The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a technical and visual masterpiece that quickly immerses you into the world that Jim Henson helped create with a gripping tale and a prescient message about climate change. But if youre finished binge-watching Age of Resistances first season, you dont have to leave Thra just yet.
Along with the entire first season of Age of Resistancewhich dropped on Netflix Aug. 30it also released The Crystal Calls: Making The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a feature-length documentary about what it took to bring the prequel of the beloved 1982 film to life. At 83 minutes, its longer than any of the episodes, but it gets right into the technicalities of the puppetry and creating a world that we were first introduced to nearly 40 years ago.
If you watched Age of Resistance in complete awe over everything from Podling morning routines to puppets performing puppet shows and giant spiders, The Crystal Calls is for you. It gives proper due to the countless people who worked on the series beyond the extensive voice cast and puppeteers, and it shows us just how a series that shouldnt exist on a technical level but doesandworks.
The Crystal Calls is accessible in a couple of different ways. You can search for it directly on Netflix (if it doesnt show up on your landing page) or it should be suggested to you and autoplay after the credits for Age of Resistances season 1 finale roll.
We might have to wait for a while before finding out if Age of Resistance will get a second season, but for now, well know that if it does, the Jim Henson Company will be more than up for the task to make it happen.
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