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Episode 5 - Safe

Filming locations

Postby Bronson BB » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:21 pm

For both the main town AND the hill peoples village, Paramount Ranch was used.
Akin took my girlfriend and I there last month. It's a park now, so you can go there any time the sun's up. All the buildings are locked up though.

The Paramount Ranch
2813 Cornell Road, Agoura, CA
Paramount Ranch Road (off Cornell Road),
Agoura Hills, CA. / (818) 597-9192
http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/paramountranch.htm

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We didn't see where the cows were kept though.
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Re: Filming locations

Postby Justanuthercap » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:09 pm

Very, very cool Bronson!!!!
Jayne: (mock reading Simon's journal) "Dear Diary...today I was pompous and my sister was crazy." (flips page) "Today, we were kidnapped by hill folk never to be seen again. It was the best day ever."
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Re: Filming locations

Postby pennausamike » Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:13 pm

Justanuthercap wrote:Very, very cool Bronson!!!!


I agree, and I'm very envious!
I'm putting together a compilation of all the locations and
I've been using Google maps to get some cool overhead shots of how to get to a lot of them.
For me it is a fantasy project, because I will likely never get out there to actually see the places.
Thanks for the pics and comparison shots.

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Re: Filming locations

Postby Bronson BB » Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:59 pm

Thanks guys. :)

We made it a point to get to as many locations as we were able on this last trip out to CA.

We also saw the Iron Man 2 donut shop, and the "Kirk fights the Gorn" rocks.
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Re: Filming locations

Postby F-N-S » Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:22 pm

Thanks Bronson! Very cool pictures!

Mike: Will you make a website with the locations or will this be an offline thing? ;)
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Re: Filming locations

Postby pennausamike » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:35 pm

F-N-S wrote:Thanks Bronson! Very cool pictures!

Mike: Will you make a website with the locations or will this be an offline thing? ;)


I'll post the info I find in the appropriate episodes on this site.
I STILL cannot find the Heart of Gold desert mansion!

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Re: Filming locations

Postby Bronson BB » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:11 am

Akin said something about that place to me when I was in California.
It sounded like he MIGHT have some idea where it is, but not the exact location.

pennausamike wrote:
F-N-S wrote:I STILL cannot find the Heart of Gold desert mansion!

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Re: Filming locations

Postby AZSneed » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:00 am

Thanks for the photos! That is so awesome for you to see a piece of the Verse.
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Re: Filming locations

Postby pennausamike » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:23 am

From a thread on fireflyfans.net:

Originally posted by C66:
Hi all,
Does anyone happen to know where the exterior shots of the Tam Estate in "Safe" were filmed?
SNIP

Thanks,
C66


At this point in time, "NO", but the architecture is similar to the Gamble House.

http://www.gamblehouse.org/
Ultimate bungalow is a term most commonly used to describe very large and detailed Craftsman style homes, taking the bungalow style and interpreting it on a large scale. The style is associated with such California architects as Greene and Greene, Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan. Some of the hallmarks of Greene and Greene's ultimate bungalows include the use of rich tropical woods such as mahogany, ebony and teak, and generous use of inlays of wood, metal and mother-of-pearl.


The ultimate bungalows include:

* Gamble House in Pasadena, California
* William R. Thorsen House in Berkeley, California
* Robert R. Blacker House in Pasadena, California
* Madison House in Pasadena, California (now headquarters of Pasadena Heritage)
* Charles M. Pratt House in Ojai, California
* John T. Greene Residence in Sacramento, California


From this information, (and 3,000 miles away),
I've been trying to find the location of the Tam Estate, myself.
Not having much luck.

The next logical approach is to contact Firefly location manager, Peter M. Robarts.
Not having much luck finding contact info, tho'.

If you just like the architecture, the info above will give you lots to look at.
If you are like a handful of us Firefly collector fanatics, you want to know where THE Tam Estate is.
If you find anything, please pass it along!

Good Luck,
Mike
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