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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance 

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Returns to the world of Thra, where three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power, and set out to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
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Prequels, Sequels, and How the New "Dark Crystal" Fits In

Jim Henson's other beloved puppet franchise just returned as a stunningly intricate 10-part prequel. On this IMDbrief, we explore the ever-expanding world of the Dark Crystal.

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Series cast summary:
Neil Sterenberg ...  Rian / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Beccy Henderson ...  Deet / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Nathalie Emmanuel ...  Deet 10 episodes, 2019
Taron Egerton ...  Rian 10 episodes, 2019
Kevin Clash ...  Aughra / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Victor Yerrid ...  Hup / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Warrick Brownlow-Pike ...  The Chamberlain / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Anya Taylor-Joy ...  Brea 10 episodes, 2019
Alice Dinnean ...  Brea / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Dave Chapman ...  The Emperor / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Jason Isaacs ...  The Emperor 10 episodes, 2019
Olly Taylor Olly Taylor ...  The Scientist / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Louise Gold Louise Gold ...  The Gourmand / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Helena Smee ...  Seladon / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Donna Kimball ...  Aughra 10 episodes, 2019
Damian Farrell Damian Farrell ...  Lore / ... 10 episodes, 2019
Katherine Smee Katherine Smee ...  Core 10 episodes, 2019
Isabella Laughland ...  Additional Roles 10 episodes, 2019
Simon Pegg ...  The Chamberlain 9 episodes, 2019
Benedict Wong ...  The General 9 episodes, 2019
Gugu Mbatha-Raw ...  Seladon 9 episodes, 2019
Keegan-Michael Key ...  The Ritual Master 9 episodes, 2019
Mark Hamill ...  The Scientist 9 episodes, 2019
Caitriona Balfe ...  Tavra 9 episodes, 2019
Harris Dickinson ...  Gurjin 8 episodes, 2019
Stewart Clarke Stewart Clarke ...  Additional Roles 8 episodes, 2019
Barbara Drennan ...  Additional Roles 8 episodes, 2019
Sarah Beck Mather ...  Additional Roles 8 episodes, 2019
Omar Malik Omar Malik ...  Additional Roles 8 episodes, 2019
Irfan Shamji Irfan Shamji ...  Additional Roles 8 episodes, 2019
Harvey Fierstein ...  The Gourmand 7 episodes, 2019
Ralph Ineson ...  The Hunter 7 episodes, 2019
Awkwafina ...  The Collector 7 episodes, 2019
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Another world, another time, another age. 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. Written by Johnny

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Release Date:

30 August 2019 (USA) See more »

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UK

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2.20:1
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Trivia

Before Netflix green-lit the show, the executives asked for a proof-of-concept screen test. A scene in which a Gelfling discovered a Podling being drained of it's life essence by the Skeksis Scientist was filmed on the Henson lot in Hollywood. At this time the subtitle of the show was "Age of Rebellion" rather than "Resistance". The Podling and Skeksis were filmed as puppets, but the Gelfling was fully computer generated. The test proved that a fully CG Gelfling would look out of place, but visual effects house DNEG (Double Negative) could be used to enhance the puppet performances with subtle additions such as blinking eyes or a slight smile. The official green light was given in March of 2017. See more »

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Henson would be proud!
30 August 2019 | by wiezeboeSee all my reviews

I've been looking forward to this tv-series for a long time, and the wait was well rewarded. As a big fan of the original 1982 movie I was wondering if the series could live up to my expectations. The short answer is YES, and then some! I have watched the first episode with awe!

The production looks gorgeous, the puppets look very much like the originals, but with much more diversity. The puppeteering has been brought to the next level, as the movements are a bit more realistic. Very well done!

But the most important aspect is of course always the story. In my opinion they have succeeded in making an interesting prequel, slowly progressing toward the situation at the beginning of the movie.

If you like the original movie, you will certainly love this series!


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