knightofthephoenix wrote:I don't think people on this site are complaining "about not getting exactly what they want" I think many of them are very passionate about Knight Rider and really want to this new series to succeed. Calling them all whiners and saying they’re ungrateful shows you have as much of an idea about them as some involved in this new series apparently do.
As someone else here put it, this is Knight Rider, not Shakespeare. But at least have some respect or an idea on what the original show was about. Otherwise it's not going to work. Knight Rider 2000 and TKR are examples of this.
I also think most of the original fanbase also understands that the new series is going to have to target more than just them to be successful. I would bet you that's another reason emotions are running so high - it's important this new KR gets it right.
What makes you think you know more about what's needed to make the show a success? You're in love with a show that which was successful over 20 years ago. Things have changed since then. Audiences are more sophisticated and picky now. They have more options available to them: Internet, Cable, Satellite, Gaming, Movies etc. And if last year's writers' strike wasn't a wake up call for the networks, then I don't know what is. I'm sure they are very aware of what's needed to keep the show a success. Yes, I get that you love the original show and want the new show to succeed, but you're basically wanting to relive the old series, not see it evolve into something bigger and better.
The circumstances around this new show reminds me a lot about Star Trek: The Next Generation when it first aired back in 86. I remember being there in front of the TV waiting to watch "Encounter at Farpoint", the very first episode. A lot of Trekkies at the time hated it(and some probably still do)! But not me. I loved it! However, nobody can deny that the revolutionary changes they made was for the best. In my eyes that series has been even more successful than the first one. If the original Trekkies had their way, the TNG would probably never happened. We would have probably got more TOS movies instead.
I know a lot of you guys are not happy with the looks of the new KITT and I'm sure a lot of Trekkies weren't big fans of the NCC-1701D either, but I believe that you need to be a little more understanding and supportive, at least till you have seen the show. There's not much we can do about making the show a success or failure now. It's basically in the hands of the general TV audience come this fall. If they don't like it, then the show will die after 13 episodes.
With all that said, maybe just maybe the new Knight Rider will be a success just like TNG was. We're not going to know until the show airs. So how about waiting till then before you try to destroy it?