First Voyager Sets Torn DownBy Christian
April 2, 2001 - 7:40 PM
Though cast and crew have been talking about it for almost the whole season, until recently the Paramount lot showed few signs of the upcoming end for 'Star Trek: Voyager'. This has all changed now, as with the end of shooting less than a week away, the first Voyager sets have been torn down.
At a Q&A session during the Second RanDoM Flight Champagne Brunch Cruise, the Voyager actors said that so far, the sets for Main Engineering and the Mess Hall have already been scrapped. Other parts of Voyager are still standing, but will be torn down either this week or after shooting ends on Monday, the 9th of April. According to the cast, the final day of shooting will take place on a closed set, with extra tight security.
The Voyager sets were designed by Richard James, and constructed in 1994, after filming for 'Star Trek: Generations' ended. The Voyager sets were constructed on Stages 8 and 9 of the Paramount lot, which were also used for the sets of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' and before that even some of the movies. The sets for Series V are currently being constructed in different soundstages, so the end of Voyager will mean that for the first time in well over 14 years these stages will not be occupied by a Star Trek production - unless the producers decide to film the next Trek film in these stages, of course.
The RanDoM Flight Champagne Cruise, where the Voyager stars revealed this, was held on Sunday, and featured every regular actor with the exception of Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine). As last year, Jeff 'Koganuts' Koga attended the cruise, and thanks go out to him for the above info! More information on the Cruise can be found here. Please note that the above photo is copyrighted by Paramount Pictures.