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:
... Detective Lt. Mike Stone
... Inspector Steve Keller
... Beverly Landau
... Loren Graham
... Jamie Lane
... Salesman
... Officer Morgan
... Howard Joslin
Carl Byrd ... Doctor
Rebecca Sand ... Miss Winters
Michael L. Davis ... Van Driver at Knife Attack
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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Release Date:

30 September 1972 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Four actors in this episode also appeared in Star Trek (1966) : Phillip Pine, Lawrence Montaigne, Carl Byrd, and Ken Lynch. See more »


In the climactic chase in Ghirardelli Square, when Mike Stone runs past Beverley she calls him "Mark". See more »


Inspector Steve Keller: You mean the only twelve nights off I've had all year?
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Alright, how about tomorrow? Dodgers again? Huh? We can go out early and grab a couple of hot dogs, watch batting practice.
Inspector Steve Keller: Mike, Mike. You ever stop to think, maybe I wanna see someone with a face a little prettier than yours once in a while?
Detective Lt. Mike Stone: Alright. Alright, if I didn't know how much you hated baseball, I could take that personally.
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References The Candidate (1972) See more »

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18 September 2013 | by 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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