Knight Rider is on...not sure that's a good thing though

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  1. Socialvegetable

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    The new Knight Rider is on - anybody else watching it? As a huge fan of the original, I'm severely disappointed thus far, but I'll reserve my judgments for the end.

    Yeah, this is worse than I expected...it just feels like a ford commercial with a slightly increased budget. I saw the Hoff's name in the opening credits though, but he'll probably just have a cameo as a drunk driver.
     
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    it's ok so far...still too early to tell. i want to see a "turbo boost" jump though!!! if KITT doesn't do that, it ain't KR! Of course, I can't help it...when he introduced himself as KITT, I was like "No you're not!"
    Was that the original KITT in the garage/workshop of that guy's house?
     
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    Of course it's a ford commercial...

    but it hasn't seemed TOO bad so far. I mean, compared to the (admittedly flawed) original...
     
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    i like it... i posted a link where you can win your own kitt car
     
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    P.S. that double spoiler looks retarded.
     
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    It comes on for me in about 28 minutes (from the time of this post). I can't wait to see it.
     
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    The prop steering wheel was there. It just looked like he had some parts strewn about, and the car that was there was the new KITT. I hope that's not the only KITT cameo we get - it'd be nice if they make it to FLAG HQ, and the old KITT is in storage there or something. We'll definitely see a turbo boost, I'm confident of that.
     
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    Yes. Also, apparently when you use a double spoiler, your car cuts through the air so hard that it becomes visible.

    Also, you'd think KITT would have the girl slide over into the driver's seat, since they're apparently on a 600mile road trip. Somebody's bound to notice a car going 200mph+ on autopilot over the course of that trip.
     
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    I have an '87 firebird, that's close enough for me. I'm not much of a Mustang fan.
     
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    I was hoping it'd be streamed on NBC.com, but no luck.

    I'll catch it down the road if it turns into a series and is released on DVD...so in about, oh, 18 months.
     
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    They keep calling it a premier, so as long as a bunch of people are tuning in, I'm pretty sure it'll continue in series form by Fall at the latest. Also, the production quality is kinda disappointing, but it definitely screams "doable TV series."
     
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    It is horrible. Val Kilmer is about the worst voice they could have chose for Kitt.

    I've already turned it off.
     
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    Agreed. I was excited for Will Arnett as KITT, but Val Kilmer is sooooo bad - as expected. I'm in this for the long haul though, before I can decide. The Hasselhoff cameo could still make my night.

    EDIT: I also can't stand Meathead McJock that's playing Mike Traceur.
     
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    if anyone misses it it's on next sat
     
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    that about sums it up. campy intro right out of mtv was the first eyeroller. then... and i expected a heavy dose of ford; but every single car on the road? about as laughable as the acting. kitt's voice was the icing on the cake. i didn't last 25 minutes and i can't get any of it back.
     
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    Agreed. Its as though MTV tried it's hand at making an action-oriented show, and Ford said "hey, not enough 16-25 year old boys already own Mustangs! Can we play too?"

    And yeah, just because it's a TV show doesn't mean the actors have to be horrible, but they are. I like how Val Kilmer wasn't even credited. Homage to Mr. Feeney or embarrassment on behalf of the makers?
     
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    lets see, Mike is first seen in bed with 2 ladies(what a stud), The police officer is a hot surfing Lesbian, Mike plays and beats Phil Laak in a high stakes Hold-Em poker game(Poker Pro cameos add instant cred). Gosh, How on earth did I not see the brilliance that this show is.
     
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    Haha, yeah not to mention he's an ex-green beret - totally believing that. I think he's actually an ROTC drop-out frat boy.
     
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    I liked those littlw spider things, reminded me of gene simmons toys in 'Runaway' .

    The car's cool , but barricade would kick it's ass
     
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    "Are you a homosexual?"

    HAHAHAHAH. Oh, boy, KITT does know everything.

    Also, crying Indian FTW.
     

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