I have a confession to make: I’ve never seen The Dark Crystal. WHAAAT? Heresy! Heresy! I know! I’ve never seen Labyrinth either. INSANITY! How did I make it through the ’80s without these pop culture touchstones? I couldn’t tell you. I guess I was very busy. Anyway, both movies seem VERY IMPORTANT to most of my Gen Y and Millennial friends, and I feel I’d understand a whole subset of drag better if I ever sat down and watched them.
Which brings me to today’s big news: Netflix has a new series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance which premieres in August. And it looks amazing.
In this prequel to the fantasy classic, three young Gelfling inspire a rebellion against the cruel Emperor when they discover a horrifying secret.
Gizmodo explains a bit more:
Gelflings Rian (Taron Egerton), Deet (Nathalie Emmanuel), and Brea (Anya Taylor-Joy) navigate a Thra still under the sinister clutches of the villainous Skeksis. With the Crystal of Truth still under the avian creatures control as they corrupt the world around them, the young heroes have to become the spark that will light a fire of rebellion across the land.
Commenters, btw, are going bananas over the use of actual muppets instead of CGI, and something about hearing the Chamberlain’s whimper.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance hits Netflix August 30.
“When single shines the triple sun, what was sundered and undone, shall be whole, the two made one, by gelfling hand or else by none.”
(Whatever that means– it sounds important)