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Knight Rider "Movie" 2/17/2008

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by cnmsales, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Earl Bonovich

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    But that is what I mean...

    A bigger 'name' actor can't go below "scale" even if he/she wanted to.
     
  2. frederic1943

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    No one can officially go below scale. A first time actor or Charlton Heston get paid the same at scale. Scale is like minimum wage. You can pay someone more but not less. So it wouldn't matter who does the voice of KITT as long as they were willing to work for scale.
     
  3. Earl Bonovich

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    Exactly... and that is a shame...

    If someone willing wants to do something at a lower rate, because they believe in it... or just flat out wants to do it.... they should have the option.

    I can take a contract job, at what ever rate I want to in my career path... even if it is rock bottom on a scale...

    Oh well... that really isn't the point, unless it is a major factor in getting Knight Rider into a series...

    There are probably 1,000's of people that would be a great voice for KI3T
    And honestly even if it is an absolutely no name we have never heard before... he/she would be known as KI3T for a long time
     
  4. longrider

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    I know I'm late to this but I was out of town and just watched the show last night. The broadcast problem appeared to be in the network feed, what I recorded was after the commercial break it had severe technical problems, no video and audio dropping in and out of DD for about 10 seconds then the Denver station appeared to cut to the letterboxed SD feed which gave the windowbox effect. It came back after a few minutes and was fine to the end.

    I really hope this does become a series, not all TV needs to be serious, relevant info. A show like this can be simple entertainment to take your mind off reality for a while. I thoroughly enjoyed it and would watch it over a lot of the crap that is aired now.
     
  5. Doug Brott

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    Kinda like Chuck? :)
     
  6. Supervolcano

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    And let's not forget that after KITT picked up the girl from the school ... and eluded the bad guys who were shooting at it ... KITT told the girl it could drive the 600+ miles to Las Vegas where the good guy was in about 3 hours.

    So it could drive roughly 200 miles per hour.
    Cool, I can dig that part.

    They get near Vegas, find the good guy made a cash withdrawl at a particular casino thanks to KITT's extensive database resources, and even catches a security camera shot so they know what table he's at ... and wouldn't you know it ... The girl gets to the poker table ... and bad guys are already there watching them!!!

    Call me crazy, but I'd rather have the car the bad guys had!!!
    :lol:
    But seriously, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie.
    Can't wait for it to become a series.
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    They had a helicopter. :)
     
  8. spartanstew

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    Except that if he could drive 200 miler per hour, why did it take KITT so long to lose the bad guys after picking her up?

    I hate stuff like that. Those guys were on his tail for a LONG time. That's bad writing (and there was lots of it).

    If it becomes a series, I'll probably give it another shot, but I couldn't watch that "movie".
     
  9. gulfwarvet

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    i just wish i could have seen the entire movie. stupid power outage caused me to lose the 2nd hour of it. :( :( :(
     
  10. Doug Brott

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    I'm not so much in disagreement here, but I will give the show a small pass due to circumstances.

    source
     
  11. Supervolcano

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    Did a little checking and found out you CAN watch this movie for free at NBC's website.

    http://www.nbc.com/Knight_Rider/video/episodes.shtml#vid=219277

    If that link doesn't work, find it manually.

    http://www.nbc.com/

    Go into the scroll for "Watch Video Online Now".
    Find "Knight Rider".
    Click the blue circular icon to begin playback.

    Don't know how long it will be available on the website, so you might want to watch it soon. I get the feeling from reading at the site that shows are only available for 7 days after airing (and the last showing was this past Saturday night).

    I tried to find a link to download it from the site and couldn't. I even downloaded their stupid "NBC Direct" media player and it can't even find the video. Good side is you can use trickplay to find the portion you missed. Bad side is, yes, there are a few 30 second commercials you have to deal with.
     
  12. chris0

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    I'd suspect that any contract signed for doing the voice for the movie would also include doing the voice for the series. Normally. Since he was a last minute replacement, though, who knows?

    Mike Rowe would be most excellent as the voice of KITT. But there'd have to be a never-seen programmer or tech that KITT keeps referring to named "Barsky."
     
  13. gulfwarvet

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    Thanks will check it out tonight
     

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