T. have both come out of the closet and professed their hardcore inter-technology gay love to each other. Bumblebee (K.I.T.T.'s ex-boy toy) was on hand to lend his blessing to the relationship saying, "he's just happy that they're happy together." He then transformed into one of those new VW bugs and rode off to a San Francisco car show to make time with some of the gay german luxury cars there.

  • May 10, 2006, 11:15 a.m. CST

    So in about ten years...

    by Kid Z

    ... when 90's retro is all the rage... I suppose we'll have a "Viper" movie to contend with...

  • May 10, 2006, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Tales of the Gold Monkey...

    by Kid Z

    ...All I can remember about this one is the main character had a little dog (aJack Russell, maybe???) that WORE an EYEPATCH. Ya gotta love a show with an eyepatch-wearing dog! Ah, Hollywood!

  • May 10, 2006, 11:29 a.m. CST

    The ultimate 80's lame sci-fi TV-to-movie...

    by Kid Z

    ...OTHERWORLD! A poofy-haired 80's family gets lost in the Great Pyramid at Giza, goes through some kinda zany dimensional portal (that was basically just a darkened swimming pool) and wind up in a wacky alternate earth years before Jerry O'Connell and Gimli managed the same trick. The parallel Earth looked a lot like southern Cali, but with robots, a troop of soldiers using hang gliders as offensive weapons (!) and people wearing pinstripe suits where the strips were horizontal instead of vertical. Of course they did the whole "Fugitive-on-the-run-&-helping-folks-each-week" thing too. Cheezy 80's GOLD! "OUTLANDER! Stop of be destroyed!" (chortle)

  • May 10, 2006, 11:38 a.m. CST


    by TELF

    I'm sorry, did I miss some reference in the story to mexicans or a computer virus. I know you posted that offensive nonsense a while back but I just got here. Seriously, what the fuck? Try answering without referring to you or your wife's physical stats/regimen. Thanks.

  • May 10, 2006, 11:59 a.m. CST

    There is only one tv show begging to be put on film

    by moviemaniac-7

    Duckman... Brilliance.

  • May 10, 2006, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Telf, I posted the answer in the Lindsay Lohan TB

    by moondoggy2u

    My physical stats of my wife was in THAT tb, not in this one. Oh, and next time, try not insinuating that Im dodging a question when you post a question. It might also help to not make shady references that Im somehow making irrelevant comments about my wife when I'm actually making irrelevant comments about political and racial humor ;) Just so everyone else knows, I forgot to post the header of the joke, which reads ,"Beware the following virus that was created in response to and protest of US anti immagration legislation." Its a very funny joke that has been circulating heavily with some colleagues of mine. In that light, its probably a bit less offensive politically and more offensive racially. Oh well. I have a pretty thick skin.

  • May 10, 2006, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Can't believe it hasn't been said yet...

    by Fat Chooch

    ... so I guess I'll have to. /// TOO SOON!! ///

  • May 10, 2006, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Eventually We'll Run Out Of Shit Pop-Culture To Re-Sell

    by ZombieSolutions

    if everything is and has been retro for the past 20 years or so, eventually we'll be left with retro-retro; which is more or less impossible; everything caught in this weird advertising feedback loop of crap fake nostalgia; braindead teenagers being nostaligic about nostalgia in general; nostaligic about a nostalgia they never really felt in the first place??? how is this possible? i'm sure EmpteeVee will find a way to convince the next generation of braindead teenage media zombies that they're different and unique while selling them the same shit their parents bought, devoured, hypnotized themselves with. i seriously weep for the children of the future. they're all so very, very doomed.

  • May 10, 2006, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Simon MacCorkindale

    by monkeybrow

    kicked holy ass in "Jaws Revenge"

  • May 10, 2006, 12:43 p.m. CST


    by moondoggy2u

    Thats why I cant wait for 2010--the entire decade of the 90's was built upon the principle of remake, reuse and recyle. I think that will be when nostalgia offically ends, cuz nobody, and i mean nobody, wants to ever wear skater clothes and flannel shirts ever again.

  • May 10, 2006, 12:50 p.m. CST


    by TELF

    Yeah, that's why I put the apology/etiquette disclaimer on the other TB. Should have done it here too. Still think that it was a rather uncool thing to post, but I'm not the PC police so I shall leave you be. And I think you are right about the 90's representing the end of nostalgia.

  • May 10, 2006, 1 p.m. CST


    by moondoggy2u

    Believe it or not, I got it in an email from a hispanic student of mine. Personally, I had never thought of it as racial humor as much as political humor. Mexico is, after all, a dump of a country. I'm not saying we US'ers dont contribute to that with our drug damands, tarriffs, and the like, but Mexico is, in effect, a hole. Sorry that that offends you, I really do. Thank you, however, for not turning this into a insult fest, particularly after you felt insulted; you are a very mature individual and I thank you for it.

  • May 10, 2006, 1:01 p.m. CST

    sorry for the bad grammar and spelling.

    by moondoggy2u

    What can I say? I write in a hurry and don't have time to edit my complete thoughts.

  • May 10, 2006, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Uh, there was a He-Man movie with Dolph Lundgren.

    by JackPumpkinhead

    How THAT gem turned out, I don't have to tell. If another one is going to be made now (and I'm betting there will be an announcement by 2007), they will probably cast this dumb wossname wrestler in it (The Sack?), unless he's already out of favor with hicks and teenagers by that time.

  • May 10, 2006, 1:35 p.m. CST

    If this isn't a sign that the end-of-days is here,

    by DarthFloyd

    I honestly don't know what else could be. Maybe they'll give KITT the same sort of fire power 007 gets in is Aston Martin? Then they can advertise "Knight Rider - The Movie: The Official Video Game" Originality, where art thou?

  • May 10, 2006, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Coming soon to a theatre near you!

    by Orbots Commander

    (Cue Mr. Voice) In a world, where morbidly obese oversize men-ins-suits resembling animals were lacking superb skills of song, dance, and humor, there rose heroes. (Slow motion walking of furry feet, Michael Bay-style) Here come....The Banana Splits!

  • May 10, 2006, 3:04 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    I openly mock all of your puny examples of good bad TV. Clearly none of you are worthy of the television genius of Jason of Star Command.

  • May 10, 2006, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Re: He-Man Movie

    by Jonesey1111

    Hey, Courtney Cox was in He-Man...pre-fake tits and all!

  • May 10, 2006, 3:55 p.m. CST

    It wasn't Garth Knight!

    by Maniaq

    It was Michael from the evil Star Trek Alternate Universe...

  • May 10, 2006, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Oh no Doc...

    by TELF

    You have called down upon us a "My TV show is more obscure than your TV show" battle of one-up-manship that few will be able to resist. I will start things off easy by seeing your Jason... and raising you a Crazy Like a Fox...

  • May 10, 2006, 4:32 p.m. CST

    I see your 'Crazy' and raise you with 'Voyagers'

    by Orbots Commander

  • May 10, 2006, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Ooh, high stakes!

    by TELF

    Orbots. I had to IMDB that fucker before I could nostalgise! In other news (of the freaky synchronicity kind) the kid who played Jason in Star Command was also in the amazing Team Knight Rider show! Hats off Doc.

  • May 10, 2006, 5:50 p.m. CST


    by Cadillac Jones

    Simon McCorkindale kicked holy ass in Jaws 3-D. At no point did anyone kick unholy ass in Jaws, except, Jaws, I think / guess. McCorkindale got his ass kicked by an unholy Richard "Bull" Moll in The Sword and the Sorceror. And y'know what? Fuck all this jibba-jabba! I want a hardcore, anime-ish Inhuamnoids revamp! All dark and violent like the series in 86! Good times! We watched it before church at 10:30. HP Lovecraft meets Marvel Comics & Hasbro! That shit was the bomb!

  • May 10, 2006, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Didn't Liquidator go berserk or some shit?

    by Doc_Strange

    I thought Inhumanoids was lame with the creatures referring to humans as flesh slugs all the time. And with names like Herc, Decompose, and Liquidator, the series died a quick death. M.A.S.K. was the shit, however.

  • May 10, 2006, 10:41 p.m. CST


    by therightclique

    uh. no. hasselhoff has been talking about a knight rider movie for years. its been in and out of production for a while. this is nowhere near ACTUAL news.

  • May 10, 2006, 11:16 p.m. CST


    by El Borak

  • May 10, 2006, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Whatever happened to

    by superninja

    A) The John Woo He-Man and 2) the Tron remake?

  • May 10, 2006, 11:37 p.m. CST

    The only way this should be made is

    by superninja

    with Vince Vaughn as Michael Knight and Ben Stiller as his evil mustachioed twin!

  • May 10, 2006, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Heath Ledger is a dead ringer for Lion-O

    by superninja

  • May 10, 2006, 11:57 p.m. CST

    What about Mann and Machine?

    by superninja

  • May 11, 2006, 1:19 a.m. CST

    dude...Jason of Star Command

    by VoodooV

    I have a vague memory of that...wasn't that some dude that had a palm sized robot thing and the bad guys were like walking shag carpets or something....very Chewbacca like if I remember right

  • May 11, 2006, 8:21 a.m. CST

    voodoov and telf

    by moondoggy2u

    How about a Pinwheel movie? Movies always need more mannequins.

  • May 11, 2006, 8:30 a.m. CST

    and if that isnt obscure enough

    by moondoggy2u

    I'll lay it in full blast with Professor Deverill--that's right: Q.E.D. A show so obscure I only remember the commercials, and even then only cause I had recorded Dallas.

  • May 11, 2006, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Just to make it easier on you guys...

    by moondoggy2u

    I'll go soft on you and ante up with Streethawk (which I'm ashamed to admit that I actually loved). Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of criminals like a rocket-launching nut bucket!

  • May 11, 2006, 1:13 p.m. CST


    by TELF

    Yeah, you trumped me there moondoggy2u! I remember Streethawk though... Wasn't it all non-lethal weaponry on the bike? And he did that sweet backflip (that the guy from Murphy Brown said was impossible) to foil the baddies at the end of the pilot?

  • May 11, 2006, 1:54 p.m. CST

    The Phoenix! Probe! Automan!

    by nose melton

    Yes! I could never understand why shows like these would disappear and "dumb crap" like Cheers or Family Ties would continue.

  • May 11, 2006, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by moondoggy2u

    It was non lethal, but he did have missles (I guess he aimed reeaalll careful). Yup, you hit the nail on the head with the backflip. I remember watching that show in Germany when I was stationed there. Memories... Oh, and do you realize that I've had that damn Pinwheel theme song in my head since I brought it up yesterday? Pinwheel, pinwheel, spinning around...

  • May 11, 2006, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    ...Space Academy did have Jonathan Harris, but Jason of Star Command had fucking Sid Haig! As Dragos! On a side note, apparently BCI Eclipse has acquired the rights to over 250 hours of Filmation shows and will be releasing them on DVD over the next two years -- including Jason of Star Command and Isis! JoAnna Cameron was teh hot back in the day. Fucking gorgeous.

  • May 11, 2006, 6:15 p.m. CST

    by thelurkerx

  • May 11, 2006, 6:17 p.m. CST


    by thelurkerx

    What a great show as a kid. And I can't believe anybody else remembers Manimal or Automan. Riptide was great. I watched Misfits and Whizz. I even sent off for the "blueprints" from Knight for K.I.T.T. Blue Thunder, Street Hawk, good stuff. But what about the Master with David Carradine instead of Lee Van Cleef, or a movie version of Stingray?

  • May 11, 2006, 6:26 p.m. CST


    by moondoggy2u

    I'll take your stingray and raise you Man from Atlantis. Good look with the swimming lessons!

  • May 11, 2006, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Square Pegs!

    by paulh

    Why not? And why isn't this on DVD, [Jack Bauer voice]DAMMIT?[/Jack Bauer voice]

  • May 12, 2006, 6:25 a.m. CST

    I'll Put a Hexum on All of You

    by SamuelLappDance

    Man, this world would be a better place if that dumbass Jon-Erik Hexum hadn't capped hisself in the head on the set of "Cover Up." And yes, that's me ante. I'll see your "Voyagers" (Bogg was the coolest ... I used to dream of having his chest hair when I grew up) and raise you one "Cover Up." Come on, hot, mostly female secret agents posing as fashion models in exotic locales but really tracking bad guys? How cool was that?!

  • May 12, 2006, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Man From Atlantis

    by thelurkerx

    How about a Stingray/Man From Atlantis crossover where Ray has Patrick Duffy for a leg? I'm just surprised we haven't suffered through a Remington Steele movie yet. Or a big screen Moonlighting. And while we're talking about obscure crap, anybody remember that Saturday live action kids show with the Ark II vehicle? I think the chick from Man From Atlantis was in that too.