The Axanar team has announced that we will be shooting all of our feature in Los Angeles. We are lucky enough to now have access to a huge warehouse facility, and a construction crew lead by one of the principle construction foreman who worked for Herman Zimmerman and Star Trek for 15 years.
While we had planned on using the Phase II sets in New York, our team is now too big to transport back there and modifying those sets is not practical anymore. It is actually better for both productions this way and we are pretty excited about the possibilities.
We plan on building TOS sets that can be modfied to be USS Ares sets as needed. That way we can shoot either time frame. The sets will be permanent.