unfortunately, this show had a boat-load of potential, but didn't really deliver on any of it's promise, while simultaneously over-doing it wherever they had the chance.
the concept was great. the base storyline was great. their problem was this superpowerful car that could do anything along with the superpowerful base with technology that could do anything.
when writing a show, your capabilities have to match your threat, not overshadow them. there's no drama in that. the 2009 version of k.i.t.t. was a shapeshifting transformer with the ability to create matter in any complex form at will. these features ALONE spelled the series' demise.
beyond the fact that the audience DOES NOT want to see kitt become a pickup truck, van or (soon) helicopter or fighter jet, we don't want to see super-lazers or nukes formed out of thin air on kitts backseat. the base of operations was too advanced, too well-organized and too cliche to be believeable. it's too bad that the show was cancelled, because what fans were looking for was just coming to fruition. the introduction of k.a.r.r. was the inception of a whole new generation of storyline, as well as the destruction of their headquarters, forcing them to go rogue. that part was great. i actually thought the writers were correcting as they went - fixing the problems and tightening the show down to a more manageable cast and creative plotline. by losing the resources, i was hoping they would drop the over-the-top features of kitt and bring him down to earth. just say that the energy output and financial burden of his (ridiculous) skills were simply impossible to maintain alone... or establish that they were unrealistic upgrades that were leading to kitts ultimate destruction/decommision; thus, remove the upgrades to save the personality/cpu/program/existance.
either way, i hoped for a season two without the transformations or replicators and we have a great start. bring back the mobile command center, while making the group outlaws (an improvement on the storyline for modern drama), and you have all you need for the second season. it's great really, because what it needs to become successful is to REMOVE costly special effects and settings. by doing LESS you can attain a much more entertaining story.
here's hoping that we can revive this wonderful show one day soon!