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Filming Locations

Postby pennausamike » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:24 pm

This is an example of my search for Firefly/Serenity filming locations based on the booklet I bought
plus the info in the Companion volumes, especially "Still Flying".

St. Lucy's of Ariel:

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is actually
http://www.mannbiomedicalpark.com/

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Which you can locate on Google Maps:

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I have a number of these locations saved along with real-life photos and screencaps of the locations.
Paradiso from Train Job
Higgins Moon from Jaynestown
Durran Haymer's place from Trash
etc.

I'll be back to locating and organizing more of what I have after Christmas.
(In addition to the usual holiday preparations,
I'm building one son an electric resonator guitar and for the other son,
a fiberglass Battlestar Galactica Viper pilot helmet.)

Mike
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Re: Filming Locations

Postby MedwayPVB » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:10 pm

Great find, thanks. :)
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Re: Filming Locations

Postby F-N-S » Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:59 pm

Very cool! Thanks Mike
"We're gonna get that show back on the air!"
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Re: Filming Locations

Postby Bronson BB » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:25 pm

That's pretty sweet!

Now I need to put a pair of St. Lucy medic outfits together and go visit!
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Re: Filming Locations

Postby MedwayPVB » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:22 am

Don't forget your lines;

"We applied the cortical electrodes, but were unable to get a neural reaction from either patient!"

;) :D
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Re: Filming Locations

Postby pennausamike » Sat Dec 18, 2010 5:03 am

MedwayPVB wrote:Don't forget your lines;

"We applied the cortical electrodes, but were unable to get a neural reaction from either patient!"

;) :D


HaHa!

Classic!

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Re: Filming Locations

Postby AZSneed » Sat Dec 18, 2010 6:51 am

Thanks, Mike! Seeing the real places used in the Verse is enjoyable.
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Re: Filming Locations

Postby pennausamike » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:50 pm

In the Firefly companion volume, "Still Flying",
the location manager says they used 20th Century FOX's Century City for Ariel City.

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Oh, alright, that's CGI, but the part where Jayne "makes the drop",

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was filmed in Century City.
Very glass and gray concrete, Century City very much feels Alliance to me.

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Once again, not sure of exact streets or whatever, but Google satellite will put you at the entrance:

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Re: Filming Locations

Postby Bronson BB » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:35 pm

At 2165 Avenue of the Stars, there is a tall building with a red pyramid dome on top JUST like the one in front of Adam (in the distance) in that screencap. Just north of that building along the avenue is [edit: the Fox Plaza building] that matches the even taller building behind the red pyramid in that cap.

If you scan south, down the length of the Avenue you'll see three matching square buildings, labeled Stages 17 thu 19, and beside them, a building labeled '100' by Google maps.

I'd image they filmed at the very bottom of '100', between it and the building marked '101'. That little square blister at the bottom of '100' looks to be the stairway thing that Adam was loitering at briefly.
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Re: Filming Locations

Postby MedwayPVB » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:49 pm

The big building in the back of that screencap looks like the Die Hard Nakatomi Building, aka Fox Plaza, which would fit with the map as Bronson has spotted. :)
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