Thursday, February 09, 2012

So Long, Seersucker

Since I had been led to believe, only recently, that It Couldn’t Happen Here ...”--the pretty terrific blog devoted to that 1970s cult-TV series, Kolchak: The Night Stalker--would continue to offer new material for “a few more weeks,” I’m surprised by today’s announcement that it’s already shutting down, though not disappearing.

Over the last week, the site has added posts about three never-filmed Kolchak episodes (“Eve of Terror, “The Get of Belial,” and “The Executioner”), as well as Mark Dawidziak’s look back at the many books and graphic novels that either starred monster-hunting, seersucker-wearing reporter Carl Kolchak, or analyzed the original ABC-TV series. And today, David J. Schow recalls the very short-lived, 2005-2006 series reboot, The Night Stalker, which he notes “was cancelled right in the middle of a two-part episode, with four episodes unbroadcast until the series was re-run on the Sci Fi Channel in 2006.”

UPDATE: An index to all of the offerings in It Couldn’t Happen Here ..., complete with links, has now been established here.

READ MORE:Kolchak: The Night Stalker ... ‘The Ripper,’” by ClassicBecky (Classic Film and TV Café).

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