The Dark Crystal Prequel Series Coming To Netflix

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  1. HarryCanyon1982

    HarryCanyon1982 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm a fan of the original for 33 years since i was 4 and this new prequel TV series looks like there is heart/passion/effort put into this series just like Blade Runner 2049 and be respectful to the first film and i like the graphic novels and all that too and i have the film on blu-ray, UltraHD BD, and poster with comics, t-shirts, poster, action figure of Skeksil and more.

    I love the use of balance between practical and new effects combined plus passion, love and care for the original looks like a labor of love and a passion project with the right balance, budget and all that just like Blade Runner 2049 of being true to the source materal instead of being a halfassed passionless lazy soulless moneygrab insult to a franchise for the sake of a quick buck like Critters A New Cringe, the sequels after Aliens (which was the last Alien film worth a damn), The Predaturd 2018, Assbusters 2016, Star Wars The Last Straw, Robocop 3/the tv show and miniseries/Robocrap remake, Elm Street remake and all that.
     
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    Hey, I LIKED Alien 3!

    As for the rest, quit acting like a baby.

    Anywho, I'm astounded at the talent they're throwing at this. A couple of Oscar nominees and a genuine Oscar winner?
     
  3. JD

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    Yeah, I was not exaggerating when I said it was best TV casts I have ever seen.
    I'm kind of amazed the money they actually appear to be putting quite a bit of money into this, as much as I love the movie, it's pretty obscure outside of Henson and fantasy fans. Most of the people I've mentioned it to have never even heard of it.
     
  4. Nerys Myk

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    I saw it once in the theater back in the day. Remember very little about it. But I'll give the show a go.
     
  5. HarryCanyon1982

    HarryCanyon1982 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    What about Labyrinth? do you think that's more well known than TDC? and is TDC really a cult movie?
     
  6. JD

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    Labyrinth might be a bit more well known thanks to David Bowie.
     
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    Neither films did as well as expected, and Henson was disappointed with the response to said films even though he was immensely proud of them both.
    The Dark Crystal came out during a very good year for Sci-fi/fantasy/Adventure films in general: 1982.
     
  8. JD

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    1982 was one of the best years for SFF movie ever, most of the ones that came out that year have gone on to be classics.
     
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  9. HarryCanyon1982

    HarryCanyon1982 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Damn right, my birth year was an incredible year for movies eh?

    I mean you had Blade Runner, The Thing, ET, Poltergeist, First Blood, Rocky III, Tron, Star Trek II, Conan The Barbarian, The Dark Crystal, The Secret of NIMH, Flight of Dragons, The Last Unicorn, Creepshow, 48 Hrs, Basket Case, Class of 1984, Q The Winged Serpent, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and more.

    "As a filmmaker, one of my earliest influences was Jim Henson’s masterpiece The Dark Crystal, a movie that brought to life a universe rich in detail and teeming with incredible characters. The creativity in the film was limitless and groundbreaking for that time, restricted only by the special effects tools of its day.

    As I envision Age of Resistance, I am most excited about joining today’s film techniques with the practical visual effects that are such an integral part of The Dark Crystal – the artistry, the craftsmanship, the performances, and of course the puppets! It is a gift and an honor to work alongside the teams at The Jim Henson Company and Netflix, the artists at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, and the Frouds, as we begin this new adventure, diving deeper into the world of Thra and working hard to bring fans all they have hoped for.
    – Louis Leterrier (Executive producer and show developer and director of the series)".

    You heard it here from the director's mouth! it's an actual passion project made by a filmmaker who actually knows what's doing and like Denis villeneuve was to Blade Runner whom he has been a fan of BR all his life and when a sequel was greenlighted, he was passionate about doing the impossible of a sequel no one thought of as he deeply respected the world/ideas/characters of Blade Runner especially Deckard with his amazing sequel.

    That's the thing if your gonna bring back a retro movie or property back, you have to have a fine filmmaker who has passion to do something like this as Louis grew up with the original movie since he was a kid seeing it at the movies when it came out in France in 1983 and he loved it as it was one of the movies that influenced him to make movies along with the classic Star Wars trilogy, Jaws and more.

    It's not something like Ghostbusters which was an obvious corporate cash-in where Paul Feig didn't give a flying damn about the property nor any passion for the franchise and did the movie for the paycheck to fill in his pockets and it was an insulting disaster of a film Assbusters (I refuse to call it Ghostbusters as it was an insult to the franchise that was unfunny and had a horrible script and unlikable characters even the men were all a bunch of wussies/cowards/stuck up assholes and bad jokes and that the movie was ass itself) or that Elm Street remake where Samuel Bayer who had little experience when only doing videos as he did it only for a paycheck and didn't give a damn about the property.

    No, it's nothing like that but that's an important thing is you need to have actual passion for a property to make it work and this new show looks like a winner due to it. this series looks to be made to really honor and expand on the movie rather than just cash in like so many other franchises.i mean it's getting huge buzz, positive responses, big interests,solid cast, huge anticipation from Sci-fi/fantasy fans like myself who want something now that Game of Thrones has ended as it and The Witcher are hugely anticipated netflix fantasy shows even HBO's Watchmen and His Dark Materials. It's getting advertising, merchandise even books and all, it's gonna be a blockbuster series among fans and newcomers/a new generation of fans who are interested in the world of the dark crystal even the history of the world before Jen and Kira came along.

    And once it becomes a huge hit on netflix, i guaranteed it will usher a new age of puppetry and animatronics and practical effects into hollywood and i hear two more seasons are coming. And it looks much better than star Wars episode 9.