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Production Stills gallery extended!

Folks,

I have supplemented the productions stills gallery on media page by another five colour production stills covering nice pictures of Mike, Steve and Captain Malone of the pilot episode, another group still of Mike, Steve and Jeannie in Mike's bureau from Beyond Vengeance, a nice portrait of Mike and Wally Sensibaugh-performing actor David Wayne out of episode In The Midst of Strangers, a scene shot taken during One Last Shot of Leslie Nielsen as well as a nice picture of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Hillary Thompson taken during filming of Dead Lift in the Golden Gate Park.

Next update will include the screencaps and extended summary plus filming locations for 'Letters from the Grave', due next week. Until then, please enjoy the photos added. :)

Screencaps for Ep 3.15 added

I have just added the screencaps for False Witness to the episodes' page. Jimmy Vega, a diligent but also a zealous police officer who graduated at the same time as Steve did, is on a personal vendetta against Roberto Perez, a local drog dealer, who is responsonsible for the death of his friend. While searching Perez' car for a traffic offense, Vega discovers a package of drugs under the seat coating, however, in a meeting with D.A. O'Brian it turns out that searching Perez' car was an improper measurement compared to the perpetration which led to it - Perez had passed a red traffic light. Therefore, O'Brian shoots the drug find down in order to protect the police force against arbitrariness. In return, Perez sets a trap for Vega, using a well-known drug addict offering allegedly 'water-proof evidence' against Perez to the cop. When Vega goes and meets the informer in the dark, a group of Perez' henchmen is waiting for him and beats him down. In an improvident reaction, Vega calls Perez and threatens the drug dealer - who has got his attorney right beside him and a tape ready to record the call. Vega finally asks Steve for help as he got word about a drug delivery to arrive at Vega's house by night. Steve decides to help Jimmy booking Perez; however, when the cops get into Perez's house, the latter manages to let the delivered package disappear. Nonetheless, Jimmy is well-prepared and, after being shot by Perez, he places a drug package in Perez' kitchen draw in order to convict the drug dealer. Steve finds the package - unaware of the fact that Vega had placed it there - and everything seems to be 'safe'. In the following trial, Perez' attorney attacks the police force and unveals the tape with Vega's threatening call. He also casts doubt on Keller's honesty, and D.A. O'Brian warns Steve of being involved in a faked drug find. In the meantime, seriously injured Jimmy Vega dies in the hospital but Steve would not give up. He tries to team up with a friend of Jimmy, Dorothy Silveira, whose brother was also killed by Perez; interestingly, Dorothy now is Perez' girl friend. Nonetheless, and despite her fear, Dorothy finally agrees to Steve's suggestion and helps to set a trap for Perez.

This episode's opening sequence was filmed south of Market, where Vega and Bryce are following Perez' car on Folsom Street with Perez making the illegal right turn on red onto 4th Street. They are observing Perez making another right turn where he finally meets Chico on Shipley Street. After having thrown the drug pacakge away, Chico is finally booked by Bryce at Clara and 5th Streets (the building with that unique facade is still there). The vega house as well as Chico's apartment are located in the Duboce Triangle/Mission District area, whereas Parez' mansion is a frequently used mansion at Marina Boulevard. Vega asks Steve for help at the Aquatic Park Pier, and Steve talks to Dorothy Silveira at Alta Plaza Park. Vega meets Chico at the Ferry Pier just south of the Ferry Terminal, and later on, Dorothy walks down Castro towards 19th Street with Perez, slipping him the phone number of an alleged drug dealer. The court trial is being held at another frequently used location, a court room inside San Francisco City Hall (also seen, for example, in episode Jacob's Boy).

ABC Press Photo Gallery Goes Up To 75!

With the addition of five more original press release photos, the ABC gallery on the media page has reached the number of 75 original pictures! There's one of Steve and Mike approaching Alcatraz Island in season 2 episode Going Home, and another one with our two cops standing behind the window bars on Alcatraz out of season 3 episode Letters From The Grave (one of my favourite episodes; will be featured with screencaps and extended summary later this month), a third shot from season 4 opener Poisoned Snow, as well as portrait of Mike standing at a concrete ceiling above the piers (probably at the dead end of Union Street), and another one out of season 4 episode Superstar featuring both, Paul Sorvino and Karl Malden.

As usual, the next due episode's (False Witness) screencaps plus extended summary and filming locations are in the works already.

Have a good one. :)

 

Screencaps for Ep 3.14 added

I have just added the screencaps for Mister Nobody to the episodes' page. Alex Zubatuk, an old man who has sold his shoe repair shop to another shoemaker, is kind of feeling unhappy because he has nothing to do anymore, and his successor does not lead the business as the old man did. After picking up a pair of shoes at his former shoe repair shop with his old friend, Victor Karlinski, Zubatuk takes a walk and witnesses what seems to be a fight over a shoe box, leaving one man killed by a gun shot and the shoe box extinct. Stunned Zubatuk identifies the other man, who leaves the gun behind, to be his best friend's grandson, Marty. With people and even the police on the scene quite quickly, the old man picks up the gun claiming that he killed the man who is soon identified to be some henchman to a well-known mobster. Mike and Steve are close to the crime scene, so our 81 inspectors are responding. When they arrive on the scene, Mike disbelievingly records Zubatuk's confession as he knows the old man since he was a child living on Potrero Hill. Nonetheless, even when Mike threatens Alex with getting him into jail and the punishment due, the old man remains unimpressed, knowing that at his advanced age - in the early 80's - he would not have to stay behind bars for too long. Mike and Steve see right through Alex' eyes and know he is lying in order to protect someone else, but with his guilty plea as well as being in possession of the gun, they cannot do anything about it. Mike arrests Alex, hoping for the unfamiliar situation providing the pressure he needs to tell the truth. But Zubatuk does not even think about. In the meantime, Marty Karlinski tries to explain to the bookie he is doing odd jobs for, Dempsey, that someone tried to kill him for the box he had collected, and that the box had disappeared when he had to get away quickly. In the meantime, Mike lets Alex go, but just for the purpose of observing the old man. It turns out to be a good guess since Zubatuk immediately heads to Marty's house. When Marty is kidnapped by Dempsey's men, his desparate pregnant wife finally gives some key hints to our two cops who need to hurry now since Dempsey has already sent his goons to work Alex over, in an effort to finally recover the valuable content of the lost shoe box: 50,000 Dollars plus - and even more important - a notebook containing all the names and money amounts of his 'clients'. When Alex and Victor find the box in a manhole, they soon realize how foolish Alex' acting is and that all their lives is at risk. In the end, however, the notebook provides them with a good basis for negotiating their (lack of) penalty with D.A. Gerald O'Brien. I like this particular episode for the sense of humor given. In addition, the actors create an entertaining atmosphere of how ageing immigrants might have used to handle things at that time which also appears to be quite authentic due to the actors' actual origins.

There's quite a variety of filming locations featured in this episode. Although it is indicated that Zubatuk's former shoe repair shop, the crime scene, and his accommodation at 'Nadia Baska's Garden' nursing home are in a walking distance, they are actually miles away from each other. The opening sequence at and around the 'Potrero Shoe Repair' shop was filmed at 24th Street and Potrero Avenue, whereas Singer threatens Marty in the northern Mission district. 'Nadia Baska's Garden' is located on Divisadero Street in the Pacific Heights, and Stone traces Alex down to Marty Karlinski's aparment in the Mission again. Demspey's restaurant is located downtown at Ellis and Taylor Streets; part of the huge parking lot right at the corner of Ellis & Taylor (formerly a parking lot for rental cars; where Stone and Keller pull into for 'Dempsey's Steakery') has been built up with a new aparment complex which is blocking the formerly open view onto that corner today. The climax takes us to Nadia Baska's home for the elderly again, with the henchmen's pick-up truck actually crashing in the rear of that area on Clay Street.

Production Stills gallery supplemented again!

I have just made another supplement to the media page where an additional five colour production stills are now accessible. These include two shots of Darleen Carr, one as a potrait of episode Deadly Silence, and another together with Karl Malden taken during the filming of Endgame, as well as an alternative photo showing Malden and Hatch booking a mobster on their Ford Galaxie's motor cowling. There's also a close-up photo of Karl Malden on the phone as well as a promotional picture for the pilot episode featuring Malden, Douglas and Robert Wagner. Hope you enjoy those pictures again. :)

Next update is in the works already, comprising screencaps and extended summary plus filming locations for 'Mister Nobody'.

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