Many fans of The Dark Crystal spent the Labor Day weekend browsing the world of Tra in the new Netflix series The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance . Although the series is a prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson movie, some of the characters are in both the movie and the television show. Even the new Gelfling characters bring the spirit of Jen and Kira to the movie.
Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance executive producers Jeff Addiss and Javier Grillo-Marxuach spoke with the Showbiz Cheat Sheet in Los Angeles about the show. Addis also co-created the series with Will Matthews. They explained their new take on some classic characters Dark Crystal . The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance is now running on Netflix.
Skektek hasn't lost his eye yet in "Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance"
by Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a pretext, some of the characters covering both the movie and the show is younger. In the case of SkekTek, this means that he has not yet suffered a certain injury.
"We went into the creature shop [Jim Henson] one of our first meetings there, and they sculpted SkekTek," said Grillo-Marxuh. "Someone said, 'Hey, he has to have a mechanical eye. "And they said, 'Well, we'll add that later,' and we said, 'Wait a minute. We need a story here that needs to be satisfied. “
Age of Resistance should explain how SkekTek ended up with a mechanical eye.
"This has become the narrative and has become the narrative means by which we begin the story of the Scientist," said Grillo-Marxuh. "So we would go to the creature store and we would see what they were doing and many times what they were doing was informing what we were going to do." of History, The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance must examine the personality of the individual Saxis not defined in the film.
"The Saxons are pretty much the same as the original movie because 18 UrSkeks came from heaven and then split into Skeksis and Mystic," explained Grillo-Marxuh. "The challenge to write Skeksis was to give them personalities that were different and to give them desires within their own power structure so that we could actually write scenes of intrigue between Skeksis."
Fans of "Dark Crystal "was seen by Rian before  Rian is one of Gelfling's characters in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance . He is not in the movie, but the dying solid fans of Dark Crystal may have seen him in other spins.
"Some of these characters, like Rhian, are from YA's novel and even came from an animated version of the show before," Addis said. "We tweaked this character then."
The grunts are entirely new to "The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance"
Addis, Mathews, and Grillo-Marxuh invent some new species in the world of Tra.
"We created the whole canvas of Grunaks because we had the idea that they would close their mouths," Addis said. "So we needed something new."
Grillo-Marxuh added: "In principle, our philosophy has become for every task that Tra has to be accomplished, some creature was tamed by the Saxons to do so. So the show just boils over from life in every corner because there is a creature for every application. "
Augra was supposed to be kept in the dark in" The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance "
Augra was in the movie too, but since The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance happens in the past, it couldn't learn anything that contradicted her actions in the movie.
"How to keep it without the power to overcome everything," said Grillo-Marxuh. "So Aughra was one of the more interesting characters in how you create a story that is dramatic when you have a character that is so powerful."