A would-be Jack The Ripper stalks the city, slashing to death prostitutes. Stone assigns a resistant Keller with protecting a prostitute who has been threatened.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Beverly Landau
Loren Graham
Jamie Lane
Phillip Pine ...
Officer Morgan
Howard Joslin
Carl Byrd ...
Rebecca Sand
Michael L. Davis ...
Van Driver at Knife Attack (as Michael L. Davis)
Rick Cimino
Lee Harris ...
Detective Lee Lessing


A would-be Jack The Ripper stalks the city, slashing to death prostitutes. Stone assigns a resistant Keller with protecting a prostitute who has been threatened.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery


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30 September 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Four different characters from this episode appeared in the original Star Trek. See more »


As Stone exits his office asking for two back up units, we can clearly see an opening in the squad room ceiling revealing the top of the studio ceiling above. See more »


Beverly Landau: [to Keller] The hooker and the cop. The whole world spits on us. But they can't get along without us. You know that we work the same lousy hours, see the same lousy people, and then we get the same lousy stares if anyone has to know what we do. Sigh. Somebody's gotta do it, so here we are.
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18 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The First Day of Forever" is a decent and fairly straight forward sort of detective show with a few clichés and a slant that makes it a bit different from the norm. A psycho is running about town stabbing prostitutes. One of the victims (Janice Rule) is slashed but survives the attack. However, the crazy guy calls her soon after to announce he won't stop until she's dead--and not surprisingly, the police put her in protective custody until they can find the freak.

The mystery of this one is certainly no mystery. Early on, the show lets you know who the killer is. What is left to work out is catching him (it wasn't hard) as well as how Inspector Keller (Michael Douglas) will work with the prostitute. She thinks he's some sort of moralist and judges him harshly, though not surprisingly through the course of the show they learn to like and respect each other.

Overall, this was an inoffensive show--neither particularly outstanding or bad. I did think the cop and prostitute angle was a bit of a cliché and the identity and motivations of the killer were a bit obvious--but otherwise a decent show.

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