Thursday, July 14, 2022

Show Notes and Video Playlist: Episode 10-10: Kolchak

*Welcome to the show notes for this week's podcast episode! Click below to check out our video playlist featuring commercials, promos, and werewolves!

And remember, you can always visit our official YouTube channel for all of our podcasts and episode-specific playlists for each one!

*Thanks again to friend of the show John Holm for suggesting we take a look at Kolchak!

*The Outsider with Darren McGavin aired on NBC in the 1968-69 season. The Roy Huggins series starred McGavin as an L.A. private eye. As this piece explains, the show received significant criticism for its violent content, to the point of reshaping episodes to remove gunplay and other material.

*The Night Stalker premiered January 11, 1972. Follow-up The Night Strangler debuted January 16, 1973. The series began with "The Ripper" on September 13, 1974.

*Kolchak aired a mere 20 episodes in the 1974-75 season, Friday nights on ABC--first at 10:00, then at 8:00.

*One of the most praised books about the series is the (sadly out of print and not in digital form) is Night Stalking by Mark Dawidziak,.

*The New York Times' former TV critic, John J. O'Connor, does appear to have liked some TV series despite evidence to the contrary.

*Our Forgotten Sitcoms episode with Dick Gautier in When Things Were Rotten is right here.

*Credit to Gil Melle for composing the series' theme song.

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