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      Season 1 – The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

      2019 Kids & Family Fantasy TRAILER for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance: Season 1 Trailer List
      89% 79 Reviews Tomatometer 94% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and try to save their world. Read More Read Less

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      The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance — Season 1

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      An epic fantasy adventure that will please old and new fans alike, Age of Resistance expertly builds on the lore of The Dark Crystal, crafting compelling new mythos without losing sight of the humanity at the story's heart.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Aug 30, 2019 End. Begin. All the Same. In the land of Thra, a young guard discovers a horrible secret about the Skeksis overlords who control the planet -- and its powerful Crystal of Truth. Details Episode 2 Aired Aug 30, 2019 Nothing Is Simple Anymore As Deet begins her quest, Aughra awakens from a long journey, Rian flees the castle and Brea searches for the meaning of the mysterious symbol. Details Episode 3 Aired Aug 30, 2019 What Was Sundered and Undone Brea struggles with her unsavory new duties; Deet and Hup get a hostile welcome from the Stonewood clan; Rian begs his Maudra for help. Details Episode 4 Aired Aug 30, 2019 The First Thing I Remember Is Fire As Brea races to solve a puzzle in a hidden room beneath the throne, the Chamberlain hatches a plan to catch Rian and win back the Emperor's trust. Details Episode 5 Aired Aug 30, 2019 She Knows All the Secrets A missing Landstrider herd and an unexpected visit from the Skeksis put the All-Maudra on edge; Aughra summons Rian and others to Dream Space. Details Episode 6 Aired Aug 30, 2019 By Gelfling Hand ... Lore breaks out of his chamber to help Brea; when news of Genera's deed spreads, Seladon calls the other Maudras to the Citadel. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 30, 2019 Time to Make ... My Move At the Circle of the Suns, the weary travelers receive an unsettling surprise -- and a lesson in Thra's past; the Emperor recruits a new army. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 30, 2019 Prophets Don't Know Everything As Deet leads Rian on a harrowing journey through the tunnels of Thra, Seladon visits the Castle of the Crystal and sees a new side of the lords. Details Episode 9 Aired Aug 30, 2019 The Crystal Calls Desperate to save one of their own, the Skeksis make a deal with Aughra; Rian and Deet proceed with their search for the Dual Glaive. Details Episode 10 Aired Aug 30, 2019 A Single Piece Was Lost As the Gelfling and the Skeksis ready for a fateful battle, the Scientist starts work on a new secret weapon. Details Next
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      Previous Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times "Age of Resistance" is far more busily and intricately plotted than the original, with many more characters and deeper characterization. Dec 6, 2019 Full Review Jack Seale Guardian This is textbook "Netflix bloat", 10 long episodes that tend not to have any structure of their own and instead dole out small dollops of the main story, with some side roads and distractions along the way. 3/5 Sep 3, 2019 Full Review Judy Berman TIME Magazine The real problem is the pacing; the show spends so much time panning over landscapes and watching puppets hang out that you can start to lose the plot. Sep 3, 2019 Full Review Aaron Phillips But Why Tho? A Geek Community I emphatically adore this show. I urge you to watch it, even if you’ve not seen the original. If you’re a fan of fantasy, character development, and a classic tale of good vs. evil, there is something here for you. Jan 22, 2023 Full Review Rick Marshall Digital Trends It shouldn't work as well it does, but Age of Resistance makes the synergy of computer-generated imagery and practical puppetry feel surprisingly natural. Jul 13, 2021 Full Review Erin Maxwell L.A. Weekly It's as close to real magic as you can get. Aug 3, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Ricki B Awesome prequel! I've watched it 3× just this week. All the work put into it and great minds that made it happen I was not disappointed. Keep the art alive everyone does CGI now and nothing compares to the art of "puppetry". Grew up with the OG and my daughter is named Keira. Live forever 🔮 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/20/23 Full Review Raven M It has the perfect balance of puppetry and cgi as wall as a little bit of Motor controls for the puppets . Eyes and face movements It was written very good it can be Engrossing and adventurous and sad as well give you more background info of this world . The cast was good in their roles I.E the voice actors and the puppeteers and others. It is a shame it was cancelled. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/12/23 Full Review Michael Antony A Mikey's TV Review: The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance (2019) A love letter to fantasy, puppetry and storytelling of the highest order, this prequel to the original 1982 film is a truly magnificent experience. Apart from delightful character performances and a perfect voice cast (including Simon Pegg, Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, Mark Hamill and Donna Kimball) kudos must be given to the entire production. From writing to lighting, costume and creature design (Brian Froud) to visual FX and inspired direction from Louis Leterrier (The Transporter). Netflix and The Jim Henson Company have created an exciting and intelligent family drama series, filled with social commentary and progressive gender role models, without being intrusive, overly preachy, or losing sight of characterization. Moving at a pace that rarely lets up, we journey from vast deserts to moist woodland hues and treacherous mountains to deep caves. All with an attention to world building detail that puts most big screen Blockbusters to shame. Flowers swoon, insects creep and indescribable things flutter and fly... There are plenty of laughs, heartbreak and scares too. Some scenes, particularly those featuring the Skeksis, pushing the (12) rating up to the limit. While there are so many adorable moments, it's hard to stop myself grinning from ear to ear as I think about them. Hup, a Podling, is especially endearing both voiced and puppeted brilliantly by Victor Yerrid. If anything lets it down, it's that some of the deeply weighted, intimate scenes lose a little of their impact due to the limited facial expressions of the muppets - particularly the Gelfling. Although once again it's down to the performances of both the actors, puppeteers and voices that one quickly forgets that these are not actually real! It's also such a shame that something this wonderful and lovingly crafted feels the need to rush through the story to get to the end. Not everything these days has to have a sequel, but I for one would very much welcome a return trip to Thra. Hopefully everyone concerned with this production feels the same. At almost 8 hours it's perfect for binging, but may I suggest savouring it an episode or two per day? However you view it, you simply must see it! Mikey's TV Rating: 5/5* Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/27/23 Full Review Henrik B This was the reason I paid for netflix. Not because I had to - because first time I saw this series I pirated it - but because I wanted to. Holy shit, this is the best thing netflix has produced. It's a travesty that a second season was denied. Bring back the frenchman that directed and filmed, and make a god damn second season! I'll pay... what am I willing to pay? 200 dollars? Whatever, doit! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/19/23 Full Review Eggs O I watch horror movies, yet this series scared me more than any horror movie has. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 08/17/23 Full Review User 5 The puppets look very uncanny. Makes the show unwatchable Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 07/28/23 Full Review Read all reviews Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Louis Leterrier
      Executive Producer
      Lisa Henson, Louis Leterrier, Halle Stanford
      Network
      Netflix
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Aug 30, 2019
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