Isn't there an awfully similar scene in Re-Take? Yeah, the sequel theory seems more and more plausible.
I'm thankful for the pics and the review, Soth. All my expectations towards the rest of this New Movie Edition evaporated instantaneously. It's kinda liberating.
The carnival of half-baked ideas presented in the discarded storyboards speak of a writing process that probably involved bong-aided brainstorming sessions rather than any overarching creative vision. Oh well. I guess that was how the original was made, too. It just came out the way it did, somehow.
Still, a question: is there a description for those pillar like things that can be seen around the outskirts of Bethany base and in Asuka's quarantine room? A name, a function, anything? Just curious.