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1996-07-06 00:00:00 - Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (paul.beddows@deepcove.bc.ca)


It seems that next seasons Sliders will be filmed in LA instead of Vancouver. It seems that it rains too much here in the Winter. Vancouver doesn't look exactly like SF, but it sure as hell looks a lot more like it than LA. Anyways, I got this info from the the Vancouver Sun newspaper.

1996-07-06 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (denmar@ix.netcom.com)


In <4rl1d1$r5k@marine.jumppoint.com> paul.beddows@deepcove.bc.ca (paul beddows) writes: > >It seems that next seasons Sliders will be filmed in LA instead of >Vancouver. It seems that it rains too much here in the Winter. >Vancouver doesn't look exactly like SF, but it sure as hell looks a >lot more like it than LA. Anyways, I got this info from the the >Vancouver Sun newspaper. > Except that there have been a lot of episodes where you see snow on the ground, and it never snows in San Francisco. And please, no posts about how on an alternate Earth, it might snow in San Francisco!

1996-07-07 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (GFung@unix.dsoe.com)


denmar@ix.netcom.com(DENMAR) wrote: >Except that there have been a lot of episodes where you see snow on the >ground, and it never snows in San Francisco. And please, no posts >about how on an alternate Earth, it might snow in San Francisco! OK. 4 words: If not, why not? :) Karen Fung gfung@unix.dsoe.com Criticism isn't bad until you refuse to listen to it.

1996-07-07 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (GFung@unix.dsoe.com)


paul.beddows@deepcove.bc.ca (paul beddows) wrote: >It seems that next seasons Sliders will be filmed in LA instead of >Vancouver. It seems that it rains too much here in the Winter. >Vancouver doesn't look exactly like SF, but it sure as hell looks a >lot more like it than LA. Anyways, I got this info from the the >Vancouver Sun newspaper. Aww, nuts. I'll have to change my .sig. And been to LA for about 2 minutes of my life, and in San Francisco for about half that. What's so different? Karen Fung gfung@unix.dsoe.com Criticism isn't bad until you refuse to listen to it.

1996-07-08 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (etagem@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca)


: Karen Fung (GFung@unix.dsoe.com) wrote: : paul.beddows@deepcove.bc.ca (paul beddows) wrote: : >It seems that next seasons Sliders will be filmed in LA instead of : >Vancouver. It seems that it rains too much here in the Winter. : >Vancouver doesn't look exactly like SF, but it sure as hell looks a : >lot more like it than LA. Anyways, I got this info from the the : >Vancouver Sun newspaper. : Aww, nuts. I'll have to change my .sig. And been to LA for about 2 : minutes of my life, and in San Francisco for about half that. What's so : different? : Karen Fung : gfung@unix.dsoe.com : Criticism isn't bad until you refuse to listen : to it. I have a silly question. Why don't they save themselves the trouble and just film in San Francisco? -- Sherry MacLeod email: etagem@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca

1996-07-09 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (denmar@ix.netcom.com)


In <31df250d.4325343@news.cyberstore.ca> GFung@unix.dsoe.com (Karen Fung) writes: > >denmar@ix.netcom.com(DENMAR) wrote: > >>Except that there have been a lot of episodes where you see snow on the >>ground, and it never snows in San Francisco. And please, no posts >>about how on an alternate Earth, it might snow in San Francisco! > >OK. 4 words: If not, why not? :) > Because you only see a lot of snow 'cause of the location they're filming at, not because some producer or writer said, "Hey, wouldn't it be cool if it snowed in a lot of these alternate San Franciscos?"

1996-07-09 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (D Banks <david_banks@gdt.com>)


Well, now we can be sure that they'll never get home, as Quinn's house is located in Vancouver.

1996-07-09 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (GFung@unix.dsoe.com)


etagem@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca () wrote: >I have a silly question. Why don't they save themselves the trouble and >just film in San Francisco? Somehow, I just don't think the folks in San Fran will like that. I don't have any explanation whatsoever. I just don't think so. Karen Fung gfung@unix.dsoe.com Criticism isn't bad until you refuse to listen to it.

1996-07-09 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (paul.beddows@deepcove.bc.ca)


etagem@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca () wrote: >: Karen Fung (GFung@unix.dsoe.com) wrote: >: paul.beddows@deepcove.bc.ca (paul beddows) wrote: >: >It seems that next seasons Sliders will be filmed in LA instead of >: >Vancouver. It seems that it rains too much here in the Winter. >: >Vancouver doesn't look exactly like SF, but it sure as hell looks a >: >lot more like it than LA. Anyways, I got this info from the the >: >Vancouver Sun newspaper. >: Aww, nuts. I'll have to change my .sig. And been to LA for about 2 >: minutes of my life, and in San Francisco for about half that. What's so >: different? >: Karen Fung >: gfung@unix.dsoe.com >: Criticism isn't bad until you refuse to listen >: to it. >I have a silly question. Why don't they save themselves the trouble and >just film in San Francisco? >-- >Sherry MacLeod email: etagem@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca I don't know why they just don't film it in S.F., maybe San Francisco doesn't have the studio and production facilities that Vancouver and LA have. San Francisco, like Vancouver also has a weather problem compared to LA (mind you, not as much smog). Also its cheaper to film in Vancouver because of the dollar difference and Vancouver has extensive infrastructure for production.

1996-07-09 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (paul.beddows@deepcove.bc.ca)


It very seldom snows in Vancouver as well, you'd think they could have worked their filming schedule around the few times it does.

1996-07-09 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (jeffv@physics.ubc.ca)


In <4ruc96$3mo@wolfe.wimsey.com> D Banks <david_banks@gdt.com> writes: >Well, now we can be sure that they'll never get home, as Quinn's house >is located in Vancouver. Stock footage! (They had enough stock footage of Berkeley and the troll cars and some S.F. aerial shots to keep them going while in Vancouver.) - Jeff

1996-07-09 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (jeffv@physics.ubc.ca)


In <4ru8ic$639@marine.jumppoint.com> paul.beddows@deepcove.bc.ca (paul beddows) writes: >It very seldom snows in Vancouver as well, you'd think they could have >worked their filming schedule around the few times it does. :-) Oh that's what they'd like you to believe. I moved to Vancouver in 1992 and I was told by a native, exhibiting great pride "it must've rained less than ten days the whole summer, and we *might* get a day or two of snow the whole winter." That summer it rained about 30%-40% of the days (at least part of each day) and the following winter there was snow on the ground for a little over a month. It didn't *snow* much, but the snow didn't go away that quickly. To quote the Royal Canadian Air Farce, each region of Canada has its distinct greeting: In Newfoundland, it's "how's she goin', b'y?" In Quebec, it's "comment ca va?" In Vancouver, it's "you should've been here last week!" - Jeff p.s. (Though, yes, the weather has been wonderful lately.)

1996-07-10 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (denmar@ix.netcom.com)


>>I have a silly question. Why don't they save themselves the trouble and >>just film in San Francisco? > >>-- >>Sherry MacLeod email: etagem@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca >I don't know why they just don't film it in S.F., maybe San Francisco >doesn't have the studio and production facilities that Vancouver and >LA have. San Francisco, like Vancouver also has a weather problem >compared to LA (mind you, not as much smog). Also its cheaper to film >in Vancouver because of the dollar difference and Vancouver has >extensive infrastructure for production. > Actually, San Francisco is the third most filmed city in the U.S., behind L.A. and New York. It also has some of the most sophisticated production facilities outside of Hollywood. Not to mention, Lucas Arts, Silicon Graphics, and the rest of Silicon Valley is up here. The list of movies and t.v. series filmed up here- past and present- is far to numerous to list here, but two recent examples are The Rock (movie), and Nash Bridges (t.v.). And as far as weather problems, there are none. It doesn't rain in S.F. half as much as in Vancouver (I guess when you're from down south, anything more than three days of rain a year is a lot of rain!), it never snows, and temperatures are mild year-round (it rarely drops below 40 degrees in winter, and is usually up in the 50's). I don't know why they don't film Sliders in S.F. Must be the money.

1996-07-10 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (gharlane@ccshp1.ccs.csus.edu)


In <4rrgnt$eru@news.sas.ab.ca> etagem@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca () writes: > > I have a silly question. Why don't they save themselves the trouble and > just film in San Francisco? > Because the Suits who approved the show in the first place are as weak on geography as they are on managment and common sense? ...They probably think San Francisco is in Spain because of its name. (Seriously, Bay Area location shooting can be *very* expensive; a friend of mine worked on a movie being shot in Richmond, and tells me that two 35mm cameras and the truck containing them were stolen...... In Los Angeles, the major studios have stock locations on tap, with the local gangs already paid off!)

1996-07-11 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (paul.beddows@deepcove.bc.ca)


etagem@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca () wrote: >: Karen Fung (GFung@unix.dsoe.com) wrote: >: paul.beddows@deepcove.bc.ca (paul beddows) wrote: >: >It seems that next seasons Sliders will be filmed in LA instead of >: >Vancouver. It seems that it rains too much here in the Winter. >: >Vancouver doesn't look exactly like SF, but it sure as hell looks a >: >lot more like it than LA. Anyways, I got this info from the the >: >Vancouver Sun newspaper. >: Aww, nuts. I'll have to change my .sig. And been to LA for about 2 >: minutes of my life, and in San Francisco for about half that. What's so >: different? >: Karen Fung >: gfung@unix.dsoe.com >: Criticism isn't bad until you refuse to listen >: to it. >I have a silly question. Why don't they save themselves the trouble and >just film in San Francisco? >-- >Sherry MacLeod email: etagem@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca I stand corrected, I guess it doesn't rain as much in San Francisco as vancouver, its just that its been foggy virtually everytime I've been there (about 10 times). I hope they don't consider moving the filming of X-files out of vancouver as well, the rain definitely adds to the abiance of that series. I believe they don't do any filming between May and October for that reason.

1996-07-14 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (pstrowbr@direct.ca)


>>: >It seems that next seasons Sliders will be filmed in LA instead of >>: >Vancouver. It seems that it rains too much here in the Winter. >>: >Vancouver doesn't look exactly like SF, but it sure as hell looks a >>: >lot more like it than LA. Anyways, I got this info from the the >>: >Vancouver Sun newspaper. Can anyone else confirm this. I heard a lot of movies/TV shows were going pulling out of Vancouver because of ongoing Labour Union troubles, but those have been solved now. Thanx, Christopher Strowbridge

1996-07-16 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (sunfish@micron.net)


If the Vancouver weather is so crummy, how do you explain all those thousands of bronzed naked people out on Wreck beach? Vancouver has fine weather. jeffv@physics.ubc.ca (Jeff Vavasour) wrote: >:-) Oh that's what they'd like you to believe. I moved to Vancouver in 1992 >and I was told by a native, exhibiting great pride "it must've rained less >than ten days the whole summer, and we *might* get a day or two of snow the >whole winter." That summer it rained about 30%-40% of the days (at least >part of each day) and the following winter there was snow on the ground for >a little over a month. It didn't *snow* much, but the snow didn't go away >that quickly. >To quote the Royal Canadian Air Farce, each region of Canada has its distinct >greeting: >In Newfoundland, it's "how's she goin', b'y?" >In Quebec, it's "comment ca va?" >In Vancouver, it's "you should've been here last week!" >- Jeff >p.s. (Though, yes, the weather has been wonderful lately.) -- The way to combat noxious ideas is with other ideas. The way to combat falsehoods is with truth. Justice William O. Douglas

1996-07-16 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (jeffv@physics.ubc.ca)


In <4sfojp$gmj@is05.micron.net> sunfish@micron.net (Chuck Cavanaugh) writes: >If the Vancouver weather is so crummy, how do you explain all those >thousands of bronzed naked people out on Wreck beach? >Vancouver has fine weather. Take it easy. This is getting off topic, but I never said it was "so crummy." It's just that people go around saying it only rains a half dozen days in the summer and if by chance there's a day that it snows in the winter, it's gone before the day's out. I wasn't going to the opposite extreme, I was just saying that some people exaggerate a bit. - Jeff

1996-07-17 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (GFung@unix.dsoe.com)


jeffv@physics.ubc.ca (Jeff Vavasour) wrote: >Take it easy. This is getting off topic, but I never said it was "so >crummy. "It's just that people go around saying it only rains a half dozen >days in the summer and if by chance there's a day that it snows in the >winter, it's gone before the day's out. I wasn't going to the opposite >extreme, I was just saying that some people exaggerate a bit. The people exaggerate because it changes every year. We might get a ton of snow, a bit of snow, or no snow. It might rain most of the year, or it might be hot most of the summer (like it is now). It's too eratic to exaggerate about. Karen Fung gfung@unix.dsoe.com Criticism isn't bad until you refuse to listen to it.

1996-07-21 00:00:00 - Re: Filming of Sliders to move from Vancouver to LA - (scarpntr@3-cities.com)


On 8 Jul 1996 17:32:45 GMT, etagem@freenet.edmonton.ab.ca () wrote: >I have a silly question. Why don't they save themselves the trouble and >just film in San Francisco? The city charges a fortune to film there. It'd raise their operating costs.