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Turbo Boost! [Excellent] 5 22.73%
Skid [Good] 12 54.55%
Oil Slick [Average] 3 13.64%
Convertible [Bad] 2 9.09%
Super Pursuit Mode [Terrible] 0 0%
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Old February 12 2009, 03:19 PM   #31
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Re: Knight Rider 1x15 - "Fly by Knight" - Discussion and Spoilers

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Wow, KITT has the A-Team ability to shoot 2000 rounds without hitting anyone. Did Mike just call that guy a douche? Nice.
"douche" has been the show's insult de regueur.
  • The kid was annoying
  • Cloe sending a woman to run when she can't tell she has a clear path to safety
  • Bad faking of SUV is driving itself and I can't control it
  • Lame DEA agent
  • Badass drug dealer seeks stolen shipment on his own?
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Old February 12 2009, 05:12 PM   #32
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[*]No super fancy transformations for no reason whatsoever (though the F150 is debatable I admit). Each transformation served a purpose (truck to go off road, Attack Mode to go faster, classic Mustang to evade cops).[*]The classic Mustang was awesome.
But, as I said, the changing modes doesn't make any sense.

What about looking like a truck gives KITT the ability to go off road?

What about looking like a street-rocket gives KITT the ability to go fast?

The classic 'Stang was cool and made sense -changed his apperance to evade the cops.

But KITT obviously has the speed, power, and torque to go off-road and go ultra-fast. Why does he need to change his apperance to do that?
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Old February 12 2009, 05:20 PM   #33
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Re: Knight Rider 1x15 - "Fly by Knight" - Discussion and Spoilers

the kid said in the home video that he was building an f-14 tomcat with variable wing geometry . . . it was obviously an f-15 by the looks of it . . .
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Old February 12 2009, 06:18 PM   #34
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I know it's highly unlikely to return, but the last 3 entries have really made me want this show to survive more and more.
Same here. I'm still a bit miffed at the lack of car stunts and car chases on this show, but at least KITT's got an actual personality now. And the interplay between him and Michael has vastly improved too.

It's just a shame everybody's too busy watching American Idol right now to notice the improvement.
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Old February 12 2009, 08:00 PM   #35
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I know it's highly unlikely to return, but the last 3 entries have really made me want this show to survive more and more.
Same here. I'm still a bit miffed at the lack of car stunts and car chases on this show, but at least KITT's got an actual personality now. And the interplay between him and Michael has vastly improved too.

It's just a shame everybody's too busy watching American Idol right now to notice the improvement.
Agreed. Seems I am laughing more and more at Mike's and KITT's personal interactions. Also KITT's fast growing sense of humor....
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Old February 12 2009, 08:06 PM   #36
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But, as I said, the changing modes doesn't make any sense...
But KITT obviously has the speed, power, and torque to go off-road and go ultra-fast. Why does he need to change his apperance to do that?
I totally get what you're saying. However, the show seems to use the plot device/conceit (call it what you will) that changing these modes facilitates different abilities such as "Attack Mode" having weaponry not available in the "normal" mode. Given that, his transformations served a purpose.
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Old February 12 2009, 08:10 PM   #37
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But, as I said, the changing modes doesn't make any sense...
But KITT obviously has the speed, power, and torque to go off-road and go ultra-fast. Why does he need to change his apperance to do that?
I totally get what you're saying. However, the show seems to use the plot device/conceit (call it what you will) that changing these modes facilitates different abilities such as "Attack Mode" having weaponry not available in the "normal" mode. Given that, his transformations served a purpose.
It's still very, very, silly that a car can "transform" into a truck (even changing the apperance and layout of the dashboard and interiror!)

It makes as much sense as Voyager needing to move its nacelles to go to warp.

"Erm... It makes them enviromentally more efficent! Yeah, that's it!"
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Old February 12 2009, 08:10 PM   #38
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I know it's highly unlikely to return, but the last 3 entries have really made me want this show to survive more and more.
Same here. I'm still a bit miffed at the lack of car stunts and car chases on this show, but at least KITT's got an actual personality now. And the interplay between him and Michael has vastly improved too.

It's just a shame everybody's too busy watching American Idol right now to notice the improvement.
Agreed. Seems I am laughing more and more at Mike's and KITT's personal interactions. Also KITT's fast growing sense of humor....

KITT should power slide on to the stage when one of the contestants performs.

Or have bikini girl reenact this from "America's got talent"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3qGRP37DaA

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Old February 12 2009, 08:16 PM   #39
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Or have bikini girl reenact this from "America's got talent"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3qGRP37DaA

Hot girl.

But the garter straps don't work with the nude hose.
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Old February 12 2009, 08:19 PM   #40
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Considering the original KITT already had an "off road" mode, with larger tires and spikes for traction, a huge, elaborate transformation from car to truck does seem a bit... excessive. lol
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Old February 12 2009, 11:09 PM   #41
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Awesome, the show really gets better and better, I had a few good laugh, thanks to KITT, his humor, and Mustang mode. Now I wish they would go with a second season like that.

The bad guys with the kid gave a strong 80's vibe, just by looking at them.

I agree with you Trekker, the truck mode is unnecessary while the old mustang rocks. Attack mode is equally useless since we saw KITT go to the greater speeds without transforming (that episode with the private military camp comes to mind).

And both DEA agent and the mother were hot! Deanna needs to come back in bikini once in a while just to show who's the boss, if I may say so

Voted good, borderline excellent
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Old February 12 2009, 11:13 PM   #42
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I think I know now where I've seen the mother.

Isn't she the mom on Zack and Cody?
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Old February 12 2009, 11:16 PM   #43
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I haven't watched the episode yet, but yes, the old KITT had 4x4 mode with traction spikes. Whoever came up with the "transformation" program should be shot. The chameleon ability, from the pilot movie is more realistic provided it's subtle changes (ie color, tinted windows and not growing foglights or rear spoilers).

Last week's episode, with the cage fighting veterans has KITT with a funny comeback, "I am not equipped with a "hoopty" program at this time".
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Old February 12 2009, 11:26 PM   #44
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What about looking like a truck gives KITT the ability to go off road?
Increased height to avoid obstructions that could damage the mechanics of the car (wouldn't really aftect KITT, but KITT doesn't exist and would rip the hell out of the underside of a Mustang because of their low clearance).

What about looking like a street-rocket gives KITT the ability to go fast?
If I recall correctly it was said in one of the early episodes that it helps to make KITT into essentially a mini jet engine and reach speeds that it can't reach in normal mode.
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Old February 12 2009, 11:50 PM   #45
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I could still only vote Average [Oil Slick], but I still think the show has improved considerably.
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