Pointer revs up Dan Moroboshi / Ultra Seven and then stalls at the shooting

According to Kazuho Mitsuta, a director and producer of Ultraseven, at planning stage, Dan Moroboshi performed by Koji Moritsugu was a mere driver of Ultra-Keibitai (The Ultra Guard), not a regular member. He was supposed to overcome a lot of hardships and then admitted as a regular member.
However Mr.Moritsugu didn’t have a driver’s license back then, so he was set to be a regular member from the beginning.


For your information
Kazuho Mitsuta played the announcements in The Ultra Guard Base. You can hear his
voice at the scene of Ultra-Hawk’s launching.

Pointer was GREATLY-MODIFIED Chrysler Imperial ’57 South ampton 4Door Hardtop. As you might know, Tsuburaya production bought it as used car but it was terrible condition. It stalled out so frequently. The staff often had to pushed the car up to a slope to film a scene where Pointer runs.
According to Mr.Nakayama as captain Kiriyama, this car was used for transporting actors. When it was used for such a purpose, some of the parts were removed due to Japanese traffic code. Mr.Nakayama recalls : “When we were waiting for green light, I was so embarrassed to ride on this flashy car.”
After all episodes were aired, this cool vehicle was presented to a certain kindergarten in Tokyo.

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