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Old 12-26-2009, 02:45 PM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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Recently picked up the 70's monster series KOLCHAK THE NIGHT STALKER on DVD and have been really enjoying them. I haven't watched it since the series originally aired, or perhaps in reruns in the late 70s. I am usually disappointed when I rewatch favorite shows from my youth, but I am finding KOLCHAK as fun as I remember.

Certaianly the show was a big influence on many to come, from X-FILES to FRINGE and more. I think the show would be a treat to several generations who haven't seen it, if they can get past the dated clothes and cars.

Any KOLCHAK fans here?
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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I remember this series and loved it, but I have to admit it became formulaic after a while. Much as I loathe what became Chris Carter's signature of convoluted throughlines and deliberate unclosed mystery plot machinations, at least this approach added storytelling dimension to the chased-by-a-monster genre.

Darren McGavin's Kolchak was as memorable as Peter Falk's Columbo. He'll always be the Night Stalker, even when I watch A Christmas Story.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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I remember this series and loved it, but I have to admit it became formulaic after a while. Much as I loathe what became Chris Carter's signature of convoluted throughlines and deliberate unclosed mystery plot machinations, at least this approach added storytelling dimension to the chased-by-a-monster genre.

Darren McGavin's Kolchak was as memorable as Peter Falk's Columbo. He'll always be the Night Stalker, even when I watch A Christmas Story.
Yup--he did a good job with it..much better than the short-lived attempt that came out a few years ago.

(I'm old enough that Darren McGavin will also be Mike Hammer to me...)
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I did my best to never miss an episode of Kolchak. I loved it. And, yes, Darren McGavin will always be Kolchak to me. My favorite episode had to do with a vampire in underground Atlanta.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I used to love this show, are they showing reruns?? What channel??
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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My ex-husband loved this show. And truth be told, I didn't mind watching it myself. I had forgotten all about it. Might have to look for the DVD's.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: DENVER
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I watched it all the time
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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I did my best to never miss an episode of Kolchak. I loved it. And, yes, Darren McGavin will always be Kolchak to me. My favorite episode had to do with a vampire in underground Atlanta.
I too loved this show! I was young, around 10 or 11 and had a crush on Kolchak but don't tell Mannix, he was my first crush.
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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I thought Kolchak was a bald detective sucking on a perpetual lollipop?
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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I thought Kolchak was a bald detective sucking on a perpetual lollipop?
That would be Kojak...another blast from the past.
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