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by davejames
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hot Wheels Elite modifications
Replies: 12
Views: 8027

Re: Hot Wheels Elite modifications

Awesome, love the addition of the tow bar! Count me as another one who just doesn't think KITT looks right without one.
by davejames
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 300650

Re: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!

Not to get nitpicky, but shouldn't there only be 2 foglights on either side? I know people sometimes put 3 on their full size replicas (for some bizarre reason), but I only remember 2 in the actual show. And another thing that always bugs me about KITT models and diecasts, is that the seats are alwa...
by davejames
Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!
Replies: 508
Views: 300650

Re: Sneak Peek of New Hot Wheels 1/18 KITT!!

Wow, really loving the cloth interior on this, and there's so many other cool details too. But man.... I really have to agree about that nose. It looks like they just copied the short, stubby nose from the old ERTL model kit (all it's missing is the "Knight 2000" on the front) instead of r...
by davejames
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Knight In Shining Armor? One Word: Terrible
Replies: 77
Views: 31379

Re: Knight In Shining Armor? One Word: Terrible

Actually I thought the buildup to the turbo boost, and zooming into the inner workings of KITT, was pretty damn cool and exciting. I just hated how awful it looked once he blasted off into the air. Hell, even the turbo boost out of the trash compactor in one of the original episodes looked more beli...
by davejames
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Knight In Shining Armor? One Word: Terrible
Replies: 77
Views: 31379

Re: Knight In Shining Armor? One Word: Terrible

Personally I don't mind them trying to make the show "fun and sexy" at all. I'd MUCH rather they embrace the inherent campiness of the concept (like the original show eventually did) than suck all the fun out of it like the new Bionic Woman did. But even a campy show has to be well made in...
by davejames
Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: General Archive 2009
Topic: Calling all HATERS
Replies: 51
Views: 22183

Re: Calling all HATERS

I am 27, two years younger than you, and agree with Sarfraz that the show DID have poor writing. It was a camp 80's tv show and a very fun one at that. I am not insulted by what Sarfraz said, it was a product of it's time which was cheese. Agreed. I love the original show dearly, but other than the...
by davejames
Thu Sep 18, 2008 2:01 am
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Official Online Premier Thread (aka Pilot is UP on Amazon!)
Replies: 142
Views: 80002

Re: Official Online Premier Thread (aka Pilot is UP on Amazon!)

I thought it was decent. It's no classic KR, but it was a big step up from the lifeless pilot movie (and lightyears better than TKR). lol The biggest problem for me though is KITT's dull, monotone voice. I was willing to give it the benefit of the doubt after the movie, but in this episode you could...
by davejames
Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:07 am
Forum: General Archive 2009
Topic: Anyone got the new Aoshima KITT?
Replies: 10
Views: 5633

Anyone got the new Aoshima KITT?

Wow, I just noticed there's a new Aoshima model kit out there with the season 3 nose and working scanner. Has anybody here gotten one yet? Considering this is the big Knight Rider site, I'm kinda surprised there aren't a lot more posts about it. I was just wondering what people thought of it, and ho...
by davejames
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: The "Parking Lot Transform" REVISITED - From the KR VFX Team
Replies: 19
Views: 6474

Re: The "Parking Lot Transform" REVISITED - From the KR VFX Team

Wow, now THAT'S what I was hoping for when I originally heard KITT was going to have a transformation effect in the new movie!!! Not that boring ass morphing crap.
by davejames
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: i'd like to disagree with GST....(with respect!)
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Re: i'd like to disagree with GST....(with respect!)

I think people are overanalyzing the hood intakes. Clearly their main purpose is just to make the car look a lot stronger and meaner than it usually appears. Unlike in the movie, where you had to stare at it for a couple seconds to see any difference, this time it will be immediately clear when the ...
by davejames
Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Just very disappointed
Replies: 12
Views: 3175

Re: Just very disappointed

Eh, while I'm not crazy about the truck thing, I'm still glad they got a producer who's going to bring some real flash and excitement to the series.

Because the movie to me was about as dull and visually uninteresting as you can get.
by davejames
Thu Jul 31, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Comic Con: Panel Transcript
Replies: 25
Views: 7754

Re: Comic Con: Panel Transcript

Hmm, I'm curious what they mean by "their version of Turbo Boost." Obviously I assume we're going to see rockets firing under the car as it launches, but I wonder if anything else is different. Maybe the car will sprout some kind of wings to carry it further in the air? Or maybe the landin...
by davejames
Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Video: curtain unveiling of new KITT
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

Re: Video: curtain unveiling of new KITT

I can understand some fans being put off by the "hot rod" look-- and ideally I'd want a sleeker and more futuristic KITT too-- but I have to admit the car they came up with still looks really badass. It actually looks like a real Attack Mode now, and like something that will be exciting to...
by davejames
Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: How Positive
Replies: 17
Views: 3554

Re: How Positive

I'm pretty positive too. I still don't get the sense this is going to be a very original or well-written show, but at least it looks like it's finally going to be fun and exciting to LOOK at-- which is more than you can say for the lame movie. lol
by davejames
Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: In defense of the show
Replies: 33
Views: 10065

Re: In defense of the show

If they do go a CG route with it a lot and I mean A LOT of work will have to be put into getting the effect right because a lot CG stunts look terrible in motion, dare I say mechanical and clunky. In this day and age there are still problems with that and they'd have to put a lot of work into getti...
by davejames
Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: In defense of the show
Replies: 33
Views: 10065

Re: In defense of the show

Maybe, but even with a full series commitment, I seriously doubt we're going to see anything close to the same level of action and stuntwork as the original series. We haven't seen any big action shows like that for awhile, and a big part of that was because they were just expensive as heck to do. E...
by davejames
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: In defense of the show
Replies: 33
Views: 10065

Re: In defense of the show

Well I guess it's not a surprise that NBC would go the cheap route with this movie. That definitely explains the lack of stunts and cool features for KITT. Unfortunately, I don't know if that really bodes well for the future. Obviously I know the days of big 80s car stunts are long over, but is NBC ...
by davejames
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: BIGGEST PLOT HOLES!
Replies: 16
Views: 4827

Re: BIGGEST PLOT HOLES!

Keeping it to just plot holes: -- On the campus, how do the Blackriver guys let Sara get away from them just because KITT pulls up? In fact, it almost looks like they push her into the path of the car! I didn't get that scene at all. -- As fast as KITT is, why is the SUV hot on their trail all the w...
by davejames
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Hasselfhoff says "I did it for you"
Replies: 40
Views: 12114

Re: Hasselfhoff says "I did it for you"

For the life of me, I can't understand the whole 'KITT can't outrun the SVU" nonsense. Obviously outrunning it wasn't what he was meant to do, was it? Virtually everybody who has commented on the scene has seemed to overlook the fact that K.I.T.T.'s computer was not activated at the time Mike ...
by davejames
Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: New KITT features that were missed....
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: New KITT features that were missed....

What I'm curious about, is that there was a lot of talk about this new KR being inspired by the Transformers movie. So naturally I expected to see some kind of mechanical "transforming" effect used. I admit I wasn't crazy about the idea, but in retrospect it probably would have been cooler...
by davejames
Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Hasselfhoff says "I did it for you"
Replies: 40
Views: 12114

Re: Hasselfhoff says "I did it for you"

LOL, I thought the movie was a bit underwhelming too, but only because it was lacking in action and stunts.

This though just sounds like typical fanboy nitpicking because he's bitter they didn't use his beloved KITT. Get a grip dude. :D
by davejames
Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: New KITT features that were missed....
Replies: 6
Views: 2452

Re: New KITT features that were missed....

Actually I'm glad they didn't use the windshield thing. It looked pretty cheesy and ridiculous in the 1991 movie. As far as features that were missed... how about anything that DIDN'T involve morphing? I mean, it's a nice trick, but it's not exactly something you daydream about having your car do-- ...
by davejames
Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: Anyone Else?
Replies: 30
Views: 7590

Re: Anyone Else?

They have to hold some stuff back for the series,would be pretty boring if when seen all the Knight3000's abilities in one show. Um, I watched the movie a second time just to be sure, and literally the only thing the car does in the ENTIRE movie is morph. We see it morph into other colors and morph...
by davejames
Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: black river - nbc liberal bias
Replies: 9
Views: 3034

Re: black river - nbc liberal bias

Um, was the OP hiding under a rock when Blackwater got in all that trouble last year?
by davejames
Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: General Archive 2008
Topic: New KITT scanner sound
Replies: 10
Views: 6254

Re: New KITT scanner sound

I really hate the new scanner cause its all Computer Generated. Um...no it's not. http://www.musclecarblog.com/story-145-1_knight_rider_led_light_scanner_howd_they_do_it Well according to an interview with the CG guys, the physical scanner often didn't work on set so they had to add most of it in l...