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Rate Kolchak Episode 15: Chopper
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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:01 am 
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Episode 15: Chopper

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Original Air Date: January 31, 1975
Writers: Steve Fisher, David Chase, Bob Gale, and Robert Zemeckis
Director: Bruce Kessler

Guest Stars:
Larry Linville .... Captain Jonas
Sharon Farrell .... Lila Morton
Jim Backus ........ Herb Bresson
Jay Robinson ...... Professor Eli Strig
Steve Franken ..... Neil, the Morgue Attendant
Steve Boyum ....... Harold "Swordman" Baker (The Headless Motorcyclist)
Jesse White ....... First Watchman

Chicago, Illinois: When 4 members of a late 50's motorcycle gang are all found decapitated, Kolchak is sent to investigate. It appears that a rival that was accidentally decapitated in the 50's and he is back from the dead to seek his headless revenge on all those involved.



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Being the mixed bag that The Night Stalker was, unfortunately this was one of the stinkers of the group. Its worth seeing though for the laughs that ensue when we see the killer going after Carl in the parking garage! The killer had a five foot torso and looks absolutely hilarious wielding that sword while riding a motorcycle! It's so damn obvious that it's just a damn stuntman wearing a prosthetic top that's way too big to give Chopper his "menacing" look!


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Chopper

As a boy, I loved this episode. Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" sans Ichabod for Kolchak. Typical 1950's imagery - that was so popular in the 70's - incorporated with the headless horseman. Very cool.

Nowadays, however, as NYR mentioned, the Swordman doesn't hold up. He's like 9 feet tall with stubby little arms, but, the story is still pretty strong. Rival 50's biker gangs, vengeful ghost, and our Kolchak being the only one on-board with how to stop him - Fun, FUn, FUN!

Not the best of the series, but definitely not the worst. It slips just outside my top 5, but not by much. Put this in the DVD player, turn off the lights, and sit back and enjoy.


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DrMoreau wrote:
Chopper

As a boy, I loved this episode. Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" sans Ichabod for Kolchak. Typical 1950's imagery - that was so popular in the 70's - incorporated with the headless horseman. Very cool.

Nowadays, however, as NYR mentioned, the Swordman doesn't hold up. He's like 9 feet tall with stubby little arms, but, the story is still pretty strong. Rival 50's biker gangs, vengeful ghost, and our Kolchak being the only one on-board with how to stop him - Fun, FUn, FUN!

Not the best of the series, but definitely not the worst. It slips just outside my top 5, but not by much. Put this in the DVD player, turn off the lights, and sit back and enjoy.


7!


I agree with Dr. M... I still liked it though.

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I'm kind of a fan of "Chopper" because it's so cheesy, but the story isn't too bad. I love seeing the headless biker tearing after defenseless victims…with a sword no less. Then the way Kolchak takes the biker down is so easy. Karl's got quite an arm!

I remember "Chopper" was one of my favorite episodes as a kid and my son watched it with me this time and he liked it, too. He thought the stub of a neck popping out from between the biker's shoulders where a head should have been was pretty cool.

My Rating: 7 - Very Good (although I voted in the poll as a "6" by accident)

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I'm kind of a fan of "Chopper" because it's so cheesy, but the story isn't too bad.


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Don't worry about the vote, Whit. When we do the cut over to phpbb3, we can fix that. ;)


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