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Book Review: Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History
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Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History review

Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History
Hardcover
Written by Paula M. Block, Terry J. Erdmann
Foreward by Toby Froud
Introduction by Brian Henson
Publisher: Insight Editions
Publication Date: October 18, 2016
Cover Price: $45.00

The brainchild of genius Jim Henson, the movie Labyrinth came out in 1986. Starring a young Jennifer Connelly and the late great musician/actor David Bowie, Labyrinth told the tale of a girl named Sarah who wishes her annoying baby brother be taken away. Bowie is Jareth the Goblin King, who comes to claim the boy. When Sarah realizes what she’s done, she is given 13 hours to solve the labyrinth and find her brother. The movie is less about story and more about the world created by Henson and his team. Filled with tons of creatures and practical effects monsters, Labyrinth is one of the most visually stimulating movies of all time.

Celebrating the film’s 30th anniversary, Paula M. Block and Terry J. Erdmann have created a wonderful companion piece with their new book, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: The Ultimate Visual History, from Insight Editions.

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Book Review: Star Trek Costumes: Five Decades Of Fashion From The Final Frontier
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Star Trek: Costumes book title

Star Trek: Costumes
Five Decades of Fashion from the Final Frontier
Hardcover
by Paula M. Block, Terry J. Erdmann
Introduction by Robert Blackman
Insight Editions
Release date: October 13, 2015

For nearly 50 years, the Star Trek science fiction entertainment franchise has been a viable one, with its multi-series television episodes, movies, books, games, and more. The themes brought about in Star Trek have led to many discussions on in-depth issues, such as the nature of good vs. evil; the technology, weaponry, cultures, and morals of the future; and the franchise’s impact on not only pop culture, but on our society as a whole.

But, when you strip away all the heavy topics of Star Trek, you’re left with some fun action and adventure, and great storytelling, along with some fantastic — and some not so fantastic — costumes.

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