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April 19 2006

Dead city of Miranda/modern American high school. OK, this is arcane, but I got a hoot hearing about how the campus of Diamond Ranch High School (chosen as a perfect place for the cold dead city on Miranda) works as a living high school that can help students be "open and creative".

Diamond Ranch High School in Pomona, California, served as the set for the ultramodern exteriors for the street scenes on Miranda in Serenity. The radio show "DNA: Design and Architecture" had a story April 18 on the architecture of high schools which featured a visit to Diamond Ranch. The high school story is the first in the broadcast, and the Diamond Ranch part begins at 5:35 in. I actually enjoyed the whole show--worth a listen. FYI: If you want more info about the school, here's one article.

Here's a sattelite view of the place.
How very shiny! Thanks so much for sharing that with everyone. Especially the Browncoats!
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Do you think Joss made Nathan run laps everytime he flubbed a line?

I think he would.

Who do you think would win a race between the BDH's and who would come in last?
Cool. I really don't have much to say, I just wanted to post something because I'm finally a member! I've been trolling here since September or so, and I can finally post! Woohoo!!!
That would be "lurking," jmaze. Lurking is quite a bit more acceptable than trolling around these parts. Welcome!
Well, my own opinion, but I think this is a terrific W link - arcane, yes, also a little off-the-wall (and therefore interesting), illuminating, and well presented and described. Kudos, ThereUR. Good stuff.
Who do you think would win a race between the BDH's and who would come in last?

Pre-Miranda, Zoe would have won the race; post-Miranda, well, you finish that sentence! Jayne would try to fix the race, get caught in his own trap, finish last, but forever believe that he won on a technicality, with the reasons for his victory increasing every time he retold the story to a different mudder companion drunk at a bar peer group member. ;-)
SoddingNancyTribe said:
...I think this is a terrific W link...


Thanks a lot! I was actually a little worried about the reaction :), but then I thought, hey, *I* liked it, so, what the heck...
More aerial views can be found here, including birds eye views from all 4 directions.
Do you think Joss made Nathan run laps everytime he flubbed a line?

Of course he did. Why else would Nathan have those buns of steel.
I agree with clarkie. And I'm sure there is video somewhere, or pictures possibly available for stuffing into the Big Damn Book. I think we should all write to Joss and Nathan about it and demand that they included.

Assuming they know what the heck we're talking about. Fortunatly by this time I think they've realized that the Browncoats are ALL irrational hysterical loonys.
My cousin actually went to school there and remembered the setting up of the school for the Serenity shoot. They also filmed Orange County there as well.
Jayne would try to fix the race, get caught in his own trap, finish last.

But if that makes jayne dick dastardly, who's muttley?

-geekmafia(newly delurked)
who's muttley

Badger.
Haha! That's really neat.

I wish I went there...

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