Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Season 1, Episode 6

Firefall (8 Nov. 1974)

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Kolchak discovers the murdered spirit of a gangster is incinerating his former enemies, and is trying to take over the body of a music conductor.

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Kolchak looks into several instances of spontaneous combustion, where the victims were suddenly incinerated as they dozed. He finds that the apparition of a renowned orchestra conductor was spotted at the scenes of the crimes, but the catch is that the conductor isn't dead. With the help of a gypsy, Kolchak learns that a vengeful ghost known as a "doppelganger" is at work, impersonating the conductor in an attempt to take over his life. When Kolchak himself is marked for incineration, he must avoid falling asleep until he can stop the ghost once and for all. Written by acidxian

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The young couple tell Sgt. Mayer they heard screams and ran to the pool, but they weren't doing that in the previous scene. They were laughing and casually walking to the pool. However, they may simply be embellishing their story for the police, to seem more like concerned citizens. See more »

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Carl Kolchak: What happened to Mason?
Sgt. Mayer: Isn't it obvious? The guy was smoking in bed.
Carl Kolchak: I didn't see any ashtrays.
Sgt. Mayer: That's his problem.
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Carl Kolchak(Darren McGavin) investigates mysterious deaths where the victim's bodies seem to have spontaneously combusted, which is self-incineration. He traces the deaths to the recent killing of an arsonist, whose spirit had crossed paths with a renowned symphony conductor, and as a consequence, is now determined to take over his body, and to do that, the man will have to go to sleep, making it seem inevitable before the ghost wins, though Carl is determined to expel the ghost by beating him at his own game...Unusual episode is quite interesting if contrived, though does make effective use of its premise, leading to a fiery climax.


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