Before he became a global sensation as a singer and as the star of TV’s Baywatch, David Hasselhoff headlined the NBC television series Knight Rider as the high-tech crimefighter Michael Knight. Created and produced by Glen A. Larson (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum, P.I.), the show ran from 1982 to 1986 and famously featured Knight’s talking car, KITT, modeled after the Pontiac Trans Am.
Now, the El Rey Network will air a 10-hour marathon of the series on Hasselhoff’s birthday, Sunday, July 17th from 10AM ET to 8PM ET/PT, hosted by The Hoff himself.
Check out the promo video for the event here below.
Knight Rider, Vol. 1 Written by Geoffrey Thorne & Shannon Eric Denton
Art by Jason Johnson & Brian Denham
Colors by Sai Studios & Milen Parvanov
Letters by Andworld Design
Edited by Shannon Eric Denton
Cover art by Jason Johnson IDW Publishing
Release Date: May 27, 2015
Cover Price: $14.99
Knight Rider, Vol. 1 isn’t like any other Knight Rider you’ve seen before, and I mean that in the best of ways. Knight Rider is one of the few “cult classic” 1980s television series that hasn’t been turned into a comic series. That is, until now. Was it worth the wait? Let’s find out…
It’s easy to see why Chris Pratt may be attached to or is rumored to be attached to multiple action adventure films across the board. He is funny, charming, and can put up a fight. Which is why people can see him as the new Indiana Jones or why he’s been rumored to be appearing alongside Channing Tatum in the male Ghostbusters reboot.
With Jurassic World just weeks away from release, you can expect journalists to ask about his involvement in either of the projects during the press junket tour. But Pratt seems to have that handled by addressing any and all rumors about projects that seem to be circling him, when it clearly should be the other way around. Short answer, a lot of dreams are about to be shattered. More below.
Glen A. Larson, who produced some of the biggest and highly remembered TV programs of the 1970s and 1980s, including Knight Rider, Magnum P.I., and the original version of Battlestar Galactica among them, died on Friday at the UCLA Medical Center. He was 77. Larson’s son James had reported that his father had suffered from esophageal cancer.
Larson in many senses was like a Norman Lear of his genre, and like Lear at his peak, had several shows running at once on the air. However, unlike Lear, Larson’s programs weren’t critically lauded for the most part, and Emmy awards were non-existent. But what the programs did supply was a kind of wide-eyed fantasy skein which ran as a common thread through most of them. A large and loyal fanbase, mainly young teenage boys, watched and devoured these programs week after week and snatching up all forms of these shows via marketing, whether it be a BSG‘s Cylon Space Craft toy or a replica of a K.I.T.T. car from Knight Rider. It was this rabid cult fanbase that kept these shows flourishing and remaining in the subconscious.
The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is Knight Rider: The Complete SeriesDVD set for $52.49 (that’s 56% off the list price of $119.92).
Note, this sale is valid only for today, Friday, August 9, 2013, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.
This 24-disc collection includes all 4 seasons (90 episodes) of the 1980’s action television series Knight Rider, which starred David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight, who solved crimes with the help of his artificially intelligent, super-powered, talking car, K.I.T.T., voiced by William Daniels (who went on to star as Mr. Feeny in Boy Meets World). The set also comes with several bonus features, like episode commentary, featurettes, and Knight Rider 2000, the TV show’s 1991 sequel movie.