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I do remember seeing The Smothers Brothers a couple of times, but did you know they were cancelled for being too controversial?
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I do remember seeing The Smothers Brothers a couple of times, but did you know they were cancelled for being too controversial?
I didn't know that. What was the controversy?
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Lots of hip political satire that was too groovy for TV at the time.

What was your favorite variety show of the 60s and 70s?
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I'm not sure I had one :lol:

The closest thing might have been Laugh-In and Saturday Night Live. Ocassionally I'd tune into Merv Griffin, Michael Douglas, and Dick Cavett.

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Laugh-In, I think. But what did you think of Ed Sullivan?
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Oh yeah, forgot about Ed Sullivan. Every Sunday night.

Ever watch Lawrence Welk? Or Hee-Haw?
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I saw Lawrence Welk occasionally, because my Grandmother used to watch all the time. I remember seeing Hee Haw occasionally, but I have no idea why. :lol:

Do you think an Ed Sullivan Channel would be a great record of 20th century culture?
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That reminds me of Galaxy Quest. Remember when the aliens believed Gilligan's Island was a true historical record? :lol:

Ed Sullivan would represent one slice of 20th century culture -- the entertainment slice. What slice would Night Stalker represent?
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Isn't Kolchak the epitome of the dogged newshound who represents the Free Press?
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Wouldn't Kolchak's reporting be called "Fake News" today?
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Aren't his reports searing exposes in the context of the Kolchakverse?
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Do you have Darren McGavin's autograph? If not, would that be something you'd want?
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I don't, but I'd love it. I do have Richard Matheson's autograph on a limited-edition printing of his three Kolchak scripts, including the unproduced Night Killers.

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For some reason I've never felt any desire or need to get autographs. And I've had plenty of opportunities.

What is the unproduced Night Killers?
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Kolchak started out in a very successful TV movie called The Night Stalker, which was followed by a sequel called The Night Strangler. They were then planning to do a second sequel called The Night Killers, but then the network decided they wanted a series instead. They probably would have used Night Killers as the two-hour premiere of season two if the show wasn't cancelled.

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Yes, I really, really enjoyed it. :yes: And I was saddened when it was cancelled.

Which leads me to ask why it was canceled. Low ratings?

And question two: How far along did they get with Night Killers? Is there a screenplay only?
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It was cancelled due to a combination of unspectacular ratings and Darren McGavin wanting out. Night Killers was just a screenplay, and I think it was a first draft.

How about Tales of the Gold Monkey? Did you ever watch that wonderful one-season wonder?
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I've never even heard of it :eek: Where can I find it?
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Looks like the only option currently is DVD. It's pretty cheap and worth it. It got on the air because of the success of Raiders of the Lost Ark, but it really has more in common with stuff like Terry and the Pirates; and it has a great cast, including Roddy McDowall.

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Yes. Certain actors, such as Harrison Ford and Patrick Stewart, have a way of always giving must-see performances.

Who else falls into the must-see category?
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Have you seen Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca?
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About 100 times, yes :lol:

Do any modern day actors hold your attention?
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Are there modern actors? :unsure:

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I just looked her up. She's beautiful :vixen:

What do you like about her -- besides her looks, of course :lol:
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She was great on Sleepy Hollow. And she reminds me of someone I knew.

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