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In tonight’s rehearsal, a group of US soldier extras carry a warhead onto a prop red San Francisco Whale Watching Tours boat at the Steveston docks. Will that be enough to make Godzilla go kaboom?
Godzilla star Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass) filmed a scene last Tuesday in a closed intersection in Steveston south of Vancouver with 200 military extras and two spheres on either end of a pole to represent the gigantic, primeval sea monster terrorizing the town. We don’t know yet if the rebooted Godzilla is powered by nuclear radiation like its predecessors but the flaming burnout cars on sets suggest it does shoot some kind of radioactive fire. So why are all these soldiers shooting bullets at Godzilla when it clearly has no impact ? Because that’s what they’re trained to do.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson jumps out of the truck.
Feature film Godzilla invaded Steveston last week. Two hundred U.S. military extras stormed the village to protect it from the wrath of the Japanese monster. Ahead of the Tuesday shoot, crew turned Moncton Street into a different American town instead of the familiar Storybrooke, Maine, of Once Upon a Time. They covered up the Welcome to Steveston sign with Tall Pines Tools and Fasteners rather than Welcome to Storybrooke. Turned the Cannery Cafe into Taqueria Bosque. instead of Granny’s Diner. Dressed Splash Toys as the Wood Eagle Bar rather than Neighbour’s. And so on.
U.S. military backgrounders outside what used to be Mr. Gold’s Pawnbroker in Storybrooke.
- Sunday, May 19th – RoboCop starring Joel Kinnaman wraps its fourth & final day (May 16-19) in the Washington Building at Vancouver Shipyards in North Vancouver, Standoff between heroes and villains with simulated gunfire. You could hear the pop, pop, pop sound nearby.
- Saturday, May 18th – Lexus commercial films in downtown Business District.
- Friday, May 17th – Amanda Tapping directs Continuum on Cambie St. and Arch Alley downtown. First a scene with Stephen Lobo and Magda Apanowicz on Cambie. And then a scene with Victor Webster and a corpse in the gravel parking lot off Arch Alley.
- Friday, May 17th – Globe and Mail: Election upset has BC Film industry reeling over lost taxbreaks
- Friday, May 17th – Lifetime series Witches of East End,starring Julia Ormond, back on BC Production List. New filming dates: July 16 to October 21.
- Thursday, May 16th - Godzilla terrorizes Steveston for third night shoot on docks dressed as San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
- Thursday, May 16th – Vancouver whydunit Motive season finale airs on CTV with Amanda Tapping guest starring as hot psychologist. Crime scene filmed in David Lam Park in Yaletown.
- Thursday, May 16th – YVRShoots Series – Four filmed-in-Vancouver American pilots Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Almost Human with Karl Urban & Michael Ealy, Intelligence with Josh Holloway and The 100 make it to series. But will they all shoot in Vancouver?
- Thursday, May 16th – The CW Upfront: The CW becomes the Amell network with cousins Arrow star Stephen Amell & Tomorrow People star Robbie Amell on stage and sharing a childhood photo to a chorus of Awwwws from the audience. The network plans to break up Supernatural and Arrow on Wednesday nights by moving the Winchesters to Tuesdays at 9 p.m. and replacing them with Tomorrow People, a new show which may shift production to Vancouver. But picked up series The 100 is not expected to air until 2014. Here’s a trailer filmed in local forest.
- Thursday May 16th – Continuum films inside CBC Vancouver. Episode directed by Amanda Tapping.
- Thursday, May 16th – The Killing films at Riverview.
- Thursday May 16th – Falling Skies showrunner Remi Aubuchon announces he’s stepping down. David Eick from Battlestar Galactica will take over for season four.
- Wednesday, May 15th – Godzilla in Steveston. Night shoot on docks dressed as San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.
- Wednesday, May 15th – Supernatural season eight finale. Angels fall from Heaven.
- Wednesday, May 15th – Arrow‘s epic season finale. Throughout the taut episode almost every character looked like he/she was about to sacrifice themselves but ultimately Tommy (Colin Donnell) was the one who does, sacrificing himself to save the woman he loved, Lauren (Katie Cassidy). Archer showdown between Emerald Archer (Stephen Amell/stunt double) & Dark Archer (John Barrowman/stunt double) on Hudson’s Bay roof downtown.
“We need to blow Storybrooke off the map” – Tamara
Once Upon a Time filmed in Steveston for four full days for its season two finale — And Straight on ‘Til Morning. Easter Monday, April 1st, was Day Four with most of the main cast on set at the historic Gulf of Georgia Cannery on the Steveston docks. With Storybrooke facing destruction, it looks like Regina/The Evil Queen (Lana Parrilla) is forced to team up with the Charmings (Ginnifer Goodwin, Josh Dallas & Jennifer Morrison) to stop the curse’s failsafe trigger from being activated. Do Mr. Gold/Rumplestiltskin (Robert Carlyle) and Lacey/Belle (Emilie de Ravin) join Team Charming as well? And is that a portal they’re circling on the docks? If so, where is Henry (Jared Gilmore)?
Evil Regals, Ugly Ducklings, Dearies and other fans waited on a walking/running/cycling path on the north side of the cannery buildings for their last chance to see the cast in season two. Few thought then that Steveston might lose Storybrooke altogether. A new For Lease sign on Mr. Gold Pawnbroker & Antiquities Dealer suggests it might, but Mr. Gold’s building is too small for the kind of sword fight scenes Once Upon a Time filmed in there so it would make sense to reconstruct that set in studio like Granny’s Diner. And as long as the Moncton Street merchant contracts remain unbroken there’s hope Storybrooke will survive in some form and Once Upon a Time will return to Steveston.
Psych started filming thirteen episodes for season eight of the USA Network show in Vancouver late last week. On Sunday, crew prepped the old Britannia Shipyard building in Steveston for filming yesterday, turning it into the Barclay Bay Fish Company. In the morning, they shot scenes to the east at Gilbert Beach Park on Dyke Road and then some exterior scenes of Psych’s crime-fighting quartet arriving at the Barclay Bay Fish Company crime scene: Shawn “psychic” Spencer (James Roday) and Burton “Gus” Guster (Dule Hill) in the Blueberry and Santa Barbara police detectives Carleton “Lassie” Lassiter (Timothy Omundson) and Juliet O’Hara (Maggie Lawson) in the police squad car.
By the time I got there mid-afternoon, the crew was on LUNCH, either sprawled on the grass, playing with a small remoted-controlled car or setting up to shoot the crime scene inside. When I returned several hours later, I found the cast set chairs tucked away behind one of the restored former shipyard/cannery residences, which date back to 1885. Moments later, Lassie (Timothy Omundson) and Jules (Maggie Lawson) walked past me in costume, returning to set. And around the corner, sitting in the sun on the boardwalk with his back to the wall of the former Chinese bunkhouse was Shawn’s Dad, Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen), reading and probably preparing for the final scene of Henry fishing on the docks.
Lassie (Timothy Omundson) & Jules (Maggie Lawson)
The book — Psych’s Guide to Crime Fighting for the Totally Unqualified — is for sale today. And true to form, the always funny Psych Writers Room tweeted it’s “burning up the charts on Amazon. Suck it, Robert Frost.”
The TV series – Psych — filmed in Steveston yesterday on the old Dyke Road and in the Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park with crime fighters Shawn Spencer (James Roday), Burton “Gus” Guster (Dule Hill), Carleton “Lassie” Lassiter (Timothy Omundson), SBPD detective Juliet O’Hara (Maggie Lawson) and Henry Spencer (Corbin Bernsen) spotted on set.
So Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold (Robert Carlyle) is escalating his bad behaviour in Storybrooke to woo Belle’s cursed self Lacey (Emilie de Ravin). As I’ve said before, this is not RumBelle. More like The Dark One and the Tramp. How nasty will it get? An ABC.com preview of the first eight minutes of next Sunday’s penultimate episode shows us. The scene below opens with Dr. Whale (David Anders) on the ground outside The Rabbit Hole. looking up at the sole Mr. Gold’s boot. Whale’s crime: “You stared at her and I know how you think,” Mr. Gold pronounces as Lacey giggles, dressed in her signature barfly style of short dress, fishnets and heels.