KARR says KITT is inferior

KARR is my second favorite animated automobile with an attitude. I love how he blew up after flying off a cliff, but was back a few episodes later looking perfect.

I remembered KARR as having a different front grill scanner pattern than KITT, I was mistaken.

Herbie has gotta be the best.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, yawn. Dick Van Dyke is a treasure tho. Read the rest

A banjo cover of the 'Knight Rider' theme song

Remember when times were simpler? When a pre-Baywatch David Hasselhoff fought crime in a souped-up talking Firebird named KITT?

Youtuber Banjo Guy Ollie remembers. Now's he's covering that "high-tech" Knight Rider theme with his banjo (and his accordion and some other instruments). He reports that he'll soon cover other eighties TV themes like Magnum P.I., Airwolf, and The A-Team.

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Alternate version of the Knight Rider theme tune

I chanced across this "rare" version of Stu Philips' legendary Knight Rider theme tune from the 1982 TV show. It doesn't seem to be a remix or a cover, and is very clever if it is. It has the original composition's uncanny qualities, but with an entirely weirder and less technological feel. I suspect it's a demo made early in the show's development—which I love because it makes me think what Knight Rider would have been like if it had appeared at the end of the seventies instead of the start of the eighties. Does anyone know more about this track's origins?

The show is reportedly to be rebooted as a comedy starring retired wrestler John Cena.

I shan't judge it just yet, but here's my idea for a Knight Rider reboot, picking up after the original series and ignoring whatever nonsense was in the earlier sequels:

Los Angeles. Michael Knight (David Hasselhoff) lives quietly as a widowed single dad, raising his mixed-race teenage daughter, Angel (Amandla Stenberg). He promises her a car for her birthday, and she picks out a nice used Yaris. On their way to pick it up, however, he takes her to a storage unit in an odd out-of-the-way industrial area instead of Brubaker Toyota.

"I'm afraid we couldn't afford the Yaris, but I got an older model I think you might like," says Michael, thumbing a garage door opener. The door starts to creak up before them.

"Dammit, dad, just another broken pr—" Angel's voice trails off as she sees a weird red light swoosh back and forth in the dark garage.

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The Daleks are here! Automated surveillance at an affordable price

This in via Tech Crunch, so take it with a grain of salt, but it appears proto-Dalek's are going to be patrolling our malls.

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Hungarian Knight Rider

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