Guess Which Popular TV Show Spinoff Was Filmed in Halton Region?
You will never guess which show was shot in Canada, or Halton Region, for that matter. It could possibly change the way you watch TV. It involves a new spinoff prequel series. For you diehard Star Trek acolytes out there, you might have been tuning in to the show Star Trek: Discovery, where events are set roughly a decade before the original Star Trek series from the late 1960s. The show features a ship called Discovery during a war between the Klingons and the United Federation of Planets.
What you may not know is that some recent episodes were shot in certain Canadian locations, specifically in Halton Region.
In one episode, members of the Discovery crew travelled to a planet called Pahvo, where they were seeking a way to counter the Klingons’ cloaking technology. The planet was shown as a beautiful forest with tall trees and naturally forming crystalline entities which appeared to be sentient alien life forms. But in actuality the scenes were shot in Hilton Falls and Kelso Conservation Areas in Milton, as revealed by the show’s writers:
For those curious about planet Pahvo: we filmed at Hilton Falls Conservation Area and Kelso Conservation Area in Milton, Ontario.https://t.co/xT3vHpYRw4— Star Trek Writers (@StarTrekRoom) November 6, 2017
This was later confirmed by Halton Region Conservation Authority:
This is not the first instance in which the brand new Trek spinoff featured a Canadian setting. A recent well known addition to the long list of Toronto landmarks, the Aga Khan Museum, was the site of several scenes portraying the famous planet Vulcan for another episode.
No word whether the crew of the Discovery will be back on Canadian soil for another interstellar expedition, but suffice it to say it is pretty neat to know that Halton has become a place where no one has gone before!
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