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.
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.
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 Rudolph Borchert 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.
Chris Stachiw and Mike White jump ahead in the timeline to discuss the pilot episode of Night Stalker which stars Stuart Townsend as Carl Kolchak, a reporter in Los Angeles who lost his wife in an attack by werewolves. He joins Perri Reed (Gabrielle Union) and Jain McManus (Eric Jungmann) on the hunt for creatures of the night who have stolen a little girl.
Chris and Mike talk with series creator and X-Files veteran Frank Spotnitz about the original intentions for the series and how it changed before even going in front of the cameras.
Reporter Carl Kolchak's third reported encounter with the supernatural, The Ripper, was broadcast the night of September 13, 1974.
Chris Stachiw and Mike White discuss the first episode of The Night Stalker (AKA Kolchak: The Night Stalker). Written by Rudolph Borchert and directed by Allen Baron (Blast of Silence).
The episode pits Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin) against Jack the Ripper who has come to Chicago to slaughter sex workers (and Carl's fellow reporter Jane Plumm (Beatrice Colen). The episode introduces us to Carl's co-worker Ron Updyke (Jack Grinnage) and the actress Ruth McDevitt who will return in later episodes.