Walking on KobolFebruary 15, 2011
Episode #3 of the 13th Colony Video Files is up on Youtube.
Capilano River Regional Park in North Vancouver was a popular location with the producers of Battlestar Galactica. They went back several times for Battlestar Galactica, The Plan and Caprica.
We’ve done something different with this episode, trying to give you an impression of how close together some of the various locations (and different planets!) really are. From the parking lot off Capilano Road, you can get a clear view of The Lions, which were seen in Caprica‘s “The Heavens Will Rise” and in Battlestar Galactica‘s Season Two episode, “Home Pt 2.” A short walk to the south where there are some picnic tables and a wooden fence is where Jordan Durham was shot later on in “The Heavens Will Rise.” If you walk over the Cleveland Dam, turn left and walk up the hill, you will see a trailhead on the left that heads off into the trees.
You are on Kobol! The first 500 metres of the Upper Shinglebolt Trail is where several sequences for Season Two of Battlestar Galactica were shot. We know The Plan was in there filming scenes at the camp of the Caprica resistance, and we suspect this is where Sam Adama and the Graystones went into V-World on horseback, looking for Zoe.
We’re going to take a couple of weeks off before we do the next episode. It is winter in Vancouver, so it’s raining almost constantly. Wonderful atmosphere for Cylon Earth, but much harder to shoot in. I’m holding out for some sunshine! So Say We All!