NBC releases teaser-trailer for the new Knight Rider series
For the rest of us, enjoy this teaser trailer for the new Knight Rider series. There's not much to be gleaned from it except the obvious: KITT is no longer a TransAM, but rather a Ford Mustang. The other big news that might come as a shocker (Spoiler Warning): it's no longer Michael driving KITT, it's Mike. That's right, Knight Rider, welcome to the name-shortening 21st century!
There are other questions that we can only guess at until the show premiers in February...
1) Will KITT's new owner be as fond as showing his chest hair as David Hasslehoff used to be? Or, for that matter, will this new driver even have chest hair? As a student of pop-media, I've noticed a considerable decline in the amount of chest hair in prime-time television and I expect the trend to continue in the Knight Rider update. For more information about it, you can read my book From Magnum to ManGrooming: The Defoliation of the American Male.
2) Will each episode go to commercial with a badass shot of KITT driving in some anonymous desert while the Knight Rider theme plays?
3) Will there be a KARR? A Goliath? A spunky African-American late-season sidekick improbably named RC3? A Garthe Knight (or, in keeping with the shortening of the lead's name, a Gar Knight)? Will the intelligent vehicles from Team Knight Rider show up? Will Bonnie and April finally make-out like they do in my erotic fan-fiction?
Stay tuned, as always, to TV Squad and NBC for the answers.