Jim Henson's Dark Crystal is a classic to many -- and with Netflix's recent announcement that they're bringing the world of Thra back to life, it's interesting to look back at the groundbreaking work that went into the 1982 movie. A new book promises to do just that, and we have an exclusive look inside.
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Video: The last time we heard anything about a prequel to Jim Henson's fantasy classic The Dark Crystal, it was in book form, not in Netflix original series form. But that has changed today, with the announcement of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It will run 10 episodes and yes, there will be puppets.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Making aliens look cute is a tricky thing to get right in kids' entertainment. Make them too weird-looking, and you could freak out your audience. Make them too adorable, and you run the risk of them looking more like plush toys than creatures from another planet. And then sometimes you make them look cute... but forget to prevent them from acting like hideous, depraved monsters.