• Dec 8, 2007
While it might be a dubious pursuit to rehash old B-level (or lower) TV series for a new generation, the possibility of a crap product has never stood in the way before. Indeed, the retreading of Knight Rider is underway, with shoots already taking place. Love it or hate it, it will hit the small screen, and if you can get over the fact that it's not the original, it might be fun. If it's rotten, it won't hang around long anyhow. It's not like the original series was Citizen Kane, so let's just be thankful that there's a new shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist.

Hollywood blog The ODI managed to finagle some time on a location shoot for the new series and snapped some stills. There's no shots of the new KITT, but our old pal the Knight Industries Two Thousand is there in this garage scene. The premise apparently is that the old KITT is being rebuilt in a garage/lab after being totaled. The shop is set up with automotive parts and tools, as well as much-later F-Body than the original (check out the taillights). We would have imagined that KITT's powerplant was something more exotic than a carbureted small block with an Eaton-style supercharger. Maybe that's the engine they removed to put in the exotic hydrogen turbine, or nuclear reactor, or whatever. Can we get a rewrite?

[Source: The ODI via SpoilerTV, Photos: The ODI]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      should at least be as good as the (crappy) Smokey and the Bandit tv series they did a few years back... :)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmmm...Yeah, I don't remember if they specifically mentioned it in the original series, but it was at least generally accepted that KITT had a turbine engine...
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think that we are overlooking the obvious - this is a "garage/lab" at Knight Industries???? Looks less high-tech than my garage. I doubt that this would be the "set" that houses the technology to rebuild a turbine-engined vehicle with advanced artificial intelligence http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knight_Rider

      Seems like a it has all the makings of a hoax - unless the plot is that some "good old boys" found KITT in a salvage yard and decided to "fix her up" for the big race, the road rally, or deliver the tax payment to the county seat before they forclose on Uncle Jesse's farm - oh, sorry, I was mixing 1980's TV metaphors....
        • 7 Years Ago
        make sure them jugs got water an' not 'shine. us dukes made a promise to the government of these here US of A states never tah run 'shine again and a duke don't break his word.
        oh yeah, this show is going to be horrible, hands down.
      • 7 Years Ago
      My guess is that most of the fans of the original show are no longer 8-years-old. From what I've read here, this retread has all the makings of a campy, low-budget failure. Look for it on your local CW affiliate somewhere around midnight, wedged between 'Who's The Boss' reruns and infomercials.
      • 7 Years Ago
      DHARMA LOGO!...*DUN DUN DUN*
      • 7 Years Ago
      Sweet!!!

      The new KIT is going to be a Scion. Wow. Didn't see that coming :)

      Jon

      http://www.sportscardriven.com
      • 7 Years Ago
      Uuuuh, what does the Scion xD have to do with this?
        • 7 Years Ago
        img147 dot imageshack dot us/img147/6674/whatlj1 dot png

        See for yourself o_O
        • 7 Years Ago
        That was weird. I saw the xD as well...after your second comment. Anyhow, I think it's fixed now.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's not the first time I see something weird happening with your gallery system, actually.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Oh, there goes.
        • 7 Years Ago
        What the hell, the xD is back.
      • 7 Years Ago
      It just won't be the same with a Mustang. They couldn't have painted a Screaming Chicken on a Camaro concept replica?

      Also, I'm predicting the Mustang will be the Knight Industries Three Thousand (or possibly Ten Thousand), based on nothing.
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