|Jim Henson Director||previously directed The Great Muppet Caper|
|Frank Oz Director|
|Gary Kurtz Director|
The Dark Crystal is a 1982 fantasy film from renowned puppeteers Jim Henson and Frank Oz, both of whom provided their voices. It's notable as the first film from Jim Henson Productions (best known at that point for The Muppet Show) and for being considerably darker than his previous material.
Frank Oz did not just produce the film, but also did the voice of a major character in the film. This is not unusual however as this is the man who does the voice of Yoda (Star Wars) and Grover (Sesame Street) among other well known characters in popular culture.6 More Trivia
Now, ask what the Great Conjunction is, what's the Great Conjunction?
What's the Great Conjunction? You tell me!
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THE GREAT CONJUNCTION IS THE END OF THE WORLD! Or the beginning. Hm!
|Jim Henson||Jen, A Gelfling (performer)|
|Kiran Shah||Jen, A Gelfling (performer)|
|Stephen Garlick||Jen, A Gelfling (voice)|
|Kathryn Mullen||Kira, A Gelfling (performer)|
|Lisa Maxwell||Kira, A Gelflint (voice)|
|Frank Oz||Aughra - A Keeper Of Secrets (performer)|
|Billie Whitelaw||Aughra - A Keeper Of Secrets (voice)|
|Dave Goelz||Fizzgig, A Friendly Monster (performer), SkekUng (performer)|
|Percy Edwards||Fizzgig, A Friendly Monster (voice)|
|Steve Whitmire||SkekTek (performer)|
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The prologue at the beginning of the film states "another world, another time... in the age of wonder". The setting is the world of Thra, and every one thousand years there is a Great Conjunction of the planets three suns. A race of beings known as the urSkeks cracked the Crystal of Truth during a moment of rage, and were split into two diametrically opposed races. They became the gentle beings known as the Uru, or Mystics, and the tyrannical beings known as Skeksis. Also at moment the Crystal of Truth was damaged it became the Dark Crystal. The Skeksis then drove the Mystics from the castle where the cracked crystal resides and began hunting down a race known as Gelflings who were said to be the only ones who could heal the crystal and return harmony to the world of Thra. Prior to the next Great Conjunction, one of the last Gelfling, named Jen, sets out on a quest to heal the Dark Crystal.
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