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The iconic Knight Rider series returns in a continuation of the classic series. When Sarah Graiman, a 24-year-old doctoral candidate at Stanford, learns her father is missing, she and KITT (now Knight Industries Three Thousand) find childhood friend Mike Traceur, who is a former Army ranger, to help find the culprits.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x0
Production Number: KR-100
Airdate: Sunday February 17th, 2008
Special Runtime: 120 Minutes

Director: Steve Shill
Writer: David Andron

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 7) Jan 01, 2009
UK (Syfy) May 12, 2009

  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (55 Votes cast)
Special Guest Stars
David HasselhoffDavid Hasselhoff
As Michael Knight

Guest Stars
Blake SilverBlake Silver
As Dustin Cary
Chris MulkeyChris Mulkey
As Sheriff Ramsey
Hope RileyHope Riley
As Amber
Jack YangJack Yang
As Cross
Justin SchaefersJustin Schaefers
As Stoner Kid
Phil LaakPhil Laak
As Poker Player
Susan GibneySusan Gibney
As Jennifer
Episode Notes
David Hasselhoff, who makes a special guest appearance as Michael Knight, starred in the original 1980s version of Knight Rider.



Episode Quotes
Mike: Sorry buddy, I think this is gonna hurt.
KITT: Mike? What exactly are you going to do?
(Mike slams the brakes ahead of an SUV)

KITT: That seemed quite irrational.
Mike: You clearly don't know much about women, do you?
KITT: On the contrary, my database is quite extensive --
Mike: KITT, shut up!

Sarah: They're still back there!
KITT: That is affirmative.
Sarah: Um, are you going to slow down?
KITT: Negative.
Sarah: Oh, God! What are you doing?!
KITT: Eluding our tail.
Sarah: What? Are you crazy?
KITT: I do not believe so.



Episode Goofs
When KITT picks Sarah up from Stanford, the window on the driver's side switches from being rolled down to being rolled up throughout the scene.



Cultural References
References to the original Knight Rider series are made in the beginning of the episode when the men at Graiman's house go through his garage. There the camera pans past the original steering wheel from the Knight Industries Two Thousand, as well as the KNIGHT license plate.

The casino that Sarah finds Mike in is the Montecito, which is the name of the fictional casino in NBC's Las Vegas.



Warning: Knight Rider season 1 episode 0 guide may contain spoilers
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