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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« on: August 27, 2019, 11:25:17 AM »
It drops on Friday but some of us saw the first episode in Hall H and I’m looking forward to the remainder. And also dreading because
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2019, 04:32:52 PM »
This was everything I wanted it to be, holy crap. I stayed up until 3am watching this. THE ARTISTRY. SHEESH.

I thought I knew what to expect going in, considering the movie, but I was pleasantly surprised. They managed to inject a lot of hope into a story that should have felt hopeless. Then the ending can both tie into the film but also set up a second season.

Also, I just have to say that Simon Pegg was SO GOOD as Chamberlain. He sounded just like the original voice actor.
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2019, 04:38:55 PM »
Watched the original movie yesterday, which I hadn't seen probably since around when it came out. I had either forgotten, or just never appreciated how good it is.

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2019, 05:47:37 PM »
Wow.  Although it is a much more hopeful ending than I thought it would be, it still made me emotional

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Andy Samberg and Bill Hader were the perfect odd couple. Andy Samberg sounded exactly like someone who has spent too long in isolation with only the most annoying person in the world for companionship

Simon Pegg nailed the voice, right down to the mmmmmmmmmm.


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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2019, 12:43:03 AM »
I _just_ finished watching the original 1982 movie (I saw it once as a kid but had zero recollection of it). Time to watch Age of Resistance!

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2019, 01:11:24 PM »
Btw, if any of you plan to be in NYC in the next 5-6 months, I would suggest making a detour to the Museum of Moving Images.  They have a Dark Crystal exhibition up, in addition to their permanent Henson exhibition. I had no idea the Skeksis puppets were that huge

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2019, 05:22:36 PM »
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Btw, if any of you plan to be in NYC in the next 5-6 months, I would suggest making a detour to the Museum of Moving Images.  They have a Dark Crystal exhibition up, in addition to their permanent Henson exhibition. I had no idea the Skeksis puppets were that huge

How big would you guess?

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2019, 09:37:22 PM »
Some of you are getting close to spoilers! Maybe put a spoiler alert out! lol.
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2019, 04:11:39 AM »
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How big would you guess?

I’d say about 4’8”. I think the Jen and Kira puppets were about 3 feet tall. Here’s a pic from last year

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2019, 07:42:28 AM »
Have you guys watched the Netflix documentary on the making of the series? People literally wore the Skeksis puppets! Crazy! I have The Visual History of the movie and the Skeksis were originally supposed to be the size of the Gelfling but the Mystics were bigger so they made the Skeksis bigger.

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Andy Samberg and Bill Hader were the perfect odd couple. Andy Samberg sounded exactly like someone who has spent too long in isolation with only the most annoying person in the world for companionship

They were my favorite honestly. Plus their puppet show was extremely well done.
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2019, 08:13:39 AM »
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Have you guys watched the Netflix documentary on the making of the series? People literally wore the Skeksis puppets! Crazy! I have The Visual History of the movie and the Skeksis were originally supposed to be the size of the Gelfling but the Mystics were bigger so they made the Skeksis bigger.
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Here's an interview with Louise Gold, a longtime Henson collaborator and the Gourmand in both the original movie and the series, where she talks about the physical requirements.  Loved her reaction when they said she wouldn't have to wear the puppet. 

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2019, 12:44:47 PM »
I'm up through episode six (saw the first episode in Hall H back in July) and really enjoying it, on its own merits and for the big dose of happy childhood nostalgia I'm getting...  We can't get Jim Henson back, but a return to a world he created feels wonderful.

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2019, 02:28:36 PM »
I actually ended up buying the Joey Lee books. It’s basically like the Star Wars EU novels in that they’re not canon but the writers of the show used it as a jumping off point. Most of the characters in the show were in the books but the core trio changed. The books focus  on Naia, Kylan and the yet to be introduced Amri. Certain things from the books stayed in the show (like Seladon’s story) some were cut (like Amri) and some were vaguely referenced (like Tavra and Onica’s relationship) but seemed to be cut in the interest of time.  Even though it’s not canon, I’d still read the books as a companion piece

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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2020, 05:20:37 AM »
Did anyone go to the talk at the Museum of Moving Image with Cheryl Henson, Javier Grillo-Marxuach and the two puppeteers? The event was a lot of fun. The panel itself was short but you could talk to them in the lobby. Javier also talked a little about Lost and how they initially wanted it to be because Walt was conjuring it.

They had a LARP too. It was definitely fun.