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A: “Night Stalker”, a lukewarm rework of the horror tale, starred Stuart Townsend as journalist Carl Kolchak, Cotter Smith as his boss Tony Vincenzo and Gabrielle Union as Perri Reed, a criminal reporter. for the publication where Kolchak was working. The series was a big failure, airing for only six episodes from September to November 2005. This left four un-aired episodes which, according to “The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable Shows”, subsequently aired on cable.
This failure echoes the fate of the previous series. Two hit films made for television, “The Night Stalker” and “The Night Strangler”, in 1972 and 1973 indicated an appetite for the monster hunter Kolchak, then played by Darren McGavin. But a weekly series starring Gavin again only lasted the 1974-75 television season. While flawed, the series has a cult following – and it was still better than the reboot.
Q: My favorite program is “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”. Will it be back?
A: The CW’s fall season will indeed feature more “Fool Us” starting October 1.
Q: I am 84 years old and a long time fan of Western movies. Considering the perfect cast of actors including Alan Ladd, the great work of director George Stevens, the history and the beauty of the scenery, I think “Shane” is the best western ever made. Your opinion, please.