Technology has come a long way in the decades since The Dark Crystal film hit theaters. Puppets are no longer the main way to bring fantastical creatures to life, and for a while, it seemed like that era was officially over. While we haven’t seen a grand return to the style (yet), The Jim Henson Company has been working hard to give new life to the aforementioned old brand. The result is the Netflix original series, The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance.
Thus far, we’ve only had some images and some behind-the-scenes content on the show itself, and today, we finally have a chance to take a look at the living, breathing world they’re bringing to life…and it is GORGEOUS. Seriously, their blend of CG and practical works well, giving the environments almost a matte painting feel to them, which I’m all for.
The only downside? The Gelflings still look creepy as hell. Technology may have improved leaps and bounds over the past 35-plus years, but that hasn’t helped make some of these puppets rise up beyond the uncanny valley. More than anything, this made me hungry for the worlds to once again be handcrafted like this, but with human actors.
Either way, I need a new fantasy show to watch, and this looks like it’ll fit the bill nicely. What about you? Do you like how The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance looks? Let us know down below!
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