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NBC's KNIGHT RIDER Pilot Arrives!! Is It The Next BATTLESTAR GALACTICA Or The Next BIONIC WOMAN??

I am – Hercules!!
TV critic Mo Ryan of the Chicago Tribune writes:
NBC has said that the network is not sending out advance copies of the [“Knight Rider” TV-movie]. So you know what that means: It's probably awesome!
Mind you, NBC had no problem sending out screeners for the pilots of “20 Good Years,” “E-Ring,” “Three Wishes,” “Inconceivable” and “Bionic Woman.” More good news. “Knight” writer David Andron, whose sole prior writing credit appears to be the seventh episode of NBC’s “Raines,” tells Entertainment Weekly that he wrote the 2-hour “Knight” teleplay in 12 days. (That’s nine days longer than it took Stallone to write “Rocky,” which won the best-picture Oscar!) Tonight’s the “Knight” directed by Steve Shill, who earlier directed episodes of two other recent TV re-imaginings: the 2003 version of “Dragnet” and the 2005 version of “Night Stalker.” It’s safe to say far more viewers will be tuning in to “Rider” than to tonight’s superb installment of “The Wire,” which airs at the same time on HBO. 9 p.m. Sunday. NBC.

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  • Feb. 17, 2008, 2:42 a.m. CST

    Shit

    by Mezzanine

    Guaranteed. <p> I can't believe this even got greenlit. Are we that desperate for nostalgia?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Oh, and first!

    by Mezzanine

    Although I am not sure it's anything to be proud of to be pants-shitting drunk and hanging out on AICN. <p> Whatever, at least my typing is still holding up!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Firsties?

    by SickPuppy

    I hate first posters

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 3:05 a.m. CST

    This really comes on tomorrow night?

    by Playkins

    Didn't they start thing thing just a couple months ago? Jeezus, Hollywood should run the damn country. Maybe something would get done. Albeit, not with much originality, but what the hell, right?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 4:25 a.m. CST

    The day they made Kitt a Ford is the day they fucked up

    by Han Cholo

    I'll watch it tonight, oh wait. I probably won't because I'm taking my girl out to dinner and in all possibility I will most likely get laid and not even think twice about it. <p> But to stay on point, the Mustang is a shitty car. Not sleek like the old Trans Am, it looks more like a tank than anything, in otherwords, not cool. I swear they should have went with that image that a fan made of that awesome foreign car, I forgot what it was called but it was 100 times cooler than a fuckin' Ford Mustang. Piece of shit.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 4:37 a.m. CST

    The clips I've seen of this look awful.

    by The Outlander

    In fact they make Bionic Woman look good. All hope does seem lost.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST

    this is going to be AWESOME!!

    by BadMrWonka

    also, the war in Iraq is going great, and Lost just keeps getting better!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 5:40 a.m. CST

    An Icon is reborn...

    by scottybtrue

    This show is trying to stay true to the original, which had, comedy, action, babes, and a really kool car! I think TV needs this right now, and more like it. Really looking forward to the return of KITT!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 5:55 a.m. CST

    not going to even bother downloading this SAVE JOURNEYMAN!

    by Mr_X

    once nbc realises it has the emperor has no clothes maybe just maybe they'll realise what a fricking gem they have in the guise of journeyman

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 6:31 a.m. CST

    It will probably suck

    by photoboy

    Choosing that shitty looking car because Ford paid them instead of picking something as a suitable descendent of KITT was their first mistake. If they get a series out of this they need to dump that fucking horrid car ASAP.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 6:42 a.m. CST

    It's probably awesome!

    by newc0253

    i felt that way about the original KR.<p> if only i were still 11, i might feel that way about this one.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Totally Awesome in it's awesomeness.

    by Yeti

    Except not so much.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    If it will be the next Battlestar Galatica...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...does it mean the show will be full of amateurish camera work, 9/11 references, religious mumbo-jumbo and war movie cliches?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7:46 a.m. CST

    I'm sure Kitt will be awesome if it's a Ford

    by Itchy

    Hopefully it was assembled on the same line as my Ford. That means the engine light will be on for no reason all the time, the interior will be cheap and flimsy and popping out of random spots, and the traction in the snow will be for absolute shit. Oh, and it will cost as much as a Honda but you won't get pesky features like resale value, good gas mileage or quality.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    BUT IS IT CHOCOLATE COVERED PUSSY JUICE GOOD?

    by Pennsy

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Xiphos, is that "Monkey, as in...

    by Pennsy

    'Touch my'?" Bonus points for the tv show and episode title where that came from. :)

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:12 a.m. CST

    mustangs are awesome

    by palewook

    but this knight rider wont be.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    mustangs are for douchebags

    by jccalhoun

    I'm not saying that only douchebags drive Mustangs but being a douchebag means you are a lot more likely to drive a Mustang.<br><br>That being said, this looks to be horrible.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST

    BJ and the Bear

    by Ex-Teenager

    Xiphos, I have a bad feeling that NBC began organizing a meeting for a re-vamped BJ and the Bear within five minutes of reading your post.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Beating a dead horse back to life and back to death

    by Ex-Teenager

    How many times does this concept need to fail before even the neanderfuck executives at NBC realize that it's time to stick a fork in it? Knight Rider ('82), Knight Rider 2000 ('91), Knight Rider 2010 ('94), Team Knight Rider ('97) and now Knight Rider ('08) which I'm sure will have such a fresh take that it'll reinvent the entire Science Fiction genre.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    No William Daniels means no JacksParasites...

    by JacksParasites

    Well, maybe. I'll admit I'm slightly curious to watch this inevitable trainwreck. And there better be a great cameo with The Hoff. I do hate the new car too. Is there anyone would doesn't still think the old car was supercool Should have gone for a full-on Galactica -kind of remake, starting from the beginning. Potentially, the show could have been remade into something awesome, but this is likely to suck ass.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    has chosen Knight Rider over the Wire AND here's Why

    by Stupendous Man

    cos Knight Rider is AWESOME!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Crappy Journeyman Movie Coming 2025

    by Scooter McGavin

    Just sit tight Journeyman fans (and Friday Night Fans for that matter) soon NBC will be recycling their 90's idea (I'm hoping for an Out of This World Update) and they will eventully get around to resurrecting the show in two decades or so.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    why this hate?

    by Ecthelion

    They did not send out advance copies because the movie won't be DONE until Friday. Steve Shill has directed outstanding episodes of Rome, The Sopranos, The West Wing and the Wire - so I'm tuning in!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Nicholas Hammond

    by Dr Gregory House

    as Peter Parker/Spidey in that 'groovy' 70s tv version of Spidey. Why is this not on DVD? The funky score for the show was 'solid'.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST

    lets see, Dexter or Knight Rider..

    by palewook

    not a hard choice to make. <p> Dexter wins.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Han Cholo

    by Philo

    I believe the car you were talking about was a Koenigsegg CCX. <p>Awesome car but apparently a twitchy bastard to drive.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Not sure..

    by lex romero

    It's difficult to do a 'serious' reimagining of knight rider, but i'm not sure the cheesy version is gonna work in modern day terms either. Anyway, the clips i saw of it looked pretty cheap.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    wow, did we really need this remake?

    by Judge Briggs

    and Bionic Woman wasn't that bad!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11:30 a.m. CST

    I was willing to watch this...

    by Magnum Opus

    then they lost Will Arnet as the voice of KIT. That was the show's only draw. "KIT! I need help!" "You don't have to shout, Michael, I'm all around you."

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST

    I'll watch the first hour

    by Charlie Murphy

    if it's shit, i'll check out the ball-less Dexter and see how bad that got fucked up.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 12:38 p.m. CST

    2/17 - Happy Birthday, Michael Bay!!!

    by GenericGeek

    43 years of unbridled quality and restraint. Maybe in twenty years we'll be blessed with his movie version of this Knight Rider re-make. Can't wait, such a fan...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 12:52 p.m. CST

    This show was too stupid to watch back in the day

    by chromedome

    I was just a kid, and was still insulted by this POS.<p>Will the remake be Slightly Less stupid, or an Equally Stupid Re-Fake?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I'll admit it

    by XoanonTORN

    I may watch this..it's set to record on my DVR..so if not tonight..then some other night when I'm alone and no one can see into my living room windows...You cannot deny the cheezy/cool factor of the original..we all loved it because we were stupid kids..and we love it now because it makes us feel like stupid kids again..but this remake will probably be awful... I use ellipsis way too often...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Xiphos

    by GenericGeek

    I believe it's from the "Sprockets" sketch in SNL? Where Mike "Dieter" Myers spoke with a hilarious german accent... or was THAT also referencing something else?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST

    "Monkey, as in -" "Touch my?"

    by Pennsy

    Veronica Mars season 3, "Show Me the Monkey".

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Safe to say...

    by Ruinlach

    Lots more people get NBC than get HBO. Apples and oranges.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Fuck this show. Bring back Baywatch.

    by Pipple

    It's just team Knight rider with hasselhoff attached to get a quick paycheck and go buy some alcohol. There's no Knight Rider without a dashing hero in Hasselhoff, not whiny pussy boy from some soap opera probably... and the car looks like something the original kitt would drive circles around, wtf were they thinking choosing that clunkly looking thing.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    I'll watch it...

    by lynxpro

    As for the excuse that there aren't any TransAms in production anymore, why couldn't they have lobbied Chevy for the new Camaro to be KITT? They certainly went full-tilt and paid through the nose for that car to be in *BayFormers* (which I did like, soon to be on Blu-ray). As for Herc dissin' the failed re-imagining of *Night Stalker*, I liked that show. One of the episodes that never aired was a down-right classic..."What's the Frequency, Kolchak?" Definitely check out the series on DVD through NetFlix...I myself hope Buena Vista will release it on Blu-ray soon because it had excellent visuals and was shot on HD.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    as for Arnett's voice...

    by lynxpro

    He didn't suit what KITT should sound like. Val Kilmer's voice sounds closer in tone to William Daniels's voice from back-in-the-day. He can do condescending, whereas Arnett's voice sounds like some punk ass teen on Xbox Live trying to modulate their voice into sounding intimidating in response to you informing him on how his mom loves DVDA action.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Will they still use the theme song!

    by skywalkerfamily

    That's what I care about!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Are you saying they may have half assed this?

    by Larry of Arabia

    I am both shocked and appalled. Wait, no... I'm neither.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 3:42 p.m. CST

    I give it a few months.

    by skywalkerfamily

    It won't be any Terminator.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Xiphos, Kristen has ANOTHER movie, possibly lined up...

    by Pennsy

    http://tinyurl.com/39hu5r, called Serious Moonlight, a dark comedy with Meg Ryan and Tim Hutton. Man, is her 2008 dance card filling up or what?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 4:25 p.m. CST

    E's Kristin: FNL to wrap up with 2-hour series finale movie??

    by Pennsy

    From her blog on Friday, this: "Two Hours Left? Sob: According to sources, one option NBC is considering for Friday Night Lights is to "wrap it up" as a two-hour movie of the week. That's not nearly enough, if you ask me (five more seasons might suffice), but at least it's something. We're also hearing the show has already been looked at by at least a few other networks, but so far, no new home. In the meantime, some of you genius fans got together on the WWK message boards and launched http://www.savefridaynightlights.tv/ to try and save the show. Any and all FNL fans should check it out and get moving!"

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    But where's the "Manimal" revisioning?

    by kabong

    Coming in on the "Supertrain?"

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    val kilmer spells D-O-O-M

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    No really, he does. Go to his myspace page, and listen to his god-awful music. Believe me, I used to like val(batman, heat...comeon!!)..but beginning with the island of dr.moreau,( with the exception of Salton Sea, which kicks major ass)and up untill now-he's a grade z lameass. Knight rider last one season, is released on dvd, and within 2 years the only thing mentioned of this will be " member how arentt got fucked outta the deal by kilmer...sheesh"

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST

    val kilmer spells W H A C K

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    ironically, he mispells it only to have arnett spell it correctly.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 5:22 p.m. CST

    And it's not even a real "KR". Just a GT with a kit

    by Pixelsmack

    They have two GT autos with the KR body crap applied and a Whipple supercharger (Ford Racing badged). They also have two V6s in the same clothes (no S/C). I know Hollywood is a spin machine but damn. Shelby's own people have even stated that they are not even sure they can get the KRs in to production as planned!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 5:59 p.m. CST

    So we lose Journeyman for this??

    by skydemon

    I give up!!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 6:35 p.m. CST

    KRINO! KRINO! KRINO! KRINO!

    by Pennsy

    Never forget!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Val Kilmer kicks ass!

    by the_arashikage

    But this show will probably still suck.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7 p.m. CST

    This show was badass when I was a kid.

    by gamergirl15

    The original was overflowing with cheese and stupidity. It was unrealistic and at times completely absurd- yet, at the same time, I loved it. Granted, I was seven, but, I still loved it. Who knows, maybe a new generation of children will fall in love with a guy in a leather jacket driving a talking car. As sad as I may be for doing so, I'll be watching tonight. Reliving your childhood every once in a while isn't such a bad thing. I still wish that Daniels was the voice of KITT. Regardless, I hope this show surprises me and is at least decent.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7:07 p.m. CST

    It was about what you'd expect...

    by Charlie Murphy

    just caught it on canadian tv, and it's about what you'd expect it would be. if you were planning on enjoying it, you'll probably find something to like and if you think you're going to hate it, you probably will. the cast is decent, the script is extremely predicatable, the music is god awful... val kilmer doesn't even get a credit, believe it or not... still not sure how the network expects to go to series with kilmer as KITT, as i can't imagine he'll want to do voice over work for a tv series, but i guess we'll see. the act break cliffhangers are pretty bad, many are very predictable and poorly done. there's this one sequence where the bad guys are closing in on a hotel room and it's really poorly edited and you just know none of the bad guys have the right room anyway. the twists are lame as well... what's that you say? a body double? oh shit! the sheriff's dirty? also, the show's pretty frustrating to watch as well... the acts are like four minutes each before going to commercials. it's infuriating, you feel like you watched literally two scenes before it's back to ads. what's good about the show? ummm... i like the promise of a cool, action show every week, it's just a shame the film takes the full two hours to set that up... there's exactly one super sweet moment in the episode... you'll know it when you see it. all in all, not great, not by a long shot, but if it goes to series, i would likely catch the first episode.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7:08 p.m. CST

    At one of my past places of work..

    by otm shank

    we stuck a picture somebody printed off the internets of the Hoff and Gary Coleman standing in front of K.I.T.T. with a thumbs-up pose circa 1983. It inspired me so much I took it with me when I left. Now it is taped above my computer.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST

    What? Journeyman is gone?

    by Duty

    That's fucking crazy!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7:29 p.m. CST

    T-minus

    by Red Shirt

    T-Minus 30minutes until our childhood is raped, yet again! If there is no Knight Automated Roving Robot, and no GOLIATH, then pee pee in their collective cokes!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7:34 p.m. CST

    No Screeners Because Film is Piece of Crap

    by kenichi tanaka

    The reason why networks don't send out advance copies is because the film or series is a piece of crap.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    NBC should have remake sunday.

    by skywalkerfamily

    Bionic, Knight Rider, Buck Rogers, A Team.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 7:47 p.m. CST

    Flash?

    by br1947

    Anyone else think the guy that just won American Gladiators would make a good Flash?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    what is this, law and order?

    by Pipple

    Where's the badass opening with the car driving in the desert... guess I was right... oh well

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST

    GOD IT ALREADY SUCKS

    by Red Shirt

    Worst Knight Rider ever! I will only watch it twice...tonight!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:05 p.m. CST

    It's just the teaser.

    by skywalkerfamily

    We saw the car already.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST

    techno rave music?

    by Pipple

    MtV bullshit.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:07 p.m. CST

    The open

    by Red Shirt

    Okay, that was pretty kick ass. But I know they went, "Whew! 60 seconds of teleplay I don't have to write!"

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Opening was bad, red shirt

    by moondoggy2u

    and the music really, really sucks

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Val "stiff delivery" Kilmer

    by Red Shirt

    Wowza

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Val Kilmer sounds like a robot

    by moondoggy2u

    Which is more advanced than the previous kitt, who sounded like a human.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:12 p.m. CST

    Hello, I am Morpheous

    by Pipple

    wtf, they pulled a matrix. And matrix pulled a dark city. And now I'm getting bored with this shit.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Brought to you by the star of the show!!

    by moondoggy2u

    The Ford Mustang!!!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST

    F this!

    by Red Shirt

    Bring back Blue Thunder, Airwolf, or Viper!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:15 p.m. CST

    POOP!

    by Pennsy

    Yeah, I said it.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Makes FGINO look like BSG.

    by Pennsy

    Ugh.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST

    Canted, dutch angles

    by Red Shirt

    Geez, why the circa '66 Batman cinematography?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST

    We are Autonomous Organisms from the Planet Cybertron

    by Pipple

    i can't figure out whether I'm watching the Matrix, Law and Order, or Transformers...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST

    I gave up..

    by XoanonTORN

    After the new 'Mike' was in bed with 2 chicks, and then the way cool 'sufer' cop (who is most likely a detective) ends up with a gorgeous blonde in her bed...ok..switch off..

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST

    An army ranger!!! Bwahahahahaha!!!

    by moondoggy2u

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    The Bad Guys Drive a.....SOCCER MOM CAR?

    by DS9Sisko

    After they chase KITT, do they plan on picking up Little Jenny from ballet practice?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    COMING SOON: PINK LADY & JEFF: THE NEXT GENERATION

    by Pennsy

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:22 p.m. CST

    The only things I hate about the car

    by moondoggy2u

    are the silver rims. I realize the bling market has to be cornered, but they just stick out and make the car look normal. Black rims and lose the logo. <p>Also, how the hell does a mustang NOT outrun an SUV on tight corners?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Holy shit.

    by CatVutt

    This is truly, truly painful.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    This talkback is gonna be more entertaining than the movie.

    by Pennsy

    True dat. Let's make this an MST3K-esque event!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Mike has a beer and cheets on KITT

    by Red Shirt

    No KARR, No GOLIATH = no watchy

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:23 p.m. CST

    I love Val Kilmer, but he is dreadfully dull as KITT

    by Lyghthouse

    I know KITT is supposed to be monotone, but where's the sarcastic wit of William Daniels. Maybe they should have gotten a British guy to do it.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Uh, yeah, Transformers had a more decent plot

    by skywalkerfamily

    than this.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Whoever cast this show...

    by zacdilone

    ...has obviously never met a real lesbian.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST

    BUT DOES MIKE HAVE 7000 MYSPACE FRIENDS?

    by Pennsy

    That's the chief question, Red Shirt.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:25 p.m. CST

    wow that was the lamest chase I've ever seen.

    by Pipple

    1. Annoying shots of the dorky badguys. 2. The same joke is repeated too many times (Relax, i'm a good driver.) 3. The music came out of some can. I honestly didn't want to be right but they fucked it and gave us team Knight Rider all over again. i'll give the rest of it a shot but I'm not the least bit optimistic anymore.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    theme and dialogue

    by discomatic

    They buggered the theme song and I literally can't hear the dialogue over the horrible nu metal.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    So far, I'm unimpressed.

    by moondoggy2u

    Yeah, its got the same cheesey feel as the original, and if you like that sort of thing (I do), thats a check mark in its plus collumn. However, Kitt is kinda dull, so I've gotta make a mark in the minus collumn.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    PENNSY!!! PINK LADY & JEFF!!!

    by DS9Sisko

    OMG! I thought I was the only person in America who made Pink Lady & Jeff jokes! LOL... Truly that was one of the longest, ropiest, partially digested candy corn pinata-style turds to ever hit the airwaves. Right after Sex and the City.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:26 p.m. CST

    The Hoff will be hassled about this career choice

    by Pennsy

    for the rest of his life.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:27 p.m. CST

    I just watched the first 20 minutes of this...

    by Kraken

    ...and I feel like my HDTV just shit in my mouth. The opening was interesting, but the minute it turned into The O.C. I tuned out. The thing that made the original Knight Rider interesting was the cast of characters feeling like real people. This is like watching an underwear model run around a car show. ZZzzzzzZZZzzzzzZZzzz... I'm as board with this show already as the new KITT sounds.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Ohhhh...so its Viper.

    by moondoggy2u

    And yeah, the canned music sucks and---Oh MY GOD!! MIKE IS DRESSING LIKE A SOLDIER!! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Knight Rider has chosen HD-DVD and here's why...

    by Red Shirt

    7000 myspace friends can't be wrong!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Give it chance

    by performingmonkey

    You assholes.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Hot Lesbians!--Check! Dude with two chicks--check!

    by moondoggy2u

    Got the market cornered with this bad boy, don't we?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Holy SHIT is this horrible!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    I'm not sure I've ever seen a more pathetic collection of acting, directing, action scenes, FX... this is just bad through and through

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    "And please rub my dashboard back and forth. Back and forth.

    by CatVutt

    Yes. I would like that very much.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    I thought I was seeing Baywatch for a few seconds

    by Pennsy

    maybe that was one of the preconditions the Hoff wanted filmed before he agreed to cameo in this turd-o-rama.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    MANIMAL and AUTOMAN were better than this shit.

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    I liked the original as a kid, but this is complete shit.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Well, it's better than Flash Gordon

    by skywalkerfamily

    Not by much though. Decent production values.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    SUPER PURSUIT MODE!!!!

    by moondoggy2u

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Viper kicks this show's ass

    by Pipple

    that show knew it was a knight rider ripoff and didn't give a damn. Loved it.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Ben Silverman and Jeff Zucker...

    by DS9Sisko

    Silverman is co-chair of NBC Entertainment. Zucker is Chairman of NBC Universal. Between this and "My Dad is Better than Your Dad" my question is: When did NBC start recruiting its executives from schools for kids with special needs?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Best Ford commercial ever, man.

    by The Real McClane

    This script written in 12 days? Really??? With this kind of thought-out dialogue, amazing plot and excellent direction, that's just hard to believe. Oh wait. I'm fucking kidding. On the "unfuckingbelievably horrifying" meter, this shit is a level 11.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Guys, this show is about on par with the original

    by moondoggy2u

    Just in case you don't remember, that show sucked, too. So far, I'm feeling the campy vibe. The only problem I have is the nu-metal soundtrack and, of course, the rims and mustang logo.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Color changing morphs

    by Red Shirt

    Am I wrong, or did they look pretty good, for network tv? I'm not talking great CGI, like "Mr. Floaty Upper-Torso Solider" from frame left of the "This ain't gonna be easy..." shot in the Indy 4 trailer.... But pretty good, huh? I hope I solicited a chuckle or two from anyone who giggles at that dude in the Indy 4 trailer...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Jason Strathan needs to be in this!

    by skywalkerfamily

    It's just like his Transporter movies.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Oh come on, it's not that bad

    by CherryValance

    so far anyway. The only problem with these shows is how they get these generic henchmen. They've got to try harder with that stuff.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Twas very funny, red shirt

    by moondoggy2u

    The effects arent too bad, in my opinion, but the script is obviously lazy.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    I knew this would blow ass

    by robertplant

    as soon as I saw the clips from...maybe Joblo the other day? I eat so much of this internet shit up that I can't even remember. Those clips sucked balls. Poor KITT. Poor Hoff. Lucky Kilmer! And those poor actors will never get anything again. Poor L.A.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Why does the Knight Rider commercial music

    by moondoggy2u

    sound better than the music in the show?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Written in 12 days

    by Red Shirt

    Shit, what did the writer do after day 3, when he was done? Nine days of spell checking? Maybe he spent 4-5 days for a shiny binder to put it in when he turned the teleplay into NBC, so they would be impressed...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Oh, my - horrible

    by Mister Man

    NBC, go to your room, NOW!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    They finally did it, the first feature length car commercial

    by Lyghthouse

    All I'm seeing instead of an interesting plot and characters who I care about is every different angle possible of KITT driving casually. Too bad we got this piece of shit instead of Glen Larson's movie. Knight Rider is officially dead forever.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    omg someone get me a box of tissues

    by Pipple

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Seriously why didn't....

    by robertplant

    ....they just bring back Hoff in the fucking lead? Maybe now they can kill the pussy kid off and bring back Hoff as Michael Knight and get Mr. Feeney back to play k.i.t.t.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Okay...he's going 200 mph right now...

    by moondoggy2u

    but where is the traffic? So far I do like the options that the new Kitt has.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    "That does, suck."

    by CatVutt

    ARRRGGH.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    She's talking to a car about her parent's marriage.

    by The Real McClane

    This movie IS awesome!!!!! For me, it just slipped over from "woah, this is bad" to "woah holy shit, this is bad and it's awesome!!!!" The part where she started crying to the sad music just messed up my life. hahahha

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    That does

    by CherryValance

    suck. </p> That made me laugh.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    "Mr. Floaty Upper-Torso Solider"

    by Red Shirt

    My vote for the next great AICN talkback catch phrase. 1. Sexy tomboy beanpole 2. All your base are belong to us 3. ...has a beer and cheets on 4. Has chosen HD-DVD and here's why 5. "Mr. Floaty Upper-Torso Solider" Make me famous fellow geeks!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Sucks, yet I'm watching...Maybe I suck.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Must be.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    moondoggy2u

    by Lyghthouse

    True, the original Knight Rider was hardly great, but at least it was sometimes funny and fun to watch. This movie doesn't have an ounce of joy in it.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    6.

    by Red Shirt

    This does suck

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Is it me...or am I actually starting to like this show?

    by moondoggy2u

    I dunno why, but its kinda growing on me...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    This music suuucks

    by skywalkerfamily

    Should've kept a techno score.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Rohypnol

    by Red Shirt

    Why did KITT have a bottle of Rohypnol in his glove box? Hmmm....

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    It's got Hank from "Twin Peaks"

    by CherryValance

    all the best shows have Hank in them.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    The "cinematography" is some of the worst, ever.

    by Mister Man

    Gimmicky camera "moves" - I might throw my vodka bottle at the TV. No, wait, I want the vodka. Oh, Lord, is this a dumbass show.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    She's a better actress than Bionic Woman.

    by skywalkerfamily

    Man she couldn't act her way out of a Walmart commerical.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Herc, was that a serious question?

    by samsquanch

    It's about a fucking talking car.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    The main baddie is wearing more makeup than Tammy Faye Bakker

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST

    If only they would stop going to commercial

    by moondoggy2u

    every 4 minutes...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Hee hee

    by Red Shirt

    monkey commercial funny. me not thinky about stinky nite ryder rite now... oh damn its back soon!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    OMG! The same bad guy! Commercial!!!

    by skywalkerfamily

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    It's a car ad, interspersed with car ads.

    by ZeroCorpse

    Sigh.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    agreed, agent johnson

    by moondoggy2u

    This show seems to be about the same as the one in the eighties--same feel, same level of acting, and just as dumb and contrived of a plot. To me, that was part of its charm. Yeah, I know, I have a high tolerance for bad tv, but this one seems about as entertaining. I'm kinda getting into it.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Mister Man, I don't got vodka, but I got Jag...here's to you.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Yummy!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    I just wish they would hurry up and team

    by moondoggy2u

    Mike and Kitt together.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    This makes Bionic Woman look like Citizen Cane

    by aversiontherapy2

    Seriously, it's amateur hour.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    SNL is back?

    by Pipple

    I thought it was cancelled... haven't seen it in years... and don't want to.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    I havent wanted to do a simultaneous Talkback/show-watching in a

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    But this is TOO much fun to watch. So bad, it's Mystery Science Theater time!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    KR Drinking game

    by Kraken

    Every time they show and super close up of the cobra logo on KITT take a drink. Every time someone says something about someone being hot, take another drink. Make sure to have at least 3 full bottles of vodka, you'll need it.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    I'm Trying Not To Be Negative

    by A-COD

    It's tough, this is awful. That near miss head on collision between the truck and car is one of the worst things I've seen on TV in 2 years. That includes all footage from the John Edwards campaign.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    Really Bad... Shut It Off...

    by BojTrek

    Bad acting, bad filiming... KITT sounds like he is a voice-over and not actually in the car... this is really bad... I guarantee no series with this crap...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    OMG!! It turned into Las Vegas!

    by skywalkerfamily

    Way to go NBC!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    when will they show more of the blonde lesbian?

    by moondoggy2u

    Oh no! I'm falling into their demographics!!!!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST

    that was **in a LONG TIME***

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    damn heading limits

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST

    This is shitty and entertaining

    by WolfmanNards

    I wish they pumped more money into this, and made a theatrical movie. I would have gone to see it.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    that villain can't even walk in a villainy way

    by CherryValance

    it was more hobbit-like. But yeah the real problem is that music. What is that shit? Someone cleaning their brush on a guitar?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    More nu-metal!!

    by moondoggy2u

    Holy cow! This guy makes The Hoff look like an oscar-calibur actor!!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST

    I know this is supposed to make me want a new Mustang...

    by DS9Sisko

    ... but it is only tempting me to trade in my 2005 Mustang for a Pinto. By the way, Justin Bruening's acting hasn't improved since he left "All My Childrem."

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Yay, I can use the vodka!!!!!

    by Mister Man

    KITT is...put...ting...mee...toooo....sleeeeeeeeeeeeep.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Hey look! Senator Kelly is still alive!

    by moondoggy2u

    Can't keep a good mutant down!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Is Hassellhoff On This?

    by BojTrek

    Is he making a cameo at some point? That will keep me watching... I guess... on the NBA All-Star game...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Again, the commercial theme sounds better

    by moondoggy2u

    than the actual theme used in the show! What gives?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST

    Goliath

    by discomatic

    Where's Goliath and Garthe?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    It would really kick all kinds of unholy buttocks

    by moondoggy2u

    If they showed Hasslehoff in a transam.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Oh...My... GOD... he's still ALIVE???

    by Kraken

    I mean, that's good or all those commercials they aired of that guy talking to Michael about resurrecting the program, clearly alive and well, wouldn't have made ANY sense. Whew! Oh, and did I just see a commercial within this commercial starting the same people as the other commercial. Anyone that drives a 2008 Mustang is now a chump. Let's all laugh at them.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    That guy never saw a car that talks?

    by skywalkerfamily

    He's never heard of Onstar?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    I want to know about the technology

    by CherryValance

    that made that dudes teeth. They're so ultra-sparkly.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:53 p.m. CST

    So he chose a Focus over a custom Mustang for his date...

    by Lyghthouse

    That commercial was completel loltarded.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    OK, people

    by Mister Man

    Say what you want about "Knight Rider 2000" - I worked on the thing in 91 - but it was ten times better than this.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    weird freaking beatle song versions for Target

    by moondoggy2u

    Kind of a creepy commercial, if you ask me.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Michael Knight is better than your dad

    by Red Shirt

    You know it, beeyotch!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Knight Rider 2000

    by Red Shirt

    Is that the shitfest that had KITT floating down the San Antonio riverwalk? Yeah, that was fan-freaking-tastic.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Fraid not, mister man

    by moondoggy2u

    Knight Rider 2000 still sucked worse than this. Just the thought of that Scotty bit gives me the shivers. I will say this much: KR2000 was better than KR2010.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:57 p.m. CST

    I give up...

    by ZeroCorpse

    I haven't watched broadcast television in over a year, and now I remember why-- Fucking advertisements every ten minutes. What. The. Fuck? I can't believe I actually ever sat through ads to watch a show. <p> I'm soooo glad I'm doing most of my TV watching in the digital era. Fuck commercials. I'll be purchasing/downloading shows that I want to watch commercial-free. <p> And on top of it, this show is one big fuckin' Ford commercial, anyway. <p> I take back what I said about this being a good gig for Val... He needs to RUN as far and as fast as he can from this turkey.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:58 p.m. CST

    This chick who plays Sarah...

    by CatVutt

    Must've graduated from the Elizabeth Berkeley school of acting.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Not Blackwater, but...

    by Red Shirt

    Blackriver... Now we know how the writer spent day 7 of the 12 days. "Hmmm...Blackagua, Blackula...No...I got it..BLACKRIVER!" Now bring them I shall...This is awesome!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:59 p.m. CST

    I wonder why they just didnt go for this girl

    by moondoggy2u

    as being the star? She's so much better than that douce bag.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 8:59 p.m. CST

    Turbo boost already

    by Pipple

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    Enough of this bullshit!

    by Red Shirt

    Let's Hassle the Hoff. Now, dammit!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    Wrote the script in 12 days?

    by ZeroCorpse

    Or jerked off watching lesbian porn for 11 days, and then pounded out this script right before the fucking deadline? <p> Gag me.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    My dog threw up

    by tough_times

    somehow this show is responsible

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9 p.m. CST

    Bad casting for Mike

    by moondoggy2u

    There is no way I can ever believe this guy as a fighter. My sister could kick this guys ass.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:01 p.m. CST

    "How is your mom?"

    by Red Shirt

    Pensive look away "You still don't talk to her?" I smell EMMY!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:01 p.m. CST

    What's That Thing On The Chick's Neck?

    by A-COD

    It's more disgusting than watching Hasselhoff eat a cheeseburger.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I had to flip over to 'Scott Baio is 46 and pregnant'

    by CherryValance

    You guys will have to keep me updated. :)

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    I still don't get the lesbian cop angle...

    by moondoggy2u

    Also, where the hell is the Knight foundation?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:03 p.m. CST

    This will pick up...

    by CatVutt

    Just as soon as Senator Kelly starts that melting thing. That's always cool.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Charles Arcola is preggers?

    by Red Shirt

    Man, I didn't see that one coming. I am gonna blame some Milwaukee's Best, and a night alone with Potzie at Arnold's.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:05 p.m. CST

    So, what are the odds of this show being picked up?

    by moondoggy2u

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST

    I always thought

    by CherryValance

    that Arnold's was creepy with the lights out. I wouldn't want to stay there overnight, even with Potzie.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Hey, at least it didn't induce stupor.

    by Mister Man

    By the way, it was one of the top 3 TV movies that year, and we finished the damn thing TWO WEEKS before the air date. Yeah, some of it was lame, but a helluva lot of fun to make. My favorite moment? The floating KITT starts to sink in the River Walk, and the PA's run around screaming "Hasselhoff is gonna drown!!!!" The AD gets on the radio and yells, "SHUT THE FUCK UP, the river's only three feet deep." Loved that.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Agent Johnson

    by Red Shirt

    Agent Johnson? Are all of you guys named Agent Johnson?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST

    That fedex commercial was the best laugh of the night

    by moondoggy2u

    "You've no idea where china is, do you?"<p>True, it warrented only a chuckle, but its been that kinda night...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST

    CherryValance

    by Red Shirt

    You thought Potzie was creepy? Fonzi was the one who wanted you to "sit on it." What do you think he was talking about, his Big Wheel parked in the back by the swingset?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Any bets?

    by br1947

    As to whether or not Micheal Knight shows up driving Knight Industries Two Thousand?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Michael Knight

    by Red Shirt

    Shows up driving The Ecto-1, or maybe the Bluesmobile. Damn, he traded that for a microphone. Forget that...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:09 p.m. CST

    They wasted 2 minutes of this show

    by moondoggy2u

    for a fucking pee brake??? Holy mother of God is this writer jerking us around! It is because of scripts like this that I had absolutely no sympathy for the WGA.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:09 p.m. CST

    I blew you off...

    by Kraken

    because you weren't into threesomes. duhhhhh

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST

    nah

    by CherryValance

    the place was creepy, not Potzie.</p> So anyway how is KITT doin'? Turn purple yet?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST

    What color was KITT after leaving the casino? My brother if frea

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    I don't know why he wants to know. I have the show on but I don't give a shit. Mmmm Jag.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST

    GODDAMMIT

    by Red Shirt

    This Dawson's Creek shit has got to end. If I want that, I will hit the "home" key and visit my "Pacey for Life" page...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Now, is that chick supposed to be the brunette

    by moondoggy2u

    from the original series? You know, the one that always hung out in the trailer?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Bruce - you were Willard, for God's sake.

    by Mister Man

    I hope they paid you, well - considering that Oscar nom, and all.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST

    HAHA!

    by CatVutt

    "Are you a...Homosexual?" Oh, GOD MAKE IT STOP!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST

    haha

    by CherryValance

    KITT asked him if he's gay. Come on, now, that was good at least.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Are you a homosexual?

    by Red Shirt

    KITT has suddenly morphed into the Mercury Mistress. Anyone remember that from SNL? Heh heh heh...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring

    by Pipple

    all they do is talk. Why in a show with a bullet proof super car are we listing to a bunch of bitching and whining?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Helicopter

    by Red Shirt

    Too bad it wasn't Airwolf. Jan Michael Vincent GOTTA EAT!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Well, Val Kilmer's Chili Dogs are footed for the year

    by moondoggy2u

    I guess there always is a silver lining

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Weeping Indian

    by Red Shirt

    Okay, that was a tiny giggle....

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:14 p.m. CST

    The Face on the Glass gag!

    by CatVutt

    Now if the airbag goes off in his face, our night will be complete.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:14 p.m. CST

    hahahaha

    by CherryValance

    he fave squishing on the glass. That was horrible. hahahaha

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:14 p.m. CST

    WHY AM I WATCHING THIS? Whoa Crying Indian!

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    I just saw the Crying Indian! Love that guy.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Val Kilmer gotta eat

    by Red Shirt

    And apparently he has, and now has current work to support his Tail o' The Pup fetish...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Uhhh...the new challenger is a sedan

    by moondoggy2u

    Besides, that model isn't popular among whites.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Red Shirt

    by Lyghthouse

    A movie about the Mercury Mistress would have been 100 times more interesting.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Please do not throw chips on me

    by skywalkerfamily

    Dude!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Chapter 3: Suicide

    by Red Shirt

    KITT I can't fucking take it any more! I mean, I'm no "Mr. Floaty Upper-Torso Solider" but I think this show bites!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Worst. TV-Movie. Ever.

    by Pennsy

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Face in the glass!

    by moondoggy2u

    What's next? Airbag in the nuts?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:17 p.m. CST

    Jeeze...no wonder Owen Wilson attempted suicide.

    by moondoggy2u

    Gonna avoid THAT movie.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I think Val Kilmer

    by Red Shirt

    Is throwing a lot of chips on his floor tonight...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST

    This reminds me of "Supertrain"

    by Mister Man

    Don't ask, kids.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Herc, we gotta hear your thoughts on this

    by Lyghthouse

    But I'm assuming you are watching The Wire instead. You made the right decision.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Thank god the writer's strike is over

    by Red Shirt

    Look what professional Hollywood writers can whip together give the time and effort and WHO AM I FUCKING KIDDING, THIS SHOW MAKES MY BOWELS RELAX!!!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    face

    by CherryValance

    his fave would have been better though. lol

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Anyone remember the name of the chick

    by moondoggy2u

    from the original series? You know, the brunette that hung out with Devlin in the trailer all the time? She was always modifying Kitt. I wonder if that is who they're saying is Mike's mom?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:20 p.m. CST

    *raises hand* I remember Supertrain!

    by Pennsy

    *pukes a millisecond after I wrote that*

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:20 p.m. CST

    This show's kinda fun.

    by skywalkerfamily

    It's got a better budget than the original.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    See? Even badguys use nextel.

    by moondoggy2u

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Stop moving that camera back-and-forth!

    by Mister Man

    How fucking annoying.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    This show is better than Lost!

    by tough_times

    ppppppppsssshhh!!!! Right.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Not surprised they didn't screen this.

    by Pipple

    It's so crappy. I mean it's so damn bland, full of cliche after cliche, and there's no action. Knight Rider is and always has been primarily an Action show yet this is full of teeny bopper smallville oc shit. I watch now only to see the Hoff. Hoff won't save this but it'll be nice to see him again. i bet his charisma will completely clear everyone else off the screen, these little pussy actors won't even make the slightest impression.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Oh no Guns in the Face!!!

    by Red Shirt

    The MPAA is crapping their drawers, even though this is TV not cinemas!!!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    We had '28 Days' w/Sandra Bullock. This can be '12 Days"

    by Pennsy

    :)

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:22 p.m. CST

    FInally some better music.

    by skywalkerfamily

    24 style.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    IF THIS WERE A MOVIE-MOVIE, IT WOULD WIN EVERY RAZZIE.

    by Pennsy

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    You know, I think they could fix it though

    by CherryValance

    If they got rid of the music and let us write it. The lead dude isn't so bad and the girl is pretty. I dunno. I think it's still workable.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    What???!!!???

    by A-COD

    Did the chick with the nasty neck mole just pay off frenchie's $90,000 with a throw away line of dialogue?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:23 p.m. CST

    This music is

    by Red Shirt

    24 meets Tangerine Dream circa Risky Business. Agree?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST

    More commercials than Lost!

    by skywalkerfamily

    4 minutes of show. Ten minutes of commerical.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Oh God , who's going to open the door after the break???

    by Kraken

    "Oh Michael, thank god it's you" any bets that I'm right?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST

    No, no, no, no, no, no

    by Mister Man

    You don't stage "suspense" that way. Commercials kill the suspense. FUCK this director.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:24 p.m. CST

    We need a TV version of the Razzies

    by Red Shirt

    AICN get off your duff. I will moderate that TB for ya.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST

    the problem

    by dr_pepper

    Back in the 80's LED's, a nifty Cylon voice, drawn in laser bolts, phaser fire, some bionic "sound effects", and some nifty computer graphics were about all it took to wow us. We overlooked the bad acting and cheese to watch a LED go "swish" back and forth on the front of a car or on some robots head. The wow factor is gone. These shows need to be more intelligent today. BSG was/is, while bionic bimbo and from the 20 minutes I sat through of Knight are not. They're trying to rely eye candy that no longer means anything. Talking car?? Whoop tee doo - my car talks all the time.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST

    If it had 24 writers the show could be great.

    by skywalkerfamily

    Kitt is basically Chloe. They need a better Jack.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Now watch this get 25 million viewers in the overnight

    by Pennsy

    ratings when they come in tomorrow at around 11AM eastern.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Biggest Loser

    by Red Shirt

    We all are for investing 2 hours in this dull, sloppy Ford commercial. I guess Airwolf 2010, brought to you by Creepy Black Choppers is next.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:27 p.m. CST

    We are so going to RUTS the HD-DVD is dead talkback

    by Pennsy

    posts-wise. <p> RUTS= Run up the score.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Where the hell is the action?

    by moondoggy2u

    Boy are they streching this one out!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Lesbian Chick is Knight's kid

    by br1947

    The Hoff's pimp hand is so strong, it became genetic!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:28 p.m. CST

    The set-dresser sucks

    by Mister Man

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:29 p.m. CST

    No, come on.

    by Pipple

    Don't say the old knight rider was just as bad... fuck I hate when people say that. The old Knight rider had charm and style. This show does not. It's cold and fucking boring. What, is team knight rider just as good as the original too?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Twelve day teleplay writer has chosen HD-DVD and here's why

    by Red Shirt

    So he could force in this backstory...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    "The three heat sources are approaching the room"?!?!?

    by CatVutt

    So the fucking car can start asking about Mike's relationship, whether he's gay, whine about dropping food on his fucking floorboards, but when there's obviously PEOPLE chasing the MFers, he can't just make the logical leap and fucking say PEOPLE?!?!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Traceur Rider

    by Red Shirt

    Doesn't the title of the show make no sense with the "clever" play on Night/Knight being the surname of the lead? Crap. Just crap.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Alright! I knew the lesbian had a reason for being.

    by moondoggy2u

    Betcha there is a future love triangle between the lesbian, the OC girl, and Mike.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Microsoft VISTA

    by Red Shirt

    Oh damn, KITT started to install VISTA, and the 32 bit version at that. Idiot!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Oh you haters are so cute.

    by The Spaz

    It takes true dedication to sit through two hours of a show you find disgusting just so you can bitch online the entire time. I must have missed the bit where the original "Knight Rider" was a groundbreaking drama that revolutionized television instead of the fun and at many times cheesy action show that I was a fan of then as a kid and still dig now. I seem to remember a Hoff line in the original pilot where he described KITT as "Darth Vader's bathroom." I can see why you think the humor of this simply can't compare. My only dissappointment will be if we don't see a turbo boost. Other than that, you kids need to unclench your assholes. Kee-rist.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Definitely not Battlestar Galactica

    by maineguy74

    Twelve days and all he came up with was an hours worth of driving around the southwest?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    MOMMY!!!

    by moondoggy2u

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    The Spaz

    by Red Shirt

    We are just having a good time here, you film school dropout, you! Now, please be more polite next time you ask me if I want to Biggie Size my dinner, okay bucko?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Your Father Loved Us But We Had To Move

    by A-COD

    So he could bang another hottie every week.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    I smell the Hoff

    by Red Shirt

    In the Knight Industries Two-Thousand coming to save the day! Who's with me?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    And there's still a half-hour left...

    by Pennsy

    Gods-fammit, those hax0rs.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    No early screeners for reviewers

    by Red Shirt

    Because it would spoil my guess to the denoument of this epic!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    No, no, no, no, no

    by Mister Man

    Once again, BAD direction.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Somebody forgot to tell The Spaz...

    by CatVutt

    That we were already aware that the original was ASS too, and are having some fun with a completely fucking BLATANT Product Placement Disguised as TV show.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    HAhahahahahah

    by Kraken

    hahahahahahahahahaha

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Not even Bionic Woman...

    by ZeroCorpse

    More like "Small Wonder."

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    SAVE JOURNEYMAN GODFAMMIT!

    by CatVutt

    Ahem. Sorry. Had to.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Go fuck yourself SPAZ

    by Mister Man

    This is fun.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    CatVutt

    by Red Shirt

    Here here! The Spaz had to turn away from Lifetime to get on our cases.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    NO--mike has to get in touch

    by moondoggy2u

    with his inner bad-assness. Also, Hoff isn't going to save the day; he's gonna show up at the funeral.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    The spaz

    by Kraken

    Isn't the point of a remake to make it better? Oh well.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    A herpes commercial

    by Mister Man

    LMAO

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    OH SHIT ICE AGE 3

    by Pipple

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Hassle the Hoff

    by Red Shirt

    How does he make his appearance? Taking wagers on my guess. If I am wrong, I will buy a full retail copy of Adobe After Effects and personally fix Industrial Plight and Tragic's sloppy CGI in the Indy IV "Mr. Floaty Upper-Torso Solider" shot.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST

    LOL

    by CatVutt

    Ice Age 3. Good one.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST

    I like my version better

    by br1947

    Hoffette getting all the action. Yea Red Shirt, I'm seeing a shiny Trans-Am in the near future.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST

    All the bedhopping that was being advertised

    by moondoggy2u

    at the beginning of the show and NOW we get a genital herpes commercial! <p>Oh, and spaz, I'm far from being a kid and remember when the original series came out. You're right, it was crap, but we can still have fun at its expense, can't we? Go back to your cave, troll.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Kick this writer out of the WGA, stat...

    by Pennsy

    Seriously, or reduce his status to fi-core.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    so it did turn purple?

    by CherryValance

    I was kidding. I was on the other channel. I didn't think they'd do that but I tried to enter to win the car and I was wrong. The answer was purple. I had no idea. Good grief.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Fi-core

    by Red Shirt

    Wow, really inside comment from Pennsy! nice touch!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Squeeling tires on a dirt road!

    by skywalkerfamily

    Just like Dukes.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Ths Spaz

    by Red Shirt

    It's impressive that the shortbus has NBC for The Spaz to watch on the trip home from the skating rink.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    My father's in that car!

    by br1947

    pull around so I can shoot at him with this machine guns...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHA!

    by CatVutt

    I love it.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Dear Ford

    by Red Shirt

    My 2009 Shelby Mustang did not allow me to take a full speed impact from a 2.5 ton SUV. My lawyers will be in touch with you for a settlement in the morning. Signed, naive television viewer.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST

    This is #1 on the 2008 "Things I can't un-see meter".

    by Pennsy

    $1 to Nick Bakay.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Lookie two Chevy's

    by tough_times

    Did someone goof?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Looks Like I win the pot, boys and girls!

    by moondoggy2u

    Hoff is gonna show at the funeral

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Nick Bakay

    by Red Shirt

    Voice of that cat on Sabrina? Bully for him, I say!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:45 p.m. CST

    moondoggy2u is gonna win

    by Red Shirt

    damn him

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:45 p.m. CST

    2008 KITT - Pussy.

    by Pennsy

    Hell, K.A.R.R. with three flat tires would kick this turd's ass.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Hi, my mom's funeral is today

    by Red Shirt

    No need to shave or comb hair

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST

    You know...

    by CatVutt

    If they'd hacked the shit out of this thing and made it an hour, we might've been fooled into thinking it was actually watchable.<p> Heeeee. I'm just kidding.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Hoff Shows Up At The Funeral Luncheon

    by A-COD

    and eats a cheeseburger

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:47 p.m. CST

    No...

    by Red Shirt

    THIS SHOW IS INSANE

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Everybody's bringing their A-game tonight....

    by Pennsy

    On this talkback. Too bad the people we're watching didn't do the same.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    "Participate or withdraw"

    by tough_times

    I agree. Good bye bastard show

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Noooooooo!

    by Red Shirt

    If he says no, this piece cannot go to series! Please change your mind!!!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    So what's the over/under...

    by Pennsy

    On NBC greenlighting a series order for KRINO? I say 2 weeks.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    I guess that means I win a Hoff burger

    by moondoggy2u

    That is, a wendy's single with bacon and extra shame! Everybody pay up.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Damn you moondoggy2u!

    by br1947

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    HOFF!!!

    by Red Shirt

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    THE HOFF

    by tough_times

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYA!!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:49 p.m. CST

    HOFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!! OH WAIT, FUCK!!1

    by Pipple

    FUCK FUCK FUCK, WHAT THE HELL? COMMERCIALSS!!! AAAAAWWWWWWWWW

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Don't hassle the Swamp Thing

    by CherryValance

    Just when they were gonna make out too.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Valtrex

    by Red Shirt

    I am afraid that the Ford Focus has muffler herpes. Back off KITT!

  • Just sayin'.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    I hope the hoff can straighten out his son

    by moondoggy2u

    I'm really pulling for this show to get picked up; its the best tv Knight I've had in a while. <p>See what I did? I made a pun. Night...Knight? I swear, I shoulda been in the WGA.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    The Thunderbirds movie was the same thing, mr_sinister

    by Pennsy

    A product placement ad for Ford. And since when was FAB-1 a Ford, pray tell?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    CAPITAL ONE

    by Red Shirt

    Shit! Let's see a movie based on that spot!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Hoff At The Funeral!

    by A-COD

    Mike must have sprung for an open bar

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    No, no, no, no, no, no

    by Mister Man

    KILL EVERY possible scene, you hacks. Destroy all possible emotional impact - this is retarded.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    At least this show is good Talkback material

    by br1947

    God I miss MST3000!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Still, faults and all, this show is better than Farrell's

    by moondoggy2u

    new basketball-themed POS.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:52 p.m. CST

    my dog just farted

    by bluebottle

    it was more exciting than anything i saw on screen in the last two hours.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST

    WHERE'S THE CLOVERFIELD MONSTER WHEN YOU NEED IT?

    by Pennsy

    ??

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I think Farrell...

    by CatVutt

    Has officially moved into Ben Stiller territory. RIP, Will.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST

    On the cutting room floor...

    by Red Shirt

    TRACEUR "Dad. Do I call you dad? Or daddy, or do I" KNIGHT "Look, send me a Hoops and Yoyo e-card, I gotta hit the In-N-Out and make a beer run. Talk to you later, son."

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST

    EMMY CLIP

    by Red Shirt

    This is the emmy clip, kiddos!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH

    by Pipple

    THE SHOW FINALLY GOT GOOD AND ALL HE DID WAS TAKE OFF HIS GLASSES... OH GOD YES. GEEKGASM!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    THE HOFF!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Hello, I'm Micheal Knight, I did your mother

    by br1947

    damn, she was a freaky bitch...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    I'm your father

    by tough_times

    Where have I heard that before?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    I said goodbye a long time ago

    by Red Shirt

    To my abdominals and my liver

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    That was like two ESB quotes

    by CherryValance

    smooshed together in some random awfulness.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Wow, even Hoff sucks in this one...

    by moondoggy2u

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    I just saw the last 15 minutes...

    by mistergreen

    wow.. it sucked. The kid's mom died and there were no emotions at all...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Hands in pockets

    by Red Shirt

    Damn, like father like son!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    "One man can make a difference"

    by Red Shirt

    And one day of shooting can make a mortgage payment.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:55 p.m. CST

    one man can make a difference...

    by discomatic

    but one writer with twelve days cannot.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Sweet! Hoff might come back for cameos

    by moondoggy2u

    Sure hope he brings his transam next time.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:56 p.m. CST

    "I hope so."

    by CatVutt

    I DON'T!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:56 p.m. CST

    That's it?

    by Red Shirt

    "I hope so..." If this sucker makes it to series, I can appear as your dad, and as "evil cloned Michael Knight" in the mirror universe episodes. Hoff gotta eat!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    The Hoff walks on water...

    by br1947

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    That's all of the Hoff we get?

    by tough_times

    And NO KITT to boot?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    She should just punch him.

    by CatVutt

    Just flat-out fucking deck his ass, and go hop in the Hoff's Trans Am.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    One writer sure can make a difference

    by moondoggy2u

    In less than twelve days he lowered the expectations of of twenty million people.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:57 p.m. CST

    KITT is gonna fly to Prague

    by Red Shirt

    Or drive on water! Damn, this is cool!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Here comes my favorite stunt!

    by moondoggy2u

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Where's the original Kitt?

    by Pipple

    Oh well, at least the hoff was in it. Yeah he kinda looked drunk but whatever. This show sucks ass though.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    this just in Knight Rider cancelled doue to shittiness!

    by BMacSmith

    awesome

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 9:59 p.m. CST

    this just in Knight Rider cancelled due to shittiness!

    by BMacSmith

    awesome

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    they really need to redo the music

    by moondoggy2u

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    did they just THREATEN us?

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    "of COURSE youll see the Hoff again!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    Hoff. OUT.

    by Pennsy

    Not as witty as "Seacrest. Out." but will do nicely here.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    I'd like to thank you all for making this bearable.

    by CatVutt

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    I believe in different things than you...

    by Kraken

    like a good script.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    They need to bring back the truck

    by skywalkerfamily

    That Michael used to drive into.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST

    My writing diary, day 9

    by Red Shirt

    "It's been six days since I finished my script. It's so damn cool! It was odd having an exec from Ford sleeping in my top bunk, but he wasn't too handsy and made a damn fine cup of coffee. I've been spending time surfing the view askew message boards, looking for mentions of Knight Rider or me, but none to be found as of yet. My script is the bomb. And, oh wait, maybe I should put the line, "it's the bomb" in my tome somewhere. Maybe when someone sets off an explosion. That would be clever without being hackneyed."

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Hoff went off. He had a gig in Germany.

    by skywalkerfamily

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:02 p.m. CST

    NBC is in the basement.

    by Mister Man

    They'll greenlight ANYTHING.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Kudos, Red Shirt, and everyone...

    by Pennsy

    We made it through the Superfund-esque toxic waste dump of this show. And remember, kiddies, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Hoff's a LA visita'

    by moondoggy2u

    See what I did there? Another pun. A play on hastalavista! Sure, its pretty shitty, but its obviously deserving of WGA cred.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:04 p.m. CST

    yeah, well

    by CherryValance

    Val Kilmer's been my favorite actor since I was 11. And honestly, he's made me sit through a lot worse than this. I could make it through another episode if one airs.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Hoff could've sang at the funeral!

    by skywalkerfamily

    His voice is magical.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:04 p.m. CST

    My writing diary, day 11

    by Red Shirt

    "Wow, NBC has been so good to me. I got the page count up to 108 by using their suggestion of making the fonts bigger and spreading out the line spacing a little. Pretty sneaky sis. Wait? Wasn't that a line from an old Connect Four commercial. I should try to put that in there somewhere too, to appear to older folks, you know nostalgu, nostallguia, damn, how do you spell that? I am SO glad NBC doesn't take off for spelling!"

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:05 p.m. CST

    What a Way To End The Weekend

    by A-COD

    I started the weekend by seeing Diary of the Dead which was pretty weak than I ended it by just watching Knight Rider. That's makes 2 things that stink and won't stay buried.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Absolutely wretched.

    by Ayii

    Absolutely wretched. Far worse than Bionic Woman and that show was shit. If they sucked viewers in for decent ratings, they definitely won't come back if it becomes a series. NBC I feel dirty, please bring back Journeyman now. Thanks.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Bring back TKR

    by DeSandman

    I rather watch Team Knight Rider than this shit. The old KITT had more action in one episode than the new KITT in this whole telemovie.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Longest Ford commercial....EVER!

    by furzee

    OK, the good stuff... Well, the theme song in the first 10 minutes kinda made me all squishy inside for those days back in the 80's when the Hass and a Trans Am could save the world... The Bad: The acting.....so FUCKING bad. I could go on and on, but shit, soap opera actors the world over acted circles around this craptacular heaping smelly pile of acting. Product placement: Does EVERYONE in this universe drive a Ford??? From the bad guys to the miscellaneous traffic (Volvo Trucks, Focuses all over PCH, an Edge keeping pace with a Cobra??!!) Continuity:One scene the bad guys are driving an edge, the next scene it's a GMC Yukon (GMC BADDDD GRRRRRR) and the next they are in an Edge, the guy shooting the vacuum cleaning Roomba with a sub machine gun and the bullet doesn't go into the floor and smash the tile????. The bad guys somehow tracking the scientists daughter to Vegas even though they lost her in Northern Cali somewhere? The Plot: OK, trouble is afoot...lets take a 3 hour road trip that feels like 2 days, with none of the fun or excitement. I've had root canals that seemed shorter than the whole...'we're driving to save dad from the bad guys lets get to know each other subplot' SO bad The only way this coulda worked on the level they were going for was to honor the source material and give Hass a bigger part. No one plays cheese better than Hass, and as much as I was hoping for an adult, newer version of this show, at least they coulda taken it up a notch and payed homage to the previous version. It just sucked the way it was. Wow, this was a big steaming turd. And I haven't even gotten into the fucking stupid Focyus commercials that insulted our intelligence...Hmmm this really shallow cocksman is trying to score...Let me borrow my buddy's Focus instead of impressing her with the coolest car she's ever seen. This show makes the Bionic Woman seem like Macbeth. And somehow Journeyman, Drive, Prime Time Galactica couldn't get picked up? Fuck You NBC

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Oh my god....

    by enoodle123

    How many dicks can this thing suck. Just endless shots of the car driving around and boring characters with boring arcs and it was all just a big pile of steaming shit. My girlfriend was sitting next to me just muttering 'This is retarded' the entire time. Have to agree.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:08 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry Michael. This show sucks.

    by skywalkerfamily

    Turns car around.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Yeah, seriously

    by enoodle123

    You pick this shit up and drop journeyman. This is why I stopped watching network TV. (Mostly.)

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:09 p.m. CST

    How long was Kitt in this?

    by moondoggy2u

    15 minutes?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:10 p.m. CST

    My writing diary, say 12

    by Red Shirt

    "Today's the big day! I've loaded up my Kinkos card, and am headed there to print out my script! Should I put it on colored paper? Maybe a paper that looks a little different color if you tilt it to the light a little, you know like my super cool color morphing idea for Knight Rider: The Bad-ass Version. That's my name for it, and although I will have to liquid paper the part after the : (from 108 pages) I will always know it, and if the NBC execs look closely under the liquid paper, they will know it too. Maybe I will leave it as is on say, page 77 (where the brilliant "Don't spill chips" line is), just to see there reaction. There, or their? I never know which is right! It's hard to write sometimes. I am gonna get the shiniest, shinyest? (sp?) binder that Kinko's has. That will make NBC really know I spent time and effort in my 12 days. Not, just cramming it in the Knight before. Whoops! I meant, night before. Wow, I never stop working, do I? I was still in writing mode just then... More later, diary.. XX00

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:12 p.m. CST

    What in the hell!

    by DeSandman

    This movie is a shit full of fuck! I would rather stick my balls in a jar of angry wasps than have this become a series. I know what they can do for one episode. KITT has a rusting problem and needs Hasslehoff cum juice to save the day.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:13 p.m. CST

    To the NBC interns reading this talkback

    by Red Shirt

    Red Shirt can be hired for writing purposes. Please get in touch.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Thanks you Red Shirt...

    by furzee

    Your comments have amused me so much more than the last 7...sigh...sorry, it was only 2, hours. Somehow knowing you are out there makes the last 2 wasted hours of my life bearable. I wish I had a time machine where I could take you back to write the script...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST

    No original KITT cameo = Fuck your new series!

    by Evil Lincoln

    This just made my "NO WATCH" list. BTW: The Hoff looked like HE should have been the one in the casket.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Casting Call...

    by ZeroCorpse

    ACTRESSES WANTED for new "Knight Rider" television show. Must have visible moles and limited acting talent. Send headshots to NBC Studios, Fast Track To Oblivion Department, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:16 p.m. CST

    jSo when do we find out the ratings?

    by Lyghthouse

    Do we find out tomorrow?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Desandman...

    by furzee

    We need you on the team also

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Furzee

    by Red Shirt

    Thanks! I've lurked on these message boards for years, and finally decided I needed to be part of it! I'll be back...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:17 p.m. CST

    On second thought...

    by Evil Lincoln

    ...they should put this whole series in the casket and plant it in the ground.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:17 p.m. CST

    His writing diary, day 13

    by moondoggy2u

    "Whew! Thank God I was able to get my script green-lit. Yeah, the exec hated it at first, but fortunately I can deep throat while humming the Knight Rider theme. Also, it didnt hurt that we both were able to split a hooker and snort the coke that Hoff loaned me last week. Hollywood, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:18 p.m. CST

    ZeroCorpse...

    by furzee

    Please join us....in the new script, a KITT drunken on cheap 87 octane Nevada desert fuel drunkenly crashes into the writing staff at NBC Burbank.........GO!!!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:19 p.m. CST

    You Know

    by Follow_Who

    I kinda liked it. The sexy bikini, two chicks at the same time, lesbian FBI agent thing kinda seemed like pandering up front, but I wound up getting into it. The end scene in the back of the plane brought back some serious childhood happy vibes. What were you expecting - Citizen Cane in a talking car???

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:20 p.m. CST

    His writing diary, day 14

    by moondoggy2u

    "Holy shit, my brothers and I have to strike! Well, for the sake of writers everywhere and the integrity and hard work that is ingrained into my craft, I have to strike, too! I wonder if Harlan will be there? Maybe I can give him my Knight Rider Hummer! Hmmm...Knight Rider...Hummer....I've just thought of a new placement ad for my script!"

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    ...the writing staff at NBC Burbank...

    by ZeroCorpse

    who were still standing in a picket line despite the end of the WGA strike. They were pissed there were no more Funyuns in the offices (having been replaced by Sun Chips). Still, one brave writer with the gumption to survive being run over by an intoxicated Ford Shelby Mustang managed to crawl out from the mass of bodies, and... <P> Take it Red Shirt!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Ratings are usually around 11AM Eastern

    by Pennsy

    at this site: http://tinyurl.com/99c6z

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    You know, I didn't hate it

    by GregoryHarbin

    Remember that the Battlestar pilot was pretty bad too. Once they spend more time working out the plot kinks, we'll have a fun show. It won't be The Wire, but it's better than the reality TV crap they keep pumping out.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    I WAS expecting Citizen Kane

    by moondoggy2u

    After all, the Hoff was in it.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:22 p.m. CST

    It could have been worse...

    by br1947

    SciFi could have made it a 'SciFi Original', starting a 1978 VW Bug that drives up into an old schoolbus with the back cut off. The Hoff would still have made an appearance, along with Larry the Cable Guy.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST

    nanotech...

    by ZeroCorpse

    I just knew they'd fall back on nanotech. <p> It's the new version of "It's magic. We don't have to explain it."

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST

    This is horrible...

    by Sledge Hammer

    But worse, it's inoffensive and utterly, utterly generic. As such, it'll probably go five seasons.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Actually felt like Dawson's Creek... with a car.

    by ZeroCorpse

    and a computer. Blarg.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Follow Who..

    by furzee

    Dude, I respect where you are coming from. I WANTED to like this. I think we all did. But come on, the acting is wooden, the plot was not only laughably dull, it was pandering. If a network wants to bring back a classic show, great! I'm not one of those haters that say no way. I want to see great shows updated. But be honest. Did this show thrill or excite you in any way? If I'd wanted to watch a 2 hour commercial I'd set my alarm for 3 am and watch Ron Popeil shill hair product and rottiseries on Bravo

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    TV Scriptwriters Are Lazy Michael

    by A-COD

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:26 p.m. CST

    I will watch next week.

    by skywalkerfamily

    I liked it better than Bionic Woman. The ending with the Hoff was classic. And I liked the other ending with the new Michael and the car.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    A lot of folks referencing "Citizen Kane"...

    by DS9Sisko

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    A lot of folks referencing "Citizen Kane"...

    by DS9Sisko

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    A lot of folks referencing "Citizen Kane"...

    by DS9Sisko

    ...should watch "Citizen Kane." LOL

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST

    I picture the writer...sitting there in his office

    by moondoggy2u

    mentally composing himself for the monumental task of resurecting a 25 years-old franchise, putting everything on the line, his career, his very livlihood, to marshall forth a new era of greatness at NBC. No matter what had happened before, no matter why or how, it was he, our intrepid writer, who would bring back the polish, the shine, to the beloved peacock. He sits in his office. He sits, and he thinks. Within his mind, a whirlwind of creative wheels and cogs spin and whir, a testament to mankind's will, his very genius. <p>"Okay, so Mike is with these two chicks..."

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    It was more Smallville than O.C.

    by skywalkerfamily

    At least it didn't have any freaky aliens. And I'm surprised they arrested the villain at the end.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Moondoggy

    by furzee

    Welcome to the team

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Well that was all kind of sucky suckitude

    by TVguy4566

    I don't know where to begin with what is wrong with this piece of dreak. <br><br>Could they get a blander California Surfer Dude type to play Mike? Does anyone buy that this guy was an Army Ranger?<br><br> Black Water type mercenaries have already become pretty bad stereotype bad guys already. Couldn't they come up with anything more original?<br><br> KITT was nothing special. Why have Val Kilmer as the voice if he brings nothing to the role. Yeah, it is bullet proof and can change colors. Big whoop. I think it might have been a better show if KITT was actually a liscensed psychologist. It seems that listening to people's problems is the only really unique thing this KITT does. <br><br> The entire feel of the show feels like a late 90s syndicated action drama. More fluff than grit. Sorry, but in today's day and age we need more substance to our action dramas.<br><br> Too many characters that seem to be more like plot devises than actually characters. Just because you make Syndey Poitier's character a lesbian doesn't hide the fact that she is a cookie cutter FBI agent that barely registers as a character. <br><br> Also, hows does Mike's roommate all the sudden be part of the team? Did the producers decide at the last minute that they needed a quirky sidekick to add humor to a rather dull show.<br><br> No this show didn't rape my childhood. I loved the original Knight Rider as a kid, but realize 20 years later that it was a fairly formulaic show with a lot of cheese. This show just raped two hours of my life because it was just a God-awful show.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Kristen Bell in a bikini couldn't save this chode-fest...

    by Pennsy

    Word.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Bitchin! Do I get my very own WGA card?

    by moondoggy2u

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:31 p.m. CST

    New Writing Team...

    by furzee

    OK, so in an effort to not just be a hater and actually put forth ideas that would have made this work....what would we have done differently?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Rock you like a Hurricane!

    by skywalkerfamily

    The should should've had a seventies soundtrack.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Um, "everything"...

    by Sledge Hammer

    Yeah, I think that about sums up what I would have done differently.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    The ORIGINAL show raped my childhood.

    by ZeroCorpse

    This just stuck another finger in.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Thank you everyone...

    by DarthFloyd

    Who has commented on this thread! Since it doesn't start for another half hour here on the West Coast, I'm grateful that you have all provided me with enough warning to find something else to watch. I am truly sorry for all of you who did endure the last two hours, but I assure you, your sacrifice will not be in vain.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    My new script is forming......

    by DeSandman

    KITT crashes in NBC Burbank headquarters drunk off cheap homemade corn diesel. "Hi NBC," hiccup. "My name is Doc Holli...uh I mean KITTTT. That stands for the Knight Industries Titty Twister Three Thousand. Ha ha, I'm just kidding." KITT then swerves back and forth over to Mike and says "I'm your huckleberry Mike. I'm horny, beep beep. Get it, horny, ha ha. Let's go get some tail. I saw a Fusion outside."

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Plot holes you could drive a knight two thousand through...

    by RemikD

    So, he has satellite links and thermal imaging, but he couldn't see the old man running through the forest? I guess that's what you get for 12 days work. Glad these writers are back on the job. -RD

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    "What would we have done differently?"

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Leave Knight Rider in the 80's. Cut print thats a wrap.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Anyone know what kind of car KITT was?

    by Mandamas

    I couldnt figure it out from the show so I am glad they told me 40 times in commercials.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    I disagree

    by br1947

    Kristen Bell makes everything better! http://tinyurl.com/ywoxcs You know The Hoff would have been after it!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Well, I for one would have made Knight Rider

    by moondoggy2u

    actually do something besides listen. Also, I would have started out with Hoff getting his ass handed to him on account of his age, and then, in true cookie-cutter fashion, his son is recruited to rescue him. Basically, instead of using the girl's search for her father as a plot device, I would just use Mike's search.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    This show sucked balls

    by Dav8515

    The first minute i thought this was horrible, then they start the Knight Rider them music for about 2 seconds and it made me feel 10 years old again, and then it took 5 secs and they changed the music and I was like WTF. I mean its a simple concept. How do you ruin a classic that bad in 2 mins. I am so disapointed. Sigh

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    My suggestions..

    by furzee

    Recast...rewrite...new car...get Will Arnett back... KILL the original KR 2008 Team....oh yeah, I like the soundtrack idea too Sky

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Oh, and she's a lesbian!

    by RemikD

    This is what passes for character development these days. -RD

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    So long, fair well, auf wiedersehen, good bye

    by Red Shirt

    Red Shirt gotta sleep. I will be around. To amuse my brethren, to be amused BY my brethren... If this sucker goes to series, I am gonna get carpal tunnel here, but it will be worth it... RS out

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    How do u elimate the theme

    by Dav8515

    HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW Sigh

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Furzee...

    by Follow_Who

    The Ford commercials were terrible and I think a major detriment to the show. If you pull those out I don't think this comes off as nearly as much of a corporate shill-fest. Knght Rider was one of my favorite shows as a kid, but I recently caught some episodes when they were re-broadcast in HD. They were TERRIBLE. My expectations for this were very low. What I just saw was better than those episodes I recently watched. Just about anything falls part when you break it down flaw by flaw. Overall I actually found myself actually enjoying this. Despite the obvious individual flaws the big picture worked for me.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    How do u eliminate the theme

    by Dav8515

    HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW Sigh

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:37 p.m. CST

    The ending was the best part!

    by skywalkerfamily

    Except they turned the theme song into some hip hop crap.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:38 p.m. CST

    THE ONLY THING MISSING FROM THIS WAS SHYA LEFOOOF.

    by Pennsy

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    The man who invented Nu-metal

    by moondoggy2u

    has a date in hell.<p>A<p>Date<p>in<p>HELLLLLL.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Furzee

    by A-COD

    How about bad guys with actual motivation. What did they want again? All the fluff was awful. What was the point of Las Vegas? The whole sub plot about Mike owing the thugs money, then mole chick wires 90 grand through Kitt and they explain it in a throw away line of dialogue. She just gave him 90 grand! All the dialogue about Mike and Mole Woman's history was painful. If this (god help us) becomes a series Mike needs to be single and meet new chicks every week like his dad did. Why even make mole woman have a boyfriend if they never show him and she just throws him away for Mike. How did the cheapo Ford keep up with Kitt during the first long chase scene? And the almost crash. Start by adding a few crashes, hpow about having Kitt run over somebody?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:40 p.m. CST

    I was thinking that . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Put Hoff in the Knight Industries CEO chair in place of the deceased Devin, have him kidnapped and ransomed b/c of this Prometheus thingie, FBI gets involved b/c it is a kidnapping, KITT goes to the only two people who MK pre-programmed to seek out in case of said situation: his son and the creator of KITT. They re-tool the TRANS-AM into the newly designed MUSTANG. The daughter can come in later as a BONNIE type who helps her father out. They get MK out, he recruits the son to prevent the abuse of the innocent, the helpless the powerless, and ROLL CREDITS. How are was that?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:40 p.m. CST

    I was thinking that . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Put Hoff in the Knight Industries CEO chair in place of the deceased Devin, have him kidnapped and ransomed b/c of this Prometheus thingie, FBI gets involved b/c it is a kidnapping, KITT goes to the only two people who MK pre-programmed to seek out in case of said situation: his son and the creator of KITT. They re-tool the TRANS-AM into the newly designed MUSTANG. The daughter can come in later as a BONNIE type who helps her father out. They get MK out, he recruits the son to prevent the abuse of the innocent, the helpless the powerless, and ROLL CREDITS. How hard was that?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Make it work?

    by ZeroCorpse

    Wow. That's a tall order. <p> Well, first of all you need a driver that has a personality. Writing him as more than a bland stereotypical 20-something would have been a good idea-- And frankly, I think an OLDER driver (late 30s, early 40s) with a name other than "Michael" would have been a good idea. It's as if KITT can only be driven by somone named "Michael" and that's lame. <p> Seriously-- What happened to action heroes? Why do they all have to be in their mid-20s now? <p> Next-- No sidekicks. This isn't Superfriends. We don't need to have quirky "teams" of people from different backgrounds. Just one man, one car, and his shadowy bosses who give him instructions via KITT. <p> Finally, my suggestion would be to make KITT a nondescript vehicle without a "make" or "model"-- Cut out this ridiculous product placement as the star of the show bullshit!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    No, agent Johnson

    by moondoggy2u

    I'm still picturing him in all his dignified glory at the desk, brainstorming about lesbians, menage a' trois, and nu-metal.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Which product placement was worse?

    by br1947

    Knight Rider or Transformers?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    499TH

    by Pennsy

    AND AFTER THIS...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Follow_Who

    by furzee

    I totally agree..When I watched it as a teen it made me all tingly inside but even then I knew I was watching a cheesefest. Somehow Hoff Bellisario et all made it work for my adolecent mind. I've watched em since and I agree, the cheesy soundtrack covers and ridiculous acting make for a troubling visit to nostalgia land, but c'mon. This was just so generic it hurt. Compare this to an episode of Journeyman(compared side by side with a ep of Quantum Leap) and you have to agree this version took very little effort to write, produce, act AND finance (thanks Ford). I just want more from a network show if I am going to devote time to watch it. SOME originality or at least a loving dig on the original

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    500TH

    by Pennsy

    WAR!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Transformers. Easily Transformers

    by moondoggy2u

    Remember the X-box bot?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    The Hotel Scene

    by TVguy4566

    SPOILER...... I think the absolute worst scene in this crapfest was the hotel scene when Charles and Mikey's mom could have been in one of four rooms and three Black River guys were going into separate doors. You get to see the knob jiggle and go to commercial as a cliffhanger. What is this the 80s again? Anyone with an IQ of 50 knew that it was Mike and not the Black River guys going through the right door. <br><br> This plot devise was a cliche back in the times of the original Knight Rider. I can't believe they actually used such a lame cliffhanger to go into commercial and actually play it up as if anyone in the audience didn't know it was Mike on the other side of the door.<br><br> That was the point where I was convinced the writers of this dreak was a hack. I went on IMDB and found out the guy also created that lame Jeff Goldblum series - Raines. So I even got validation of his hackdom.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Oh and BTW:

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    This is not bad. Try to sit through the new Flash Gordon series. That reaches NEW LEVELS of SUCKITUDE.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Plot for another episode.

    by DeSandman

    For one episode, Michael's evil twin (can't remember name) will probably find KARR's cpu, stick it in Goliath's body and go after old man Michael. Mike Jr. and the new KITT will have to save him. But then the evil twin disappears by shaving off his goattee and drives off in a 1983 black T-Top that he won on E-bay.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    They better not do this to star trek,

    by Dav8515

    I mean can anyone imagine someone like JJ Abrams doing this crap. Aren't any writers out there that can write. Its amazing that someone at NBC let them produce this crap. I wonder y NBC is in last place. Put the HOFF IN it. Bad acting , horrible effects, i mean come on a morphing car. Ive seen better graphics on colecovision

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    For me, the worst part

    by moondoggy2u

    was when the music started out with the familiar knight rider theme, the classic badum...badum badum, badum. And then the nu-metal kicked in!

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Capt Kirk drives a Ford Enterprise....

    by br1947

    you know it's coming...

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Didn't Peter Cullen voice Goliath?

    by skywalkerfamily

    If I remember correctly?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Kinda strange connection to "KR 2000"

    by Mister Man

    The "son" lived in that cabin, which looks identical to the cabin Hoff lived in, in "2000." Yeah, they filmed it in different places, but they definitely looked similar. Wonder if that was intentional.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Too late, Dav

    by moondoggy2u

    If you checked out the screenwriters for Star Trek, you would realize that this film is doomed. Bob Orci is the same guy responsible for Transformers, The Island, and a bunch of insta TV dreck. Basically, he's your go-to guy for hack scripts.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Lesson to be learned: WRITE NEW SHIT!

    by ZeroCorpse

    Seriously. When will the studios learn? Instead of remaking and reinventing 25-year-old shows, why not do something interesting and MAKE A NEW ONE? <p> I bet that NBC passed up thousands of better scripts last year in order to bring you this abortion. <p> Here's the good news, though: The studios have competition these days. YouTube, video podcasts, and downloaded media will eventually become so easy and so common on people's televisions that the studios will have to face up to the fact that there are better writers and filmmakers out there, and that SOME people don't want dumb entertainment all the time. THERE IS AN AUDIENCE FOR INTELLIGENT WRITING! <p> Right now, I think that would be a shock to the NBC studio heads.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    DeSandman

    by furzee

    His name was Garth...lol. And I totally see an ep in the future whould this get picked up of an old Mike Knight, Garth showdown. I think Hoff would actually make a good addition to this team. Just make it about Mike Sr, Mike Jr, and the car trying to figure out why they are on the run from everyone. The fugitive meets Prison Break meets JQuantum Leap...yep, that about covers all the angles

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    They will greenlight this

    by lotusblade

    Because people watched and Ford paid for it. The good news is that the new episodes will likely be done by competent writers and there will be writing staff available for re-writes.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Furzee...

    by Follow_Who

    I'll buy the Journeyman comment. That was a much better show. I'm not saying this was a great pilot. I'm just saying I enjoyed the ride. I'm not disagreeing with your comments, I'm just saying I enjoyed it. I don't expect much from network TV these days, or even the general audience. I went in expecting garbage and walked away entertained.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Wow this really sucked. Give me my two hours back please.

    by GornPirate

    How can you make a show about talking super car so fucking boring? And it was way to much like a soap opera. This show's target audience should be 8 year old boys and their parents watching it with them. It should be fun and simple. No long term relationship issues, no inuendos, no brooding. Just a guy with a cool car capturing bad guys and lots of car chases and fist fights. Hell the fists fight were even bad. The old Lone Ranger reruns had better fist fights than that. The new Michael fights like a girl. Fuck him and Fuck NBC. This show sucks.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    In pace requiescat!

    by moondoggy2u

    How's that, Xiphos?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:55 p.m. CST

    ZeroCorpse...

    by furzee

    Unfortunately we ALL tuned into this crapfest hoping for the best. So I'm guessing the ratings will be strong. Too bad picking up a pilot isn't based on rebroadcasts. If this was put on a second time I garauntee it would tank from all the bad word of mouth. All us fanboys pretty much make this a no brainer for some suit who isn't in touch with the fan base. Here's hoping he reads this crap we write or we are doomed to a Monday night team up of Bionic Woman/Knight Rider for 08's action Mondays on NBC.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Come on! Nu Metal Rocks!!

    by Sledge Hammer

    No. Not really. What a televisual abortion this show was. I bet it gets picked up within 24 hours.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    They really need to bring Buck Rogers back

    by skywalkerfamily

    Say that he dropped out of NASA and he ends up in some weird experiment or wormhole that sends him to the future.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Well, goodnight

    by DeSandman

    Good night Furzee and other talkbackers, I'm getting off work and the only thing that kept me entertained all night were your responses to this crapfest of a movie. I haven't posted so much ever when shows I really hated this movie. a skunk would run away from it. Now it's going to sell a shit load of DVD's and become a #1 rated show. FUCK! I hope it doesn't happen. Goodnight to all.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11 p.m. CST

    Follow...

    by furzee

    Fair enough man. I also EXPECTED garbage, but man I was hoping for more. OK, beddy by time. I'm going to dream of a 70 Camaro with a roving red eye in the hood and some good dialog coming from the inboard 8-track player

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11:04 p.m. CST

    How did Michael's nerdy friend escape anyway?

    by skywalkerfamily

    Two guys were holding machine guns to his head.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11:15 p.m. CST

    What's nex, Magnum P.I.? Greatest American Hero?

    by Space Disc Jockey

    Seriously, if they start remaking 70's/80's shows, why don't they bring back "AirWolf", "Hill Street Blues", "Magnum P.I." or even "The Greatest American Hero"? Hell, if they remade "Miami Vice" as a film, why not make a new Miami Vice TV series? Hollywood has gone to shit, in remaking movies and now, TV shows. Where is the originality?

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST

    I meant "next"

    by Space Disc Jockey

    correction.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST

    But Journeyman gets cancelled

    by zacdilone

    There is no justice in this world.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    There were 2 "tech girls" back in the 1980's

    by MGTHEDJ

    The first girl left for a year. This may be where the idea for "the mom" came from. And the old KITT did make a cameo. Its engine, nameplate, and wheel were in the garage of Davidson's house at the beginning when the Blackriver guys were searching for the harddrives.<p>What was with all the teen angst b.s. with Mike and the girl. These characters are 23-25 years old, not 17. Lots of padding. Why didn't GM sign on to this using the new Trans-Am? They are making it along with the new Camero, and the new Trans-Am looks great. Maybe GM read the script and said, "Nope. We may suck, but we are not desperate."-----later-----m

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    This is just one long car commercial...

    by Kirbymanly

    Bring back Bionic Woman. This makes that show seem ten times better

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    NBC is canceling Friday Night Lights and puts this shit on the a

    by Rev. Slappy

    This was really horrible.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11:35 p.m. CST

    A lof of people making reference to Citizen Cane...

    by KDog629

    ...should learn to spell Citizen Kane. One guy even referenced Citizen Cane while referring to Knight Rider as "amateur hour." As for this entire talkback, it's clear that it quickly became a "who can hate Knight Rider more?" contest. And I'm not saying it was genius, but the number of calories used up tonight in trashing a mediocre movie of the week could have...well, I don't know, but if all that energy had been pooled together, at least three of you should have been able to move out of your respective basements.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    When I already own

    by Maestro610

    Dexter on DVD, have Showtime and have watched the pilot episode over 20 times showing it to people I should have felt no need to switch over while watching KR. I watched the edited version of Dexter on CBS instead of this new tv movie, man that's bad. I try to give everything a chance... but when the woman in this says her "father is missing and may be dead" in exactly the same voice you'd generally use ordering pizza, thats it. This makes me YEARN for Bionic Woman. Don't get me started on the Journeyman issue because that was a quality show that should have gotten a chance but... that doesn't excuse this from being so bad. I'm tired of the idea that because it has a hot chick or a cool car it should be watched by a lot of people.

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Another swing and a miss

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Bionic Woman, Flash Gordon,this great achievement, some real quality remakes are coming out of the works. Would have liked to see how the NBC meeting went, where the decided on no screener for this. "Yeah its utter sh#t, bin the screeners....and what other 80's stuff are we digging up to remake,overhype, and get some ads sold?"

  • Feb. 17, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST

    What TV needs now is Twiki vs Boxey & Muffitt

    by Sledge Hammer

    Come on, it'd be the greatest show ever made! Buck Roger's Twiki squaring off against the original Battlestar Galactica's Boxey and his pet Daggit, Muffitt. It would be orgasmic in it's televised greatness. Having Twiki, Boxey and Muffitt on screen at the same time would be so great your eyes would explode and your ears would shit themselves, especially on the episode where Jar Jar Binks makes an "extra special guest star appearance". You know you want it, so write the networks, demand it to be made! I promise, it'll be even better than Manimal 2: Cannibal Manimal.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:37 a.m. CST

    WHAT KNIGHT RIDER REALLY WAS:

    by DS9Sisko

    NBC's latest and lamest attempt to monetize its entire lineup. It is called "a content wrap." (Read all about it in this excellent LA Times article: http://tinyurl.com/37ldjs).Yes, Knight Rider was literally one long car commercial, with some considerable percentage of the production costs subsidized by Ford in exchange for prominent advertising opportunities. Jeff Zucker and Ben Silverman have turned NBC into a fucking joke at the behest of GE/Universal. The network that gave you The Cosby Show, St. Elsewhere, Friends, Boomtown, Cheers, ER, Journeyman, Friday Night Lights, Seinfeld, The West Wing and Friends is now home to My Dad is Better than Your Dad, American Gladiators, Knight RIder, and Deal or No Deal stunts. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Zucker, Silverman and the other corporate honchos at NBC/Universal are batshit crazy.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:12 a.m. CST

    It was "KNIGHTBOAT"! Cue Johnny Cash & The DOTD Credits

    by uss cygnus

    The man comes around...and his name is mike traceur. Embarrassing.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Wow.

    by themikejonas

    This actually made the piece of pure crap that was Knight Rider 2000 look decent. I don't care as much for plot holes and things that don't make sense--it's a damn talking car show, after all--but there was not one iota of FUN or entertainment in the damn thing. Where was the action? The entire first hour was spent sitting in the car talking about their feelings! Best thing about those two wasted hours was that serial commercial with KITT fucking up Michael's date. THAT alone would've made a better pilot.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:28 a.m. CST

    so now that DEXTER is on cbs...

    by vaudeville villain

    will they have to completely remove the character of james doakes from the series? if they censor out all of his f-bombs, he'll have very little dialogue left.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:35 a.m. CST

    the coolest part of the original series...

    by vaudeville villain

    ...other than the theme music, as pointed out by tailhook, was when k.i.t.t. would go into some sort of 'hyper mode,' transforming so that it could travel even faster than before. well... at least i *think* i remember k.i.t.t. being able to transform from time to time. anyone else ever see that, or did i just dream that shit up?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:37 a.m. CST

    I don't like this world Knight Rider exists in.

    by otm shank

    There are nothing but Fords on the streets and highways. I f'n hate Fords!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:44 a.m. CST

    And Silverman got his job how?

    by MGTHEDJ

    Ben Silverman, the boss of NBC programming got his job because his prodution company (one of the few independent production companies left in the U.S. after 1999) bought the rights to 3 foreign shows. One show he tinkered with, and it was one of the greatest failiers in TV history: "Coupling." The other 2 he had almost no say in their "Americanization", instead smart writers and other executive and associate producers were on hand to craft those shows into major hits: "Ugly Betty", and "The Office." Because of the 2 latter, the bosses of GE and Universal gave him the job of running NBC programming, and he is destoying their network. They will be in the same position ABC was from 2002-2005. Eisner based the networks success on reality TV, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire", and when their shows flammed out, ABC had nothing but a cult show in "Alias". They also were working on a pilot with the "Alias" guys about a plane crash. Eisner wanted the plane crash project shut down, but he was on his way out and in no position to have his orders obeyed. It was only after he left that the new bosses built the network into the place for white women 25-50. How did they do it? They gave a "Knot's Landing" writer a shot at doing a comedic, slighly satirical send-up of his 1980's primetime soap (Desperate Houswives), then gave the woman who helped write Disney's big screen hit "The Princess Diaries" a shot at doing a remake of Dr Kildare, but with a woman in the lead (Grey's Anatomy.) Off of those 2 hits and that plane crash pilot (Lost), ABC crawled out of a distant 4th place.<p>NBC could solve this problem buy getting rid of Zucker, Silverman, and SciFi and USA Network executive Bonnie Hammer. They will go nowhere with those 3 running their TV channels.-----later-----m

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Vaudville Villan: the hyper-mode stuff

    by MGTHEDJ

    Comes from 2 clones of Knight Rider. "Street Hawk" where the vehicle was a motorcycle, and "Viper", a syndicated action show.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:55 a.m. CST

    DeSandman: Funny shit.

    by Playkins

    I don't often laugh at talkback, but that gave me a good chortle.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:56 a.m. CST

    twas slow

    by lynxpro

    I'll still watch the series. I laughed at the obvious reference to *Las Vegas*...the casino was the Montecito (sic), the fictional casino of that series. They seriously needed old man/badass James Caan doing a cameo punching out the villains to the tunes of Duran Duran, but then again, Caan hasn't even been on that series in a season.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 2:22 a.m. CST

    Who wrote that review a 12 year old?

    by skywalkerfamily

    Must be if he's reading a comic book during the breaks.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Re: The Montecito

    by themikejonas

    Yeah, it was a reference to that other NBC show, but no doubt came about because they used the Las Vegas sets for the casino scene.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:14 a.m. CST

    That was odd

    by Napoleon Park

    reposted a review from JTS and it got deleted. I don't thing there was anything offensive it it and it made some good points, but anyway. Whatever. No Sky, I'm not 12, I'm 55 - and Gerber's 1980 Stewart the Rat graphic novel was a lot better then this was. What were you doing during the breaks, watching TV commercials? <p>speaking of comics, did anyone else recognize the part where the hero stops in the middle of the road and lets the villain's vehicle smash into him/it and the bad guys are trashed while the hero remains unscather was stollen from the first issue of Swamp Thing? Which was also better than this was.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:16 a.m. CST

    I didn't watch this show

    by JimCurry

    that makes me better than all you cockmunchers.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:58 a.m. CST

    What a bunch of fucking whiners . . .

    by Spacejockey426

    . . . all you haters are re-goddamn-diculous. Holy shit - if you didn't like it, then why the bloody fuck did you watch the thing and waste more time typing in this TB?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:19 a.m. CST

    JC, S426

    by Napoleon Park

    S426: I think some of the young people here were fans of the original show and tuned in to see how the sequel would compare. And if you read the "live" comments posted during the broadcast, I think some of the people here enjoyed critiqueing the show live more than they enjoyed watching it. <p>JC: And reading and posting to a talkback about a made for TV movie that you didn't watch doesn't make you better than anybutty. Why would you do that?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:59 a.m. CST

    Where's the turbo boost?

    by photoboy

    Seriously, the old KITT could jump straight through trucks, why can't the new one do that?<br><br> Other than that though, it was pretty good, although I wouldn't say it was any better than Knight Rider 2000 (and at least that one kept the original KITT).

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST

    It was called:"Super Pursuit Mode"......

    by travis-dane

    KITT had that in the last season of the old show.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:06 a.m. CST

    How do you turn 70 minutes of material into 120?

    by Hagakure

    You show 50 minutes worth of commercials! Honestly, did anyone else find that incredibly annoying that they were showing commercials every 4 minutes? It was almost as if the show was just one long commercial for Ford.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:21 a.m. CST

    You've crossed the line!

    by The Spaz

    I am a special needs kid and a film school dropout. But I don't, however, work in fast food. I'm employed at a Subway, damn it, and we sandwich artists don't appreciate being lumped in with that ilk. Ooooohh, I'm steamin' now!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Knight Boat!

    by Hagakure

    .....There is always a river! Or a tributary! Or a fiord!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    There was a show on between the commercials?

    by Nesstar

    It's getting rediculous how many commercials are being rapid fire cramed down our throats lately. Don't this corporate boneheads realize that so many commercials will just turn us *off* of their products? I've resorted to recording the show with my DVR and fastforwarding through the commercials. Now, about you haters. Honestly, IT'S A TV SHOW. Sure the plot was thick and predictable. "Mike. I am your faaather..." How gay was that? The whole gay body double thing was rediculous too. But it WAS only a TV show. Are you expecting Shakespear? It had a lot of action. A nice car. Pretty women. Hot lesbians, and a nice cyberpunk factor as well. Give the show a chance.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Summer Release and Improvements

    by Hagakure

    Last night will draw a big enough audience where it will at least be picked up for a six episode run over the summer. Hopefully (And that is a very big Hopefully) more time will be spent on some of the scripts to make up for the lack of time spent on the movie/pilot.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:44 a.m. CST

    After sleeping on it . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    I realized that it was just the pilot. Pilots can be dramatically altered before going to series. Look at Star Trek. Besides, Knight of the Phoenix was good for its day, but it wasn't Laurence of Arabia for the small screen either.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Voice of KITT

    by DeSandman

    I woke up this morning having with a Knight Rider hangover and a thought came to me. If the series does happen, who will be the voice of KITT? Will Val Kilmer voice the car for the series? I kinda doubt it. After a few hours of sleep, I still think the movie was a shit full of fuck, but hopefully the writers can come up with good shit for the series.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Damn that sucked

    by Sithdan

    I HATED the new "Knight Rider." It was nothing more than an advertising vehicle (no pun intended) for Ford cars. What was with that annoying pop music that played throughout the movie?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST

    I didn't bother watching ...

    by Luscious.868

    I didn't bother watching because I knew the show was likely to be shit ... and if a small miracle happened and it was actually good, since we're dealing with NBC here, they'd be sure to either cancel it (Journeyman style) or decide they have a great thing and start dragging it out and have the plot go no where (Heroes style). Either way, the viewer loses. Network TV has become a joke. Most new shows suck, and the ones that are actually good aren't given enough time to develop a following so they are canned and not given a proper ending just to piss on the viewers.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:30 a.m. CST

    RE: It was called:"Super Pursuit Mode"......

    by photoboy

    KITT could do Turbo Boost jumps before he got Super Pursuit Mode. They trashed an entire Trans-Am every time they did a jump.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:41 a.m. CST

    i didnt watch much of it

    by palewook

    just flipped over during Dexter's commercial breaks, and the 10 minutes I watched of Knight Rider was enough.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:55 a.m. CST

    Loved It

    by tme2nsb

    I really did. And I loved Christopher Tyng's soundtrack. Remember people, he did FUTURAMA too.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9 a.m. CST

    TV Guide's Matt Roush pulls no punches...

    by Pennsy

    This morning in his review: "So I come back from a week away, and what should await me but a time warp to a long-forgotten (and happily so) era of kitschy schlock. Courtesy, naturally, of NBC, whose new regime appears to be operating under an embargo banning anything with a shred of originality. Two hours of American Gladiators (which I skipped) followed by two hours of Knight Rider (which I forced myself to endure). Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a forgettable night—unless you enjoy the rubbernecking spectacle of watching a network slip further into the abyss of cultural irrelevancy. (You doubt me? I guess you missed the promos for Monday’s newest reality gem, My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad.) <p> "The new (more or less) Knight Rider wasn’t really a show, more like the longest car ad in human memory: "Brought to you by the star of our show, (name of car)." Almost made you pine for the good old days of the writers’ strike. <p> "Despite a few contemporary touches—one of the heroes (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) is a lesbian cop, not that it made her actually interesting, beyond her gratuitous Baywatch-lite entrance—this was about as old-hat as TV gets, a creaky jalopy tricked out with wooden lead actors, leaden pacing and abysmal writing. Wonder what NBC’s superior Chuck (developed by the previous regime) would be like without wit and engaging characters? Here’s your answer. <p> "The GPS in my rental car last Christmas had more personality than Val Kilmer’s drone as the voice of KITT. I swear there were times I detected a yawn as KITT nagged the cocky son-of-Michael Knight, but maybe that was just me. (Kilmer was a last-minute replacement for Will Arnett, who might have conveyed a welcome droll irony, but it only served to remind me how William Daniels’ haughty line readings was the sole asset of the original series.) <p> "I’m with the show’s heroine, Sarah (Deanna Russo), who during her first reluctant joyride in KITT’s cabin, was heard to gripe: “This isn’t fun at all” and “How much more of this do I have to take?” (Sadly, there was at least another hour of show to go at that point.) Watching Russo and future trivia answer Justin Bruening ride around while the car did all the heavy lifting, they might as well have been saying, “Look, ma, no talent!” I especially appreciated the scene when the generic bad guy shot and killed Mike’s mom, causing the stars’ emotions to surge, running the gamut (apologies to Dorothy Parker) from A to A-minus. <p> "In industry-speak, this Knight Rider movie is what’s known as a "backdoor pilot." (Scary thought, right?) But a lemon by any other name is still a lemon."

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:06 a.m. CST

    I think

    by tme2nsb

    They intended it to feel like from the 70s/80s - cheese and all. I mean really, didn't it seem kind of old fashioned?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST

    tvguide.com responses

    by DeSandman

    It seems that writers for tv guide agree with the talkbackers about how bad Knight Rider was. But people responses on the articles are all positive for the movie. They found it "enjoyable," "fun," and "entertaining." These people must have been watching Viper reruns by accident.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Without William Daniels...

    by tvspace

    ... as Kitt's voice, I could care less. Are you telling me "Hey Mike" is the best they can come up with? Sorry, this is going nowhere fast.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:48 a.m. CST

    WTF did I just watch!!!!!!

    by Garfy99

    Well everyone's suspicions as to whether the new Knight Rider would suck were answered on Sunday, did a 2 year child and crayons write the script, the characters were boring.Than there's the new KITT which was stupid, Val Kilmer as the voice made me puke, they must have paid Hasselhoff in alcohol to even consider embarrassing himself in this trainwreck, but don't worry folkes we all know NBC will green light this piece of shit for a new television series.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:51 a.m. CST

    We All Watched a Ford Commercial....

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    There were way too many Ford commercials, so much so that I would not want to buy a Ford because of it. KITT also did jack shit compared to the old one. Turbo Boast? No. Not impressed....

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:55 a.m. CST

    A dude and his car... Thats all the show was originally

    by modlight

    How did we get a female lead, heart to hearts about old relationships. That whole movie should've been the first half hour of a pilot. Holy shit it was awful.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10 a.m. CST

    This wasn't even as good as Bionic Woman

    by kenmc71

    Of all the "Knight Rider" follow-ups/reboots/remakes, this was the worst. First of all, *that* was not KITT, simply an ugly-ass car with a voice, and it screamed "Bring back the Trans-AM!" The plot was straight out of the '80s, and it wasn't simply nostalgia, it was "Antiques Roadshow." I'm thinking that it was probably the draft of an original KR script that was rejected back in the day. And David Hasselhoff...added nothing with his appearance. Yes, the new Knight Rider looks and feels like it was written in twelve days. It occurred to me later that another (and darker) route that the new Knight Rider could have taken (based on the throwaway line about how "creepy" KITT's search capabilities were) was to portray the "current" world as being much more tightly under government control (due to the development and misuse of KITT's technology). This would be more in keeping with the change in atmosphere that's made the new BSG a classic. But, since this is a plot bunny that will never grow into a rabbit, I will simply sigh wistfully.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Would have been better if...

    by nahdogg

    after the 2 minute "I have to take a pee break" if Mike would have moved in to kiss the girl and touched her face and she responds with "did you wash your hands?"

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:06 a.m. CST

    Kinda Lame

    by picardsucks

    Did the new ambiguosly gay Michael Knight have a fake penciled on 5 o'clock shadow??? Why not just kill him off and put Hoff in the car ???

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST

    "You killed my mother"

    by nahdogg

    Mike is mad for like 10 seconds, last words to dying mother are "don't talk". And WTH after KITT smashes the suv in the final chase the evil European says "This doesn't change a thing." Worst 2 hours of TV since Sci-fi's Alien Scarecrow from Hell 2nd Dimension.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    I'm glad I didn't watch!

    by porterdsgn

    I refused to watch this for the sole fact that they made K.I.T.T. a fucking Mustang!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    it's sitting in my tivo... waiting

    by irrelevntelefant

    I'm saving watching it for when i get really constipated and need a "little help".... sounds like it'll loosen up my bowels real good<P> as for going with kilmer over arnett- arnett does v.o. work on gm commercials... the people at gm were not happy with the idea of him voicing a ford. <p> i had such hopes for kilmer after 'kiss kiss, bang bang', now i lay in wait for him to show up on 'celebrity rehab' cause he had to be fucking high as a spy satellite to take this job... <p> oh yeah, fords suck. they should have waited a year and used the new dodge challenger (the official midlife crisis car of 2009)

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST

    2 HOUR KNIGHT RIDER = LONG FORD COMMERCIAL

    by J-Dizzle

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:40 a.m. CST

    William Daniels, William Daniels, William Daniels...

    by tvspace

    William Daniels, William Daniels, William Daniels, William Daniels, William Daniels, William Daniels, William Daniels, William Daniels! ... that is all.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Booooo.

    by FalconJones

    no turbo boost, no jumps, no ejector seats, no convertible, no super pursuit mode? and no sarcasm from kitt? this was supposed to be a more 'advanced' model then the trans am? huh?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Convoluted mess

    by GodMars

    Yeah, uh, no...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    I just had a bowel movement....

    by Uncapie

    ...oh, sorry, it was the Knight Rider movie. My mistake.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Terrible except for

    by snowpuff

    the last two seconds, which was a nice touch.<br> <br> But terrible for all the obvious reasons, along with the same mistakes they made in remaking Mission Impossible. You don't shit on the original characters. Michael Knight's character would never abandon his son. KITT's voice would never change. KITT is always programed with a sense of humor. When you fail to respect the original, you make the remake pointless.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 11:57 a.m. CST

    still better than Knight Rider 2000

    by lynxpro

    The only good thing about that failure of a reboot was the Pontiac Banshee which Pontiac never brought to market. Yes, Michael Knight was in it and so was the original KITT, but the way they killed off Devon caused the whole thing to jump the shark before we knew the meaning of that phrase. That and gun control. Sh'yeah, that'll happen in America.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    needs to be retooled...

    by lynxpro

    The plot holes need to be fixed. Why was FLAG dormant? How come the designer of KITT can re-activate FLAG and not a Devon Miles'ish head of the organization? Shouldn't Michael Knight be the head of Knight Industries? Why is Michael Traceur's name "Traceur" instead of "Knight" or "Long"? Was that his mother's last name? Sorry, but I don't remember her from the original series. He should've been the son of Michael and Bonnie. Where's RC3? Oh wait, the diversity card was played with Traceur's hispanic best friend, my bad. What's with moles and the actresses? Is the female FBI agent a lipstick lesbian or a trendy bisexual (not that I mind). Is Traceur so much of a man that he often requires 2 or more ladies at once to satisfy him? Again, good move, but Hasselhoff in the original series had so much Captain Kirk swagger to him that they didn't need to "show" us that he was capable of pulling that off. I guess, sometimes it pays off in terms of characterization to have over-zealous censors to worry about. But the series needs to be FUN. There wasn't much fun with this. That's what needs to be addressed when this goes to series. And the theme music isn't bombastic enough like the original. They should check out what has been done to the *Doctor Who* theme music for the upcoming Series4. Totally bombastic, which conveys that it is going to be exciting. So the bassline for Knight Rider needs to be kicked up and embrace the great original theme. And add the voice over to the end like the original. That should've been done when KITT exited the C-130 at the end. Its the little things that add up...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:10 p.m. CST

    and...

    by lynxpro

    ...the voice over should either be the original one [done by the deceased actor who played Wilton Knight] or by Hasselhoff himself.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Michael Traceur's grandfather

    by DeSandman

    I know who Mike's grandfather is. It's Austin Powers. Austin Powers fathered Michael Long. That's why Knight's chest is so hairy and all women love him. He has Power's mojo. Now we get to see if Mike Traceur has inherited the Austin Power's hairy chest/mojo gene.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Ratings in. STOP. Apocalypse just around corner. STOP.

    by Pennsy

    9PM: 12.35 million <p> 9:30 - 12.61m <p> 10 - 12.75m <p> 10:30 - 13.12m. The only time it WASN'T #1 in the 18-49 demo was 9:30-10PM, per PI Feedback.com

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Bigger, Stronger, Faster, It's the BIONIC CAR

    by captain_kirk

    Geesh, the nanobot thing is stupid. geesh. The CGI of bullets bouncing off, basically? Abandoning wholly KITT's MOLECULAR BONDING? Val Kilmer was the most lively part of the movie. There were dumb discussions in the worst parts (ie about to get shot, let's talk about where daddy went). Mom, whom we meet for 5 seconds, gets it. Michael Knight shows up for no reason whatsoever and leaves. Period. No explanation. No KITT (ie Trans Am). Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. Will Arnett's lucky he got his ass yanked off the project. What's funny is that I thought, as I did for Batman Forever, that Val Kilmer would make an AMAZING KITT VOICE. And he WOULD HAVE. If only the script were written for HIM. So much potential went kablooey. It's sooo sad. The plot itself was both a rip-off and inexplicable renunciation of the original series. The shape-shifting thing was done on such a close-up / fast-cut-away level that if it were interesting to watch, we couldn't enjoy it. That the nanobots don't work when the computer is off...? What happened to molecular bonding, dammit?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    This will get a series order by St. Patrick's Day..

    by Pennsy

    if not sooner, by those numbers. Dexter, OTOH, got a 5.2 rating/9 share, with about 8 million viewers seeing the cleaned-up pilot.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    crappy writing...BLACK RIVER?

    by captain_kirk

    Did they really do that? BLACK RIVER? Ha ha, NOT blackWATER, but black RIVER?! HA HA, aren't we sooooo crafty?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:36 p.m. CST

    lynxpro...plotholes...

    by captain_kirk

    I haven't even gotten to the plotholes yet. You're write on every count. Why was the foundation "dormant"? How can someone who was squirreled away, who had no role whatsoever in FLAG after creating the AI, start it up again. And this time, with the FBI's HELP? The idea of a private law enforcement group is silly enough, but to undermine that premise by making KITT work for the FBI? COME ON! Now it's SPY KITT. Oh, and shouldn't it be the CIA, not the FBI>?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    pursuit mode questins...

    by captain_kirk

    pursuit mode always existed on KITT, didn't it? The RC3 fix, though, was that random parts of the car could be popped out and the car would go really really fast. and become a convertible. you know, coming to think of it, we didn't have a single turbo boost moment. i'll write more on that in a sec.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:41 p.m. CST

    WHERE THE F*CK was TURBO BOOST?

    by captain_kirk

    Are they so worried about scratching their car that they abandoned TURBO BOOST?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    Looking forward to Manimal: The Next Generation

    by captain_kirk

    Better yet....Team Manimal.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    captain_kirk

    by chiahead

    if memory serves accurately, super pursuit mode never existed prior to RC salvaging kitt after an attack by goliath. He installed that, the Emergency Braking System and the hard top convertible mode but I'm pretty sure there wasn't a regular Pursuit Mode prior to that- only the turbo boost. In any event, talking about the original series has been infinately more fun for me than sitting through the last half hour of that trite, poorly written, under-considered and piss poorly acted/paced piece of commercial crap.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:06 p.m. CST

    THIS is why we supported the writers during the strike???

    by Acappellaman

    Seriously, that was bad. I think the WORST thing about it was the sound. Half of the time I couldn't even hear the dialogue - it was buried underneath all the other noise, especially Kilmer. Granted, he sounded like he was drugged the whole time, AND uninterested. <p> Another gripe - when Michael stopped in the road so the truck would hit them, did I somehow miss something that must've anchored KITT to the road? KITT may be bulletproof, but he can't defy the laws of physics. Once the truck hit him, he SHOULD have been thrown back after the collision, but somehow became immovable. <p> The first big chase scene was edited something awful. the cutaways were terrible - it killed the momentum of the chase. <p> I had hoped this would be good, but I wasn't impressed.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Didn't the Bionic Woman have big ratings for the pilot?

    by TVguy4566

    The name Knight Rider and the massive marketing push NBC did for the show guaranteed that the pilot movie was going to get big ratings. What the ratings will be 4 shows in will be a better judge.<br><br> I think the Sarah Connor Chronicles' ratings have dropped bigtime since it's monster pilot ratings.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Sarah Connor Chronicles is GOOD

    by Acappellaman

    I was expecting it to be utter trash, but I've found it to pleasantly enjoyable. I thought it would really bother me that there were more Terminators sent back for John, but it really hasn't. Summer Glau is AWESOME. The interview with the counselor cracked me up last week. I don't see this show lasting more than a few seasons at most, but I'll enjoy it while it's here.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:10 p.m. CST

    devon

    by Bouncy X

    they sorta had no choice to kill him off in that 2000 movie since the actor had died.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST

    I want the 80's back, motherfucker.

    by nicegoogly

    What? Did I just watch a movie where to two leads sat in a fuckin' car for two hours and talked? I already saw Little Miss Sunshine. There was absolutely no feeling in this shit. The original, 80's cheese, yes, but fun. Like the original Incredible Hulk. There was something endearing about the characters. This boy-band embryo that Mikey was did not bring anything significant to the character. We are unaware of how noble he was (The Hoff was a cop), and "restarting the Foundation" shit at the end seemed tacked on. If you are opening this up to a new generation, then you need to give a little more background. More exposition would have been a lot better than seeing KITT question the male lead's sexuality. I give it a tie with Bionica Lewinsky.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Booooo part 2

    by FalconJones

    why was the FBI agent being a lesbian rubbed in our faces? what was the importance of that scene? how did that affect her lame character in any way? lynxpro - all your points are right on. you should submit a re-tooled script to the NBC idiots.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Horrible Show! Screw NBC

    by DrPain

    OMG what a wreck that was last night. They couldn't even get the damn theme music right. I had high hopes, but it didn't last past the opening credits and val kilmers voice. You know, I wanting to cheer at the Micheal Knight cameo, but then they make him come in at a funeral?? WTF, yeah, thats something to smile and cheer at. This could have been a fun and action packed joyride of a show, instead it was boring, over stylized and edited by some micheal bay imbred cousin. And don't get me started about the acting, directing and writing. You suck NBC and just should have let us have our real Knight Rider movie, the one that was going to theatres, now you just ruined that hope. Oh, and the cheap effects were so bad. I AM ANGRY!!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Private security firms

    by Jor-El23

    They're the newest shadowy cabal for 21st Century TV/movie writers. Jericho has one, Knight Rider has one. I'm sure there was one on Bionic Woman and maybe 24

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Marginally Watchable

    by codefool

    This Knight Ridger was just marginally watchable. Good thing I had it on TIVO instead of watching it live. Plus the theme music sucked ass. It was just a bunch of guitar noise. Like a 5 year old grabed a guitar and started strumming. It makes Space Ghost Coast to Coast theme music seem like a Hit Single. Plus the shots at Black Water and the BS about Kitt hacking into everything in the world. Plus some science guy creates a smart car but makes it suspetiable to war driving!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Fasten your seat belt

    by codefool

    It also irked me that every scene they are getting shot at but yet they get in a buckle up. It seems like they got hammered by the same crowd that hammered Hannah Montana. And why do I have to watch a comerical during my TV show. Come on first they start advertising shows on top of the show they are playing, becoming worse screen graffiti artist than G4. Now the whole show becomes an advert for the Mustang.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST

    American Gladiators

    by codefool

    Just wanted to add an American Gladiators bitch. Why do they have a two hour special and cram it with an hour and a half worth of crap. Holy christ I mean it wasn't until the 21 minute mark when they got the the first event. I sware I fast forwarded through an hour and a half of crap in this show. Plus putting a movie trailer in the middle of a show, classless.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:03 p.m. CST

    The new Knight Rider

    by Sithdan

    The new version of "Knight Rider" makes "The Sarah Connor Chronicles" look like fucking Bill Shakespeare.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    You buncha twats will complain about anything.

    by Playkins

    At least it wasn't "Look how big of a liar I am" or some other lame fucking reality show.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Playkins

    by Jor-El23

    I'm trying to decide if they're complaining because they think the original Knight Rider was the height of intelligent social commentary, quick wit, a real scholarly pursuit to be studied through the ages, or if they're complaining because they think there are much better programs that aren't getting a chance on network TV. My guess is the former. Twats indeed.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    7.3/12 rating!

    by skywalkerfamily

    NBC is in the lead for the Knight!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Pennsy : uhhh Veronica Mars stole that line

    by ArcadianDS

    from Saturday Night Live in the late 80s. Mike Meyers did a recurring sketch about a German club show where the main character had a monkey and told people to touch it.<P> Veronica Mars HAHAHA

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    CHIA HEAD

    by captain_kirk

    Don't you remember when they'd chase people, they'd go REAL FAST through the streets...it wasn't just flooring the gas. It was pressing the "pursuit mode" button. Of course, the question is, how did pursuit mode make the car go faster than simply flooring the gas? Or, put differently, what happened when the gas was floored when pursuit mode wasn't on? I guess, my point, is that why did they need a pursuit mode to begin with.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    another beef...

    by captain_kirk

    the voice synthesizer was way cooler in the original series (even the first one with the flashing red square)

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:34 p.m. CST

    How about....

    by ericinwisconsin

    They set it in San Francisco. Dress Michael up in Edwardian clothes and let him kiss Kitt at the end... <br> Oh, you've heard that one already...

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:46 p.m. CST

    Unwatchable

    by Thunderbolt Ross

    I tried, but this show makes The Sarah Connor Chronicles look like the Sopranos.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Exactly what I expected

    by apersonofinterest

    I'm not sure what all of the complaining is about. Have you seen the original Knight Rider lately. That show was cool as shit when I was 12 or whatever and I imagine if I was 12 and saw this show, I would think it was cool as shit. I think they could have integrated the old with the new much better. Start the show off with the original Knight Rider and a de-agified Hoff like they did with the X-Men. Michael and the original KITT go out in a blaze of glory but Michael Knight lives and uses the explosion/car gone off the cliff/into the ocean or whatever to dissapear into the sunset and retire and then come back Racer X style to help Spee...I mean Mike Jr. from time to time. Or maybe he could be his Bruce Wayne to the new Batman or something. The cameo/pep talk deal at the end was lame.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    No Turboboost

    by codefool

    KITT without turboboost is like Burger King without a whopper. What are they gonna call it now, DayRider or BitchRider. Plus who's not going to notice a big cargo plan landing on the highway. Nothing to see here, move along. Plus they made Michael Knight a dead beat dad. Who fucked is that?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST

    It was a decent mess

    by skywalkerfamily

    Didn't the bad guy play Saunders in 24?

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Speaking of *Coupling*...

    by lynxpro

    I just thought I'd bring up the fact that the creator of the original British version of *Coupling* is Steven Effin' Moffat, the back-to-back Hugo Award winning writer of the very best episodes of the relaunched *Doctor Who*, which have been "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances", "The Girl in the Fireplace", and most recently "Blink". And "Blink" did horror without any gore or actual violence. Moffat also created the very funny yet British Seinfeld-esque series *Joking Apart* which I actually preferred to *Seinfeld* except for in the case of the last two seasons of *Seinfeld*. *Knight Rider* could really use a script penned by Moffat, who is on contract to pen some scripts for Spielberg and who was just in Los Angeles this weekend. I seriously suggest that any NBC staff monitoring this talkback should seriously consider hiring him to write a script. It would definitely be a classic. And speaking of the American version of *Coupling*, one of its actresses is on NBC's *Lipstick Jungle* while one of its actors is on NBC/SciFi's *Eureka*.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    ericinwisconsin

    by lynxpro

    For your plot to work, you need Eric Roberts as the villain! But seriously, why bag on the *Doctor Who* tv movie? Its still better than most of the new episodes outside of the ones written by Steven Moffat and Paul Cornell, and certainly heads-and-shoulders above anything that RTD has written for the show. Then again, you might be referencing *Sherlock Holmes Returns*.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 5:48 p.m. CST

    since NBC reuses actors...

    by lynxpro

    ...I highly recommend NBC does Michelle Ryan a solid and cast her as an agent of BlackRiver who tries to seduce and eliminate Michael Traceur Knight. I mean, if you chaps have to have a villain be British and wear eye-liner, you might as well get a hottie to fill that role. And I'd definitely prefer Michelle for that role over some Michael Des Barres wanna-be.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Didn't think it was too bad

    by Philvis

    The only gripe I really had was at the beginning I thought I was watching a Ford commercial. KITT passed a couple Focus's, Edge, Fusion, etc. I was having flashbacks to the Transformers desert driving scene. The only other complaint I really had was that the CGI was absolutely horrible. Other than that, it was what I expected from a Knight Rider tv show. It entertained and that was enough. I didn't expect anything profound.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    NEXT SUNDAY!!! ONLY ON NBC!!!!

    by Karuma

    THE RETURN OF TEAM KNIGHT RIDER 2009!!!...starring Johnathan Lipniki and McCauley Culkin..and as the voices of the KITT's.....Ariana Huffington, Martin Short, Elliott Gould, John-Rys Davies, and Armin Shimmerman. Written and directed by some guy we found over by the trainyard.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 7 p.m. CST

    lol @ all of you who actually watched it.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    I said it when it was announced that this sounded like a total turd shit of NBC's ass and lo an behold the reviews come back that it's a nice stinky one too. Color me shocked.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:06 p.m. CST

    This Pilot Was Much Better Than I thought It Would Be!

    by Real Deal

    Not bad at all. It shows alot of promise and I want a Cobra more than ever now!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Re : AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    by Real Deal

    Oops! I guess you can't read! LOL! http://www.aintitcool.com/node/34497 http://www.syfyportal.com/news424730.html LOL!

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Traceur Rideur

    by Napoleon Park

    @-suit Mode = Car Go Fastee

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Kraken - Are you fucking high?

    by Bass Bastardson

    The thing that made the original Knight Rider was "the cast of characters feeling like real people"? Really? You really just went on record as saying that Knight Rider was a show grounded in realistic characters? My mind is fucking blown friend.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:26 p.m. CST

    As "Tweeki" would say..."Beedee, beedee..."

    by Uncapie

    "Up yours, Kitt!'

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Not as good as Heroes

    by SamBlackChvrch21

    But hopefully the writers will shape up and start to write more compelling, less anti-climatic stories. I was really hoping for a reveal of Michael Knight on his death bed telling his son he was restarting the foundation and wants him to drive the car. Basically give him the speech the old man gave hasselhoff in the pilot of the original series. On a side note, I am quite impressed with Fox's Terminator show

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    Seriously, I Could Have Made A Better 'Knight Rider'

    by skoobyx

    And so could any of you. And Memories of Murder if he's still around.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 10:05 p.m. CST

    KNIGHTEUR RIDEUR - POSEUR DELUXEUR.

    by Pennsy

    Wordeur.

  • Feb. 18, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    i need whatever drugs.....

    by slkboxrman

    the majority of u are smoking.....it was pretty good....this is another case of "raping my childhood" syndrome...and im not surprised by the negative reactions.....and really not surprised by the "bad cg" comment....like i said in another talkback... if i had a dollar for everyone that bitched about bad cg and bad story id be rich. get a life, its a TV show, dont like it , dont watch it.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 12:20 a.m. CST

    K.I.T.T. needed goatse boost

    by RobertBaron

    cause that's what NBC basically put on television

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 2:31 a.m. CST

    Ok Pilot.... but needs some changes.

    by hansello

    I'm coming into this talkback late, but I have read most of te comments. I like the idea of new Knight Rider and that it respects original continuity. However, I would like to see the following changed.<P> - Adjust the theme tune. By all means jazz up the original, but still make it sound similar. When the new tune started up it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.... and then when it descended into inaudible trash metal I felt hugely disappointed. Doctor Who has proven over the years how an original theme can survive decades by just small changes whilst respecting what it is.<P> - Get new writers. Take a leaf out of the BSG reboot. Lose the nostalic campness (Read lazy writing) and make the show interesting enough to return to each week. Self contained episodes aren't enough anymore and an ongoing story arc is essential in modern serials.<P> - Give Hasslehoff a small part as a background 'shadowy' figure, perhaps pulling the strings of the Federation's re-start. Maybe he has his own agenda? Also, put a familiar Trans Am into HQ's garage and have at least one episode where it's dusted off just to 'help out'.<P> - Develop a more detailed history of the Federation and make it interesting .... possibly in flashback. - Finally, if we must have such a big cast for what used to be a 'one man and his car show', give them something to do via their own storylines.<P> Other than that, nice attempt at the new show. Kinda like most of it, but looking forward to better written episodes.<P>

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 2:37 a.m. CST

    .......and Mike Traceur has to change his name.

    by hansello

    Michael Long had to adopt the name of Knight. Then so too must the new Michael.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 6:50 a.m. CST

    What bothered me the most...

    by Supermans

    opening intro stunk...Mike with two girls in bed was stupid...Blatant lesbianism inuendo stupid..Disgruntled Iraq war vet alla Cindy Sheehan is very stupid....Original KITT disassembled in garage stupid...no molecular bonded shell is stupid...Why not have the nano tech on top of the molecular bonded shell?... Should have had The Hoff driving to the funeral in the original KITT letting us know they are both still alive and still friends...Michael Knight used to call KITT buddy and pal and regarded the original KITT as a friend..New KITT seems too artificial while Anthony daniels gave KITT personality and life in the same fashion Johnny 5 had in Short Circuit...After driving so many miles to get to Vegas in a short time, how in the world did the bad guys just happen to be in the casino before KITT arrived?..How quickly KITT was hacked into was stupid...The original Knight RIder pilot is still a whole lot better and more fun than this....As cheesy as the original show was, I still would rather have it back than this new MTV style nonsense which is(teach the kids it is OK to have multiple girlfriends, sleep with them before marriage and have lesbian girlfriend you just meet the night before in a club and leave her in your bed naked..) I loved Knight Rider as a kid and at the moment I wouldn't want my kids watching this show.. I'll make sure they watch all the old episodes and enjoy great 80's TV along with A-team and Airwolf...

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    No TSSC takback? Too bad. The truth is

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    despite the fact they've screwed with Terminator canon after last night's episode I can say that this series is no longer on the bubble for me. I really like it. The stories and acting are both great. Who thought Brian Austin Greene would be able to leave his 90210 wussiness behind to be a future soldier.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST

    Street Hawk

    by pearlanddean

    Bugger the talking car, bring back Street Hawk right now!

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 7:39 a.m. CST

    Yeah, why sit in an armored car when

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    you can be exposed to bullets while riding your bike really fast. Try that crap in NYC rush hour and see how far that gets you.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 7:42 a.m. CST

    I like it

    by BetaSword

    Just seen it, and i really think, that it's like BATTLESTAR GALACTICA a really good way to begin the series. First of all, it's continuing the Original Series, and second, they're not altering anything from the original Story of the good old KnightRider. Therefore the new K.I.T.T. is meant to be the second and utilizes other means to sustain enemy fire than the old K.I.T.T. did. All in all, it really think it's worth to be watched.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:27 a.m. CST

    S.H.I.T.T 3000

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    No Turbo Boost, No Ejecting Seats, No Super Pursuit Mode, No Performance. My 2008 Honda Accord is better than than this K.I.T.T. I guarantee you I could shake a Ford Explorer in a mountain pass....

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I love it...

    by Philvis

    I love how some folks hate this show and expect you to hate it as well because obviously they are right. Last I checked there is a variety of shows on tv because not everyone likes the same thing. I loved me some Knight Rider back in '84 and I thought the pilot was decent enough. I didn't expect some balls to the wall tv show that would be Emmy worthy. I just expected something entertaining and I was entertained. I definitely prefer the original KITT, but Kilmer wasn't too bad as the voice and the Mustang Cobra started to grow on me. Sorry to disagree with those who obviously know better.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 11:56 a.m. CST

    lynxpro

    by ericinwisconsin

    Either/Or. Take your pick. I wasn't happy with some aspects of Doctor Who: The Movie. On reflection, it looks better than it did back then, but still not up to the current series. RTD is not my fave DW writer, but I can still watch his stuff. <br><br> The point I was making is that if you're going to piss off the fans, why not use techniques that have worked TWICE already? :)

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST

    @Grammaton Cleric Binks

    by photoboy

    How has TSSC screwed with canon (aside from already ignoring T3)? Not that I mind, I agree last night's episode was awesome, it's a shame so many people seem to have written the show off already.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 3:23 p.m. CST

    It had, hands down, the cheesiest moment

    by jim

    in TV history: KITT talking to the daughter, asking about her mother, puts on his screen a picture of the mother and daughter. Then she tells KITT her mother is dead and we see the picture slowly fade to black.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Yeah, where's the Terminator talkback?

    by digitalcos

    Cause, seriously, that show has gotten better with each episode. There was a hell of a lot to geek about in last night's. Kyle, HKs, the time machine...

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 5:34 p.m. CST

    I dig the Terminator series

    by lynxpro

    Who would'a thunk Brian Austin Greene could play a badazz? And he's doing it well! I like how the series took a dump on T3 and negated it. The show is doing far better than I thought it would without one single original cast member involved. Although I'd totally geek out if they somehow convinced Arnold to do a cameo.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Teminator was good last night

    by MGTHEDJ

    I wish Michael Biehn could come back. Maybe make him Kyle's father (John Conner's grandfather.) Nice to see Johnathan Jackson getting some work.-----later----m

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST

    KR 2008 Stunk

    by oosamon

    I laughed myself to sleep. When is Journeyman coming back? Just kidding. But not really.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST

    This should would have been good

    by Itchy

    if the David Hasslehoff cameo at the end was done by the drunk, shirtless, cheeseburger eating Hoff from that video, rather than the "horrible actor trying to act" Hoff. That being said, the show made me want to stab my eyeballs out with with the penis bone of a fully mature Yak. Congrats, NBC - you have laid the fattest, sweatiest turd of the season. Get The Office back on post-haste. Shit - I'd rather watch ER than this.

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST

    KITT 2THOUSAND DISASSEMBLED...

    by captain_kirk

    You know, I was not fully watching at that moment. I saw the license plate, wondering if KITT was somehow in that garage, too. Was KITT really in parts? Or was that extra parts? Any thoughts?

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 10:13 p.m. CST

    And How Did The Driver's Side Window Replace Itself?

    by skoobyx

    Or is that a special feature?

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 10:25 p.m. CST

    captain_kirk

    by Supermans

    Let us hope it was just spare parts for the original KITT and not have it dissasembled now twice in two very bad Knight Rider pilot's/episodes..

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    as good as the original pilot

    by Maniaq

    -which was not great... hansello I'm totally with ya - ESPECIALLY about that FUCKING NU-METAL CRAP posing as the theme song - GET RID OF THAT SHIT QUICK!! <p> and yes Mr Traceur should now be Mr Knight - just to be totally confusing - and he should have driven away from that funeral in a black Trans Am... <p> Also - fuck giving those other characters something to do - GET RID OF THEM! Fuck that mechanic OFF for a start and fucking sexual tension girl can fuck right off too. The lesbian can hang around if she's not in EVERY FUCKING EPISODE and you might just have something there...

  • Feb. 19, 2008, 10:59 p.m. CST

    and what's with all the Terminator fanboys?

    by Maniaq

    FUCK OFF TO YOUR OWN TALKBACK CUNTS - oh right you don't HAVE ONE coz that show is so SHIT...

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    It was written in 12 days...and felt like it. UTTER SHIT.

    by Big Dumb Ape

    First of all, I TOTALLY agree with Supermans above who noted: "As cheesy as the original show was, I still would rather have it back than this new MTV style nonsense which is(teach the kids it is OK to have multiple girlfriends, sleep with them before marriage and have lesbian girlfriend you just meet the night before in a club and leave her in your bed naked..) I loved Knight Rider as a kid and at the moment I wouldn't want my kids watching this show."<p>The whole desperately trying to be "sexually hip" angle was downright stupid and misplaced in a show about a talking car. I agree with Supermans -- the original show was clearly aimed at younger kids and was simply fun, while this thing right from the start was taking itself too seriously. Which leads to the biggest problem of all...<p>...Namely the fucking car didn't DO anything. Great, bullets bounce off it. Check, got it, saw that SFX shot repeated 2 or 3 times. Oh, and guess what -- the car goes fast which is only what I'd expect a Mustang to do that even I fucking bought right off of the lot. Other than that...nothing. And for a freakin' 2 hour premiere that is just criminal. And once you had the lame and cliched and cookie cutter set up that Mike Traceur was a race driver, fucking give me a break -- like we didn't know there was going to come a point where KITT's computer would go down so he just HAD to drive the car to prove why HE should be behind the wheel. Note to screenwriter: next time try to be a little more creative in the cliches you use. Oh wait -- this was the same ass bragging that he wrote this pilot in under 12 days, which it showed.<p>Finally the Hoff's appearance was a TOTAL waste. As someone else noted, what, you brought Michael Knight back JUST so you could pull a Singer SUPERMAN RETURNS and make Michael into another runaway deadbeat dad? A far, far better scene would have been when the wife got shot for Knight and the original KITT to bust up the scene and arrive to push the crooks back onto the road...Davison in toe...and to then have a THREE way car chase with the new KITT, the old KITT and the villains. THAT would have been bad ass and more fun and worthy of a climax to relaunching the show.<p>But hey, that's the shit you get served when you pound crap out in 12 days for a paycheck.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST

    I loved the original back in the day.

    by Sprout

    I'm the UK so I downloaded it and have sat through it twice. While it has it's problems (all of which have been mentioned above) I think with a few tweaks this could be a good show, the butchering of the theme tune is its worst crime IMO.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Val Kilmer sucks ass!

    by Nesstar

    It would have been better if Will Arnet was playing Kitt. That's one of the main reasons I was excited about the new series in the first place.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Not that bad (in context anyway)

    by _Maltheus_

    <p>The original show was pretty shitty too, so I gave this one some slack. And it bored me a lot less than Bionic Women. I actually kind of liked the new Kitt. Yeah, they need to bring back turbo boost and they still may. But I was laughing my balls off when he showed the picture of the Indian crying when Mike dropped a potato chip. This Kitt knows how to cross-reference in a snap and that makes it a little more interesting to me. I also laughed after complaining that no truck trailer could be that wide, only to see later that it was a air transport. In theory, that means they won't be stuck in L.A. (or even America) all the time. And of course, the appearance by the Hoff was cool.</p> <p>Now the bad. Right off the bat, I was not liking the kiddie actors. Granted they're probably in their 30s, but they look like they're in their early 20s and I just can't take that shit seriously. The writing needs work, but it is a pilot and they suck, more often than not. Did the mother think she was Rambo, pulling her pistol out on all those guys with automatic weapons? Also, they couldn't crack those hard drives, but they could crack Kitt in seconds? And Kitt couldn't just shut off his Wi-Fi instead? Unless they were 'microwave jam' hacking him. I get that the original show had bad writing, but we live in different times now. Still, I'd watch a few more episodes before I give up on it. It ain't in Journeyman's league, but it may be good popcorn/Smallville type fun.</p>

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Ford Can Even Run Their Own Company...

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    ...and yet we see them making artistic decision on KR, like vetoing Arnett, and turning the entire pilot into a commercial.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Touch my monkey...

    by Hamtaro Hentai

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Touch my monkey...

    by Hamtaro Hentai

    Wasn't that from the 'Sprockets' bit on SNL by Mike Meyers? Never saw VM. Also, this show looked like DVR'ing it would be a waste of magnetism. Was it any good?

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST

    This sucked!

    by Violator90

    So, people are talking more on Terminator instead of that sucky ass rehash of KNIGHT RIDER. . . that has GOT to say a shit load on this movie.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Ford didn't veto Arnett, GM did...

    by lynxpro

    Granted, I think Val Kilmer was the best choice. Arnett sounded like someone trying to sound tough. Kinda like how Adam Carolla sounded tough on "Love Line" many years ago before anyone saw what he looked like, similar to the Wizard of Oz.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 5:08 p.m. CST

    I love the new Terminator series.

    by The Outlander

    The last few episodes of Terminator have been very strong and show keeps getting better each week. As much as I love the first two Terminator films, I think the series is well on it way to eclipsing both of them, in terms of acting, character development and story. Also I thought the Knight Rider TV movie was a lot better than I expected it to be, though I expected it to be absolutely awful. There is only one way to go from there.

  • Feb. 20, 2008, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Mezzanine had it right

    by Green Arrow

    Shit.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 12:23 a.m. CST

    SO MANY THINGS TO CRITICIZE, SO LITTLE TIME

    by Epsilon

    Yeah, this thing lost me from the get-go. I don't want to watch a show about a lesbian cop or a gambling addict racecar driver having an orgy. I could create a better script in 12 hours than this douchebag did in 12 days. The car looked awesome, and I do wish I could trade my red mustang gt in for a black cobra kr, but that's about it.

  • Feb. 21, 2008, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Hagakure: Knight Boat!

    by mbeemer

    It was called "Thunder in Paradise" and starred Hulk Hogan, and was unsurprisingly COMPLETELY unwatchable even though Carol Alt was a supporting player.<p><p> And that was a DAMN shame! <sigh>

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Continuation

    by BetaSword

    Red Shirt said: No KARR, No GOLIATH = no watchy Well, since it#s a continuation to the Series, those Vehicles,that also used the Molecular Armor are already destroyed, and that sayed Armor is lost, so utilizing Nanotech, to virtually render Kitt invulnerable to Damage is quite a logic way to make him durable. Also i liked the Way, they completely ignored the KnightRider3000-Movie and TeamKnightRider(which really sucked). As it goes for me, i would really like to see this new KnightRider as a new Series.

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