We may live in an age of CG oversaturation. Not to sound too damn old, but I remember watching an effect in the movies and wondering how it was done. Was it stop-motion? Was it composited? Was it shot one way and then played back in reverse? Did the filmmaker go in and manually scratch up the film for a specific effect? Nowadays, the question is no longer there. With few exceptions, it’s all done with CG. It’s cheaper, it’s easier, and it requires less guesswork.
But that’s not to say the industry doesn’t appreciate the more practical side of things. We’ve seen some filmmakers out there embrace the more tactile kind of special effects, and things don’t get much more practical than puppets. Now, Netflix is getting in the mix with The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a prequel series to the 1982 film The Dark Crystal, which comes from executive producer Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk).
The show will launch on Netflix on August 30, and we have a new batch of images to celebrate.
Here is the synopsis, courtesy of Deadline:
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.”
The show stars Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel as the leads Rian, Break, and Deet. It also features Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Alicia Vikander, Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, and Andy Samberg.
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