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Check out the Trailer for ‘Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’!

The News Netflix series, Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, has a new trailer!

 

Jim Henson and muppet Kermit the Frog

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Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, set out to make a film much darker than his previous efforts, as he believed that it was unhealthy for children to never be afraid. After enlisting illustrator Brian Froud and screenwriter David ODell, Henson gave them a homework assignment, of all things.

 

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul

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They were required to read Jane Roberts’s 1972 book Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, based on Roberts’s experiences channeling a multi-dimensional being that existed outside of time and space, although the grim has a splash of Lewis Carroll and Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

 

Dark Crystal Movie Poster

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From here, they went and made The Dark Crystal, released in 1982. Since its release the film has become a cult classic, with praised to its dark tone and gorgeous visuals brought to us by creatively inventive effects. Many clamored for a follow-up, but this seemed unlikely following the death of Jim Henson in 1990.

 

 

However, back on On May 21, 2019, Netflix announced that a 10 episode prequel series is set to premiere on August 30, 2019.

 

Screenshot 'Dark Crystal'

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Now Netflix just dropped an incredible new look—a trailer.

 

 

Gosh, this show looks gorgeous. Plus, with a voice cast including Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, Eddie Izzard, Helena Bonham Carter, Toby Jones, Simon Pegg, Jason Isaacs, Benedict Wong, Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, and many, many more this show is impressive.

Hopefully this blows us away.

 

 

 

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‘Dark Crystal’ Video Game Promises New Adventure Fans Will Love

Nintendo is creating a new immersive adventure into the fantasy world of Thra. The game appears fun, thought-provoking, and may give more insight into the upcoming Netflix prequel to the beloved Dark Crystal.

Earlier this week Nintendo announced one of their upcoming video games, The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Tactics for the Nintendo Switch console. The game takes place in the fantasy realm of Thra from Jim Henson’s 1982 fantasy adventure The Dark Crystal, and is supposedly tied to the upcoming Netflix prequel The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance.

 

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Footage from Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance Image via The Daily Dot

 

It’s a question of how closely tied to the Netflix prequel’s plot the game will be, but according to Nintendo’s description of the game’s official trailer, “fans will have an opportunity to…[play] through–and going beyond–the events of the series” and there will be “never-seen-before playable characters, stories, and environments”. Sounds like there’s more to expect and explore through this game.

Even if the game doesn’t provide too much toward the new and highly anticipated series, it looks like it could be a lot of fun to play.

Here is the official trailer for the Nintendo Switch game:

 

 

 

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‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Premiere Announced on Netflix!

According to EW the premiere of the much anticipated The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance has been announced. The ten episode series will be a prequel to the Jim Henson original puppet fantasy film, The Dark Crystalwhich was originally released in 1982. Although it flop on release, both critically and commercially, the film has since found a cult audience, who love it for its immersive world building, astounding practical effects, and unusually dark tone for a Henson production. The film was about the fictional world of Thra, dealing with a conflict between two fantasy races: the good hearted, innocent Gelflings and the dark, sinister, conniving Skeksis.

The new series, a Netflix exclusive, will be set before the original film, dealing with three Gelfings who discover the dark secrets of the Skeksis and ignite a rebellion against the evil creatures. The series will be directed by Louis Leterrier, who has previous helmed Now You See Me, Clash of the Titansand The Incredible HulkThe filmmaker has reported he is determined to make the new series as close to looking like the old film as possible, including using old school puppetry for the characters. The director had to reportedly fight for puppets rather than CGI but is glad that he managed to get the project to use them, as it was very important to him.

Equally impressive is the voice cast for the cast of puppets. These include: Taron Egerton, Ana Taylor-Joy, Nathalie Emmanuel, Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Eddie Izzard, Mark Strong, Simon Pegg, Jason Isaacs, Natalie Dormer, Alicia Vikander, and Helena Bonham Carter. The shows executive producers include Jim Henson’s daughter, Lisa Henson, who will make sure the vision of the series stays true to her father’s original film.

Below are a series of images released by Netflix as a preview for the upcoming series, all of which look utterly beautiful.

 

Several puppet characters stand in the woods together

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A puppet female character examines a book with a stick

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A huge group of vulture-like creatures sits around a massive table in a dimly lit castle chamber

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Two vulture-like creatures stand in a dark tunnel together

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A vulture-like creature wields a sword on a battlefield as dust explodes around it

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What do you think? Looks pretty incredible, huh? Are you excited to revisit the world of Thra? Let us know in the comments!

 

 

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