The Dark Crystal is a 1982 American–British fantasy adventure film directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz.  The plot revolves around Jen, an elf-like ‘Gelfling’ on a quest to restore balance to his alien world by returning a lost shard to a powerful but broken gem. Although marketed as a family film, it was notably darker than the creators’ previous material. The animatronics used in the film were considered groundbreaking. The primary concept artist was the fantasy illustrator Brian Froud, famous for his distinctive fairy and dwarf designs.” -Wikipedia


Since the film’s release, there’s been a cult following, but there haven’t been any sequels made.  The stories continued with novels, comic books, and graphic novels.  Earlier today, Netflix and the Jim Henson Company announced a 10-episode, prequel series, and shooting is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2017 with Louis Leterrier as the director.  As a big fan of this series, I’m looking forward to watching these prequel episodes, and from the teaser video below, we see that the characters will be animatronic once again.  This is wonderful to see, because this is one of the main reasons why the original film was truly one-of-a-kind…there were no human actors seen throughout its entirety.  So far, this new series is heading down the right path.  Without further ado, here’s the teaser trailer for Netflix and the Jim Henson Company’s, “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.”

Video courtesy of Netflix

As a bonus, here’s the 1982 movie trailer, courtesy of SonyPicsHomeEntWorld!

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