The Dark Crystal

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But the big movies studio pushing for streaming by trying too kill off physical media and people just want things in an instant and they don't care about having good picture and sound but go and buy 4K TVs and streaming will never be as good a blue ray/4K uhd disk and then there's this crap https://www.slashfilm.com/digital-movies-purchases/
Yeah, but there's no sign of the collectors' market shrinking at the moment, and specialist labels in the US and UK are doing a sterling job of keeping many titles circulated. Let's face it, Netflix doesn't have anything very much pre-21st Century, and there are still plenty of people who do want that, so it's either go with Amazon Prime or discs (or watch the movie channels on TV). At least with discs you will be able to watch the film or TV show whenever you want. The main problem is that there's only so many films that are released, and good stuff will fall through the cracks.
 

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I love The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth an issue that TDC has which Labyrinth circumvented is that you get major uncanny valley vibes with the Gelflings. They are sufficiently "human" looking to appear dead eyed and mannequin-esque, there's no issue with the Skeksies, Mystics, Poddlings and other weird creatures. Looking at those photos in the above article, we are going to get a load of dead eyed Gelflings.

I hope this is shit and bombs, we cannot have nice things.
 

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I love The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth an issue that TDC has which Labyrinth circumvented is that you get major uncanny valley vibes with the Gelflings. They are sufficiently "human" looking to appear dead eyed and mannequin-esque, there's no issue with the Skeksies, Mystics, Poddlings and other weird creatures. Looking at those photos in the above article, we are going to get a load of dead eyed Gelflings. I hope this is shit and bombs, we cannot have nice things.
So you're saying that Gelflings live in Uncanny Valley with androids? :lolling:
 

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Looks disappointingly CGI for a puppet show. Also Age of Resistance is a terrible subtitle, like something discarded for a Star Wars PlayStation game.
 

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Having read up on this, they say they used puppetry more or less throughout, they just used the CGI to remove the puppeteers. But that's a bit like cheating, one of the charms of the original is its handmade look, not Pipkins or The Sooty Show exactly, but something in that vein. Also, I doubt they're using matte paintings for the backgrounds. Sometimes the little flaws are what make it special and captivating.
 

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I am not exactly holding my breath in anticipation of this one. Having watched the Dark Crystal as a teenager, I found myself supporting the Skekses, as the dead eyed Gelflings with their hackneyed morality hit no chord of moral sympathy in me. I seriously think I enjoyed Fraggle Rock more; I loved the sysiphean lives of the doozers.
 

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I am not exactly holding my breath in anticipation of this one. Having watched the Dark Crystal as a teenager, I found myself supporting the Skekses, as the dead eyed Gelflings with their hackneyed morality hit no chord of moral sympathy in me. I seriously think I enjoyed Fraggle Rock more; I loved the sysiphean lives of the doozers.
Had you watched the Dark Crystal prior to adolesence?

Agree about the doozers being great. I take them to be a parody of humanity, whose stubborn and repetitive efforts are thwarted by the whims of callous gods.
 

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A significant problem with The Dark Crystal is the uncanny valley effect of the Gelflings, as alchopwn pointed out, they are human looking enough to have this effect. It's a good job this new series has loads of them.

NB I love the film, just pointing out a flaw. This series is a bad idea in general, I fear.
 
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