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[[File:Bajoran monastery garden.jpg|thumb|The Bajoran garden in DS9's "In the Hands of the Prophets"]]
 
 
'''Griffith Park''' is a large park located in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. It was used as filming location for several ''[[Star Trek]]'' episodes. The [[Griffith Observatory]] is also located in the Griffith Park.
 
'''Griffith Park''' is a large park located in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. It was used as filming location for several ''[[Star Trek]]'' episodes. The [[Griffith Observatory]] is also located in the Griffith Park.
   
 
== ''Star Trek'' locations ==
 
== ''Star Trek'' locations ==
In {{y|1987}}, director [[Corey Allen]] shot the very first day of shooting for the ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]'' pilot episode {{e|Encounter at Farpoint}} at Griffith Park. The scene included actors [[Jonathan Frakes]], [[Brent Spiner]], and [[Wil Wheaton]] and stood in for the scenes on the holodeck. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
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[[File:Bajoran monastery garden.jpg|thumb|The Bajoran garden in DS9's "In the Hands of the Prophets"]]
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On {{d|29|May|1987}}, director [[Corey Allen]] shot the very first day of shooting for the {{s|TNG}} pilot episode {{e|Encounter at Farpoint}} at Griffith Park. The scene included actors [[Jonathan Frakes]], [[Brent Spiner]], and [[Wil Wheaton]] and stood in for the scenes on the holodeck. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
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[[File:Barradas III surface.jpg|thumb|left|Cedar Grove as surface of Barradas III in "Gambit, Part I".]]
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In {{m|April|1993}}, director [[David Livingston]] chose the location of '''Fern Dell''', a section of Griffith Park, as location for the [[Monastery of the Kai]] in the {{s|DS9}} episode {{e|In the Hands of the Prophets}}, the last episode of the [[DS9 Season 1|first season]]. The scene involved [[Avery Brooks]] and [[Philip Anglim]] and their "first meeting" in the series. According to Livingston, he was able to do a location shoot because of the high budget for the episode and he chose Fern Dell which is close to the studio. It was the easiest location for a director to shoot because of its narrow path that restricts movement which prohibits wider shots, according to unit production manager [[Robert della Santina]]. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
   
In {{y|1993}}, director [[David Livingston]] chose the location of '''Fern Dell''', a section of Griffith Park, as location for the [[Monastery of the Kai]] in the ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'' episode {{e|In the Hands of the Prophets}}, the last episode of the [[DS9 Season 1|first season]]. The scene involved [[Avery Brooks]] and [[Philip Anglim]] and their "first meeting" in the series. According to Livingston, he was able to do a location shoot because of the high budget for the episode and he chose Fern Dell which is close to the studio. It was the easiest location for a director to shoot because of its narrow path that restricts movement which prohibits wider shots, according to unit production manager [[Robert della Santina]]. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
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In {{m|July|1993}} the {{s|DS9}} crew, under director [[Corey Allen]] returned to '''Fern Dell''' to film Monastery scenes for {{e|The Circle}}. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
   
In {{y|2004}}, on their second day of shooting, {{d|22|July|2004}}, the production team of the ''[[Star Trek: Enterprise]]'' episode {{e|Storm Front, Part II}} went on location in Griffith Park to film the wood scenes between the ''Enterprise'' crew and the [[Na'kuhl]] and [[Nazi|Nazi soldiers]]. {{brokenlink|url=http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/6357.html}}
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In {{m|August|1993}} director [[Peter Lauritson]] filmed several scenes at '''Cedar Grove''', a section of the Griffith Park, for the [[TNG Season 7]] episode {{e|Gambit, Part I}}. The location stood in as surface of [[Barradas III]]. Due to a fire ban on live explosives at the location, all explosions were done in post production. (''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion]]'')
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In {{m|April|1994}}, the outdoor scenes depicting the surface of an unnamed [[Gamma Quadrant]] planet were filmed at Griffith Park's bird sanctuary for {{DS9|The Jem'Hadar}}, directed by [[Kim Friedman]]. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
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On Wednesday {{d|27|March|1996}}, director [[LeVar Burton]] spent a day on location at the bird sanctuary, filming outdoor scenes for {{DS9|To the Death}}. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
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In {{m|September|1996}}, the exterior "[[Q Continuum]]" scenes were filmed at Griffith Park for {{VOY|The Q and the Grey}}. ({{STM|27|61}})
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On Wednesday {{d|21|February|2001}}, production on {{s|VOY}} filmed scenes for the [[VOY Season 7|seventh season]] episodes {{e|Natural Law}} in Griffith Park. The location stood-in as the [[jungle]] surface of [[Ledos]]. (''Call sheets'')
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In {{y|2004}}, on their second day of shooting, Monday {{d|26|July|2004}}, the production team of the {{s|ENT}} episodes {{ENT|Storm Front|Storm Front, Part II}} went on location in Griffith Park to film the wood scenes between the ''Enterprise'' crew and the [[Na'kuhl]] and [[Nazi|Nazi soldiers]]. {{bl|www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/6357.html}}
   
 
=== Bronson Canyon ===
 
=== Bronson Canyon ===
[[File:Darmok location map.jpg|thumb|left|The location map for the episode "Darmok".]]
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[[File:Darmok location map.jpg|thumb|left|The location map for the episode "Darmok"]]
[[File:RuraPentheMine2293.jpg|thumb|The Bronson Canyon caves in ''Star Trek VI'']]
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[[File:Spock and Leila by the creek, deleted scene.jpg|thumb|Bronson Canyon in "This Side of Paradise"]]
[[File:USS Voyager starting from a planet.jpg|thumb|The Bronson Canyon and the ''Voyager'' digital effects in 1995]]
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[[File:RuraPentheMine2293.jpg|thumb|Bronson Canyon caves in ''Star Trek VI'']]
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[[File:El-Adrel IV surface.jpg|thumb|Bronson Canyon in "Darmok" in 1991]]
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[[File:Kesprytt III surface.jpg|thumb|left|Bronson Canyon seen in "Attached"]]
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[[File:Valo II surface.jpg|thumb|Bronson Canyon in "Ensign Ro" in 1991]]
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[[File:USS Voyager starting from a planet.jpg|thumb|Bronson Canyon and the ''Voyager'' digital effects in 1995]]
 
Bronson Canyon, part of Griffith Park, has become famous as a location for several movies and television series. It was used many times for location shoots in all five live action ''Star Trek'' series as well as the movies.
 
Bronson Canyon, part of Griffith Park, has become famous as a location for several movies and television series. It was used many times for location shoots in all five live action ''Star Trek'' series as well as the movies.
   
In {{y|1967}}, the Bronson Canyon was used as a filming location for two ''Star Trek'' episodes, {{e|This Side of Paradise}} and {{e|Bread and Circuses}}.
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In {{y|1967}}, Bronson Canyon was used as a filming location for two ''Star Trek'' episodes, {{e|This Side of Paradise}} (filmed on Friday {{d|13|January|1967}}), and {{e|Bread and Circuses}} (filmed on Tuesday {{d|12|September|1967}} and Wednesday {{d|13|September|1967}}). [http://senensky.com/star-trek/this-side-of-paradise/] [http://senensky.com/bread-and-circuses/] {{imdb|title/tt0708413/locations?ref_{{=}}tt_ql_dt_6}}
   
 
In {{y|1991}}, the Bronson Canyon caves stood in for the cave shots of [[Rura Penthe]] in {{film|6}}. ([[David G. Trotti]], [[ENT Season 2 DVD]] special "Enterprise Secrets")
 
In {{y|1991}}, the Bronson Canyon caves stood in for the cave shots of [[Rura Penthe]] in {{film|6}}. ([[David G. Trotti]], [[ENT Season 2 DVD]] special "Enterprise Secrets")
   
Also in {{y|1991}}, the canyon was used as a location for {{TNG|Darmok}} and {{TNG|Ensign Ro}}. The location stood in as the surface of [[El-Adrel IV]] in "Darmok". The scenes for this episode were filmed on Tuesday {{d|23|July|1991}} and Wednesday {{d|24|July|1991}} under director [[Rick Kolbe]] and with [[Patrick Stewart]], [[Paul Winfield]], [[Rex Pierson]], [[stand-in]]s [[Dennis Tracy]] and [[James Washington]], [[stunt double]] [[Gerard Williams]] and stunt coordinator [[Dennis Madalone]]. The call sheet for the first day has the note ''"Dress Appropriatly for bees, rattle snakes and hot sun"'' and is listing the sunrise at 5:58 a.m. and the sunset at 8:01 p.m. The call sheet also has an attachment, a map of the area and the way from the studio to the location.
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Also in {{y|1991}}, the canyon was used as a location for ''The Next Generation'' [[TNG Season 5|fifth season]] episode {{e|Darmok}}. The location stood in as the surface of [[El-Adrel IV]] in this episode. The scenes were filmed on Tuesday {{d|23|July|1991}} and Wednesday {{d|24|July|1991}} under director [[Rick Kolbe]] and with [[Patrick Stewart]], [[Paul Winfield]], [[Rex Pierson]], [[stand-in]]s [[Dennis Tracy]] and [[James Washington]], [[stunt double]] [[Gerard Williams]] and stunt coordinator [[Dennis Madalone]]. The call sheet for the first day has the note "Dress Appropriately for bees, rattlesnakes and hot sun" and listed the sunrise at 5:58 am and the sunset at 8:01 pm. The call sheet also has an attachment, a map of the area and the way from the studio to the location.
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The same year the production of ''The Next Generation'' returned for the episode {{e|Ensign Ro}} to this location just a few days after it was filmed for "Darmok". In this episode the location stood in as the surface of [[Valo II]] and its [[Bajoran]] settlement. Twenty-one background performers, [[Patrick Stewart]], [[Brent Spiner]], [[Michelle Forbes]], [[Michael Dorn]], and [[Scott Marlowe]] were directed by [[Les Landau]] and assistant director [[Arlene Fukai]] on Monday {{d|5|August|1991}} with a crew call at 6:00 am and a shooting call at 7:00 am. Sunrise at this day was at 6:07 am and sunset at 7:50 pm [[Birds & Animals Unlimited]] provided the twelve guineafowl seen in several scenes. An almost identical map as the one used for "Darmok" was attached to the call sheets for this day. Also on location were [[photo double]]s [[Ron Large]] and [[Lanier Edwards]], who filmed several close-ups for "Darmok".
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The cast and crew of ''The Next Generation'' returned to Bronson Canyon for filming a brief scene for the fifth season episode {{e|The Inner Light}} in late-{{m|March|1992}}. The scene was later upgraded with a [[matte painting]]. (''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion]]'')
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In {{m|September|1993}} the team of ''The Next Generation'' filmed scenes for the [[TNG Season 7|seventh season]] episode {{e|Attached}} for two days at Bronson Canyon, where it stood in for the surface of the planet [[Kesprytt III]]. (''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion]]'')
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During the location shooting in Griffith Park's Bronson Canyon for the seventh season episode {{e|Homeward}} in which the location stood in as surface of [[Boraal II]], the crew had to break the filming on {{d|2|November|1993}} because of the heavy wildfires in that area. According to line producer [[Merri D. Howard]], director [[Alexander Singer]] was thankful that the area they've chosen did not burn down and that it was not necessary to search a similar location. (''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion]]'')
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In {{m|December|1993}}, the {{s|DS9}} episode {{e|Shadowplay}} utilized Bronson Canyon as the location for the outdoor scenes at the [[Yaderan]] settlement. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
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In early-{{y|1995}}, the {{s|VOY}} episode {{e|State of Flux}} filmed outdoor scenes at Bronson Canyon, depicting the surface of an unnamed [[Delta Quadrant]] planet.
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In {{m|March|1995}}, the exterior of [[Shakaar Edon]]'s house as well as other outdoor scenes on [[Bajor]] were filmed at Bronson Canyon for {{e|Shakaar}}. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
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Later the same year, the production of the {{s|VOY}} episode {{e|The 37's}} moved to Bronson Canyon to shoot several scenes there. The surface scenes of the unnamed [[Delta Quadrant]] planet and the landing and starting of the {{USS|Voyager}} were filmed in Bronson Canyon. The [[VOY Season 2 DVD]] trivia text version of "The 37's" featured several pieces of information about the location; {{TNG|Darmok}} and {{film|6}} were filmed there and it has been a famous filming location since the 1930s for productions such as ''The Scorpion King'', ''The Searchers'', ''Invasion of the Body Snatchers'', ''Bonanza'', ''Gunsmoke'', and as the well-known home for the Batcave in several ''Batman'' features.
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Regarding ''Voyager'' standing beside the mountains, special effects supervisor [[Dan Curry]] said that he used a foam core mock-up to plot camera angles and perspectives of the ''Voyager'' matte painting. For the scenes showing ''Voyager'', the special effects team had to digitally remove the legendary Hollywood sign from some scenes.
   
In {{y|1995}} the production of the ''[[Star Trek: Voyager]]'' episode {{e|The 37's}} moved to Bronson Canyon to shoot several scenes there. The surface scenes of the unnamed [[Delta Quadrant]] planet and the landing and starting of the {{USS|Voyager}} were filmed in the Bronson Canyon. The [[VOY Season 2 DVD]] trivia text version of "The 37's" featured several information about the location: {{TNG|Darmok}} and {{film|6}} were filmed there and the place is a famous filming location since the 1930s including productions such as ''The Scorpion King'', ''The Searchers'', ''Invasion of the Body Snatchers'', ''Bonanza'', ''Gunsmoke'', and the well known home for the Batcave in several ''Batman'' features.
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In {{m|August|1996}}, Bronson Canyon was again used by {{s|DS9}}, to depict the surface of [[Ajilon Prime]] for {{e|Nor the Battle to the Strong}}. (''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion]]'')
   
Regarding ''Voyager'' standing beside the mountains, special effects supervisor [[Dan Curry]] said that he used a foam core mock up to plot camera angles and perspectives of the ''Voyager'' matte painting. For the scenes showing ''Voyager'', the special effects team had to digitally remove the legendary Hollywood sign for some scenes.
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In {{y|2000}}, some scenes for the {{s|VOY}} episode {{e|Flesh and Blood}} were also filmed at Bronson Canyon.
   
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
* [http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithPK/griffith.htm Griffith Park at LAParks.org] - official site
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* [http://www.laparks.org/dos/parks/griffithPK/griffith.htm Griffith Park at LAParks.org] – official site
 
* {{wikipedia}}
 
* {{wikipedia}}
 
* {{wikipedia|Bronson Canyon}}
 
* {{wikipedia|Bronson Canyon}}

Latest revision as of 19:36, September 25, 2019

Real World article
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Griffith Park is a large park located in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. It was used as filming location for several Star Trek episodes. The Griffith Observatory is also located in the Griffith Park.

Star Trek locations Edit

Bajoran monastery garden

The Bajoran garden in DS9's "In the Hands of the Prophets"

On 29 May 1987, director Corey Allen shot the very first day of shooting for the Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot episode "Encounter at Farpoint" at Griffith Park. The scene included actors Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, and Wil Wheaton and stood in for the scenes on the holodeck. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)

Barradas III surface

Cedar Grove as surface of Barradas III in "Gambit, Part I".

In April 1993, director David Livingston chose the location of Fern Dell, a section of Griffith Park, as location for the Monastery of the Kai in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "In the Hands of the Prophets", the last episode of the first season. The scene involved Avery Brooks and Philip Anglim and their "first meeting" in the series. According to Livingston, he was able to do a location shoot because of the high budget for the episode and he chose Fern Dell which is close to the studio. It was the easiest location for a director to shoot because of its narrow path that restricts movement which prohibits wider shots, according to unit production manager Robert della Santina. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)

In July 1993 the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine crew, under director Corey Allen returned to Fern Dell to film Monastery scenes for "The Circle". (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)

In August 1993 director Peter Lauritson filmed several scenes at Cedar Grove, a section of the Griffith Park, for the TNG Season 7 episode "Gambit, Part I". The location stood in as surface of Barradas III. Due to a fire ban on live explosives at the location, all explosions were done in post production. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)

In April 1994, the outdoor scenes depicting the surface of an unnamed Gamma Quadrant planet were filmed at Griffith Park's bird sanctuary for DS9: "The Jem'Hadar", directed by Kim Friedman. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)

On Wednesday 27 March 1996, director LeVar Burton spent a day on location at the bird sanctuary, filming outdoor scenes for DS9: "To the Death". (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)

In September 1996, the exterior "Q Continuum" scenes were filmed at Griffith Park for VOY: "The Q and the Grey". (Star Trek Monthly issue 27, p. 61)

On Wednesday 21 February 2001, production on Star Trek: Voyager filmed scenes for the seventh season episodes "Natural Law" in Griffith Park. The location stood-in as the jungle surface of Ledos. (Call sheets)

In 2004, on their second day of shooting, Monday 26 July 2004, the production team of the Star Trek: Enterprise episodes ENT: "Storm Front", "Storm Front, Part II" went on location in Griffith Park to film the wood scenes between the Enterprise crew and the Na'kuhl and Nazi soldiers. [1](X)

Bronson Canyon Edit

Darmok location map

The location map for the episode "Darmok"

Spock and Leila by the creek, deleted scene

Bronson Canyon in "This Side of Paradise"

RuraPentheMine2293

Bronson Canyon caves in Star Trek VI

El-Adrel IV surface

Bronson Canyon in "Darmok" in 1991

Kesprytt III surface

Bronson Canyon seen in "Attached"

Valo II surface

Bronson Canyon in "Ensign Ro" in 1991

USS Voyager starting from a planet

Bronson Canyon and the Voyager digital effects in 1995

Bronson Canyon, part of Griffith Park, has become famous as a location for several movies and television series. It was used many times for location shoots in all five live action Star Trek series as well as the movies.

In 1967, Bronson Canyon was used as a filming location for two Star Trek episodes, "This Side of Paradise" (filmed on Friday 13 January 1967), and "Bread and Circuses" (filmed on Tuesday 12 September 1967 and Wednesday 13 September 1967). [2] [3] [4]

In 1991, the Bronson Canyon caves stood in for the cave shots of Rura Penthe in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. (David G. Trotti, ENT Season 2 DVD special "Enterprise Secrets")

Also in 1991, the canyon was used as a location for The Next Generation fifth season episode "Darmok". The location stood in as the surface of El-Adrel IV in this episode. The scenes were filmed on Tuesday 23 July 1991 and Wednesday 24 July 1991 under director Rick Kolbe and with Patrick Stewart, Paul Winfield, Rex Pierson, stand-ins Dennis Tracy and James Washington, stunt double Gerard Williams and stunt coordinator Dennis Madalone. The call sheet for the first day has the note "Dress Appropriately for bees, rattlesnakes and hot sun" and listed the sunrise at 5:58 am and the sunset at 8:01 pm. The call sheet also has an attachment, a map of the area and the way from the studio to the location.

The same year the production of The Next Generation returned for the episode "Ensign Ro" to this location just a few days after it was filmed for "Darmok". In this episode the location stood in as the surface of Valo II and its Bajoran settlement. Twenty-one background performers, Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Michelle Forbes, Michael Dorn, and Scott Marlowe were directed by Les Landau and assistant director Arlene Fukai on Monday 5 August 1991 with a crew call at 6:00 am and a shooting call at 7:00 am. Sunrise at this day was at 6:07 am and sunset at 7:50 pm Birds & Animals Unlimited provided the twelve guineafowl seen in several scenes. An almost identical map as the one used for "Darmok" was attached to the call sheets for this day. Also on location were photo doubles Ron Large and Lanier Edwards, who filmed several close-ups for "Darmok".

The cast and crew of The Next Generation returned to Bronson Canyon for filming a brief scene for the fifth season episode "The Inner Light" in late-March 1992. The scene was later upgraded with a matte painting. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)

In September 1993 the team of The Next Generation filmed scenes for the seventh season episode "Attached" for two days at Bronson Canyon, where it stood in for the surface of the planet Kesprytt III. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)

During the location shooting in Griffith Park's Bronson Canyon for the seventh season episode "Homeward" in which the location stood in as surface of Boraal II, the crew had to break the filming on 2 November 1993 because of the heavy wildfires in that area. According to line producer Merri D. Howard, director Alexander Singer was thankful that the area they've chosen did not burn down and that it was not necessary to search a similar location. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)

In December 1993, the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Shadowplay" utilized Bronson Canyon as the location for the outdoor scenes at the Yaderan settlement. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)

In early-1995, the Star Trek: Voyager episode "State of Flux" filmed outdoor scenes at Bronson Canyon, depicting the surface of an unnamed Delta Quadrant planet.

In March 1995, the exterior of Shakaar Edon's house as well as other outdoor scenes on Bajor were filmed at Bronson Canyon for "Shakaar". (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)

Later the same year, the production of the Star Trek: Voyager episode "The 37's" moved to Bronson Canyon to shoot several scenes there. The surface scenes of the unnamed Delta Quadrant planet and the landing and starting of the USS Voyager were filmed in Bronson Canyon. The VOY Season 2 DVD trivia text version of "The 37's" featured several pieces of information about the location; TNG: "Darmok" and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country were filmed there and it has been a famous filming location since the 1930s for productions such as The Scorpion King, The Searchers, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and as the well-known home for the Batcave in several Batman features.

Regarding Voyager standing beside the mountains, special effects supervisor Dan Curry said that he used a foam core mock-up to plot camera angles and perspectives of the Voyager matte painting. For the scenes showing Voyager, the special effects team had to digitally remove the legendary Hollywood sign from some scenes.

In August 1996, Bronson Canyon was again used by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, to depict the surface of Ajilon Prime for "Nor the Battle to the Strong". (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion)

In 2000, some scenes for the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Flesh and Blood" were also filmed at Bronson Canyon.

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