"Another World, another Time...in the Age of Wonder.
The Skeksis, in the Sacred Chamber, Around The Dark Crystal A thousand years ago this land was green and good, until the Crystal cracked. A single piece was lost...a shard of the Crystal. Then strife began, and two new races appeared: the cruel Skeksis, the gentle Mystics. Here in the castle of the Crystal, the Skeksis took control. Now the Skeksis gather in the sacred chamber, where the Crystal hangs above a shaft of air and fire. The Skeksis with their hard and twisted bodies, their harsh and twisted wills. For a thousand years, they have ruled. Yet now, there are only ten. A dying race, ruled by a dying emperor, imprisoned within themselves, in a dying land. Today, once more, they gather at that Crystal as the first sun climbs to its peak. For this is the way of the Skeksis. As they ravage the land, so too they learn to draw new life from the sun. Today once more they will replenish themselves, cheat death again, through the power of their source, their treasure, their fate:

The Dark Crystal

Ah, The Dark Crystal. One of my most favorite films, and most certainly one of Jim Henson's finest. It was the first movie ever made without any human actors (excluding cheesy distance shots), and yet it still today manages to convey so many human emotions. Hope, fear, desire; it manages to broaden and deepen the human experience without even mentioning our planet or our species. I was two the first time I saw it (I had a bootleg of a library copy), and though I watched it dozens of times as a toddler, I didn't see it again until high school. When I again saw it as a freshman, however, the soundtrack still resonated within me (a great score by Trevor Jones), and many of the characters still stirred memories. I'm probably scarred somehow. ^_^
Anyway, you can read more about it at the Internet Movie Database, or even better, watch it (or even even better, buy it on DVD or VHS from Amazon.com).
This page doesn't have much content other than some pics I took with my Snappy and a few images stolen from other webpages (plus the odd sound clip), but if you're inspired to see the movie, I've done my job.
--Courtney, a devoted Dark Crystal follower, who watched it every morning from the age of two to the age of five, even if it is a movie and not a tv series

Here's a nice pic of Jen This is one of the Mystics
This is Aughra's hand, holding up Aughra's eye Aughra carrying the box of shards to Jen

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Some pics that I am not responsible for:

And a sound clip or two so you can hear just how much Aughra sounds like Mrs. Markey:

And no Dark Crystal page would be complete without...
The Prophecy
When single shines the triple sun,
What was sundered and undone
Shall be whole, the two made one,

By Gelfling hand, or else by none.

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