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The sideways turbo boost

Post by Michael Pajaro » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:07 am

Wow. Loved it.

I thought it was great how it was spontaneous; Mike just "wanted to try something". I liked that KITT - not even knowing what was going to happen - just assumed it would be a bad idea. And in the world of Knight Rider, it made sense to me: what's the best way to get on a bridge crossing the street? Do a sideways flip on to it. Brilliant.

Normally I'm not a fan of going between normal and slow-motion and back, but I think it really worked here. And the CG effects were spot on.

Now regarding the scream: when I heard it, I thought it was Mike doing a kind of Dukes of Hazzard shout. But if it WAS KITT, I can only assume it was KITT's attempt at making a joke, by screaming in mid-air.

I'm a bit torn: I kind of wish they hadn't shown it in the previews because it would have blown me away if it was a complete surprise. But seeing the sneak peak of it DID get me excited about it all week. And I'm going to say the actual scene exceeded my expectations. I just really liked the way it was done.
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Re: The sideways turbo boost

Post by FordFilly82 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:31 am

Yeah it was really different from what we TOS fans would have expected from KR.
And that whole shot/scene just proves how far technology has come!
I mean, 20-some years ago, you couldn't have been able to see Ki2t go and do a sideways Turbo. I don't think that even the model work would have been believable.
So yeah, I kinda wish they kept it from us, but they did show just enough to make you go "huh!?" lol and hook you for next week.

So yeah all in all in was done well.
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Post by R.I.T.T. » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:44 am

Luckily I didn't see the preview and it was a complete surprise to me. And boy did I love it. From KITT assuming that it would be a bad idea till the moment Mike said that KITT screamed like a girl it was funny and in my opinion very well executed.
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Post by My_Friend_KITT » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:10 am

It was OMG Awesome!
I LOVED it!

I wasn't expecting it and had to rewatch it just to be sure, I saw what I thought I saw!

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That was just plain Great!
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Post by Rockatteer » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:29 am

While technically it was an impressive piece of work; In story, it just seemed too much like something I would see in a matrix movie, or maybe a transformers movie.

Thank God Kitt didn't transform into Attack Mode in mid jump.

I would have much rather have seen Kitt boost over those SUV's, or spin around and boost over the chase vehicle. To me it seemed like the cheapest option for them to take.
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Re: The sideways turbo boost

Post by FordFilly82 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:43 am

Rockatteer wrote:Thank God Kitt didn't transform into Attack Mode in mid jump.


You know, correct if I am wrong, but, I think this marks the first time KITT TB'd while NOT in Attack Mode?
Yes? No? Maybe?
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Post by R.I.T.T. » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:48 am

FordFilly82 wrote:
Rockatteer wrote:Thank God Kitt didn't transform into Attack Mode in mid jump.


You know, correct if I am wrong, but, I think this marks the first time KITT TB'd while NOT in Attack Mode?
Yes? No? Maybe?


He also did in Normal mode when fighting against KARR.
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Re: The sideways turbo boost

Post by FordFilly82 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:58 am

R.I.T.T. wrote:
FordFilly82 wrote:
Rockatteer wrote:Thank God Kitt didn't transform into Attack Mode in mid jump.


You know, correct if I am wrong, but, I think this marks the first time KITT TB'd while NOT in Attack Mode?
Yes? No? Maybe?


He also did in Normal mode when fighting against KARR.


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Post by Amir » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:23 am

I thought it was great. Different, but great. When they talked about 'our version of Turbo Boost' when the show started, this is what I was hoping for rather than Turbo's that are basically like TOS's, just looking far worse.

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Post by necrophilissimo » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:02 am

Not to mention it reminds me of the watching through TOS for the first time around in the 80s. You know, it hooks you in on weekly basis just to see what kind of awesomenes KITT pulls of this time :)
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Post by weeezl » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:04 am

Was great wasn't it?

Totally loved it and laughed my butt off, really cool. :mrgreen:

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Re: The sideways turbo boost

Post by Lost Knight » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:38 am

It was out of the ordinary and that was the point, and I liked it as well. Knowing the physics behind the turbo boosts help a lot as the flame launching helps to make it seem plausible (in the Knight Rider world, that is). I'll actually have to watch it again because I didn't really pay much attention to the scream, but it is pretty weird.
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Re: The sideways turbo boost

Post by Rainack » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:38 am

I too loved it!

When Mike said that KI3T screamed like a girl, my parents and I were all, what? KI3T screamed? We've gotta go back. So I wound it back and we watched it again, listening, and sure enough, there was his scream. We were rolling!
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Re: The sideways turbo boost

Post by SilverFoxThief » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:50 am

My_Friend_KITT wrote:It was OMG Awesome!
I LOVED it!

I wasn't expecting it and had to rewatch it just to be sure, I saw what I thought I saw!

And Thank You, Everyone at MasterKey!
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Couldn't agree more! That turbo boost was worth watching again...the same day! :good:



Now, I wonder if KITT screamed because he was making a joke at how Mike didn't know what he was doing, or if he was actually afraid? O.o
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Post by Crumbling Down » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:14 pm

I totally missed the scream part. Does anyone have a .wav file of kitts scream? I would like to listen to it.
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Post by lunchmeat » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:39 pm

The scream really seemed out of place but I must admit, it is pretty funny. The only problem I have is that it could imply that KI3T was afraid - when really, I don't think he would be. (Well, it's a possibility, but I doubt he'd be screaming even if he was terrified.) Although KI3T's general attitude in this episode was closer to KI2T in TOS episodes, the scream still felt a little awkward.

I would have liked it more if KI3T had said something before or after the scream.

Mike: "Kitt, Turbo Boost!"
KI3T: "Initiating terrified scream."
KI3T: *screams*

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Mike: "Kitt, you scream like a girl..."
KI3T: "Michael, I do not "scream". That was you."
Mike: "Kitt--"
KI3T: "I do not scream, Michael."
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Post by Lynda414 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:08 pm

See, I originally thought it was Mike making that sound, and he was just tryint to push it off on KITT.

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Post by SilverFoxThief » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:44 pm

Lynda414 wrote:See, I originally thought it was Mike making that sound, and he was just tryint to push it off on KITT.


That would make sense, but it sounds more like Val's voice than Justin's.
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Post by Lynda414 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:09 pm

SilverFoxThief wrote:
Lynda414 wrote:See, I originally thought it was Mike making that sound, and he was just tryint to push it off on KITT.


That would make sense, but it sounds more like Val's voice than Justin's.


At the time, I thought it was Justin. I will have to rewatch.

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Post by Pct1theory » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:30 pm

it was just weird to have KITT screaming. Funny but i would have rather have Mike Scream and then blame it on KITT as a joke. KITT is too sophisticated to scream.

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Post by Lynda414 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:46 pm

Same here. That was where my mind went in the forst place. Time to go to hulu for a rewatch.

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Post by knight rider uk » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:45 pm

its towards the end- all i can say is wow :good:
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Post by Kram061-1 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:46 pm

I liked this Turbo Boost it was different, as long as it don't become the norm....

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Post by Lynda414 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:25 pm

knight rider uk wrote:its towards the end- all i can say is wow :good:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB30DkayDjM


It still sounds like Justin to me >_<

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Post by lunchmeat » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:42 pm

Yeah, just watched it, it does sound more like Justin than KI3T. Maybe Mike was trying to play it off.... :P

Additionally, I didn't notice that KI3t said "not on a turn, Michael" before the boost.
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