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Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Energy Eater

A series of deaths during the construction of a hospital on sacred Indian land leads Kolchak to team with a Native American shaman to stop a vengeful bear god.

Episode Info


Episode number: 1x10
Airdate: Friday December 13th, 1974



Guest Stars
Bob Golden (1)Bob Golden (1)
As Policeman
Recurring
Dianne HarperDianne Harper
As Girl #2
Elaine GiftosElaine Giftos
As Nurse Janice Eisen
Ella RainoElla Raino
As Receptionist
John AlvinJohn Alvin
As Dr. Ralph Carrie
John MitchumJohn Mitchum
As Janitor
Joyce JillsonJoyce Jillson
As Diana Lanier
Michael FoxMichael Fox
As Frank Wesley
Michael Strong (1)Michael Strong (1)
As Walter Green
Robert CornthwaiteRobert Cornthwaite
As Dr. Hartfield
Robert YuroRobert Yuro
As Capt. Webster
Tom DrakeTom Drake
As Don Kibbey
William Smith (1)William Smith (1)
As Jim Elkhorn
Main Cast
Darren McGavinDarren McGavin
As Carl Kolchak
Simon OaklandSimon Oakland
As Tony Vincenzo

Recap

The city of Chicago sparkles with monuments to man’s achievement; his aspirations, his quest for the truth, his respect for the law, now a different sort of monument. There was a theory that dying institutions erect their own mausoleums before they die. This particular monument was to be a hospital and research center, dedicated to extending the life of man, improving the quality of that life. It succeeded instead in introducing a new horror, a new way of death – a mystery...

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Episode Notes
Alex Grasshoff directs his third and final episode with "The Energy Eater", the others were #2 "The Zombie" and #8 "Bad Medicine".



Episode Quotes
Carl: (opening narration) The city of Chicago sparkles with architectural monuments to man's achievement, his artistic aspirations, his quest for the truth, his respect for the law. Now a different sort of monument. There is a theory that dying institutions erect their own mausoleums before they die. This particular monument was to be a hospital and research center dedicated to extending the life of man, improving the quality of that life. It succeeded instead in introducing a new horror, a new way of death, a mystery.

Carl: What would you say if I told you there was a force beyond your comprehension trying to destroy this hospital?
Capt. Webster: I'd say goodbye, Kolchak!

Carl: Uh, Nurse...Eisen. You enjoy your work?
Nurse Janice Eisen: Oh! Oh, yes...yes...a well-performed autopsy is a joy forever.

Carl: Anybody important here today?
Receptionist: Oh, no. Just a bunch of reporters.



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CreatorJeff Rice
 
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