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(written from a Production point of view)
Paramount Stage 17 is located on the Paramount Pictures lot in Hollywood, California.
Stage 17 housed minor swing sets for the production of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and was one of three sound stages used in the production of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine throughout its entire run (1992-1999). In 1978, it was also used in filming Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
During the 1988 production of the fifth Star Trek film, Stage 17 was used for indoor shooting of "outdoor" sets. Climactic scenes set on planet Sha Ka Ree were filmed here with large rocks rigged to rise from the stage floor to create the "Temple" area.
Opening and closing sequences were also shot here, on a set representing a Yosemite National Park campsite. Large, topless trees were fabricated for the set, live fire and real animals were used in the production. These were the last scenes to be filmed, in late-December 1988. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (DVD) Special Features)
For Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the stage housed one massive three-story set representing the interior of Deep Space 9's Promenade, which itself was home to a number of locations including the Replimat, security office, infirmary, and Quark's Bar.
During that production, a network of sets was constructed including interiors for the USS Enterprise-E sickbay, living quarters, a small corridor complex, and engineering. Due to the limited size of Stage 17 compared to those used in Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection, engineering had to be scaled down in size and a section of corridor was extended through the stage doors and into the alley outside.
- Star Trek: The Motion Picture
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
- Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
- Star Trek Nemesis
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- William Shatner & Lisabeth Shatner, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Special Edition) audio commentary
- Michael & Denise Okuda, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (Special Edition) text commentary
- Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens, The Making of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
- Michael & Denise Okuda, Star Trek Nemesis (Special Edition) text commentary
- DS9 Season 1 DVD special feature "Deep Space Nine: A Bold Beginning"