“Kolchak: The Night Stalker” (1974-5) was a pulpy mix of Columbo and Scooby Doo…

A very different era. In order to understand and appreciate this series I’m about to get into, modern readers should understand that the 1970s were a very different era; we’re talking nearly a half-century ago. When watching many shows of that time today, there are many casually sexist/racist terms, cultural appropriations and other unwitting offenses…

“The Invaders” (1967-1968)… in COLOR!

In January of 1967, a new TV show debuted called “The Invaders.” It was “a Quinn Martin production” and it was “In color” as the announcer would boldly proclaim. Color TV was new in those days, and it was a big deal (like HD and 4K in recent years). While prolific crime drama producer Quinn…