If you’re like me then Knight Rider was probably one of the high points of your childhood. Oh wait, if it was then you’re nothing like me because Knight Rider was a mildly amusing TV series to me even as a kid, somewhere below the A-Team and Magnum P.I. and above… well I can’t think of what if anything it was above of, which is sad in and of itself. Basically a silly premise, a silly concept, a silly star and a series whose only appeal came from the talking car and that appeal lasted all of 5 minutes or so.
But Knight Rider lives. While better shows remain dead, NBC is launching a Knight Rider TV project side by side with a planned Glenn LarsonWeinstein CompanyKiss of Death movie revival of the whole damned thing. Why, who knows? After all Alvin and the Chipmunks are getting a movie and Bionic Woman is back on TV. Considering who’s in charge of NBC now I assume the Kitt 5000 will have giant fins, be painted ultraviolet green and be voiced by The Rock. Yes, I was a TV executive in a former life, thank you for asking.
Is there a great deal of demand for a movie about a talking car who helps solve crime? Apparently it doesn’t matter because Knight Rider is coming back to TV and movie screens nowhere in a big and pointless way.