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Old March 11 2014, 06:11 AM   #376
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That's superb! I actually know that area pretty well myself. I'm sure you guys will be well situated, and conveniently located in relation to Vasquez Rocks, too. Nicely done.
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Old March 11 2014, 04:52 PM   #377
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Wait--are people jumping to conclusions here? I didn't read that Alec's team was actually going to open up the west coast Axanar sets to other productions. Or did I miss something?
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Old March 11 2014, 04:59 PM   #378
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UGH. I really don't ever want to film at Vasquez. That has been used by every fan film it seems. Even JJ used it. Just so over exposed IMHO. If you use it you have to use the parts you haven't seen before.
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Old March 11 2014, 05:15 PM   #379
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Looking at your bridge computer model, I was wondering what that is just left of the viewscreen? is that the turbolift? (which would deviate from tradition, and not in a bad way at all)

Can't wait to see the actors in costume!!...

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Old March 11 2014, 07:09 PM   #380
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Oh, that bridge is pretty. It is SO pretty. I absolutely adore bridge designs that utilize the lower "pit" level of the classic circular layout - through TOS and the early movies it always bugged me that there were three steps down and then at least one step back up to the platform where the helm / nav stations sat. I know it was REALLY like that to make for more even shots with Shatner standing on the lower level next to the center console or the perimeter stations, but IMO it's been a big pet peeve that they'd "really" waste space like that. :P

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Old March 11 2014, 07:37 PM   #381
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Wait--are people jumping to conclusions here? I didn't read that Alec's team was actually going to open up the west coast Axanar sets to other productions. Or did I miss something?
Jumping the gun here, as we haven't even built anything yet! But yes, our plan is to open up the sets to other productions. We are even working on a Sci Fi film school with some big names. More on that later.

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Looking at your bridge computer model, I was wondering what that is just left of the viewscreen? is that the turbolift? (which would deviate from tradition, and not in a bad way at all)

Can't wait to see the actors in costume!!...
Well it was supposed to be an emergency exit, but we nixed that. It just messed with the symmetry.
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Old March 11 2014, 08:19 PM   #382
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Thanks for that update, Alec. Awaiting more information.
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Old March 12 2014, 05:04 AM   #383
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That's superb! I actually know that area pretty well myself. I'm sure you guys will be well situated, and conveniently located in relation to Vasquez Rocks, too. Nicely done.
I "tried" to arrange filming at Vasquez Rocks...and it's bizzarely complicated and expensive. Among other things you need a permit for EACH PERSON that will be at the location, as well as providing the registration/plate number for all the vehicles months in advance. If you are coming from out of town and renting vehicles...it's practically impossible.

There's a reason The Big Bang Theory used a painting instead of going there....
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Old March 12 2014, 07:24 AM   #384
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Axanar will premier "Prelude to Axanar" at FedCon May 29 - June 1.
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Old March 12 2014, 05:49 PM   #385
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That's superb! I actually know that area pretty well myself. I'm sure you guys will be well situated, and conveniently located in relation to Vasquez Rocks, too. Nicely done.
I "tried" to arrange filming at Vasquez Rocks...and it's bizzarely complicated and expensive. Among other things you need a permit for EACH PERSON that will be at the location, as well as providing the registration/plate number for all the vehicles months in advance. If you are coming from out of town and renting vehicles...it's practically impossible.

There's a reason The Big Bang Theory used a painting instead of going there....
I wouldn't know. Though I suspect it also probably had just as much to do with the fact that The Big Bang Theory is a sitcom shot at Warners, and that in the entire history of their show they've never shot a single scene at an actual, exterior location. It may just be they don't have the budget for that kind of excursion, when they could do it indoors on stage for a fraction of the cost (and sparing them the logistical nightmare you've described.)


Myself, I only go to Vasquez to hike once or twice a year, or for the inevitable photo op with friends.
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Old March 12 2014, 06:10 PM   #386
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A much more interesting location that Axanar will be using.

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Old March 12 2014, 06:12 PM   #387
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A classic
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Old March 12 2014, 06:26 PM   #388
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I wouldn't know. Though I suspect it also probably had just as much to do with the fact that The Big Bang Theory is a sitcom shot at Warners, and that in the entire history of their show they've never shot a single scene at an actual, exterior location. It may just be they don't have the budget for that kind of excursion, when they could do it indoors on stage for a fraction of the cost (and sparing them the logistical nightmare you've described.)
Say what? don't have the budget?!?

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Informed sources now tell me the off-network TV rights to The Big Bang Theory went for a record even bigger than first thought: $2+M per episode.
According to a TV Guide Magazine report, the three lead actors currently earn $325,000 per episode and may seek up to $1 million an episode.
Before Bialik and Rauch signed on, they were reportedly looking for a salary jump from "$20,000-$30,000/episode to the $60,000 ballpark, with increases each year taking them to $100,000 per episode by the end of their new contracts," said THR
I don't think that show has ANY money problems...
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Old March 12 2014, 06:40 PM   #389
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I don't think the production budget would necessarily be affected by the syndication rights. You can certainly argue that the show could afford to do a remote shoot, but the producers could argue that they will get the same audience either way so why not save the money?
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Old March 12 2014, 06:43 PM   #390
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I wouldn't know. Though I suspect it also probably had just as much to do with the fact that The Big Bang Theory is a sitcom shot at Warners, and that in the entire history of their show they've never shot a single scene at an actual, exterior location. It may just be they don't have the budget for that kind of excursion, when they could do it indoors on stage for a fraction of the cost (and sparing them the logistical nightmare you've described.)
Say what? don't have the budget?!?

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Informed sources now tell me the off-network TV rights to The Big Bang Theory went for a record even bigger than first thought: $2+M per episode.
According to a TV Guide Magazine report, the three lead actors currently earn $325,000 per episode and may seek up to $1 million an episode.
Before Bialik and Rauch signed on, they were reportedly looking for a salary jump from "$20,000-$30,000/episode to the $60,000 ballpark, with increases each year taking them to $100,000 per episode by the end of their new contracts," said THR
I don't think that show has ANY money problems...
I was referring to the show's specific shooting on location budget. It may not even have one, as evidenced by the fact that they've never shot a single frame of that show anywhere other than the soundstages at Warners.

I don't dispute that Big Bang is a financial juggernaut for CBS (further evidenced this morning by its renewal for another three seasons). I was pointing out that in terms of how they spend that money (such that is available for production), they wouldn't (and haven't) elected to do so by shooting on location.
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