Sometimes, the smallest spark can start a fire. And for David Hasselhoff, he’s hoping his small role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will remind people he too was in a classic science fiction series and let him bring it back in a suitably modern way.
Some TV shows go on hiatus at Christmas. Others embrace the hell out of the season. Sitcoms are well-tailored for shenanigans involving gift exchanges gone awry; it gets a little trickier when it comes to scifi and fantasy shows. Still, some shows nail it. Here are our holiday-themed favorites.
Ever since Apple dropped its latest MacBook Pro with a cool but mostly unnecessary Touch Bar, programmers have been jumping at the chance to make cool but mostly unnecessary apps to run on it. This new one does not break from that tradition but it does turn your MacBook Pro into Kitt from Knight Rider.
With today’s news that car-a-holic director Justin Lin is spearheading a “digital reboot” of classic 1980s NBC action show Knight Rider, we got to thinking: exactly how many versions of Knight Rider have hit the airwaves so far? The answer is “way more than you realized.”
One thing we know for certain about Justin Lin: he loves car movies. I mean he directed four entries in the Fast and Furious series, and was recently tapped for the toy-inspired Hot Wheelsfilm, so his association with the latest Knight Rider reboot makes perfect sense. But you won’t be seeing it on the big screen, or…
June brought us the wonderful news that Lego Dimensions—the video game that gives you the perfect excuse to buy more Lego sets—would be massively expanding with pop culture franchises spanning the past few decades. In the preview we got glimpses of The Goonies, the A-Team, even E.T., but we’re finally now getting our…
This mysterious trailer, which popped up online with virtually no fanfare, is the only real information on the mysterious Knight Rider Heroes we have. It seems to be some kind of project based on the idea that the Foundation for Law and Government (F.L.A.G.) went underground and then brought Michael and KITT back to…
You probably don't remember quite how skeevy David Hasselhoff could get on Knight Rider. So here's a refresher course, compiled for you by the peeps at NBC.com and premiered exclusively at io9.
These days, product placement is an accepted part of science fiction. We're used to seeing big brands splashed all over every TV show and movie about aliens or the future. But it wasn't always this way. Here's the quick-and-very-dirty history of how on-screen advertising became a science fiction mainstay.
Legendary TV creator Glen A. Larson has passed away at the age of 77 from esophageal cancer. He created the original Battlestar Galactica TV series, brought Buck Rogers to TV, and the kitschy '80s hit Knight Rider and the less fortunate but cult favorite Manimal and Automan series.
Glen A. Larson, creator of numerous shows including Knight Rider and the original Battlestar Galactica, has passed away. The LA Times is reporting that Larson died due to complications from esophageal cancer. Our condolences to his family.
Can we decree that every vehicle in pop fiction has to turn into a giant robot, please? Because artist Darren Rawlings has reimagined the greatest vehicles of TV, cinema, anime and more as Transformers, and the results are phenomenal.
Finally a Knight Rider remake we can get behind. Chris Pratt and Danny McBride could be teaming up to bring back the series all about some bro and his talking car. Love it.
The Wolverine has a new banner, Edgar Wright shoots down an Ant-Man rumor, and something is going on with Vin Diesel and Marvel. Plus find out what would happen in This Is The End 2. Is a Knight Rider film really happening? And one contender to play the Twelfth Doctor explains how he'd play the role. Spoilers ahead!
Given David Hasslehoff’s bizarre European musical career, you might think that a Knight Rider episode centered around a very special concert would feature Hasslehoff singing and that it would be completely terrible. As it turns out, you’d be half right — “Knight Song” (sigh) is completely terrible, but at least…
Some mornings, you can barely face the harsh light of day. That whole ordeal of dragging yourself out of bed and cleansing yourself and putting on the required worker garments so that you can go out into the world and deal with the human race just seems... barbaric. Which is why, sometimes, you need to feel like a…
Welcome to the first io9 music smackdown! We're putting together the ultimate science fiction (and fantasy) playlist — all the music that everyone should have on his or her iPod.
The other day, the internet went crazy over Justin Bieber's anthem "U Smile" slowed down 800 percent. But we slowed down the theme tunes from Doctor Who, Star Trek and other classics, and we discovered they sound just as cool.
Now that you're old enough to pack your own lunch, don't you know that brown-bagging is déclassé? Save a tree and tote your vittles around in these vintage food cubes. When Lee Majors adorns your thermos, nothing can stop you.