'Star Trek' By Way Of Long Beach

By T'Bonz
December 12, 2007 - 8:39 PM

Both the building and the real title of the film are being kept under wraps, but the word is out that preparations are being made for Star Trek XI to film some scenes at City Hall.

As reported by the Press-Telegram, part of Star Trek XI is being shot at the City Hall in Long Beach, California.

Both crew members and security people are telling the same fictitious story, that the film preparing to shoot at the retro 1976-era building is titled, "Corporate Headquarters", a rather unimaginative not to mention unbelievable title. But a Long Beach Police Department officer at the site admitted that, "It's some kind of space thing."

Shooting is expected to take several days, finishing up at the end of the week. This is not the first time the building has featured in sci-fi work. In 1978, it was used in an episode of Battlestar Galactica.

According to a report at The Trek Movie Report, City Hall is being scaffolded to encircle the base of the building in preparation for filming. To see their exclusive photos and to read the article, head to the article located here.

In the first five weeks of filming, J.J. Abrams and company have been to at least four different Southern California locations, making good on Abram's plan to do as much location shooting as possible for the movie. Locations which have been used include a warehouse and a hangar in Orange County as well as the Long Beach City Hall.

To read more, go to the article located here.

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