Check out the "Ceti Eel Sequence" from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982).
One of the most memorable scenes in Wrath of Khan was the scene where Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalbán) puts a Ceti Eel in the ear of Captain Clark Terrell (Paul Winfield) and Commander Pavel Chekov (Walter Koenig). Those slimy things terrfied me. I'm not alone. The sequence was cut short after it's theatrical release because it was considered too intense. It was later restored on home video special editions.
All the images are from the behind-the-scenes material on the home video releases. The quality of the first three images are poor, since they're from the August 2002 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition, but the rest are HD from the Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Blu-Ray.
Check out the storyboards after the jump and click to enlarge.
Watch the scene here...if you dare!
Images Via Trek Core
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is a 1982 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. The film is the second feature based on the Star Trek science fiction franchise. The plot features James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and the crew of the starship USS Enterprise facing off against the genetically-engineered tyrant Khan Noonien Singh (Ricardo Montalbán), a character who first appeared in the 1967 Star Trek television series episode "Space Seed". When Khan escapes from a 15-year exile to exact revenge on Kirk, the crew of the Enterprise must stop him from acquiring a powerful terraforming device named Genesis. The film concludes with the death of Enterprise crewmember Spock (Leonard Nimoy), beginning a story arc that continues with the 1984 film Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and concludes with 1986's Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Directed by Nicholas Meyer Produced by Robert Sallin Executive producer Harve Bennett Starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig
Do you remember this scene from Wrath of Khan? What did you think of it? What do you think of the storyboards?
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