Map: Where Star Trek was Filmed in SoCal
Star Trek made a killing this weekend for obvious reasons: it was really, really good and it didn't matter if you were a Trekkie or not. And the fact that it wasn't 100% green screen and computer generated graphics was one of the redeeming factors. “So much incredible stuff happens in Star Trek that I wanted to keep it feeling as real as possible,” Director J.J. Abrams said in production notes provided by Paramount Pictures, via Wired Magazine's Underwire. “I didn’t want to have it all be green screens and CG.”
- The most obvious spotted locale was pointy Vasquez Rocks, a short drive up the 14 from the 5 freeway and a popular spot for many movies, including previous Star Treks.
- Without giving away spoilers, a few scenes were shot at Dodger Stadium.
- The Enterprise's engine room was actually the Anheuser-Busch beer plant in Van Nuys.