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Old 05-18-17, 10:16 AM   #1
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -- prequel series -- Netflix

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Netflix is reviving Jim Henson’s 1982 film The Dark Crystal by way of a 10-episode prequel series.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will take place many years before the events of the film. “When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world,” reads the official logline.

Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me, The Incredible Hulk) will executive produce the series and direct.

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance will combine the art of puppetry perfected by The Jim Henson Company, with Louis’ vision, powerful storytelling and a mix of cutting-edge digital imagery and visual effects,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix. “I can’t wait for families around the world to see how we bring these unique characters to life.”

“Louis Leterrier is passionate about the world of The Dark Crystal and has an incredible creative vision for the series. He brings this passion to every facet of the production as he leads the talented team of artists and writers that are bringing this entire universe to life,” said Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company. “Netflix has a deep respect for my father’s original work and the many people it inspired. They are the perfect partners to create this next epic chapter in The Dark Crystal story for new fans and the loyal fans who have waited so long for more adventures from this world.”
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Old 05-18-17, 10:25 AM   #2
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -- prequel series -- Netflix

Muppets?


We actually just re-watched this a few weeks ago, I hadn't seen it over 30 years, but the imagery had stuck with me all this time. My son wasn't terribly impressed, but he didn't totally hate it either. He called it "weird, dark and creepy" and I have to agree some of it was a smidge darker than I remembered.

And while I still loved the Muppet work, the story could have used a severe red ink pen during the pre-production phase. There were parts that seemed to lurch from set piece to set piece.

But I'm down to see that world before it went to heck in a handbasket, so I'll tune in for this.
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Old 05-18-17, 11:45 AM   #3
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -- prequel series -- Netflix

Yeah. I loved this movie when I was a kid. I'm in.
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Old 05-18-17, 12:35 PM   #4
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -- prequel series -- Netflix

^ Same here. Haven't watched the movie in years. Pretty cool they're reviving this for another generation.
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Old 05-18-17, 01:39 PM   #5
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -- prequel series -- Netflix

As long as there are no human characters again, I'm also in! Loved the original as a child and my 11 and 13 year old are aware of it (but we haven't watched it yet). Still a part of pop culture for them, apparently.
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -- prequel series -- Netflix

Holy fuck is this amazing!! This is a childhood all-time favorite. Always wanted that sequel, but will love this. I hope they can recapture the magic...
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -- prequel series -- Netflix

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Yeah. I loved this movie when I was a kid. I'm in.
Yep, this. Hell, I collected The Dark Crystal trading cards.
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So when is the Labyrinth series coming out?
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -- prequel series -- Netflix

I am very intrigued ...
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -- prequel series -- Netflix

This should turn out awesome.
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -- prequel series -- Netflix

I saw this in '82 at the movies and thought it was one of the most boring movies I had ever seen.

Have the bluray so I guess I'll watch it again before the show.
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Most boring movie ever = blu-ray purchase?
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -- prequel series -- Netflix

I knew that was coming.

Actually I only have the old Superbit DVD version.
Picked it up cheap a while back intending to watch it to see if I might have a different opinion but never got to it.
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