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31 Monstrous Failures #12: Cathy Lee Crosby

October 12th, 2011 No comments

When in debuted in 1972, The Night Stalker was the highest-rated made-for-TV movie ever. Starring Darren McGavin as rumpled investigative reporter Carl Kolchek, it was the story of a vampire in contemporary Las Vegas. A sequel followed the next year, with a weekly series during the ’74-’75 season.

The Night Stalker series, despite its later influence on The X-Files, didn’t even last the full season. It’s not hard to see why. After battling werewolves, robots, aliens and rakshasas, by the end of the show poor Kolchak was left with the likes of…

Cathy Lee Crosby!

Cathy Lee, prior to her stint as one of the hosts of That’s Incredible!, portrayed Helen of Troy. Yes, that Helen of Troy.

However, rather than launching a thousand ships, she spent her time hanging out at an exclusive dating service, draining the youth of its patrons to sustain her immortality. You know, just like in The Iliad.

Fortunately for Carl, his show was canceled before he had to fight Phyllis Diller as Medusa.