Thursday, August 18, 2011

On Location: Star Trek First Contact

I had so much fun with visiting the "Dirty Harry" film locations in San Francisco that I couldn't resist posting about other places I've been known for famous movie shoots. A couple of years ago, my employers sent me to Tucson Arizona where I got to visit the Titan II missile silo. The decommissioned military installation was used to convert an old Titan II 9 megaton missile replica into the spaceship Zefram Cochrane used for his first warp drive test in "Star Trek: First Contact." When I initially planned my visit to the museum I had no idea, but was giddy as a schoolgirl when I learned about the Star Trek connection. I'm not really a Trekkie......but I am a total movie dork. Enjoy.

The missile tricked out for Trek

My shot of the missile as it is now

You can see my "Dirty Harry" location visits right here  


  1. Hey cool. I'm no Trekkie but after seeing Abrams' Star Trek movie, I'm a bit intrigued by the whole franchise. I like Patrick Stewart too and I learned from the X-Men interviews that he's not even into sci-fis.

  2. Thanks Ruth. yeah I'm right there with you. Not a huge fan of the show, but love the films. Throw in Patrick Stewart and I'm a happy camper.

  3. Definitely cool! As a genuine TNG junkie I would have loved to have seen the "Phoenix" in person.

  4. @Movies Hate You Too.....I was going to the missile silo museum anyways, but finding out about the Star Trek connection was a huge bonus!