The Same Cityscape According To Star Trek And Terminator SalvationS

Mega-nerd Protohiro compared screenshots of the exact same view of San Francisco from the Star Trek and Terminator Salvation trailers. Here's Trek's super-bright, super-big Frisco. Click through to see Terminator's gloomy, Skynet-infested version.

Here's the bleak post-Judgment Day version:

The Same Cityscape According To Star Trek And Terminator SalvationS

It's pretty striking to see the exact same shot as portrayed in two very different movies, and it underscores how different the two films' views of the future (and of technology) really are. And just for good measure, Protohiro also posted almost the same view, as it looks today:

The Same Cityscape According To Star Trek And Terminator SalvationS

[Protohiro on Flickr]