Guys. Guys. Guys. GUYS! … … guys.
Guys…look, sorry for the brief pop-in; I don’t have time to stay this morning. But, did you see the teaser for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance? I’m…I’m utterly besides myself.
In case you didn’t know (and you probably didn’t since I don’t think I’ve discussed it directly here), I love The Dark Crystal. I could literally write a book about my gushing fandom for it, Jim Henson, and the Muppets generally, but seeing this had me totally psyched! And I’m not one to get psyched about much of anything, let alone something new on Netflix, because some new on Netflix seems to get released every damn week. But this, if it is the resurrection of The Dark Crystal in its original form, complete with the sights and emotions of actual puppetry, without a “C,” G,” or an “I” in sight, then I’m all in.
Many similar ventures to recapture a long lost something have failed miserably. So while the obsessed kid in my is doing cartwheels over the mere thought of spending quality time with Skeksis and Gelfings again (and oh…the music. The! Music!), the adult me remains cautiously optimistic. Giving the care to the source materials that’s evident in the trailer, I can’t imagine that anyone would want to ruin Jim Henson’s legacy with this. But, no one will know until the show is released.
Dear Jim Henson Company and all involved studio executives,
Lord have mercy in heaven on high, please, please, please don’t fuck this up.