Guest Spots: The Kolchak Tapes Episode 4
Our editor-in-chief Chris Stachiw begins the first collaborative podcast with Mike White of The Projection Booth: The Kolchak Tapes. The podcast focuses on Carl Kolchak and his various investigations across two made-for-tv films, two television series, and various other media.
Chris Stachiw and Mike White discuss the first episode of The Night Stalker (AKA Kolchak: The Night Stalker). Written by Rudolph Borchert and directed by Allen Baron (Blast of Silence).
The episode pits Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin) against Jack the Ripper who has come to Chicago to slaughter sex workers (and Carl's fellow reporter Jane Plumm (Beatrice Colen). The episode introduces us to Carl's co-worker Ron Updyke (Jack Grinnage) and the actress Ruth McDevitt who will return in later episodes.