Knight Rider

Season 1 Episode 0

Knight Rider

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 17, 2008 on NBC
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Knight Rider
Stanford University PhD candidate Sarah Graiman is set to follow in her genius father Charles' footsteps. Sarah's life takes a dramatic turn when a group of men try to abduct her. She receives a mysterious phone call from KITT, a car of her father's creation, letting her know that Charles is in danger.

Sarah and KITT set off to recruit her childhood friend Mike Traceur into helping them figure out who has her father and who is trying to steal KITT. Mike, having just returned from serving in Iraq, is jaded and at first reluctant to help.moreless

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  • Knight Rider 3000 (Three Thousand) aka KITT

    After an awful Movie made in 1991 called Knight Rider 2000 (Two Thousand) aka KITT, I would say this one is far more better and the plot could have done better to bring in Mike as The Son of Micheal Knight. which was introduced towards the End.

    David did a fine Cameo, with a maybe to see him around statment. I would say PLEASE bring him to his family and he could do a good role not in the lead but a supporting. Would be good to see Mike getting to know more on how his dad was fighting 20 years ago and make use of some of the best moments from the old knight rider in a new era and way.

    superb Technologies applied to KITT bullet proofing. Cheers

  • I don't know why but I like it!

    I was hesitent to say the least about this show but Bionic Woman was soooo good I decided to give it a go and I happened to love it HAHA.It's kinda cheesy and the actings not perfect with Reanee Russo but hey she can get better! The movie is a real good start to the future series. The story gets set up and you get a sence of what the characters are about (Most aren't too complicated). I have never seen the original well bits and thought it was too cheesy. I would have preferred Will Arnett to Val Kilmer as I'm sure he would've been funnier but KITT is still cool.I'm sure old fans where happy to see the return of The Hoff I have never seen Knight Rider so I didn't get too excited when he popped up but I've seen Baywatch a few times so I know of him.The show all in all is starting off well not a lot of action and production ccosts are not major but it is a TV movie so I didn't expect anything amazing but I liked it and I know the show will get better I can't wait for the next installment.moreless
  • This is the worst pilot I have ever seen.

    I have watched some bad TV before but this is the worst pilot I have ever seen. I couldn't even make it through the first 10 min.

    Many people had problems with the obscene product placement or the new look of "KITT," but something bothered me even more..... The acting........

    Seriously the acting was complete garbage, even the god awful acting in the short-lived fox show Drive was better than this and that's just plain sad. I actually watched more of the terrible Aquaman pilot, (20min) than this trash.

    Being a child of the 80s I grew up on Knight Rider, A - Team, Air Wolf, and many other 1 hour action dramas. This pilot was a complete disgrace to the original Knight Rider and all of these great shows that started it all.

    In short, this pilot did nothing to rekindle the old feelings I had for the original. Superb shows like Jericho get cancelled and this pilot gets picked up and the worst part about it is that people on this website apparently liked it. I was dumbfounded when I saw that the network actually picked this show up, but when I saw that people on this website gave the pilot a 9.1 I wanted to throw up.

    I don't understand and I don't think I'll ever understand the buzz for this steaming pile of crap and others like it. I'm guessing the same people that liked this pilot are the same kind of people that continue to shell out money for low-budget unfunny spoof movies such as Meet the Spartans and Disaster Movie.

    I'm just hoping this show gets canned and quick so I don't ever have to hear the Val Kilmer KITT voice ever again.moreless
  • New and linked

    A few minutes into this, and I was thinking "What have they done? Why have they remade this and made everything so different? What's the deal with the new car type, new voice and all the other changes?"

    But still I sat and watched, as I saw all the new things KITT could do.

    It wasn't until further into the episode all the new features where explained (although I'll try to avoid mentioning them so as not to spoil the story).

    The characters where great, and the visual effects where awesome.

    All in all, a great addition to what was a great show from my childhood.moreless
  • too far off from the original

    They have completely taken one of the great classic shows and have made some unwanted changes. First, why id they go with Val Kilmer for the voice of KITT, there are many actors and voice actors that have voices closer to the tone of the original KITT voice. This brings me to the question about changing the type of car KITT is. Why the Shelby, it seems that everyone over ususes the Shelby in shows, why not a Corvette Concept? it is closer to the original Car.

    Also, KITT's personality has changed radically from the original series. Now he is able to quotes Bible versus? How is that inline with his primary Directive? I would of preferred to see something closer to the original series.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Goof: Although KITT is heard to say "Occupant restraint system active" as he starts to move, interior shots never show anyone wearing seatbelts.

    • When the terrorists are searching Dr. Graiman's lab, they find a steering wheel, which belonged to the original KITT.

    • Trivia: The casino where Sarah finds Mike, the Montecito, is the setting for NBC's Las Vegas (2003–2008).

    • Trivia: On-screen visuals reveal that Mike weighs 185 lbs, is 6' 3" and was born 10 June 1983.

    • Trivia: Mike comments, "Why do you gotta hate on Nebraska?". Justin Bruening is from Nebraska.

    • Nitpick: After KITT picks Sarah up to escape, there are several exterior close-ups of the driver's side, the window is down. Yet wide shots show it up.

    • Nitpick: KITT switches his number plates to Idaho, which uses an alphanumeric code at the front of the plate to signify what county the car is registered to. When there is more than one county that starts with the same letter, a number goes with it. There are no counties at all in Idaho that begin with "U".

  • QUOTES (15)

    • (Mike is alone inside KITT)
      Mike: This is weird.
      KITT: What is weird?
      Mike: I don't know. Kinda like having a creepy guy in the back seat.
      KITT: You think I am a... creepy guy?
      Mike: Forget it.

    • KITT: One of my primary directives is the preservation of human life.
      Sarah: But your primary directive is the preservation of our lives, right?
      KITT: That is the ideal outcome.

    • KITT: Excuse me?
      Sarah: You dropped a chip.
      Mike: Oh, come on, really?
      KITT: You would not be pleased if I dropped food on you.
      Sarah: Do unto others.
      KITT: From the book of Matthew, Chapter 7, Verse 12.
      Mike: Oh, this is intolerable.

    • KITT: By using GPS, radar and real-time satellite imagery, I have all the data necessary to safely navigate these roads.
      Sarah: Great, did my dad get a chance to, um, test this?
      KITT: Not extensively, no.

    • KITT: Sarah, your fear is irrational and misplaced.
      Sarah: Welcome to the world of being human.

    • Sarah: Mike, don't antagonize the car. KITT, just ignore him, you're doing great.
      KITT: Yes, I know.

    • Charles: I'm resurrecting the Foundation, Michael. We will be working in cooperation with the FBI.
      Mike: Why are you telling me?
      Carrie: We want you to drive it.
      Mike: This is insane.
      Charles: No, the world is insane. This is the definition of sanity... the chance to make a difference.

    • KITT: That seemed quite irrational.
      Mike: You clearly don't know much about women, do you?
      KITT: On the contrary, my database is quite extensive...
      Mike: KITT, shut up!

    • (KITT is being chased up a mountain road)
      Sarah: They're still back there!
      KITT: That is affirmative.
      Sarah: Um, are you going to slow down?
      KITT: Negative.
      Sarah: Oh, God! What are you doing?!
      KITT: Eluding our tail.
      Sarah: What!? Are you crazy?
      KITT: I do not believe so.

    • Sarah: Did my dad give you a name?
      KITT: I am the Knight Industries Three Thousand. You may call me KITT.
      Sarah: Okay, KITT, so where are you taking me?
      KITT: I am going to the mountain roads, as they will provide the best environment to elude the car following us.
      Sarah: The what...? (looks back to see the car following them)

    • Mike: Well, together again.
      KITT: I am incapable of happiness, but I will say it seems logical that you are here.
      Mike: Yeah, I know what you mean. Mind if I drive?
      KITT: Is this going to become a habit?
      Mike: Definitely.

    • KITT: Hello, Mike. You may call me KITT.
      Mike: Okay! It's talking and it knows my name! Do you mind telling me how this thing is driving by itself?
      Sarah: It's not a thing, it's a car, and you may call it KITT.

    • KITT: I require fuel.
      Mike: You run on gas. Not hydrogen or plutonium or somethin' really cool I've never heard of?
      Sarah: Yeah. And what if you're in Nebraska and your hydrogen fuel system breaks down? Complicated isn't always better.
      Mike: Why you gotta hate on Nebraska?
      KITT: My system is largely solar powered and recycles 91% of its expended energy, allowing a ratio of 167 miles travelled for every gallon of fuel burned.
      Mike: So the super car runs on gas.

    • Mike: KITT, you try somethin' like that again, I'll put sugar in your gas tank.
      KITT: Don't even think about it, Mike.

    • KITT: Why did you leave Sarah Graiman?
      Mike: Oh, we are not talking about this.
      KITT: Sarah said you were immature and selfish, and that is why you left her.
      Mike: She said that?
      KITT: Do you have another girlfriend? Are you a homosexual?
      Mike: Oh, come on. Did you really just ask me that?
      KITT: Is it not natural that you should have a companion or some sort?
      Mike: Monogamy is not natural.
      KITT: Why do you say that?
      Mike: Because relationships don't last.
      KITT: It is true in the last 20 years 53% of the marriages in the United States ended in divorce.
      Mike: Right. You happy?
      KITT: I cannot be happy.
      Mike: Yeah, me neither.

  • NOTES (4)