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Paramount logo found at the intro of many Star Trek films

Paramount Stage 5 is located on the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood, California.

Stage 5 was first used by Star Trek in January 1968 during the filming of The Original Series' second season finale (and backdoor pilot), "Assignment: Earth". The stage housed the interiors of Gary Seven's apartment and the corridor outside it. Filming took place between Wednesday 3 January 1968 and Friday 5 January 1968. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season Two, pp. 594-595)

Stage 5 was again utilized by The Original Series, hosting the interiors of the cloud city Stratos, including the detention room and guest quarters, as well as the underground mining caverns for "The Cloud Minders", filmed between Thursday 14 November 1968 and Monday 18 November 1968. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season Three, pp. 534-535)

For a third time in the series, Stage 5 was used to film the interiors of Flint's castle for "Requiem for Methuselah", filmed between Monday 2 December 1968 and Wednesday 4 December 1968. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season Three, pp. 578-582)

For its last use in The Original Series, Stage 5 housed the Sarpeidon ice age cavern and library sets for "All Our Yesterdays", filmed between Tuesday 24 December 1968 and Monday 30 December 1968. (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season Three, pp. 619-622)

Stage 5 was one of the sound stages used in the 1981-1982 production of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. It housed the Enterprise torpedo room set, and also the Regula I laboratory and cavern sets. [1]

Stage 5 was also one of several sound stages used in the 1991 production of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, where it was used for filming scenes aboard the USS Excelsior, USS Enterprise, Chang's Bird-of-Prey, and Kronos One.

Following the production of The Undiscovered Country, the fifth season opening episode "Redemption II" used Stage 5 and the existing set of the Klingon Bird-of-Prey bridge. The scenes were filmed on Thursday 11 July 1991. The sets were also used for the fifth season episodes "Unification I" and "Unification II" to represent K'Vada's Bird-of-Prey. The scenes were filmed on Monday 16 September 1991.

Stage 5 was also one of several sound stages used in the 1998 production of Star Trek: Insurrection. The stage housed sets representing interior USS Enterprise-E main bridge and engineering as well as the banquet hall (a redress of the Star Trek: First Contact observation lounge) and several corridor sections. (The Secrets of Star Trek: Insurrection, p. 30)

Existing shuttlecraft and runabout sets from Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (respectively) were moved to Stage 5 and redressed for use in the film as Data's scoutship and Enterprise-E shuttlecraft. (Star Trek: Action!, (citation needededit))

Remaining Insurrection interiors were filmed on Paramount Stages 9, 15, 16, and 18.


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