A-MAZE-ING STO­RIES

Miss­ing that maze? Here’s a few more

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Reviews -

The Avengers: “The house That Jack Built” In this 1966 ep Emma Peel in­her­its a house. Re­sult! Ex­cept it’s ac­tu­ally a com­put­erised trap – one whose op-art cor­ri­dors, for­ever lead­ing Emma to the same point, are de­signed to drive her crack­ers.

Doc­tor Who: “The horns of ni­mon” Who’s riffed on the leg­end of Th­e­seus and the Minotaur nu­mer­ous times. In this 1979 story, a bull-headed alien par­a­site rules from a “power com­plex” whose walls keep shift­ing, be­cause it’s es­sen­tially a gi­ant positronic cir­cuit.

Harry Pot­ter And The Gob­let of fire As part of the Tri­wiz­ard Tour­na­ment, Harry must travel through this gi­ant hedge maze, grown on Hog­warts’ Quid­ditch pitch. In the movie, it at­tacks com­peti­tors by con­tract­ing its walls to crush them, and wrap­ping its roots around them.

Labyrinth In Jim Hen­son’s 1986 film, a girl en­coun­ters all man­ner of out­landish crea­tures as she tra­verses a huge maze to re­cover her baby brother from David Bowie’s Gob­lin King.

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