Dec 17, 1982 · One thousand years ago, the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos has began. The evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards, the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw.
- Jim Henson, Frank Oz
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Aug 30, 2019 · The Crystal of Truth, heart of the planet Thra, is controlled by the cruel and cunning Skeksis who use its power to bend the planet's will and subjugate The Gelfling: the gentle and kind creatures who will start the Age of Resistance and thwart their masters' schemes.
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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance 2019 TV-PG 1 Season Fantasy TV Shows As power-hungry overlords drain life from the planet Thra, a group of brave Gelfling unite on a quest to save their world and fight off the darkness.
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The Dark Crystal (sometimes referred to as Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal) is a 1982 puppet-animated high fantasy film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz. It stars the voices of Stephen Garlick, Lisa Maxwell, Billie Whitelaw, Percy Edwards, and Barry Dennen.
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Good: The Dark Crystal is a technical masterpiece, showing the value and timelessness of true craftsmanship and practical effects. In the 21st century, this film would cost $200 million to make and be loaded with shoddy CGI and overbearing voice actors from your favorite Thursday night sitcoms.
Apr 21, 2020 · The Dark Crystal Tactics' greatest strength is its progression, which is clearly a smaller-scale riff on the job system from Final Fantasy Tactics. In addition to level, each of your Gelfling and...
As a fan of The Dark Crystal since the mid 80s, this was a wonderful page-turner that combines information and imagery from various other publications, but also contains a ton of surprises of its own -- like, that Frodo stuntman and actor Kiran Shah was the stand-in for Jen.
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Jen believes he is the last of the Gelflings. After his parents were killed by the Garthim, he was raised in the valley in which the Mystics reside. When his master urSu is on his deathbed, he calls Jen to his side and reveals that his destiny is to "heal" the crystal by finding the lost shard. The Official Digital Toolset for Dungeons & DragonsFandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.Meanwhile in The Castle of the Crystal, the emperor SkekSo, lies dying. When the Skeksis ruler dies, the Chamberlain SkekSil and the General SkekUng battle over the throne. Deciding to settle their argument with "Trial by Stone", SkekUng becomes emperor and SkekSil is exiled from the castle in rags. Jen, out on his quest, soon reaches the observatory where he meets Aughra, a wisewoman character of unknown species. There he find the crystal shard and learns of the the upcoming Great Conjunction. Soon the Garthim warriors of the Skeksis(who have been alerted to Jen's...
Conception and development
When Jim Henson began work on The Dark Crystal in 1977, he had no story, just a sense of the kind of fantasy world he wanted to create. Henson was beginning to visualize the creatures that would inhabit this world of good and evil when he discovered The Land of Froud, a collection of drawings by Brian Froud. Henson immediately contacted Froud, who agreed to act as the project's conceptual designer. Once Henson and Froud had developed their ideas into a storyline. David Odell was commissioned...
The Dark Crystal was filmed at the EMI Elstree Studios near London. While the puppeteers who operated the main characters were drawn from the ranks of the Muppeteers, the Mysticsand many of the other creatures were brought to life by a specially recruited group of mimes, actors, dancers, acrobats and clowns. All of these artists performed their craft on sets that, although scaled to the puppet's size, were built up off the floor to allow them enough clearance to operate their characters unhin...
Original Skeksis language
The test screenings of The Dark Crystal had the Skeksis speaking a language based on ancient Greek and Egyptian, specially created for them by linguist Alan Garner. Jim Henson stated, "My whole approach to this film is visual. I wanted as little dialogue as possible because I believe the story is stronger that way. Dialogue becomes a crutch. If you have all these alien-looking creatures, why should they be talking in English? An early concept was to have the Skeksis just making noises, but in...
The Dark Crystal was released on December 17, 1982 and over $40.5-million during its initial 63-day theatrical run. Its limited appeal at the time was partly due to parental concerns about its dark nature, and partly because it was soon overshadowed by E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, which was released the same year.The film was more of a critical success, winning a Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film and earning the grand prize at the Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival. The film was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and a BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects. In both France and Japan, The Dark Crystal was the highest-grossing box office release for the year (1983). The Dark Crystal is the second highest grossing puppet film of all time (just behind The Muppet Movie), and thus it is the second highest grossing Henson film. The film remains a fan favorite that has remained consistently strong with worldwide home video and DVD sales. Despite its modest th..."The Dark Crystal" - A novelization of the film by A.C.H. Smith."The Tale of the Dark Crystal" - An illustrated storybook of the film by Donna Bass."The Dark Crystal" - A read-along book and audio set of the story by Ted Kryczko and Jymn Magon."The Dark Crystal" - A comic adaptation of the film produced by Marvel Comics.↑ boxofficemojo↑ A review by Richard Scheib↑ Henson Press ReleaseThe Dark Crystal on WikipediaThe Dark Crystal on IMDbThe Dark Crystal on TwitterThe Dark Crystal on Instagram
- Jim Henson Frank Oz
- December 17, 1982 (USA)
- 93 minutes
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