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Screencaps for Ep 3.11 added

I have added the screencaps for Bird of Prey to the episodes' page. On a nightly stroll, a young couple witnesses a murder behind an apartment's curtain. They try to help but are too late to prevent the homicide. The male is beaten down by the murderer who gets away through the night. While interviewing the helping couple in the victim's apartment, Mike discovers a matchbook of the 'Graf Zeppelin', a local bar and restaurant. This indication as well as the witnesses' observation that the murderer grabbed a USAF Colonel uniform when running out of the apartment, our two cops are seeking the Air Force's cooperation at McClellan Air Base. In the meantime, police has pulled at least four homicides among USAF ex wifes in the Bay Area together, making the suspect a serial killer. Mike and Steve team up with USAF special investigator Dick Higgins, and with the basic data on hand, a computer search of the USAF national index identifies two potential suspects: Colonel Peter Johnson, a test pilot for the USAF, and Colonel Carl Abel, a mentally unstable POW and flight electronics specialist. In order to meet the USAF's conditions for interviewing their high-ranking officers, Steve goes undercover, meeting Johnson and Abel under the pretext of internal budget audit for their respective projects on behalf of the General's office. Simultaneously, the trio follows several leads which are always pointing at the downtown restaurant. When every indication suggests mentally unstable Abel to be the murderer, another alternative uncloses.

The nightly opening scene with the young couple witnessing the murder includes a location hopping. We can see them walking down Jackson Street towards Drumm Street with that remarkable apartment building behind them as well as the Davis Court apartment skyscrapers and a glimpse of the Transamerica Pyramid in background. The building they are looking at, however, has another remarkable façade and is located on Portola Drive in Twin Peaks. Quite an amount of filming was accomplished at the (now closed) USAF McClellan Air Base, and the filming crew also used the actual 'Graf Zeppelin' restaurant (long closed) for several sequences. Apart from the recurring interior filming, they used the actual exterior of the restaurant at the corner of Vallejo and Front Streets on one occasion, and switched to another site when Mike, Steve, and Higgins left the restaurant and walked down the street chatting (in that scene, they are actually leaving the 'Old Ship Saloon' at the corner of Pacific Ave and Battery Street, walking down Pacific towards Columbus). Jim Danielson escapes the military police at Davis Court, running over that area and finally jumping into his Mustang Convertible parked on Washington Street across One Maritime Plaza. Mike interviews Danielson's aunt at their house at 3400 Baker Street (offering that impressive view of the Palace of Fine Arts through their large living room windows), and finally, Danielson rushes for Reddin Field where he embarks his historical plane that finally crashes into the hills.

New Public Relations Photos gallery added!

In addition to the existing photo galleries for ABC, NBC, Warner Bros. and Worldvision press photos, the media page was supplemented by a set of three promotional photos released by McFadden, Strauss & Irwin Inc., a famous and renowned PR agency in Hollywood back then. Headed by John Strauss, who passed away 15 years ago at the age of 88, McFadden, Strauss & Irwin represented over 200 celebrities of the time and a number of companies (among those Quinn Martin Productions). As a result, the agency released an unknown number of promotional photos on the series on its own, and I am trying to establish a gallery with some nice (and not-seen-too-often-before) additions.

Check it out! :)

Screencaps for Ep 3.10 added

I have just added the screencaps for For Good or Evil to the episodes' page. Mike's freelance engagement in supporting young guys from the less privileged, and murder among local street gangs leads him to Paul Hudson and his older brother, Jimbo, who is known to be working for Karpa, a well-known gangster boss of that area. Little does Mike know that young Paul Hudson has witnessed the murder and is already torn between Mike's efforts to take him off the streets and go to college on the one hand, and his brother Jimbo who wants him to join Karpa's gang on the other hand. Being under suspicion of the respective murder and due to Mike's personal engagement in getting Paul off the streets, Karpa tries to twist Paul and to make him kill Mike Stone. The confrontation between the two of them finally makes Paul to run away, leaving an angry Mike behind - but from now on, the hunter is the hunted, with Karpa putting Jimbo on his brother's life. Nonetheless, Jimbo lets him go - and, thus, putting his own life at stake - so Paul and Mike need to hurry in order to save Jimbo's life and to finally pull Karpa off the streets.

This episode starts out in the Mission District where Mike serves as a volunteer basketball trainer in the gym of John O'Connell High School. The crew made a location jump for the crime scene, which is not close to the high school's basketball gym at all (we can see Mike leaving the gym and spotting a police car approaching the crime scene) but is actually located on 18th Street right at the Potrero Commons. The young guys' hang-out and meeting point is also located in the Mission District (with another slight location jump made for Lou Maxwell's arrest onto 18th and Capp Streets), whereas Karpa's night-club is in North Beach (dubbed 'La Place', actually 'The Yellow Brick Road') . Paul and his girl-friend, Chris, are living in her apartment which is located on Potrero Hill again, next to 24th and De Haro Streets, and Mike talks to both of them just half a block north on De Haro Street. Jimbo takes Paul to Pier 40 before he lets him go, and the climax was filmed at the rear of Karpa's night-club at Powell and Vanderwater Streets.

Seasonal Greetings and Preview!

First of all, I would like to wish you and your beloved ones a great holiday season and a very Merry Christmas.

I have implemented all necessary software updates behind the scenes, so everything's running normal. Next site updated is scheduled for New Year's Eve, bringing you the screencaps and extended summary for the next due episode, 'For Good or Evil'. I am also working on the addition of more filming location photography for early 2016, and a couple of materials to supplement the media section.

Have a good one and stay tuned! :)

Screencaps for Ep 3.09 added

I have just added the screencaps for Cry Help! to the episodes' page. Mike and Steve are responding to a call for a suspected case of child abuse. When they arrive at the house of the Harris family, the tensed atmosphere is still apparent but although Mike asks the boy to lower his shirt and discovers various scars indicating earlier child abuse, the boy himself as well as his mother defend the boy's step father, Bob Harris, who is full of self-reproaches. Shortly after, another neighbour's emergeny call reaches police indicating a shooting inside the Harris house. Bob Harris is found dead, and Bonnie Harris - physical mother to Paul - tells the police that a neighbourhood kid, Tommy Sanders, a friend of Paul's with a relevant abusive past, pulled the trigger in an effort to 'help'. Paul himself does not say anything as he is afraid that he might incriminate someone very close to him no matter was he has to tell. We as the audience learn that neither Tommy nor Paul, but Paul's mother Bonnie herself shot Bob Harris to death during a fight after Bob accused her of being too incautious with a gun stored in a shoe box. We also learn that it was actually her who abused Paul frequently. When Tommy discovers that even his caring and loving foster parents believe in the lies, he is on the run. Mike and Steve need to find out the truth in order to prevent an act of desperation.

Filming for this episode commenced at 19th and Sanchez Streets where we can see Paul and Tommy running down the Sanchez Street steps. Paul Harris' home is located just north of that intersection, at 589 Sanchez Street. Although the plot indicates that Tommy is living in the same neighbourhood, the Sanders' house is acutually located on Potrero Hill, at 755 Wisconsin Street, with typical Dogpatch and Pier 70 sightings visible in the far background. While being on the run, Tommy tries to purchase a bus ticket at the Transbay Transit Terminal (now demolished), and later on he strolls around Market Street before a police patrol spots and traces him. Tommy escapes into the BART Station at Montgomery Street and gets away. In the meantime, Mike and Steve are talking to an addiction counselor whose office is located on Potrero Hill again, at 1401 18th Street, and we are also taken to Tommy's and Paul's hide-out, a withdrawn warehouse off 20th and Indiana Streets, where Mike and Steve can finally find Tommy.

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