Unused Alien Horse & Fish Concept Art For STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

These Star Trek Into Darkness creature designs are a horse of a different color – literally. Hit the jump to see concept art for an alien horse that was supposed to appear on the M-class planet of Nibiru while Captain James T. Kirk was being chased by the natives.

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By nailbiter111 - 6/15/2014
Conceptual illustrator Alfonso De La Torre ("Green Lantern") posted some rather interesting pieces of concept art he created for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness. The first two are of an alien horse and the third is an alien bug. The original plan was to have James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) encounter one of these two creatures instead of the beast that he stuns and then quickly finds out from Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy (Karl Urban) was their getaway vehicle. Alfonso De La Torre explained, "Originally, they wanted to design an alien horse, but in the end they scrapped the idea and I think they used the snow creature from the first movie, but with a different surface treatment."

As for the fishy set, Alfonso De La Torre said, "They were meant for the underwater scene where an "alien fish" comes close to the Enterprise and spooks Scotty." A fish does appear, just not one of the designs Alfonso came up with.

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When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organisation has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS was directed by J.J. Abrams ("Super 8"), from a screenplay written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Returning for the sequel are Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zoë Saldana, and Anton Yelchin. Joined by new cast members Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve and Peter Weller.
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ComicsBornAndBred - 6/15/2014, 8:06 PM
Weird looking lol. Very unique designs
SuperCat - 6/15/2014, 8:07 PM
Nice. Too bad they weren't seen in the movie.
needles94 - 6/15/2014, 8:07 PM
blah blah blah JJ ruined star trek blah blah blah Into Darkness sucks blah blah blah i hate that Abrams made a boring franchise finally fun.
ManCalledSting - 6/15/2014, 8:13 PM
I love the original movies, and TNG show/movies. These are a welcome take one the franchise, and I'm looking forward to number 3.
Phronesis - 6/15/2014, 8:18 PM
They tried to make "Khan" so intellectually and physically superior that the result is quite laughable.
huckfinnisher - 6/15/2014, 8:28 PM
@needles go watch transformers and tearjaculate TNG was an excellent show Picard>>>>>>>>>kirk
Zuriel - 6/15/2014, 8:31 PM
Yes thank you JJ. You took something I lived, gutted it's key principals, added in more explosions and shiny stuff, and made it so much more "fun".
Nemeres - 6/15/2014, 8:49 PM
@Zuriel

His ST movies ARE fun. At least that, if nothing else. No quotes needed. :)
Zuriel - 6/15/2014, 9:07 PM
@Nemeres
I agree Into Darkness was entertaining in spite of it's problems. I was let down because I loved the 2009 movie so so so much more. It was fun and new and faithful enough to the past. Great cast. Zach Quinto is my man for sure. I am also a huge Cumberbatch fan. It just wasn't Kahn and I didn't want to see a remake of older material. That's all.
mumbz - 6/15/2014, 9:11 PM
Gross
MightyZeus - 6/15/2014, 9:41 PM
Interesting concept art. Overall an entertaining film.
dio - 6/15/2014, 10:26 PM
Where can I stick my ponytail?
dio - 6/15/2014, 10:26 PM
Good sheeit.
Nemeres - 6/15/2014, 10:30 PM
@Zuriel

Fair enough.
SCURVYDOG619 - 6/15/2014, 10:50 PM
Surprised this thread isn't full of Sarah Jessica Parker pics yet..you guys are slipping!lol
misterm - 6/15/2014, 11:47 PM
Just caught this today....loved it!
Zuriel - 6/15/2014, 11:51 PM
I would love to see this franchise continued in different hands. Please, just take it somewhere new!
loki668 - 6/16/2014, 12:12 AM
@Scurvy

Better?

SCURVYDOG619 - 6/16/2014, 12:39 AM
@loki: Yes.

NOW we have a proper CBM thread....lol
kakinurmawth - 6/16/2014, 2:29 AM
@Loki
Hahahahahahaha!

Yeah I'm glad they weren't in the movie.

I loved this take on the Star Trek Universe. They made it an alternate universe and played on all the old material. I thought it was great. The Romulans were fantastic and Khan was THE superior being. The play on characters where it was Spock yelling KHAAAAAAN! was great and then Spock finally breaking Khan's arm after Khan previously taunted him about not being able to break bone Ah! So good. I've already seen Kirk yell Khan's name. I know the usual story. This made it new and exciting, like the whole thing with the Romulans felt like it could have actually happened in the universe and set the course of the Enterprise on a different direction.
dnno1 - 6/16/2014, 5:55 AM
JediPhilosopher - 6/16/2014, 8:21 AM
kakinurmawth I can see that from your point of view. You see the original old movies as "classics" and the events in them totally making 100% sense in themselves, in the time they were made anyway.
My perspective is as someone who saw Star Trek: Wrath of Khan in the theater in 1982. And the yell was always something one-of-a-kind that was a bit odd, even coming from William Shatner. It's not something that should ever happen in an alternate timeline, and especially not from Spock.
But, of course, they've completely changed Spock. He's barely recognizable as the same character, and we have no character taking his place as the "logical one". See, it's too changed. Calling it Star Trek seems like blasphemy. It could have still been actiony and fun without changing so much.
kakinurmawth - 6/16/2014, 11:17 AM
@Jedi
If you are comparing the new Treks to the old Trek then yes, this would seem horrendous to one who wished a complete remake, beat for beat. Why would you want something you've seen before?

However, as the first film opened with the Romulans killing Kirk's dad and setting the Federation on alert, this drastically changes the universe as we all know setting in motion the changes you pointed out.

The first movie, to me, seemed more about Spock than Kirk. Spock was the reason the whole universe change thing happened so of course his character is going to change. The first movie threw everything right in Spock's face. Even Spock(Nimoy) challenged younger Spock saying he wished he had changed.

As a Star Trek fan (I'm only talking seeing every Star Trek series, nothing super hardcore) I loved seeing all the characters being themselves but changing along in the new direction of the universe. They gave me a damned good reason to go along with the changes they made and as a Trek fan I felt respected and like they actually cared about the characters and lore of the Trekverse.
kakinurmawth - 6/16/2014, 11:20 AM
sorry *Every Star Trek series and movie* - edit

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