Where are Star Fleet Headquarters?

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Where is Star Fleet Command?

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Where are Star Fleet Headquarters?

Postby Crash » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:49 am

Where are Star Fleet Headquarters on Earth? Does it ever tell you?

I sort of assumed that it was somewhere in North America but if you look at the gold emblem in the command centre, the globe is centred more-or-less on Japan.

Certainly, the scenery around the base would match up with it being somewhere in Japan.

You would be able to pinpoint its location by seeing where the alien fortress starts firing down at near the end of the series but the Earth just shows in those shots as a blue ball covered in cloud. No land-masses are visible.
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Re: Where are Star Fleet Headquarters?

Postby Bladez636 » Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:52 pm

I've always had the impression that it was located somewhere in remote South America. The mountains and landscape give me that feeling for some reason. Images like this though reminds me of the scenery surrounding EDF; http://stuartmattersphotography.com/wp- ... -chile.jpg

But hell, the scenery is not unfitting to Japan either, and the show was made in Japan afterall. Even so, Japan comes off as an odd place for the operations centre of a universal defence agency. I know nothing about their population, but I feel Japan would be more densely populated where a rural area would probably be better for it. I'm not sure South America is much founded in reason either though, so don't listen to me...

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Re: Where are Star Fleet Headquarters?

Postby Crash » Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:23 pm

That's a very good thought. Thanks for that. I'm just interested in seeing what the consensus is.

It just becomes relevant since, in my story, I have a character that joins Star Fleet and in order for her to do that, you need to know where it is.

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Re: Where are Star Fleet Headquarters?

Postby Vanessa » Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:06 pm

I'm gonna say Japan, that's where X-Bomber the show originated from.
However, as it's your story, you can decide anywhere you want :)
You could even have regional bases, and cover a variety of locations.
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Re: Where are Star Fleet Headquarters?

Postby AndyThomas » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:35 pm

Remember the scene where Carter and Shiro have come out of the shooting range? Note the trees. I believe it's Japanese symbolism with the blossom falling, but that might suggest a Japanese setting. It's pretty generic really...
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Re: Where are Star Fleet Headquarters?

Postby Crash » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:58 pm

Andy, that's dead clever. I'd totally forgotten about that.
I must say, looking into it made a bit of a game-changer. I'd always taken it as read that it was North America but ... now, I don't think so.
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Re: Where are Star Fleet Headquarters?

Postby FZeroOne » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:25 pm

i like the suggestion of South America, mainly because in the original Gundam, the Federation H.Q. "Jaburo" is located there (and is always being infiltrated by that pesky Char, or about to have a space colony dropped on it by those rascally Zeons, or... ) but as others have suggested Japan is reasonably likely simply for the same reason "EarthGov", or "Star Fleet H.Q (No, The OTHER Star Fleet)", or "Central" is always somewhere in the U.S; it reflects the cultural bias of the series creators.

Good spot on the cherry trees! (which might not actually suggest Japan, though - again, cultural bias sometimes sneaks through to other settings; I recall seeing an anime once where a protagonist arriving in the U.K. by Eurostar train was bowed at upon arrival by the station staff... ).
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Re: Where are Star Fleet Headquarters?

Postby Crash » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:29 pm

EarthGov was in Geneva, amazingly enough - Damn, was Babylon 5 an amazing show.
It's literally about a year since I watched it and I wanna see it again.

It was the show that just blew your mind without descending to total random BS like all the Japanese shows do (like Evangelion for one).

I would try and contact Go Nagai but I'm a bit shy after my misunderstanding with Enoki Films.
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Re: Where are Star Fleet Headquarters?

Postby FZeroOne » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:08 pm

I wasn't specifically referring to "Babylon 5 "; I was pulling generic future-Earth organisations out of the depths of my brain (with the obvious exception of Star Fleet) and had forgotten "EarthGov" had been used there (a similar brainfade is how I ended up with my on-line name... :lol: ), but now I think of it Geneva also seems to be a popular choice for wherever the future equivalent of the EU will choose to have a headquarters.

And Babylon 5 is s**t! :lol: [1]

[1] Not really, love it too, just couldn't resist the quote...
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Re: Where are Star Fleet Headquarters?

Postby felice » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:40 am

EarthGov was in Geneva, amazingly enough - Damn, was Babylon 5 an amazing show.
It's literally about a year since I watched it and I wanna see it again.
This is one of my favourite B5 vids...


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