Star Trek Sequel Chooses Real Life Government Lab As A Location

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, comes under the auspices of the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, and houses the National Ignition Facility, or more colloquially, “the world’s largest laser.”

And, for a little while at least, the lab will also play host to JJ Abrams and his Star Trek sequel crew.

Now, they really can’t be filming in there with the laser operational – it creates conditions “similar to those in the stars and the cores of giant planets or in nuclear weapons,” so we should probably assume they just liked the look of the place.

A huge, hi-tech, super-elaborate lab in a room the size of three American football fields, all ready-made and camera-friendly: I’d like it too.

Blastr found talk of the film shoot in The Mercury News, and also ran this image of the Ignition Facility.

Deep in the belly of the Enterprise, maybe?

I’d hazard a wishy-washy guess that the crew of the Enterprise will be looking for some kind of a huge power source. That would tie in with the images of Spock lowering into a volcano we’ve already seen.

Or… maybe not. As I said. Wishy-washy.

My final question: the Trek crew are apparently using the alias “the HH project.” Anybody got any idea what that means?

Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode Gets A Trailer Featuring Patton Oswalt

Where Is The Thing In Secret Wars? (UPDATE)

SoS03_Process_Art-2

Sergio Davila's Process Art For Swords Of Sorrow #3

CJAgf3oUMAARjfU

Table Swipe File: Arthur Suydam At Montreal Comiccon

TheWeb

Dark Circle Reveals The Web By White And Kudranski

BSRB_004_VARIANT_GILL

New Bloodshot Reborn And Unity In Shops On Wednesday

TZ06CovFrancavilla

Free On Bleeding Cool - Twilight Zone #6 By Straczynski And Vilanova

18951111111214

The Castle Of Horror Podcast Presents: Dog Soldiers

PHX Dave Music 6

Comic Book Displays Frame Your Collection - Talking With Dave Music

The Bleed

The Bleed 2.25: Reading Over The Wall With Zander Cannon