TrekCore is reporting new photos of a massive green screen set for Star Trek Beyond being constructed in Kent Hangar Field, Vancouver.
UPDATE: See the sets…. froooom spaaaaaace!
Vancouver residents Bob Glassford and Chris van Cauwenbergh did some exploring around Kent Hangar Field, a location famous for big film shoots (like Tomorrowland, Rise of The Planet of the Apes, Godzilla) and discovered a huge green screen set under construction for Star Trek Beyond. Check out the photos below.
Obviously, there is no word yet on what exactly will be taking place in front of these green screens. You’ll probably have to wait until Summer of 2016 to find out. What we do know is that Trek is no stranger to these kinds of big CG shoots. Check out this behind the scenes vignette of what it was like to film in front of the huge green screen set for the barge scene in Star Trek Into Darkness.
UPDATE: The sets, from space!
In true Star Trek fashion, we felt it was necessary to get a satellite’s eye view of the Star Trek Beyond sets in Vancouver. Pretend the Enterprise wants to spy on a pre-warp civilization, but all of their 24th century sensors are offline so they resort to the bone knives and bear skins technology of the 21st century. So we scoured the US Geological Survey’s satellite imagery database in search of some recent imagery of the place. To our shagrin, the Landsat-8 satellite acquired an image of Kent Hangar Park just three days ago, on July 16th. We downloaded the huge file, some magic happened (our satellite imagery guru processed it for us, being sure to photoshop out any secret government facilities or aliens), and voi la! This hilariously low-resolution (at least for our purposes!) image appeared:
You can see what are likely the wooden structures in the last photo above. They appear as three beige blobs. You can try and convince yourselves that you see the green screen, too, but since they are situated mostly vertical, it’s unlikely they would show up in an image of this resolution.
When we said these things were big, apparently we weren’t kidding. With a resolution of 15 meters per pixel, that makes these three wooden structures pretty large. They each clock in around 60 meters (about 200 feet) in diameter.