The world of Thra came to the Hilton in Universal City, California the weekend of November 12-13. It was the Great Con-junction, sponsored by Thames Con, with participation by The Jim Henson Company, in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Dark Crystal. Opportunities for photos with the cast and crew abounded, from both the […]
February 8, 2020. At the Great Con-Junction, the first official Dark Crystal convention, Hup the Podling has a word for fans, courtesy of James Reedie and The Crystal Shard fan group: https://www.facebook.com/james.reedie/videos/10162830357615591/?t=0 Me and my boy hup 😍 Posted by James Reedie on Saturday, February 8, 2020 Hup performed by Victor Yerrid.
On Twitter, creature performer Nick Kellington disclosed several behind-the-scenes details about his character, SkekMal the Hunter, from The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. October 30, 2019: “4 BTS facts courtesy of Mechanical Designer, Ady Parish: My SkekMal head was built in about 3 weeks. It only used 9 servos to power the face Was programmed […]
On September 9, 2019, creature performer Nick Kellington tweeted on Twitter about performing in the climactic battle in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. With his kind permission, I share his story here: “In sequence shown in this gif, director Louis Leterrier asked me to sprint as fast as I could across the full length […]
Nick Kellington, creature performer on The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance, plied his skills as the body operator for the Skeksis Hunter, SkekMal. On September 18 on Twitter, he shared what it was like on his first day on the set of the Castle Throne room: “The day we filmed the scenes featured in […]
Beware all you Gelflings and malcontents of Thra! Defy the Skeksis, Lords of the Crystal, and they will sic SkekMal on you. Yes, SkekMal, the terrifying Hunter in The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. You wouldn’t want to end up as one of his trophies. Though, despite all SkekMal’s tracking skills and blade-slashing and nasty […]
“Alan Smithee” has uploaded a video of Gary Kurtz discussing his involvement in Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal, including an attempt to have the Skeksis speaking a totally alien language, the proposed prequel, and the use of practical effects vs. CG effects. Uploaded December 4, 2014.
It was a special event announced on Facebook. It was a celebration of a show that stretched the bounds of science-fiction television. On Friday, October 18, 2013, some of the cast and crew of Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future came to Blast from the Past, a science fiction collectibles store in Burbank, […]