Knight Rider

NBC (ended 2009)



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Knight Rider
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Show Summary

Mike Traceur is tracked down by his ex-girlfriend, Sarah Graiman after her father, Dr. Charles Graiman, is kidnapped. Mike and Sarah rescue her father and Mike discovers that his father is Michael Knight. Mike decides to stick with Sarah and Dr. Graiman and together with KITT, an artificially intelligent Ford Shelby GT500KR, they fight crime. Also partnered with this trio is Carrie Rivai and Alex Torres, FBI consultants and Billy Morgan and Zoe Chae providing technical support. During their first mission, Mike's past comes back to haunt him and Carrie and Alex decide to fake his death. Mike Traceur ceases to exist and Michael Knight is reborn.
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Fan Reviews (165)

  • Started Fast!

    Loved it. It was great. My generation, the one that missed the original, got a chance to understand their parents obsession. My mom and I watched it together, then, it crashed. Killing of half the cast, changing the plot and What Was That!

    What a waste of a second chance!
  • knight rider review by david conway

    dear tv .com web site , hi my name is david conway and i have to admit here as well i am also knight rider big fan as well , i know that this post is old right now but the question i have here just to the fan,s of knight rider is that , i do feel like nbc network should keep the original tv serie options just from the original series just to put on the new car that might help the new tv show by having the old kitt,s option,s on the mustang and just use it part the new tech of the nano tech , love david conwaymoreless
  • I wanted to see more!

    I didn't see anything wrong with "too much technology" or anything else, would still been better then most shows on now!
  • NBC proves they've learned nothing from the "Bionic Woman" debacle with this two-hour Ford commercial that was as short on excitement as it was on capturing the feel of the original and the imagination of the audience.moreless

    For the second time in six months, NBC has sullied the reputation of a guilty-pleasure of the past. Learning absolutely nothing from the mistake of not tying "Bionic Woman" enough to the 70s original, this shoddy retread falls into the same potholes--too 'techy', too dark, no heart, and show essentials nowhere to be seen.

    The plot of this potential launching pad for a series update is sadly an all too formulaic "we didn't get the old man, so let's grab the daughter instead" storyline. That's suitable for a regular episode, but a TV movie deserves better. The villains were taken from a Script Writing 101 class, the photogenic stars look better than they emote, and twists in the plot were too easily spotted by anyone who's actually watched television before.

    The clear star is meant to be the new Shelby Mustang-based KITT, but sadly the biggest star is Ford, who has managed to take integrating themselves into a show to a new low. Was there ever a car on-screen that wasn't a Ford or a Ford-owned make, like Volvo? It's really just as well to let a corporation be the star since Justin Bruening has very little of the same charm and charisma David Hasselhoff brought to the original.

    The real problems come in the details. While the opening scenes paid a few brief homages to the first series, it really serves to make you think of all this movie is missing. KITT is cold, calculating, and has none of the heart that made the original sparkle. They made a big deal about getting Val Kilmer to voice the super-car, and then all he does is speak in a monotone for two hours. KITT feels merely like a tool to be used instead of a bona fide character. This could almost be excused in light of series staples like Turbo Boosts, ski mode, and smoke release--except for none of these are present. The very things that made the original pop with excitement have apparently been chucked out in favor of a car whose only automotive powers seem to be 'going really fast and skidding a lot'. The only real action was fast, taut driving, which wasn't exciting enough and actually felt very slow. KITT does now possess an array of Internet and satellite-based capabilities, but it's nothing we've not seen for years on "24". And all the camouflage-on-the-fly does is seem to serve as a reminder to potential customers that Mustangs come in colors other than black. Even the brief excitement during the opening from hearing a few bars of the original theme was crushed as it morphed into a more "hardcore" cacophony of sounds.

    There was at least a glimmer of hope for improvement at the end with acknowledgement that KITT's designer planned to resurrect FLAG, a potential for David Hasselhoff (who only appeared during the coda) to guest again, and a clever twist to the iconic 'backing KITT out of a moving vehicle' shot. Sadly, these last ties to the original were too little, too late. A full series will need to be tied more to the original, and if it's not it's doomed to failure.

    In the end we were left with what was a barely passable two hours' worth of entertainment. As a backdoor pilot it's forgivable that it wasn't all that good; it's not forgivable that it also wasn't all that fun.moreless
  • Come on! What happened here?

    This was a classic! A legend, a myth! It was the car everyone wanted, desired. So when I saw, there was a brand-new TV show coming on, I thought "That's what I'm talking about!" But noooooooo, they spoilt it! They turned Knight Rider and the car into a joke. A car being a submarine? a four by four? Is it going to fly tomorrow or is it going to turn into a motorbike? (much better for the tan!!). I tried to watch it, despite the lame dialogue and the I'm-trying-to-be-funny attitude but I couldn't take it anymore! I just stopped! Shame, really, a shame...moreless

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    • Cancellation (From the Editor)
      Edited on 05/20/09 Knight Rider has been officially cancelled There have been many posts on this topic and I felt it was pruden...
    • Bring Knight Back
      I can't believe that they cancelled the series. It is the best action series been on tv for a long time. Bring it back
    • Will I like this?
      Hey guys! I wanted to know if I would like the show? Mainly I like a little of humor and different episode that connect thru a ...
    • Dose anyone know?
      Dose anyone here know if the new Knight Rider 2008-Season 1 dvd set has the Begening movie for Knight Rider 2008 in it?If they don...
    • Why the Mustang?
      Ford seriously is milking that new mustang. Chevy is no better...the new camaro in transformers. Way to whore out guys.

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