(written from a Production point of view)
On Monday, 15 September 1997 the production went to this location near Lone Oak which stood in as the landscape outside of the city on an alien planet in the Delta Quadrant. Near the end of the episode, actors Kate Mulgrew and John Rhys-Davies performed here their escape scene with the Great Bird.
The call sheet for this day features an attached map of the route from the Paramount Pictures Studios to the location. Sunrise was expected to be at 6:36 am and sunset at 7 pm. The call sheet also features some notes and advises including a strict "non smoking" prohibition because of the extremely dry conditions. Crew members were asked to replace theirselves if they cannot comply. Another note mentioned that it could be very cold at early morning and asked everyone to bring jackets. Breakfast and lunch were provided by the catering service The Arrangement at 6 am and 12:30 pm.
Beside actors Mulgrew and Rhys-Davies, John Vargas and featured actor Ty Murphy filmed scenes on location. Stand-ins Sue Henley, Keith Rayve, and J.R. Quinonez were also on location as well as location manager Lisa White.