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JHC planning Dark Crystal sequel

Discussion in 'Fantasy Worlds' started by beaker, May 13, 2005.


Should JHC make a sequel to the Dark Crystal?

Poll closed May 15, 2006.
  1. Yes, take advantage of the new technology

    43 vote(s)
  2. No, don't mess with the magic of the original

    23 vote(s)

  1. Lazarus

    Lazarus Member

    I still would go see it, but I wish they would just stick to old fashioned sets and puppets rather the CG.
  2. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Well-Known Member

    Im desperate to find out more about this film. Can anyone tell me were I can see what the characters look like ?
  3. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Well-Known Member

    the movie is going to be set hundreds of years after the first? Either gelflings live longer than i thought or jen and keira(sorry if i missplelled that) are dead:confused: :crazy: :crazy:
  4. Laszlo

    Laszlo Well-Known Member

    Gelflings live several hundred years. Jen & Kira are old now.
  5. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Well-Known Member

    Can anyone explain why Jen has a patch of blue skin on his forehead? Is it some sort of birth mark or a scar?
  6. LadyVader

    LadyVader Well-Known Member


    :confused: When did disney get the TDC there not muppets???:confused:
  7. Laszlo

    Laszlo Well-Known Member

    This was Frouds design. Originally Jen was completely blue.
  8. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Well-Known Member

    Okay, thanks for explaining:crazy: :crazy: :crazy:
  9. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Well-Known Member

    I had this weird dream last night that I was watching "The Power of the Dark Crystal". I regret that I don't remember much except that Jen had a son named Heerrong or somthing like that. Weird huh?
  10. Mystic Master

    Mystic Master Well-Known Member

    Its hard to imagine a DC movie without characters like the Mystics, and others from the original movie, I guess its one of those wait-and-see films. If the movie contained both puppets and CGI (Star Wars quality) I think it would turn out nicely. I would also like some action figures from the movie, and hopefully a "flashback" series of figures from the original DC as well...
  11. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Heerrong? As in "at first I thought we would cast him, but it turns out heerrong for the part."

  12. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Well-Known Member

    Like I said it was just a dream and you never know what weird stuff you dream.:confused: :crazy:
  13. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I had a doozy of a dream last night. I wish it had been about The Dark Crystal!
  14. nickmetroid

    nickmetroid Member

    Well I'm sort of 50/50 on what to choose on the poll. I want to see a sequel but keep it to puppets/animatronics and not do it in CGI (except maybe for certain special effects) as I think modernising it will just ruin the experience.
  15. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Well-Known Member

    Please Will Some One Post A Link To Dark Crystal 2 Pictures !?!?
  16. Lazarus

    Lazarus Member

    None exisit so far...except for the picture of Queen Kira. You can find it on Mr.Froud's website.
  17. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Well-Known Member

    Once again I think I'm going to cry:cry: :cry: :crazy:
  18. quixotic

    quixotic Active Member

    yes another year, if not longer, is a huge time to wait for this. In fact a part of me wants it to be longer becasue I want them to take their time and make it perfect, or whatever it turns out to be.

    Im sad that they cant produce somthing original, but I want to keep an open mind at the same time, becasue the world created by Froud held so much potential and depth. There is danger of spoiling the first film I know, and I must admit, sounding rather annoyed fan-like at the same time, Im scared about the cgi content. If its anything like Mirrormaask's use of technology for backgrounds, I think I seriously might cry. I liked that movie, it was like a picture coming to life, so I didnt mind the 'drawing' feeling the backgrounds created and infact they rather worked with the story, but sometimes the characters just feel like they are floating around on blue/green screen, and its hard to not see through that when you are not a young kid watching it.

    Maybe its telling me that I sadly need to get a taste for films suited towrards older audiences, or maybe these people should just realize the beauty and art in set building! Is that so 'old-fashioned' of me? Im mean the sets in DC and Labyrinth still look fantastic to this day in my opinoion. Using entirely cgi backgrounds means that PODC will age in ten years time, it will look dated regardless. I know that DC and Labyrinth look alittle dated, but not so much as if they had done everything with the digital tehnology available to them in the eighties. Even old animation made using stop-motion ages better than pure cgi in my opinion as its physically there.

    Im going to rant again now, but Im sick of people telling me that we should move with the times. What happens to all those people who come out of set design degrees each year, where do they go? Are their talents considered pre-historic now, or what? Okay, okay, so cgi allows things to not be limited as to what one person can physcially create, but come on, I dont buy all of this 'oh look what we can do now, that we couldnt have done before'. In a way these old films are far more imaginative, becasue they push thier skills to the limit using digital hand-in-hand with animatronics etc, and pull out wonderful ideas. If you look at the drift between the eighties and nineties when things were changing, and the film Willow introduced the morphe (spelling?) that used the skills of animatronics with cgi work it was magic. Im yet to be convinced Im afraid!

    It simply frustrates me thats all.
  19. crazed gonzo fa

    crazed gonzo fa Well-Known Member

    I couldn't agree more. It certainly is not old fashioned to like built sets. The way I see it, a movie should use as little computer effects as possible. I think it's hard to enjoy a movie that has bad special effects.
  20. quixotic

    quixotic Active Member

    Thanks for agreeing I think many people have the same opinion, I stand firm in forcing myself to remain optimistic though, I at least want to walk into the cinema, with an open mind. Im just hoping it wont disappoint!

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