This page was printed on the same paper as the other storyboards and appears to be inspiration for the aesthetics of the anomaly, but I’m not sure!
This storyboard (8.5 in. x 14 in.) is from the archive of Astra Image Corp, the art department created especially for Star Trek The Motion Picture by Robert Abel & Associates. Astra handled all the visual effects for the film. Many of the 59 print storyboards from this collection are signed by Effects Supervisor Gil Keppler, with handwritten notes in pen and pencil. They are dated 1978. Prior to our purchase in March 2015, it was held in a private collection.