So right before I decided to call it a night I was flipping through channels and came across the new Knight Rider show.
I was an avid fan of the original show when I was 11 or so but trying to bring this show back seems a little far-fetched.
It amazes me that Hollywood just sort of regurgitates over and over again but I don't think that's ever going to stop.
In fact, while I can only say one "re-magining", namely Battlestar Galactica, has been a success, I suspect we'll see more remakes.
I could only watch this new show for about 3 minutes before I realized it would not hold my interest at all.
KITT now apparently transforms from one vehicle mode to another and is extremely boringly voiced by Val Kilmer. The car, from what little I watched, has zero personality and is all about gimmick transformations.
Sure. I didn't watch much but I can tell right off the bat that it wasn't for me. (But I'll start watching it if he transforms into a speed boat a la KnightBoat on a regular basis.)
I can't recall in the pilot if it transformed or not. Did anybody watch that?
I'm just wondering if the transformy nature was there before Transformers came out or not.
Will they pull KARR out of the mothballs and have Peter Cullen reprise the character? No doubt he'd be as static and CGIy as he was in the Transformers movie.
I think that this new Knight Rider, once the few people watching it for some nostalgia purposes leave, will go the way of that Bionic Woman remake last year.
Though I bet Giga will start Tivo'n it! :-)