Remember K.I.T.T.? – a.k.a. the Knight Industries Three Thousand, and simply the coolest crime-fighting car ever created? Well, it’s back in this high-octane, zappy sequel to the iconic ‘80s original. And, OK, this time things are a little different. It might not have The Hoff at the wheel (although he does make a cameo in the pilot episode) and it’s a 2008 Ford Shelby Mustang rather than a TransAm Pontiac, but now K.I.T.T.’s an even bigger beast in the fight against crime – and it’s got a new ‘voice’: superstar VAL KILMER! What’s more, it’s undergone a complete revamp from its predecessor. This K.I.T.T.’s certainly got ‘eat my dirt’ written all over it in very big letters. Equipped with Artificial Intelligence, K.I.T.T. is now capable of hacking into almost any security system and has the weapons capability of a jet fighter. It can also morph into the shape of other vehicles and uses sophisticated holographic imagery to elude all manner of villains.
** This contains spoilers and may be rather boring for someone not obsessed with the 1998 film “Dark City”. You have been warned! **
What do you think of when you hear the word fantasy (as in the genre)? I think it can be a fairly negative and restrictive category to be lumped into. Dungeons & Dragons, sword and sorcery, stuff that was done way better by Tolkien back in the 50s. I write fantasy, but I don’t want to be pigeon-holed as a fantasy writer because I don’t write that kind of stuff. I prefer modern near-future settings with steam punk slants, but to the groaning masses I’m probably still a fantasy writer.
I mention in the title up at the top of the page that this blog features writing. Up until this point that has been a massive fib – all I’ve really done is talk about cinema and music. I am doing a fair bit of writing when I’m not 9-5ing though, honest!
It’s finally here, the edition that fans of the understated cult film Dark City have been waiting years for. I take a look at the film then and now, as I wait impatiently for the new edition, released in the UK August 8th, and July 29th in America. For the benefit of those who have not yet seen the film, I have tried to ensure the following is spoiler-free.