Just marathoned the movie and this show over a few days, really glad I think, Dark Crystal is great stuff. I thought the Scientist was pretty interesting. When I saw him in the movie, I assumed all those animals in his lab were test subjects. But in the movie, it turns out they're his pets? I found it kind of surprising that he was got upset when the Emperor tried to kill one of the creatures, since the series established the skeksis are selfish and generally don't care about others, especially a non-skeksis, suffering or dying.
Also, I was watching the making of Dark Crystal and they showed some clips of a 2016 test animation with CGI gelfling and puppet skeksis, is that available in it's entirety anywhere? The Cgi gelfling was kind of hot, they look a little too weird for me in puppet form though.
How do people generally feel about the series? Is there a lot of criticism about it from long time fans of the originals? I only watched the movie recently but I think it's a strong addition.
Also, why didn't they gelfling try to capture/kill the skeksis when they retreated in the finale? Did they figure they'd just shrivel up and die in the castle since they couldn't get any more essence? Do you guys think the series will end with some of the gelfling hiding underground or sailing away from the seas so they can return post mystic/skeksis reunification so Kira's and Jen's kids don't have to turn to inbreeding to repopular the gelfling race?>>109994271>Skeksis (Unisex/Herm)
I think Skeksis are male and female, just asexual and infertile due to being "unnatural" creatures.