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28 May 2006 @ 11:08 pm
Cult Encore  
from azcentral.com

Cult encore
Short-lived update is worth a second look
May. 29, 2006 12:00 AM

Short-lived TV shows don't die these days: They simply turn up on DVD. Night Stalker, ABC's update of the '70s cult favorite, was canned last year after only six episodes had aired. Too bad, because this chiller about a newspaperman (Stuart Townsend) who tangles with the supernatural is pretty creepy stuff. The mood is very X-Files, and the spooky plots have enough surprises to keep viewers guessing. Naysayers may carp that Townsend lacks the blustery edge that Darren McGavin brought to the original. Better to treat this as an all-new series that just happens to share the same name as the old one. Bonus features include four episodes that never aired, commentary tracks and an interview with creator Frank Spotnitz. Keep an eye out for a nifty little tribute to McGavin in the pilot episode.