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« on: March 15, 2019, 11:33:27 AM »

We need a new "Night Stalker" for the Information Age.

In an era of fake news, censorship, urban legends, and shaky camerawork, the world is no less mysterious than it ever has been.

Who could play Darren McGavin's grizzled reporter?

How would this work?

It really couldn't be for a 'newspaper' per se', could it?

It would have to be for an internet show or something?

Maybe like, it was supposed to be on Netflix or something, but the idea was that it was going to be a gag, except it wasn't.

I dunno, but I was watching The Night Stalker and thinking about the character and how cool he was.

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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 11:45:51 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 12:08:55 PM »

But would that work?

I mean, he's already kind of done it via "The X Files", except from the Law Enforcement end.

Know what's fucked up?

Duchovny is fucking FIFTY EIGHT years old.  (McGavin was 50 in 72')

I mean you know once you pass 50, it's fucking OVER, man.

Oh....um, I mean, hey!  I hear 50 is the new 20!

Er, yeah.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 12:12:44 PM »

I got it.

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 12:25:58 PM »

This sounds more like an EGE joint if anything. Cheesy

A lone vlogger who has a Youtube online video service channel, keeps stumbling upon monsters in his small town of Harper's Grove, but no one believes him. They think it's all After Effects and trickery, based off of the quality of the footage he shares. Turns out that Harper's Grove is a ley line nexus that is bursting with energy, basically a paranormal lighthouse, calling all sorts of weirdness to the area like a klaxon call. He gains a few supporters along the way, people who have survived encounters due to his help. Although he mostly survives through sheer luck.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 12:30:01 PM »



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HOWEVER, I wouldn't keep it in one town.  Internet's a big place, stories can lead you anywhere.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 12:38:28 PM »

I was just thinking to localize it in the EGE universe, but I like your idea of having episodes outside of Harper's Grove. That way they could eventually realize a pattern of movement, setting up the season finale.
 
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 01:07:27 PM »

Of course you know that they did already try re-booting THE NIGHT STALKER with Stuart Townsend in the part.  They made 10 eps, but it was so bad - or at least so lowly rated - that ABC didn't even bother to air the last 4 eps.

The reason I posted Duchovny is that X-FILES was obviously a NIGHT STALKER re-make itself.  Which means it's been re-made twice.

And because X-FILES ran for so long, they used up about every possible plot imaginable, excepting maybe Slenderman and the Blair Witch.

SO I just don't think there's any need for such a show.  IF you were to do it, I wouldn't use a star.  Someone you'd recognize for sure, but not a star.  A TV actor.  Someone like Jason Beghe, who currently great on CHICAGO FIRE (and ironically enough, is best friends with Duchovny).

A guy who's prolly too famous that would be good is Simon Pegg.
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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 01:26:27 PM »

Of course you know that they did already try re-booting THE NIGHT STALKER with Stuart Townsend in the part.  They made 10 eps, but it was so bad - or at least so lowly rated - that ABC didn't even bother to air the last 4 eps.

The reason I posted Duchovny is that X-FILES was obviously a NIGHT STALKER re-make itself.  Which means it's been re-made twice.

And because X-FILES ran for so long, they used up about every possible plot imaginable, excepting maybe Slenderman and the Blair Witch.

SO I just don't think there's any need for such a show.  IF you were to do it, I wouldn't use a star.  Someone you'd recognize for sure, but not a star.  A TV actor.  Someone like Jason Beghe, who currently great on CHICAGO FIRE (and ironically enough, is best friends with Duchovny).

A guy who's prolly too famous that would be good is Simon Pegg.

Of course there's a need for such a show, dummy, by that logic you can say "No need for cop shows because there was already NYPD Blue". 

Also, the Xfiles has two things against it as a series:

1. The power of authority.  The two agents worked for the FBI, giving them nearly unlimited resources and relative protection from prosecution, something Kolchak never enjoyed.

2. The story arc of the Syndicate kept the show very UFO focused, by that reasoning, it's actually less TNS, which actually kind of avoided that.

Plus, The Xfiles has the stories as of 1994.  That was 25 years ago.

Also, JGL is not exactly a "Star".  In fact, you could argue he is as much a "Star" as McGavin was at the time of TNS.

Plus, remember: Horror is shifting again, this could be the perfect opportunity to strike that vein again.
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 01:42:20 PM »

JGL would be fine.

And TV actors make bank.
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2019, 01:48:21 PM »

JGL would be fine.

And TV actors make bank.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/uJ6_t0DUXZo" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/v/uJ6_t0DUXZo</a>

Remember when this dude was funny?
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2019, 03:08:55 PM »

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Remember when this dude was funny?

That died a long time ago....
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2019, 03:12:38 PM »

Sooooo... you DON'T want me bringing 'Holmes & Watson' anywhere near you?
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