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08/05/09

I like Little White Lies

Zachary Quinto as Spock - cover of Little White Lies May/June 2009

Yesterday, while I was loafing around in Borders, I was stopped dead in my tracks by the Star Trek issue of Little White Lies, the magazine of Truth & Movies. I snatched it off the shelf and was beamed into Trekkie heaven. Kicking off with a stunning cover illustration of Zachary Quinto as Spock by Siggi Eggertsson, they review the new Star Trek film, interview the director JJ Abrams, discuss Star Trek fan shows and carry the science/fiction theme further with related stories, including an article about loving the alien, if you know what I mean (and the ad for William Shatner’s new book raised a smile). There’s also a round up of the other new films they like, too.

Star Trek illustration by Andy Miller

It’s my first proper look at this magazine and I am really impressed. The writing’s great and so is the design and art direction. The Star Trek space craft silhouettes (“Fire Everything”) on the inside front and back spreads were neat (they are also used as the current background on the fantastic Little White Lies website too) and I absolutely loved the little ray guns placed next to the names of the magazine staff on the colophon. And that’s a really groovy headline font you’re using there too, folks.

May I also take my compliments up a notch by congratulating you on the superb choice of illustrators this issue. Along with cover illustrator Siggi Eggertsson, there are some great drawings in the back section by Andy Miller (above). One question tho’ – why weren’t the fab illustrations on pages 32 (below) and 54-55 credited, hmmm?

Star Trek illustration by ?

Anyways, if you love Star Trek or contemporary film, you should buy this magazine. Kirk(endall) out.

All images © 2009 Story Publishing.

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