I remember seeing "Knight Rider" advertised a couple weeks before the "Pilot" TV Movie (now called "Knight of the Phoenix" in syndication) aired. I remember thinking it looked really cool and I really wanted to watch it.
I completely remember at 6 years old, September 26, 1982, sitting on our living room floor in front of and glued to our little 19 inch 1977 model TV sitting on a little swivel TV stand. I had never
seen anything like "Knight Rider" before and I was blown away!!
I was hooked and pretty much watched every episode after that.
I think "K.R." was the first TV phenomena that I got to be part of from the very beginning...I got to be part of the generation that experienced it for the first time
. Before that it seemed like everything popular or talked about had already started before I could remember or was born.
That kind of experience (especially as a child) sticks with you and still has a profound impact 30 years later. Although "K.R." may contain some "cheesy" dialogue (but to me this is also part of the show's charm and even provides a comfortable security feeling about it) it has everything a show needs and/or should have: Intriguing plots, action, mystery, suspense, love, care, morals, good guys get bad guys, positive examples, etc... I could go on and on!
Soon, I am planning to get out all my "K.R." memoribalia and the DVD sets, and display everything while I watch the show. I haven't watched it in several years and I'm looking forward to it...this being the 30 year anniversary will make it almost as special as when it first premiered...but not quite. "K.R." will always be one of the most captivating and innovative TV shows in TV show history
...and I am proud and greatful that I got to be there from the start, right on up through the 2008 series (although I think the original still prevails)!