Once, it was possible to believe that a man with a really good perm, a talking Trans Am with a turbo boost button for leaping through empty juggernauts and a truck with an old man and girl in yellow overalls into which the man drove the talking car for repairs could protect the innocent and uphold the law. Even with jeans tight enough to make flooring the gas a truly painful experience.
Heading back to 1982 for the very first Knight Rider is anything but painful. The origin explains just how average cop Michael Long becomes Michael Knight and teams up with KITT, setting up one of the best-ever double-acts on the box. Almost 20 years on, itÂ’s easy to recall just how strong was the urge to get behind the wheel of that car, or to just call him up by yelling at your watch.