Trivia / Kolchak: The Night Stalker

  • California Doubling: For Chicago. Sometimes this is more obvious than others.
  • Follow the Leader: The X-Files creator Chris Carter admits to being a Kolchak fan, and explicitly named Kolchak: The Night Stalker as an inspiration in his creating The X-Files. Also, the revival was overseen by The X-Files writer-producer Frank Spotnitz.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • If the series had been renewed for a second season, Kolchak would have dealt with creatures such as Sasquatch, Medusa, the Piasa Bird, a woman transformed into a savage killer as a result of a failed experiment, a demon-possessed young man, medieval executioners that came out of a painting to kill their victims, and a monster wreaking havoc on a film set.
    • Chris Carter tried to get Darren McGavin to appear on The X-Files as Kolchak. He declined, opting to appear as an original character instead.