EMAIL FROM BOB WOLTERSTORFF (Creator and Producer)

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Post by josh » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:07 pm

I just received an email from Bob Wolterstorff, creator and executive producer of SH. He sent me a few cool pics from the show. Below is the email and pictures. He also mentioned that he had other pics, and if he found them he would send them my way.
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I was digging through my old files and came upon these old photos. I
was the creator and executive producer of Street Hawk with my partner
Paul Belous. You have listed Burt Armus as the producer. Just to set
the record straight Burt was on staff but never really produced
anything. He did get into a fight on the set with a teamster once.
Anyway, I enjoyed looking through your website, hope you can use
these photos.

Bob Wolterstorff

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Post by shtvseries » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:09 pm

WOW! :o
That is bloody cool.
Did he just send the 2 or are there anymore?
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Post by josh » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:16 pm

There are a few others. I just replied to his email and asked if he would mind sharing his thought on the show and answering a few questions.

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Post by shtvseries » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:17 pm

There are a few others. I just replied to his email and asked if he would mind sharing his thought on the show and answering a few questions.
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Post by josh » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:22 pm

He has agreed to answer some questions. Suggestions?

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Post by shtvseries » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:26 pm

That is brilliant! ;D Id advise that we take a week to come up with as many questions as we can and then you can email them to him this time next week. Sound good?

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Post by josh » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:27 pm

I really want to fire off a few initial questions while he is replying to the emails and then follow up with others.

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Post by shtvseries » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:30 pm

Looks like its just you and me tonight then. Why do I get the feeling Im in some bad late night movie? :)

Well, Ive always wanted to know what the title "Falconer" was.
What were the Highlights of filming, was it a happy set etc
Also, Ask some questions related to Rex's interview, he may have been telling a few porky pies there ;)
Did he feel satisfied with the end product?
Were there ever any accidents on set?
What happened to the bikes/body parts and Command Centre?
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Post by josh » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:23 pm

Here is what I have asked so far....

1) Why do you think the show only managed to run for 13 episodes? Were more episodes planned or filmed? Was the cast surprised when the show was cancelled?

2) Was the building used for command center located on set or was it an actual location in LA? Any other interesting locations where Street Hawk was filmed?

3) What was the general "feeling" on set? Fun? Tense? Were you aware the show would not last long?

4) Was the series originally to be called Falconer? I have seen that name on many of the original blueprints of the bike.

5) Do you know what happened to all of the sets/props?

6) Any chance of a remake?!?

7) Any other comments, thoughts, regrets

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Post by josh » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:51 pm

ANSWERS!!

1) Why do you think the show only managed to run for 13 episodes?
Were more episodes planned or filmed? Was the cast surprised when the show was cancelled?


ABC put us up against Dallas I believe on a Friday night. Considering
the competition we did pretty well with around a 30 share but at the
time it wasn't good enough. We were a bit surprised because of the
international popularity of the show. It syndicated in 42 countries
and was stolen by a few others. The merchandise was also a big hit,
Universal fought for it but ABC let it go.

2) Was the building used for command center located on set or was
it an actual location in LA? Any other interesting locations where
Street Hawk was filmed?


The Command Center was built on a Universal sound stage. We shot downtown LA a lot and spent time in the LA river.

3) What was the general "feeling" on set? Fun? Tense? Were you
aware the show would not last long?


The set was for the most part fun to be on. It was a difficult show
to produce and we were constantly fighting cost over-runs. I think we had around 30 extra motorcycles because they keep getting destroyed.

4) Was the series originally to be called Falconer? I have seen
that name on many of the original blueprints of the bike.


Yes. Everyone liked Falconer but the name was taken by another
Universal pilot that never got on the air. I liked Street Hawk which
was our second choice.

5) Do you know what happened to all of the sets/props?


Probably destroyed.

6) Any chance of a remake?!?

Not that I've heard. But I see Knight Rider got one so who knows.

7) Any other comments, thoughts, regrets
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