Attack of the Clones : Italy

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For the second prequel to Star Wars (Attack of the Clones), Anakin marries Queen Padmé in the end. Not in a galaxy far away on Naboo, but in the European country of Italy. The building used is Villa del Balbianello and is located near lake Como.

Star Wars – Tikal

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In Star Wars – A New Hope, Han flies the Falcon over Yavin IV where he is checked by the rebels in a tiny tower. The location for this shoot is in The Americas in Tikal. The hidden rebel base is ofcourse the famous Maya tempel in Tikal.

Tikal

Doctor Who – National Museum of Wales

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National Museum Wales

 

The National Museum of Wales is a popular location for the Doctor Who team for filming. It has been used for such episodes as “Dalek” (2004) , “Planet of the Dead” (2009), “Vincent and the Doctor” (2009), “The Big Bang” (2010)  and “The Lazarus Experiment”. This means that so far the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctor have been here…. waiting for you Peter….

Sarah Jane Smith has also been here for “Mona Lisa’s Revenge”, where the Mona Lisa comes to life and turns people into paintings and vice-versa. Mona Lisa is played by Suranne Jones, who also plays Idris -the Tardis- in Doctor Who.

Look at the bottom two pictures. The ‘squid’ can be seen in a shot and the entrance (door on the left) can be seen in Torchwood. The statue with the Medusa head on top of the stairs is visible in many episodes of Doctor Who (and Sarah Jane and Torchwood).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official Site

Doctor Who – Dunraven Bay

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The Tenth Doctor (and his clone) return to Bad Wolf Bay in various episodes of “Doctor Who”. In the series the location of this beach is in Norway, but it was filmed only 20 miles to the west of Cardiff.

The Tenth Docter uses Dunraven Bay in “Army of Ghosts”, “Doomsday” (2006) and “Journeys End” (2008).

But even the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, has been here in “The Time of Angels” and “Flesh and Stone” in 2009.

 

Dunraven Bay

A New Hope – Exteriors Lars Homestead

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Several miles away from the hotel location used for Lars Homestead, the exteriors were filmed. This is the place where Luke watched the twin sunset.

 

A New Hope – Lars Homestead/Lukes Home

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Want to sleep at Luke Skywalkers place? Well, now you can! The location where George Lucas filmed the Original Star Wars movie, is a hotel. Many locations in the area were used for filming and some names are used in the films as well (Tatooine sounds a lot like a Tunesian town in the neigbourhood). Exteriors for Lars Homestead were filmed at Chott el Djerid.

Sidi Driss Hotel – Tripadvisor