…ACTION! See what the Montana Film Office thinks about our fair community of Great Falls. Among the films that shot at least some footage here are: Northfork (weird!), Holy Matrimony, Telefon, and Thunderbolt & Lightfoot. Of course, my favorite Montana-based film wasn’t shot anywhere near Great Falls (or even Montana), but the setting of the movie is (will be?) very close to us: the movie is Star Trek: First Contact.
The setting for Star Trek: First Contact is “a missile complex in central Montana.” In other words – right here where I live! They’re referring, of course, to Malmstrom Air Force Base. Or, to be more precise, one of our many launch silos in the surrounding area. The first warp-drive capable vessel launched from Earth is actually one of our ICBMs, it seems, although it has been retro-fitted for space-flight. And according to the film, Zefram Cochrane’s “first contact” with an alien race – the Vulcans – occurs right here on April 5, 2063.
So when I’m 96 years old, living in Great Falls, I will be able to witness this historic event! How cool is that?!