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Old 05-21-19, 11:07 AM
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This is an enlightening book on the genesis, production, and aftermath of The Dark Crystal. It will be interesting to see how they work the facial features for the Gelflings in this new production. Jim Henson was adamant that their faces would be childlike without wrinkles but wrinkles in foam latex allowed for greater expression. At one point children were considered for the Gelfling characters. Human characters were cast in Labyrinth as a result of some thinking the Gelfling puppets did not work as they had hoped.

Fun fact: a haute couture line was inspired by The Dark Crystal (Cheryl Henson featured)

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Iím really looking forward to this.
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Iím really looking forward to this.
Me too. Those photos are great, and the fact they stuck with old-fashioned puppetry (instead of going to CGI) is also.
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Okay that looks really good.

It's been eons since I saw the movie. Need to rewatch it. Thankfully, it's on Netflix, unlike when they revived Wet Hot American Summer (though I see they have now brought that one back onto their service).
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Wow, that looks really cool. Feels like it keeps all the vibes from the original movie.
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That's pretty good for a teaser.
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Regardless of story or plot, this looks tremendous, and I'll check it out based solely on that merit.
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Is the original Dark Crystal available on Netflix? I have to confess I haven't seen that movie since the VHS days.
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Is the original Dark Crystal available on Netflix? I have to confess I haven't seen that movie since the VHS days.
Yes. I said so above.
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holy fuck. i cannot wait!
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Old 05-31-19, 01:52 PM
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I didn't want to watch too much of that teaser, but from what I can tell it looks amazing.

Makes me sad that the days of practical effects and 2D animation has mostly been thrown away in favor of CGI. Who actually prefers CG Yoda over puppet Yoda?
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I didn't want to watch too much of that teaser, but from what I can tell it looks amazing.

Makes me sad that the days of practical effects and 2D animation has mostly been thrown away in favor of CGI. Who actually prefers CG Yoda over puppet Yoda?
That preview looks like this is all cgi, totally animated movie.

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That preview looks like this is all cgi, totally animated movie.
https://www.polygon.com/2019/5/30/18...stance-prequel

As Yoda might say, "You would be mistaken young padawan".

It appears that all the characters are puppets, I have no idea about the rest of the fx.
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My attempt at a rewatch as an adult led to me finding the original movie boring to the point I didn’t even finish it. But this looks potentially really good. I’ll definitely go into it with an open mind despite my experience with the rewatch.
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That preview looks like this is all cgi, totally animated movie.

Not likely from the Jim Henson Company. The Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock etc..
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This looks fantastic. I can’t believe they’d go all-in on using puppets for something of this scale.
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It really is amazing they are really continuing or showing beginning with the exact same look of movie. That was one and still is childhood favorite. This looks to build and extend while looking exactly the same. No real tweaks or completely revamped. True movie making at its finest...
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I loved The Dark Crystal as a kid--I was nine when it came out. I used to sketch characters from the movie when I got bored at school.

I wonder how 'pre' this prequel is, because the state of affairs at the beginning of the movie means this might not have the most upbeat ending.
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The characters and voices for them.

https://screencrush.com/the-dark-cry...aracter-guide/
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Re: The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance -- prequel series -- Netflix

1st full trailer. Premieres August 30th

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Looks insanely good. I'm bumping this to the top and will probably binge it when it comes out.
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I'm actively avoiding trailers now.

Yes, it looks amazing. Disney take note...
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I think Disney is about to run Netflix into the ground come November. But shows like this will definitely give Netflix retainership.
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Old 08-13-19, 04:03 PM
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Oooh, that little Skeksis voice "hmmMMMmmm" at the very end!
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