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bennelson 02-17-2008 08:54 PM

Does anyone here watch television? There is a "Nightrider" movie on tonight - it's supposed to be a remake of the 1980's TV show starring David Hasselhoff.

Anyways, it stars a futuristic computer car. I was just wondering if there will be anything at all eco-friendly at all about it.

Maybe KITT will have a partial grill-block? Or Regenerative Braking?
Not too hopeful here. :rolleyes:

WaxyChicken 02-17-2008 09:04 PM

I thought it was the pilot episode to a new series (yes, we'll be watching it tonight)
The car on the add looks like a 2008 Ford Mustang GT with the classic KITT light added in.

oldschool 02-17-2008 10:02 PM

LOL so far Kitt is impervious to bullets, can change colors and go fast; changing colors is about as close to a green machine as I supect it will get.

bennelson 02-17-2008 10:20 PM

This is being billed as a TV Movie Special Event, but yeah, it is the pilot episode for the new series.

So far, the only reference to anything eco-friendly is that KITT gets 167 mpg and is largely solar-powered. He also runs on gasoline.

Now of course it's just a bad sci-fi action movie.

At least they were trying to say that technology can improve gas mileage. (But at that speed in the desert, with an extra spoiler!?!?!)

More rants at next commercial break.

PS: The commercial tie-ins are every bit as bad as GM in the Transformers movie.

WaxyChicken 02-17-2008 10:34 PM

You must be receiving the movie at least 1/2 an hour before me.
The ability to reconstruct on the fly is an interesting concept.
Imagine a spoiler that can adapt and change depending on weather conditions and speed.

WaxyChicken 02-17-2008 10:43 PM

lame question:
how did KITT know where the baddies were in the casino - and what they were wearing.

nvrmnd. I just recalled he has a way to tap into the security cameras.

bennelson 02-17-2008 11:02 PM

OK, show's over.

Can't give away .......ending........must....wait.....for......... ..timezone......difference.........

WaxyChicken 02-17-2008 11:06 PM

TY Ben. One more hour.

WaxyChicken 02-18-2008 12:02 AM

Passing on the torch.

That is what Bionic Woman was missing.

It's nice to see that the writer, director, and Hasselhoff did the right thing.

bennelson 02-18-2008 12:06 AM

It would be nice to see some sort of television show that PROMOTES eco-driving.

I guess that's just not as exciting as driving fast and crashing into things.

I think I really do drive more fuel-friendly since disabling my gas gauge.

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