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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is an upcoming Netflix original series, that will act as a prequel to The Dark Crystal. A teaser for the series was released on May 18, 2017. It will premiere on August 30, 2019.

Synopsis Edit

The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit, and an epic battle for the planet begins.

Plot Edit

The Darkening, a disease poisoning the planet, is spreading across Thra due to Skeksis meddling. As the Skeksis begin a genocide against the Gelflings in order to prevent a prophecy spelling their downfall from being fulfilled, the matriarchal society of Gelflings organizes to fight back.

CastEdit

Production Edit

Attempts to begin development began as early as 2012, but stagnated until a successfully pitch to Netflix, at which point filming commenced in the United Kingdom. The show carefully mirrors the 1982 The Dark Crystal insofar as the use of physical props and puppets are concerned, even with some backgrounds being handmade matte paintings, while CGI only melds together with the props primarily in long distance shots, to remove wires, and to obscure puppeteers. Roughly 110 puppets, 20 main and 90 secondary, were specially made at the Henson Creature Shop and shipped to the United Kingdom for the series.

Old and modern talent were incorporated into the prequel, with famous actors such as Mark Hamill coming in alongside the legacy Froud family who worked on the original film. Wendy Froud, Brian Froud, and now for the first time their son Toby Froud all take part in the series, handling character design and 3D forms/textures respectively. Even despite an expansive cast, efficiency also increased since 1982 with only two puppeteers required per-puppet, allowing for greater range of motion due to greater maneuverability. Flexibility was further enhanced via the use of robotics embedded within many of the puppets to handle certain head and eye motions remotely, controlled using modified Nintendo Wii controllers.[1]

EpisodesEdit

No. Image Title Air Date
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Age of Resistance
Episode 1 August 30, 2019
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Age of Resistance
Episode 2 August 30, 2019
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Age of Resistance
Episode 3 August 30, 2019
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Age of Resistance
Episode 4 August 30, 2019
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Age of Resistance
Episode 5 August 30, 2019
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Age of Resistance
Episode 6 August 30, 2019
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Age of Resistance
Episode 7 August 30, 2019
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Age of Resistance
Episode 8 August 30, 2019
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Age of Resistance
Episode 9 August 30, 2019
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Age of Resistance
Episode 10 August 30, 2019
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VideosEdit

THE DARK CRYSTAL AGE OF RESISTANCE Official Trailer (2019) Taron Egerton, Netflix Series HD-0

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References Edit

  1. Revisiting the World of Thra in ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ - Animation Magazine

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