First image and footage of KARR 2008 Available now!

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We knew this was coming. We knew it couldn't be stopped. Some were worried that it would destroy our childhood while others embraced it. And now here we are with our first look at KARR in the episode set to air on January 21st, and we've just wet ourselves.


If you're pants can handle the load, check out masterkeyfilms.com and find their reel. You can see this scene and bits of other signs of things to come. The second half of Knight Rider is going to be an amazing show to watch.

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  • The Dork Knight

    I find it rather amusing that K.A.R.R. is a transformer and was voiced by Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime).

  • Jeanmiwan

    What disturbs me much is the lack of subtlety in this series.
    KITT can know take three different forms. Great ! So it can change form to lure bad guys.
    But as soon as in the first episode, it changes form in front of LOTS of baddies and instantly loose its capability to lure foes. What a shame !
    I'm knot a top-knotch AI and I wouldn't have made that mistake.

    I agree with Gouki : Ford gives big money, so KITT is now build in Fords.
    In the original series, Transam gave big money and KITT was built in a Transam.
    Do I have to point than KITT is the AI and NOT the car ?
    They could build it in a 1950's Cadillac, it would still be KITT nonetheless.

    As for KARR, I loved it as an evil-themed KITT.
    Here again, its an AI, and NOT a car.
    I'd like not to see it as an Transformers-like machine, but it hasn't to be build in a Ford Mustang like KITT.
    What about a Ford-Mustang-like KITT against a Ford-Camarro-like KARR to please everyone ? lol
    Or maybe a Volkswagen-Bug-KARR... (joke)

    About the too-many-people-team... I may be wrong, but I think latest american series face some laws about quotas of different ethnic-looking people.
    So, if I must have at least one character of each Caucasian, Asian, Indian, Latin, Middle-Eastern, Native American and African American origins, I'll have to bring at least seven recurring good-guys (and gals) ! far more than the original "Lone Knight Rider"
    So teamwork seems a bit compulsory in the TV shows, nowadays...

  • The Dork Knight

    "They could build it in a 1950's Cadillac, it would still be KITT nonetheless."

    He was briefly a 1957 Chevy Bel Air. :P

  • luanarita

    Hello boys and girls! I am for Portugal and I love Knight Rider 2007 series please cool me!!!!!

  • Gouki

    I laugh at the Saying of KARR was the same as KITT...I am just wondering WTF Knight Rider were you watching in the 80's? KARR was the prototype of KITT. He was pure AI...Self Teaching himself without aid of anyone. Thus making a transformation into a robot as seen above in the New Knight Rider only shows how far his AI has evolved past KITT's, which we see is still learning..LMFAO

    This Old saying of KITT and KARR was identical, is like comparing apples to oranges. They are basically the same category but two totally different all together. If you fail to see this you "Original Fans" Maybe you need to watch it again to clean out the Cobwebs to clear your Vision.

    As for the Ford in general, Yes its a basic ploy to get their mark on Knight Rider...All companies do this, "Think the Transformers Bumblebee". Hes not a Volkswagen Bug is he? They probably paid the Highest dollar to make KITT their Car so unless you can fork over the money and pay for the "TRANS AM" to be KITT then Get over it.

    I in-fact love KARR...though I wish they would of brought Goliath too (with its own AI) Yes I know Goliath didn't have an AI, but new KARR, new KITT,why not new Goliath? :D

    Let the Hate Comments Commence!!!

  • Stu Rankin

    Not seen this episode yet, but how on Earth is that thing meant to be the prototype of the CAR of the future? OF COURSE KARR was the same as KITT. That's the whole point. Like duh. This show needs to be canned. Let Glen A. Larson do his movie for gods sake!

  • brian downer

    KARR IS MINT IN THIS NEW FILM. I HAVE SIN THE WHOLE PART OF THIS MOVIE AND KARR IS A RIGHT BEAST. I LOVE THE WAY HE TURNS INTO A ROBOT. LOVE TO AVE A CAR LIKE THAT LOL.

  • KARR-freak

    I think this new kaar isn't KARR Anymore. KARR was always the same car as KITT, with the same gadgets.. This KARR isn't real anymore!

  • KARR-freak

    I think this new kaar isn't KARR Anymore. KARR was always the same car as KITT, with the same gadgets.. This KARR isn't real anymore!

  • Dario

    should get more chapters of the new series, because this new version gives a more toke of reality to the plot of the series, well besides that in Latin America was very sintonisada

    I love KNight Rider 2008

  • Oh no



    KARR is a transformer. Such a shit, oh no. Silly.

  • Charles Roberts

    Ok,I Liked The Knight Rider From The 80s,But This? I Love

    The New One!! Its Totoly Awesome!!!!! I Finaly Figured Out

    What K.A.R.RS, Name Stands For. Its Knight Automated Roving Robot. K.I.T.TS Name Stands For Knight Indestreas Three Thousand. I Like K.I.T.T. As A Mustang. Knight Rider Is The Only Thing I Like. I Like To Look At The Footages. I Wish I Had A Car Like K.I.T.T. He Is So Cool!!K.I.T.T Has Awesome Moves. I Like Turbo Boost.

    The Show Is Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From Charles Roberts Age8.

  • Knightfan1

    I was a fan of the original show, but I like this one better. Val Kimner voices the car better, Jason is a better M.Knight, and the car kicks ass. I mean every episode has hot chicks, fast cars, cool fight scenes and some pretty good special fx. What more could you ask for if your a guy? Those dudes with modded trans ams from the 80's are going to bitch about it anyway. Let em.

    I hope the show stays on the air. NBC pulled the Bionic woman off the air rather quickly as well and I also liked that show.

    The new Knight Rider kicks ass.

  • adele

    btw. user: KT great photoshop-ing on the camaro! Forgot to add that in my comment. Sorry!

  • adele

    Wes said:

    Guys this show is not suspossed to look real, nor is it set in the 80's. If you want to see a 80 TA go buy the DVD and sit on the couch with your mullet wig and listen to Slayer. This comment is mainly directed at the individual that wants the Hoff back. MY god. HE IS DONE, Like Bob Barker and the price is wrong, He not coming back, let go, I promise you will be ok. As for the show, Needs alot of work, The effects could b better. The voice of Kitt is great, Val kilmer you cant beat. Yes william daniels is awesome but like i said people, its the past. This is the new KR. Deal with it cause its all we got. I dont see NBC canceling this KR, Canceling law and order to bring back the Hoff and an 80's TA. As for the Car. MY OPINION is great. For you peeps that cal it a brick, yur new camaro isnt much better, but yes is not as bricky. But this comment is back at the peep that wants the 80's TA back. Driving down the road and you see a 80's TA and a shelby GT500 which one will turn heads. IF you said TA go shave your mullet, burn the Slayer 8 track, and wake up, Its 2009.

    I agree with Wes..... KR is not supposed to be the same as the 1980's version. That would take away from the show. It is supposed to be simular in some ways. It really doesn't matter what type of car is used, personally I don't like mustangs but I have grown to like KITT. Whether a mustang or camaro is used--you would have the camaro haters and the mustang haters commenting. The effects are superb, wish my car could have the same effects. That would be cool. I have signed the petition to bring back KR for another season because I just love this show!!!!! What other show compares to a car that can do soo much??? If you find one let me know because I know there is no other show that has what KITT has or even what he does for that matter! So, all you people that don't like KITT and KR can watch some other show and keep your comments to yourself or as Wes put it....sit on your couch with your mullet and watch the 80's dvd version of KR.

    As for the producers of KR 2008...I love this show...Please bring another season! Thanks, Adele

  • Cody smith

    I think the new knight rider is a great show and it isn't a copy of the original 80's tv series it is an awesome show and it is sooo much better than that survivor and amazing race stuff, thanks for a great show NBC!!!!

  • Matt L.

    I am completely amazed that no one has compared this to NBC's last car-show failure, "Viper"

    Exactly the same... some secret police-type agency with some ridiculous car that can change skins and do completely unbelievable things. All they did to make this show was take Viper, and use a mustang instead.. oh and call it Knight Rider.

    With that said, I hope they get some new writers and turn it around, I dont want to see it get canceled.

  • Hollywood Knight

    DAREN: The introduction of SPM KITT marked the time that the original Knight Rider "jumped the shark", IMHO; it was never quite the same series after that.

    WES: I'm not among those who think the new KR should be a clone of TOS; I do, however, wish the producers had given this new incarnation a little more of the "flavor" of the original. Michael Knight, to me, was always a sort of modern-day "Lone Ranger", breezing into town in his cool talking car to fight the bad guys and seduce the cute chick in time to ride off into the sunset before they rolled the credits.

    This new series is too reminiscent of TKR, as maxwellmilian pointed out. There's no longer a "young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, etc., etc..." All you have here is a high-tech SWAT team composed of unbelieveably attractive twentysomethings who are continually trying to one-up each other when the writers don't have them working that tired old "unresolved sexual tension" angle. And I know, I know, KITT couldn't be another T/A, but did they have to pick an overrated has-been of an automobile with all the aerodynamics of a concrete block?

  • Wes

    Guys this show is not suspossed to look real, nor is it set in the 80's. If you want to see a 80 TA go buy the DVD and sit on the couch with your mullet wig and listen to Slayer. This comment is mainly directed at the individual that wants the Hoff back. MY god. HE IS DONE, Like Bob Barker and the price is wrong, He not coming back, let go, I promise you will be ok. As for the show, Needs alot of work, The effects could b better. The voice of Kitt is great, Val kilmer you cant beat. Yes william daniels is awesome but like i said people, its the past. This is the new KR. Deal with it cause its all we got. I dont see NBC canceling this KR, Canceling law and order to bring back the Hoff and an 80's TA. As for the Car. MY OPINION is great. For you peeps that cal it a brick, yur new camaro isnt much better, but yes is not as bricky. But this comment is back at the peep that wants the 80's TA back. Driving down the road and you see a 80's TA and a shelby GT500 which one will turn heads. IF you said TA go shave your mullet, burn the Slayer 8 track, and wake up, Its 2009.

  • Daren

    To add to all the above comments...

    I didn't know if I'd like the new Knight Rider. As you say above, it's not a remake but a continuation. At first I didn't like the Mustang, but now I'm hooked!! Absolutely love the car! I think Attack Mode KITT looks great compared to the original Super Pursuit Mode KITT, but the new KITT doesn't need blue neon KR on his undercarriage. I've read that they're going to re-work the new series, so it's less of the "terrorist of the week" and more like the original series.

    That IS the actual footage from the TV show, and not from Transformers II. If you watch the new KR series, they've shown pictures of the new KARR. Last nights episode showed a preview at the end where they find KARR, and another part with KITT vs KARR. I think it will be awesome ~ remember KARR was a "bold new experiment", and always referred to KITT as an "inferior production line model". Give it a chance!

    NBC - don't cancel it! This show is awesome!

  • NoNamez

    The only thing this turd has in common with the original is the name "knight rider". I'm hardcore into the old one, have a full blown replica, and tried desperately to watch and accept this turd. Just can't do it. Its sucks........hard. I refuse to petition it to stay on, I hope this crashes and burns, and is swept under the rug.

  • mrsknight3000

    I think KARR can finally be tougher than KITT. I love the new series and the new KITT but I always loved KARR from the beginning and at least he is back in some form. I just can't wait to hear him talk again.

  • maxwellmilian

    The show does need work. The plots are too much too soon. This is a reminder of TKR, what with an incredible amount of support personnel. The original series had it right, and used a small amount of people, and they called in the original team to do major repairs. It was a privately funded venture, and if one read between the script lines, we only saw the cases where all the stops were pulled out and drastic measures were taken. More than once, Michael stumbled into something, and pursued it without Devon's blessing. With this new Government Oversight Committee in the cave, if something popped up out of nowhere on Mike's day off, do you think for one second that these guys are going to let him pursue it? On Government Dollars, no less?

    Give us some reality here, writers. I know that if you look to your fans, there are some out there that have some damn good ideas.

    I can get by the flipping panels, I can deal with a pretty girl that has a penchant for danger. I might even get used to the aircraft, but how about a semi for the small stuff? BUT NOT GAUDY LIKE KITT'S UNDERCARRIAGE!

    Get with the program, and get us some good old fashioned unpredictabiliy in the plot lines, like the old school way, with the needed modern twist? Have KITT hack a few computers on his own, not some IT tech 200 miles away.

    In short, you have given us our dessert when we have not yet had our supper.

    Cook us up something good!

  • hollywood knight

    This show is ridiculous. It's not Knight Rider at all, it's more like Power Rangers Meets Battlestar Galactica. They might just as well add a telepathic Mini Cooper for comedy relief.

  • hhh

    guys,this isnt the new Karr from Knight Rider,this is Barricade from transformer & u r watching a spy pic of him from upcoming transformer 2!! This is a scene where barricade is in robot mode & he's about to blast a stupid mustang with double red neon light in front of the hood...awkward place to install neon light...

  • Ryan

    I was a fan of the original - though I have to say watching it again on DVD really made me wonder why. I guess that's the difference in taste between a 10 year old and a 30 year old. Anyway...

    IMHO, the pilot was superior in every way to this trainwreck of a series. I remember reading something written by the guy who took over to start the series following the pilot that said essentially that they were going to improve on KITT, especially the attack mode KITT. I thought the attack mode in the pilot was a bit over the top but man... that POS in the series is so awful that it would have been laughed out of SEMA. This series is more like a bad combination of the original Knight Rider and power rangers. Throw in a few Star Trek Enterprise decontamination rub down scenes and you have this turd of a series.

    There was so much potential for this series to be reimagined in a good way like Battlestar Galactica. I think the pilot tried hard for that and succeeded in some ways. They flat out blew it when the show went from pilot to series. But it looks like the show will suffer on for another half season.

  • CapN

    nice, a trailer for the upcoming new transformer 2....

  • kitt34

    This is really gonna even worse right now

    This new knight rider stinks badly and horribly.

    and KARR as a transformer, another reason to cancel this version.

    I'm glad it's one of the worst of 2008, it's gonna stink big time.

  • joshblackgolddragonoflegend

    your WRONG

  • My goodness, a Transformer? Terrible. Just utterly terrible.

  • KT

    Incidentally, steve: Glen Larson DID write the thing - He's one of the guys who wrote the screenplay for the movie, as well as Executive Producer for the series.

    And technically, the Hoff DID star in the movie, as Michael Knight.

    Personally, my sole grievance with the series is that there're a couple of things I don't like about KITT's Attack Mode, but considering how the original KITT's Super Pursuit Mode looked, it ain't that bad.

    But I still think a Camaro would've been a better choice for KITT than the Mustang: http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/7286/camarocollagearticleimadf3.jpg

    (Photoshop work done by me)

  • KT

    Personally, I agree with Michael Harrington that the new Knight Rider IS good, precisely because it isn't a rehash of the original.

    AND I also happen to LIKE the idea of making KARR something other than an identical-copy/evil-twin of KITT, so I'm very much looking forward to seeing this episode.

    Finally, while I do like the 'Stang, I agree with tony that it was not a great choice for KITT. In my opinion, the new Camaro would have been a much better pick for KITT.

  • tony

    i have to say that the reason they didnt remake knight rider is the fact that people would still complain that it wasnt as good as orignal,so they decided not to do a remake, i hated the poilt movie,but the epsidoes are good

    the thing i hate is this KARR this is stupid,allow trying to be a transformers show this isnt what knight rider is about,KARR thing looks dumb and hardly been thought out they just wanna be different to orignal and it wont work,people like the orignal so build on that dont make this dumb transformer thing,this has to be the worst idea the writers have had,and they had a excuse on the crappy 2 hour movie cause of the writers strike,they have no excuse for this KARR robot rubbish

    also out of all the cars they have in the world why pick a crappy mustang,seriously they should have picked a new flash car,even the 80's trans-am looks better than the mustang and its like 20 something years later lol

  • joshblackgolddragonoflegend

    hey the new show is WAY better than the orignal. so lay off ford
    and plus the shelby GT500KR fits the roll.

  • MichaelJaunWolfe

    Good lord the ford, they so should of went with the Camero and let Transformers have the Mustang. The Camero looks more the part, but be it as it may, the show's canceled and who knows when we'll ever see it again!

  • Michael Harrington

    I meant that tongue in cheek, Steve. It's good to have a difference of opinion!! ;)

  • Michael Harrington

    Must disagree with you there, Steve. All the things you want are already out on DVD. If you don't like the new stuff, just watch the DVDs and be stuck in the 80's for the rest of your life.

    I love the original, and I like the new series. Shame that it looks like it's been cancelled.

  • steve fawcett

    This show is just awfull ,why after 26 years can they not get right the original soul and feeling from the original

    the recipe is simple

    get Glen Larson to write the thing ,get David Hasslhoff to star in it ,a black 1980s trans am (or at least somthing that doesnt have the aerodynamics of a building brick ,and get william daniels into a sound booth

    The new series has no storylines ,no car worth watching is all just a lazy attempt to advertise FORD and make money

    If they cannot do it right ,leave it in the 80s!!! where the real fans can watch somthig close to their childhood hearts

    it is a JOKE!

  • joshblackgolddragonoflegend

    your the joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Charithadayaratna

    no! I think Steve is right. 80's car was totally a new design relative to that time. At those times, it was an engineering marvel and we could feel it. But the new KITT is a car that already exists. They could have modified the appearance.I'm not talking about the change to attack mode ...etc. But think about the "Viper" TV series. That car is outstanding. Why couldn't they come up with some new dream car....??? And I also miss the live voice of older KITT. New KITT is too much formal speaking. If it's AI, it should be able to show or imitate some imotions.

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