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Breen over San Francisco

Dominion map of the San Francisco Bay area

San Francisco, 2270s

San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco in the 2270s

San Francisco Bay targeted

A beam fired from the verteron array on Mars plunges into San Francisco Bay in 2155

San Fransisco Bay in an alternate 1944

San Francisco Bay in an alternate 1944

San Francisco Bay was an estuary on the western coast of the North American continent on Earth. A strait connected this bay to the North Pacific Ocean. Within the bay, there were a small number of islands, including Angel Island and Treasure Island. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home) The cities that developed around this bay were known as the San Francisco Metropolitan Area. This area was in Earth Sector 2. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

In an alternate timeline the bay was visited in 1944 by Commander Charles Tucker III and Ensign Travis Mayweather in Shuttlepod 1 of the starship Enterprise NX-01. Unaware at first that they had traveled into the World War II era in an alternate timeline, they found their shuttle under attack by a squadron of P-51 Mustang fighters and beat a hasty retreat. A substantial United States Navy Task Force was seen gathered in the bay. (ENT: "Zero Hour", "Storm Front")

In 2155, a beam fired from the verteron array on Mars by xenophobe John Frederick Paxton was redirected into the bay, missing its intended target of Starfleet Command. (ENT: "Terra Prime")

In 2258 in the alternate reality, the Narada deployed its drilling platform over the inlet of San Francisco Bay, right next to the Golden Gate Bridge and began drilling a hole toward Earth's core. The drilling platform was destroyed by Spock in the Jellyfish, its debris falling into the bay. (Star Trek)

In the alternate reality of 2259, a map of the San Francisco Bay was part of a collection of graphics and video media that were displayed on a powerwall in Admiral Christopher Pike's office. Within a few days, the USS Vengeance crashed into the bay, devastating both Alcatraz and San Francisco. (Star Trek Into Darkness)

Sometime before 1986, humpback whales George and Gracie wandered into the bay as calves and were taken to the Cetacean Institute, where they grew up. In 2286, the captured Klingon Bird-of-Prey HMS Bounty crash-landed in the bay, due to the effects of the Whale Probe, but stayed afloat long enough to release the whales. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

In a Species 8472 recreation of San Francisco located on Terrasphere 8, Commander Valerie Archer's quarters had a view of the entire bay on nights when there was a full moon. (VOY: "In the Flesh")

Following the Breen attack on Earth, a ship was seen to have crashed into the bay. (DS9: "The Changing Face of Evil")

While attending Starfleet Academy, Cadets Beckett Mariner and Amina Ramsey stole Professor Saul Rubichik's car and drove it into the San Francisco Bay. (LD: "Much Ado About Boimler")

In 2384, Shuttle 06 containing the crew of the USS Protostar arrived on Earth where they crash-landed in the bay. (PRO: "Supernova, Part 2")

In 2399, this bay was seen on a satellite image as Dahj Asha was searching for the location of Jean-Luc Picard in San Francisco. (PIC: "Remembrance")


Background information[]

Two shots of the San Francisco Bay were included in the theatrical version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, appearing firstly in an establishing shot of both the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge and then in the background of the air tram station's interior. For the director's edition DVD of the film, the bay was shown in three new establishing shots and its usage as the facility's background was subtly altered. "We changed the bay [as seen from the air tram station] to lighten it up and be consistent with the (Golden Gate) bridge [shots]," explained Michael Matessino, the Restoration Supervisor for the director's edition. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 136, p. 28)

Earth Sectors 45 to 49 were associated with San Francisco Bay; however, the exact association was not explicitly defined.

The entire San Francisco Bay scene for "Storm Front" was created as a CGI effect by Eden FX (ENT Season 4 DVD-special feature, "Visual Effects Magic"

In the final draft script of ENT: "Terra Prime", an establishing shot of San Francisco Bay was instructed to be a re-use of an establishing shot of the bay, reused from ENT: "Demons".

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