Re: concept art and set photos!
Well, that also explains the barrier Khan is behind acting like a solid, where a hole can be moved around.
Matter that reponds to a charge, solid or maliable when needed, I remember that idea being mentioned when the film came out, but looks like they applied it to other parts of the ship too.
"But there's no sense crying over every mistake. You just keep on trying till you run out of cake."