Star Trek Into Darkness has come and gone and spilled its secrets, leaving fans to continue arguing its merits for years to come. (For the record, here’s what I thought.) But just because we’re past the premiere date, that doesn’t mean we’ve seen all the cool stuff related to the movie. Case in point, these stunning images from Into Darkness production designer Scott Chambliss (seen above). He’s posted a ton of behind-the-scenes concept art and set pictures on his site, and we’ve gathered a small sample here to whet your appetite.
Chambliss also worked on J.J. Abrams’ first Trek film, as well as Mission: Impossible III, Alias, and Cowboys & Aliens, among others. His online portfolio from Trek 2 includes looks at practically every sequence and set piece from the sequel, from the opening on the red-forested world of Nibiru, to the bleak hellscape of Qo’noS, to the dark, sleek lines of the Vengeance.
Even if you aren’t a fan of Into Darkness, or Abrams himself, there’s still plenty of gorgeousness to check out. It’s always fascinating to see how elements of the movie were first envisioned, and how they did or did not change on their way to the cineplex. You can check out Chambliss’ full portfolio from Trek 2 and other films on his official website.