Before the X-Files, there was Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Join us for a look at The Ripper, the first episode from this cult classic 1970s television series. Also includes Eric’s latest song, Little Things. This episode is brought to you by Bibliophiliacs.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker was an odd beast when it debuted back in 1974. Probably too odd a beast to be successful. But without Night Stalker, there would be no X-Files, and subsequently, no Fringe. Thanks to Netflix streaming, Kolchak’s adventures are just a couple clicks away, and I’m enjoying the ride. Is it dated? Absolutely. Everything about it screams 1970s American television, yet Darren McGavin’s performance brings it all together. It’s goofy, cheesy fun, and a shame that it’s only 20 episodes long. Check it out!