Behind the scenes of The Dark Crystal, Netflix’s retro puppet extravaganza

0 Posted by - 1st September 2019 - Technology

In the cavernous warehouses of Langley Studios in Slough, Berkshire, a fantastical world takes root. Luscious forests sprout from wooden stages, inhabited by mysterious creatures large and small. The planet Thra is back.

Thirty-seven years after Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s cult puppet film The Dark Crystal was first released, the world they created is returning to screens, this time in the form of a 10-episode Netflix Originals series launching on August 30. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance acts as a prequel to the 1982 feature film, following three peaceful Gelfling creatures as they come up against the evil, vulture-like Skeksis, with the fate of Thra hanging in the balance.

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