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

Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Socialvegetable, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Socialvegetable

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    Haha. Wait, you like Peter Cullen?

    I think Frank Welker could do an amazing job as KITT or KARR. Then again, Frank Welker could do an amazing job voicing anything.
     
  2. Optimus Scourge

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    Um, the original KARR in the episode "Trust Doesn't Rust" KARR is played by Peter Cullen.
     
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    No apologies necessary, that's the point- to discuss and debate. I understand the point of a pilot episode and all that, I'm just saying it was a total snoozefest, and as a pilot lacked a hook to grab me and keep me around for another few episodes. I'll watch it for a bit when it does start to air because I'm willing to see if it eventually gets into the spirit of the original (or just becomes decent on its own). Right now though, it just reeks of generic action tv fodder.
     
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    The series to be better, needs to give mike better motivation, get kitt a better voice, Get rid of one of the chicks(give the other more screen time /better writing) Get rid of the useless dorky partner character. Add a character that has class and can act to act as the devon of the series. That guy from the first season of bones would be good.
     
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    Fair enough :)  as we agree to dissagree lol.....
     
  7. SmokescreenWRX

    SmokescreenWRX Dude. Wait, what?

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    Wow. Terrible. Just awful.
    The acting was abysmal.
    The theme song was butchered.
    No super tech in the cockpit of the car? WTF? No turbo boost?
    How is it a 550HP car driven by a supercomputer can't outrun an SUV?

    This was a 2-hour commercial fueled by FoMoCo, MTV, and NBC.
    The Hoff felt like an afterthought just to add extra hype fuel to the fire.
     
  8. Socialvegetable

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    Yes, yes he was. I was just kidding about you liking Cullen, since he's in your avatar and his signature was in your sig before. The Welker thing was just me tossing the idea around since it never dawned on me how awesome he would be as an evil KITT.
     
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    I liked it. It was actually a decent update of the original show, unlike the disastrous Bionic Woman remake. Also way better than that Viper show from the 90s.

    The Hasselhoff cameo was nice, but I want William Daniels and the original KITT to come back for an appearance if this makes it to an ongoing series. He was always the real star of the show, as far as I was concerned.
     
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    Yes he was and he was a much better kitt than Val kilmer.
     
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    I thought it was ok, my kids seemed to like it too.

    I loved the original when I was a kid.
     
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    While I like Val Kilmer's, if they decide to change KITT's voice later on for any reason, I will not object.
     
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    Well someone was suppose to be kitt, but for contractual issues well Val kilmer got the part. as far I know about this new knight rider well its cool, some flaws here and there, but it gots some moments that were exciting and funny but thats just me, so I'll be watching the series as soon when it comes on.
     
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    I was pretty disappointed in how plain KITT was. In the original, they made up all kinds of technologies and such that made KITT so futuristic. In the new series, KITT doesn't really do anything that's impossible (granted, his AI is still more advanced than current tech). Anyway, it is just the pilot, so they might have time in the series to show off new abilities and all. But seriously, no turbo boost?
     
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    Yeah, that was Will Arnett of Arrested Development fame. Apparently he's also the voice of GMC trucks, so even though he had already finished all the voice work for the pilot, they had to scrap it and start over with Val Kilmer. Arnett would have been perfect.
     
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    What channel does it come on? :confused2 
     
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    NBC
     
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    I watched. I liked it. I'll probably watch it again. Good action, even if it was given away in the teasers :( 
     
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    i gave it a b+ it was good and the ending was awesome
    to see the hoff i give that an a+ finding out
    your father drove the original kitt... there were two people
    who voiced kitt peter in kitt vs karr was paul frees
     
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    Oooooohhh, that would be a good one (and probably only a matter of time).

    KR was bad. Acting was bad, CG was terrible, action was boring, plot was practically non-existant. Pass.