‘THE LIZARD OF DOOM’ We discuss the 1972 made for TV Movie “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” with author Ricky Sprague EP: 18|8 Podcast, Clips and Every Episode Streaming

In this episode we talk about a favorite childhood show of mine, “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”. Dan Pullen and special guest: Author Ricky Sprague discuss the book, the show and the made for TV movie from the early 70’s. We also talk about the raw deal the originator of the story got and the curious idea that the world’s worst tv monster may in fact be a ‘tv show cancellation’/harbinger of doom.

 

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In this next episode of For Brains One Movie we have ourselves a TV PARTY and watch the original 1972 ABC Made for TV Movie “Kolchak: The Night Stalker”

We also chat about the history of the show and its source material. We will also talk about the short-lived TV Series (1974-1975)

KOLCHAK Was a character driven X-Files of sorts, that was on the air 30 years before X-Files. Darren McGavin plays a Columbo like reporter who investigates Paranormal goings on for a fictional Chicago Paper.

I loved watching the show as a kid, it was a nice addition to my regular intake of late night horror. ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘Night Gallery’ and ‘The Outer Limits’. Always a fan of short form Horror, Kolchak and the character played by McGavin provided some great childhood memories. I also think, with recent viewings, that the show holds up wonderfully. The rest of the cast, especially Simon Oakland are great as well.

Below are some of the shows and the film that can be viewed on Youtube. Based on the amount of full length shows on youtube, and the years that they have been up, ABC, or whoever holds the current rights to the program and film, obviously have forgotten about this one. Until there is a hollywood take on the film, or some group buys the show out, you can see everything on youtube. Here are the links to the first two films, below that is a slider with all the episodes that aired from 1974-1975.

MOVIE WIKI:

The Night Stalker
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Barry Atwater as Janos Skorzeny in The Night Stalker
Written by Richard Matheson (teleplay)
Jeffery Grant Rice (novel)
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Starring Darren McGavin
Simon Oakland
Carol Lynley
Barry Atwater
Music by Bob Cobert
Country of origin United States
Production
Producer(s) Dan Curtis
Cinematography Michel Hugo
Editor(s) Desmond Marquette
Running time 74 minutes
Release
Original network ABC
Original release January 11, 1972

THE FULL LENGTH ORIGINAL 1972 MOVIE: “KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER”

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THE MOVIES AND THE EPISODES FROM THE 1974 – 1975 SERIES: KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER

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