Hot Cuppa Pix! A Lot of Paramount and a Little 'Catch'

Tonight's cuppa: peppermint tea

Brought the smartphone along to Paramount Studios on Tuesday while doing a set visit for "Glee" (click here for more on that).

Here's a selection of shots -- click on them for a larger image -- starting with the "tank," a sunken parking area with a huge painted backdrop in back of it, which can be flooded and used for filming (as in one of the closing scenes of "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home," in which the Enterprise crew is bobbing around, supposedly in San Francisco Bay).

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Here's a look at the New York Street...

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Part of the "Glee" filming took place inside Stage 14, adjacent to the New York Street. As you can see below, it has a long history.

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And lastly, here's a look inside the Los Angeles edition of the Discovery Networks upfront, hed at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel, as Discovery Channel president John Ford talks to the crowd of press and advertising executives, at this moment in front of a backdrop of pictures from "Deadliest Catch."

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Click here for a press release on the Discovery Channel upfront announcements; click here for Investigation Discovery; here for TLC; here for Science Channel; here for Planet Green; here for Animal Planet; here for Travel Channel; and here for Discovery Networks' latest venture, the Oprah Winfrey Network, or OWN.

You're no doubt not surprised to hear the presentation took two hours, but the pictures on those big screens sure were pretty.