Part of what makes Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan such a compelling film is its incredible design and clever visuals — and these VFX storyboards, taken from the film's Blu-ray release, show the genesis (no pun intended) of some of the most arresting shots.

These storyboards come via the indispensible TrekCore — there are tons more over at the site, but we just wanted to share some of the most brilliant.

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