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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Filming Locations

AKA:
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Picture
1986


Featured Movie Location: The "Double Dumb-Ass" Street Intersection
Wanna see the real life filming location used for The "Double Dumb-Ass" Street Intersection in the movie? These scenes were actually shot at The intersection of Kearny St and Pacific Avenue, located in San Francisco, N. California. [Google Map]


Locations Manager(s): Michael John Meehan, Michael Mann

On Location

Star Trek IV was filmed mainly at locations in and around San Francisco over ten days of shooting apart from:

-The park that Kirk and co land in. That was Will Rogers State Park, 14253 Sunset Boulevard, Pacific Palisades in LA.

-The sinking Bird-of-Prey was filmed on the Paramount car park in LA, which was flooded for the shot. The scene of the Enterprise crew's preparations to return to Earth was also filmed on the Paramount lot. An establishing shot of Spock was filmed at Vasquez Rocks, a state park north of Los Angeles.

-The Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monerey CA was used for the Cetacean Institute. There is actually no area in that (or any) aquarium large enough to hold whales, so they digitally inserted them into the outdoor tidepool and indoor kelp forest exhibits. San Francisco was added to the background since the Cetacean Institute was supposed to be in Sausalito. [Thanks to Erik]

-A "re-badged" USS Ranger (CV-61) stood in for the aircraft carrier "Enterprise" that was both unavailable and deemed too security sensitive to film on. The shots were filmed at the Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado. The same carrier was used in Top Gun (1986).

Scotty learns to use a mouse at Reynolds & Taylor Plastics, Santa Ana that stood in for the fictional Plexicorp.

Chekov is rescued from the Centinela Hospital - 555 E. Hardy Street, Inglewood.

In San Francisco:

The intersection of Greenwich, Mason, and Columbus Avenues was used for the scene in which Uhura and Chekov question people about the location of "nuclear wessels." The scene was filmed with a hidden camera.

The "Yellow Pages" building when Scotty, Sulu, and McCoy are looking for the 20th Century equivalent is now called "The House" and is located at 1230 Grant Ave at Fresno St. [Thanks to "Mountain Mike" Johansen]

Alameda Naval Air Station in Alameda, CA was where the "Enterprise" (USS Ranger) was moored.

Underwater photography of the miniature whale models was done in the swimming pool at College of Marin in Indian Valley.

Gillian gives Spock & Kirk a ride in her truck at the Marina Green off Marina Boulevard in San Francisco.

We see the Golden Gate bridge many times, of course. Kirk & Spock walk near it at Marine Drive between Fort Point National Historic Site and Torpedo Wharf in the San Francisco Presidio. Shots of Starfleet show it to be on the Marin Headlands in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. During the infamous bus ride, the bus crosses the Golden Gate.

Oakland International Airport was used for the foreground element of Starfleet Headquarters

See the link, below, for an extensive tour.

Can you help? Do you know any of the San Francisco, N. California (or any other) filming locations used for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home? [Please send them in]


Locations Links

Following is a recommended link:

Tour of the locations
Our Rating: *****

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home