wtf is 'Mission City'?

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  1. Poho

    Poho That's MISTER Poho to you

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    i thought they were in LA...
     
  2. paskal

    paskal SHWOOOO!!

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    It's a made up city to support the story getting from the Hoover Dam to a major city in less than an hour. Of course it was actually filmed in LA.
     
  3. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    Most of it was, anyways. the building sam is running from megatron in is in detroit, if my memory is correct.
     
  4. NGW

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    They could have filmed at multiple locations....
     
  5. lonegamer

    lonegamer Lurking in your midst

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    Mission City is based on Downtown Los Angeles, recognizing Hope Street and the other side of the Los Angeles Public Library when Starscream comes landing down nearly on top of Sam. The building where Sam gets cornered by Megatron is most likely Detroit but having not been there, I wouldn't be sure.
     
  6. Witwicky Camaro

    Witwicky Camaro Sabbatical Is Required

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    I'm contradicting the question, but does it matter where Mission City is? I mean, stories make up so many places for the movies or books. Take for instance Gilmore Girls' "Stars Hollow" --- its a fictional place, doesn't exists in the real world. Or even Buffy The Vampire Slayer's "Sunnydale". It doesn't exist either and yet to resides in California. So Mission City, be it real or fictional, falls into such a category.
     
  7. CrossRook

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    Like Mt. St. Hilary. :p 
     
  8. Witwicky Camaro

    Witwicky Camaro Sabbatical Is Required

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    Okay, where was that one from? Its sounds freakishly familiar to me.
     
  9. MythofBlackout

    MythofBlackout TF Fan Artist

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    G1. Not quite sure if it was in both the cartoon and the comics, though.
     
  10. BadJeff

    BadJeff Bite my shiny metal ass!

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    Misson city is actually the code name we use for Flin Flon, Manitoba. Keep it to yourself though.
     
  11. nYcet824

    nYcet824 The Chosen One

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    Its just a made-up location for the movie. That's all. Lighten up. :D 
     
  12. Cory Bauer

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    I find it odd that they had Qatar & Hoover Dam as locations in the film — actual places — and then made up a place for the final act. Rather inconsistent, no? Either the film takes place in our world or it doesn't.
     
  13. HyperGeek_1984

    HyperGeek_1984 Herr Doktor

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    Both. It's the volcano the Ark crashes into.
     
  14. redsquadron

    redsquadron Token idiot...

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    I thought "Mission city" was just a millitary designation made up by Capt. lennox for the purpose of combat co-ordination. It was a real location, just not named in order to prevent over-zealous fans diving for an atlas to ask "where's that?"
     
  15. lonegamer

    lonegamer Lurking in your midst

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    Heh. Let's see...

    - Beginning of "Autobot planet fall" scene: Griffith Observatory, near Los Angeles
    - Jazz crashing into a baseball stadium: Dodger Stadium, Downtown Los Angeles
    - much of Mission City street level battle: Parts of Downtown LA and Detroit
    - building with Sam being cornered by Megatron: Detroit (most likely, any Detroit folks out there?)
    - Bee captured by S7: Los Angeles River, either 7th Street, 4th, or 1st Street south to north
    - there's an actual Nellis AFB in Nevada but they could've used Edwards, Kirtland, or Holloman AFB for exterior in the scene where Lennox and Epps are picked up by S7
     
  16. Hi Q

    Hi Q I don't want a user title

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    Holloman was used.
     
  17. Moonhawk

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    what about - Shermer, Illinois ;o)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shermer
     
  18. Draven

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    Yup. It was in Oregon; the G1 comics had a fair bit of activity set in Portland.
     
  19. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    *woots for me living in oregon*

    xD
     
  20. killahbuny

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    how cool would it have been if it was scramble city!!!1!
     

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