Nick Kellington: Spinning with SkekMal
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 […]
Nick Kellington: The Hunter’s First Day
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 […]
From Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas: Bloopers!
Enjoy these outtakes from Emmett Otter’s Jug Band Christmas, posted online December 22, 2016 by Dork Lords. Starring Jerry Nelson as Emmet Otter, Frank Oz as Ma Otter and Dave Goelz as Wendell. Note how the performers stay in character despite the flubs!
Gary Kurtz cracks The Dark Crystal
“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.