I wonder if the Producers are looking at a possible rebranding of approach here similar to those changes carried out between the pilot and series? I must admit that there are elements of the pilot and series that I like but others that we can afford to lose. In my opinion the shift in approach can only be a good thing. I kinda get frustrated when watching scenes that are viewed through the SCC monitors- it detracts from the action. One thing that I used to like about the original show is that KITT and Michael would be out in the field and somehow stumble upon "their next mission". I was watching the show last week and dare I say it: I was thinking "This show now reminds me more of Team Knight Rider" than TOS.
The lighthearted humour between Michael Knight and KITT used to flow along with the action making great viewing. The current shift between scenes and locations for me destroys the flow. There have been so so many characters portrayed in this show. For this reason I feel that the Producers do not get a chance convey any sense of depth to their character unlike the original show. Hopefully the producers will now get an opportunity to focus more on developing the characters further
We still do need some changes- I think the new Windshield is great but for me that alone with the Snow Globe does not create the WOW factor. We still need to see some more, lights,buttons and the car levelling some walls here and there. In my opinion the pilot steering wheel fits in better than the current one. Even the Standard Shelby GT500 wheel fits in better with the cars appearance. For some reason I still would like to see the Iphone screen back to work alongside the CGI Windshield- with one small Change- the vox to be congruent with the Knight 2000s. I also feel the Speedometer should be part of the Dash on not CGI enhanced on the Windscreen.
In the original Show I used to love the shift of modes from Auto Cruise-Pursuit mode displayed alongside the lighting up of the gas peddle and hands free shifting of the gear stick. I also observed that we hardly ever see Mike pull off swift moves on the steering wheel or carrying off any power slides. The onscreen views only ever 'seem to portay Mike watching the monitors' Does KITT drive all the time these days?
I still have a preferrence of TOS episode Prelude trailer presented in Clips over the current format. It would also be nice to see a reworking of the current Intro music presented during the show to re iterate the action. This used to work to great effect. Just one more for the wish list: Could we possibly have the old format of ending back with KITT heading away from the Sunset?
This post was not intended as a rant and I do not want to detract from the good work that the Producer have made to date. I wish those actors departing all the best for future TV roles but I think it has now been identified that Changes are required and the Producers have recognised that need if it was not always to be part of their plan all along