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City and County of San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge.

Presidio of San Francisco (GGNRA / Presidio Trust), San Francisco: Regarding Starfleet Academy being located in the Presidio, the following paragraph was written on by Michael Matassino, Restoration Supervisor at Robert Wise Productions for the new DVD: "We based our final San Francisco shots on production memos and storyboards which suggest that the Starfleet facilities extend to both sides of the bridge with a pneumatic tube system that serves as transportation back and forth. Star Trek IV and Star Trek VI clearly establish Starfleet Command and the Federation Council on the Marin county side, while other shows establish that Starfleet Academy occupies the Presidio. This seemed to make sense, so we postulated that a single skytram station, serving the entire facility, was also located on the San Francisco side, and that Admiral Kirk would tube across the bay for his meeting with Admiral Nogura. Proceeding with this theory allowed us to follow the original storyboards for TMP while also remaining consistent with what was established and shown later. This is representative of the kind of detail with which Mr. Wise and the rest of our team approached the Director's Edition. Nothing was done capriciously or impetuously."

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Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Most of the movie was filmed on stage at Paramount Studios on Melrose Avenue between Gower Street and Van Ness Avenue, Hollywood.

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Yellowstone National Park: Portions of the scenes set on planet Vulcan were filmed here.

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This behind-the-scenes shot of the planet Vulcan scenes shows Leonard Nimoy on location at Yellowstone National Park.
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These enhanced images of the Golden Gate Bridge are from a sneak preview of the DVD special edition. The buildings located where today's toll booths now stand is the Starfleet Skytram Station. Starfleet Academy is further east in the Presidio.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
CAST: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Majel Barrett, Persis Khambatta, Stephen Collins, Grace Lee Whitney, Mark Lenard, Bjo Trimble....
WRITER: Alan Dean Foster, Harold Livingston, Gene Roddenberry
PRODUCER: David C. Fein, Jon Povill, Gene Roddenberry
DIRECTOR: Robert Wise
EDITOR: Todd C. Ramsay

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