• Jul 25, 2008
We were encouraged by the last bit of news on the upcoming return of Knight Rider as a series this fall from an interview with the show's producer Gary Scott Thompson. In it Thompson revealed that Turbo Boost would be back and KITT's Attack Mode de-winged. Unfortunately, the news is not so good out of San Diego today where the cast of the Knight Rider series held court at a Comic Con panel. According to io9, they were late because they were stuck in traffic (oh, the delicious irony) and what they had to show were boob-driven clips of impossibly attractive people acting badly. And Val Kilmer, the voice of KITT, has apparently develop a lisp. Sigh. A new side of KITT was gleaned from clips seen at the panel discussion where the autonomous talking car actually transforms into a pickup! We can tell you exactly why this has happened. Ford wants to promote pickups because nobody is buying them right now, so what better way to do so than have KITT grow a bed. We also learn that KITT will have a nemesis in another evil car of some sort, possibly another version of KITT himself or a 1987 Camaro IROC-Z (we kid). Any way you parse it, the news coming out of Comic Con for the return of Knight Rider is not encouraging, though we still plan on tying Alex to a couch and forcing him to liveblog every episode. Thanks for the tip, Brett!


[Source: io9.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The "movie" made me want to kill myself... this makes me want to kill someone else.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is patheticer a word?
      • 6 Years Ago
      All that work, and not even a lowering kit, these people are confused.
      • 6 Years Ago
      lets see a ford ranger + ford mustang = ford rustang pickup. just when you thought it couldnt get any worse...
      • 6 Years Ago
      i didn't think that show could get much worse. Apparently i was wrong. Very wrong.
      • 6 Years Ago
      NBC shills
      • 6 Years Ago
      This show needs to die quickly so only memories of the original will remain.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WTF?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Something tells me the nemesis of KITT will be a fuel efficient family sedan backed by a team of average-looking, but classically trained and talented British actors.
      • 6 Years Ago
      At least we have the Knight Rider GPS, right? This is the best thing since the original, the new show can die a horribly painful death. http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/20/mios-knight-rider-gps-speaks-with-the-voice-of-kitt-were-in/
      • 6 Years Ago
      more horrible crap.

      This doesn't belong on autoblog!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ya know this isn't good.

      Also, after looking at it (it's like a trainwreck, I couldn't look away) the builder of that Mustang/Ranger monstrosity really did a pretty good job of grafting that nose on. It flows perfectly into the beltline of the cab. It's all the other JC Whitney "enhancements" that really mess it up. I wonder how it would look with a more restrained style.

      Probably still tragic, just less so.
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