Overall I was pretty impressed with this episode (well done guys). It had more a feel reminiscent of that of the original series plus action shots and footage that flowed. I also noticed a lot of the dialogue that was used by Sarah and Michael were also used in the original series. e.g ' I have a hunch' very Michael Knight turn. 'I guess this is goodbye Michael', 'partner' . Michael and Kit almost played up to the Butch and Sundance comedy from the original.
Tores also gives mention to issues that might affect people when catching a virus like 'having a metal plate in ones head'- sneaky reference to Michael Long\ Michael Knight there I feel
This episode seems to portay more character growth.
I almost expected to see a 'Lost Knight' type scene at one point. Even the scenery and camera shots on KITT has more of an original show feel to it. I liked it (note: no emphasised product placement to be seen)
Points that I would like to see: -
1)Don Peake inspired music or new artist to re iterate the action sequences throughout the episodes
Still cannot get used to the New Attack mode. I have tried to keep an open mind for so long now, but it just does not create the KITT factor for me. If I had to change 3 parts it would be the front mesh grille, Dragster style wheels and the rear spoiler to make it more understated. The pilot attack car was almost there for me
2) The interior needs more gadgetry. I even looked at my Mustang and figured a way to alter it without dramatically altering or ripping the dashboard apart. (Sadly I am not very good at photoshop otherwise I would draw an impression). Use the dials and create a digital gauge (ala Pilot episode). Take the passenger side dash and cut a rectangular shaped strip out of it and insert a black perspex shelf that could house the buttons, dials RPM gauge in homage to the style of the original KI2T (mix the new technology and the old together= end product)
I know that this point is now an unlikely expectation for this series. However, if we are futunate enough for NBC to give us a Season 2 then maybe we will see a new dash in Kitt (Mustang 2010) comprising of a complete array of features
3) Use Buttons instead of voice activation for Turbo Boost (not used in this episode) Could also use a mixture of both technology. I remember in the original series when both buttons and voice technology were used to activate Turbo Boost e.g Knight of the Phoenix, Kitt Versus Karr etc
I must re iterate that I really enjoyed this episode which leads me on to my next point. If this were originally intended to be episode 2 of the new series then was there a large reel of footage shot inbetween episodes as I personally prefer this episode over all of those that I have seen before it
Cannot wait to see what comes next. 'Let the magic begin'