• Sep 18, 2008
Click above to watch first episode of Knight Rider after the jump

As promised, NBC has released the first episode of the revived Knight Rider series online at its website and Hulu.com. Fortunately, the video is embeddable so you can watch it right after the jump on Autoblog. We're literally watching it and writing this at the same time, and – WHOA! KITT just transformed into his new Attack Mode. Some sort of nuclear fission occurred in his combustion chambers and he just leaped from his parking spot over some baddies. Anyway, we won't ruin anything else for you. Hit the jump to watch it yourself or save your virgin eyes for our own live blog of the series premiere next Wednesday when Alex will give us his minute-by-minute judgment of KITT's return to the small screen.

[Source: Hulu.com]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Can someone forward this discussion to the NBC execs so they can see what their so called "viewers" think of their show?

      Still... I like some of the stuff that NBC has to offer. Heroes is good, though it is starting to get a little dragged out. I loved Scrubs... Of course there is the Office and that is good.

      • 6 Years Ago
      You Guys Are All Retard's ( Sorry... ) But That was the best episode iv'e ever seen on TV the best show too with a Badass Car SHELBY GT500KR HELL YEAH !! ..any way ppl Smarten Up and Use ur Brains... ( No This Post is NOT a joke... i really mean it its awesome... )
      • 6 Years Ago
      It wasn't that bad.

      The main problem with the show is that all of these grown men feel like their childhood memories are being trampled on. This show will appeal to the same demographic the original did. A demographic that we no longer fit in. Odds are your parents were just as quick to dismiss the original.

      I mean since when can't a Trans-Am capable of 330 m.p.h. not be able to outrun remote-controlled red ford thunderbirds with stinger missiles in their grille?
        • 6 Years Ago
        It was that bad. It was as bad as Zohan.

        Val Kilmer honestly sucks as the voice of KITT. If Will Arnett was still doing it there may....MAY...have been some redeeming quality.

        ATTACK MODE SUCKS. They think they can lie to me about a ground speed of 337mph?!?!

        The fact that an F150 folds out of a Mustang SUCKS.

        The acting sucks! BIG TIME. It would do better on Disney.

        You know what? Don't waste your time. Except for the intro music. Somehow the remixed 80s intro is cool.
      • 6 Years Ago
      MEH

      I think it would be more entertaining to watch the waist of Oprah grow vs the new Knight Rider.

      That show sucked hairy goat nads.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This show is really bad. Just watched it and there are some many things wrong.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You know what, it wasn't that bad. I'm shocked I thought I would hate and I don't. The use of turbo boost in this one was lame and I still don't like the attack mode. Over all the acting has gotten a little better, and the story so far is ok. I think the show will get better as it goes on.
      • 6 Years Ago
      That was *crap*
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am shocked to see so many people dismissing this TV show. It's time to unplug your brain, sit back, and have FUN. This show is OBVIOUSLY about having fun and I highly doubt those in charge of the shower are taking the show so seriously. When growing up did you not pretend your hot wheel cars could fly in the air? If you think the TV show executives really expect us to believe that the small exhaust pipes can rotate and lift the car in the air... if you want to be serious about it, the car would flip over without being able to sustain a straight flight without something in the front of blah blah blah.. PLEASE.

      There are way too many serious shows on TV. Having a show with sh!t writing, bad acting, but bad A$$ery all over the place is great. I say A+ to Knight Rider. I'll look forward to watching all the cool unbelievable stuff this season.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Either you are sarcastic or on the payroll.. I really wanted ..even a half decent show, but they couldn't even do that.. An attack mode with rear bias ply slicks...
        Like racing Le Mans in a funnycar.. they dont turn fyi..lol. Literally we are expected to have fun with characters, and understand their motivations with 3 minutes of screen time and 15 seconds of dialog. Even with my ADHD I felt the pacing to be manic... like they know the show would not last 3 episodes .. so lets cram it all in at once... and I mean ALL. New Base, new Car Flipping thing, new all powerful and omniscient bad guys who can already do a number on KiTT. The old show took their time and gave us a little cheese at a time... not in one big fondue pot of crap. How many episodes or seasons before we saw Karr or Goliath. or the Michael's evil twin.. This is a true mess.. even Automan wasn't this badly written.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have not watched it yet.
      Is it really as bad as Im reading?!
      • 6 Years Ago
      ....can't watch it as it is restricted to US only
      should I feel discrimiwhatevered?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Consider yourself saved from temporary blindness
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, reminds me of VIP with Pam Anderson. Thats not a good thing!
        • 6 Years Ago
        LOL! Awesome call on VIP with Pam.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What idiotic NBC execs sat down in a theater, watched this episode, and said, "Yes, this is mighty fine television! Let's air it!" ?

      Can't believe they found this broadcast-worthy. Where the HELL is TopGear USA?
        • 6 Years Ago
        What I want to know is what execs sat down in the meeting after the pilot aired with all of the rating numbers and decided on how to make a decent pilot into a lametastic TV series. The pilot wasn't really bad. It wasn't really great It was decent. The could have kept on running with what they had and just improved on their storytelling and getting the actors more into their roles. They just had to F with the whole thing.

        Exec 1: Ok. The ratings are positive, so let's "Roll Out".
        Assistant 1: That's Transformers, sir.
        Exec 1: Whatever. Get me some more coffee.
        Exec 2: We need to spruce the show up. It needs to be pimped.
        Exec 3: The Attack mode thingy need to look more like a drag race car since those go really fast!
        Exec 4: We need to do Turbo Boost from the old series, but it needs to be more realistic. I think the exhaust pipes should turn down and act like rocket boosters since that's what it looked like in the old series.
        Exec 1: I don't like how KITT looks when he talks. In the old series it was some lame light thing you see on sound stuff. Make it look like those purple electric ball thingys.
        Ford Exec: Hey our truck sales are really down. You should make one of its modes an F-150 so you can haul stuff and go off-roading and stuff.
        Exec 3: Holy cow! We could do so much with a KITT truck!
        Exec 2: Michael needs to be called Michael Knight in this series, but we need to pay homage so let's throw in the name Michael Long in there.
        Exec 4: And we need to make everyone thing that the original Michael is dead so nobody from his dark past comes looking for him, just like the original.
        Exec 1: I like BSG and that Billy guy that they killed off. Let's bring him on to the show and call him Billy too.
        Exec 3: All the old KITT jokes need to come back. I LMAO every time Michael and KITT got into it over "keep your eyes peeled". What a hoot.
        Exec 5: Lair! We so need a lair! The semi is too slow, the C-130 is too expensive, and people will start to notice if we reuse the C-130 shot too many times. Lair!
        Exec 2: And we need more sex! Sex sells. I want everybody boning everybody.
        • 6 Years Ago
        The best part of the episode was when Hulu put a GM Employee discount ad in the middle of a show that's one giant Ford commercial (did they *HAVE* to put in that F-150?! SERIOUSLY?!).
        I think the worst part so far is how you apparently treat suffocating and heat shock by...zapping people's chests with electricity. Because that's exactly what you should do when people have fainted from being too hot and having no oxygen-electrocute them until they're ok.
        Seriously who the hell wrote this crap, it's so awful that a 4 year old could have come up with a better plot playing with hotwheels. *sigh*
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