Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Another BSG filming location identified

In perusing the BC Film Commission's website, I discovered quite a few familiar locations in the BSG verse. Many already identified, but a few new ones as well. What especially jumped out at me was the "Waterfall Building" featured in the miniseries, "Epiphanies" and "Black Market."



Roslin visits the doctor in the miniseries and again in "Epiphanies":



Vancouver's Waterfall Building was designed by Arthur Erickson with Nick Milkovich Architects. It is now home to the Elliot Louis Art Gallery. If you'd like to see more, you can watch a slideshow of the building's interior and exterior at the gallery's website.

In "Black Market", Lee watches his girlfriend run down the stairs and then pause before the glass-faced building below.



Though I doubt we were meant to recognize Roslin's doctor's office, it would have added a bit of nuance if we were: Lee's pregnant girlfriend running to see the doctor after Lee's rejection of her and their child.



Read about the whole Waterfall complex in the article, "Erickson's Urban Waterfall" from Architecture Week.

Previous posts on BSG filming locations:
- Where in Vancouver? I mean Caprica.
- Where in Vancouver... update!
- BSG Shooting locations on Google Earth
- Helo in "The Alibi Room"

3 comments:

  1. You might also look at the Chan Centre for the Arts on the UBC campus (located suspiciously close to the Rose Garden, aka waterfight central) as the main set for most of Colonial Day's festivities.

    The Chan Shun Concert Hall was used for the quorum of twelve scenes, and the glass lobby featured baltar's speech, the party at the end, the fight scene, etc.

    Here's a link: http://www.chancentre.com/about-the-chan/photos/

    -violentmedusa

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  2. Oooh, thank you!

    I remember hearing rumblings of that being the Chan center, but I'd never seen photos.

    Must have been convenient to shoot all those scenes in one place. Even the Roslin confrontration with Baltar in the bathroom!

    Very cool.

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