It's actually refreshing to have more time to be in a scene and make it deeper, and make it more complex instead of, you know, having to rush through it. : That's part of the character, and it's something that plays into the storyline and continuing storyline of our show. Have you seen anything post-production wise since you've been doing all this green screen? What's funny is I'd never heard of it before the pilot. Speaking of the nanotechnology Gary, how easy is it going to be to fit in new technology as you guys go because just a couple weeks ago they discovered invisibility or something, I was reading.: Yes, they did.
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Also on hand for the chat was Executive Producer Gary Scott Thompson. When the movie came out it was a re-imagination of something we hadn't seen in a long time. We made sure that those four characters clicked into what the new mythology was for the series. What were some of the new refurbishments for KITT that were not reflected in the pilot as far as KITT the movie? We're in the middle of shooting and we can't remember yesterday, hardly. For Justin, the movie touched on Michael's background and that he was previously in the war. Trying to drive that fast in the state of California is a little prohibitive.
This is what they had to say about their upcoming series, which promises to be one of the most exciting shows of the year: Justin and Deanna, my first question is for you. It sets the stage for a series, but at the same time there was a fair amount of closure. Again, it's 25 years later so we have to update the car, update the people and be in touch with the times. : Right, and we have a headquarters, which is affectionately called the KITT Cave. And we're shooting multiple units at the same time. How has that shaped him into the guy he is today, and what have you enjoyed about the way they have flushed that history out this season? So we have to do green screen for a lot of those shots.
We've got some terrible teen going on right now in the Halloween episode. After doing five seasons on Las Vegas, was this in your plan to jump into another series right away, to potentially keep you really busy for many years to come? I have a lot of features that I still have on hold that I put on hold five years ago. NBC sort of handed me the show and said, "Do you want to do this? That's usually a reason to jump into something, because if I'm staying awake obsessing about it, then there's probably a good reason for me to be doing it. We live in a world where there's terrorism, where people are trying to destroy and kill each other, and the stakes are a lot higher. Back on the original show, KITT was really a science fiction creation. Justin, I wanted to ask you a little bit about working with Hasselhoff on the film and if you were intimidated at all. It's one of those that I get to tell my grandkids about. What do you feel the veteran actors, like Val Kilmer and Bruce Davidson, bring to the show? Plus, you know, the great thing about Val is he has such a voice that he can sort of, you know, get in this character of KITT. And Val's really embraced the idea of working on a weekly basis.
Justin and Deanna, you've both done some time in the daytime world. Today, how much of a science fiction creation do you think the car is or is it even this close to reality? They're working on cars that can drive themselves using sensors, so they will never wreck. Is there any pressure that you feel playing the son of Michael Knight? He's able to go in all the directions that we ask him, because KITT is learning from a point to another point. He starts to learn something more, and in learning he actually imparts much more wisdom in some strange way than our humans do. : With each script, I found out more and more about Mike.
: We will be working on it up until the last moment actually.
We have something like 700 visual spec shots in the first episode and they're complex effects. They're up to eight and ten layers, so you multiple each effect by that and it's far more than the amount.
: It's not so much a teenager as that he's actually learning. At relentless pace, and that there's an audience out there for cars.