Monday, October 4, 2010

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Turbo Teen (1984)

In 1984, Knight Rider was nearing the end of the trail. Undaunted, Ruby-Spears saw an opportunity to have a little fun at the expense of the NBC series. The end result was Turbo Teen, which imagined what might've happened had Knight Rider been done a wee bit differently. Like, can you imagine KITT with David Hasselhoff's voice instead of William Daniels'? Of course not. It would've changed the course of television history. Anyway, Turbo Teen sped across TV screens on ABC for just one season. DaveMcFly uploaded the open to YouTube:

By this point, it can be said that Ruby-Spears was falling into the same trap as the other studios, green-lighting any concept that came along. Like, they even made a show about one of the most baffling fads of the 80's, Rubik's Cube. Now, if they really wanted to do Turbo Teen right, they'd have skipped the shape-shifting and come up with a cross between Knight and a 60's clunker, My Mother the Car, except that the female voice would be a little more flirtacious, if you know what I mean......

Rating: D.

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