bige wrote:I say that NBC has got the parts from TOS down pat. Just remember that series takes place 25 years later from the TOS. NBC is trying to do the show like the TOS, but guys/gals need to remember this also it no longer the 80s anymore, and I mentiond above
This whole "it's not the 80s" point that keeps being brought up to support weak points needs to stop. You know I venture to say that many of the television series plot points and movies for that matter were infinately more entertaining then they are today. Newer generations call them "cheesy" and whatnot but what these movies and television shows had was some form of believability
behind them...a necessary element that seems to be lacking today from shows that are not built upon crime drama or courtroom sessions.Knight Rider: The Series
continues to lack belivability.
Television shows with substance and sometimes positive messages from the 80s like Highway to Heaven, ALF, Mr. Belvedere, Star Trek the Next Generation, Tales from the Darkside, Tales from the Crypt, The Fall Guy, MacGyver, Remington Steele, Simon and Simon
, and so on.
These shows had a logical structure to the stories they were trying to tell, even if they delt with more controversial subject matter like the supernatural or aliens.
Take any Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie, any James Cameron movie, Poltergiest, E.T., Indiana Jones
, any earlier Stephen King movie like Christine, Maximum Overdrive, The Cat's Eye
, . You even take latter movies like Die Hard
, and if you want cheesy yet entertaining, take Big Trouble in Little China, Overboard
, Back to the Future
, Gremlins, The Explorers, etc.
The majority of these movies had both entertainment value and a decently written and paced story for audiences to follow. It is one reason why they still hold up today as classic entertainment that is not for the most part swept under the rug.
Today it's CG eye candy and little substance. At least in the 80s television had more fun and I grow very tired of hearing the "newer audience" bring up the "It's not the 80s" card when they have some point to prove, it's just as insulting as telling the TOS fans that they need to "get with the times." or to stop looking at things with "rose tinted" glasses. This whole mentality is a copout that just because Knight Rider was made in the 80s, everyone wants NBC to remake the same exact show today --- this is not the case, what we "older" fans want is believability and structure. Clearly we haven't seen it and clearly NBC knows it's not yet there with their various "reboot" attempts.
The fact is if this new Knight Rider wishes to reach the level of success of TOS by earning another season, the concepts in the TOS as story points are based upon common sense, answering those cruicial questions of who, what, where, when, why, and how
in a span of an hour and if it can't be written to contain some sort of consistant structure or pace
, don't go blaming the 80s show because of its time period, blame the writers who don't understand how to write a decent and consistant story.
Clothes go out of style, people go out of style, cars go out of style, but telling a good story is eternal.
Just have some respect.