Many fans of The Dark Crystal visited the world of Thra for a weekend on Labor Day in Netflix's new series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance . Although the series is a precursor to the Jim Henson movie of 1982, some of the characters can be seen in both the movie and the TV show. Even new Gelfling characters carry the spirit of the films Jen and Kira.
Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Executive Producers Jeff Addiss and Javier Grillo-Marxuach spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet about the show in Los Angeles. Addiss is also co-creator of the series with Will Matthews. They explained their new attitude to some classic Dark Crystal characters. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is now streamed to Netflix.
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since The Dark Crystal has not lost an Eye: Age of Resistance is a prequel, with some of the characters that cover both the movie and the show being younger. In SkekTek's case, this means that he has not suffered any serious injury yet.
"We went to the [Jim Henson] Creature Shop, one of our first meetings, and they modeled SkekTek," said Grillo-Marxuach. "Someone said," Hey, he should have a mechanical eye. "And they said," Well, we will add that later. "We have a narrative need to be fulfilled here."
Age of Resistance had to explain how SkekTek came to a mechanical eye.
Grillo-Marxuach said, "So we went to the creature shop and saw what they were doing and often they informed what we were doing."
& # The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance gives the skepticism more individual personalities
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance had 10 hours to explore the personalities of Skeksis who were not defined in the film.
"The Skeksis are on a grand scale The same as in the original film, since 18 UrSkeks came from the sky and then split into the skepticism and the mystics, "said Grillo-Marxuach. "The challenge in writing the skepticism was to give them different personalities and desires within their own power structure so that we could actually write intrigue scenes between the skeksis."
Dark Crystal fans have seen Rian before
] Rian is one of the Gelfling heroes in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance . He was not in the movie, but the stubborn fans of The Dark Crystal have probably seen him in other offshoots.
"Some of these characters, like Rian, came from the YA novel and even before that came from an animated version of the show," Addiss said. "Then we optimized that character."
The Grunaks are brand new in "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance"
Addis, Matthews and Grillo-Marxuach have invented several new species in the world of Thra.
"We created all the cloth of the Grunaks because we had the idea that they would have their mouths sewn shut," Addiss said. "So we needed something new."
Grillo-Marxuach added, "Basically, our philosophy has been domesticated by skepsis for every task that needs to be performed on Thra to do this." The show is full of life in every corner, for there is a single application a creature. "
Aughra had to be kept in the dark in" Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance "
Aughra was also in the film, but since Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance playing in the past, she could not learn anything that contradicted her actions in the film.
"How do you keep them, without the power overwhelming them," said Grillo-Marxuach. "Aughra was one of the more interesting characters in terms of the way Si Create a dramatic narrative if you have such a powerful figure. "