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#1 of 71 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted December 12 2007 - 05:35 PM

I was surprised to see this story at TV Guide.com. And I didn't see it posted after a search.

I guess they are making a new TV Movie and Hasselhoff has a guest role. Looks like the new CGI capability will allow the new KITT to be a transformer too.

I like the choice of car, Mustang Shelby GT500KR. The project is dubious though, but perhaps the new showrunner will do better then to dumb it down like Team Knight Rider.

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#2 of 71 OFFLINE   Jason Harbaugh

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Posted February 07 2008 - 07:23 AM

Apparently KITT just got recast.

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Only two weeks before it is scheduled to debut, Knight Rider has lost the voice of KITT, the talking car. NBC disclosed that General Motors had asked Will Arnett to drop the voice-over role, maintaining that it conflicted with his work as the announcer for GMC Trucks. (KITT is a Ford Mustang.) Arnett had previously recorded his Knight Rider work, which had become part of the already-completed Knight Rider episodes. NBC said Wednesday that it will replace the Arnett tracks in the next week with new tracks recorded by onetime Batman Val Kilmer. (Presumably the makers of the Batmobile will have no objection.)

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#3 of 71 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted February 07 2008 - 07:59 AM

Episodes? I thought it was just a movie/pilot try. I'd rather have Doc Holliday than GOB anyway.

#4 of 71 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted February 07 2008 - 02:15 PM

Isn't William Daniels still around? Why don't they hire him?

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Posted February 07 2008 - 02:16 PM

I wish they could've gotten William Daniels back.
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#6 of 71 OFFLINE   troy evans

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Posted February 07 2008 - 02:27 PM

After reading what the car can do and seeing the preview, it seems more like a relaunch of Viper than it does Knight Rider. Sometimes I wish they wouldn't remake classics. Some have been good, but, this one seems to be lackluster and forgetable.
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Posted February 08 2008 - 01:32 AM

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Posted February 08 2008 - 01:10 PM

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After reading what the car can do and seeing the preview, it seems more like a relaunch of Viper than it does Knight Rider. Sometimes I wish they wouldn't remake classics. Some have been good, but, this one seems to be lackluster and forgetable.

knightrider, classic. lol....

i enjoyed this very much as a kid. but i can't stomach it as an adult. i even wrote the show when i was a kid and they sent me a david hslhff fan packet. i was only 10 and like wtf!!! i liked the car, not this hairy man!
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#9 of 71 OFFLINE   Nelson Au

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Posted February 12 2008 - 04:12 AM

I see the Knight Rider ads here appearing on the HTF. NBC is really serious to relaunch this as a series with all the promotion that's been going on.

I wonder if that was Val Kilmer's voice in the new promos on the NBC Knight Rider site that the ad links to.

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Posted February 13 2008 - 11:43 AM

i think this new show is a direct follow up on the original.

actually what i should say is someone on the new show is related to someone on the first show.
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Posted February 17 2008 - 01:15 PM

Anyone watching this currently? Seems a little weird. I liked the 'theme' music so far, the rest is kinda meh...
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#12 of 71 OFFLINE   Diallo B

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Posted February 17 2008 - 01:41 PM

the show has some of the best hd i have seen on nbc. theme song was hot.

car is hot. stunts are hot.

acting, pacing and direction is TERRIBLE. i think this show will suffer the same fate as the bionic woman.

no more than ten eps if they don't change the direction really fast.

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Posted February 17 2008 - 02:06 PM

Given that there are actual Ford commercials featuring KITT it's a little more understandable that GM would object to Job doing the voice.
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Posted February 17 2008 - 02:15 PM

It is Val Kilmer voicing Kitt. LOL
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Posted February 17 2008 - 02:52 PM

I like it. The camp actually helps it ward off Bionic Woman syndrome, because it doesn't take itself nearly as seriously. And I like Val Kilmer as KITT.

Of course, we get absolutely no idea of what the show would be like. Other than that the women are all terrible actors and Mike isn't particularly great either.

Still, I'd watch the show if it goes to series.

Was that the original theme song with some new shit laid on over the top?

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Posted February 17 2008 - 03:03 PM

This is show a weird time warp at times with its cheesiness and updated technology. But I lurve the new "Bonnie" (Sarah), she's almost worth enduring the rest of the show, though the new Mike is a bit on the dopey side, but at least he's not as cheesy as the Hoff.
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#17 of 71 OFFLINE   todd s

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Posted February 17 2008 - 03:06 PM

I still wanted to see the Hoff leave in the original Kitt. So is this just a pilot movie or are their episodes?
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Posted February 17 2008 - 03:09 PM

It's a heavily modified version that's reminiscent of the original. It basically retains the same 'beat' fpr lack of a better description, the rest is all new.

But now that I've seen the whole thing, I have mixed feelings about it. I do not think they explained everything properly. It's like they completely ignored the events in the Knight Rider 2000 movie, in which KITT had been dismantled and was brought back and put into Michael's old Chevy, which was then put into the KIFT. Makes little sense to me.

Knight Rider was one of my favorite shows as I was growing up, but I never caught it when it originally aired since I was just born in the year it was created. I caught it weekdays after coming home from school and always enjoyed it and I bought the season DVDs because I enjoyed it so much. I really wanted to enjoy this 'fresh breath' into the series but it'll never be the same and I fear they may have ruined something that should have been left alone.
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Posted February 17 2008 - 03:09 PM

I watched the last hour or so with a nostalgic fan (never watched the original myself). She was annoyed most of the time, mostly with the parts where it felt more like "One Tree Hill" than Knight Rider.

I was mostly bored. You could see every single beat of this thing from a mile away, up to and including the cameo. A big "meh".

Kinda makes me thankful for how BSG turned out.

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Posted February 17 2008 - 03:13 PM

The new series is actually a direct sequel to the original series but I disagree about ojne thing. Sarah is not the new Bonnie. I half expected for Michael Hoff (David Hosselhoff) to become the father figure for this new series, taking up Devon Miles place for the new series.





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