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BIKINI PLANET

This movie from Genovesio Films (Ice Scream and TaxiderME) is a science-fiction B-movie that spoofs similar movies from the 1950-1960s, particularly Zsa Zsa Gabor's Queen of Outer Space. It is currently available for purchase from the official website (linked below) and Tower Records stores.


NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Hayward, Alameda County: Property Management Training Institute.

Livermore, Alameda County: Heather Street. Bennett Drive.

Pleasanton, Alameda County: 5222 Genovesio Drive. 981 Hopkins Way.

Oakland, Alameda County: Morcom Amphitheater of Roses.

Rocklin, Placer County: Sierra Junior College.


MARYLAND
Filming Locations —

Frederick, Frederick County.

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The professor's office was shot at Sierra Junior College.
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Heather Street, Livermore, CA.
Most of the Earth scenes were filmed in mid-2000.
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Property Management Training Institute,
111 Jackson Street (Route 92) at Soto Road, Hayward.
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Conrad Brooks appeared in one of the all-time classic B-movies, Plan 9 From Outer Space. Appearing as the vice-president, his scene was filmed at a hotel in Frederick, MD.
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The president's office was filmed at a home
on Bennett Drive in Livermore.
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Most of the alien planet scenes were filmed at the Morcom
Amphitheatre of Roses in Oakland, CA, in March 2001.
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These scenes were also shot at the Morcom Amphitheatre of Roses in Oakland.
The secluded gardens are on Jean Street just off of Grand Avenue near Lake Merritt.
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As if it's not obvious, the crew on the left are talking to Jane Uhura on the right — but each were filmed in entirely different locations (and lighting conditions). The first was at the bathrooms of the Morcom rose garden. I'm not sure about the second.
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The swimming pool was filmed at
981 Hopkins Way in Pleasanton.
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Back at the Morcom rose garden, at the top of the chain of waterfalls down to the lower levels.
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The spaceship interiors were shot in a warehouse at the Property Management Training Institute. By coincidence, I went to college with this actress! Gillian Tarkington lived at Putnam Hall where I was an S.M. from 1996-1997.
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The interior of Princess Nibbi's bedroom was filmed at 5222 Genovesio Drive off San Marco Way in Pleasanton.
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These columns are also at Morcom, but at the Jean Street entrance. We received a check-up visit from Oakland Police Department that day after they received a complaint from someone who thought that this was a porn shoot!
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That's me in the credits! :-) Thank you to Leslie Anderson and Christopher Mendola who helped scout additional locations from Kentfield to Santa Rosa to Vallejo.

Bikini Planet (2002)
CAST: Stephanie Beaton, John Bogert, Kathryn Hecht, Steve Hitchcock, Cristin Kiper Harris, Geno Vasco, Lisa Lowe, Kevin Long, Angie Warrington, Richard Van Vleet, Derek Zemrak, Forrest J Ackerman, Brenda Baker, Denise Larson, Melvin "Shorty" Rossi, Gillian Tarkington....
WRITER: Brian Zemrak
PRODUCER: John Bogert, Elaine Kellett, Richard Van Vleet, Derek Zemrak
DIRECTOR: Derek Zemrak
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Richard Van Vleet
EDITOR: Elaine Kellett, Brett Shapiro
KEY LOCATION MANAGER / SCOUT: Scott Trimble
LOCATION SCOUTS: Derek Zemrak, Leslie Anderson, Christopher Mendola
ADDITIONAL LOCATION ASSISTANT: Melanie Leavitt


MEDIA ARTICLES

Official Website: Bikini Planet
"By Any Other Name" S.F. Gate, 26 March 2001.
"In Celebration of the 'B' Movie" Pleasanton Weekly, 22 February 2002.

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