Episode 289

posted on Mar 21, 2017 | Comments (1)

The Paunch Stevenson Show episode 289

Co-hosted by the Immortal Lanza

In this episode:

  • Cinema Twain screening and meeting Val Kilmer in West Nyack, New York,
  • “Broadway” fans,
  • celebrity death (Chuck Berry),
  • Monster Mania report (Wilford Brimley, John Cusack),
  • new esotheric TV series (Legion, The OA),
  • Martin Kove aka John Kreese talks Terry Silver,
  • The Next Karate Kid (1994), starring Hillary Swank,
  • the future of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,
  • Lanza really didn’t like Terminator Genisys (2015) or Independence Day: Resurgence (2016),
  • celebrity death (Bill Paxton),
  • Frailty (2001), directed and starring Bill Paxton,
  • and what’s the more well known film, Back to the Future I or II?.

MM 36 Program
Monster Mania XXXVI Photos

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Val Kilmer is KITT

posted on Feb 10, 2008 | Comments (1)

William Daniels, Will Arnett, and Val Kilmer

Variety – Val Kilmer voices Knight Rider

On Sunday, February 17, 2008, NBC is airing the new made-for-TV movie Knight Rider. If all goes well, NBC will turn it into a TV show.

From 1982 to 1986, William Daniels played the voice of the car KITT in the original Knight Rider show. Now, the honor goes to Val Kilmer. NBC originally wanted Will Arnett from the TV show Arrested Development and the movie Let’s Go to Prison (2006), but his contract with General Motors prevented him from accepting the part.

Ford is providing cars for the new Knight Rider and is taking an active role in the marketing and branding of the movie. GM found out about the Ford connection and asked Arnett to decline.

“I was very excited at the prospect of playing the part of KITT,” Arnett said. “However, because of a long relationship with General Motors as the voice of GMC Trucks, I had to respectfully withdraw from the project.”