This week’s video is the pilot for the failed proposed television series Nightside. It first aired on June 8, 1980. The quality of the video isn’t so great, and it has the uploader’s contact info plastered all over it, but its rarity if nothing else makes it worth a look. Timothy doesn’t appear until about the last two minutes, as a coked-out pimp by the name of Slowboy. It will always rankle me that Tim has no screen time with the otherworldly Joe Spinell, who appears here in a separate story thread. The mind boggles at the thought of these two titans of the bizarre existing in the same space.
Nightside was co-written and co-produced by the legendary Glen A. Larson, who lost his battle with esophageal cancer just last Friday at the age of 77. Television would not be the same without his amazing contributions.
We close out the work week with another look at Nightside (1980), the pilot for a TV series that was never picked up. It was directed by television legend Bernard L. Kowalski. Timothy appears briefly towards the end of the film as Slowboy, a violent pimp who’s even more dangerous when he’s flying high on cocaine.
Nightside was another project from those unstoppable writing /producing titans, Stephen J. Cannell and Glen A. Larson. It was the only time they worked together. They pretty much ruled television in the ’80s.
EDIT 04/10/13: Video has been removed by the user. My apologies!
This week’s video presents the TV movie Nightside (1980) in its entirety, apparently the pilot for a series that never materialized. Timothy first appears at about 1:03:30 as Slowboy, an ill-tempered pimp strung out on coke.
After being talked about the whole movie, it’s a bummer that Slowboy only gets about 3 minutes total screen time. Television legends Bernard L. Kowalski (director) and Stephen J. Cannell and Glen A. Larson (writers and executive producers) were at the helm.