Netflix’s The Dark Crystal series unleashes a hilarious and musical gag reel

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

On August 30th of this year, Netflix and The Jim Henson Company unleashed one of the most visually-spellbinding series of the year with THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE. The enchanted and episodic prequel to Henson and Frank Oz's 1982 original film invites fantasy fans to the world of Thra, a magical land that lies on the brink of destruction after the Crystal of Truth is corrupted by a vicious legion of villains known as the Skeksis. While the series goes above and beyond to mask the talents that help bring the world of The Dark Crystal come to life, a new and hilarious blooper reel for the show gives us a fantastic look at many of the behind-the-scenes shenanigans that occur between takes. The above video might shatter a bit of the magic for you, but damn is it ever funny to watch many of the series' characters cut a rug while waiting for the crew to reset their marks. Enjoy!

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Netflix's new TV series, based on the film that helped put 80s fantasy cinema on the map, stars a Murderers' Row of talent, who've all assembled to help bring the world of Jim Henson back for another visually-stunning and technically-marvelous adventure. Leading the voice cast are Taron EgertonAnya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel, as Rian, Brea and Deet, three Gelfling heroes. They will be joined by Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie DormerEddie IzzardTheo JamesToby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-RawMark Strong, and Alicia Vikander as other Gelfling kin.

As for the nightmarish Skeksis: Harvey FiersteinMark HamillRalph InesonJason IsaacsKeegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, and Andy Samberg all provide their voices for the main assembly. Meanwhile, Donna Kimball voices Aughra, with additional characters being voiced by puppeteers from the production, including Alice Dinnean, Louise Gold, Neil Sterenberg and Victor Yerrid as Hup.

THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE is streaming on Netflix right now. It's a wildly imaginative ride that is sure to please fans of '80s fantasy cinema, and serves to introduce young ones to an art from rarely seen in today's movie market. Please go and check it out so that we can get a follow-up to Jim Henson's LABYRINTH. I would like that very much.

Source: Netflix

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.