Kolchak: The Night Stalker was introduced during the days without cable television where only three network stations existed. A groundbreaking hour-long show of supernatural themes, Karl Kolchak was a hero-unorthodox. Not too many shows then and now would send an actor in his 50’s to fight monsters and demons. It’s low budget style lived beyond its potential thanks to the help of our imagination. Key cast members had timings of comedic genius before Karl left his typewriter saving Chicago. Without technology, hip dialog, or flashes of modern editing, Kolchak: The Night Stalker was the inspiration for The X-Files. It’s disregard for commercial demographics most likely makes the series never to be recreated in its form again. For its cult following, it makes the Hall of Favorites.