Friday, January 15, 2010

Tonight's Double Feature:



Ahhh... This is actually how I first watched The Night Stalker - on the CBS Late Movie.

I was too young to be allowed to watch Kolchak when the show originally aired in prime time, but, by my teens, when I could stay up late once in a while, I discovered that CBS ran episodes regularly as part of their Late Movie rotation. Man, TV actually used to be good.

6 comments:

The Runokobold said...

Yeah, it did...didn't it? I was kind of young for Kolchak too, but that didn't stop me from sneaking down and sitting on the stairs to scare the crap out of myself by watching from the dark of the stairway. I recently got the entire series and the two movies on dvd...very good stuff.

Martin Powell said...

I believe our pal Bob Burns was actually responsible for all the cool programing on the CBS Late Movie in those days. I do know that he was the guy who convinced the network to purchase the Hammer films, which were still pretty new back then.

I have very fond memories of that, too. Great TV, indeed.

jason said...

Oh, man, I remember that star-shaped animation logo very well!

I miss the days of "the CBS Sunday Night Movie" and "Movie of the Week."

Gareth-Michael Skarka said...

TV was better when networks needed to fill the late-night air time, which they did with Late Movies, Horror Hosts, old series re-runs and the like...

...until the invention of the Infomercial, when they could get advertisers to PAY them for filling that air time. Once that happened, the proliferation took off, and that kind of TV was pretty much dead by the early 90s.

Shame.

Martin Powell said...

Yet another reason I haven't watched regular TV programing since 2004.

Rick said...

Thanks for the memories here. I got to see some of NIGHTSTALKER as a kid and just loved it. To this day it still sticks with me. Darren Mc Gavin was tops in my book! One other thing I loved the office scenes with Kolchak as much as the monster scenes. Fun memories of what feels like long ago times.