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One week from today, we'll be watching Knight Rider, the 2-hour telemovie that resurrects KITT as a new car (Mustang) with a new voice (Val Kilmer), a new driver (Mike Traceur, son of Michael Knight), and, if ratings are good enough, a probable weekly gig in primetime next Fall. But lets not get ahead of ourselves. Before that can happen, the pilot needs to be a success, and we're as interested as everyone else in seeing what the network and executive producer Doug Liman have cooked up. Liman's body of work as a director and producer is so money that despite our fears, the Knight Rider reboot could actually work.

Then again, based on some of what we've seen in the commercials and promos so far, it could just as easily wind up being a giant black hole of suck. On the upside, we expect to be entertained either way. The latest TV spot introduces us to KITT's new, raspier voice and magic disappearing shifter. If you have any issues watching the fancy-schmancy NBC embed above, the YouTube version's pasted after the jump.

[Source: Knight Rider Online]





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      • 7 Years Ago
      It just... Isn't... The same... Honestly, I would have just gone with a late model Firebird... Screw the Mustang. While Mustangs are good cars, they don't get the point across.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i cant wait to see kitt get smoked by a ZR1

      the car that should have been kitt

      too bad it will never be allowed
        • 7 Years Ago
        maybe in a straight line. but no way on a track.
        • 7 Years Ago
        The new 725HP Shelby Supersnake will smoke that POC!(zr1)
      • 7 Years Ago
      So you guys want a Firebird like the original? which wasnt popular to begin with, hence why the show got canned? The Firebird hasnt had any popularity in ages it even went out of production for always been the Camaro's shadow...

      Everyone wants the original series which nobody watch, and everyone wants a GM product that wasnt even worthy to still be in production...

      New show new car...Its a no brainer to have a mustang when it has sold as many cars as it did....For starters How many mustang owners will watch the show compared to Firebird owners????wake up, theres more of a mustang following...

      • 7 Years Ago
      Is this really a NBC sourced Show? The only reason I ask is becuase NBC and GM are both owned by GE and Cross-Marketing has never been a problem for them.

      I believe I read somewheere that FORD paid for the car to be used but why???

      Also I really hate what they did to the car in attack mode. It looks completely WRONG! Especially the Rearend
      • 7 Years Ago
      face it ford rocks and chevys nock
      • 7 Years Ago
      wow, I didn't think I could care even less about this show, but now....
      • 7 Years Ago
      wow that promo is garbage. "im detecting a rise in body temperatures" oh wow now thats comedy. makes me want to watch it even less with futile attempts like that. is that the best nbc could do?
      • 7 Years Ago
      How many sets of parking lights, turn signals, and fog lights does a car need? That thing looks like a Pontiac Sunfire circa 1999
      • 7 Years Ago
      THE VOICE IS MUCH BETTER! Sorry, but the guy before sounded f-ing retarded. The show may still suck, but at least Val does a much better AI voice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I still have hopes that George Lopez becomes the new kitt´s voice, anything can happen, right hommies?? hehehe
      • 7 Years Ago
      The new voice sounds like KARR, KITT's evil twin. I'm scared of him now. I demand a more pleasant, more feeny-ish voice.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Then again, based on some of what we've seen in the commercials and promos so far, it could just as easily wind up being a giant black hole of suck."

      Ha - well put. I wouldn't bet money against it.

      Where is the originality? Why redo crappy TV shows from 20+ years ago? They sucked then, which means it's almost a certainty they're going to suck now.
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