Crew explores Bronson Canyon/’Trek’ site

The USS Voyager once landed here, and Capt. Kirk and Dr. McCoy debated war and peace at this Los Angeles site.
The USS Angeles beamed down April 26 to Bronson Canyon, a hilly Griffith Park filming site used in all five “Star Trek” live-action series. In “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country,” fake snow turned it into Rura Penthe. Brrrr!
Six members went to the site, featured in “Next Generation” episodes such as “Attached” and “Darmok” and “Deep Space Nine’s “Nor the Battle to the Strong.” The original series episodes include “Private Little War,” “Friday’s Child” and “This Side of Paradise,” in which Spock finds love.
In “The 37s” episode of “Voyager,” the Intrepid-class ship went on blue alert and landed here.
The Bronson Caves, actually a tunnel that branches out, has appeared in “Trek” episodes, and the Batmobile regularly hurried out of it (after Batman and Robin put on their seat belts) in the 1960s “Batman” series.
Going to filming sites of “Star Trek” are among the longtime perks of the USS Angeles, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. If you love “Star Trek” and what to go where Kirk, Picard and others have boldly gone, we encourage you to join us.

— Fleet Capt. Dave Mason, commanding officer

Dave Mason

Commanding Officer, USS Angeles NCC-71840