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Fifteen Years

Post by Scott Kirkessner » Fri May 19, 2006 11:01 am

Can you believe that 15 years ago today, Knight Rider 2000 aired?

Talk about time flying.

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Post by Spidey323 » Fri May 19, 2006 11:25 am

I can't believe it's been 15 years already! I remember watching the trailer for the movie and thinking, "Is this what the year 2000 is actually going to be like?"
Seems like time has gone into "Super Pursuit Mode".
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Post by LoneKnight » Fri May 19, 2006 11:43 am

Funny enough, in 1996 we should have launched a spacecraft with a family, a crazy doctor, and an obnoxious robot with vacuum tube arms who get 'lost in space'.....

....and even to this day, the flying car is still out of reach.

/I'll settle for the talking, self-driving car, though. :wink:

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Post by trooper TK-WHA?? » Fri May 19, 2006 8:20 pm

And coincidentally,by 1996 we were supposed to have cryogenic "sleeper ships" so we could banish Khan and his genetically enhanced supermen to the cosmos.Oh,well.
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Post by Scott Kirkessner » Fri May 19, 2006 10:38 pm

Yeah and in 2001, we should have been going to Jupiter.

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Post by Knight Rider Archive » Sat May 20, 2006 9:03 am

This is why I was against setting the new movie in "the future", which was one of the options a while back. A hallmark of Knight Rider was that it was always set in the present, with futuristic gadgets. Taking it to the near future, as they did in Knight Rider 2000 -- I feel -- was a mistake. The movie is dated as soon as it hits the screens: an early 1990s idea of sci-fi that seemed to be all the rage back then; Knight Rider channelled through Demolition Man and RoboCop. It takes the viewer out of the action.

Think how different that film would have been if you removed all the far-out Y2K ideas. Set it in 1991, with no cryo-prisons, keep the Knight 4000 as it was, and forget the chip in the head/RNA transfer nonsense. You'd have had a grittier Knight Rider that was more in keeping with the tone of the original.

Anyways, as it stands, Buck Rogers is still frozen somewhere in our solar system, and pretty soon, according to KR2010, LA will have a dome over it. Personally, I can't wait for 2015, and Jaws 19! ;)

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Post by Wizster » Sat May 20, 2006 2:52 pm

Exactly. KITT was futuristic, but what's the point of a futuristic car when it's set in the future anyway. It loses some of its special-ness KIFT wasn't a huge advancement, and didn't have turbo-boost. In fact, it lost stuff just for a "nice" body.

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Post by pdennis93 » Sun May 21, 2006 2:22 am

I'll settle for the talking, self-driving car, though.


hell they had talking cars 25 years ago (and im not talking about kitt)

your door is ajar
your fuel is low

etc etc etc :lol:

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Post by J-Knight » Sun May 21, 2006 10:08 am

yeah but they don't have minds of their own :lol: unfortunately
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Post by Knight Racer » Sun May 21, 2006 6:40 pm

I'm watching knight rider 2000.I haven't seen it in so long.This doesn't look like it was shot 6 years after voodoo knight it looks like a lifetime apart.Could be because it's not in technicolor anymore.Could be because all of the knight rider tunes are gone.

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