Thursday, August 4, 2011

Anomaly Supplemental on Labyrinth

In this episode of Anomaly Supplemental, Sue, Anne and I cover Jim Henson's Labyrinth, the 1986 cult classic starring a young Jennifer Connolly and music idol David Bowie. This movie may be remembered for David Bowie's performance and his... ahem... "dream balls," but in this episode we discuss the film's themes, the catchy songs,  the amazing puppetry, our favorite characters and scenes, and behind the scenes trivia.

Labyrinth celebrated it's 25th anniversary this year, but just in case you have yet to watch it, here is a quick synopsis.

Frustrated with baby-sitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah (Jennifer Connolly), a teenager with an active imagination, summons the goblins to take her baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, Sarah must follow him into a fantastical world to rescue him from the goblin king (David Bowie). Guarding his castle is the labyrinth itself, a twisted maze of deception populated with outrageous characters and unknown dangers. To get through it in time to save Toby, Sarah befriends the goblins in hopes that their loyalty isn't just another illusion in a place where nothing is as it seems.
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The next Anomaly Podcast episode will focus on the famed fantasy film "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." Two weeks afterwards, Anomaly Supplemental will feature Sarah and her review of her first time watching the TV series "Babylon 5." If you're curious about future episodes, you can check out, where all our current show notes and blog posts exist.

Finally, as we promised in the podcast, here is a picture of a puppy named Ludo. Thank you, Lee, for permitting us to post it on the blog.

"Ludo, friend... Ludo, down..."


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