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Rate Kolchak - Episode 1: The Ripper
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Unread postPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:18 pm 
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Episode 1: The Ripper

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Original Air Date: September 13, 1974
Writer: Rudolph Borchert
Director: Allen Baron

Guest Stars:
Ken Lynch ......... Captain R.M. Warren
Beatrice Colen .... Jane Plumm
Ruth McDevitt ..... Elderly Peeping Tom
Mickey Gilbert .... The Ripper

Chicago, Illinois: A serial killer who is terrorizing women continually avoids capture and Kolchak comes to believe that the murderer is none other than the original Jack the Ripper.



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In my top 5 for many reasons - 1st episode, strong story, Jack The Ripper. How could this not be a fun episode?

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Yeah, this was one of the more memorable episodes.


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Our first visit to INS, (Independent News Service,) is indeed a memorable one.
This had some very serious publicity relations to live up to after the original TV Movie became the most watch TV Movie ever (at that time.) We had vampires in Vegas, the Living Dead in Seattle, what was next. The news was filled with real scary humans everyday. The Boston Strangler, Zodiac Killer, Hillside Strangler, Manson Family, we need to tie into this. How about the most infamous slasher of them all ... Jack the Ripper? And who was more adept at dispatching and tracking down a serial killer then Carl Kolchak -- Ace Reporter.

The script is strong and the direction is solid. The budget had nowhere near what the movie did but they worked with what they had. And lets face it, they had the Universal back lot. What better or more suited studio for this show was there? We already had the sets and props leftover from 50 years worth of movies to reuse. All primarily dealing with spooks, period pieces, and suspense.

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I liked this even though the whole "Jack the Ripper" storyline has never been intriguing to me. There was a little less of Kolchak bumbling his way around as he did in the movie and it's sequel. He stood up to the police and his boss Tony; often manipulating them for the purpose of advancing his covert work on the "Ripper" case. I did like the superhuman capabilities given to the Ripper character.

My Rating: 7 - Very Good

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Nice score for a non JtR enthusiast. I, myself, have always been fascinated with Saucy Jack and the whole summer of 1888 - even before I saw this episode. One of the 1st places I visited in England was the old White Chapel District in 1983 when I first went to the UK.


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