The History Channel's "lawbreakers" Message Board: Zodiac Media: The History Channel's "lawbreakers"

By John Prisk (Prisk29) ( - on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 12:34 am:

Not that it has not been on a billion times before, but tomarrow night (Thursday, July 18th) The History Channel will be replaying the episode of "Lawbreakers" that features the zodiac killer.
Check your local listings.....
I have not seen it yet (go figure). What are the opinions of those here who have? How does it stack up to other programs on the subject? Does it do the case justice; or does it do more to hinder then help?

By Tom Voigt (Tom_Voigt) ( - on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 12:43 am:

It's a rehash of THC's "Perfect Crimes".

By Douglas Oswell (Dowland) ( - on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 12:51 am:

I haven't seen a good show on the case yet. They all perpetuate the old myths, and none has been long enough to do it justice. Besides that, they spend all their budget on cheap re-enactments that bare [sorry, Scott; I couldn't resist!] no resemblance to the facts.

By Tom Voigt (Tom_Voigt) ( - on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 01:11 am:

"I haven't seen a good show on the case yet."

Are you including the "Unsolved Mysteries" episode?

By Douglas Oswell (Dowland) ( - on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 01:41 am:

I sure am.

By Tom Voigt (Tom_Voigt) ( - on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 01:49 am:

Maybe Unsolved Mysteries will thaw out Robert Stack for one more show...

By Tom Voigt (Tom_Voigt) ( - on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 01:52 am:

Actually, UM is producing new episodes for the "Lifetime" network. I've sent them e-mail to prompt them to attempt another Zodiac episode, to no avail.

By Mike_D (Mike_D) ( on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 09:00 am:

isn't this one the only one to correctly show D.Ferrin as the driver not passenger at BRS?
How sexist to assume women don't drive w/men in the car!

By Ryan Olesin (Ryan) ( - on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 09:15 am:

America's most wanted showed D.Ferrin as the driver.

By Tony (Mahalo) ( - on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 09:11 pm:

I must recommend puchasing Tom V's most excellent compilation of Z material video if you haven't already. (No, this isn't a commercial.) Hey Tom! We're eagerly awaiting the next one. Nice clew on it, Leigh Allens 'Lumbering Gait'.

By Ryan Olesin (Ryan) ( - on Thursday, July 18, 2002 - 09:43 pm:

I too would have to recommend it. I bought it a little over a year ago and I continue to watch it today.

By Mike_D (Mike_D) ( - on Friday, July 19, 2002 - 06:47 pm:

Man that was a bore!seen it already and it mostly rehases the New York case.Bummer

By John Prisk (Prisk29) ( - on Saturday, July 20, 2002 - 01:59 am:

Holy cow!!!! waddadissapointment...... That was an hour of my life that I'll never get back..... It was the exact same show as the "Historys Crimes & Trials" episode that featured the zodiac case. What a rip....

By Howard Davis (Howard) ( - on Sunday, July 21, 2002 - 01:40 am:

Tony is reight-Toms video compilation of the Z case is excellent and is worth viewing.

By Tom Voigt (Tom_Voigt) ( - on Wednesday, July 24, 2002 - 12:50 am:

Thanks Howard, I do what I can.
(LAWBREAKERS is not featured on the tape. Yuck!)

By Ed N. (Ed_N) ( - on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 02:30 pm:

Last night, there was an episode of History's Mysteries on THC, entitled Infamous Murders: Evading Justice. It was apparently produced in 2001 (according to the credits; Tivo's schedule indicated it was made this year), and featured GRK (also mentioning that Gary Ridgeway had been arrested based on DNA), London's Jack the Stripper (from the mid-1960's), and none other than Z. Since the show was only half an hour in length, the Z segment was some 7 minutes long, and was about our Z and the NY Z; the total time devoted to the SF Z was about 3 minutes (!). I was amazed how, in that short amount of time, how many factual errors were made. Other than that, it appeared to be rehash of earlier shows, and unless it was produced in December 2001, it could have simply been updated and rebroadcast as "new."