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Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by DevonStyles » Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:51 pm

So since we knew from the get-go that we were not getting a turbo boost did anyone find it funny that during the first commercial break we seen a red mustang floating effortlessly through the air.... LoL I was just like Grrrrrrrrrr. I want turbo boost.

And honestly those commercials got old very quick.
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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by Kram061-1 » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:08 pm

yeah i noticed. But the Mustang is too heavy to jump. :?

I'm sorry if anyone is tired of hearing this, but would it have hurt them to have thrown in a Turbo Boost and a Ski Mode?

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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by Drake » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:12 pm

I rather enjoyed the one where KITT was asking Mike if his date would like to sit in him. That was hilarious!
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Post by Niggle Snoosh » Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:17 pm

Well there's always the hope that it can be added later in the series or just didn't appear in the pilot. It could have been a test to see if fans think the car could do without it (which of course is a definate NO!! :D )

I suppose it could also be argued that that particular ad other than being there to say "KI3T was Ford buy Ford now pl$" it could have been added to tease, upset and thus create demand (ie. a drooling zombie like set of KR fans in a state of nostalgic bliss) for the feature to be added/reappear so people will back the series to be picked up
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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by Lost Knight » Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:07 pm

DevonStyles wrote:So since we knew from the get-go that we were not getting a turbo boost did anyone find it funny that during the first commercial break we seen a red mustang floating effortlessly through the air.... LoL I was just like Grrrrrrrrrr. I want turbo boost.

And honestly those commercials got old very quick.


Yeah, I'm surprised no one posted about it earlier. I was going to post a screen capture of it but haven't had the time yet.

I find it odd that the very first commercial would have a turbo boost-esque jump, and just as odd that the online NBC game also features a jumping Mustang. Was it a subliminal way to get it in there somehow since they knew it wasn't going to be in the Pilot?
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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by Drake » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:29 pm

Maybe the online game is a way of telling us we'll eventually see Turbo Boost.
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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by Niggle Snoosh » Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:59 pm

Drake wrote:Maybe the online game is a way of telling us we'll eventually see Turbo Boost.


i would assume so, you dont cut out a major part of the series and then tease your audience with such a game for no reason. I suppose they may want to get rid of turbo boost but use the game and track forums etc to see the fans reaction to decide whether or not to add it to a series.

If it's not added at the beginning of the series i reckon there should be a scene with Tracer and Knight in the car, with Michael asking about it's absence.
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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by TheMechanic » Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:40 pm

No Turbo Boost made me sad. I mean...just look at my signature! XD
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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by PHOENIXZERO » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:59 pm

Kram061-1 wrote:yeah i noticed. But the Mustang is too heavy to jump. :?

I'm sorry if anyone is tired of hearing this, but would it have hurt them to have thrown in a Turbo Boost and a Ski Mode?



Cars used for jumping pretty much have everything stripped, the Trans-Am's turbo boost stunt double (back before they used the crappy models) was just a fiberglass shell that weighed significantly less.
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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by Kram061-1 » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:16 pm

but how about this? Could they strip, say an 05-06 Mustang, jump it with ramp(s) maybe take off AND landing, so it is smooth, and the use that handy CGI morphing technology to superimpose KITT over the stunt car and green screen out the ramps? I don't know if that is possible but I cannot see why they can't do it with all that other CGI they threw in there.....

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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by Lost Knight » Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:46 pm

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I saw this commercial and thought, "What the hell?!" Well, at least we know what the 'Stang looks like while turbo boosting.
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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by fryedaddy » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:04 pm

I'd like to see turbo boost too, but I can understand why they wouldn't include it in the pilot. In the original series, every time they jumped a trans am they destroyed it. I'm sure they figured they'd pinch their pennies and try not to destroy their cars before they knew they'd have a series and a budget!

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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by Lost Knight » Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:53 pm

fryedaddy wrote:I'd like to see turbo boost too, but I can understand why they wouldn't include it in the pilot. In the original series, every time they jumped a trans am they destroyed it. I'm sure they figured they'd pinch their pennies and try not to destroy their cars before they knew they'd have a series and a budget!


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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by Mr.MojoRisin » Wed Feb 20, 2008 11:02 pm

Yeah, but it would probably be done in CG and they wouldn't wreck the cars.

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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by fryedaddy » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:23 am

sure, but then we'd all complain about how fake it looked, and that we miss seeing kitt bend in half upon landing and then suddenly revert back to normal ;)

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Re: Big commercial slap in the face...

Post by 300mph/SPM » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:16 pm

I can see fans cheering if the series starts and Turbo Boost appears on screen 8)

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