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They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be... 

Kolchak connects a string of bizarre thefts committed by a powerful invisible entity that targets metal deposits to a string of suspicious animal and human deaths connected by the fact that the victims' bone marrow is missing.

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Allen Baron

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Jeffrey Grant Rice (created by) (as Jeff Rice), Rudolph Borchert (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Darren McGavin ... Carl Kolchak
Simon Oakland ... Tony Vincenzo
James Gregory ... Captain Quill
Mary Wickes ... Dr. Bess Winestock
Maureen Arthur ... Woman Speaker
Dick Van Patten ... Alfred Brindle
Jack Grinnage ... Ron Updyke
Carol Ann Susi ... Monique Marmelstein
John Fiedler ... Gordy Spangler
Rudy Challenger Rudy Challenger ... Stanley Wedemyer
Phil Leeds ... Howard Gough
Len Lesser ... Crowley
Fritz Feld ... Waiter
Tony Rizzo Tony Rizzo ... Leon Van Heusen
Dennis McCarthy Dennis McCarthy ... Guard
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Kolchak is witness to a bizarre manifestation when an unseen force decimates a building and causes a cache of lead ingots to vanish into thin air. He soon draws a connection between the disturbance and a series of incidents where both animals and human beings are turning up dead, the marrow mysteriously sucked out of their bones. Written by acidxian

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1974 (USA) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The World Series baseball game Kolchak is hoping to attend is being played between the Boston Red Sox (whose last World Series championship before this episode aired had been in 1918) and the Chicago Cubs (whose last World Series championship before this episode aired had been in 1908). The Red Sox would not win a World Series championship until 2004, and the Cubs would not win until 2016. See more »

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The character of Monique Marmelstein appears in this episode. However, in the immediately preceding episode, (#1.2 "The Zombie)", Kolchak had sent her back to her home Brooklyn in a taxicab when she became overwhelmed at a murder scene. See more »

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Carl Kolchak: [Voiceover intro] I knew this one would be more than the biggest story of my career. It was the biggest story in the lives of everyone on this planet. I fought for the story, fought harder than ever before. I wanted people to know, to be prepared... if you can be prepared for something like this.
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UFOs?
7 April 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Kolchak (Darren McGavin) is witness to a bizarre manifestation when an unseen force decimates a building and causes a cache of lead ingots to vanish into thin air. He soon draws a connection between the disturbance and a series of incidents where both animals and human beings are turning up dead, the marrow mysteriously sucked out of their bones.

We have now seen Jack the Ripper, a man who should have been dead for decades, stalking Chicago. How strange would it be to have UFOs? Not very, in my estimation. And so we have them here, or at least so it seems. What is the connection between the disappearing lead ingots (which fade before our eyes) and the animals whose marrow is stripped from their bones? Not my favorite episode of the series, but still quite enjoyable.


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