Return to another world, another time in the world of Thra on this enchanting episode of the Popzara Podcast as Skeksis Nathan Evans talks with his Mystic counterpart, Kevin from YouTube’s StoryDive, about the welcome return to Jim Henson’s pioneering all-puppet fantasy classic in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
Kevin’s already talked a little about the series already, but for the rest of us all ten episodes premiered August 30th on Netflix, meaning you’re able to “dive” right into what’s possibly the most ambitious and visually impressive television productions of all-time. Wait…is Netflix even considered television? Who cares! It’s more Dark Crystal, an idea most thought impossible years ago.
A prequel series to Jim Henson’s original 1982 film, Age of Resistance explores the world of Thra before it became the dystopic hellhole so beloved by millions of muppet fans around the world. Follow a ragtag group of Gelflings as they uncover an insidious plot by the devious Skeksis that threatens to completely upend not just the natural balance of their world, but also face unappetizing “squeezing” of their essence to help the Skeksis live forever.
Does Age of Resistance live up to the unparalleled imagination on display of the original Dark Crystal film? As a pure fantasy epic, that’s an unqualified yes! If you’re looking for even more gross, disgusting Skeksis action…well, you might not be ready for the level of Skeksis sleaze on display here. Trust us – your kids are gonna love it.
Was director Louis Leterrier (Transporter, Clash of the Titans) the right choice to lead an all-star cast of famous voices and muppet mastery in bringing Jim Henson’s original vision back to screens? Will the success of this new Dark Crystal lead to more modern revivals of classic Jim Henson storytelling, specifically the David Bowie (and Bowie’s unmissable codpiece) led Labyrinth? Did you know Kevin could sing just like David Bowie? You will– so crank up the volume for a little “dance magic” delight!
An original, mature puppet fantasy with amazing acting and production values in 2019? The Great Conjunction is real in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Be warned: there be spoilers throughout, so if you haven’t yet watched the series…try to “resist” listening until you do.