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Postcard from another planet – Part 1

September 5, 2008

It’s Scott here.  As you may or may not know I’m currently working at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver which, as well as being a stunning university, has been home to some of the top genre shows over the last few years.  Vancouver itself is a hotbed of movie production, with many movies and TV shows being filmed here all the time.

At the weekend I toured the campus and took photos of some of the famous building you might know masquerading as other planets in some of your favourite shows!  There are quite a few buildings and shows to take you through, so I’m going to post these as several blog entries over the next few days to spread things out a bit.

1. General Services Administration Building & War Memorial Gym (Stephen Spielberg’s Taken)

Both of these buildings were used in the filming of Stephen Spielberg’s great mini-series Taken.  It was the story spanning several generations of a family and their interactions with alien races.  It featured an all star cast and was notable for the first big show to feature child star Dakota Fanning in a starring role.  Unfortunately I’ve not been able to identify these two building from the show, despite seeing it recently so I’m not sure in exactly what capacity they appeared.





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One comment

  1. I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you down the road!



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