Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Home towns in the crosshairs

Back when I lived in Seattle I saw Thirteen Days in a crowded theatre. As the generals realize the capabilities of the Soviets' missiles in Cuba, one of them declares "They can hit every city in the continental U.S. except Seattle" -- at which point the audience broke out in cheers.

Now I live in San Francisco and just saw the new Star Trek movie. Sadly, my current home town didn't escape massively destructive cinematic targeting this time -- it's a weird feeling to see the Bay Area come under attack from orbit.

Of course, now I'm dreading having to work double shifts in the emergency room after the Romulans attack.



At May 19, 2009 at 10:27 PM , Blogger Ted Howard said...

I didn't know there was a Frisco scene in the new Star Trek. I wonder if these videos are connected. Same FX house? Industry insider private joke?
Watch the first. Second is too long, so just skip around.

At May 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM , Blogger margot said...

we loved the movie, too. and i was lucky enough to interview the guy who filmed it (http://www.icgmagazine.com/wordpress/2009/05/12/where-no-dp-has-gone-before/).


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