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STAR TREK IV:
THE VOYAGE HOME

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Alameda, Alameda County: U.S.S. Enterprise.

Marin Headlands, Marin County.

Monterey, Monterey County: Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Novato, Marin County: Underwater photography of the miniature whale models was done in the swimming pool at College of Marin in Indian Valley.

Oakland, Alameda County: Oakland International Airport.

Presidio of San Francisco (GGNRA / Presidio Trust), San Francisco: Marine Drive near Fort Point.

City and County of San Francisco: Kearny & Columbus Avenue. Grant Avenue & Fresno Alley. Columbus & Mason. Golden Gate Bridge. Marina Green.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Agua Dulce, Los Angeles County: Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park was used in part of the Vulcan scenes at the beginning of the movie.

Coronado, San Diego County: United States Naval Air Station North Island.

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.

Inglewood, Los Angeles County: Centinela-Freeman Medical Center, 555 E. Hardy Street.

Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Will Rogers State Park was used to double for parts of Golden Gate Park.

Santa Ana, Orange County: Plexicorp was filmed at Reynolds Polymer Technology Inc. (then Reynolds & Taylor Inc.), 311 E. Alton Avenue.

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Two composite shots of the Golden Gate Bridge from fictional, futuristic buildings at the Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It's interesting to note that the Golden Gate National Recreation Area must have been built over in this future! Scroll to the bottom of the page to see some behind-the-scenes images used to create the first shot.
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Downtown San Francisco at night.
The Ferry Building is clearly visible in the lower-left.
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Golden Gate Park at night. The later shots of the Klingon ship landing in the park were actually filmed at Will Rogers State Beach, 14253 West Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades.
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This scene was filmed at the intersection of Kearny, Pacific, and Columbus Avenue. It's interesting to note, though, that the crew crosses Columbus from south to north (first and second pictures), but after Kirk and Spock rejoin the others with cash, they're back where they started in the south corner (third picture). The final picture ("What does it mean, exact change?") was filmed in front of the former Winchell's Donuts, now Happy Donuts, at 145 Columbus Avenue.
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Sulu, Scotty, and McCoy are walking south on Grant Avenue at Fresno Alley in San Francisco's North Beach.
The Saloon, visible in the first picture and located at 1232 Grant Avenue, is the oldest bar in San Francisco, established 1861.
A new bar called The House is now located where the Pacific Bell advertisement was.
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This is the intersection of Greenwich, Mason, and Columbus Avenue. Several of the passersby that Chekhov questioned, including the lady who actually answered, were real people on the street, not actors. Here's another interesting note about the future.... Chekhov and Uhura went to Starfleet Academy in San Francisco and they have visited there frequently in their adventures, so why don't they know where Alameda is? The island itself still existed on a map shown at Starfleet Command at the end of the movie, so the city will either either be destroyed, perhaps in World War III, or reabsorbed back into Oakland!
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Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco to Marin County. As for filming in San Francisco, producer Nicholas Meyer said, "When I heard the story, I had to say, 'Wait a minute. Wait, there is one problem here. This is just like Time After Time. I already did this! Can't they go to another city? Do they have to go to San Francisco, because that really is Time After Time. Can't we go to Paris? I've always wanted to go to Paris.' They said, 'Nope, sorry, we can't go to Paris because Starfleet is located in San Francisco and Paramount is located here in L.A.' So I just said, 'Well, okay. Maybe it's not such a big deal.'" Meyer got his wish in Star Trek VI when Paris was used as the location of the office of the President of the United Federation of Planets.
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The Cetacean Institute was filmed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium on Cannery Row in Monterey.
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San Francisco was added to the background since the Cetacean Institute was supposed to be in Sausalito.
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Marine Drive between Fort Point National Historic Site and Torpedo Wharf in the San Francisco Presidio.
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United States Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, CA.
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This was all shot on the Marina Green off Marina Boulevard in San Francisco, not Sausalito as the movie implied.
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Which restaurant was this filmed at?
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Were these filmed on the Enterprise or Ranger and was this in Alameda or Long Beach?
By the way, the fictional hospital Chekhov was taken to was Mercy Hospital, also used in The Game.
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The skyline of San Francisco looking south towards Fort Mason.
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This picture of San Francisco's Richmond District was composited, rotated, and cropped to make this single image.
The green patch at the top is the San Francisco Presidio and the green line heading south is Park Presidio Boulevard.
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Flying under the Golden Gate Bridge and the whales swimming back towards the Bay.
BEHIND-THE-SCENES PICS
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(1) Chris Evans designs different compositions for Starfleet Command. (2) Craig Barron and Chris Evans discuss the look
of the buildings. (3) Live-action plate shot created at the Oakland International Airport. (4) The final picture in the movie.
Pictures from American Cinematographer, December 1986.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
CAST: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Keonig, Nichelle Nichols, Mark Lenard, Jane Wyatt, Majel Barrett, Robert Ellenstein, John Schuck, Brock Peters, Robin Curtis, Catherine Hicks, Michael Snyder, Grace Lee Whitney, Vijay Amritraj, Bob Sarlatte, Madge Sinclair....
WRITER: Leonard Nimoy, Harve Bennett, Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, Nicholas Meyer
PRODUCER: Harve Bennett, Brooke Breton, Kirk Thatcher, Ralph Winter
DIRECTOR: Leonard Nimoy
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Jack T. Collis, Peter Landsdown Smith
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Donald Peterman
EDITOR: Peter E. Berger
LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT: Michael Mann, Michael John Meehan

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