Saturday, March 3, 2018

Episode 13: The Devil's Platform (1974)

Tom Skerritt (and his mustache) star as Robert W. Palmer, a politician who has made a devil's bargain to gain power...

He has the ability to turn into a Satanic rottweiler in order to defeat those who stand in his way but he can't stop Carl Kolchak from getting to the bottom of The Devil's Platform. The last "Night Stalker" to be directed by Allen Barron, this episode was written by Donn Mullally.

On this episode, Chris and Mike talk to Ron "Uptight" Updyke himself, Jack Grinnage, about his role in "The Night Stalker" as well as his early days in "Rebel without a Cause".

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Music by Jerry Fielding, Bob Cobert and John Walker

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Episode 12: Firefall (1974)

Fred Beir stars as Ryder Bond, a man who is seemingly two places at once... It's up to intrepid reporter Carl Kolchak to find out how and why people are dying.

"Firefall" is the sixth episode of "The Night Stalker." Written by Bill S. Ballinger, the episode was directed by Don Weis. This episode marks the last time we'll see Carol Ann Susi as Monique Marmelstein.

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Music:
Music by Bob Cobert and John Walker

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Episode 11: Three (2005)

Chris Stachiw and Mike White return to the 2005 version of Night Stalker.

Written by Adam Sussman and directed by Daniel Sackheim , "Three" is the third episode of the 2005 Night Stalker reboot.

The episode introduces series semi-regular Alex Nyby who's played by Eugene Byrd. This episode of The Kolchak Tapes features an interview with Mr. Byrd about his role in Night Stalker as well as Bones and more.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Episode 10: The Werewolf (1974)

In the fifth episode of Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Carl squared off with a ragged werewolf (Eric Braeden). Written by Paul Playdon and David Chase, the teleplay was cut down from 70 pages, leaving something that didn't quite hold together, despite Allen Baron's deft direction.

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Music:
Music by Bob Cobert and John Walker

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Episode 9: The Vampire (1974)

Chris Stachiw and Mike White discuss the fourth episode of "The Night Stalker" which returns to the show's roots. A victim of Janos Skorzeny has survived and moves from Las Vegas to Los Angeles. It's up to Kolchak to ditch his assignment and put an end to her reign of terror.

This episode of The Kolchak Tapes features an interview with producer Cy Chermak, author of The Show Runner: An Insider's Guide to Successful TV Production.

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Buy The Show Runner: An Insider's Guide to Successful TV Production by Cy Chermak
Buy Kolchak: The Night Stalker series on DVD
Read the It Couldn't Happen Here discussion of "The Zombie"
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Episode 8: The Five People You Meet in Hell (2005)

Chris Stachiw and Mike White return to the 2005 version of Night Stalker wherein Carl Kolchak (Stuart Townsend) goes toe-to-toe with cult leader Damon Caylor (Tony Curran).

The episode was written by Thomas Schnauz (Better Call Saul) and directed by Rob Bowman (Reign of Fire).

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Buy Night Stalker (2005) series via Amazon Streaming
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Read more about The Five People You Meet in Hell
Read FRIGHT ‘NIGHT’ RIGHT – REMAKE OF ‘70S ‘KOLCHAK’ BETTER THAN ORIGINAL

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Episode 7: They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be... (1974)

Reporter Carl Kolchak's fifth reported encounter with the supernatural, They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be..., was broadcast the night of September 27, 1974.

Chris Stachiw and Mike White discuss the third episode of The Night Stalker (AKA Kolchak: The Night Stalker). Written by and directed by Allen Baron.

Also known as "U.F.O.", this episode find Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin) attempting to catch the first game of the world series (Chicago Cubs vs. The Boston Red Sox) while an alien causes mischief in the Windy City. Both Ron Updyke (Jack Grinnage) and Monique Marmelstein (Carol Ann Susi) return for this episode.

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Buy Kolchak: The Night Stalker series on DVD
Read the It Couldn't Happen Here discussion of "They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be..."
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Music:
Music by Bob Cobert and John Walker

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