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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

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Netflix is developing a prequel series to Jim Henson's 1982 fantasy film, The Dark Crystal. Titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, this 10-episode prequel series takes place many years before the film and follows the story of three Gelfling who, after discovering the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, set out on a journey to save the world of Thra. The show will feature creatures created by Brian Froud, the original film's creature designer, and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.

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...That looks wonderful, but it seems a little pointless to have a prequel to a movie which concluded the franchise. Whatever the Gelflings intend to do, we know they will not dethrone the Skeksis, and we also know there's just two Gelflings left in the world by the time of the movie. And they weren't raised by their own kind.

I dunno, man.

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1 hour ago, Salkafar said:

...That looks wonderful, but it seems a little pointless to have a prequel to a movie which concluded the franchise. Whatever the Gelflings intend to do, we know they will not dethrone the Skeksis, and we also know there's just two Gelflings left in the world by the time of the movie. And they weren't raised by their own kind.

I dunno, man.

This is very true, it's the real problem all prequales must get passed. Can they make us care about a story despite the fact we know the protagonists will fail? As always we will see.

In the Dark Crystals defence, it has a good shot. Despite being just one film, there is a ton of history to it. Most of which is barely hinted at. The story of the film feels like the last chapter to a tale we barely know. There has already been a prequel comic series as well as a manga one. From what I can't tell this series will not interfere with their narratives. Also I found out that the scripted for the cancelled Dark Crystal 2 film will be turned into a comic later this year.

so if they do a good job it will feel more like just looking into a part of the story we had not seen yet rather then a pointless narrative.

 

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I’ve generally done my best to keep away from spoilers but I had share this info. So it turns out that in the series we will get to see some new members of the Skeksis.

SkekMal the Hunter

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He considered himself a sportsman, though in truth he was a brutal killer, feared even by his own kind for his wild nature. He captured his prey through all manner of traps, and bore a scar across his face, which he concealed with a 'spirit-like' mask. He was very fast, having the ability to dodge arrows and disappear into the trees. Few gelfling knew about him, as he typically ate his prey, though his feats did become the source of fearsome legend. His counterpart is UrVa the Archer.

SkekLach the Collector

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Originally the Tithe Master, he became the Collector when the Skeksis began hunting gelflings for there essence. He is a master tactician with his eye on the throne. His counterpart is UrSen the Monk

 

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