Retroist Dark Crystal Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist Dark Crystal Podcast. On today’s show I talk all about the cult film, The Dark Crystal. I begin by talking about how a friend of mine did a dead on impersonation of a character from the Dark Crystal and how it can ruin a friendship. Then I talk about the film. I talk about the plot, the characters the cast, and deep deep mythology. After that I touch on the various books and the video game as well as the potential influence of a very famous film.

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Loved this movie! Didn’t see it in the theater, but caught it a zillion times on HBO

  2. Loved it on HBO for months it was my go-to show everything other day.

  3. One of the first movies I ever saw in a theater, and extremely influential.

  4. @ Doug Absolutely.

    This is just a fantastic movie. It also turned me on to Brian Froud’s artwork which is always amazing.

    I can still remember watching that making of special they had on ABC back in the day. 🙂

  5. I think we should start a petition to get your old friend to do the skeksis imitation once more!

  6. Love this movie. My mother took me with her to see it when I was 4 years old. To this day for some reason she tells me, she thought I was going to be scared for lige. However I watch the movie to this day & it’s even more beautiful on my hdtv.

  7. Oops I meant to say life not ligh… darn virtual android keyboard.. sorry about that.

  8. A 35mm screening of The Dark Crystal is going to be playing free in Austin, TX on July 28, 2012.

    http://drafthouse.com/movies/alamo_kids_club_the_dark_crystal/austin

    Even though The Dark Crystal was one of my brother’s favorite movies — and it ran on HBO non-stop when I was kid — I’ve never seen it. I’m going to rectify that error by taking my wife and kids.

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