Richard James Bennett Lamas (credited simply as Richard Bennett) is a former comic book artist. Now he's a freelance film concept and storyboard artist. He was a storyboard editor on the film and shared some of his work.
For the life of me I couldn't figure out what scene it was from until I read the original Star Trek script.
There was supposed to be a series of scenes showing Sarek taking his wife Amanda into the caves for safety. Also, there was supposed to be a machine to help the crew with the Airdrop Armour suits.
Here's an excerpt from the script. I took out the curse words in the script for family reading...
INT. ENTERPRISE - CORRIDORS - CONTINUOUS 117
WE TRACK FAST with Pike, Kirk, Spock and Sulu as they HURRY
through the Enterprise toward the shuttle bay:
Without transporters, we can't beam off
the ship, can't assist Vulcan, can't do
our job. I'm creating an opportunity:
Mr. Kirk, Mr. Sulu and Mr. Olson will
space-jump from the shuttle. You'll have
chutes -- you'll land on that machine
they've lowered into the atmosphere
that's scrambling our gear-- you'll get
inside, disable that thing then beam back
to the ship.
Kirk and Sulu share a HOLY F*****G S**T look --
Mr. Spock, I'm leaving you in command of
the ship. Once we have transport
capability and communications back up,
you'll contact Starfleet and report what
the h***'s happening here.
117 CONTINUED: 117
Something you've got only precious few
minutes to figure out. If all else
fails, fall back and rendezvous with the
fleet in the Laurentian System.
(Spock is freaked, then)
Kirk. I'm promoting you to First
What!?! -- Captain?
While I'm gone we need to keep the chain
of command. And you two make a swell
Captain. Please. I apologize, but the
complexities of human pranks escape me.
It's not a prank, Spock. And I'm not the
Captain. You are.
And with that, he's DONE. Strides off. Kirk finally shakes off
the shock of his PROMOTION --
Once we knock out that machine... Sir,
what happens to you?
I guess you'll have to come get me.
(turns; to Spock)
Careful with the ship. She's brand new.
They appreciate the pure BALLS of that. BRAVERY washes over
them -- they'd f***ing DIE for their Captain, who now turns to
Kirk and Sulu --
Suit up, Gentlemen.
118 EXT. CITY OF VULCANA REGAR - CONTINUOUS 118
Sarek's hovercraft speeds along the desert floor, arriving at a
massive CAVE OPENING -- he and Amanda hurry off the craft --
into the cave --
119 INT. ENTERPRISE - SHUTTLE BAY - CONTINUOUS 119
QUICK CUTS: Kirk, Sulu, and the ship's LEAD ENGINEER OLSON are
suiting up for the drop, strapping on sleek AIRDROP ARMOR. WEB
BELTS. CHUTE PACKS. HARNESSES. HELMETS. COM-SETS.
119A INT. SHUTTLE - CONTINUOUS 119A
They race into the shuttle and take seats facing each other
across a narrow aisle -- Red Shirt Engineer GRINS like he's
going on a ski trip:
RED SHIRT ENGINEER
I am pumped to kick some Romulan a**! No
joke. BRING IT ON!
Now here is the the storyboard from the scene. Click on the image to enlarge.
The greatest adventure of all time begins with Star Trek, the incredible story of a young crew’s maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. On a journey filled with action, comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind.
The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals. One, James T. Kirk (Chris Pine), is a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy. The other, Spock (Zachary Quinto), was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their crew through unimaginable danger, boldly going where no one has gone before!
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