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"Another World, Another Time... In the Age of Wonder. A thousand years ago, this land was green and good, until the Crystal cracked. For a single piece was lost; a shard of the Crystal. Then strife began, and two new races appeared: the cruel Skeksis... the gentle Mystics."

"Another World, Another Time... In the Age of Wonder. A thousand years ago, this land was green and good, until the Crystal cracked. For a single piece was lost; a shard of the Crystal. Then strife began, and two new races appeared: the cruel Skeksis... the gentle Mystics."

The Dark Crystal is a 1982 British and American fantasy film directed by puppeteers Jim Henson and Frank Oz, creators of The Muppet Show. Although still marketed as a family film, it was notably darker than previous material created by them. Characters for which they are famous do not appear, but some of the same performers are used. The animatronics used in the film were considered groundbreaking. The primary concept artist was the fantasy illustrator Brian Froud, famous for his distinctive faerie and dwarf designs.


Posting Prophecy (Rules)

  1. Be civil. We don't censor topics or opinions. We don't need to be friends. But we would like all participants to be civil, use their commen sense and show some common decency.

  2. All posts must be clearly related to "The Dark Crystal"

  3. No major "Age of Resistance" title spoilers! Put [SPOILER] in the title of your submission if it contains any spoilers.

Comment spoilers can be posted using the following formatting:

\[Jen was played by Jim Henson](/spoiler)

Which in turn will show up in your post like this:

Jen was played by Jim Henson

Posts containing spoilers without using the above method (except in clearly labelled threads) should be reported.


FAQ

Answers to the most commonly asked post


Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

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Fizzgig is nightmare fuel!

I just saw a photo of Fizzgig recently (I haven't seen the Dark Crystal in probably 20 years). Fizzgig was my favorite character as a kid, and when I saw this photo I suddenly noticed it's got teeth in the back of its throat! It's got a mouth in its mouth!

https://preview.redd.it/lywhfpnqm5ic1.png?width=640&format=png&auto=webp&s=a1ec6904b06bb3930e470afd09c18a2f64390ff4

4 Comments
2024/02/12
13:14 UTC

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If your Empire "turns to dust" in front of you, blame the Gelfling!

2 Comments
2024/02/12
13:03 UTC

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When Gelflings realize how short they are (art made by thanatasia)

13 Comments
2024/02/07
23:46 UTC

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SkekSo in the afterlife

2 Comments
2024/02/07
01:28 UTC

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Looking for a title to a Dark Crystal sequel

I remember many many many years ago seeing a title for a planned dark crystal sequel called Dark Crystal and the Child of Fire

I know I did but trying to find anything about it online is making me think I’m crazy.

I assume it’s the same plot as power of the dark crystal but it didn’t have that title.

Am I just crazy? Or is there evidence anywhere that this title existed

4 Comments
2024/02/03
21:20 UTC

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Are there any clear pics of SkekTek's mechanical arm? Most photos are blurry and in the movie he's almost always positioned with it facing away from the camera

0 Comments
2024/02/01
23:28 UTC

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Podling Conlang (Fan-based)

Is anyone interested in making/learning a fan-based Podling conlang? I know there's a fandom page of phrases from the series and movie ( https://darkcrystal.fandom.com/wiki/Podling_language ), and I know J.M. Lee said himself that: "...I definitely didn't go out of my way to create a 2,000 word lexicon for words that no one is ever gonna say." ( https://www.syfy.com/syfy-wire/one-fans-journey-from-dark-crystal-lover-to-creating-the-podling-language ) but I love the show and I feel like there is potential to speak Podling just for fun.

Main goals for Podling Conlang would be:

  • Potentially consulting with J.M. for continuity's sake
  • Creating a channel or group to collaborate on and post about the conlang's development
  • Increased vocabulary (google docs file)
  • Have it loosely based on the J.M.'s Serbo-Croatian roots from the show
  • (Optional) Adopt a Gelfling-esque writing system since podlings don't have a writing system

idk, if no one's interested makes no difference to me

zodzenpo!

1 Comment
2024/01/28
02:38 UTC

109

gift card well spent

64 Comments
2024/01/27
03:00 UTC

6

Best female lead in the franchise

2 Comments
2024/01/24
19:58 UTC

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Weird take, but I’m watching AOR and I fully believe that Hup would be a huge Superman fanboy.

9 Comments
2024/01/24
00:28 UTC

0

Best hero of the franchise

7 Comments
2024/01/23
11:54 UTC

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What's the age difference between Brea and her sisters?

Like, were the three born together with some minutes of difference? Or is Brea like 18 years old while Tavra is 20 and Seladon is around 25?

17 Comments
2024/01/23
11:45 UTC

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Dark crystal bestiary book I got from Amazon today

8 Comments
2024/01/21
15:11 UTC

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Dark Crystal RPG - is anyone actually playing it ?

I got the Dark Crystal rpg from river horse recently and I’m having trouble finding anyone who is trying to run it.

The game is really enticing, looks like an open world through all of Skarith. However it also looks like it has not really been playtested and has some major design flaws that make it difficult to run out of the box.

I was looking for a community online to discuss how people run it, talk about the plot points, plots holes, and stuff, but I couldn’t find it.

Is anyone here playing it or planning to do so ? Is there a place on reddit or somewhere else on the internet where we could discuss it ? Or am i the last of the gelflings… I mean Dark Crystal GM ?

16 Comments
2024/01/19
07:11 UTC

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The Dark Crystal - Digital Trailer | 4K | Shout! Studios

6 Comments
2024/01/18
15:09 UTC

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How big is Skarith?

Hello everyone. I’ve just thought about this, what would be the extension of Skarith? Thinking of the original film and AoR, gelflings do travel to different places in 1 or 2 days so far (maybe the original film would be more realistic than the series, bc it doesn’t show for how long Jen travels to the forest, or how long does it take to the castle from the gelfling’s ruins), and I think that so different places and races should not be supposed to be that near from each other to develop different races and weather. My own country has many different weather patterns, and it’s still a vast region. I haven’t read the novels tho. Thanks!

2 Comments
2024/01/18
05:26 UTC

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Local record shop find this weekend.

Went to my local record shop for their quarterly VIP sale and found this in the scratch and dent section for $16. I had trouble finding info on it at first but I think it is an original pressing from 1982. On initial play it sounds perfect. Can't believe my luck finding this.

9 Comments
2024/01/16
17:28 UTC

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I watched the original Dark Crystal sooo many times

I burned out multiple vhs tapes as a kid watching this movie. I saw it at the movies. I used to wish i could find a girl like kira forever, i wished for a part 2...but the best i got was a super good serious that got cut after 1 season....n no kira......damn. i love that movie

20 Comments
2024/01/15
07:49 UTC

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Did anyone really not like the whole firelings thing?

I read the whole newer arc where they introduced the firelings and read all that stuff and there was actually a lot I liked about some of the things they did in those stories however I really feel like for one: fire elementals do not feel dark crystal to me at all. Everything is very loosely magical and mystical and earthy kind of mystic magic and less so direct spells and shooting fire kinda magic. For second, I feel like the firelings are just the grottans but, like, on fire? A very similar kinda thing, they went underground everyone forgot about them, they adapted to living down in there new environment etc. I dunno I personally liked a lot of what was done in the story surrounding it but let me know what you think. Personally I'd retcom the firelings if I could.

Sidenote: I recently read the age of resistance graphic novels and the whole mondo levidian thing, what an awesome story. Just way too much fun really loved seeing that fleshed out, boblings are so much fun I'd love more of them.

8 Comments
2024/01/15
05:46 UTC

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Who is the new All Maudra?

I'm working on the Adventure Game book, and I swear I saw something about Seladon not being the All Maudra since she joined the Resistance. In the book, it says that the players must join the Vapran Maudra, but I checked again and again and there's absolutely no mention of who she could be.

Since they showed a way of "replacing" the Maudra in the Stonewood part, I thought it would've been the same here. I'm considering putting a totally random and new character as the All Maudra since I can't find it, but it's really frustrating because I swear I read somewhere that someone else was in control of Ha'rar.

9 Comments
2024/01/10
20:24 UTC

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Dark Crystal theories?

Just wondering if the community at large had any theories to share on the tdc universe as a whole.

71 Comments
2024/01/10
00:42 UTC

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who’s! that! skeksis!

i received this in the mail as part of my boom studios comic set order but i have no idea who this skeksis is! the set was gifted to me so i don’t know the details of what was ordered and the person who ordered it can’t seem to find the answer either. i’m assuming this skeksis is in the comics but i haven’t chipped my way through all of them yet so i don’t recognise them </3

tia!!

8 Comments
2024/01/08
21:36 UTC

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Discord server ?

Hello ! I'm planning to create a discord server for fans of the Dark Crystal franchise. I know that some servers had been created but I can't find any trace of them anywhere, and as some people are asking for servers, I'm going for it!

It would essentially be a community server, but why not make it a roleplay server as well (or just one or the other ??).

I'd like to know if anyone's interested, and what you'd like to see in it, as well as maybe any advice etc...

Have a great day ✨

9 Comments
2024/01/08
00:16 UTC

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PORTALS + The Dark Crystal AoR

0 Comments
2024/01/07
04:57 UTC

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Shout! Studios has landed the rights to the Dark Crystal via Deadline

52 Comments
2024/01/04
20:45 UTC

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