LA Trek

Curtis W. Lanclos

 

On a recent business trip to Burbank, CA, I had the opportunity to spend some time on Hollywood Blvd scouting out all of the various memorials dedicated to the original Star Trek series. I was pleased to discover that most of the major cast members in fact have stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

(c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss (c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss
(c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss (c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss
(c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss (c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss

Additionally, in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre (where there are nearly 200 Hollywood celebrity handprints, footprints, and autographs in the concrete), there is a large section of slab dedicated to Star Trek (it was added on December 5, 1991 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek).

(c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss (c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss


Also, in addition to finding several places around the Los Angeles metropolitan area where "Back to the Future" was filmed, I paid a visit to Vasquez Rocks.

(c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss This is where the fight scene was filmed between Captain James T. Kirk and "The Gorn" in the Star Trek episode "Arena." This location was also used in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and in the 2009 J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie. It was used as a backdrop for the planet Vulcan in both films.

(c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss

(c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss (c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss
(c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss (c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss
Left Image (c) 2009 by Curtis W. Lancloss; Right Image (c) 1966 by Paramount Pictures

Lastly, here's a comparison of how it looks today, and how it looked 42 years ago...


Our thanks to Curtis for sharing his adventure with us!


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